So I watched the trailer because, well, I was a huge fan of the original series.
My first thought: Why are you doing a reboot when you still have Tom Selleck?
*bangs head against table*
Seriously, why not have this as the son or grandson of the original, create new characters for some of the other characters. It would make the new female Higgins acceptable.
Okay, let me explain, I am a huge fan of the original series. In the original series Higgins was a stick in the mud, a bit goofy looking, could talk the ears off a brass monkey, and very prim and proper. He was a foil for Magnum and kind of a counterpoint character.
This new Higgins is a hot young woman who's all on board with his shanangans?
For a continuation of the series, I wouldn't mind. For a reboot? That lady should be an ice queen with her nose firmly stuck in the air.
Though, honestly the only part of the trailer I really liked was the obviously pandering yoga scene.
... I like the female form. I refuse to apologize. If you are offended by that please allow me to continue not caring ;~)
The best laugh I had was probably at the obviously going to die best buddy. Here's TC, Rick, Higgans, And RedShirt McNobody. We're going to be best friends forever!
Yeah, this is a bad action movie waiting to happen, which honestly I don't mind. But it doesn't feel like Magnum PI to me.
But why, why, why wouldn't you just say it's a new series, in the same vein, set after the events of the original?
I mean, you still have Tom Selleck!
I don't expect him to be the main character, but come on, that's a guest star role of epic proportions waiting to happen.
It would let you have the name, the draw, but make changes because, guess what, it's not Thomas Magnum, it's Tony Magnum.
Probably a non-issue. I seriously doubt they care about the people who've actually seen the series, they're just hoping the group that didn't see it remembers the name enough care enough to want to see what it was about?