Magnum P.I.

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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.
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  1. 1. I Saw the Sun Rise
    September 23 2018
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    Jay Hernandez stars as Thomas Magnum in a modern take on the classic series about a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.
  2. 2. From The Head Down
    October 1 2018
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    Magnum helps Dan (Carl Weathers), a struggling fisherman and fellow veteran, when his 300-pound tuna worth $350,000 is stolen, and he discovers that the thief needs Magnum's help as well.
  3. 3. The Woman Who Never Died
    October 8 2018
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Magnum takes a case from fellow private investigator Luther Gillis (Ken Jeong) to find the true identity of a man's comatose fiancée when he learns that she's had extensive facial surgery.
  4. 4. Six Paintings, One Frame
    October 15 2018
    41min
    TV-14
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    A close friend of Higgins, an art connoisseur who recently hired Magnum to test his security, is murdered, and Thomas is arrested as the main suspect.
  5. 5. Sudden Death
    October 22 2018
    44min
    TV-PG
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    TC asks Magnum to take on a case to help acquit the father of one of his young football players who is accused of murder.
  6. 6. Death Is Only Temporary
    October 29 2018
    43min
    TV-14
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    An aging tycoon, Henry Brown (Ben Vereen), asks Magnum to find his lost love who he says just recently contacted him - the only problem is she died 30 years ago.
  7. 7. The Cat Who Cried Wolf
    November 5 2018
    42min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    Magnum takes the case of a little girl's missing cat and, in the process, stumbles upon another cat's murdered owner who happens to be an FBI agent.
  8. 8. Die He Said
    November 11 2018
    40min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    A man dying of lymphoma hires Magnum to find his estranged, bone-marrow-compatible brother who turns out to need Magnum’s help as well.
  9. 9. The Ties That Bind
    November 19 2018
    42min
    TV-14
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    After a 16-year-old kidnap victim, Amanda (Lyrica Okano), escapes her captors, her parents hire Magnum, who experienced similar trauma as a POW, to find who took her.
  10. 10. Bad Day to be a Hero
    December 10 2018
    41min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    Magnum must help Rick's crush, Toni (guest star Jamie-Lynn Sigler), after her illegal poker game, organized to pay back a mob debt, is robbed by masked gunmen.
  11. 11. Nowhere to Hide
    January 14 2019
    41min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    As Magnum helps a woman (Vera Cherny) find her missing cousin, Sergei (Ilia Volok), a Russian fugitive, Higgins' and Kumu's lives are put in danger when they get too close to the case.
  12. 12. Winner Takes All
    January 19 2019
    42min
    TV-PG
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    Magnum has an emotional connection to a case when he and every other private investigator and bounty hunter on Oahu are tasked to track down a man (Jake Matthews) accused of murder.
  13. 13. Day of the Viper
    January 20 2019
    44min
    TV-14
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    Magnum and Higgins are shocked when one of her former MI6 teammates shows up with a fresh gunshot wound and news that 'the Viper,' the assassin who killed Higgins' true love, has surfaced on Oahu.
  14. 14. I, The Deceased
    January 27 2019
    41min
    TV-PG
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    Magnum investigates the murder of a man who, pre-death, hires Thomas to find his killer.
  15. 15. Day the Past Came Back
    February 18 2019
    41min
    TV-14
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    After Magnum is kidnapped, he discovers that Hannah (Jordana Brewster), Magnum's ex who landed him and his friends in the POW camp, is on the island and planning to steal a fortune in gold.
  16. 16. Murder Is Never Quiet
    February 24 2019
    43min
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    Magnum is hired by a woman to prove that her son didn't kill his girlfriend and has only 24 hours to do so before the accused accepts a plea deal. Also, Rick and TC try to recover stolen appliances that were donated to a wounded veteran.
  17. 17. Black Is the Widow
    March 3 2019
    42min
    TV-14
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    After a man is murdered, Magnum poses as a doctor on the same dating app the victim was using in order to find the killer who may be praying on wealthy men.
  18. 18. A Kiss Before Dying
    March 10 2019
    42min
    TV-PG
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    When the Dobermans dig up what appears to be a human bone, Magnum and Higgins help Katsumoto investigate the murder of his former mentor.
  19. 19. Blood in the Water
    March 24 2019
    42min
    TV-14
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    When Magnum and Higgins get “yacht-jacked,” Higgins is shot and she and Magnum are stranded at sea.
  20. 20. The Day It All Came Together
    April 1 2019
    43min
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    Hannah (guest star Jordana Brewster), Magnum's ex and the fugitive responsible for him and his SEAL team brothers being POWs for years, shows up at his home with a gunshot wound, and wanting his help to find her missing CIA father whose life is in danger.

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  1. Bonus: First Look
    August 26 2018
    4min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Magnum P.I. is back. Special Ops veteran, charming rogue and at home behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Thomas Magnum takes jobs no one else will, with the help of fellow vets T.C. Calvin and Rick Wright. Higgins is back too; but now it's Ms. Higgins, a former MI6 agent. Based on the Emmy-winning 1980s series.

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Tony WrightReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Good show, bad DVD set
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The TV is much better than I remembered it, which superior writing, acting, and directing. Surprising in a show from the 1980's. While I would recommend the show, the DVD set leaves a bit to be desired.

The Good: All the DVDs are contained in a single case, are easy to access, and are well made.

The Bad: The show has very obviously not been worked on. The picture is grainy and needs to be remastered, the sound quality is blah and needs to be remastered... Basically, you're getting what people had in the '80's. Which isn't a good thing.

The Ugly: Once you choose an episode, you have to sit through a "teaser" that gives away the plot of the episode that you are about to watch. It's annoying and you can't skip it. I hated this feature!

Overall, while I would recommend this show, I would not recommend this DVD set. It's not worth the money.
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JoReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best episode of the new Magnum PI yet
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This was one of the best episodes of Magnum PI yet. I really liked Ken Jeong and Halston Sage's guest roles. They were very funny, and I would love to see their characters again.

The episode got a little dark at points, I really wish this serious could cut out some of the depressing, tear-jerking stuff (like Magnum emotionally discussing his mother dying while he was in the military) and just focus on being fun and light-hearted. I really like the characters, especially Higgins, and when the show doesn't take itself too seriously, it can be a nice diversion.
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.Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
The Actors Were Good, The Writing Sucked...
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I have not read any of the other reviews, so I don't know if others saw the glaring mistakes that the writers made...

I wonder how many Prisoners of War get put into holding together and just happen to still have in their possesion: a retro-butane filled lighter and bullets in their pocket with which they can cauterize wounds?
I wonder how many ex-intelligence agents are somehow able to log onto their laptops to download real-time satellite imagery after leaving their agencies?

Where in the world did they find these script writers?

Kudos to the actors who kept straight faces while reading their lines and delivering decent work despite the script. I don't know if this show got picked up for another season, but if I worked in said capacity at the studio that bought this remake...the show would have to be a lot better than this pilot before I paid for another season.
Sad.
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H. BalaReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Couldn't the guy from Blue Bloods play Magnum?
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I still don't favor this remake of Magnum P.I. over the original, but it's steadily growing on me, and I've quit maddogging Jay Hernandez. Jay's likable but, in my opinion, lacks Tom Selleck's presence and easygoing charm and, most notably, his iconic mustachio. I'm still not sold on Rick and TC, but I am on Higgins. It's not even controversial anymore when new tv shows that revamp the classics "Starbuck" their characters. I will say that the reinvention of Higgins was THE best surprise. It's now Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks) who is the stern British majordomo of Robin's Nest. She infuses a new dynamic to the classic squabbling that went on between Magnum and stuffy old 1980s Higgins. And, it turns out, she's just as kicka-- in the field as Magnum. It's what happens when a lady has a murky past with MI6. What hasn't changed is that Higgins still has those two mean dobermans that love to treat Magnum like he was a chew toy.

Or maybe the best surprise is that Magnum P.I. shares the same universe as Hawaii Five-O's. Accordingly, Season One gives us recurring cameos from medical examiner Noelani and lovable but shady entrepreneur Kamekona. If you want a crossover with Hawaii Five-O's big guns, you'll have to look up Hawaii Five-O's Season 10, episode 12 ("Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana?") and Magnum P.I.'s Season 2, episode 12 ("Desperate Measures").

If the networks are still out of ideas and still looking to resuscitate television shows from the '80s, my two cents is why not redo Hardcastle & McCormick or B.J. and the Bear or The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo? Those were my must-watches when I was a young 'un. Anyway, this reboot of Magnum P.I. is good enough that I DVR'd the series. I'm not mad at the slick action sequences, them red Ferraris, a tropical paradise for a backdrop, a mustacheless Thomas Magnum who is now an ex-Navy SEAL, and an even more boss Higgins.
A. PopeReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
No, It's not the original
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Just like the reboot of MacGyver and Hawaii 5-0 aren't the same as the originals, this one isn't a carbon copy of the original either. It's fun, it's goofy, it has some serious moments, and while it's still seeming like the actors are getting used to their parts, there's definitely potential for this to be as good (not the same) as the original. Kinda hope to see Tom Selleck on here.
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Slacker111Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Weak
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Definitely lacks the feel of the old Magnum and while that could have been ok if done properly, this show just lacks something. The show is just ok all the way around. Ok cast, ok dialogue, ok plot, and ok action. Nothing really brings it up to the good level. I will continue to watch it but I wish I hadn't bought the season pass and had just viewed it after it became available at Netflix, or Hulu as part of the streaming service..
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W. WinklerReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very, very good and very faithful to the original 1980 TV show
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I started watching the original Magnum P.I. from 1980 and got through most of the first season when I remembered they made a new series, so I bought the first season of this and watched it. There are so many nods and Easter eggs, as well as straight up plot rip-offs, from the original show! And I don't mean that in a bad way, I mean that in an homage way. You can tell the writers and producers really studied the original series and updated it for today, but kept the same dynamic of Rick, T.C., Magnum, and Higgins. Swapping Higgins gender works brilliantly and they even have the dogs, Zeus and Apollo. Do yourself a favor: watch the first season of the original and then watch this. You will be delighted.
ChrijeffReviewed in the United States on October 2, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
A detective in Paradise
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Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) was one of the best of the flock of memorable TV detectives of the 1980's, and this is the first volume of his adventures. When we first meet him in the two-hour pilot, "Please Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" (yes, the title makes sense, but only after you've watched it), he's a 34-year-old private investigator (he hates to be called a "private eye") who served as a Navy SEAL in Vietnam (and is still occasionally troubled by dreams and flashbacks), then in the Naval Intelligence Agency at Pearl Harbor--two experiences that have made him cynical about most things official--before he "beached himself" a year ago. Somehow he met Robin Masters, a famous and fantastically successful novelist with an estate on the island, and was offered free occupancy of its guesthouse in exchange for acting as backstop security for Sgt.-Maj. (Retired) Jonathan Quayle Higgins III (John Hillerman), the self-proclaimed "major-domo"--actually a glorified caretaker--of the place. Once there he contrived to also obtain use of Robin's red Ferrari, though he often has to wheel and deal with Higgins to keep it. Though most of his off-camera cases seem to be low-paying divorce jobs--at one point we find out that he hasn't "had $200 in his checking account since he left the service," though what he spends his money on isn't clear--he has his share of intriguing and dangerous ones, and these are the focus of the series. In solving them he often calls on two former teammates from the war, T.C. (Roger E. Mosely), who has translated his experience as a chopper pilot to ownership of Island Hoppers, a tourist flying service, and Orville "Rick" Wright (Larry Manetti), a cocky, wiry, street-wise native of Flatbush, formerly T.C.'s door gunner, notable for his shady contacts and ability to find out almost anything; in the pilot he owned a disco, Rick's Club Americaine, but after the series was picked up he was made manager of the King Kamehaha Club, a private outfit on the beach where Magnum--as the permanent guest of Robin Masters, who's among the most prominent members--spends a lot of his time.

Like all the detective series of its era, MPI (as it was called by its fans) had to find something to make itself unique among a crowd of other such shows, and what it chose was the relationship between Magnum and Higgins. Higgins, despite having been only a noncom, was clearly reared an aristocrat (in future seasons we learn that he attended Sandhurst, the British equivalent of West Point), and has a tendency to look down his nose at Magnum, whom he regards as a lazy, uncultured freeloader--which is unjust, because while Magnum does prefer to live in faded jeans and aloha shirts, he runs the eight-mile beach route from the estate to the Club every morning, swims, paddles a surf-ski, plays sand volleyball and (when he can con Higgins into letting him use the estate courts) tennis, looks quite dashing in a suit, is cool-headed in moments of peril and capable of fast, graceful action--it's a treat to watch him move. Higgins also has what Magnum considers an annoying habit of launching into long tales of his army service during and after World War II at the drop of a hat ("This reminds me of...," he'll begin, and you never know whether the story will end up perilous or humorous), and flatly states that he doesn't "like the way you live...[or] the way you drive [the Ferrari]...[or] your friends..." He and Magnum are perpetually locked in conflict over the car, Magnum's use of the estate wine cellar/tennis courts/hot tub/big-screen TV, and Higgins's two Dobermans, Zeus and Apollo, who share their master's dislike of him. Yet as the series proceeds, Higgins apparently finds Magnum growing on him: he once says that he's "glad you're all right," and another time, after Magnum has agreed to move out in order to get Higgins's help in clearing T.C. of a smuggling rap, Higgins not only provides the help but ultimately maneuvers him into staying on.

Magnum is a slightly quirky, very attractive, soft-spoken but definitely masculine character who often provides voice-over narration that brings us up to speed on his thoughts on a situation or what's been going on when the camera wasn't looking. The series exteriors were filmed on location in Hawaii, and some of the scenery--especially the sheer cliffs past which T.C.'s chopper sometimes flies--is incredible. The set includes three double-sided discs and a single, containing all 18 first-season segments (including the pilot, aired as a two-parter), plus "Kiis Don't Lie/Emeralds Are Not a Girl's Best Friend," the crossover with [[ASIN:B001JTRKHW Simon & Simon: Season Two]] (which isn't on the latter) and "Echoes of the Mind," a two-part fifth-season episode featuring Sharon Stone, which is also available on the Fifth-Season set.
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