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?

 

6 Comments
Sound Supervisor

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... 

Sound Supervisor

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

 

 

Sound Supervisor

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. 🙂