Friday, May 20, 2016

Macgyver's reboot looks pretty bad.

Macgyver was one of my favorite show on television when I was a kid during the late eighties and the early nineties. I couldn't wait to see what 'Mac' was going to do this week and the adventures that he was going to get himself into. 

I loved the show that much, because the series was so entertaining and well made. It was made with so much passion, kindness and idealism that it made me feel like pretty much everything in this world was possible.

So having heard that there was going to be a reboot of this classic series, some might think that I would have been somewhat excited about the news. After all, who wouldn't like to see Macgyver's character return to our tv screens?

Yet, I wasn't really that excited, because we've already had too many bad examples where 'reimaginations' of these classic shows have gone terribly wrong. This time things wouldn't probably be any different either.

For example, when a popular series like Knight Rider was rebooted in 2008, it lacked all the aspects that had made the original series watchable. The new series just wasn't any good and didn't make anyone happy.

As sad as it is, the reimagination of the Knight Rider had none of the childlike qualities that David Hasselhoff''s original series had. Instead, the new show was cold, dark and unimaginative while desperately trying to be 'edgy'.

Unfortunately, this exact same thing can be said about the new Macgyver series based on the clips that have aired. Things don't look any better and it seems that the producers of the reboot haven't paid attention to what made the original series so popular.

Instead of making sure that new 'improved' Angus Macgyver would also be a kind, friendly, humble and an innovative character, this new Macgyver seems to be a really arrogant and cocky person that you can't really root for.

Also, instead of making sure that the reboot would be mainly about Macgyver's character, it seems that in this new version Mac is only part of a huge 'team' and that the show isn't about an altruistic individual doing good things to others.

Even when it comes to technical aspects of the show, this new series looks just way too dark and apparently completely lacks that relaxed and positive atmosphere that the original was known for and what made it so popular.

All in all, I think it's rather safe to say that things don't look too good for the new Macgyver series. As far as I'm concerned, the reboot in its current form - if they don't revamp or start from scratch -  is not going to be a success.

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