Nice Interview and a very interesting read!
The pressure must be intense; I don't have a clue how he can do this. Guess I'm not cut out for a job like this *lol*
I'm not a fan of many modern TV shows and I doubt I will like the reboot as much as I love the old show. I've never seen a single episode of "Hawaii-Five-0" and there are some changes in the reboot I don't like at all but all things considered, I think that Peter Lenkov might be able to create an interesting action TV show with this reboot. Maybe not one that has me gripping the edge of my seat but still captivating (even if it's mostly to try to find all the nods to the original).
With all the bang-bang-shoot-em-up-shows on TV right now, it's a good thing that a new generation will also get to see a hero like MacGyver. After "Scorpion", "Burn Notice" and stuff the concept is maybe not entirely new to them, but a character like MacGyver and his aversion to guns certainly is. That's why I wasn't that happy with turning it into a team effort à la "CSI: MacGyver" and turning Jack Dalton into a trigger-happy guy covering Mac with gun-fire.