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  Magnum P.I.: Season One

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 6/1/19

I had a hard time watching this show when it first debuted because it's very different from the original series.  I just don't think that Jay Hernandez has any of the charisma that Tom Selleck did. He's good-looking, and he's a fine actor, but he's just not as charming as Selleck. 

If you can get past that, though, it's not a bad show. It's just as good as any of the other CBS shows (probably better than some). It has solid stories that you'll enjoy.

I lived in Honolulu for three years, so I enjoy watching it because I can recognize some of the sites from where I used to live. That's always fun.

In this series, Magnum and his friends are former Navy SEALS or marines who served in Afghanistan (the previous Magnum was in Vietnam).  Higgins is a sexy woman. The rest is not all that different.

The DVD has many fun special features that I enjoyed watching.  Any fan of good action and drama should enjoy this DVD.



Street Date: June 11, 2019

Format: DVD

Description: MAGNUM P.I. is a modern take on the classic series centering on Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business. The “majordomo” of the property is Juliet Higgins, a beautiful and commanding disavowed MI:6 agent whose second job is to keep Magnum in line, with the help of her two Dobermans. When Magnum needs back-up on a job, he turns to his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors, Theodore “TC” Calvin, a former Marine chopper pilot who runs Island Hoppers, a helicopter tour business, and Orville “Rick” Wright, a former Marine door-gunner-turned-impresario of Oahu’s coolest nightclub and the most connected man on the island. Suspicious of Magnum’s casual attitude and presence at his crime scenes, Detective Gordon Katsumoto finds that he and Magnum are more alike than either of them care to admit. One of Magnum’s biggest supporters is Teuila “Kumu” Tuileta, the unofficial “House Mom” and cultural curator of Robin’s Nest. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case!


Special features: Aloha Magnum! ; Launch promos ; Rising of the sun, season 1 ; Scoring ; Kumu & Katsumoto ; Watch! magazine shoot with Jay Hernandez ; gag reel ; deleted & extended scenes on select episodes.

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