Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this adventure drama is about an ex-secret agent who uses his investigative skills and prowess with gadgets to ferret out bad guys on missions for his justice-seeking employer. Although MacGyver is a clever, admirable hero who prefers to use his smarts -- rather than weapons -- to defeat his opponents (making him a rarity in the media world), in some scenes he has to physically defend himself. Other scenes include relatively mild violence like car crashes and explosions (which mostly harm things, not people). Some kids might try to re-create Mac's homemade devices, so a refresher on the difference between TV and real life may be in order.
The main character prefers non-violent means of solving conflict, but some scenes involve car crashes, explosions, and fistfights.
Very mild; only the occasional "damn," "hell," etc.
MacGyver is always trying to solve problems non-violently, using discussion and smarts instead of weapons and brawn. He's a smart, resourceful, creative role model.
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