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MacGyverGod Posted on 3 October 2018 - 04:01 AM
  First a little general response.

Things, I've read here that it's too dark and that comparisons with the original Mac... For starters, this show is not dark at all. What I've seen so far gives me more season 2 vibes. The original season 2 in my opinion was the most fun and lighthearted season out of the 7. This is more violent, yes, but this is not dark. This is far from anything that could be Kill Zone or Lesson In Evil or the sewer scene in Trail To Doomsday. And when it comes to this MacGyver's military service... considering what he said in the next episode that the KGB was disbanded before he was born: that should make him about 24 in the first season. If he joined the military at the age of 18 or 19, that would give him about 5 to 6 years of military service. Why he left is unclear at the moment or maybe he simply did his time and was discharged to move on with his life.

The comparing with what we know of the original Mac with the new one... What do know of the new one? His motivations, why he's doing what he does the way he does it? Not a thing. Did it occur to you that that's all part of the mystery of this character? What did we know of the original Mac after three episodes? Not a thing. Besides the only mention of a cousin Allie in The Golden Triangle, it took 10 episodes before we knew MacGyver had a grandfather, it took 13 episodes to know he loved hockey, 33 episodes to know his father and grandmother died in an accident, 66 episodes to know why he hates guns and 94 episodes to know his mother died of a stroke. I think it's great this MacGyver remains a little more mysterious. The less we know the better, just to keep on guessing. This way they can take their time to develop the character, work out his new backstory and maybe slowly move him out of Jack's shadow bit by bit. Isn't that exactly what the original was? He's just a regular somewhat mysterious guy you go to when you have problems and in some weird way he's a comfort because of the things he does or says. "It's just what I do is kinda tough the explain." "You know, MacGyver, in a weird way you're a comfort."

Also I don't think, this show is trying to be hip or cool at all. Modern, yeah, maybe, but that was the original one too. He also teamed up, maybe not every episode but they did. There were explosions, fights, gunfire and they didn't always miss considering the times MacGyver took a bullet. And this show does not take itself serious. The mood is too light, too much fun for that. I wonder when they get to a Kill Zone like episode or Lesson In Evil or The Negotiator or Blind Faith. But at this point, I'm having plenty of fun with it.

Now on the episode itself.

Another good one, really. For the first time I caught myself rewinding a scene a couple of times because it was so great. This being Jack standing at Ralph's bed and nodding at him before he freaks out. Ralph was annoying and I think everyone wants to punch him in the face. And honestly I was thinking: Jonah Hill? Maybe they should've casted him instead.

A couple of great and original MacGyverisms, but they seem to have taken more time with it, it wasn't so flashy and that's a step forward. And I liked it that they complicated the plot by having their guy injured and Mac has to improvise on surgery, not to mention that great icky detail on the windshield. That's the kind of humor I like.

This was a good episode.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 5 September 2018 - 09:14 AM
  Here's the blog post by Rhett Allain - Technical Consultant for the Reboot - about the "MacHacks" used in this episode: https://rhettallain.com/2018/08/17/macgyver...pisode-3-hacks/
DashboardOnFire Posted on 27 May 2018 - 01:40 PM
 
QUOTE (MacsMinx @ 26 May 2018 - 03:12 AM)
For me, one of the highlights of this episode was Jack's bucket list during the opening gambit. I did love that. LOL!

He definitely has a weird definition of his bucket list laugh.gif. I think he mentions it again in Episode 2x14.
MacsMinx Posted on 25 May 2018 - 05:12 PM
  For me, one of the highlights of this episode was Jack's bucket list during the opening gambit. I did love that. LOL!
DashboardOnFire Posted on 24 November 2017 - 09:35 AM
  Digging through my vault for my newest blog post, I realized I never posted the final ratings for this Episode.

Looking at the first Season overall, this episode has the 5th-highest place (when looking at live viewers numbers).

DashboardOnFire Posted on 28 March 2017 - 11:12 AM
  I rewatched this episode on the weekend and interestingly, I liked it a lot better this time around.

The MacGyverisms are still too fast for me (with the surgery in the car being on the "WTF"-side laugh.gif ).

There is a constant theme with all three main protagonists (the importance of talking to your parents and loved ones); but it's not too preachy.

Yes, Ralph is annoying and a bit over the top, but he's still very human when he realizes he might actually die and hasn't spoken to his mother for ages and tells them his information just in case (although that puts him in a more vulnerable position).

Also, I didn't notice in how many scenes the Easter Egg (Mission City Star bag) is actually visible. I had to make a little compilation for that happy.gif
Miasma Posted on 26 November 2016 - 09:15 PM
 
QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 27 November 2016 - 02:42 PM)
Is it traditional that regular shows don't air the day after Thanksgiving or was there some other reason?

Networks typically don't bother showing new episodes during Thanksgiving or the Friday after Thanksgiving. Even when they do show a new episode, it's usually not a regular episode (for example, this week's "Designated Survivor" was about real-life designated survivors, it wasn't a normal episode continuing the plot of the show.) I think the network know that most people are too busy with family gatherings, etc, and won't be watching television.
KiwiTek Posted on 26 November 2016 - 06:42 PM
  Hmmm so it got 4th overall for the whole night across both timeslots, but didn't make the top 5 for 8pm and got 3rd for the 9pm.

Is it traditional that regular shows don't air the day after Thanksgiving or was there some other reason?




DashboardOnFire Posted on 26 November 2016 - 03:52 PM
  If anyone's interested... here are the early ratings for the rerun this Friday: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/friday-t...loods-dateline/
DashboardOnFire Posted on 16 October 2016 - 05:33 AM
  Rhett Allain, technical consultant for the reboot, explains how and why the body-bag-and-fire-extinguisher-stunt works: https://www.wired.com/2016/10/physics-says-...l-cushion-work/