Excellent action sequences, great gun fights, some entertaining relationships developing between the characters, and you know what? A guilty pleasure you say? You kill him, you get nothing. What kid tries to say their dad's first name before learning daddy? Hawaii 5-0 2010 is no crime drama, and it's not meant to be. John McGarrett: I love you, son. Bring in Patrick Jane for an episode, then they can all chase Red John around Oahu or an hour, or is that too 'Mental' for ya Brudda? The writers and producers have a long way to run with this thing. Steve McGarrett: You all right? Having been there twice myself, I believe that every American should see this true paradise. Guy who's been convicted of taking bribes has a cousin who is now in the police force? The H5-0 theme is the best thing about the show but to be honest they could have called the show anything as it bares no other similarity to the original.
I've never seen the original series, so that's why maybe I like it so much, since many who've watched both the original and remake aren't very happy. He also acts typical-Italian with the hand gestures. Its the success of these shows that makes Five-0 such a great alternative, its fast paced, funny, has plenty of crash, bang, wallop and it looks great. The finale was awesome and as usual, I loved every minute of it. It seems unbelievable that her character would land a job like this, fresh out of police academy and with no real police experience. I thought it odd that Hawaii 5-0 would open with a scene in South Korea. And just for the record i am no die hard fan of the original by any means but from what i have seen of the new version this show could easily have been so much better.
Some of the dialog resulted in an approving chuckle from me. He hasn't the same charisma. A Northern Irish arms dealer who killed John McGarrett, Steve's father. Eitherway, I find that the relationship between Steve and Danno is quite entertaining and adds much needed comic relief, considering this is a cop show filled with drama. Victor Heese smack John McGarrett's head Steve McGarrett: Dad? Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department. A few roll your eyes moments, but that keeps in part with the way the original was.
Wo Fat: You're not going to kill me. Chief Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 team. In one episode, we learn more about where all four of them than we did in the original series from 1968-80. Their acting ability and range would allow for big screen versions of the show. Cons: The filming of a fight sequence, taking on the bad guys was terrible. His chemistry with Scott Caan makes the series.
One of the other things I enjoy about the remake is the edge of the new show. Now for the pilot episode. A stunning beauty and great actor as well. Anyone who loved Jack Lord will find Alex O'Loughlin a poor substitute for Steve McGarrett. Can I speak to my father, please? There are some differences regarding the character's lives, but that's fine, as long as every episode has the spirit that it's had so far. McGarret shows up and the governor just gives him carte blanche to do whatever the hell he wants no matter if it is legal or not? Why call the two leads Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams when their age, appearance, mannerisms, behavior, and above all their relationship bear no resemblance whatsoever to Jack Lord and James MacArthur? Grace Park is absolutely gorgeous! Victor Heese shoots John McGarrett Steve McGarrett: No! Victor Heese: Now I know where you get it from.
The believability of some legal situations are a bit dodgy. But they are a good match with the scripts. Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan are perfect. Yo got a tough old man here. It's also not its father, and anyone looking for a straight remake of the original classic is setting themselves up for disappointment.
The camaraderie reminds me a little of: some Starsky and Hutch, a dash of 21 Jump Street, and yes the feel of the original Hawaii Five-O is there. It's on location on beautiful Oahu, with little studio time in it. Eitherway, I find that the relationship between Steve and Danno is quite entertaining and adds much needed comic relief, considering this is a cop show filled with drama. Whatever these people want, Steve, don't give it to 'em. Overall verdict: no better than the other crime dramas currently on the air but certainly promises room for improvement.
Victor Heese: No more games! John McGarrett: Listen to me, champ. They deliver without turning this into Baywatch. It would be interesting to see Jean Smart, the governor, a bit more, but that might politicize the cases a little too much. Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a re-imagining of the original 1968—80 television series. The only thing missing is the persistent over-acting from Jack Lord, but that's a good thing.
Now we are introduced to the new Five-0 and what a pleasant surprise! I resent the attempt to use it to gussy up an otherwise conventional show that on its own might not last a year. Don't you worry about it. It's a great cast and so far the story lines are very good. Like a lot of people we were looking forward to the new series of Hawaii 5-0 but i have to say that after 2 episodes i am not sure i can watch it again. I like this series a lot. My brain can't take it! Whoever came up with the crazy idea of trying to make what is basically a conventional cops-and-robbers shoot 'em up blow'em up show special by linking it to one of the classiest shows ever produced should have his membership card in the scriptwriters union revoked. A member of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.