History Series / MagnumPI

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* RealityEnsues: Magnum is arrested numerous times over the course of the series for his getting into fights, breaking and entering, even being part of a protest blockade in one episode.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Lieutenant Tanaka often helps Magnum in apprehending the VillainOfTheWeek, but isn't above putting his foot down when Magnum is arrested or caught up in one of his investigations.
** LAPD Detective Sam [=McKee=] in "L.A.". [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he's not long for this world.]]
15th Jul '17 12:13:02 AM cjqtwm
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** Higgins and Luther in "Luther Gillis: File #001", with Magnum's side plot at the bank rendering him a HeroOfAnotherStory.
18th Jun '17 11:32:34 AM cjqtwm
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** Marti Jensen's comedy routine in "L.A." of a horror movie victim dying is juxtaposed with two kids in an auto garage [[spoiler: being gunned down and killed by two men in shadows]].

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** Marti Jensen's comedy routine in "L.A." of a horror movie victim dying is juxtaposed with two kids in an auto garage [[spoiler: being gunned down and killed by two men in the shadows]].
18th Jun '17 11:31:27 AM cjqtwm
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** Marti Jensen's comedy routine in "L.A." of a horror movie victim dying is juxtaposed with two kids in an auto garage [[spoiler: being gunned down and killed by two men in shadows]].
18th Jun '17 11:25:26 AM cjqtwm
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* SarcasmBlind: Luther Gillis' secretary Blanche, when she's kidnapped and held hostage with Higgins, as Higgins' digs at her fly right over her head.
31st May '17 5:06:39 PM cjqtwm
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* TheDon: Icepick is an interesting example, as while he has no problem threatening people he feels wronged him with terrible things, he [[EvenEvilHasStandards feels sick at the thought of innocent people getting hurt]].

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* TheDon: Icepick is an interesting example, as while he has no problem threatening people he feels wronged him with terrible things, he [[EvenEvilHasStandards [[NeverHurtAnInnocent feels sick at the thought of innocent people getting hurt]].
27th May '17 12:08:06 PM nombretomado
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Created by DonaldPBellisario and Glen A. Larson and airing on CBS from 1980 to 1988, ''Magnum, P.I.'' seemed at first glance to be yet another ActionSeries show, using the old ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' production facilities in Hawaii, with a handsome lead actor talented in comedic schtick and the usual buddies helping him solve his case-of-the-week. But it soon revealed its more dramatic plot threads by alternating the comically-toned episodes with those concentrating on TheVietnamWar background of Thomas Magnum and his friends. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7vW1oEKP1k The concluding scene]] in the season three two-part premiere "Did You See the Sunrise?" was the key moment that illustrated Magnum's darker side. It remained the most unexpected and controversial scene of the series' entire run.

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Created by DonaldPBellisario and Glen A. Larson and airing on CBS from 1980 to 1988, ''Magnum, P.I.'' seemed at first glance to be yet another ActionSeries show, using the old ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' production facilities in Hawaii, with a handsome lead actor talented in comedic schtick and the usual buddies helping him solve his case-of-the-week. But it soon revealed its more dramatic plot threads by alternating the comically-toned episodes with those concentrating on TheVietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar background of Thomas Magnum and his friends. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7vW1oEKP1k The concluding scene]] in the season three two-part premiere "Did You See the Sunrise?" was the key moment that illustrated Magnum's darker side. It remained the most unexpected and controversial scene of the series' entire run.



* TheVietnamWar: Forms a critical part of many characters' backstories. Magnum, T.C. and Rick all fought together in 'Nam, which is why their bond is so strong. The show itself was one of the earliest shows to portray Vietnam veterans as human beings instead of stone cold killers.
15th May '17 7:19:06 PM nombretomado
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* TheTroubles: A major plot point in "No Need to Know". Brigadier Ffolkes even gives a short exposition early in the episode.
5th May '17 11:50:15 AM cjqtwm
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** [[spoiler: Even though Marcella Ziller had a hand in his supposed murder and Higgins had pretended to be him the whole episode, we never find out what's become of the real Elmo Ziller.]]
5th May '17 11:44:19 AM cjqtwm
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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Wonderfully averted in "One Picture is Worth" with Linda Andrews, a deaf painter who Magnum takes on as a client after she's the sole survivor of an armed robbery. She's portrayed as leading a normal life and not letting her deafness define her (as she had become deaf from a boating accident well into her adulthood), and only breaks down later from her loss of independence under Magnum's protection from the robbers.

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Wonderfully averted in "One Picture is Worth" with Linda Andrews, a deaf painter who Magnum takes on as a client after she's the sole survivor of an armed robbery. She's portrayed as quite human, leading a normal life life, and not letting her deafness define her (as she had become deaf from a boating accident well into her adulthood), and only breaks breaking down later from her loss of independence under Magnum's protection from the robbers.
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