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Ultra-Patriotic “Hawaii Five-0” One of the TV Season’s Best Surprises
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | November 6, 2010 | David Forsmark

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 ColomboThe Wire, it ain’t.

And neither is the new series, but it is lively, witty, beautiful to look at and just plain fun.  It’s like a bigger budget version of the USA Network’s best (and also quite retro) shows, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, and White Collar.

And like those shows, Hawaii Five-O is very patriotic.  It’s also multicultural in the only good sense of the word.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alexoloughlin; belongsinbloggers; conservativeshows; danieldaekim; gracepark; hawaiifiveo; scottcaan; tv
This isn't the only show that's been emerging recently with conservative themes.
1 posted on 11/06/2010 4:38:56 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Just started watching it. It comes on opposite “Castle” but I record it and watch it later.


2 posted on 11/06/2010 4:44:11 PM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

” 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....


3 posted on 11/06/2010 4:45:38 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Are they going to do an episode on birth certificates?


4 posted on 11/06/2010 4:45:49 PM PDT by Padams
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To: HorowitzianConservative

“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.


5 posted on 11/06/2010 4:46:03 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Grace Park in a bikini.


6 posted on 11/06/2010 4:47:43 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: webstersII

Blue Bloods with Tom Selleck.

Hey, he was in another Hawaiian show - Magnum PI


7 posted on 11/06/2010 4:49:36 PM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: webstersII

Forsmark mentions some in his post.


8 posted on 11/06/2010 4:50:28 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
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To: Tanniker Smith
Grace Park in a bikini.

Sorry .... Rules ....


Grace Park in a bikini.

Funny thing is, I had trouble finding this pic.
In most of the pics on Google images, she's wearing considerably less.

9 posted on 11/06/2010 4:50:49 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: NEWwoman

Thanks, I’ll check it out. I always liked Tom Selleck.


10 posted on 11/06/2010 4:50:54 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: Tanniker Smith
Your wish is my command!


11 posted on 11/06/2010 4:56:08 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Whoops, you beat me to it.

Ah well, the rules can’t be observed too often in this case, now can they? :-)


12 posted on 11/06/2010 4:57:35 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

CBS has a few episodes of the new Hawaii Five O and Blue Bloods available for online viewing:

http://www.cbs.com/primetime/hawaii_five_0/video/

http://www.cbs.com/primetime/blue_bloods/

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.


13 posted on 11/06/2010 5:02:00 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

saving—thanks


14 posted on 11/06/2010 5:05:43 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: NEWwoman

Without the Original Hawaii 5-0 there would have been no Magnum PI.


15 posted on 11/06/2010 5:11:31 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: HorowitzianConservative
Sorry, my wife & I don't share the excitement. Great special effects but the acting/dialog is terrible. Not mention the story lines. Broad siding an SUV and machine gun fire in broad daylight, in Hawaii? Shutting down ATC and no FEDS involved?
16 posted on 11/06/2010 5:13:54 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

I like it. It’s a great show. Never watched the other one much.


17 posted on 11/06/2010 5:38:29 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: webstersII

Blue bloods is great. No main character. They are all good.


18 posted on 11/06/2010 5:41:14 PM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

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.


19 posted on 11/06/2010 5:42:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

She is HOT!!!

Lover her smile.


20 posted on 11/06/2010 5:43:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: NEWwoman

Love Blue Bloods!


21 posted on 11/06/2010 5:46:27 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Padams

LOL!


22 posted on 11/06/2010 5:47:54 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts!)
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To: rodguy911
I don't know about you but I have thing for Bridgett Moynahan
 

23 posted on 11/06/2010 5:51:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Sooo ... can I request Daniel Dae Kim pics?? Preferably sans shirt!

What??

He’s Hawt!


24 posted on 11/06/2010 5:57:07 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: HorowitzianConservative

I don’t watch much episodic television, but I really enjoy this show!


25 posted on 11/06/2010 6:02:40 PM PDT by CarolinaGOP ("Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: HorowitzianConservative
Why I, ahem...like the new Hawaii Five-0:


Alex O'Laughlin

26 posted on 11/06/2010 6:02:50 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

The show makes the native Hawaiians all look like real a—holes, though.


27 posted on 11/06/2010 6:07:25 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: HorowitzianConservative

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.


28 posted on 11/06/2010 6:25:48 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Has Wo Fat made an appearance yet?


29 posted on 11/06/2010 6:29:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: arasina

Quien es mas macho, Alex O’Laughln o Yack Lord?


30 posted on 11/06/2010 6:34:08 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


31 posted on 11/06/2010 6:36:16 PM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: twyn1

ooooh yes indeed, pretty please some Daniel Dae Kim pics. He’s a hottie!

Of course I loved him as Jin from LOST.


32 posted on 11/06/2010 6:43:01 PM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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To: DemforBush

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.


33 posted on 11/06/2010 6:53:52 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

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.


34 posted on 11/06/2010 7:11:45 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: dfwgator
Quien es mas macho, Alex O’Laughln o Yack Lord?

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.

35 posted on 11/06/2010 7:20:16 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: NEWwoman

Never cared for the original show because it was extremly anti gun. Is this one?


36 posted on 11/06/2010 7:22:21 PM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: muddler

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.


37 posted on 11/06/2010 7:54:54 PM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: NEWwoman

LOL!


38 posted on 11/06/2010 10:16:24 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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