Everyone's been all a-twitter (not a-Twitter, but probably that, too) about the possibility that there will be a feature film version of MacGyver, the TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson as a master of mechanical improv. While that sounds okay, I guess, it also sounds a little, I dunno, dull. If it were up to me, I'd totally greenlight a movie version of the 1986 TV series The Wizard.
There's something about the new Fox series Human Target that makes us feel like kids again. Why does this man-of-action adventure drama, starring Mark Valley as more-than-a-bodyguard Christopher Chance, suddenly take us back to the 1980s? Could it be that the show reminds us of a bunch of adventure series that were on the air back then? The first Human Target TV show failed back in 1992 because it had missed the 1980s action-adventure boat, but maybe now nostalgia-seeking TV viewers will give it a "chance" (sorry). We compared the new Human Target to some of our favorite '80s action shows and found that they had a lot in common -- although Target still has some tricks it can learn from them.