Magnum P.I.

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  • TV-PG
  • 1980
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.5  (23,636)

Magnum P.I. is a show starring Tom Selleck as the title character. As a private investigator, Magnum is hired by a new client in every episode and receives a new case to work on. The show combines elements of suspense, action and humor. The personality of Magnum is offset by his man servant Higgins. Where Magnum is free spirited and chaotic in his personal life, Higgins is extremely organized and methodical. The deadpan answers Higgins provides to Magnum's witty banter adds to the shows appeal. While Magnum does work on his own he does have two friends who show up in every episode to help him out. These characters are known as T.C., who is a helicopter pilot and Rick, who runs a club. The settings for each episode are often very eye-catching as the show is filmed in Hawaii. There are story lines which showcase the islands beautiful landscape as well as some of its more popular establishments. The cases Magnum agrees to take are often filled with danger, espionage and action. There are high speed chase scenes as well as shoot-outs with armed criminals. An element of danger is woven into every story, which can include kidnappings and murder. As each story unfolds, it often becomes a mystery which needs to be solved by following different leads. During the course of his investigation, Magnum will visit many people involved with the case and question them thoroughly. He often discuses some of his findings with Higgins, who can provide some insight into what might be taking place. Magnum lives in the lap of luxury in a beautiful estate with well tended grounds. He also has two Doberman Pinschers he fondly refers to as his lads. He drives sporty cars and enjoys dating a variety of different women. Despite his playboy lifestyle, Magnum is very good at his job. He has many contacts around the island who provide him with information when he needs it. He is quick, clever and an extremely good with a gun.

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Seasons
Resolutions (2)
13. Resolutions (2)
May 1, 1988
Magnum continues his watch of Linda as she is stalked by a psychopathic killer. Meanwhile, as Rick's wedding looms, T.C. seeks to reconcile with his ex-wife, and Magnum finds out new which concerns his theory that Higgins is really Robin Masters, as well as Lily's true fate.
Resolutions (1)
12. Resolutions (1)
May 1, 1988
Magnum receives a phone call from Hawaii while visiting his family in Virginia, which has him racing back to romance and danger and maybe even Robin Master's real identity.
Transitions
11. Transitions
February 17, 1988
Magnum receives some unwanted help from Luther Gillis, a St. Louis based detective when he assists Higgins in a search for Robin Masters' stolen manuscript.
Legend of the Lost Art
10. Legend of the Lost Art
February 10, 1988
Higgins is in search for a priceless ancient scroll in which he believes had been created by an advanced culture.
The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company
9. The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company
January 27, 1988
T.C.'s troubled son puts Magnum's lucrative business deal on hold when he winds up in jail.
Unfinished Business
8. Unfinished Business
January 20, 1988
Magnum's ex-wife and daughter are in grave danger after Quang Ki is indictment is rescinded due to insufficient evidence.
A Girl Named Sue
7. A Girl Named Sue
January 13, 1988
Bank teller Susan Johnson takes a shot at Magnum during an investigation, having recently become a detective.
The Love That Lies
6. The Love That Lies
November 18, 1987
Magnum becomes entangled in Carol's personal and professional career when he moves in with her and her mother after she receives death threats.
Forever in Time
5. Forever in Time
November 11, 1987
Magnum falls in love with a beautiful young woman while helping Higgins with a Hawaiian Historical Society pageant.
Tigers Fan
4. Tigers Fan
November 4, 1987
Magnum investigates the shooting death of his friend Lt. Tanaka, and uncovers that the man is also involved in illicit activities.
Innocence, a Broad
3. Innocence, a Broad
October 28, 1987
Magnum and the wife of a waste management president have become an unlikely yet valuable teammate.
Pleasure Principle
2. Pleasure Principle
October 14, 1987
While Magnum heals from his injuries, Higgins takes on his lifestyle right down to wearing Hawaiian shirts and driving fast cars, while Tom is laid back and dressing in a suit. Intrigued by Higgins sudden change Magnum checks out what is going on, discovering that he is seeing a woman who may be taking him for a pigeon.
Infinity and Jelly Doughnuts
1. Infinity and Jelly Doughnuts
October 7, 1987
Friends and family try to help bring Magnum out of his coma.
Ep 150 - Infinity And Jelly Doughnuts
150. Ep 150 - Infinity And Jelly Doughnuts
January 1, 1987
Magnum is suspended between life and death.
Ep 151 - Pleasure Principle
151. Ep 151 - Pleasure Principle
January 1, 1987
A role reversal seems to be taking place between Higgins and Magnum, who's concerned that Higgins is being duped by the woman he's seeing on the sly.
Ep 152 - Innocence. A Broad
152. Ep 152 - Innocence. A Broad
January 1, 1987
Magnum is hired to baby-sit a garbage mogul's fiance, who helps him look into a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Higgins.
Ep 153 - Tigers Fan
153. Ep 153 - Tigers Fan
January 1, 1987
Magnum investigates a murder and police cover-up, which proves to be connected to a drug operation.
Ep 154 - Forever In Time
154. Ep 154 - Forever In Time
January 1, 1987
Magnum receives a package from a dead stranger - it contains a locket with photos resembling himself and a Hawaiian princess who died in 1910.
Ep 155 - The Love That Lies
155. Ep 155 - The Love That Lies
January 1, 1987
While protecting Carol as she prosecutes a power broker, Magnum helps woman searching for the birth certificate of the child she gave up more than three decades earlier.
Ep 156 - A Girl Named Sue
156. Ep 156 - A Girl Named Sue
January 1, 1988
Detective Susan Johnson works with Magnum to solve the case of two siblings who suspect each other of killing their father and stealing his will.
Ep 157 - Unfinished Business
157. Ep 157 - Unfinished Business
January 1, 1988
Magnum takes the law into his own hands after charges are dropped against the vengeful man who tried to kill him.
Ep 158 - The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company
158. Ep 158 - The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company
January 1, 1988
Everyone's too busy to hear Magnum's slam-dunk tourism idea - especially TC, whose son allows peer pressure to land him in jail.
Ep 159 - Legend Of The Lost Art
159. Ep 159 - Legend Of The Lost Art
January 1, 1988
Everyone joins in the search for an ancient scroll - including a double agent, a mysterious foreigner, and Magnum's former girlfriend.
Ep 160 - Transitions
160. Ep 160 - Transitions
January 1, 1988
Luther P. Gillis helps Magnum investigate the theft of Robin Masters' newest manuscript - and an attempt on Higgins' life.
Ep 162 - Resolutions 2
162. Ep 162 - Resolutions 2
January 1, 1988
Conclusion. Magnum continues his search for Linda's assailant - and his daughter Lily. TC has a surprise visitor.
Description

Magnum P.I. is a show starring Tom Selleck as the title character. As a private investigator, Magnum is hired by a new client in every episode and receives a new case to work on. The show combines elements of suspense, action and humor. The personality of Magnum is offset by his man servant Higgins. Where Magnum is free spirited and chaotic in his personal life, Higgins is extremely organized and methodical. The deadpan answers Higgins provides to Magnum's witty banter adds to the shows appeal. While Magnum does work on his own he does have two friends who show up in every episode to help him out. These characters are known as T.C., who is a helicopter pilot and Rick, who runs a club.

The settings for each episode are often very eye-catching as the show is filmed in Hawaii. There are story lines which showcase the islands beautiful landscape as well as some of its more popular establishments. The cases Magnum agrees to take are often filled with danger, espionage and action. There are high speed chase scenes as well as shoot-outs with armed criminals. An element of danger is woven into every story, which can include kidnappings and murder. As each story unfolds, it often becomes a mystery which needs to be solved by following different leads.

During the course of his investigation, Magnum will visit many people involved with the case and question them thoroughly. He often discuses some of his findings with Higgins, who can provide some insight into what might be taking place. Magnum lives in the lap of luxury in a beautiful estate with well tended grounds. He also has two Doberman Pinschers he fondly refers to as his lads. He drives sporty cars and enjoys dating a variety of different women. Despite his playboy lifestyle, Magnum is very good at his job. He has many contacts around the island who provide him with information when he needs it. He is quick, clever and an extremely good with a gun.

Magnum P.I. is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (297 episodes). The series first aired on December 11, 1980.

Where to Watch Magnum P.I.

Magnum P.I. is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Magnum P.I. on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    December 11, 1980
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (23,636)