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MACGYVER Review: “Cigar Cutter”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 21 – MacGyver rounds out its season finale in a more than satisfactory way with “Cigar Cutter.” With a lot of questions still unanswered, the show leaves a lot of room for speculation and hope that season two will bring only bigger and better things.

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MACGYVER Review: “Hole Puncher”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 20 – MacGyver steps into a villain’s shoes in “Hole Puncher.” With the team working separate cases from different places, the episode gives Mac a chance to shine a little more brightly, and breaking the routine of the show makes for an interesting change.

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MACGYVER Review: “Compass”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 19 – MacGyver struggles to live up to previous expectations set by the show in “Compass.” With clunky storylines and character arcs, the show falls into old bad habits that hamper the potential of the episode.

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MACGYVER Review: “Flashlight”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 18 – MacGyver teams up with Hawaii Five-0 in “Flashlight.” With an interesting new plot angle, the show starts off strong, but quickly dives into a typical MacGyver twist, with all the show flaws that brings as well.

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MACGYVER Review: “Ruler”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 17 – MacGyver takes its plot to a whole new level in “Ruler.” With compelling action and the highest stakes the show has had thus far, the episode demonstrates the full potential of the show.

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MACGYVER Review: “Hook”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 16 – MacGyver demonstrates that he’s not perfect “Hook.” With a series of setbacks, the show proves that it can present a more dynamic story.

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MACGYVER Review: “Magnifying Glass”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 15 – The team is briefed on a murder case and is tasked with tracking down an infamous serial killer before he strikes again. But they aren’t sure if they’re dealing with the real killer or a copycat killer.

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MACGYVER Review: “Fish Scaler”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 14 – MacGyver and the gang are nervous about their evaluations with their new director while tracking down one of the FBI’s most wanted.

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MACGYVER Review: “Large Blade”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 13 – MacGyver ramps up the tension and stakes in “Large Blade.” With a storyline that isn’t afraid to pile on the complications for our protagonists, the episode proves to be the best yet in this season of the show.

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MACGYVER Review: “Screwdriver”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 12 – MacGyver brings back the exes and amps up the dramatic reveals in “Screwdriver.” However, despite the gushing plot reveals, the episode inexplicably falls flat.

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MACGYVER Review: “Scissors”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – MacGyver goes rogue in “Scissors.” With a major focus on Riley as a character, the show continues to change and evolve, always for the better.

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MACGYVER Review: “Pliers”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – MacGyver takes us back to Mac’s hometown in “Pliers.” With another switch-up, the show seems to remain indecisive about what it wants to be.

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MACGYVER Review: “Chisel”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – MacGyver finally captures the true spirit of its predecessor in “Chisel.” With heightened stakes and problems running awry, the show has found a story that feels worthy of its hero, MacGyver.

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MACGYVER Review: “Corkscrew”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – MacGyver amps up the stakes and takes on an untraceable assassin in “Corkscrew.” With a plotline channeling the lone-wolf element from the original series, and some new developments in the season arc, MacGyver keeps proving this isn’t a show to immediately write off.

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MACGYVER Review: “Can Opener”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – MacGyver takes on its version of the prison break plot “Can Opener.” With a nice balance of action, invention, and character development, it feels as though the show has finally found its sweet spot.

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MACGYVER Review: “The Wrench”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – MacGyver sends us on an emotional ride in “Wrench,” as Mac gets a visit from The Ghost who’s haunted his past. With more focus on character motivation, the series is finally starting to find a nice balance between action and story development.

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MACGYVER Review: “Toothpick”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – MacGyver starts to move on from his evil ex-girlfriend in “Toothpick.” Though the show continues to improve with each episode, its voice hasn’t quite landed yet.

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MACGYVER Review: “Wire Cutter”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – MacGyver continues to develop its characters’ emotional storylines in “Wire Cutter.” With an interesting spin on an old story trope, the show continues to add depth to its characters and improve upon its rough beginnings.

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MACGYVER Review: “Awl”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – MacGyver finally finds its footing in “Awl.” With a compelling storyline and clever inventions, the series’ third episode redeems the show’s previous flaws and gives us a taste of what this revamped reboot could be.

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MACGYVER Review: “The Metal Saw”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 2 – A serious improvement upon the pilot, this week’s episode of MacGyver still lacked the necessary cohesion to be a good show.

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MACGYVER Review: “The Rising”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 1- Modern takes on action in film and television have left the newly rebooted MacGyver wanting and without the charm and intelligent mystery that forever engraved the original in pop culture history.

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