The trailer for the reboot of one of most-loved TV shows of all time has arrived, and we have two problems with it
The director of Fast Five is behind the camera for this upcoming remake.
Running from 1980 to 1988, Magnum P.I. was a hugely popular series, thanks to the fun mix of great characters played by great actors, set in a sexy location, with fun stories, and a once-in-a-lifetime moustache.
Whether or not you agree that it is one of the most-loved TV shows of all time, and according to the Museum Of Broadcast Communications, it very much was, you cannot argue with the love of that moustache.
Seriously, Tom Selleck's moustache was and always will be iconic.
Clip via AMB Production TV
Telling the story of Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV (great name), a P.I. on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, it was a classic of the fun detective genre, and the future Monica Gellar's boyfriend played the part perfectly.
Jump forward almost exactly 30 years later, and TV land is rebooting the show, with the director of four of the eight Fast & Furious movies (including Fast Five, which wasn't just the best F&F movie, but also one of the best action movies of the decade. Don't @ me) behind the lens on the big budget pilot for the comeback.
Check out the trailer right here:
Clip via televisionpromosdb
Yes, that is quite the trailer. Those poor, poor Ferraris never stood a chance! And also, Magnum's BFF doesn't come out of it too great, either.
However, while it does look like everyone involved is having fun, we do have two fundamental problems:
(1) Magnum P.I., with P.I. standing for Private Investigator, and at the start of the trailer, we discover that Magnum is actual private security for a rich author, which would make it Magnum P.S., no? We realise that later on in the trailer he goes back to being a P.I., but does that mean he ditches protecting his rich author friend? Actually, how much security does an author actually need?? We're sure the show will provide answers to all of these things. (Sidenote: this may have also been the set-up for the original, we don't remember it too well, but that still doesn't mean it makes any sense, plot-wise.)
(2) Far more importantly, where are the MOUSTACHES?!?! Jay Hernandez is a good-looking guy, but would it have killed him to grow a little face fuzz for the role? The director of the Fast & Furiouses (Fast & Furiouii?) 3, 4, 5, and 6 can attempt to distract us all he likes with cool stunts and car chases - one of which, that cliff jump from a falling vehicle, is straight out of Fast & Furious 7 - but nothing can replace the complete and local lack of moustache.
Maybe they're keeping that for the second season? We'll know more once Magnum P.I. begins to air this Autumn.