MacGyver

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MacGyver, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver, who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives.
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Lucas TillGeorge EadsSandrine Holt
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DramaAdventureAction
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English [CC]
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English
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  1. 1. The Rising
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    September 22, 2016
    43min
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    Angus "Mac" MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Jack Dalton (George Eads), special agents for the Department of External Services (DXS), join forces to recover a missing bioweapon that has the ability to destroy hundreds of thousands of people with one single drop. Sandrine Holt, Justin Hires and Tristin Mays also star.
  2. 2. Metal Saw
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    September 29, 2016
    43min
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    MacGyver and the team attempt to rescue Sarah (Amy Acker), Jack’s former CIA partner/ex-girlfriend who went missing in Venezuela after she obtained evidence to take down an international arms dealer.
  3. 3. Awl
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    October 6, 2016
    42min
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    MacGyver and the team are in Malaysia to extract a terrorist groups' money man, Ralph (Oliver Cooper), who holds key intel to an impending attack.
  4. 4. Wire Cutter
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    October 13, 2016
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    Mac and Jack partner with older versions of themselves, a Russian bomb programmer and his estranged handler, to shut down a Soviet-era warhead in Moscow.
  5. 5. Toothpick
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    October 20, 2016
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    Using only an armrest, a curtain rod and a toothpick, MacGyver must fix a sabotaged train in order to protect a whistleblower who has proof that her boss is selling weapons to U.S. enemies.
  6. 6. Wrench
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    October 27, 2016
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    Using only a wrench and rope, MacGyver must diffuse a bomb set near the United Nations by his old nemesis, "The Ghost" (Niko Nicotera), a notorious criminal whose work killed his mentor, and track him down before he strikes again.
  7. 7. Can Opener
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    November 3, 2016
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    MacGyver is tasked to go undercover as an inmate in a maximum security prison to break out El Noche, a notorious drug kingpin, using only batteries and salt, and track him to his cartel's secret location and dismantle it.
  8. 8. Corkscrew
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    November 10, 2016
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    When MacGyver comes face to face with Murdoc, an international assassin hired to kill him, Mac must defend both himself and Bozer, armed with only a corkscrew and paper towel rolls. David Dastmalchian guest stars.
  9. 9. Chisel
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    November 17, 2016
    42min
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    With only a chisel and matchbook, MacGyver and team must defend themselves and the U.S. embassy workers in Latvia from extremists who are attempting to retrieve their leader. Also, Bozer faces a big decision now that he knows who Mac really is.
  10. 10. Pliers
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    December 8, 2016
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    Mac and the team have no time to reminisce while visiting Mac's and Bozer's hometown when they immediately start searching for a kidnapped prodigy from Mac's old middle school, Valerie (Amiah Miller). John Heard guest stars.
  11. 11. Scissors
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    December 15, 2016
    43min
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    MacGyver and Jack search for Riley, using a microwave and a power strip, after she mysteriously disappears and hacks into the NSA, possibly unleashing World War III. Michael Michele guest stars.
  12. 12. Screwdriver
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    January 5, 2017
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    Using a screwdriver and bug spray, MacGyver must find the U.S. government mole who is leaking classified intel to the organization that is trying to take down The Phoenix Foundation.
  13. 13. Large Blade
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    January 12, 2017
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    On the way back from capturing a war criminal, Mac and Jack's helicopter crashes in a remote area of Kazakhstan, injuring their pilot and allowing their prisoner to escape with Jack's gun.
  14. 14. Fish Scaler
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    February 2, 2017
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    Using a fish scaler and some fishing wire, Mac and Jack must track down a corrupt FBI agent who has framed a man for murder.
  15. 15. Magnifying Glass
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    February 9, 2017
    43min
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    When Matty's goddaughter and her boyfriend are killed in a San Francisco park, Mac and the team investigate the crime and start to suspect that the 1970s Zodiac Killer has returned.
  16. 16. Hook
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    February 16, 2017
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    While tracking down the dangerous fugitive Aaron Deckard (Anthony DiRocco), Mac and Jack face the notorious Colton family of bounty hunters who already kidnapped their mark. Lance Gross, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Javicia Leslie and Jermaine Rivers guest star.
  17. 17. Ruler
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    February 23, 2017
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    Bozer's first overseas mission goes terribly wrong when Mac and the team are blamed for a terrorist bombing and the Phoenix Foundation is forced to disavow them.
  18. 18. Flashlight
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    March 9, 2017
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    When Mac and the team travel to Hawaii to aid in earthquake relief efforts, they team up with Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Kono (Grace Park) from the Five-0 task force to rescue a group of government scientists trapped in a building.
  19. 19. Compass
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    March 30, 2017
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    Mac and Jack help Mac’s close friend from M.I.T. (Aly Michalka) after she fakes her own death to prevent someone from killing her in order to suppress her scientific research.
  20. 20. Hole Puncher
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    April 6, 2017
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    When the team intercepts a terror group's message meant for Murdoc, Mac poses as the psychopath to save the intended target and find out why they want Murdoc to assassinate him.
  21. 21. Cigar Cutter
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    April 13, 2017
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    Murdoc enacts his plan to kill every agent in the Phoenix Complex.

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    Get a first look at the new CBS Drama MacGyver.

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Directors
Stephen HerekDavid StraitonEagle EgilssonEricson CoreDuane ClarkCarlos BernardGabriel BeristainPeter WellerMichael MartinezBrad Turner
Season year
2017
Network
CBS
Content advisory
Violencefoul language
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4.4 out of 5 stars

636 global ratings

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The Purple Haired OneReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
It had a shaky start but now it has its moments! It developed quickly and has huge potential after only 6 episodes!!!
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It started off slow because of the hastily rewritten pilot, but each episode keeps getting better!!!! I am writing this review while up to episode 6 "wrench" and it was fantastic! It had all the great parts that made the 80's MacGyver amazing in the first two seasons and many improvisations all about defusing explosives! I really have been surprised by how fast it has recovered from the un-aired pilot that forced them to rewrite the pilot episode that actually aired after they corrected a number of bad choices. Each episode increased the overall quality and depth just slightly. I am seeing the same potential Burn Notice had in it's first season as well! I am expecting magic this next season and I cannot wait to finish the first season when it finally airs. Although it is not the same 80's MacGyver, it is still awesome. I should also mention I own the entire 80's macGyver on DVD and I have copies of the movies. This New Show Is Becoming Awesome!. It just had a shaky start is all. I expect the show to become very popular! This one has huge potential and it is showing that it can meet the challenge finally! **NOTE**( I will update the review as the show airs but so for it is a solid 9.0 for me out of 10! ) This is a worthy successor in the making that wont disappoint fans whom stick with it!
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The show turned into a wasted potential for sure by the second season. They never show you anything realistic anymore on average. It is all fantasy to stupify the kids and dumb them down sadly...Very sad because this had "Huge Potential" and it does have a few decent episodes scattered but not enough to make it worth it. Season 2 is just not great. It is just Okish at best if you are really bored and love mindless cheese with no logic. Supposedly smart people are saving their life by performing miracles with no logic or science to back it up that make absolutely no sense but distract you by being super models whom stick out like a Victoria's secret ad.. You have to think of it as fictional satire rather than actual intelligent and compelling writing. If you want a true "Spiritual Successor" to the concept of MacGuyver, you will have to start watching action spy drama "Burn Notice" reruns or the action spy drama "The Americans" if you just want a completely serious and adult version of the classic "spy drama noire".. The latter being more serious adult only oriented(The Americans) and the former still remaining fun, exciting, educational and fairly family friendly overall (Burn Notice). The new MacGuyver is sadly not even able to stand up against the unaired pilot of the old reboot of MacGuyver staring Jared Padalecki which was so good by comparison it is just sad.
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LindaReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I am enjoying the character development - the actors are a good mix, are believable in their individual roles as ...
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I look forward to each new episode! I am enjoying the character development - the actors are a good mix, are believable in their individual roles as well as with each other; they bring a cohesiveness to the show that I like! Congratulations! Actually, this is huge to me - it's what keeps me coming back week after week especially in dramas.

This is a great escape action family show (not recommended for younger children) with some (and hopefully more to come) depth for the adults; I don't know what the writer's are going to do with Thornton, but I liked that little twist! And Bozer's development in Episode 12 - well done!. I look forward to more twist's and subplots! I also look forward to the explanation and development of Mac and his father (currently estranged). We've learned his grandfather played a huge role in his young life - hope the writer's will tell us more about him. We've learned a bit about Bozer and Mac's relationship - what adventure do the writer's have in store regarding the circumstances of Mac's moving in with Bozer's family.... what about Jack's background and more about Riley's??

This is a great family show and the writer's have a wonderful opportunity to plant a seed or spark an already curious young mind about science! I pray they take that opportunity - do their research and make the 'solutions' Mac uses to get out of whatever situation he and his team are in at least plausible! My guess is every Boy Scout knows the scissors on a Swiss Army Knife are not going to cut through wire!

MacGyver 2016 has great potential and I hope it is renewed for several seasons!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 2, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
is dead stupid. But it's not interfering with my rating
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To be fair, Amazon's decision to combine the ratings of the old MacGuyver and this thing... is dead stupid. But it's not interfering with my rating.

Watched the first episode. It was corny, full of really, really bad acting, and the lifehacks (tm) are mostly things that wouldn't work so well in real life/are completely dumb. Know what? Same went for the original MacGuyver. I loved that, and would still very much like this show if it were *just* poorly acted, corny episodes about ingenuity in the face of nearly insurmountable pressures. The canned plot, the bad acting, the miraculous bits of engineering--those add a bit of charm to the show and flavor it like they flavored its predecessor. Mostly.

But there's more than the MacGuyver-esque storylines and gimmicks, and some of these lines... the way the characters are imagined from their foundations.. I just feel like I'm watching "hipster Macguyver." And on some level I'm really not cool with that. Minus one star for making the stars of the show act like spoiled brats half the time.

Also, if you watched the original series you are clearly willing to suspend disbelief to a large extent. And to forgive corniness and too-convenient plot conventions. But even the most forgiving of viewers has to have a limit, and the first episode of the new MacGuyver surpassed mine in a few places. The gigantic explosions (of colliding vehicles, mostly) are overdone, the way we viewers are supposed to be tech-savvy enough (being the younger generation that the show obviously is trying to cater to) to understand the techno-babble of the gamerchick analyst, while being stupid enough to not realize that her solutions are A: unworkable and B: simplistic, and the way MacGuyver's solutions work without process or logic. Now, there's a certain amount of all of those things in the original show; true. But in places the new show takes it too far over the top, going from "unapologetic and charming" to "patronizing and lazily written." Minus one more star.
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Colonel DReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
Weak remake of a classic series- not recommended for MacGyver purists
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I only watched the original MacGyver a few times during it's broadcast run and it was OK (think it conflicted with another show I liked better). Now that TV producers have beaten reality program ideas to death they're going back to the well with these reboots of classic series. For my money it's a tricky business, I can't explain the popularity of the new Hawaii Five-O and haven't watched it since the pilot. Now this season we've got a "Lethal Weapon" makeover and the new "MacGyver" and I keep hearing rumors about a "Rockford Files" do over (heaven help us). Anyway, I watched the pilot without any real bias not being a dedicated fan of the original. Why they didn't use the original music is a mystery as it was much better than the new score. These stories demand you surrender a certain amount of your credulity which is fine but really, why would George Eads former Delta Force operator waiting with the escape speed boat not try to disable the only other boat at the dock that could be used to pursue them, or for that matter turn on the boat's running lights so they could be tracked!? Also the on-screen labeling of things like "paperclips" that Mac uses is annoying and unecessary. Borrowing a trick from an episode of the '70s "Kung Fu" series Mac takes a waiter's tray labeled "12 gauge stainless steel" and uses it as a shield to deflect bullets fired at him from 7 feet away...the problem is the shock of the bullet hitting the tray would be more than a human could hold and you'd drop it after the first round was fired. At least he still uses a Swiss Army Knife and Victorinox is listed as a show sponsor in the end credits. I'd watch another episode but this wasn't a promising beginning. For laughs then I downloaded and watched the 1985 pilot from the orginal series starring Richard Dean Anderson, what a contrast. From the entertaining voice over and the creativity of Mac's problem solving the old show is so much better. He does actually throw a Swiss knife and precisely gets it to stick where he wants it which is highly unlikely given the poor balance of those knives which made me groan. It was so good overall though that I ordered the DVD box set of the entire 7 seasons and two movies and look forward to watching them.
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Shannen MurphyReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A solid action show with a diverse cast and a commitment to solid writing and emotional acting
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At only 8 episodes in, this is my favorite television show currently running. It's in a dead heat with Smallville seasons 2 and 3 for favorite TV of all time. Lucas Till is finally free of the roles where he just stands there and looks pretty! George Eads basically playing MacGyver's girlfriend! MacGyver's actual ex-girlfriend as a recurring villain! And this week they just introduced Murdoc, who has frosted tips and regularly responds when I @ him on twitter.

The show seems to get continuously better as it progresses, and I love it for that. I also adore the fact that Mac, Nikki, and Jack are the only recurring white people on the show, and basically people of color make up the majority of the casting choices. The show shows a commitment to racial and gender diversity that a lot of shows I'm used to never did. I really hope it keeps going in the direction of progress, and love the little things it does differently, too: Mac not wanting to hurt his dog as a kid; the show not making any gross 'prison *****' jokes during the episode where Mac breaks out of jail; it passes the Bechdel test on the regular; all of that stuff.

Watch MacGyver. Just do it. You won't regret it.
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dragonflyReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
It's not the original...and that's okay.
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As a huge fan of the original MacGyver, I absolutely hated the first episode of this reboot. It was nothing like the original. In fact, when I tuned in every week I called it MacGyver-Not-MacGyver. Yet, I still tuned in because I saw something, I guess (or had fun complaining about it?)...I just wasn't exactly sure what that was until my expectations started to fall away. That "something" was/is the characters and the actors. The characters are great. The actors have fantastic chemistry and you can see the heart they put into making this show.

For most of the first season I felt the show was still trying to find its way (understandably). The second season I feel is much stronger and I'm absolutely loving it. It's a great, fun show with tons of heart that I hope to see around for many more seasons.
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BreakAway47Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
So much promise , but so much of a disappointment.
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*Spoiler warning*

Where do I start, rebooting a classic was a terrible idea. There are several things that could have made it so much better.
1.) He really should have been macgyvers son a different character not trying to impersonate a icon
2.) Somehow incorporating Richard Dean Anderson into the show(The original Macgyver) , if he didn't want to be a part of it at least maybe start out saying he died and that the phoniex foundation is recruiting him because he is like his father.
3.) Murdock *shaking head* such wrong casting on that. Should have used someone that guest stared on the original series, like Jackie earl Haley if you've seen human target he would be great he's a little older, but he is sure more menacing. This guy not at all. When I started watching Sherlock I was on the fence on whether it would work and it did! Moriarty when I first saw him was like "Really?!" this guy is never going to be a good arch enemy. but boy was I wrong.
4.) Should have created its own set of characters that were dynamic and adapted to today's world. These actors just seem to be uninteresting and fall flat, would have done better with a good script.
5.) I could have bought Lucas Till (I think that's his name) as Macgyver's son with a totally different personality like maybe before everything he used his skills to rob banks, break into places, rebellious, working for the foundation was more about wiping his slate clean and he ends up liking.

Geez sorry for rambling maybe I should have written the script.

Comment to people on amazon instant video:
In the description don't say what he uses to get out of a situation takes the whole mystery and what's he going to come up with element out. Why watch it when you already know whats going to happen.

Hope there is another one, but based on the story above. Never try to out do the original the story should always progress or be built off the original. Copying and pasting does not work in this instance.
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DDDReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
It's fun!
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It's a fun show. A bit silly, but reasonably fun and fairly creative.
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