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DashboardOnFire Posted on 10 February 2019 - 05:19 AM
 
QUOTE (MacGyver85 @ 10 February 2019 - 06:23 AM)
laugh.gif That's great! I love reading these blog posts!

Me too!

Don't always understand all his explanations to be honest but it's interesting to get some more info with these blog posts.
MacGyver85 Posted on 9 February 2019 - 08:23 PM
 
QUOTE (DashboardOnFire @ 9 February 2019 - 10:15 AM)
Here's the blog post about the MacHacks by Technical Consultant Rhett Allain: https://rhettallain.com/2019/02/09/macgyver...gnifying-glass/

Love that excerpt tongue.gif

(...) Anyway, MIT has created a tool to use wifi to see through walls. Note, this show came out before that. Iím not saying MIT based that wifi thing on this episodes. Iím just sayin.

laugh.gif That's great! I love reading these blog posts!
DashboardOnFire Posted on 9 February 2019 - 07:15 AM
  Here's the blog post about the MacHacks by Technical Consultant Rhett Allain: https://rhettallain.com/2019/02/09/macgyver...gnifying-glass/

Love that excerpt tongue.gif

(...) Anyway, MIT has created a tool to use wifi to see through walls. Note, this show came out before that. Iím not saying MIT based that wifi thing on this episodes. Iím just sayin.
MacGyverGod Posted on 11 October 2018 - 03:07 AM
  This episode was more my kind of speed. Dark, moody, thrillerish. I guess we went into Lesson In Evil territory. This was the darkest episode so far and with a great nod to one of the most interesting murder cases in history: the Zodiac killer. I was thinking during the episode: would Dr. Zito be the Zodiac killer? Maybe it wouldn't make sense since he was based on Hannibal Lecter. But they changed everything else so far, so why not?

I kinda like the pop culture references we've had so far. These guys seem to like what I like: Iron Maiden, Die Hard, Se7en, serial killers... And I do mean the cases for all clarity. I did some reading in his case before, I never liked the movie though. Too long and too talky. But sometimes unsolved cases are very interesting.

Now about Matty... This was only her second episode and I didn't mind it was about her. What I don't like is that she's trying to undermine Mac's skills. When she barked at him when he was trying to get that footprint, I wished he said: 'I don't need to help you. I can simply go.' She doesn't like the way he works, then let him go. Also the nicknames and looking down upon him, is not working. That is something that would've never been done in the original. Nobody would've called Mac "Blondie" or Pete "fatso" or Jack "flyboy", flyboy is not so bad, but there was too much respect for that. There's plenty of words to address Matty as well that could hurt her deep inside and she wouldn't like it either. Unless this is now because there are deeper issues that are going to be addressed in later episodes.

I also agree with what was said here on Patricia. Why not have that cold-hearted b*tch thaw and gradually warm up to the rest of the team? As it usually does, the mutual respect grows over the course of the years just like Magnum and Higgins or simply had the respect from the start like Mac and Pete?

And for the record @DXS: George Eads is not ten years older than Lucas Till. He's 23 years older than him. Eads is 51 years old while Till is 28. He could've been his father. Maybe that makes it even more weirder. I don't know if Pete was considered an old man, but he wasn't much older then Eads.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 2 July 2018 - 10:56 AM
  Final Ratings via Showbuzz:
DashboardOnFire Posted on 18 May 2017 - 01:25 PM
  There will be a rerun of this episode on Friday, June 9: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article...9-2017-20170518
denizen Posted on 15 February 2017 - 11:31 PM
  Actually saw this one. And it still did nothing for me. I actually found Secret of Parker House more intense than this.

I just don't feel the thrill. Very formulaic making it predictable. And the MacGyverisms are a little too convenient in terms of what happens to be lying around. Jack continues to be the thorn in my side
Macgyver12186 Posted on 13 February 2017 - 10:01 AM
  Extremely creepy episode Till is honestly growing into the role nicely (though his hair is far to short but oh well) Matty is warming on me but there is still something off about her Bowser is actually becoming far less annoying can't they get rid of maddy and let him be the exposition guy...

Riley is ok Jack is ok

Great macgyverisms though.

Negatives

I miss the voice overs I really do.
Miasma Posted on 13 February 2017 - 08:26 AM
 
QUOTE (DashboardOnFire @ 13 February 2017 - 11:48 AM)
QUOTE (Joe SAKic @ 13 February 2017 - 01:29 AM)
Yes, what's up with that?† Is it suppose to be humor to the target audience?† To me that's entering snide, condescending b**c* territory.

To be honest, I found "Paperclip Boy" (Episode 13, I think?) quite funny. She was calling him out for fiddling around instead of listening (which he did anyway, of course but as boss, you don't want your employees looking like you're not paying attention).

"Baby Einstein" was pretty condescending, though. What, you're calling someone out for being intelligent and observant? I'm pretty sure that even if she wasn't his boss, he wouldn't start calling her "Shortie" or something like that blink.gif

I don't think her "baby Einstein" comment was really meant to be critical of his intelligence. I think she was just still not comfortable with his unorthodox improvisational style, and she finds it frustrating at times. Putting myself in her shoes, I can see where she's coming from, to be honest. Mattie doesn't have any history with Mac, so she just sees a guy who doesn't really play by the rules and, in her mind, that's an unnecessary risk. As the person in charge, it's understandable that she would find his approach irritating. By the end of the episode, though, she seemed to have gain some respect for the way he does things. I suspect that as the show goes on, Mattie will warm to Mac even more as she realizes that, more often than not, his approach works.

I think part of the problem is that we tend to compare this directly to original series, and since Mac and Pete got along great in that, we automatically think Mac and his boss in this reboot should get along great, but the circumstances are very different. We're seeing the START of their relationship here, whereas in the original, we saw them after they had already earned each others' respect. By the end of this season, or certainly in season 2, I think Mattie and Mac will have quite a good relationship.
Yrouel Posted on 13 February 2017 - 03:41 AM
  New or old boss surely the great episodes that the chemistry between the original MacGyver and Pete gave us are far far from being even barely matched.
And looking closely there isn't any character that gives off the same good vibe of genuine friendship and mutual respect that Mac and Pete had, not even Jack or Bozer that are supposed to be long time friends.

In the end I think the main problem of this series is being named MacGyver, it's impossible to not constantly compare it to the original and criticise it accordingly.