Magnum PI: Complete Second Season
April 17, 2005
Rated: NR Runtime: 1083 min Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I want to start this review by pointing out unequivocally that straight people like this show too, so get your little filthy minds out of the gutter right now so I can get down to it! The 70’s crumb catcher mustache and constantly exposed hairy chest aside, this show was quite good and from time to time was worthy of the Emmy’s and Golden Globe’s it won. The show had very solid acting from Selleck and Hillerman as well as excellent chemistry between Manetti and Mosely to create a pretty darn good 80’s crime drama. So, without further doo-doo let’s discuss Season part deux of this puppy.
Having had the luxury of being considered a critical and pop culture phenom in 1980, this show got to do what all good shows do the second season and stretch out into unknown territory to try and be the next big thing and crush all similar opposition. Season 2 of Magnum was just that with the cool stories and unexpected twists.
This season had a few really awesome episodes and just like most shows a few stinkers too but the good ones well out weighed the poo stinkers. The best of the best had to be a 2 parter that ran during November sweeps called; Memories are Forever: Magnum thinks he sees a woman he married during the Vietnam war and was reported killed during a bombing shortly thereafter. Really good episode worth the price of the set by itself. Other good ones include ‘The Ghost Writer’, ‘Italian Ice’ (which co-starred a really hot Mimi Rogers), One More Summer’ with Dick Butkus and Mr. Miyagi and ‘The Elmo Ziller Story’. All of those are really good and there are a few right up there I didn’t mention but are worth your time. Just do yourself a favor and try and ignore ‘Try to Remember’, it is a cliched amnesia episode and sucks arse. All amnesia episodes of every show suck! Remember that!
I was very young when this season aired the first time but I did get to see a few re-runs on cable when I was growing up and having already become a huge fan of the show I was determined to see them all and thanks to Universal home DVD I can. Two down, Five and a half to go.
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