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DashboardOnFire Posted on 13 March 2019 - 02:37 PM
  Here's the blog post about the MacHacks by Technical Consultant Rhett Allain: https://rhettallain.com/2019/03/13/macgyver...0-hole-puncher/
MacGyverGod Posted on 15 October 2018 - 03:25 AM
  This episode was like Halloween Knights but backwards. Instead of Murdoc having to do what Mac says, Murdoc is giving the orders here. And what an original idea of having Mac to pose as hitman in Murdoc's stead. Mac has to be someone he's not and start threatening innocent people. How would the original one do this? He'd probably be more convincing. Thumbs up to Till for trying or should I say, doing it? Of course the whole point was that it shouldn't feel right and that he actually fails. Good to see he was there on his own most of the time.

Did you notice he unloaded the gun and threw it way in the bin? Classic Mac.

The jail scenes were some of the best of the season. The one problem I had was Matty. She really has got to drop that attitude and be more diplomatic in situations. Especially these ones but also towards her team. Threatening their jobs each time they say or do something she doesn't like while she clearly doesn't realize they're the best in the business. She can fire Bozer though. But the way she got Murdoc to work with them... Even though all she did was threatening to tell Murdoc's son the truth about his father. She wouldn't hurt the kid by a long shot. Still these were some nice touches. So Murdoc has a son (instead of a sister) and also has a line he wouldn't cross and it would infuriate him if someone else does. Also the fact that MacGyver has his breakingpoint was a nice touch but back on Matty... Either I was just going completely up in the scene but I couldn't help but saying: 'I hope he kills you.' Though I wouldn't say she ruined it just yet but with her threatening-to-fire- or daring-to-cross-lines attitude, she better watch out.

Also thumbs up to Dastmalchian for playing a darker Murdoc. He's more psychopatic but I think he's also more calculated in the way he does things. I think that's good. Go with the Strictly Business Murdoc and not so much Widowmaker Murdoc. Though I think that line would be easily crossed in the reboot as well and it would work.

They should've called this episode Predator, since they used the word quite sometimes and even used infrared camera.

Definitely a great episode.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 3 July 2018 - 11:28 AM
  and here the Ratings of the rerun back in September 2017:
DashboardOnFire Posted on 3 July 2018 - 11:27 AM
  Final ratings of the premiere via Showbuzz:
DashboardOnFire Posted on 10 August 2017 - 02:03 PM
  There will be a rerun of this episode on Friday, September 1st: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article...1-2017-20170810
DashboardOnFire Posted on 23 June 2017 - 04:03 AM
 
QUOTE (denizen @ 22 June 2017 - 06:23 AM)
I dont expect him to chop peoples heads off but at least put the fear of Murdoc back into me.  biggrin.gif

Yes!

That's also the reason why I like 1x20 better than 1x08. He seemed too goofy in that first episode while in this episode, there's more of something sinister and crazy-evil behind that goofiness.

This is actually my favorite episode of Season 1 and interestingly also the highest-rated on IMDb. But it's not even the story or characters - I really like the aesthetic look and the music. The camera angles are very interesting. Also, I think the acting is the best of all the episodes.

And while I'm not always into scenes with faces that fill out the whole screen (especially when it isn't a slow-going indie-movie with lots of touchy-feely scenes), I think the proximity of the camera really works here. It "sells" the danger and the high stakes.
denizen Posted on 21 June 2017 - 08:23 PM
  For me, its all about first impressions. Not hanging around for him to escape prison and then feel his wrath.

The Murdoc of the 80's was campy, true. But in the 80's his depiction was also frightening. So it makes sense to turn up the heat. I dont expect him to chop peoples heads off but at least put the fear of Murdoc back into me. biggrin.gif
DashboardOnFire Posted on 21 June 2017 - 03:27 PM
 
QUOTE (Miasma @ 26 April 2017 - 11:03 PM)
Next season should be interesting, since he's out of prison now, and hellbent on killing Mac.

I assumed this will be a major storyline next season. Yet David is so high in demand right now and playing in so many different TV shows, I wonder how much time he will have to be in the reboot.

On the other hand: We had 3 Murdoc episodes in Season 1. I guess they want to tell other stories, too; so maybe we won't get that much more Murdoc in Season 2. As Lenkov said in an interview for the Season Finale, the story arc will be MacGyver looking for his father.
Miasma Posted on 26 April 2017 - 01:03 PM
 
QUOTE (denizen @ 25 April 2017 - 04:07 PM)
To be honest, so far we have not felt the true might of Murdoc. It's all ooh and aaah! But this fella has done little to scare me.

In a way, he's been more like Dr. Zito than Murdoc, as he's been working from his prison cell throughout most of his time on the show. He scariness is also more like Zito's, I think, since it's more a more about manipulation, and less about coming up with overly elaborate traps.

I can't say I really find either Murdoc to be scary, but this one is bit less campy than the original (nothing against Michael Des Barres, his campy version of Mursoc was great, but it was usually more comedic than scary.)

Next season should be interesting, since he's out of prison now, and hellbent on killing Mac.


denizen Posted on 24 April 2017 - 08:07 PM
  To be honest, so far we have not felt the true might of Murdoc. It's all ooh and aaah! But this fella has done little to scare me. However even the absence of conjoined twin, Dalton for a few minutes was a major breather for me.

Certainly not the caliber of the original. But this was a better episode.

Strangely their new boss comes across as a warmer person than Patricia. Yes, she has sarcasm but its all a shield.