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Magnum PI reboot, really??
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 24, 2018 2:09 PM

I saw previews of the new show and give this version of the original series maybe one season before it goes belly up. The cast is not even close to the origal idea, specially casting Higgins as a female, really?

I followed Magnum PI from the first to the last show in the late 80's and was not impressed by this "new" version. I found the original series to be entertaining and placing attention on the Viet Nam veterans since TM had been a SEAL himself during that war. "Did You See the Sunrise" is my favorite episode showing TM dealing with Ivan in the best possible way. Justice took a while but it finally came for Ivan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MNTruNx72U

The 'new' Hawaii Five O is another one I saw and one episode did it for me. What's next, an I love Lucy reboot? Hollywood is lacking some serius amounts of imagination. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, September 24, 2018 2:20 PM

I tend to agree with you, Steve.  Used to watch both the original Magnum and Five-0.  Some roles are so appropriately cast with a particular actor, they become almost definitive.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, September 24, 2018 3:05 PM

Looks like they are portraying Magnum as some kind of superhero,thats not what it should be,he was pretty an everyman.No one can play him like Tom Selleck,an iconic role.

Got to meet him in 1981 while on our honeymoon in Honolulu,in those days you could pretty much just stroll onto the set.Caught him coming out of his trailer,very gracious,he stopped and chatted and posed for a picture with my wife.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 24, 2018 5:19 PM

Must not be any writers in hollywood.  Who is TM?  Selleck was in the national guard  

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Posted by Real G on Monday, September 24, 2018 5:29 PM

I found a flyer from the production crew in my gate asking if they could use my house as a shooting location, but I just laughed and tossed it.  My house is in serious need of repainting, so they probably wanted to use it for a meth lab!  Dog the bounty hunter nabbed a probation violating perp two houses away, so my street does not need any more bad press!

Yeah these reboots are just dumb.  When the new 5-O first aired, we were howling with laughter when a character said that they were not local just because they “spoke the bird”.  The bird?  What’s that?  Oh, pidgin!  Ha ha, NOBODY here calls it “the bird”.  Just a case of Hollywood writers trying to sound hip, but tripping on the cracks in the sidewalk while wearing “rubbah slippas” (NOT flip-flops).

I had thought maybe these Hawaii based reboots would try to mix in actual geography and fun island factoids in with the story, but no.  The characters still start a chase in Kaimuki where I live, duck behind the old theater parking lot, and emerge in Waikiki, several miles away.  “Ho, dose mainland buggas, dey run so fast!!!”

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, September 24, 2018 5:59 PM

TM- Thomas Magnum.

You probably could have gotten a new paint job out of the deal. Friend of mine got his lawn resodded in return for his driveway being used in a car commercial.

I really liked the original, so yes, probably be disappointed in the remake.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 24, 2018 6:00 PM

keavdog

Must not be any writers in hollywood.  Who is TM?  Selleck was in the national guard  

 

TM was Thomas Magnum in the series. Yes in real life he was in the National Guard but he played an ex Navy SEAL in the show. TC and Orville (Rick) were both Marines in the show and all served in Nam in the story line.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 24, 2018 6:03 PM

Ah, got it.

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Posted by armornut on Monday, September 24, 2018 6:53 PM

   Saw the prview too....my how Higgens has changed, pretty sure he was a pompus Brit in the original.....maybe he took a trip to a country that "re-assigns" things. I smell a secret love affair in the wind and I too most likely will not watch but part of 1 episode.

   What does TC fly now? An R22? A drone?

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Posted by mississippivol on Monday, September 24, 2018 7:14 PM
They're flying the same ugly helo, it was the one thing I hoped would change. I'm going to try it, a lady Higgins presents a different dynamic, along with a different era of military conflict for a backstory. I liked 5-0 til it went macabre about the third or fourth season, and I lost interest.
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Posted by mississippivol on Monday, September 24, 2018 7:15 PM
I will say that I miss "Person of Interest".
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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, September 24, 2018 7:28 PM

Magnum PI reboot? Old news.

There are other old shows returning I know of on top of my head

Murphy Brown

The Rookie

Rumor has it: Fantasy Island

 

Movie remakes:

A Star is Born

Halloween featuring Jamie Lee Curtis again only years later. same Michael Meyers returns..... again... *eye roll*

 

This tells me Hollywood has lost their creative juices.....

 

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, September 24, 2018 7:41 PM
At least Murphy Brown is bringing back the original cast.

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, September 24, 2018 8:50 PM

There's a couple other shows being re-cast and released.  Can't they come up with something original?  How many different versions of shows and movies can they do?  Marvel alone has re-written almost all of its series from Spiderman through the Fantastic Four.  I tried to explain to a kid at church how they have altered the characters and story lines but he finds it hard to believe.  I might get him a copy of teh bood with the original comics laid out and see if that helps.  Either way, I'm done with all the changes .

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, September 24, 2018 9:12 PM

No John Hillerman? No Zeus? No Apollo? I don't think so. But then again, CBS isn't wanting to attract us oldtimers who were fans of the original show.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 24, 2018 9:42 PM

fotofrank

No John Hillerman? No Zeus? No Apollo? I don't think so. But then again, CBS isn't wanting to attract us oldtimers who were fans of the original show.

 

Unfortunately, Hillerman passed away several months back. He was in his 90s. Great picture of Higgins and the Lads.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 12:46 AM

GMorrison

You probably could have gotten a new paint job out of the deal. Friend of mine got his lawn resodded in return for his driveway being used in a car commercial. 

Yeah that’s what my coworkers said too.  But I didn’t want an army all over my yard.  I watched 5-O set up at a house in my neighborhood, and it was a major production, with the streets clogged with trailers and equipment.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:50 AM

Yeah, stick a fork in Hollyweird... it's done. When you're so creatively bankrupt the only thing you can do is dig up and remake the past it's over. I don't even give these reboots a chance anymore, I'm always disappointed. 

I picked up the complete series on DVD a year or so ago and have been slowly watching though them. I haven't seen the show since it ran back in the '80s and it's interesting to note the little things I remember and the majority that I've forgotten. 'Did You See the Sunrise' was a friggin' amazing episode. Thoughtful and pretty dark for a series that was mostly a light-weight fun show. 

The new show sounds like a disaster. The whole show revolved around the chemistry between Thomas and Higgins- without it you don't have a show. And as the show went on Higgins not having any children and Thomas losing his dad when he was just a child they became more and more surrogate father and son. With a female Higgins you've just shot that relationship in the head and buried it. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:20 AM

Gamera

Yeah, stick a fork in Hollyweird... it's done. When you're so creatively bankrupt the only thing you can do is dig up and remake the past it's over. I don't even give these reboots a chance anymore, I'm always disappointed. 

I picked up the complete series on DVD a year or so ago and have been slowly watching though them. I haven't seen the show since it ran back in the '80s and it's interesting to note the little things I remember and the majority that I've forgotten. 'Did You See the Sunrise' was a friggin' amazing episode. Thoughtful and pretty dark for a series that was mostly a light-weight fun show. 

The new show sounds like a disaster. The whole show revolved around the chemistry between Thomas and Higgins- without it you don't have a show. And as the show went on Higgins not having any children and Thomas losing his dad when he was just a child they became more and more surrogate father and son. With a female Higgins you've just shot that relationship in the head and buried it. 

 

Good post Gamera. You can see the slow change in Higgins' attitude at Thomas thru the seasons. I was actually sorry to see the show come to an end but at least the final episode did have a happy ending.

Not only was it a light weight fun show in general but it did have a couple of ghostly ones that were pretty interesting to watch. 'Flashback' was very good too dealing with time travel. But just how in the heck did that old Tigers cap find its way into the modern day Ferrari at the end...??

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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:52 AM

I rewatched the entire series again a couple of years ago.  It had its high and low points, I must admit.  It's an example of typical 80's television.  Still, I found it much more entertaining than typical 21st century TV fare.  I did not bother watching the reboot, as the commercials just did nothing to rekindle any nostalgic feeling.  Perhaps the 12 year old audience will find it interesting.

Television many years ago was called a "vast wasteland".  Today, televsion looks like that wasteland has been visited by barbarian hordes who have burned it to the ground.

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:22 AM

plasticjunkie

 

 
fotofrank

No John Hillerman? No Zeus? No Apollo? I don't think so. But then again, CBS isn't wanting to attract us oldtimers who were fans of the original show.

 

 

 

Unfortunately, Hillerman passed away several months back. He was in his 90s. Great picture of Higgins and the Lads.

 

Yeah, I know that John Hillerman has passed. Too bad. I had been a fan of Hillerman ever since his part as Howerd Johnson in Blazing Saddles. He was funny and serious at the same time.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:53 AM

Gamera

Yeah, stick a fork in Hollyweird... it's done. When you're so creatively bankrupt the only thing you can do is dig up and remake the past it's over. I don't even give these reboots a chance anymore, I'm always disappointed. 

I picked up the complete series on DVD a year or so ago and have been slowly watching though them. I haven't seen the show since it ran back in the '80s and it's interesting to note the little things I remember and the majority that I've forgotten. 'Did You See the Sunrise' was a friggin' amazing episode. Thoughtful and pretty dark for a series that was mostly a light-weight fun show. 

The new show sounds like a disaster. The whole show revolved around the chemistry between Thomas and Higgins- without it you don't have a show. And as the show went on Higgins not having any children and Thomas losing his dad when he was just a child they became more and more surrogate father and son. With a female Higgins you've just shot that relationship in the head and buried it. 

 

When I saw Higgins was female, my first thought was they will spin a quirky love interest theme kind of like that of David Addison and Maddie Hayes from Moonlighting.

I'm kind of losing my interest in television and movies now a days. I'm tired of "reboots". Since not many original thoughts are coming out of Hollywood lately, I may try ro revist some of the old shows when I was a kid. For instance MASH, or Baa Baa Black Sheep. And I have several Abbott and Costello movies to dig out and watch. 

 

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Posted by ajlafleche on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:39 AM

I lost interest in 5-0 way back in the early 70's during the original. The plot had a character as a snuiper loking to off McGarett. Thing is, the guy had lost both hands and had basically a big pair of tweezers for hands. He concealed his rifle in a guitar case because, you know, a guy with no hands carrying a guitar case is not suspicious. 
I never watched the original Magnum, PI so it's unlikely I'll watch the reboot.
On the other hand, at least some of these people are trying to tell stories, not like the ubiquitous So You Think You Want to Dance with an American Millionaire Bachelotrette Talent Idol. 

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:43 AM

hogfanfs

 

 
Gamera

Yeah, stick a fork in Hollyweird... it's done. When you're so creatively bankrupt the only thing you can do is dig up and remake the past it's over. I don't even give these reboots a chance anymore, I'm always disappointed. 

I picked up the complete series on DVD a year or so ago and have been slowly watching though them. I haven't seen the show since it ran back in the '80s and it's interesting to note the little things I remember and the majority that I've forgotten. 'Did You See the Sunrise' was a friggin' amazing episode. Thoughtful and pretty dark for a series that was mostly a light-weight fun show. 

The new show sounds like a disaster. The whole show revolved around the chemistry between Thomas and Higgins- without it you don't have a show. And as the show went on Higgins not having any children and Thomas losing his dad when he was just a child they became more and more surrogate father and son. With a female Higgins you've just shot that relationship in the head and buried it. 

 

 

 

When I saw Higgins was female, my first thought was they will spin a quirky love interest theme kind of like that of David Addison and Maddie Hayes from Moonlighting.

I'm kind of losing my interest in television and movies now a days. I'm tired of "reboots". Since not many original thoughts are coming out of Hollywood lately, I may try ro revist some of the old shows when I was a kid. For instance MASH, or Baa Baa Black Sheep. And I have several Abbott and Costello movies to dig out and watch. 

 

 

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:49 AM

ajlafleche


On the other hand, at least some of these people are trying to tell stories, not like the ubiquitous So You Think You Want to Dance with an American Millionaire Bachelotrette Talent Idol. 

 

I agree, there are only a few reality tv shows that catch my interest. 

But, on a good note, a really good (IMHO) movie that came out was A Quite Place. First time in a long time, I caught myself trying to eat my popcorn very quietly!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:39 AM

PJ: I had to go back and check out which episode was 'Flashback' - even now they're all blurring together. Pretty cool time travel/dream episode. I was kinda wondering how they'd handle T.C. - pretty clever how Thomas got him into several no blacks allowed places. 

Bruce: Yeah, I very much expect some sort of love/hate romantic interest thing now. I guess it could work, but frankly I don't care- I'm not watching it in any case. 

I've picked up several old TV shows on DVD, it's kinda hit or miss but I still enjoy them more than all the dark angsty stuff everything is today. 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:41 AM

ajlafleche

I lost interest in 5-0 way back in the early 70's during the original. The plot had a character as a snuiper loking to off McGarett. Thing is, the guy had lost both hands and had basically a big pair of tweezers for hands. He concealed his rifle in a guitar case because, you know, a guy with no hands carrying a guitar case is not suspicious. 
I never watched the original Magnum, PI so it's unlikely I'll watch the reboot.
On the other hand, at least some of these people are trying to tell stories, not like the ubiquitous So You Think You Want to Dance with an American Millionaire Bachelotrette Talent Idol. 

 

 

Lol yeah but the '70s episode was original stupid. Which I'll take anyday over reheated stupid. Stick out tongue

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Posted by WillysMB on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:42 AM

I wonder what modern remakes of Baa Baa Blacksheep, Twelve O'clock High, and Combat would look like? Could be awesome, could be pathetic...

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:58 PM

Gamera

Did you see at the end Thomas finding the old Detroit cap? Pretty cool ending.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 1:36 PM

WillysMB

I wonder what modern remakes of Baa Baa Blacksheep, Twelve O'clock High, and Combat would look like? Could be awesome, could be pathetic...

...The Six Billion Dollar Man.  Except Steve Austin is black, Asian, Hispanic, or anything but white.  Or maybe he’s a child genius who became an astronaut at age 12.  And Oscar is a woman.  And she is his nanny or school counselor turned OSI handler.  Then they can do the Six Trillion Dollar Woman, but make her a man.

OR I could just keep quiet, because the last time I made such off the cuff comments in public, it became a horrifying reality (Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze).

Holmes and Yo Yo!!!  Ducking for cover now.

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