The Best And Worst Shows On TV In 2016

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2. MacGyver

I’ve said before that I don’t mind a reboot. I think a good ol’ reimagining of a favorite TV show is fine, but it’s got to be good. And this thing they’re calling MacGyver is the worst. It’s particularly egregious that CBS is billing it as a “hit show.” I beg to differ. So much.

It pains me to think about what could have been in this show. It seems like it would have a fanbase built right in, but it manages to come in under a bar set very, very low. Richard Dean Anderson played the original character whose clever ingenuity played more like roguish charm than Lucas Till’s stiff delivery as a younger version of the same character, only without the feathered hair.

An updated version of this could have been a monster hit with the old audience and folks interested in technology, but CBS rushed to deliver this without ever thinking about how good it would be if they took a little more time with it.

CBS shows make up the bulk of this “worst of” list, and it’s because they are continually churning out low-effort shows that seem like a good idea in theory, but leave us annoyed with their execution.