An amazing, atypical action show! The writers are GENIUSES!
When I first saw the name of the show while I was scrolling through Amazon Prime Video, I thought "MacGyver" was the silliest name in the world. Now, I really appreciate the show. For one thing, Lee David Zlotoff and the rest of the writers are GENIUSES! They thought of an original idea that was a huge risk in terms of action shows at the time. I also love how they started showing more real-world problems in Season 4. For example, in "Blood Brothers," they promoted gun control. Also, in "The Challenge," they promoted racial equality and the end of drug abuse. (I would advise against showing children ages 12 and younger some episodes in Season 4, because especially in "The Challenge," there are a LOT of emotional, hard-to-take scenes, especially with MacGyver himself. You shouldn't show your children "Runners" or "Blood Brothers" either if they're under 13.) I like how they realize that you don't need to swear in order for a show to be "cool". MacGyver himself almost NEVER swears, and whenever he does, it's something mild, like "damn". In fact, none of the characters swear that much. MacGyver says "heck" for crying out loud! I also like that MacGyver isn't like most secret agents. He's a mild-mannered, modest man who likes to help others when they're in trouble. He also has a wide variety of interests which a LOT of people can relate to, unlike most secret agents. He likes hockey, skiing, painting, racing, playing the guitar, and collecting classic Western films. MacGyver also has a sense of compassion and emotion, and he isn't all steely-faced like a lot of action heroes. All in all, this series shouldn't have been a sleeper hit in the 80s. It should've been one of those mainstream hits with a bunch of Emmy awards. I'D definitely give ALL the Emmy awards to "MacGyver". The acting is excellent, the writing is fantastic, and I'd totally recommend it to someone else. "MacGyver" has earned my stamp of approval.
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Positive role models
Violence & scariness