Magnum, P.I.

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

1980s heartthrob solves cases in Hawaii.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

A good "starter" detective series for kids of an appropriate age, particularly if they're already interested in detective series.

Even with the presence of guns this series is tame and nongraphic, and blood is rarely shown. All that is good all by itself. Magnum also solves very difficult cases, often with the help of TC and Rick. Solving cases is good all by itself. Even better is that teamwork is shown. But the show's most important quality is that it puts Vietnam veterans in a positive light without taking a stand on the actual war. This forces viewers to see that those who served in the Vietnam War are good people who wanted to help the country, regardless of their actual view on the war.

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