Magnum Opus? Nah.

Been watching back-to-back episodes of Magnum P.I.

Why? Well this time of year seeing Hawaii is a plus, for one thing.

Background: We lived in Hawaii while this series was being made, just not on Oahu. Although I did met Jack Lord from Hawaii 50 (the original one) a time or two we’d moved to Kauai before this series aired.

The writing is a bit glib, but mostly fun. They had no cell phones! Imagine that?

BUT! The thing that keeps me looking forward to the next one is the way the scripts treat Nam vets.

These aren’t generally emotionally crippled guys although their experiences certainly shaped them. Even the one episode that had a vet living in a jungle hut was kind. The Wife and I knew/met several guys very much like this character.

Other media had already begun using THAT brush to color us all.

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One Response to Magnum Opus? Nah.

  1. OWB says:

    Absolutely true! Besides looking at the lovely Magnum, it was the way vets were frequently, and respectfully, written into the story that kept me watching the series. It needed to be said by someone.

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