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MacGyver was one of my favorite shows of the 80s and early 90s
Reviewed in Canada on May 2, 2015
First, MacGyver was one of my favorite shows of the 80s and early 90s. I already owned season 1 and season 4, and have been debating how to go about getting the other 5 plus the TV movies. I was wary of ordering the predecessor to this set after reading the reviews and noting the concerns raised about the packaging. I was pretty much resigned to filling out my collection season by season until I heard about this collection, which Paramount promised would be more "storage friendly". Further details were scarce, but with fingers crossed (how many times do video companies really listen to us on things like this?) I gave it a try. And what do you know? They listened and addressed the problems! This collection is in a more compact, easier to store package comprised of two briefcase-shaped plastic containers (one for seasons 1-4, one for 5-7 and the TV movies). And no more of the paper or cardboard slots the reviews complained about, resulting in discs scratched or damaged in transit. In this collection the discs are in the same plastic mounting you would find in most season sets, eliminating the possibility of scratches. I think anybody would have a hard criticizing this packaging.
As near as I can tell, the episodes and TV movies are all present and accounted for (one quibble: the season 1 disc 1 label has season 4 disc 1 titles on it-but the disc has the right episodes). As with the season sets, there are no special features (missed opportunity here) and more concerning, there is no closed captioning for the hearing impaired.
I may report further once I have watched more episodes. For now, I'll say that to have all the MacGyver episodes and the two TV movies in a collection with its predecessor's packing problems addressed and a very good price. I would whole-heartedly recommend this collection.
Kudos to Paramount. You listened and you acted. Let's hope others follow your example. Thank you!!