MacGyver Reviews & Ratings

Fridays, 8:00 PM ET on CBS

60 minutes

A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.
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Oct 7, 2016 8:58AM EDT
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Disappointing. I'm probably not even going to bother watching the 2nd episode. Sadly this show doesn't have the unique "MacGyver" feeling of the original. Part of the problem for me is feeling that the writing and delivery fell short. I also just didn't think that the actor cast as MacGyver brought enough of that unique trademark "Science geeky" kind of smarts to the screen in the first episode. The opening story line about the girlfriend's betrayal didn't help either. It just made the new MacGyver look young and stupid to me. Again perhaps it was the writing, but if the pilot isn't a top shelf product then I wouldn't expect the rest of the season would be either. I think it's a shame this one didn't live up to the buzz. In this case it just didn't fill the shoes of it's successful predecessor.

Disappointing. I'm probably not even going to bother watching the 2nd episode. Sadly this show doesn't have the unique "MacGyver" feeling of the original. Part of the problem for me is feeling that the writing and delivery fell short. I also just didn't think that the actor cast as MacGyver brought enough of that unique trademark "Science geeky" kind of smarts to the screen in the first episode. The opening story line about the girlfriend's betrayal didn't help either. It just made the new MacGyver look young and stupid to me. Again perhaps it was the writing, but if the pilot isn't a top shelf product then I wouldn't expect the rest of the season would be either. I think it's a shame this one didn't live up to the buzz. In this case it just didn't fill the shoes of it's successful predecessor.

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by Ivsteal
Oct 3, 2016 6:45PM EDT
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Hot Mess! This is a horrible reboot. So disappointed was looking forward to this one.

Hot Mess! This is a horrible reboot. So disappointed was looking forward to this one.

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Sep 24, 2016 10:57AM EDT
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I might need to watch an old episode of macgyver but I dont remeber it sucking so hard...
As Unknownfear said its pretty much like Scorpion which makes it really shit.
I hate to repeat myself its a dumb show for dumb people

I might need to watch an old episode of macgyver but I dont remeber it sucking so hard...
As Unknownfear said its pretty much like Scorpion which makes it really shit.
I hate to repeat myself its a dumb show for dumb people

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by gyety87
Sep 27, 2016 4:19PM EDT
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very excited abt this show and first episode didnt disappoint

very excited abt this show and first episode didnt disappoint

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Sep 24, 2016 2:29AM EDT
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This review is based on the pilot of Macgyver which aired 9/23/16.

So first off, I'd like to thank CBS (never thought I'd ever do that) but, they made Macgyver available on demand right after the pilot aired, so I was able to watch the full episode rather than my recording which missed the first 13 minutes x.x

CBS now has the smartest shows on TV, between Macgyver and Scorpion, and the most action packed, with Hawaii Five 0. Macgyver was everything we wanted it to be. Smart, sexy, fun, fast-paced, taking us to exotic countries. All that and more. It sort of feels like a blend between NCIS: Los Angelis, Strike Back, and Scorpion. You've got a team of agents working for a subdivision of the CIA, each with their own unique skillsets. You've got ... Angus Mcguyver (Lucas Till) ((WHY ANGUS?!!!)) the good looking life hacker, Jack Dalton, the Bruce Campbell in Burn Notice guy, Riley Davis, the cute hacker girl, and Patricia Thornton (Sandrine Holt) as their boss. Didn't get much of a personality from her yet, but Sandrine is hella nice to look at, so I'll forgive that.

The show has a lot of things working for it. Whenever Macgyver builds a contraption, the camera freezes over the object, and some text overlay tells us what it is and whats its for, in addition to Macyver explaining it in a voiceover. However, a lot of this goes by really fast, so you may have to pause and rewind a few times, if you care. The only problem I had with the pilot is that a couple of the scenes were too farfetched even for my taste. Hacker girl in 5 seconds pulls up software better than anything the CIA or NSA have in every other show i've ever seen (really?) and at one point, Macgyver chases down a plane talking off ... on his feet, and catches it. (Really?)

One thing to note that I found rather humorous, Macgyver's roommate Wilt Bozer (Justin Hires) ((What kind of name is Wilt Bozer...?)) plays almost the same type of character as Gerald on Rush Hour, another CBS show, which Justin actually starred in, but did not play Gerald. I wonder if he's taking inspiration for the role from Gerald. This is great because Gerald was an amazing character and should be on everyshow.

This review is based on the pilot of Macgyver which aired 9/23/16.

So first off, I'd like to thank CBS (never thought I'd ever do that) but, they made Macgyver available on demand right after the pilot aired, so I was able to watch the full episode rather than my recording which missed the first 13 minutes x.x

CBS now has the smartest shows on TV, between Macgyver and Scorpion, and the most action packed, with Hawaii Five 0. Macgyver was everything we wanted it to be. Smart, sexy, fun, fast-paced, taking us to exotic countries. All that and more. It sort of feels like a blend between NCIS: Los Angelis, Strike Back, and Scorpion. You've got a team of agents working for a subdivision of the CIA, each with their own unique skillsets. You've got ... Angus Mcguyver (Lucas Till) ((WHY ANGUS?!!!)) the good looking life hacker, Jack Dalton, the Bruce Campbell in Burn Notice guy, Riley Davis, the cute hacker girl, and Patricia Thornton (Sandrine Holt) as their boss. Didn't get much of a personality from her yet, but Sandrine is hella nice to look at, so I'll forgive that.

The show has a lot of things working for it. Whenever Macgyver builds a contraption, the camera freezes over the object, and some text overlay tells us what it is and whats its for, in addition to Macyver explaining it in a voiceover. However, a lot of this goes by really fast, so you may have to pause and rewind a few times, if you care. The only problem I had with the pilot is that a couple of the scenes were too farfetched even for my taste. Hacker girl in 5 seconds pulls up software better than anything the CIA or NSA have in every other show i've ever seen (really?) and at one point, Macgyver chases down a plane talking off ... on his feet, and catches it. (Really?)

One thing to note that I found rather humorous, Macgyver's roommate Wilt Bozer (Justin Hires) ((What kind of name is Wilt Bozer...?)) plays almost the same type of character as Gerald on Rush Hour, another CBS show, which Justin actually starred in, but did not play Gerald. I wonder if he's taking inspiration for the role from Gerald. This is great because Gerald was an amazing character and should be on everyshow.

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Oct 24, 2016 4:26PM EDT
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The old MacGyver is a little bit before my time (1985) ok i also love the A-team (1983) and watching M*A*S*H (1972) fore the 3 time rite now, but the MacGyver from 1985 i have never seen. (1 day i will i love to see Richard Dean Anderson aka Jack O'neal in action) I think thats a plus when you watch this show. If you seen the old show this thing is going to suck (can i say that?)
If you start watching thinking, well we will see and find out the show is okeey.
It's really funny and there are a lot of one-liners in the show. But i have seen 5 episodes by now and there isn't any dept in the show or characters. Thay try jes, dead fathers, girlfriends turn out to bad stuf like that but stil on the survis.
I am afraid the show is going to be canceled afther 1 season (the avg stars here is 3,38 of 5 and on IMDB it's even 4,4 from 10 so a lot of people don't like it) but till the time is there that the show is of the air i am going to enjoy my 40 minutes of laughs and don't believe anything MacGyver is making real works in real life.

The old MacGyver is a little bit before my time (1985) ok i also love the A-team (1983) and watching M*A*S*H (1972) fore the 3 time rite now, but the MacGyver from 1985 i have never seen. (1 day i will i love to see Richard Dean Anderson aka Jack O'neal in action) I think thats a plus when you watch this show. If you seen the old show this thing is going to suck (can i say that?)
If you start watching thinking, well we will see and find out the show is okeey.
It's really funny and there are a lot of one-liners in the show. But i have seen 5 episodes by now and there isn't any dept in the show or characters. Thay try jes, dead fathers, girlfriends turn out to bad stuf like that but stil on the survis.
I am afraid the show is going to be canceled afther 1 season (the avg stars here is 3,38 of 5 and on IMDB it's even 4,4 from 10 so a lot of people don't like it) but till the time is there that the show is of the air i am going to enjoy my 40 minutes of laughs and don't believe anything MacGyver is making real works in real life.

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Oct 20, 2016 12:46AM EDT
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This show is everything but MacGyver! Apart from the lack of quality, there is no resemblance to original MacGyver except character names!
Dont understand why CBS decided to pick this for a full season!

This show is everything but MacGyver! Apart from the lack of quality, there is no resemblance to original MacGyver except character names!
Dont understand why CBS decided to pick this for a full season!

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Oct 5, 2016 3:39AM EDT
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I wasn't a regular viewer of the original show. I did watch it from time to time. It was an enjoyable escape show with imagination and intrigue. I like this so far and will include it in my weekly watch list.

I wasn't a regular viewer of the original show. I did watch it from time to time. It was an enjoyable escape show with imagination and intrigue. I like this so far and will include it in my weekly watch list.

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Sep 24, 2016 5:09PM EDT
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Grew up watching this show in the 80s.. This is was best ever made.. After seeing this reboot version it is nothing compared to the orginal one. This is the first episode I will give it another try and see if they change up, from what I a saw it felt like watching kids discover channel. lets see if its going to stay around and live up to its name..

Grew up watching this show in the 80s.. This is was best ever made.. After seeing this reboot version it is nothing compared to the orginal one. This is the first episode I will give it another try and see if they change up, from what I a saw it felt like watching kids discover channel. lets see if its going to stay around and live up to its name..

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it's not macgyver
rather macboring
it's not entertaining

it's not macgyver
rather macboring
it's not entertaining