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Magnum PI: 02/07/07
When the WB and UPN networks merged into the CW, our old WB challenge reverted back to being an independent station. To fill air time, they've been showing old television shows, including a favorite of mine, Magnum P.I.
Until this summer I had forgotten how much I used to enjoy the series. Now once a day I get an hour in paradise watching Magnum solve cases, trick his friends into helping even though he never has the "gas money" he owes T.C. or the money for his tab that he owes Rick. Then there is Higgins the majordomo / Robin Masters who has more secrets than all of Magnum's cases combined. Throw in the beautiful location work on Oahu (and surrounding islands), the concession that magic can and does exist when needed and the post Viet Nam tensions and there is a variety of episodes. While I don't love every single episode made I have been enjoying watching them all in rerun (and season one on DVD).
When I was a child I had never been to Hawaii so all of the places seemed like far away magical places. Now that I've been twice (though only once to Oahu), I know enough about the state to recognize locations. With the help of Google maps I've been having fun piecing together the popular locations that were frequented in the series. I even (with help of a fan site) spotted the place used for Robin's Nest. While the place is still there, from what I've read it's sadly not in good repair.