Angus MacGyver is a secret agent who refuses to carry a gun with him, but fortunately never needs one. Drawing on a vast practical knowledge of science, MacGyver is able to make use of anything around him to create soluti... more »ons to any problem he faces. Underestimating MacGyver is a major mistake made by his enemies and always results in the destruction of their plans.« less
Robin M. from SANFORD, NC Reviewed on 2/12/2014...
My 12 yr old son LOVED this dvd series!
Carolyn B. from FAYETTEVILLE, GA Reviewed on 8/16/2009...
My sons love these shows. They are a little far-fetched, but the main character is admirable in all respects and does use some inovative techniques to get the job done. Even if they are not plausible, it gets my sons thinking about how to solve a problem from a different point of view, using some unusual materials. Good entertainment for kids.
Dorrie Wheeler | 06/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's amazing that Season 2 has come so quick on the heels of of Season 1. The first thing that the buyer who purchased season 1 will notice different about the complete second season is the new slimmer packaging. The set is six discs but they have got those babies squeezed in a nice small box. The discs are housed in jackets-2 in eack jacket case. Another plus about this set is no nasty dual discs like a lot of other one hour releases currently on the market. The discs are a bright yellow color with the disc number clearly marked and the episode names on the disc. The set includes 22 episodes from the second season.This set is noticably smaller than the complete first season. The art work is similar to season 1. The images aren't particularly crisp, but they did manage to include the now popular Terri Hatcher in a still photo on the back cover. You can also check out a very 80's picture of Terri on the back of the jacket for discs 3 & 4.
The season opens with the exciting episode, "The Human Factor." MacGyver gets trapped in a computer and has to get out or else he will be toast. There were a lot of exciting episodes from the second season. In the episode, "The Road Not Taken," Macgyver makes a trip to South East Asia in an attempt to rescue a nun and a group of orphans only to discover his ex-girlfriend there.
The episodes are well, MacGyver episodes. This show has never really went away and can still be seen in syndication on many networks. It aired on WGN Superstation at one time. If you are a MacGyver fan you will enjoy this set. The episodes look about the same as they do on the television episodes and just like season 1, there are no new extras. No commentary or interviews. It's Macgyver! If you are a MacGyver fan you will be pleased. This set would also make a great Father's Day gift. "
Second season...even better than the first.
j. | 07/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The MacGyver television series can be divided roughly into two separate phases, each plagued by different problems. The first phase would be the first few seasons, blessed with great writing and acting but unfortunately overtly dated with campy special effects and the overuse of stock footage. The second phase, particularly the last couple years of the show, saw the special effects improve but unfortunately the writing suffered. The storylines became corny and MacGyver became more of an urban-savior, dealing more with ghettos and gangs rather than rugged CIA-type secret agent work. Still, the second season marks a time when the show was finding its stride, and the second, third, and fourth seasons really were the best of the entire series. The episode plots in season two are similar in style to those of the first season -- MacGyver travels all over the world to foil plots involving drugs, kidnapping, environmental destruction -- all while using his brains and science rather than brute strength or guns. But the characters are better developed in the second season, particularly that of Pete Thorton (MacGyver's boss), who becomes a prime player and good friend of MacGyver's. Like in all seasons, MacGyver rescues countless women, all of whom he seems to have dated at some point in his past. But it's good wholesome fun from an era when television action shows weren't all about computerized special effects."
In Memoriam: Dana Elcar: 1927-2005
Spy Queen | New York, NY, USA | 06/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although I do not consider myself a die-hard viewer of MacGyver, I would nevertheless like to point out with regret that Dana Elcar (ne Ibson Dana Elcar), who portrayed Pete Thornton and whose real-life battle with glaucoma was incorporated into the script, passed away around June 6 or 7, 2005.
In spite of his struggle with the glaucoma that eventually cost him his eyesight, he continued to work using a special computerized text-writing device. He was a great character actor, appearing in countless movies and television episodes and more recently, in roles tailored for him. One such role was in an episode of ER as a sightless diabetic.
He will be greatly missed. "
It is what it is...
C. Savage | St. Louis, MO | 02/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Loyalty is what really keeps people coming back to MacGyver. It has been fifteen years since MacGyver ended his 7 season run and I still love the show. I recognize that it is campy (just ask MSN), the plot is often thin and the way that items show up just perfect for MacGyver's use is...well, predictable. However, even though this is a formula show, I would guess that, just as with me, many people love and watch this show because of the memories surrounding watching the original broadcasts. I wasn't able to get into the first few seasons when it originally aired as I was only 3 years old. But I do remember that on Monday nights I got to stay up late so that I could watch MacGyver with my Dad, who would remark at every commercial break, "MacGyver's a dead man." Simple memories like this make me want to continue to watch this show. It is this same loyalty and memory that allows me to give this show three stars. I have no intention of telling anyone that this show is masterful in its acting, directing or plot, it is often silly. I know that the show is sometimes stupid, but as someone that can't turn on the TV anymore because the current programming saddens me, I long for the campy shows of just a few years ago. The entertainment value of the show builds this show up. My own roommate will only watch the show when I'm watching it. Mostly so he can make fun of it, but it also is entertaining him. MacGyver will remain on my shelves. Hopefully, there will come a day when I'll be able to watch it with people that won't "Waa Waa" (trumpet sound) the silly acting, the strange villains and impossible scenarios and will just enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed, as an entertaining show of the mid-late 80s and early 90s."