I gave this one [8.0] despite knowing everything that was going to happen ahead of time, something I've experienced frequently now that I've had the chance to run through the second season. As soon as I heard it was Moe Keale's voice under the stocking mask after having seen his picture with Dick McWilliams, I figured everything out immediately.
The Dick McWilliams character was severely underdeveloped--and underplayed--he had potential, though there's something about Guy Stockwell's performance I didn't like...don't know why, maybe it was the fact that he was so underwritten.
It's nice to see more Hawaii Five-O alumni here, as well. Irene Yah-Ling Sun looked absolutely gorgeous
here. A look at her IMDB profile photo further proves that she's aged gracefully and has retained her beauty; I think I'm in love, guys!
After having watched countless hours of 1960s and '70s detective shows, many of Magnum's plots (and direction, camerwork, etc) during this second season are paper-thin and rather pedestrian by comparison. I don't watch any other 1980s shows, so magnum's my only show in this regard. Thankfully, things would improve, though I'm still getting as kick out of seeing this, a rather "lost" season for me outside of four or five shows. Still, MPI had already found itself by this time, despite Higgins not getting as much screen time as I would have thought.