Magnum P.I.

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Cheerfully corny reboot of detective show has some violence.

CBS Drama 2018

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 16+

Great show but can the romance between Magnum & Higgy

I really enjoy this show. It includes life lessons with good morals, its not extremely violent, and it is very entertaining. All the main characters are also wholesome people. Just one thing I don't particularly like is the way the writers of the show has been drifting in to a supposed romance between Magnum and Higgy. In my view, it is unnecessary to hold audience interest, and it is a bit weird. They are both great characters when they spar, yet support each other. I feel that it would be of more value to emphasize the collaboration between the two rather than drift in to romance. I really liked it when Magnum started a relationship with the detective at HPD, and the interest by the dad in a previous show in Higgy would be interesting to showcase in future episodes. Stop already with that romance between the colleagues. It is discomforting. Thanks guys!

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age 11+

A good wholesome family show!!! About time!!!

This reboot of Magnum PI is outstanding. There is hardly ever any language, the violence is kept pretty low key, and the storytelling is great. There are many who feel it is corny or slow. I strongly disagree. If you grew up with the original series starring Tom Selleck, you will easily accept this new Magnum. Jay Hernandez offers that quirky humor that made Magnum PI a success in the 80's. I was initially hesitant about Higgins being changed to a female role where the original was played by a man, but Juliet Higgins is such a fun spin t Magnum PI and it works! The whole gang is here: Rick and TC are still helping to pull Magnum out of trouble. Higgins still has her two canines that hate Thomas Magnum. And of course, the Ferrari is still super cool. The humor is spot on. The characters are spot on. The story is spot on. What I love most of all is that this is truly a show that the family can watch together. Younger children might be frightened by some of the action, but it is kept pretty mild. I also can't get enough of the original Mike Post theme song!!! Overall, this show is a lot of fun and offers a lot of heart. It is nice to see that there are people in Hollywood who understand that shows for family are the best shows.

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