YMMV: Magnum, P.I.

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Magnum good or evil? The show plays with both, as Magnum is a hero, but can be ruthless.
    • Is Higgens a Jerk with a Heart of Gold or just a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk? He doesn't really seem to like Magnum and doesn't really try to help that much (see "Thank Heaven For Little Girls And Big Ones Too" and "Tropical Madness").
      • Felt Higgins more slowly warmed up to Magnum after all he is very British and Magnum is an American surfer-dude.
  • Awesome Music: The opening theme music by Mike Post.
    • The original theme by Ian Freebairn-Smith is also pretty catchy.
  • Crossover Ship: Almost a canon example. The end of the Murder, She Wrote crossover teased Higgins and Jessica Fletcher, although it never went past Higgins quite obviously crushing on Jessica, to her (and Magnum's) amusement.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The bad guy in "Don't Say Goodbye" is played by Ted Danson, several years before he and Tom Selleck were two of those Three Men and a Baby. Unfortunately Steve Guttenberg never appeared on the show to complete the set.
  • Ho Yay: Between Rick and TC