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Posted: 22 July 2019 - 01:49 AM                                    
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What do you like about this new version of MacGyver?

What works and what makes it enjoyable for you?



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Posted: 22 July 2019 - 04:22 AM                                    
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Personally, I like David Dastmalchian as Murdoc. I don't think they could have picked a better actor for the part. Like the original, he's the villain you just love to hate. I also love Tristin Mayes as Riley. Despite what a lot of others think, Lucas Till is perfect as the new MacGyver. MacGyver was always supposed to be about being more brain than brawn.

They just need to dump the whole NCIS feel and make the episodes not so anti-climatic. The show has a far better production quality than the original, but it seriously needs to find it's identity. Its like what happened to Resident Evil, it lost itself trying to be too many things at once to "fit in", and it just doesn't work. It needs to stay what it was meant to be. A positive, feel good show about MacGyver fixing problems and helping people.



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QUOTE (Jediferret @ 22 July 2019 - 04:22 AM)
Personally, I like David Dastmalchian as Murdoc. I don't think they could have picked a better actor for the part. Like the original, he's the villain you just love to hate. I also love Tristin Mayes as Riley. Despite what a lot of others think, Lucas Till is perfect as the new MacGyver. MacGyver was always supposed to be about being more brain than brawn.

They just need to dump the whole NCIS feel and make the episodes not so anti-climatic. The show has a far better production quality than the original, but it seriously needs to find it's identity. Its like what happened to Resident Evil, it lost itself trying to be too many things at once to "fit in", and it just doesn't work. It needs to stay what it was meant to be. A positive, feel good show about MacGyver fixing problems and helping people.

Yeah, Dastmalchian, Mays and Till are the big "breakout" (if that word can be used here) stars of the show, although I do wish Till was a bit older and they didn't do this whole "boy genius" thing. Dastmalchian is a great new age Murdoc (although I also love MDB as Helman in this). Tristin for me, went from a "meh" deus ex machina (she still is at times, when that really should be Mac, but I digress) character to maybe the second most indispensable character on the show...especially when it comes to being Mac's emotional support (and vice versa...hmm, I wonder why the 'shippers gravitate towards these two?)

I like that it's an easy, low-brainpower watch. It's not dissimilar to the original in that regard. A little bit of cheese (mixed with some heart) in your action show isn't a bad thing. And as a fan of the DXS days on the original, I have a certain affinity for the "mission to foreign lands" aspect of this show.



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Posted: 23 July 2019 - 01:02 AM                                    
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I like the feel of the cast. I feel like they are for real friends in different ways, whereas with OG it seems like it was just Pete that Mac was friends with. I like Levy is making genuine efforts to find a family in the cast.

I think the show has potential if written right



 
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The original MacGyver had a lot of friends from all over the place. But he is supposed to be a loner, so Pete is the only one he sees on a regular basis because he's his boss. The current cast is fine, but you can tell that the banter and funny moments are forced and scripted. Most of the best scenes are when they're not scripted.

For instance, the best "bromance" on TV will forever be Dean and Sam Winchester. They are brothers on set, and best friends offset. After being spoiled with that chemistry, any other "bromance" just isn't good enough.

I will admit the one thing the reboot does well is emotional moments. You actually can feel for them. Anytime I see Lucas or Tristin tear up, I just wanna hug them.

Lucas Till would make a rather great young Leon S. Kennedy if they ever did a live action Resident Evil show. That actually says a lot because Leon is one of my top favorite fictional character, right after MacGyver.



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Posted: 24 July 2019 - 02:46 AM                                    
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It's a different take. It will never beat the original of course but it can exist in it's own right. Yet there are many points of critique as I've pointed out in the episode discussions. But I agree, Lucas Till, Tristin Mays and David Dastmalchian are pretty much the best thing this series has. The Murdoc episodes are good, you gotta give them that. And Riley is such a strong and interesting character, she might even be fit to be used in original Mac fanfics. And I also took a liking to the two assistants but mainly Jill. A beautiful but intelligent character.

Sometimes I think it's a shame they leave good storylines behind. Patricia Thornton for example was a great solid character as well who deserved better then just to be kicked out like that halfway the season to be replaced with Matty. Both Patricia as Riley could've fitted the original show and fanfics. Also Nikki would've fit rather nicely in the reboot. The Australian woman also deserved better as well.

Currently still waiting for season 3 over here.



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QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 24 July 2019 - 05:46 AM)
It's a different take. It will never beat the original of course but it can exist in it's own right. Yet there are many points of critique as I've pointed out in the episode discussions. But I agree, Lucas Till, Tristin Mays and David Dastmalchian are pretty much the best thing this series has. The Murdoc episodes are good, you gotta give them that. And Riley is such a strong and interesting character, she might even be fit to be used in original Mac fanfics. And I also took a liking to the two assistants but mainly Jill. A beautiful but intelligent character.

Sometimes I think it's a shame they leave good storylines behind. Patricia Thornton for example was a great solid character as well who deserved better then just to be kicked out like that halfway the season to be replaced with Matty. Both Patricia as Riley could've fitted the original show and fanfics. Also Nikki would've fit rather nicely in the reboot. The Australian woman also deserved better as well.

Currently still waiting for season 3 over here.

Do you at least have a premiere date?



 
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Posted: 25 July 2019 - 02:15 AM                                    
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I assume in the Fall. Last year they showed season 1 and 2 back to back. By that time both seasons already aired in the States.



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Posted: 25 July 2019 - 09:37 AM                                    
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For me, the chemistry between Lucas Till and George Eads was the best thing about the Reboot when it started. CBS struck gold with this duo; too bad it ended too soon.

Over time, I learnt to appreciate other characters and actors as well. So far my favorites are still Mac, Jack, Riley and Murdoc, though - and that's mostly due to the actors, not just the characters.

I know some will disagree with me, but I still think George Eads is the most talented actor of all the regulars on the show. He delivers whatever the writers throw at him (sad, funny, heroic, action; and that's probably also the reason why he is the most inconsistent character on the show). But Lucas Till has a lot of potential as well, and I really like seeing him work in different scenarios - especially in one-on-one scenes with George, David or Tristin.

Looking back at all 3 Seasons, the best thing for me is still the cast and the chemistry between them, but they also have implemented very interesting characters.

Sadly, the writers (A) don't always know what to do with them or (B) they hire actors that aren't available for more episodes. Or ©, they don't dare to flesh them out properly, for whatever reason. Maybe for fear of having to drop them suddenly? On the other hand, with the characters still being so ominous and mysterious after half a season, you don't really miss the character that much because it wasn't needed for the story-arc, after all (see Cage or Leanna).

Generally, I think both the actors and the characters have a lot more potential than the writers, producers and lastly also the audience give them credit for. As others stated in here, I watch for the actors and the characters, not the storylines. Even Lenkov said so in an interview that his stories are watched for the characters - he seems to understand that the writing is not the thing that sells his shows to the audience.

Also, after perusing so much BtS material, you can see the cast members really like each other in real life as well.



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