MacGyver “Pilot” (part 1 of 4)
So, everyone knows about MacGyver, right? It’s a classic of corny ‘80s TV, starring Richard Dean Anderson as Angus MacGyver, a secret agent who likes to piece together ridiculous contraptions from household objects.
Yep, that’s pretty much all there is to it: every week, he finds himself in some kind of crisis situation and has to save himself (and generally a plucky kid or an attractive woman or a villageful of ethnic peasants) with nothing but his Swiss Army Knife and various convenient bits and bobs he finds along the way. (I warn you now: the word “convenient” will crop up a lot in these recaps.) It being the ‘80s, he was often up against the Soviets in one way or another, but his enemies also included the Mafia, South American dictators, and killer ants. Oh yes, killer ants.