On the way to see some of the GF’s friends perform at a local jazz club last night, I heard an interview with Tom Selleck on NPR talking about his latest movie. The interviewer mentioned that this was the “third edition of the series”. I was so shocked to hear that Selleck had put out two movies that I’d never even heard of that for a brief moment I seriously considered whether the little nap I had taken that afternoon had lasted for 2.5 years rather than the 2.5 hours I thought it did*.
How had I managed to let down Magnum during a time when he needed me more than ever? I felt awful. Sure, Selleck is one of the rare Hollywood political conservatives, but he’s Magnum for pete’s sake! He gives me week after week of drama, action, and comedy and I don’t even bother to pay attention once he loses the “Friends” gig. Obviously, I am a bad human being.
But then as I heard the rest of the interview, I realized they were just talking about a made-for-tv movie that Selleck has coming out on Sunday for CBS, where he plays Jesse Stone – a big-city cop who moves to a small town but still finds himself getting caught up in crazy adventures. Apparently, the second one also featured Stephen Baldwin. When I learned that I suddenly didn’t feel so bad about missing the first two.
But Magnum, as soon as you hit the big screen again – I got your back.
* Considering how many of my bills get paid automatically these days, it’s not altogether impossible.