MacGyver - Season 4
(Lucas Till, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, Meredith Eaton, Henry Ian Cusick, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2021 / CBS - Lionsgate)
Overview: In this action-packed fourth season of MacGyver, ex-MI6 agent Russ Taylor recruits former Phoenix Foundation members Mac, Riley, Bozer, Matty, and Desi to hunt down a bioweapon that is planned to be used by a mysterious organization for a devastating attack on a major U.S. city.
DVD Verdict: OK, just putting it out there like it is, I remember the original MacGyver. I could not stomach the milquetoast performance of Richard Dean Anderson - he will always be the timid, Dr. Jeff Weber from General Hospital to me.
That being said, I enjoy the science behind the reboot and the idea that Mac has a team and is not a one-trick-pony who rushes in with a paper clip and bubble gum to save the world.
Furthermore, watching MacGyver you have to cut them a little slack on the science and the hacking stuff. Same thing you do with police procedurals who just catch the luckiest breaks.
Putting that aside, MacGyver is (or was, as the fifth and final season has just ended on CBS and luckily its finale, which was actually filmed before the cancellation was announced, plays out nicely for all us fans, and does not leave us with yet another cliffhanger), highly enjoyable and thoroughly entertaining.
Whether that be in the relationships (platonic or romantic), the plots or the actors (for the record, Levy Tran and Tristin Mays are terrific actresses), but more than that, the whole MacGyver fandom itself has always been a fun ride!
I mean, even the love triangle of Mac/Desi/Riley was not as divisive as you would think, meaning fans of MacRiley and fans of MacDesi were pretty chill compared to other fandoms!
Anyway, back on point here now, and on a deeper level, MacGyver shows that people who are broken can carry on and still do important things in the world. It shows that a troubled youth can go on to make a positive impact on others.
It shows that family is so much more than just blood and how to respect each other. It shows the importance of finding another way. This is a lesson we all need in our current times.
In closing, the show appeals to a younger audience and very specifically is not trying to be the original. The actors are all great, and the characters are likable.
It is just a fun show that keeps you guessing and gets you emotionally invested, and even though it has indeed received its unwarranted cancellation notice from CBS, I can definitely see it popping up again sometime soon on another platform. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
MacGyver: Season 4 DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98.
MacGyver Season 4 Official Promo Trailer
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