The old MACGYVER ran for seven seasons and two tv movies. The new MACGYVER is one of the biggest hits of the 2016 television season. But between those two action series, all but forgotten to history, was YOUNG MACGYVER... a failed pilot starring SUPERNATURAL's Jared Padalecki as the scientist secret agent's nephew, who makes life-saving gadgets out of portable propane stoves because he's MacGyver, and participates in ill-advised fast food eating contests because he's "young."
The ABC series YOUNG MACGYVER never went to series, but could it be that this series was... CANCELED TOO SOON? Join film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold as they analyze the myth of MACGYVER, decide what makes a tv series "MacGyver" or not, and decide just how lame "cool" kids from the early 2000s really were. (They also announce the winner of their first-ever sweepstakes, who will get to pick a one-season wonder tv series this podcast will cover in the coming weeks.)
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