Whoa, this one doesn't work so well for me, although it does have to some good moments.
says, the whole teenage biker gang subplot is just laughable. I remember watching this in '88, and even then, the gang was unintentionally comical! They look like New Wave
bikers, or something! And they apparently are incredibly inept at everything they do. They make the Black Widow
gang in Every Which Way But Loose
look like card carrying members of Mensa International! And Bryant looked painfully out of place with these kids. The poor kid keeps getting busted. Why would they even want him in the gang??
It's also hard to swallow Magnum's indifference to the events of "Unfinished Business"! Jeez, he just watched the murder of his ex-wife and daughter on video tape and here he is all happy-go-lucky, cheerful as can be! La-la-la-la-laa. Huh?? I realize that the show does not often have linear, serial storytelling - each episode usually stands on its own - but I think here is a case where they should have referred back to the previous events, like they did with "Mac's Back" (to "Echoes of the Mind") and others.
One thing I've noticed about Season Eight so far - the female patrons of the KKC beach bar are all knockouts! I mean every single one of them. Take a look at the beginning scene at the beach bar and, instead of looking at T.C., Rick and Higgins, look at the people milling about in the background. Wow!
Ok, so the place where Rick and Cleo meet for the first time (before they go out dancing), is that supposed to be Rick's pad, or Cleo's pad? They show a brief "establishing shot" of a tall building before cutting to the indoor set. If it's Rick's place, he's moved from his two-story condo unit.
The end credits feature a brief Tom Selleck outtake from the opening "Great Hawaiian Adventure Company" pitch at the KKC beach bar. Selleck is seen shaking his rubber tip pointer while laughing and briefly looking at the camera. This is really cool, as outtakes are a rarity for us Magnum
Lastly, there is a new candidate for "Hottest Magnum