Skip to comments.Ultra-Patriotic “Hawaii Five-0” One of the TV Season’s Best Surprises
Posted on 11/06/2010 4:38:51 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
When I first heard there was to be a Hawaii Five-O reboot with younger actors, my first reaction was the groan of a man tired of television and movies mining his childhood to mostly lame and usually campy effect.
Not that the original Hawaii Five-O holds up incredibly well, probably ranking somewhere between Kojak and Colombo. The Wire, it aint.
And neither is the new series, but it is lively, witty, beautiful to look at and just plain fun. Its like a bigger budget version of the USA Networks best (and also quite retro) shows, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, and White Collar.
And like those shows, Hawaii Five-O is very patriotic. Its also multicultural in the only good sense of the word.
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Just started watching it. It comes on opposite “Castle” but I record it and watch it later.
” This isn’t the only show that’s been emerging recently with conservative themes. “
The real surprise, to me, has been the “Law and Order - Los Angeles” series....
While not exactly ‘right-wing’ by our definition - compared to the rest of the L&O programs, it’s just this side of Goldwater....
Are they going to do an episode on birth certificates?
“This isn’t the only show that’s been emerging recently with conservative themes. “
Can you name a couple of others? I have trouble finding anything worth watching these days, so any recommendations would be appreciated.
Grace Park in a bikini.
Blue Bloods with Tom Selleck.
Hey, he was in another Hawaiian show - Magnum PI
Forsmark mentions some in his post.
Sorry .... Rules ....
Funny thing is, I had trouble finding this pic.
In most of the pics on Google images, she's wearing considerably less.
Thanks, I’ll check it out. I always liked Tom Selleck.
Whoops, you beat me to it.
Ah well, the rules can’t be observed too often in this case, now can they? :-)
CBS has a few episodes of the new Hawaii Five O and Blue Bloods available for online viewing:
Burn Notice starts new episodes on November 11. Hulu.com and USA Network will have episodes available for online viewing usually a week after the air date.
Without the Original Hawaii 5-0 there would have been no Magnum PI.
I like it. It’s a great show. Never watched the other one much.
Blue bloods is great. No main character. They are all good.
I was prepared to watch the opener and go “Oh well, didn’t think it would all that”.
I watch it every week and it’s a terrific show. Loved how they weaved the foundation of each character such as how Dan-O got his name.
Good action and pretty good stories.
She is HOT!!!
Lover her smile.
Love Blue Bloods!
Sooo ... can I request Daniel Dae Kim pics?? Preferably sans shirt!
I don’t watch much episodic television, but I really enjoy this show!
The show makes the native Hawaiians all look like real a—holes, though.
I saw the first show and thought it was rather violent compared to the old Hawaii Five O. Maybe I’ll need to take a second look.
Has Wo Fat made an appearance yet?
Quien es mas macho, Alex O’Laughln o Yack Lord?
Can’t wait for Wo Fat.
A funny true personal story about the real Wo Fat, years ago. The actor who played Wo Fat - Khigh Dhiegh - was giving a talk at a college, which I went to see. I went up and told him I named my cat, Wo Fat, after his character (I really did) and he meowed.
ooooh yes indeed, pretty please some Daniel Dae Kim pics. He’s a hottie!
Of course I loved him as Jin from LOST.
Oddly enough, I don’t find her overly “hot” in these photos. She’s got a cute hiney, but I didn’t see a bikini shot of her from behind.
I am a pretty good fan of the original series and this new version is nothing like the original.
My first beef is Danno, now we have this wimp who knows nothing and whines about everything, plus he has no communication skills with the natives. He should be replaced immediately.
McGarret is actually pretty good and better in some ways. But the overall impression is unlike the original, here he does come off as an outsider being an actor playing a part of a famous historical TV series. I do like his attitude and his hardened steel like conviction personality.
Having a chic replacing Kono obviously is a sign of the times, I’m not impressed with her in any fashion, she doesn’t rock my boat, she does not show any unique trait and actually comes off as being gullible and stupid.
I fear this series will be nothing but a propaganda tool, it would be interesting to know how much the Hawaii Tourism Bureau is contributing to the show. With tourism in the pits right now I can easily suspect there must be a lot of money being sent to CBS to pay for the series, and more importantly to keep Hawaii in a proper image.
So far its done pretty good, it shows people living on the beaches, it shows the contempt the natives have for the white people or Haoles. But the original series had on almost every episode something that killed people, endangered a lot of people, lots of drugs and even a threat of there being a weapon of mass destruction on the islands.
Of which anything like that now would shut down tourism. Except maybe the drug part. So I wonder just how much of the old Hawaii Five-0 type of script will emerge nowadays.
In summary I am disappointed and it does get recorded but is way at the bottom of my list of interesting shows. Sorry CBS, it fails to grab me.
Alex O'Laughlin is not as "macho" as Jack Lord, but he's a heck of lot better looking. He caught my eye when he did a bit on "The Shield" as part of the strike team, but I really enjoyed watching him in the excellent Australian mini-series, "The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant". Terrific film.
Actually, I haven't yet seen a complete episode of the new Hawaii Five-O because O'Laughlin's looks aren't enough to keep me interested in the plot.
Never cared for the original show because it was extremly anti gun. Is this one?
Anti-gun? Haven’t detected. Jury may still out on that one. (Though I missed the first 2 shows.) (And Magnum was not anti-gun.)
Agree with previous poster ... don’t like Danno as much.