Magnum P.I. (2018– )
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I Saw the Sun Rise 

After returning home from Afghanistan, Thomas Magnum re-purposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.


Justin Lin


Peter M. Lenkov (developed by), Eric Guggenheim (developed by) | 6 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Hernandez ... Thomas Magnum
Perdita Weeks ... Juliett Higgins
Zachary Knighton ... Orville 'Rick' Wright
Stephen Hill ... Theodore 'TC' Calvin
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Sebastian Nuzo
Sung Kang ... Detective Tanaka
James Remar ... Captain Buck Greene
Tiffany Hines ... Lara Nuzo
Kimee Balmilero ... Dr. Noelani Cunha
Nadine Nicole ... Emily
Antal Kalik ... Dale Gerard
Nico Woulard ... Charlie Resnick
Reznor Allen Reznor Allen ... Jake Nuzo
Vince Shin Vince Shin ... Kim Kil-Yon / Defector
Kala Alexander ... Chop Shop Boss


US Navy Afghanistan veteran Thomas Magnum refuses to stand by as Honolulu PD Detective Tanaka requires in the case of the kidnapping, and murder, of his former war comrade Sebastian Nuzo. Instead he teams up with fellow veterans Orville 'Rick' Wright, a sharpshooter, and Theodore 'TC' Calvin. Navy base captain Buck Green reluctantly shares classified information on the case Nuzo was involved in, about Iraqi front-stole gold bars. Magnum's usually hostile loco landlady, MI6-discharged Juliett Higgins, respects his corps spirit enough to grumpily help out beyond safely putting up fresh widow Lara and pre-teen son Jake Nuzo. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

24 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Whilst waiting on the boat for Magnum, Rick listens to music by the Spice Girls. Perdita Weeks (Higgins) appeared in the Spice Girls movie. See more »


The gold bar that Magnum found is too large to be 1 kilo (2.2 pounds). Gold is extremely heavy for its size, and the bar looks as if it would weigh closer to 12-13 kilos. See more »


References Magnum, P.I.: Did You See the Sun Rise? (1982) See more »


Written by Brian Johnson, Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
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This Magnum wasted no time "Jumping the Shark"
25 September 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

The Good: Hawaii's scenic landscapes in high definition color is gorgeous so who wouldn't want to spend some time on the island, or watch another action/crime TV series filmed here? There is sufficient eye candy for both the TV series male and female audience. The boys will be displayed shirtless, with wet gleaming chests. The ladies will be shown exercising in tight fitting spandex stretching their bods and walking backside for the cameras.

The Bad: Can someone please explain to me why TV producers always seem to show seasoned war veterans coming back from multiple tour of duties to the USA while still in their mid thirties with no symptoms of PTSD, always buff and never balding, no marriage and certainly no children and they all seem to immediately own successful businesses?

The Ugly: There is an (in)famous scene in season 11, the last season of the once popular family/comedy TV series Happy Days where the Fonz (Henry Winkler) is seen water skiing in his iconic jeans and leather jacket and then he does the impossible on water skis. He literally "Jumps the Shark".

So it came as quite a surprise at least to me that the writers of this new Magnum P.I. series decided to open their new TV series with their action star Magnum (Jay Hernandez) while being chased and shot at he does a 180 degree turn in his fast moving Ferrari, and while still being shot at he climbs and runs onto the hood of the truck while the villains continue shooting at him and he jumps onto the talon of his hovering helicopter just before the villains truck and its shooters fall off the side of the road and into the ocean below.

If you enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Hawaii, and you like seeing young and buff thirty something male and females in skimpy clothes and you are not offended by ridiculous action scenes and dull storylines than this series will be right for you.

I give the series pilot a 6 out of 10 rating

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