Say 'aloha' to Thomas Magnum!

Community Manager

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Say a big ALOHA to a brand new reboot of an all-time classic! Magnum P.I. starts 16 January @9PM on Sky One 😎 🌴 🏎

 

Magnum P.I. is a modern take on the classic series following Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.

 

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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.

 

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!

 

Did you love the classic Magnum P.I?

 

14 Comments
Camera Assistant

Hi, Federica,

I had a look but, It is not the same, I remember the other Magnum, and I cannot get used to seeing a different face in that role,

Tom Selleck is the best for that role, all be it he is older now, probably too old, but not in my eyes.

Community Manager

I fear that I will feel just the same... 

Camera Assistant

Hi Federica, 

I actually watched a trailer, this bloke could give James Bond a run for his money, It did not appeal, although, it was portrayed as a good action, it let me down, sadly I will not be watching this Magnum PI.

Community Manager

It's always difficult to like modern adaptations of classic TV series or films, especially if you loved the original and there's no connection between it and the new version, i.e., totally different actors. Clearly speaking, adaptations can never be as good as the originals, it's just a matter of fact. It's like making a new version of Friends without Jennifer A. and Co. Wouldn't you scream ''PLEASE DON'T!''?!

 

However, there are times when new versions work well. An example for me is 90210, a sort of spin-off from the original, where the protagonists are Beverly Hills, 90210 characters' kids and siblings. I have to admit, I was very biased against it at the beginning, but then I started watching it and liking it, probably because the ''real'' Brenda Walsh and Kelly Taylor were also present.  Smiley Very Happy

 

 

Camera Assistant

Hi Federica, I would have to agree with you, It is not the same, but sometimes it does work, so the question is, Do you watch both versions, or stick to the newer version?

Community Manager

I'll check out the first couple of episodes and let you know. 🙂

Camera Assistant

Thanks, Federica, I will wait and see what you think.

Community Manager

**SPOILERS ALERT**

 

So, I finally watched the first 2 episodes of Magnum PI, but I did it without thinking it was Magnum PI if it makes sense? From that point of view, I enjoyed both episodes and I find that it’s an easy watch.

 

Each episode it’s packed with action (a bit unrealistic at times though!) and it flows easily, meaning that you don’t need to put too much attention to it, as you would need to with a procedural series or Tin Star for example.

 

That said, the action often goes a bit beyond the laws of physic... Like I’m not sure someone can drive at 80mph backwards on a coastline and hit a target at the same time...  😅 And also beyond trivial technicalities, like... Destroying a period Ferrari that doesn’t even belong to you and find it perfectly intact in the next episode. 😆

 

That aside, I (unexpectedly) found episode one quite emotional. It kicks off with a loss and that I didn’t expect. The chat between Magnum and Nuzo’s child is particularly moving; Magnum has a big heart and I like him for that.

 

While I’m here, I’ll spend two words about Higgins (Perdita Weeks) as well. The first impact wasn’t great. I seriously doubted the “usefulness” of her character, until she ended up face to face with the toughs.  That's when I realised there should definitely be more about Higgins than just being a maggiordomo! Therefore the revelation about her (very useful) secret agent past... which she’s trying very hard to leave behind. I wonder...

 

How much longer can she resist to Thomas Magnum call to adventure?!

Camera Assistant

Hi, Federica,

Thanks for that update, has not got me wanting to watch, Maybe I will give it a go?

Am not that much into it, Just sort of looking for other opportunities to watch something else,? There is a lot of content on sky, but not for my tastes,

 

Community Manager

Sorry to hear that @jazzy53260! 😧  We have indeed a lot of content, what's your genre? 

Camera Assistant

I am into Crime and investigation, Temple Street Children's Hospital, Forged In Fire, GPS behind closed Doors, There was a programme called Morgue something with Jan G she helped to solve deaths, by performing an autopsy and getting results.

Community Manager

Interesting... So I may add crime and observational documentaries to the list of regular updates. 👌🏻

Camera Assistant

Hi Federica, Thanks, The crime channels are good, Have you watched them, A killer in my village, The first 48, Joe Kenda, wives with knives, Dangerous women, Medical Detectives, Kids that kill, Britains most evil killers, A killer lives here,,  Shallow Grave, What the killer did next.

These are but a few, there are lots more, and some are really scary,  they are interesting, and shows how they caught the murders.

Community Manager

I've watched one episode of Kids that Kill, the Ted Bundy Tapes and a few others about cults. I tend to watch this type of documentaries in "small drops" because I find them really upsetting and I get nightmares (for real!). Nevertheless, we can't deny the curiosity that such stories arouse while exploring the power of the human mind.

 

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