TV Show Review: Hawaii Five O (2010)

I haven't yet seen the original series, which was released in the 70's, but after watching the first twenty episodes of the remake, I'm not sure I really want to.

Don't get me wrong, I'm its really good, but whenever I watch remakes, the chances of me watching the original version and liking both, are pretty close to zero.

Okay, this version. It is pure escapism, and you never want to think of the ins and outs of the stunts the group pull, unless you want to ruin the whole experience. Its an action show with cops in Hawaii. The action scenes are big and well choreographed. The main producer of the series, Alex Kurtzman, has also produced the series Alias, a spy thriller, and the films Star Trek and Eagle Eye. How much realism do you suppose were in those ones? And to add, he's also produced the about to released, Cowboys and Aliens.

Alex O'Loughlin, an Australian actor, plays the main role Steve McGarrett, alongside Scott Caan, who plays Danno. The catchphrase from the original series, "Book him, Danno" is a regular line, and it adds to the giant pile of witty and funny one liners that make you laugh out loud. Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park play ex cop Chin Ho Kelly and new cop Kono Kalakaua respectively. All four do a good job in this show.

Some episodes have really sad moments, so of course, not all things end up happily ever after. But its a fun show to watch nevertheless, the sad parts haven't put me off, and I hope they won't.


  1. The first quote comes from another TV show that Alex O'Loughlin played the main character:
    “Mick St. John: And "wait in the car" means...?
    Beth Turner: Yeah, 'cause that worked out so well last time!”

    And the second comes from a film that Scott Caan was in:
    “Turk Malloy: That was good.
    Virgil Malloy: I know. That's why they asked me to do it and not you.
    Turk Malloy: Okay, this is me offering you an olive basket. And this is you spitting in my face.
    Virgil Malloy: Oh, is that your face?”


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