Daily Archives: October 2, 2015
Nostalgia continues its successful run of being the vision of the future, specifically drawing from the totally awesome ’80s.
“Based on the Richard Dean Anderson starrer that ran for seven seasons on ABC, the CBS take is described as a reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening”
–Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter
Anderson’s Macgyver was the ultimate problem-solver involving things we take for granted, like an ordinary #2 pencil, a gum wrapper and a sponge. Not to mention his trademark haircut that (just a guess) may remain in the hair stylist’s portfolio from the original series.
Will this reboot live up to its high expectations, honoring the spirit and creativity of the original?
As successful shows, reboots, continuations and movie sequels have demonstrated in the past, there are countless alleyways and dead ends to drive into. Still, there is a right way to do these types of projects well, so as to escape the critics who are anxious to pin their targets in an uncomfortable corner.
Luckily for Macgyver, this is the scenario where he’s always thrived…
with a belt, some Twizzlers and a single shoe lace.