Thursday, February 26, 2004

The Network for Who? (2 of 2)

But MacGyver?  I don't know a man alive who admits to watching MacGyver.  Men make fun of MacGyver.  Here's one of them heroes who uses brains rather than brawn -- and he generally has a gratuitious stripped-down-to-the-tight-sleeveless-undershirt moment in the show.  This is classic Chick Television.  Chuck Norris, Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone -- these are guy movie heroes.  But MacGyver? 

Frankly, I think the Star Trek thing has led them astray.  They must be thinking that, "Hey, geeky guys like science fiction, they must also like geeky guy heroes."  I'm gonna go with "no."

Am I wrong here?  Should Spike TV buy Bill Nye, The Science Guy next?

2 comments:

jeffcomedy said...

Yes, if only to show all the MACHO guys that being a geek is a manly thing all on its own. This day and age, Knowledge is Power. Perhaps MacGyver was ahead of it's time.

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andreakingme said...

Couldn't hurt.

But I'm with you -- I always thought MacGyver was for women. My grandma loves that man!