By now, should the new “reboot” of the TV series MacGyver be judged by its own merits - instead of unfairly comparing it to the original mid 1980s era one by Lee David Zlofoff?
By: Ringo Bones
It looks like Season 2 of the new “reboot” of the iconic 1980s TV series MacGyver was judged rather more favorably in comparison to Season 1, and yet many have asked if we should be judging the new MacGyver by its own merits instead of oft—comparing it to the original one? Some will say “this isn’t your dad’s MacGyver from the 1980s and it doesn’t need to be – or does it?
Unlike Season 1 which was in an uphill battle in competition with nicely written and made returning TV series - i.e. a 24 without Jack Bauer and a Prison Break season battling the so-called Islamic State and rogue CIA agents, the writers of the new MacGyver reboot seem to manage to redeem itself when compared to its previous season. But one things for sure, the cast of the new MacGyver is way more diverse that the original one despite of Richard Dean Anderson still holding the title as the “most believable MacGyver”. At least the appearance of the original Jack Dalton – Bruce McGill - as another character seems like a badly needed breath of fresh air on the new series.