We are getting a MacGyver reboot no one asked for

Who even wanted this? Which television executive woke up one morning and thought, “I bet there is still at least one 30 year old show some people still kind of remember and sort of liked back in the day that we could mine for nostalgia-based ratings,”? Evidently, one of the ones at CBS. The problem with rebooting shows like this is most of the appeal of the original show was due to the star, in this case Richard Dean Anderson, who won’t be part of this reboot. It’s just one of those cases where the actor was a perfect fit for the role. I don’t think the show would have had the appeal that it had if somebody else had been cast in that role. What gets me in this case is they are calling the show a ‘prequel’, yet its set in modern times. 


All the references to the department of Homeland Security which did not exist prior to 2001. Who are these two clowns Gunner and Mickey? Why not use Jack Dalton and Mike Forrester? MacGyver’s actual friends from the show? I am pretty sure there’s an episode where it is mentioned that MacGyver knows Jack for a very long, long time. They are also be missing out on key characters like Pete and Murdoc. And, if they want to hold to canon, Kate and Sam are parts of the timeline too. Not to mention the biggest gripe I have with the trailer McGyver hated guns because, in a ‘Stand by me’ flashback episode, he’d shot and killed his best friend as a child. Dean Anderson, was MacGyver, and he was a damn good one.

macgyver22f-2-webRemember when some nitwit thought it would be a good idea to reboot Knight RiderAnd looked how that turned out. They are also going to be writing themselves into a corner, MacGyver was about 34 when the original show starts and he was 39 when the last episode of season 5 aired, so they only have about 10 years of his life to play with before they get into the overlap. But the premise of the new show isn’t what the original show was about, and therefore they are already on the wrong path. It looks a lot like they are just slapping a name on something and forgetting to scribble the core tenets of what makes MacGyver ‘MacGyver’ on the big white board in their writing room. Dear Hollywood, we did not ask for a reboot of MacGyver, Robocop or Ghostbusters please stop it…

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One Response to We are getting a MacGyver reboot no one asked for

  1. Prophet says:

    Same with stargate, its also being rebooted

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