This is a reply only forum.
If you wish to start a new topic please post it in the MacGyver Reboot forum.

     

3.19 - Friends + Enemies + Border
  Reply to this topic Start new topic Start Poll
Track this topic | Email this topic | Print this topic
MacGyverOnline
Posted: 27 March 2019 - 01:15 AM                                    
Quote Post


Administrator
**********

Posts: 43,407
Joined: 28 Nov 2003
Gender:   ---
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



user posted image


3.19 - Friends + Enemies + Border

Airdate: April 12, 2019
Writer: Justin Lisson
Director: Andi Armaganian

Recurring Cast: Levy Tran (Desi)

Guest Cast: Alla Korot (Dr. Arza Terzic) , Andre Reed (Prosecutor) , Faruk Amireh (Adnan) , Odelya Halevi (Sana)
Nick Massouh (Nazir) avid Bianchi (Oscar) , Annika Pampel (Emina) , Noor Maher (Yasmin) , Mo Gallini (Daris)
Johnny Kostrey (Harun) , Ned Yousef (Bilal) , Marco Guerrero (Gangster)


MacGyver and Desi help a group of Syrian refugees who are being pursued by human traffickers. Also, in Los Angeles, Bozer is trapped in Oversight’s car which is rigged to explode.





Join the MacGyver Online Network

Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Youtube ~ Instagram


 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
BabyEinstein
Posted: 12 April 2019 - 05:19 PM                                    
Quote Post


Special Forces Agent
***

Posts: 124
Joined: 7 May 2018
Gender:  Female
Country: USA
SAK owned: red SAK

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:Mac + Jack
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  ---



Have to say, one of my least favorite episodes. Way too little Mac and way, WAY, too much Bozer. I wanted more on the refugee situation which imo is more interesting and real. The writers gave it no depth.

btw how did Mac and Desi get those gangsters? and to just leave them in the car all that time seems ridiculous. I know it's tv and I usually give the show a pass, but I had a hard time with that one! laugh.gif



 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Dragondog
Posted: 12 April 2019 - 05:42 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 3,074
Joined: 11 Dec 2017
Gender:  Female
Country: U.S.A.
SAK owned: none

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:Halloween Knights
Vehicle: Motorcycle
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



I actually enjoyed this one. Probably because I do better with emotional plot points than the action-packed ones laugh.gif

But I felt like this whole episode's purpose was to make everyone cry... The characters, me, Bleh XD

So about the Mac/Desi storyline: I sorta felt more of an original Mac vibe. Mac stumbles upon a situation and decides to help. He refuses to turn his back on them. He improvises to get them out of trouble and to safety. And we get a taste of the situation these poor people have to deal with.

Desi felt more developed as a character. I'm starting to feel slightly (very slightly) attached to her. I felt more of Levi Tran's real-life personality is seeping through in some scenes. I felt compassion emanating from her when talking to the one pregnant refuge. And then she starts talking about her own past and freaking crying >_<

I've said before that I'm not a fan of Bozer's character, but to me, that bomb plot was freaking sad. I mean, he's thinking he's gonna die, he's crying, Riley's crying, he almost gives up, Riley won't let him... sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif

I choked when he said, "My best friend, my girlfriend, my parents... I don't get to say goodbye to any of them.", because I misheard 'parents' as 'pants' roller.gif

Funny how they keep explaining Leanna's disappearances since the actress is always elsewhere these days laugh.gif



"If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer" - Hank The Cowdog

"You have the heart of a chief, and the soul of a dragon"- How to Train Your Dragon 2

"[T]he more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each one of us will be" - Zootopia

"Love makes you do strange things." - Charlie Brown

"When something looks too perfect, it probably sucks" - Dreamworks Dragons Race to the Edge

 
PM                                                                     
Top
Mac_123
Posted: 13 April 2019 - 01:26 AM                                    
Quote Post


Challengers Volunteer
*

Posts: 17
Joined: 12 Jul 2018
Gender:  Female
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



I really enjoyed this episode!

From beginning to end. I'm beginning to like Desi, worth the patience. There was everything in this one, action, humanity and friendship. clip.png



 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
real_ness
Posted: 13 April 2019 - 02:19 AM                                    
Quote Post


Special Forces Agent
***

Posts: 166
Joined: 21 Feb 2019
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



I like this episode. Mac & Desi's story was too fast moving and void of some necessary details I agree. But i like them getting into their emotions. If anything Bozer keeps showing he's not ready to be an agent lol. I mean he was suicidal.

On a sidenote, Tristin is so tiny built lol



 
PM                                                                     
Top
Dragondog
Posted: 13 April 2019 - 11:05 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 3,074
Joined: 11 Dec 2017
Gender:  Female
Country: U.S.A.
SAK owned: none

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:Halloween Knights
Vehicle: Motorcycle
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



Yeah, Bozer doesn't look as though he's been through proper training at all dry.gif



"If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer" - Hank The Cowdog

"You have the heart of a chief, and the soul of a dragon"- How to Train Your Dragon 2

"[T]he more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each one of us will be" - Zootopia

"Love makes you do strange things." - Charlie Brown

"When something looks too perfect, it probably sucks" - Dreamworks Dragons Race to the Edge

 
PM                                                                     
Top
DashboardOnFire
Posted: 14 April 2019 - 05:32 PM                                    
Quote Post


Reboot Specialist
*********

Posts: 6,768
Joined: 14 Apr 2016
Gender:  Female
Country: Switzerland
SAK owned: a red one ;-)

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:The Widowmaker
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat






That's always a sign you might be in trouble if your dashboard is on fire...
Currently blogging about the MacGyver Reboot on Dashboard On Fire

 
PMUsers Website                                                                     
Top
Dragondog
Posted: 14 April 2019 - 07:18 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 3,074
Joined: 11 Dec 2017
Gender:  Female
Country: U.S.A.
SAK owned: none

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:Halloween Knights
Vehicle: Motorcycle
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



I'm annoyed that there was this big deal about "If Bozer switches feet, he could move too much and set off the bomb", but he moved WAY MORE when he was telling Riley that script idea. And when the guy said he was gonna cut into the car to access the bomb, he said, "But Bozer is going to have to be completely still." And then he moves like that. And Riley gave him the go-ahead doh.gif. Not to mention all she kept saying was that Bozer had to be calm, but nothing about being still dry.gif



"If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer" - Hank The Cowdog

"You have the heart of a chief, and the soul of a dragon"- How to Train Your Dragon 2

"[T]he more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each one of us will be" - Zootopia

"Love makes you do strange things." - Charlie Brown

"When something looks too perfect, it probably sucks" - Dreamworks Dragons Race to the Edge

 
PM                                                                     
Top
Krug
Posted: 14 April 2019 - 08:14 PM                                    
Quote Post


Trouble shooter
**

Posts: 50
Joined: 1 Oct 2018
Gender:  Male
Country: United States
SAK owned: Shriner-Issued

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:For Love Or Money
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  Observatory



The typical general nitpicks, but I have to say that was probably the best episode of the series for me (there's a few I like better on the rewatchability scale). Tonally this one was pretty analogous to the original.

The only downside was both storylines easily could (and should) have been their own episode (sub in Mac in the B-storyline). The A-storyline continued to demonstrate the, IMO, necessary shift away from the overwrought violence of the Jack days. I appreciate Desi not just whipping out the guns and solving every situation by turning it into "Shoot 'Em Up" starring Clive Owen, as well as having a more humanistic, practical and compassionate side...again analogous to the original. It allows this version of the character of MacGyver to breathe more instead of suffocate under the weight of his "assigned muscle."

Justin and Tristin were really good in this one, as were the refugees (wish we could have gotten more of them...the rare intriguing guest characters).

I wonder who or what they're setting up for with the final scene. surprise.gif

I really hope they get a fourth season (still nothing for this or H5O this late in the season is...interesting) as I think this show is starting to resemble more of perhaps what it should have been (within the framework of Lenkov's "team" concept) from the get-go. dry.gif



"I'm simply filling the empty moments."

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
DashboardOnFire
Posted: 15 April 2019 - 10:11 PM                                    
Quote Post


Reboot Specialist
*********

Posts: 6,768
Joined: 14 Apr 2016
Gender:  Female
Country: Switzerland
SAK owned: a red one ;-)

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:The Widowmaker
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



Here's the blog post by Rhett Allain about the MacGyverisms: https://rhettallain.com/2019/04/15/macgyver...enemies-border/



That's always a sign you might be in trouble if your dashboard is on fire...
Currently blogging about the MacGyver Reboot on Dashboard On Fire

 
PMUsers Website                                                                     
Top
DashboardOnFire
Posted: 15 April 2019 - 10:16 PM                                    
Quote Post


Reboot Specialist
*********

Posts: 6,768
Joined: 14 Apr 2016
Gender:  Female
Country: Switzerland
SAK owned: a red one ;-)

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:The Widowmaker
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



Final Ratings: http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/show...-4-12-2019.html

Looks decent enough.

Attached Image
Attached Image



That's always a sign you might be in trouble if your dashboard is on fire...
Currently blogging about the MacGyver Reboot on Dashboard On Fire

 
PMUsers Website                                                                     
Top
Shy175223
Posted: 19 April 2019 - 07:24 PM                                    
Quote Post


Challengers Volunteer
*

Posts: 17
Joined: 9 Apr 2019
Gender:  Female
Country: United States
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 1
Episode:
Vehicle: Motorcycle
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  Loft



I would get to like Desi a lot more if the writers wouldn't have her be his love interest and I hope it doesn't go on that route. They have good chemistry BUT I think a lot better if they just stayed friends/co-workers without getting anything romantic.

I wouldn't mind seeing Desi on the show as long they don't turn her into a love interest for MacGyver.

As for the episode I thought it was pretty good. Not one of my favorites but not bad. It looks like Desi is opening up a little bit . At the beginning she seems so tense but in this episode she seems a bit relaxed.

At the end of episode, when MacGyver was holding the chip and said that whomever made this was a 'Ghost' genius. This was probably going start introducing the 'Evil MacGyver' . I'm interested in seeing Peter Weller as this character.



 
PMEmail PosterYahoo                                                                     
Top
Miasma
Posted: 22 April 2019 - 08:07 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Operative
******

Posts: 1,037
Joined: 8 Oct 2008
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



I finally had a chance to watch this episode, and thought it was quite good. The main story line was very much in the spirit of the original series. It was nice to see Mac getting into an adventure just because he decided to stop and help someone, not because he was sent on an assignment. I hope we get more episodes based on that kind of premise if the show gets renewed for another season.
And, much to my surprise, I actually enjoyed Bozer's plot in this one! It was pretty tense, and had some genuine emotion.



 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
 0 Members:
     

 Topic Options Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll