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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable hokum..., 14 Nov. 2005
This review is from: Macgyver - the Complete First Season [DVD] [1985] (DVD)
I used to love MacGyver when it aired in the UK in the late 80s.. and have been dying to get hold of it on DVD or video over since - and now it's here! Everyone else has commented on price (but I don't care cos got mine as a gift! *lol*) so I'm going to actually review the programme...
If you've never seen the show, the basic premise is that MacGyver is a government agent type - but he doesn't like guns, isn't keen on violence, and uses his knowledge of physics and chemistry to build himself "weapons" to help him out of whatever situation he finds himself in. As with a lot of American TV shows, the moral is laid down with anvil-like subtlety and a certain suspension of disbelief if definitely required - oh and, in true 80s TV style, the bad guys are incredibly bad shots and no-one ever seems to get killed (they just get knocked out and arrested later!) There's a certain "James Bond" element to the show too - MacGyver always seems to get the women and the bad guys, if they ever catch him, always dream up some elaborate way to kill our hero - rather than, say, just putting a bullet in his head - from which, of course, he can "MacGyver" up an escape plan.
The first season has a good mix of episodes - some better than others - but is often let down by what appears to have been a seriously limited budget when it comes to hiring actors to play the bad guys - particularly in "The Golden Triangle" and "Target MacGyver" they are almost painful to watch! And "Thief of Budapest" is particularly hard to watch if you've ever seen "The Italian Job".. I mean, if you're going to save money by borrowing footage from a film for your car chase scenes, don't borrow it from one of the most classic, well-known car-chase films of all time!
Despite all this though, the series is thoroughly enjoyable - it's lighthearted fun, the "MacGyverisms" are entertaining and, what the heck, RDA was cute when he was younger.. :)
There don't appear to be any extras on the DVDs, aside from the option to change languages, but seeing as the show has not been available at all previously, it's nice just to be able to have the episodes and watch them. Roll on Season 2!
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