Post by AntiArbitrator on Feb 7, 2020 18:51:57 GMT -5
Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix
Season 4, Episode 1 • Premiere 2/7/2020, 8:00 PM ON WJZDT 13 • TV-14 • Stereo • CC
Ex-MI6 agent Russ Taylor recruits former Phoenix Foundation members Mac, Riley, Bozer, Matty and Desi to hunt down a bioweapon that's planned to be used by a mysterious organization for a devastating attack on a major US city.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Feb 17, 2020 21:16:36 GMT -5
I enjoyed all of the excitement and Mac worked well under a lot of pressure. Desi was very clever last season, but she seemed careless - too careless- in this episode. Her relationship with Mac must have happened in the 1-1/2 years off screen because I do not remember it. Mac has bad luck with girlfriends.
I do not respect the General for placing the safety of the country at risk and I was glad he went to prison. He should never get out.
At the beginning of the episode, it was emphasized that none of the team was in a relationship. I hope Mac does not get angry with Riley when he learns she lied to his face about not dating. Now I wonder if anyone else lied. It would be difficult for Mac and Bozer to hide a relationship from each other.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Feb 21, 2020 22:00:09 GMT -5
I loved this exciting episode. The child on the airplane was cute and very brave. As soon as they saw the boy, they became even more determined to find a way to land the plane safely. They need someone like Desi on the team. I do not know if she is a daredevil, but she is fearless in hazardous situations. Since Mac is afraid of flying, it took a lot of courage for him to volunteer to zipline from one plane to another.
I enjoyed Desi and Mac sniping at each other although I did not always understand what they were saying. They seemed to work it out.
It was awesome the way Mac kept coming up with solutions.
Bozer was brave and Matty did not seem too mad at him.
It was a nice scene when Mac retrieved the leather jacket. He looked very pleased. To be honest, I had forgotten about the jacket.
That was a very exciting episode. I only have one criticism other than the fact I don't like Desi or the talk about her relationship with Mac. When they connected the two airplanes, it would have been so easy for the boy to fall out. They should have somehow made sure the boy was securely attached to something. Which, unfortunately, they failed to do with the other end of the zipline.
I have to wonder how they do all that. Is that a stunt person or just a dummy between the two planes? When they show the actual actors, there must be green screens involved. And there must be sets that look like each plane that are safe on the ground and being shaken.
Another site I go to had numerous criticisms about the show. One was that Richard Dean Anderson acted on his own and was not part of a team. Another was that his show put more emphasis on the gadgets MacGyver created. The biggest criticism was that the science is all wrong.
I had no problem with Desi and Mac saying they were not in a relationship but would have preferred that never having been the case.
No matter what, Mac can come up with solutions just like that. And things sure kept going wrong.
I thought the truck accident would just delay things but they lost the foam.
The man in charge finally got the message that Matty knows what she's doing.
Bozer was more capable than I thought he would be. They taught him a lot.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Feb 28, 2020 21:22:57 GMT -5
I am enjoying the rivalry between Bozer and Russ. They worked well together, and Russ' putting Sparky on e-Bay was a terrible prank. The bid was up to $200.00 for a $3 million AU.
I bet Riley wished she could switch tasks with Desi, but she never complained. Pushing that bomb upwards was a tough job, not to mention too dangerous. Then, there was a hole in the floor that they had to cross. After all that, the crane could not reach the bomb because a hose sprung a leak. Egg drop a bomb - but it worked. And Riley earned her merit badge.
I am glad Riley and Mac discussed their personal feelings and can now be honest with each other. It is going to be difficult for Riley to keep lying about her job.
"Family Guy" did comments at the bottom of the screen on Sunday in the same way this show does.
I fully expected people on that other site to attack this episode but the one person who commented said they went back to the old science. But even I have to say what they did couldn't be done. I didn't comment on that other site but there's no way they could have moved that bomb the way they did with real science. And with the amount of time they had left putting that bomb inside one of those devices like they used for the egg--couldn't possibly be done! With plenty of time, sure.
Even the way I feel about Desi, I really wanted her to get out of there, but of course with the woman rescued.
I was glad Bozer got to prove himself. I was not aware he was so valuable to the team. And I agree it was terrible what happened to his robot.
I liked the music in those scenes from the past.
It was all right to smoke? Surely not in one of those labs!
Post by AntiArbitrator on Mar 6, 2020 19:13:38 GMT -5
Soccer + Desi + Merchant + Titan
SEASON 4, EPISODE 5 • NEW 3/6/2020, 8:00 PM ON WJZDT 13 • TV-PG • STEREO • CC
In an attempt to find the main players in the Codex and cut off their match-fixing funding, Desi goes under cover to infiltrate a soccer team and find the corrupt player working with the shadow organization.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Mar 13, 2020 18:33:35 GMT -5
Right + Wrong + Both + Neither
SEASON 4, EPISODE 6 • NEW 3/13/2020, 8:00 PM ON WJZDT 13 • TV-14 • STEREO • CC
When Russ' first love, Emilia, is kidnapped by the same rebels he fought during his private military contract days, he takes the Phoenix team to a small, impoverished town to rescue her and rid the town of the rebels for good.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Mar 27, 2020 19:18:23 GMT -5
Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey
SEASON 4, EPISODE 7 • NEW 3/27/2020, 8:00 PM ON WJZDT 13 • TV-PG • STEREO • CC
A double date descends into chaos when Mac and Desi witness a murder in the back of the restaurant; as they work to find the killer, Riley tries to keep the secret about her and her friends' "day jobs' from her new boyfriend.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Apr 6, 2020 2:06:45 GMT -5
They have been trying to alienate Mac’s father ever since he was introduced. I was happy to see Mac was cordial when his father entered the room. I liked watching the MacGyvers defuse the bomb that landed on the truck. But I did not really enjoy the rest of what happened. It was rather sad to me.
Oh, I did enjoy Mac and Desi sparring at the beginning of the episode while people were betting on them.