Storyline: Definitely an action show, and it's done adequately. One of the other things I enjoy about the remake is the edge of the new show. The actors aren't Hollywood good-looking. It would be interesting to see Jean Smart, the governor, a bit more, but that might politicize the cases a little too much. If you were a fan of the original, you won't be disappointed at all. It's like stumbling out of bed in the morning not exactly sure what you're going to do that day.
But they are a good match with the scripts. 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. 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. I thought that the first episode might be a one off in terms of a formulaic plot development and story line and that it could only get better. It seems unbelievable that her character would land a job like this, fresh out of police academy and with no real police experience. What kid tries to say their dad's first name before learning daddy? He also acts typical-Italian with the hand gestures.
But then again it is not a documentary. 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. Having said that…the series would work better if it had created new characters. It's a slick looking production, in that it takes advantage of the locale and the attractive leads. It's a great cast and so far the story lines are very good. If you never watched the original series, give this one a chance. If the producers want to use the original theme song, then why shorten it? Excellent action sequences, great gun fights, some entertaining relationships developing between the characters, and you know what? But what I did expect were story lines with meat to them.
I can't wait for season 7! I didn't expect this show to be totally like the original series because, hey, this is a new day. It's on location on beautiful Oahu, with little studio time in it. Yep, it's called story-arc remember the key he found in the tool box? 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. Oftentimes the show gels between the pilot and the follow-on episodes since there's so much time in-between to refine it, incorporate feedback and develop even more on-set chemistry between the actors. Now for the pilot episode. 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. They deliver without turning this into Baywatch.
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 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. The H5-0 theme is the best thing about the show but to be honest they could have called the show anything as it bares no other similarity to the original. The pilot begins with an interesting premise that offers thorough background information on the origins of the team. My take: I like it because it's fresh. 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 building of the characters.
The only thing missing is the persistent over-acting from Jack Lord, but that's a good thing. The finale was awesome and as usual, I loved every minute of it. Wasn't McGarrett suppose to be part Hawaiian? Watch yourself a reality show like Cops if you're going to harp on it. If you like it, good, if you don't like it, good, but ranting about the revisiting of classics is like arguing with the weather. As far as some of the elements people have been bitching about like the governor offering full immunity to his group, so what? 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. Cons: The filming of a fight sequence, taking on the bad guys was terrible. Outdoors: That's just how they roll on that island.
The new reboot of Hawaii Five-0 is first rate from start to finish. I like this series a lot. The original Hawaii Five-0 was unique. Now as I look back, I find that the original I can't even watch anymore. Makes for a fun show which also does not take itself too seriously. The writers and producers have a long way to run with this thing. If they had made a show identical to the original I would have probably turned it off half way through.
There are some differences regarding the character's lives, but that's fine, as long as every episode has the spirit that it's had so far. Watch and see, I won't be watching. Having been there twice myself, I believe that every American should see this true paradise. It's also not its father, and anyone looking for a straight remake of the original classic is setting themselves up for disappointment. 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. The way it is now, I won't be watching it. 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? Danno is a hothead who is always going over the top.
All he did was stand back and watch as Danno had tantrums. Respect has to be earned if it's supposed to mean anything and it allows for more, not less, character development later on. How could she pass a background check if her cousin had been kicked off the force for taking bribes? Keep up the great work guys and you've got a watcher here! I can't imagine anyone else having their roles. 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. 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. Something ha ha will be thrown in there when you least expect it. It ain't here in this show! 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.