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Posted by: MacGyverGod 5 November 2019 - 04:56 AM
OK, so after nosing around on the Xena FB pages and finding out how many fans didn't like the ending of that show and are even in denial of how it ends and refuse to watch it again and accept it as a part of the show, (some of those fans are really out there) I was just wondering if there are things in MacGyver you didn't like or agreed with, even to that extend that you deny it ever happened or even refuse to watch it again?

I know some of us felt Mac did a great injustice to Pete by quitting Phoenix to go on a journey with his son and basically telling him to get over it because it was bound to happen and things change. But besides thatů

I was always like the kind of guy, whatever comes I accept whatever the reason is for whatever happens. For example, could you have accepted that Mac would've died in the series finale? If Passages was the series finale and MacGyver did die, could you have accepted that or would you go into denial after that and never watch the episode again because to you it doesn't exist?

We're probably going also into Magnum's territory because the fans pleaded for his life then while I could've accepted his death, just as I did Xena's. After all it's pretty much always an executive decision, I guess and there's hardly ever anything you can do about it but are things or decisions that you consider unacceptable for MacGyver as in a way that it was a slap in the face of the fans?

Posted by: perfectlykevin 22 January 2020 - 09:42 AM
I think I pretty much go along with however the story unfolds. I might not like certain things and I think most of us have the idea that Mac just keeps going, getting into adventures etc even after the show's timeline ends.

Posted by: MACGYVERISMYDAD 29 March 2020 - 04:58 PM
I don't like the way it ends. I hate that he gives up on pete who needs him more now then ever to go be with a son he just found he had

Posted by: Jediferret 29 March 2020 - 07:49 PM
There are some unrealistic things about the show I don't care for, but I'm willing to accept.... Like Nikki and Mac's forced bantering, which was more childish than anything else. I was kinda surprised that Mac would be that immature, but I've seen worse in supposedly mature people, so I can't really hold it against the character or the writers.

The ending doesn't bother me, simply because people misunderstand it as Mac being gone forever but I doubt that was the case. Mac is known for moving around, and I'm sure he kept in close contact with Pete. The ending, to me, seems to be Mac's farewell not simply to Pete, but for the audience who is going to miss seeing Mac's adventures. I found the ending rather heartfelt... but that's just my opinion.

Of course, I do pretend the Colton's episode just doesn't exist and always skip it. I've watched it once, and that was it. lol

Posted by: MacGyverGod 30 March 2020 - 02:08 AM
The only weird thing about the ending is that he resigns from Phoenix. How about taking some time off? Motorcycle journey, fine, but he's not going to be gone forever. Maybe have extended leave of absence. From coast to coast on motorcycles. There and back again, sort to speak.

Posted by: Barry Rowland 30 March 2020 - 06:44 PM
QUOTE (Jediferret @ 30 March 2020 - 03:49 PM)
There are some unrealistic things about the show I don't care for, but I'm willing to accept.... Like Nikki and Mac's forced bantering, which was more childish than anything else. I was kinda surprised that Mac would be that immature, but I've seen worse in supposedly mature people, so I can't really hold it against the character or the writers.

The ending doesn't bother me, simply because people misunderstand it as Mac being gone forever but I doubt that was the case. Mac is known for moving around, and I'm sure he kept in close contact with Pete. The ending, to me, seems to be Mac's farewell not simply to Pete, but for the audience who is going to miss seeing Mac's adventures. I found the ending rather heartfelt... but that's just my opinion.

Of course, I do pretend the Colton's episode just doesn't exist and always skip it. I've watched it once, and that was it. lol

Exactly Jedi.

Posted by: Dragondog 30 March 2020 - 11:59 PM
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 30 March 2020 - 04:08 AM)
The only weird thing about the ending is that he resigns from Phoenix. How about taking some time off? Motorcycle journey, fine, but he's not going to be gone forever. Maybe have extended leave of absence. From coast to coast on motorcycles. There and back again, sort to speak.

Probably an excuse to end the series on a 'final' note.

Posted by: MacGyverGod 31 March 2020 - 02:04 AM
QUOTE (Dragondog @ 31 March 2020 - 08:59 AM)
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 30 March 2020 - 04:08 AM)
The only weird thing about the ending is that he resigns from Phoenix. How about taking some time off? Motorcycle journey, fine, but he's not going to be gone forever. Maybe have extended leave of absence. From coast to coast on motorcycles. There and back again, sort to speak.

Probably an excuse to end the series on a 'final' note.

A lame one at that.

There were so many other ways to do it, look at Friends. Mac starts thinking about doing normal things or that he had to go back to Minnesota for a final family matter and then decides to stay there or something like that.

Posted by: MacGyverOnline 1 April 2020 - 12:54 AM
The shooting scene in the pilot. I really wish they had cut that out as John Rich had wanted (and thought had been done).


Posted by: MacGyverGod 1 April 2020 - 04:16 AM
I'm willing to give that one a pass. It was after all the pilot.

Though it is indeed weird to see Mac shooting if the premise from the start was: no guns.

Posted by: Barry Rowland 1 April 2020 - 03:30 PM
It's funny how that scene has stayed in people's memories all these years though.

Posted by: MacGyverOnline 1 April 2020 - 11:26 PM
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 2 April 2020 - 12:16 AM)
Though it is indeed weird to see Mac shooting if the premise from the start was: no guns.

Yes. I think that's why it has stuck in people's minds all these years. It's so out of place int he show.

Posted by: MacGyverGod 2 April 2020 - 02:26 AM
Maybe it was an impulse on RDA's part? Or maybe to please the producers in case of changes? I think only the crew of the Pilot may have an answer on that.

Posted by: MacGyverOnline 3 April 2020 - 08:37 PM
The 2 made-for-TV-movies

They have no connection at all to the show and therefore in my mind not part of the MacGyververse as we know it.

Posted by: MacGyverGod 4 April 2020 - 05:50 AM
But... unsure.gif

There were so many episodes like it. Legend of the Holy Rose for example, Eye of Osiris, Blind Faith (even though it did had Pete). Just Mac with people from his past or even he didn't know at all that he has an adventure with. Are those episodes not part of the MacGyververse either?

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