Do you remember way back in Season 3 when the team referred to Magnum as a TV show? Even back then I thought that was an odd thing to do; I mean with being a reboot of a well known TV-show itself. I thought, someday it will bite them in the ass. 😉
And now we will get the crossover Five-0/Magnum on January 3rd. Of course, some fans see that as a big problem.
Personally, I couldn’t care less about that problem. I actually think it’s laughable with all the other problems like lack of continuity and dropped characters on this show.
Magnum has really grown on me, and I enjoy it very much. I am looking forward to the cross-over.
So, how about you? Is this reference from years ago bothering you now? Or do you ignore such things?
And what would you like to forget it ever happened on the show?
For as long as there have been rumblings of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 staging a full-on crossover with sister series Magnum P.I., fans with good memories have been quick to note one very big problem with that idea.
The proverbial fly in the poi? At the close of the Season 3 Five-0 episode “Hoa Pili,” as Kamekona gave Steve, Danny and Max a helicopter tour of their island home, Max likened the scenario to the 1980s TV show Magnum, P.I., even assigning some of his friends their Magnum counterparts. What’s more, “They started singing the Magnum theme, there in the helicopter,” notes Peter M. Lenkov, the showrunner for both of the Aloha State-based dramas.
The issue was arguably easier to ignore as Five-0 side characters popped up here and there on Magnum. But once you have Steve and Danny actually interacting with flesh-and-blood private eye Thomas Magnum, it is a very different ball of wax.
“We did do that,” Lenkov affirms. And now that his Five-0 and Magnum will actually cross over — in back-to-back episodes airing Friday, Jan. 3 — “We’re going to forget that episode happened,” he says with a wink.
Reflecting on the March 2013 Five-0 episode that would years later come back to haunt him (or at least raise the hackles of continuity-obsessed viewers), Lenkov says, “That was at a time when I had lost hope that I could get [my Magnum reboot] launched. I had been trying to do it for so long, I thought there was just no way it was going to happen, so I did a little tribute in that episode.
“But we’ll take that one out of rotation,” he jokes, “now that you’ve brought it up!”
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