Did you know it was possible to disable a missile with a paper clip? It is if your MacGyver. No not the guy Patty and Selma from The Simpsons once kidnapped but the new MacGyver, Angus "Mac" MacGyver
In this new reetooling of the classic series MacGyver is a young EOD Technician who works for a government organization called The Phoenix Foundation. There a deep cover agency that goes after people the government stays quiet about. We learn in the beginning that Mac used to have a partner named Nikki who was long thought dead. Well as tv shows are episodic no a days it turns out she is alive, and of course now a bad guy.
Luckily Mac not only has a Swiss army knife (he doesn't like guns) he has help in The firm of his team. Jack Dalton, a special forces soldier and Riley Davis, a talented hacker, and Mac's beat friend Will who sometimes helps the team when it comes to disguises.
Just like the original MacGyver Mac is a charming man (younger in this version) who solves problems and gets out of messes with commin items like, pens, candles, foil, and silly things like that as he hates to carry a gun.
Now for the real question, how does it hold up to the original? It holds up fine. There I said it, it's not a bad show. I read so many negatives about this before it came out it was insane. And I have to say it's not justified. Is the original a classic sure. Is it any good? No, it's goofy as all hell just like this one.
If you liked the original give this a chance, you won't hate it. The first season is now available on DVD check it out, you may like it
Overall 3 out of 5 Stars