New show: MacGyver
When/where: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, CBS
Cast: Lucas Till, George Eads, Sandrine Holt
Premise: Yet another reboot, this time of the popular 1980s action-adventure show.
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Verdict: Meh. It looks pretty, in a high-tech “CSI”-like fashion. And Till is fine as Angus “Mac” MacGyver, whose motto is “improvise!” when faced with a challenge. And he’s faced with a bunch of them. So why wasn’t I more invested in the characters and the action, and less bothered by the slow exposition and the clunky writing? (“What happens in Cairo, stays in Cairo!” Ugh.) In the end, “MacGyver” is just kind of there. And for a thrilling adventure show, that’s not a good sign.
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