Magnum P.I.

Magnum P.I. – Desperate Measures

by Alan Rapp on January 6, 2020

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  • Title: Magnum P.I. (2018) – Desperate Measures
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Magnum P.I. - Desperate Measures television review

The second-half of the crossover gets off to an awkward start with most of Five-0 being taken into custody (off-camera) leaving Tani (Meaghan Rath) and Quinn (Katrina Law) heading to ask Magnum Jay Hernandez and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) for help. Junior (Beulah Koale) has been taken by a group willing to exchange him for the CIA list that our heroes now have in their possession. Magnum calls in his pals, Higgins does some computer work, and Quinn and Tani spend most of the time hiding out at Robin’s Nest (or in the back of the car) while leaving Junior’s life in the hands of their new friends.

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Ihea ‘oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana?
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Hawaii Five-0 - Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana? TV review

When CBS decided to add a second remake set in Hawaii it was only a matter of time before we saw a Hawaii Five-0 crossover with Magnum P.I. Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) cross paths with Five-0 while searching for a philandering husband on case that involves stolen government secrets being brokered to China. With Magnum offering some back-and-forth with McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), as the stand-in for the missing Danny (Scott Caan), it’s Higgins connections which prove to have the real payoff for Five-0 in retrieving the list of undercover CIA assets in China.

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Magnum P.I. – From the Head Down

by Alan Rapp on October 2, 2018

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  • Title: Magnum P.I. (2018) – I Saw the Sun Rise
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Magnum P.I. - From the Head Down television review

Magnum‘s Jay Hernandez latest case involving recovering a stolen giant tuna from a local fisherman (Carl Weathers) becomes more complicated when the thief’s family is kidnapped and held for ransom. Despite the value of the catch, the secondary thieves actually want something inside the fish which was used to smuggle classified intelligence onto the island. Two episodes in we can start to see themes appearing in the Magnum reboot. First, it looks like Higgins (Perdita Weeks) will be drawn into an active role quite frequently. Second, as with the original, Magnum will take hard luck cases and lean on his friends and contacts to help get the job done. The episode also continues to incorporate supporting characters from Hawaii Five-0 into the show with the appearance of a rotund entrepreneur who helps Magnum out by providing information. Despite it being little more than a big fish tale, the show’s second episode is an improvement of the show’s Pilot, but it still has quite a way to go.

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Magnum P.I. – I Saw the Sun Rise

by Alan Rapp on September 26, 2018

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  • Title: Magnum P.I. (2018) – I Saw the Sun Rise
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Magnum P.I. - I Saw the Sun Rise

On hearing the news, and seeing clips of CBS’ plans to reboot Magnum, P.I. all I could think was that this was the worst idea in network television since the The CW rebooted Charlie’s Angels with Minka Kelly in 2011 (a show so historically bad, even the Internet has done its best to forget its existence). The new Magnum P.I. attempts to hold to the formula of the original but also makes several small changes (including the new, grammatically incorrect, spelling of the show’s title). Set in present day, Jay Hernandez is cast as the new Thomas Sullivan Magnum who works as a private eye while also providing security to the estates of published author Robin Masters. Unlike the original, in which Masters was never seen (or even proved to be a real person), Thomas and the author are old friends due to the writer spending time with Magnum during his time as a Naval Officer in landlocked country of Afghanistan.

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  • Title: Magnum, P.I. – Memories are Forever
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Magnum, P.I. - Memories are Forever television review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to Hawaii. While taking pictures for a divorce case, Magnum (Tom Selleck) catches a glimpse of a familiar face through a telescopic lens of the wife he lost during the Vietnam War. Unable to get a clean shot of her face, Magnum has trouble convincing either T.C. (Roger E. Mosley) or Rick (Larry Manetti) that Michelle (Marta DuBois), who was reportedly killed in a bombing in Saigon, could still be alive and partying on a boat in the Honolulu harbor. However, a close-up of her necklace (featuring the same symbol as on our private dick’s ring) does finally spur Magnum’s friends into action. Hell, even Higgins (John Hillerman), despite being thoroughly confused by the entire situation, is on-hand to help.

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