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Old 09-25-2018, 02:02 AM
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I'm probably one of the biggest Magnum, P.I. fans in the world. I even have the theme song as the ring tone on my cell phone. And I was soooo looking forward to the reboot. Well, I watched it tonight. Man, I LOVED it! I DVRed it tonight, and watched it twice.

But, knowing the Straight Dope for lo these many decades, I'm guessing that I'm alone in approving of the reboot, and that the rest of you hated it. Please tell me I'm wrong!

Things I liked:

1. The theme song - they kept it. Shortened, but still there.
2. Rick and TC - still there, much the same, but tweaked and updated in a refreshing way.
3. Higgins - still there. A chick now, but hey, I can roll with the changes. She kicks ass.
4. Robin's Nest, the Ferrari, the guest house, all still there.
5. Cross overs with 5-0 - I'm pretty sure the coroner he visited is the same one from the Hawaii 5-0 show. That's cool.
6. The LADS!!
7. The Cross of Lorraine ring - still there.
8. Detroit Tigers hat - still there.
9. The voice over, and "I know what you're thinking..." - still there.
10. And probably Number One - the major theme of Magnum, P.I. was always friendship. And that seems to be a major theme of the reboot as well. I am so happy about that.

Also - I'm please to see that they tweaked the title. The original series was called Magnum, P.I. The new series is called Magnum P.I. (no comma). This is nice, because it allows my DVR to keep the new and old versions stored in separate folders.

Things I didn't like:

1. The theme song was too short. That's all I can complain about.

Okay, what do the rest of youse guys think?

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Old 09-25-2018, 08:46 AM
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We tuned in for just a few minutes to see the lads, because we have Dobes also. They were beautiful killing machines.


There was something said as voiceover right near the beginning of the show that struck a somewhat "boys will be boys" note I didn't care for, but I can't even remember it now.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:29 AM
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Maybe it will be better after the pilot - but this one seemed to be trying to outstupid macgiver - and won in the first few minutes.

(yeah, I realize that was the scene from a book and not what 'really' happened - but sheesh).
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The new guy is no Tom Selleck. That is all.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:50 AM
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Didn't watch it. Never going to watch it.

But I'll read y'alls comments.

You can tell me if they eventually have a crossover scene with H50 where Mags and McG sit down for a beer together and trade SuperSeal lies stories.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:57 AM
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Does Higgins still tell long-winded war stories?
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:00 AM
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Does he have a Tiger's hat?
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:05 AM
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Didn't watch it. Never going to watch it.

But I'll read y'alls comments.
Me, too. And it has nothing to do with sullying the original--it looks awful all on its own (like the new Mcguyver and the new Lethal Weapon.)

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Old 09-25-2018, 11:16 AM
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Me, too. And it has nothing to do with sullying the original--it looks awful all on its own (like the new Mcguyver and the new Lethal Weapon.)
Lethal Weapon is the exception to the rule - its turned out to be pretty good.
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Does Higgins still tell long-winded war stories?
This seems the part that wouldn't work. JQ Higgins was everywhere*, WWII, Israel, Africa, Ireland, MI-6. He was like the British Empire personified. What can the new one have done during the last 20 years that could be comparable? What would she have to tell stories about? (that is, that she could talk about, and not be classified?)


*Assuming the original JQH wasn't lying. I don't believe that, but it seems that's what Bellisario was going for in the last season. I should start a different thread about that very question.

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Are they going to show Robin Masters in this one, or be coy like the original series?

They're not going to go for the "Higgins is really Robin Masters" thing again, are they?
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Are they going to show Robin Masters in this one, or be coy like the original series?

They're not going to go for the "Higgins is really Robin Masters" thing again, are they?
Magnum knows Robbin Masters personally since the latter was a journalist embedded with his unit. Higgins being Masters wouldn't fly.
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Lethal Weapon is the exception to the rule - its turned out to be pretty good.
I think this one is pretty tiresome while the new Macgyver is good stupid fun.
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5. Cross overs with 5-0 - I'm pretty sure the coroner he visited is the same one from the Hawaii 5-0 show. That's cool.
You're correct: the character is Dr. Noelani Cunha, played by Kimee Balmilero.

I didn't watch the episode, but the ads and teasers were very reminiscent of the new "5-0."
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Magnum knows Robbin Masters personally since the latter was a journalist embedded with his unit. Higgins being Masters wouldn't fly.
Good. Because that got tiresome in the original.
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:47 PM
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But, knowing the Straight Dope for lo these many decades, I'm guessing that I'm alone in approving of the reboot, and that the rest of you hated it. Please tell me I'm wrong!
I liked the preview. The pilot is sitting on the DVR for now.
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Maybe it will be better after the pilot - but this one seemed to be trying to outstupid macgiver - and won in the first few minutes.
The director of the pilot also directed some of the Fast & Furious movies.
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I'm probably one of the biggest Magnum, P.I. fans in the world. I even have the theme song as the ring tone on my cell phone. And I was soooo looking forward to the reboot. Well, I watched it tonight. Man, I LOVED it!

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Okay, what do the rest of youse guys think?
I was one of those who didn’t believe it could live up to its own hype let alone the original series. Watched it last night and was won over by the sheer exuberance of the reboot. I am a fan of the new show without letting it diminish my fondness for the original. (I had to get past the driving stunts to appreciate the reboot but they made more sense in the episode than they did in the trailer – “well that didn’t work”). Having had a recent opportunity to watch the pilot episode from the original show, I have to say that the reboot exceeds the original but that makes sense since the reboot has seven seasons of refinement to draw upon the original pilot did not. I am very optimistic for the future of this show.

On another topic, could Tom Selleck make a cameo or periodic guest appearances without ruining the whole thing? What if he turns up as Ice pick? What if early next season he appears as Robin Masters, would that be too Meta? Would Tom Selleck as Robin Masters be ideal . . . or disastrous? There is a theory that having two Magnums on screen at the same time would cause a tear in the space/time continuum and end all life as we know it.
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I'm probably one of the biggest Magnum, P.I. fans in the world. I even have the theme song as the ring tone on my cell phone. And I was soooo looking forward to the reboot. Well, I watched it tonight. Man, I LOVED it! I DVRed it tonight, and watched it twice.

But, knowing the Straight Dope for lo these many decades, I'm guessing that I'm alone in approving of the reboot, and that the rest of you hated it. Please tell me I'm wrong!

Things I liked:

1. The theme song - they kept it. Shortened, but still there.
2. Rick and TC - still there, much the same, but tweaked and updated in a refreshing way.
3. Higgins - still there. A chick now, but hey, I can roll with the changes. She kicks ass.
4. Robin's Nest, the Ferrari, the guest house, all still there.
5. Cross overs with 5-0 - I'm pretty sure the coroner he visited is the same one from the Hawaii 5-0 show. That's cool.
6. The LADS!!
7. The Cross of Lorraine ring - still there.
8. Detroit Tigers hat - still there.
9. The voice over, and "I know what you're thinking..." - still there.
10. And probably Number One - the major theme of Magnum, P.I. was always friendship. And that seems to be a major theme of the reboot as well. I am so happy about that.

Also - I'm please to see that they tweaked the title. The original series was called Magnum, P.I. The new series is called Magnum P.I. (no comma). This is nice, because it allows my DVR to keep the new and old versions stored in separate folders.

Things I didn't like:

1. The theme song was too short. That's all I can complain about.

Okay, what do the rest of youse guys think?
I think I may give it a try after reading your thoughts on the show.

They seem to agree with a review I read. That review kind of knocked what he thought was the core audience, gen Xer's like me, calling us "oldies". He went on to say that CBS programing in general is aimed to an older demographic. His main point was that it was good, but not great so younger people won't go out of their way to watch as it airs.
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On another topic, could Tom Selleck make a cameo or periodic guest appearances without ruining the whole thing? What if he turns up as Ice pick? What if early next season he appears as Robin Masters, would that be too Meta? Would Tom Selleck as Robin Masters be ideal . . . or disastrous? There is a theory that having two Magnums on screen at the same time would cause a tear in the space/time continuum and end all life as we know it.
Have Selleck show up as a retired Lance White. Shouldn't be much of a problem as Universal has a hand in both shows.

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They got about 90 percent right, but I don't like the new Magnum. The supporting cast check off all the right boxes for me, even Higgy, but the new Magnum looks like he was typecast for a newer generation of viewers.
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...Higgins was the only part of the new show that worked for me. If you are going to reimagine the character, then reimagine the character. When the theme song kicked in all I kept thinking of was that I was watching these people pretend to be their namesakes. Magnum was pretending to be Magnum. TC pretending to be TC. Rick was pretending to be Rick.

It physically hurt when the theme song started playing. I cringed.

I laughed when we were introduced to Magnum's best buds. It was the Star Trek episode of Futurama, "Here's Magnum, here's Rick, here's TC and here's generic Red Shirt Number 6 Sebastian." Tired lazy writing.

I was really hoping that John Rogers version of Magnum was going to get the greenlight: which was a continuation of the original Magnum series but with Magnum's daughter taking the lead. I love all of Roger's shows. Even the bad ones. I don't like anything made by these showrunners. And how they treated Dae Kim and Park from Hawaii 5-0 was just a disgrace.

So I'm out.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:43 AM
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Okay, I watched the pilot yet again. Yes, I'm a Magnum geek. Here are my further observations:

11. The Magnum voice-over mentioned how Rick ran one of the hippest clubs in the islands, but never mentioned it by name. But.... when Rick and Magnum took the boat out to find the sunken ship full of gold, you could see the name on the back of the boat: "King Kamehameha Club." I suspect the name of the club will eventually be mentioned in the dialog in some future episode. At least, I hope so.

12. Tom Selleck clearly had the iconic porn-stache. As a producer of a reboot, what do you do? Include the stache? Or not? They very cleverly took a middle road: give him the Gen-X three-day goatee shadow. Is this a cowardly way out? Or a compromise? Hard to say. But I thought it was a good way to derail the possible controversy. I'll be curious how it is handled in future episodes.

13. Chest Hair! Tom Selleck famously sported plenty of chest hair. In one brief scene in this pilot, we see Magnum changing his shirt, and he is clearly chest-hair free. Not that I give a crap one way or the other, but I thought it was a bold move on the part of the producers to decide that this Magnum would be free of chest hair. Possibly reflecting changing public tastes, or at least Hollywood's perceptions of public taste.
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Some more questions about the new Higgins:

The actress is Welsh. What accent does she use?

Can she shout "Oh . . . my . . . God!!!", bristling with righteous fury, the way John Hillerman did?

Any hint of half-siblings?
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:22 AM
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Some more questions about the new Higgins:

The actress is Welsh. What accent does she use?

Can she shout "Oh . . . my . . . God!!!", bristling with righteous fury, the way John Hillerman did?

Any hint of half-siblings?
She should have used a Texas accent. Seriously, it blows my mind that John Hillerman's accent in "Blazing Saddles" was much closer to his true accent than Higgins was.
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New Higgins affects a very clipped, rather posh version of R.P. It strikes me as being posher than OG Higgins.
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She should have used a Texas accent. Seriously, it blows my mind that John Hillerman's accent in "Blazing Saddles" was much closer to his true accent than Higgins was.
"Name's Elmo Ziller, and I poke from Hondo, Texas."
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I was excited to see this... I was underwhelmed; but I'll give it another shot.

1) Juliett Higgins/Perdidta/Weeks was a weak spot for me. She was mostly annoying.
2) I kind of like Jay Hernandez as Magnum; but am I the only one who would rather Zachary Knighton be magnum, and Jay Hernandez be Oriville 'Rick' Wright?
3) There were to many "I'll get in trouble if I give you that information/Help You!" type moments. Geez, you had Captain Buck Green (James Remar), Higgins, The medical examiner Dr. Noelani Cunha (Kimee Balmilero), the police detective Gordon Katsumto (Sung Kang). My God, they were one step short of having a police captain hell at them over a desk! Which in a way they did with their old CO Capt. Buck Green. It was just too cheesy for me.

Hopefully the writing will settle down, and the won't try to always give every actor a zinger.
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As long as it stays episode based and doesn't try to have long arcs it might be ok. It's too dumb explodey to try a serious big bad.
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As long as it stays episode based and doesn't try to have long arcs it might be ok. It's too dumb explodey to try a serious big bad.
Much of the production crew are the same people from the Hawaii 5-O reboot. So my guess is that they'll take a similar approach: primarily standalone episodes, with one or two "arc" episodes per season.
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Let's see. The new guy doesn't have half the personality Tom Selleck did. Substituting a sexy blonde for a charming character actor doesn't fly. I too will stick to MacGyver for my stupid action fun.
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Let's see. The new guy doesn't have half the personality Tom Selleck did. Substituting a sexy blonde for a charming character actor doesn't fly. I too will stick to MacGyver for my stupid action fun.
Well that's just unfair. Even Tom Selleck didn't have half the personality of Tom Selleck after one episode. You gotta give them some time to grow into the roles.
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:37 AM
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I've got to say I don't hate it. Not loving Rick, but he was pretty bad in early episodes of the original too so I'm hoping.
Not exactly high brow drama, but neither was the original. The core was always about friendship and that has carried over.
I'll give a few more episodes a look.
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I only watched a few episodes here and there of the original.

I did enjoy this but I won't be watching it because I'm trying to cut back on TV after adding a few hobbies.

I was happy they had the original theme music, unlike MacGyver.

While predictable, I thought the story was done well.

If I had any issue, it was with Higgins gender swap. Sadly, since I won't be watching it, I can't say if the reason why I don't like it will happen, so will have to wait and read about it here. I liked the animosity of the original characters without being any potential of sexual tension between them. If they actually have a man and women on a show respecting each other, not being attracted to each other, I will be impressed.

Overall, though, if I did pick up a new show, this one would be fine.

FTR, I watched the first season of the new H50 and it was okay but not my typical show. Also, I was sorely disappointed with MacGyver reboot. The two things I remembered most from the original show was the theme song and his use of brains, not violence, to solve things and they threw that out early.

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The acting was horrible, but then it's CBS, so...
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Not loving Rick, but he was pretty bad in early episodes of the original too so I'm hoping.
Rick was pretty bad in the later episodes. And some middle ones (the one with his sister is the worst).

Come to think of it, was he ever likable?
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I only watched a few episodes here and there of the original.

I did enjoy this but I won't be watching it because I'm trying to cut back on TV after adding a few hobbies.

I was happy they had the original theme music, unlike MacGyver.

While predictable, I thought the story was done well.

If I had any issue, it was with Higgins gender swap. Sadly, since I won't be watching it, I can't say if the reason why I don't like it will happen, so will have to wait and read about it here. I liked the animosity of the original characters without being any potential of sexual tension between them. If they actually have a man and women on a show respecting each other, not being attracted to each other, I will be impressed....
I own the original on DVD. Best Christmas present ever. What you say is exactly what I thought when first heard that Higgins was female. Hollywood being Hollywood, sexual tension between Higgins and Thomas is almost inevitable and icky.

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That trailer was all I needed to say no to this.
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Agreed. A hard "NO" on this one. Not even going to give it a chance.
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I just watched Episode 1 and I was pleasantly surprised.

Didn't really like Higgins, but Jay Hernandez is a big improvement on Tom Selleck ("I'm so pretty that I don't need to act!").

Writing was pretty solid.
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Some more questions about the new Higgins:

The actress is Welsh. What accent does she use?

Can she shout "Oh . . . my . . . God!!!", bristling with righteous fury, the way John Hillerman did?

Any hint of half-siblings?
No, but she did whisper it to herself while providing Magnum a ride - - - and it delivered every bit as much indignation as Hillerman's.
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No, but she did whisper it to herself while providing Magnum a ride - - - and it delivered every bit as much indignation as Hillerman's.
Yes, in episode 2. And it was good.

I also like that the big fat shrimp dude (never could remember his name) from H5O appeared in episode 2, in McGarrett and Dano's restaurant! This new Magnum is almost being treated as a spin-off of H5O, which I find delightful.
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Loved nuHiggens delivering "Oh my God!" She's much more active than OG Higgins.

They had nuMagnum try out the Selleckstache in a flashback. It was not a good look and he promptly shaved it off.
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The fisherman friend of Nuzo was Apollo Creed, yes? He/they almost held the Da Nang hat in his hands and moved in toward the camera like an old fashioned 3D gimmick. I do believe they are going to respect the original and make as many references as possible. Also, delighted they use Nuzo in flashbacks so the actor gets steady work and the character is more than a typical redshirt (although who knows when he may appear again?) It is obvious he was the lynchpin that created the dynamic and I like the idea of friends being drawn together by the loss of a fallen comrade especially one who did not fall in combat.

I cannot believe how they are using Rick, and there are some very subtle things that many might not notice. I am going to go on a little tribute journey here:

Okay, I know all Marines are riflemen first, but they trusted him to be the sniper? He must be a much better shot that Larry Manetti was, and he must stay current. Sure it is TV, but these risky plans will only work if there is some possibility of success, so Rick has combat chops. What is more, Rick is a badass who disarmed and captured a guy who had the drop on him! It was even believable if you can believe the guy was stupid enough to be balancing his weight on his captive. He even coolly transacts the exchange, his competence is very different from the original Rick who was obviously a small man who was always trying to prove himself but was only effective when the drama required that he deliver. But later in the show nuRick was the goofy clown asking for the high five and being out of step with the others. He is much more than a guy who can get you free beers at the King K Club and a conduit to Ice Pick. Rick’s best moment was with the big man, that little scene had a lot of content and some of it was very subtle.

Some background, LM Rick grew up admiring the old Hollywood tough guys; he made his place as much like Rick’s Café Americana from Casablanca as possible. He even gave patrons free drinks when they commented how much the place reminded them of the movie. He grew up Orville, the nerdy kid who probably played violin and was on the chess team – but he wanted to be Bogie. He wanted to be weary, worn, and world wise; able to sweep Lauren Becall off her feet and score Katherine Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman to boot. Orville Wright was a small Italian kid whose friends called him “Rick” because of his pathetic fascination with Humphrey Bogart, but he took it and wore it as a badge of honor. He eventually grew into the role he wanted for himself, he knew mobsters, he had a supper club (well, the Hawaiian version), he knew stuff the jamokes on the street corner couldn’t fathom. I can prove nuRick is also Italian – he called the very obviously red sauce (probably marinara) the restaurateur was working on “gravy”. To most Americans, gravy is a brown sauce made with meat drippings to put on sliced meat and mashed potatoes, they call tomato based sauces spaghetti sauce, or sauce, or marinara (which is a specific kind of red sauce). Italian Americans have uncles and grandparents who call ‘pasta’ macaroni and gravy. He is probably far enough removed from the old country that he was not forced to play violin as a kid, but he might be a chess player.

Anyway, Rick also showed another important skill in that scene; the ability to find out what is important to someone and to use that information to manipulate the person. Even people you know are going to try to work you, even if you know their hustle—they can still work you. Rick has that, and if you hustle too, you feel taken when you look back and realize you have been worked- - but you can’t help but admire them for being able to pull it off. Most of Rick’s marks never know they are giving up anything because it is so often just information, or a place to park his boat out of sight of satellite cameras for a day, or an air gapped computer with enough software to overthrow a whole government. And he knows people who have these things and either take them for granted—or want a chance to show off how cool they are. NuRick is the best sidekick ever, formable warrior, comic relief, access to everything this side of magical, looks snappy in uniform, pleasant calm demeanor, still looks just like Bill Engvall.

I thought TC with the bat was ridicules, but damn if he wasn’t believable. The producers need to learn the difference between an adventure movie where characters may die and stupid risk is a plus, and a TV show with a regular cast who are going to be alive next week and are not caricatures but real humans. If they are constantly cavalier about life and take foolish risks every episode you cannot identify in any real way- they become fable. Also the villains need to be more than cut outs – be real and do more than serve the plot. TC had some nice moments, I am always glad he is Magnum’s friend, but he kind of sinks into the background sometimes. I expect he will develop further in upcoming episodes

Higgins was a delight, you just have to believe a ninety pound beauty can kick the living shit out of two or three trained combatants, and that terrorists willing to kill and murder would be caught off guard by a lovers spat. They are going to try to tease the: would she let them kill Thomas angle but by the end of the first season they will be so overprotective that will appear absurd. They could try the: it is the lesser of evils” thing but this is Magnum PI (he prefers: private INVESTIGATOR) so they must always go for the best conceivable resolution – the hyper optimistic option. The potential for couple hood will be there, but unless they add a Bernadette and an Amy Farah Fowler for Rick and TC, Higgins must remain remarkably competent eye candy (she prefers SPY candy). Seeing Higgins do high minded art projects and practice yoga do seem true to life to me; an aloof, competent, modern woman who takes her job seriously and does it well, cares about important matters, and excels in the social graces. Dependably stuffy Higgins, but still acquiring her resume of stories that will bore the living shit out of future acquaintances and also sound farfetched and fabricated despite being (at least mostly) true. In a fight, I would rather face old Higgins and all of his family than nuHiggins – but across a candle lit table in a romantic setting, I would rather face Juliet Higgins (in that one strap) than - - - anyone I can think of right now.

I’ll be in my ….. oops, wrong universe. (Only possibility of moving nuHiggins out of that romantic setting would be River, and only after a thousand or more romantic dinners.)
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I've caught the first 2 episodes and I think I like this show. To me the actors don't have the personality that the originals did, but they aren't bad.

I like lady Higgins a lot, but what I don't think I like is they seem to be setting up sexual tension between her and Magnum. I think a little of that goes a long way and I hope they don't get into a full relationship.
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My parents watch the show, so I caught an episode shortly after Christmas.

There wasn't anything wrong per se and it was entertaining, but there was something missing. I don't think Jay Hernandez has quite the same sort of charisma that made Selleck's Magnum so engaging. He's too serious or something, while Selleck's Magnum always had a sort of beach bum burnout thing going on, even though he was a real PI and former SEAL/Naval Intelligence officer.
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I forget this show's still on. No one on the board talks about it.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:56 PM
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Huge Magnum fan here and have yet to see this...will fix shortly!
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