4. Magnum PI
The location for the Magnum P.I. series was glorious Oahu, Hawaii. Thomas Magnum resided in the guest cottage at Robin’s Nest which was a very large expensive beachfront estate. Not only does Magnum live at the estate at the invitation of the owner, he also drives the owner’s Ferrari 308 GTS. The owner of this estate was a celebrated author of several novels named Robin Masters. Mr. Masters was never seen although his voice was heard in several episodes. The resident manager of the estate was a British ex- Army Sergeant Major named Jonathan Quayle Higgins (played by John Hillerman). Who may or may not have been Robin Masters as well!
Magnum was a very easy going type guy and Higgins was much more straight laced so they had some friendly disputes. In addition to Higgins, Magnum had two buddies who were coaxed into active participation in some of the private investigations.
Both T.C. and Rick are former marine with whom Magnum served in Vietnam. Tom Selleck was featured in the role of Thomas Sullivan Magnum a private investigator working in Hawaii. The series ran for 8 seasons from1980 to 1988.