1985 TV-PG 4 seasons


1985 TV-PG 4 seasons
  • Overview
  • Seasons
  • Details
In this popular long-running television series, former special ops agent Angus MacGyver now works as a freelancer, using his brains rather than brute force to bring down drug lords, corrupt dictators and other bad guys.
Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  6

Summary of Season 1 (1985) - 6 discs

Although brilliant ex-Special Forces agent Angus MacGyver is no longer an official spy, he still manages to be recruited to solve the toughest cases, relying primarily on his uncanny ability to fashion weapons and tools from everyday materials.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital Mono
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

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.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


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.

Social Behavior

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.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

How it works

  • 1

    Create your list

    Browse from thousands of movies and shows.

  • 2

    Free delivery

    We send out your disc the next business day.

  • 3

    Watch and repeat

    Free returns, plus no due dates or late fees.

Unlimited movies sent to your door, starting at $9.99 a month.