It's also not its father, and anyone looking for a straight remake of the original classic is setting themselves up for disappointment. The fresh takes on the original characters are a breath of fresh air. My brain can't take it! It's a great cast and so far the story lines are very good. All in all, I'm very much looking forward to the next episode. The finale was awesome and as usual, I loved every minute of it. I can't imagine anyone else having their roles.
A few roll your eyes moments, but that keeps in part with the way the original was. 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. Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a re-imagining of the original 1968—80 television series. I can't wait for season 7! Steve and Danno's bantering with each other is hilarious. A stunning beauty and great actor as well.
You find out little bits here and there and already starting to get a better understanding of how a character is the way he or she is. 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? My ten year old daughter could write better stories than this. Danno is a hothead who is always going over the top. 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. I think this is a great reboot. I was a huge fan of the original Hawaii Five-O, so when I heard about this attempt at a new show, I was excited but skeptical at the same time.
Jack Lord as Steve McGarret. My take: I like it because it's fresh. Some cheesy stuff, some wow stuff, some well acted scenes. I can't say enough good about this show and its actors. How could she pass a background check if her cousin had been kicked off the force for taking bribes? There are also seemed to be to much gun play and not enough acting.
The plots of each episode move very quickly, and I am able to pick up new things watching an episode a second time. The overall storyline for the pilot was excellent, though. Excellent action sequences, great gun fights, some entertaining relationships developing between the characters, and you know what? None of the lead characters share strong chemistry, although with further episodes this might improve. 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. The dialog and some of the background setup Danno's family situation, for example was a bit too cliché. The strongest element this new series has going for it is a well written plot; the dialogue could be crisper but as characters develop and writers get a stronger feel of the material, that might happen.
Had the producers started fresh with new characters, but kept the spirit of the original formula intact, there would be less tendency to compare the two series; each would stand on its own merits. 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. Love Hawaii, love the scenery but not sure that is enough to keep me interested week in week out. By the way, speaking to the post-55 demographic: You have decent viewer numbers, so you if you want your old timey shows, then you're going to need to pony up the money and buy what sponsors advertise, that's the only way you'll get respect. But they are a good match with the scripts. Storyline: Definitely an action show, and it's done adequately. He hasn't the same charisma.
If the producers want to use the original theme song, then why shorten it? If you never watched the original series, give this one a chance. When recreating characters from an original series, it's inevitable that there will be viewers who object to the substitutes. 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. 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. The white actors were all wrong! Why include an abbreviated version of the original theme music? If you're a fan of the original series, your take on this revamping will probably depend on how much a purist you are. I like this series a lot. It's on location on beautiful Oahu, with little studio time in it.
This show feels like the antidote to all those forensic, gritty, supposedly realistic crime dramas out there today. Hawaii 5-0 2010 is no crime drama, and it's not meant to be. Yep, it's called story-arc remember the key he found in the tool box? Beating a prisoner to get information out of him? I bet money that one of the story lines down the road is where Danno's ex-wife's husband turns out to be some kind of crime figure and Danno busts him and get's his wife back. Actors: Main 3 are cookie cutter, nearly identical birth years. 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? Now for the pilot episode. 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. 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.
If they had made a show identical to the original I would have probably turned it off half way through. Their acting ability and range would allow for big screen versions of the show. I resent the attempt to use it to gussy up an otherwise conventional show that on its own might not last a year. The pilot begins with an interesting premise that offers thorough background information on the origins of the team. Face it folks, action, quick cuts and tight editing are here to stay. I'm also excited because this episode was quite good and it was only the pilot.