Original Run: 1980-88
Creator: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson
Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti
When every other adolescent male of the ’80s and I grew up, we wanted the life of Tom Magnum, played by Tom Selleck and his mustache: living in an opulent Hawaii beach house as a guest of a never-present millionaire novelist and driving his Ferrari 308 GTS; wracking up a never-to-be-paid tab at the country club run by one war-vet buddy and bumming helicopter rides from another; and periodically solving mysteries using a combination of smarts, toughness and mostly chutzpah. I never did figure out how to walk that particular career path, but it was fun to dream.
This was definitely one of my favorites……….