Former Naval Intelligence officer Thomas Magnum resigns his commission to become a private investigator on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. He lands a home in the guest house on the estate of millionaire author Robin Masters in exchange for testing the estate's security, but is forced to work under the ever watchful eye of Jonathan Higgins who has control of two dogs Zeus and Apollo.
Last Episode08x13 Resolutions (Part 2) Aired: May. 01, 1988
Magnum continues his search for Linda's attacker---and his daughter Lily; T.C. has a surprise visitor at the airport.
Series Fun Facts
- The car that Magnum drove was a Ferrarri 308GTS.
- According to Tom Selleck when he was interviewed for "Bravo TV's Countdown of the 100 Greatest Television Characters" his character, Thomas Magnum, was initially very different than what he…
[show]According to Tom Selleck when he was interviewed for "Bravo TV's Countdown of the 100 Greatest Television Characters" his character, Thomas Magnum, was initially very different than what he became. He said originally Magnum was written as a "James Bond of television, visiting stewardess on each arm, flawlessly perfect" kind of character, which Selleck hated (by his own admission, he told the writers and producers "I'm tired of playing what I look like"). When asked what he wanted to do, Selleck remembered how much fun he had working with Jim Garner on "The Rockford Files" and remembering how envious he was of the Rockford character as opposed to his own, suggested they make Magnum more of a laid back, blue collar "average joe" jock slob that men could identify with (his rational being that if men watched the show and were able to identify with him, it would bring in even more male viewers. After refusing at first, to which Selleck threatened to go do Raiders of the Lost Ark instead, the writers and producers backed down, and as a result, Magnum became the approachable, love able, charming jock type character he would be famous for.
- This drama series was one of the highest rated shows on Thursday nights until the debut of The Cosby Show sitcom. The sitcom eventually became the #1 show on the air and routinely out-rated Magnum.