Tonight, CBS made a bold move in launching their official “re-imagining” of “MacGyver,” a show that has a reputation for being one of the mos famous in its genre of all time. It’s an ambitious idea, and while we think that the pilot had its fair share of flaws, there is a reason to keep pressing on with the series.
Take, for example, the presence of a very familiar face next week in Amy Acker. The former “Person of Interest” star is going to have a key role to play as someone tied to George Eads’ character of Jack, and MacGyver is going to continue to do what he can to take part in an international rescue mission. Just take a look at the synopsis below:
“MacGyver and the team attempt to rescue Sarah (Amy Acker), Jack’s former CIA partner/ex-girlfriend who went missing in Venezuela after she obtained evidence to take down an international arms dealer.”
If there is one recommendation we can offer for the next episode in comparison to the pilot, it’s fairly simple: Focus more on the human and the fun of the conceit. There are already so many other big action shows out there with explosions and drama, so this one needs to find its niche elsewhere. After all, you really have to give people a reason to tune in to this on Friday night, and we think making this into TV comfort food is the right move for this show to make.
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