Monday, March 21, 2011

MacGyver: A successful mixture of spy and geek

MacGyver was one of the most popular series in America in the 90s. The best thing about the central character is that it never inspired people to fight or carry guns but use their knowlege.

MacGyver is a spy but he is not like other regular spies like Jason Bourne or James Bond who carry guns and gadget and kill people all the time.Instead, MacGyver uses his knowledge of physics, chemistry. What I like most about him is that he uses everyday products and turns them into something different.

The MacGyver character hates guns because in his young age he had an accident with guns.

When we think of spies or secret agents we think of people who look sharp, who are physically strong and are highly skilled in martial arts and other fighting tactics. On the contrary, when we think of people who are intellectual, the first image that comes to mind is a geek or nerd. This is where MacGyver is successful, it is a successful mixture of two entirely opposing character into one unique character.

Over the years, we have seen so many spy series but none had a character like MacGyver.

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