I'm sitting next to DashboardOnFire on that fence
The trailer looked interesting, and I literally cheered when I saw the jacket in the featurette; they do seem to focus on Mac being the Brains - I just hope they don't make him more James Bond than MacGyver. Didn't they see the original Mac almost breaking his knuckles when he punched people?
I honestly didn't catch Eads was Jack Dalton, it's definitely a different version from the clumsy but ultimately lovable guy with his badass moments Jack of the 80s. I wonder what does Bruce McGill think? The Best friend character seen in the featurette seems closer to the 80s Jack, but it was just a few seconds so it's difficult to speculate for now.
I do appreciate the fact the boss is not an attempt to get someone like Dana, he was awesome and a bad copy would be bad taste, to say the least. Also yay, more women bosses
In any case, I'll wait until after few episodes are out to decide whether I like it or not... don't shoot it down at the pilot, guys, most pilots are more of a test run in most series, things are bound to get adjusted in the following episodes.
It surely doesn't bode well that RDA doesn't want to touch the thing with a 10 foot pole, but I can understand why and I do appreciate a lot the focus he put on the fans' loyalty.
((BTW RDA, we wouldn't object at all if you did a series of your own as older Mac teaching the trade to a daughter/young smart person *hint hint nudge nudge*))
That said, fingers crossed it's a good series that doesn't butcher the memory of the original!