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Top 5 favorite Hawaii-filmed TV series ever: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll results



“Magnum P.I.”


That red Ferrari 308 GTS. The aloha shirt unbuttoned to expose just the right amount of chest hair. Those tight blue jeans and even tighter shorts. That impeccably tousled head of hair. And lest we forget … the ‘stache.

Tom Selleck’s eight season run as Island private investigator Thomas Sullivan Magnum—the series titular Magnum P.I.—was our Facebook ohana’s favorite Hawaii-filmed TV series, by a substantial number of votes over Hawaii Five-O. And, in classic Magnum fashion, we believe we’ve deduced why.

While fighting malefactors was clearly day-in, day-out work for the humorless, ever-serious Five-O unit, Magnum always made crime fighting in Hawaii look like the coolest thing in the world to do. He worked only when he wanted to, and often with the loyal assistance of his amusing war buddies, helicopter pilot T.C. and club manager Rick. He resided gratis in a guest house on the luxurious oceanfront estate of millionaire author Robin Masters. He had unlimited use of Masters’ aforementioned Ferrari. And the majority of Magnum's cases involved beautiful women as either clients or the pursued. All reason enough for our Facebook ohana’s serious Magnum P.I. ardor.

Even if you liked Magnum P.I. because Tom Selleck could look good simply pulling a bottle of beer out of his nightstand mini-fridge, there's at least one appealing thing about the series we agreed with readers on: We kind of miss Hawaii as seen through the eyes of Thomas Magnum, too.

Note to CBS executives: You might be renewing the wrong classic Hawaii crime drama this fall.

Click on the links below for the Top 5 results of our previous HAWAII Magazine Facebook Ohana poll questions:

• Top 5 favorite natural wonders of Hawaii

• Top 5 favorite Hawaii plate lunch foods

• Top 5 favorite Hawaii small towns

• Top 5 favorite Hawaii-filmed movies

• Top 5 favorite Hawaii snacks

• Top 5 favorite Hawaii beaches

Photos: Paramount (pg.1, top; pg. 4), ABC (pg. 1, bottom; pg. 3), A&E (pg. 2), CBS (pg. 5) 

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