Magnum P.I. | An 80’s Show You Should Watch

Hello! How’s your week going? I wanted to share with you guys one of my favorite TV shows and hopefully convince you to watch it. Don’t forget to subscribe to get weekly posts! ❤

What show are you talking about? 

Magnum P.I., an 80’s show starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator who greatly dislikes being called a private eye, private detective or p.i., lives on a private Hawaiian estate and drives a red Ferrari in exchange for running security at the estate.

What’s it about? 

A private investigator who solves various cases, often with the help of his friends Rick (a.k.a Orville, who runs a private club), T.C. (who owns his own helicopter tour service), and Higgins (the guy who runs the estate). Rick and T.C. are both Vietnam vets who served along with Magnum in the Navy. Higgins is British, loves to tell long, unrelated, boring stories at the wrong time, has two dogs called “the Lads” (who dislike Magnum), and has a love-hate relationship with Magnum.

Is it serious or funny? 

I would say hilarious and sometimes more serious. The relationship between Magnum and his friends (and sometimes clients) provides never ending humor that won’t fail to make you laugh. Often the cases Magnum solves are serious, or even dramatic, but there’s always humor too.

Is it only about the cases? 

Like I said above, the series focuses a lot on the relationship between Magnum and his friends. He is always out of money, mostly because his clients are too poor to pay, he’s too nice to take more money, or he spends the money before he can use it. This leads to frequent bickering with his friends about un-paid tabs, helicopter gas money, and the shop bills from the Ferrari.

Is it entertaining?

I think it is. Very. Obviously it’s different than modern TV, because it’s from 30 years ago. It’s slower, there’s more dialogue, and the focus is more on relationships than action (though there’s still a fair share of that!). I often prefer older movies and series’ better than modern ones for those reasons.

How many seasons are there? 

There are eight seasons in all. I have watched four of them. I plan to watch the next four as well.

Should I watch it? 

Yes! Absolutely! Try it out. The worst that can happen is you dislike it! But I don’t think you will. It’s cool, entertaining, funny, well-acted, and if you like spy/detective stuff, you’ll really like it!

Let me know if you try it out, have any questions about it, or if you’ve already watched it! I want to meet some more Magnum fans! Do you like old series’ or movies. Comment below, don’t be shy! ❤

Check out the theme song:


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