They deliver without turning this into Baywatch. 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. Some of the dialog resulted in an approving chuckle from me. Molokai, Kauai, and rural areas of Oahu have all been displayed in a beautiful radiant fashion. 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. As far as character development I don't know whether some of the reviewers here have been living in a cave but television shows today employ a story arc across several shows to flesh out the characters. Some cheesy stuff, some wow stuff, some well acted scenes.
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. But then again it is not a documentary. Hawaii 5-0 2010 is no crime drama, and it's not meant to be. Why include an abbreviated version of the original theme music? All four of the major characters were well chosen and show a great range of emotions, allowing for considerable character development. It's like stumbling out of bed in the morning not exactly sure what you're going to do that day. I can't wait for season 7! I can't wait for season 7! Watch and see, I won't be watching. I can't imagine anyone else having their roles.
This show is ideal for the holy grail 25 through 45 year old demographic. In one episode, we learn more about where all four of them than we did in the original series from 1968-80. The new reboot of Hawaii Five-0 is first rate from start to finish. Yep, it's called story-arc remember the key he found in the tool box? A stunning beauty and great actor as well. Outdoors: That's just how they roll on that island. The only thing missing is the persistent over-acting from Jack Lord, but that's a good thing.
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. If you never watched the original series, give this one a chance. Watch yourself a reality show like Cops if you're going to harp on it. Now for the pilot episode. None of the lead characters share strong chemistry, although with further episodes this might improve.
Anyone who loved Jack Lord will find Alex O'Loughlin a poor substitute for Steve McGarrett. Jack Lord as Steve McGarret. The editing is a shambles, it's so crappy in the action sequences. The Hawaii locations look great in high-def and it's interesting to see how much Hawaii has grown since the original series went off the air. The writers and producers have a long way to run with this thing.
It's a great cast and so far the story lines are very good. As far the relationship between Steve and Danny goes, and going with the origins theme of the pilot, you're looking at two individuals being thrown together for the first time. Hawaii is an exotic backdrop for any show but the original Hawaii Five-0 introduced it naturally as the action took us from the mansions of Kahala to the slums of King Street and to such places as the campus of the university, Kapiolani Park, the Iolani Palace, the Punchbowl Cemetery, and the hotels of Waikiki. The actors aren't Hollywood good-looking. The overall storyline for the pilot was excellent, though. Did they think the nostalgia factor would attract new viewers? But they are a good match with the scripts.
Storyline: Definitely an action show, and it's done adequately. I remember with particular pleasure the the three part series on the Vashon crime family and the attempts of first Harold Gould as the father and then Luther Adler as the grandfather to destroy McGarrett because of the death of the grandson. It's on location on beautiful Oahu, with little studio time in it. It's also not its father, and anyone looking for a straight remake of the original classic is setting themselves up for disappointment. I'm also excited because this episode was quite good and it was only the pilot. Love Hawaii, love the scenery but not sure that is enough to keep me interested week in week out.
If they had made a show identical to the original I would have probably turned it off half way through. 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? I think this is a great reboot. A guilty pleasure you say? 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. Don't get me wrong, James MacArthur's Danny was well acted, but that version of Hawaii Five-O was written about and around one person. I haven't missed a single episode, and eagerly await it every week! Other guy is kicked out of police force because they say he took bribes, but he says he didn't then McGarret just let's him back in? Having been there twice myself, I believe that every American should see this true paradise.