Focusing on What's Really Important

I was going to write a real barn burner of a post about the big election, but then I came across this:

Folks, sometimes you just have to focus on the good things in life.

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Folks, sometimes you just have to focus on the good things in life.

Like the fact that the entire original series is available on DVD [grin].

Turning him into the annoying, arrogant wunderkind really doesn't work for me. He looks too young to be established and doesn't show the quiet confidence of the original, instead showing arrogance and that he thinks he's "cool". This ... does not look promising, at least to me.

By Verbose Stoic (not verified) on 18 May 2016 #permalink

I agree. Richard Dean Anderson was perfectly cast as the original MacGyver. I'm skeptical of Lucas Till, and I'm not too sure about the way new MacGyver is written. But I'll give it a chance!

They should have used the opportunity to showcase some diversity. Who wouldn't want to see a black latina lesbian quadriplegic as MacGyver?

By Bayesian Bouff… (not verified) on 19 May 2016 #permalink

"This video is not available." :)

Honestly I always thought MacGyver was basically "A Team-lite" when it originally aired, and even the A Team hasn't really aged well. If they have to revitalise an old 80s show, might I offer instead Quantum Leap as an alternative?