But then again it is not a documentary. What kid tries to say their dad's first name before learning daddy? Their acting ability and range would allow for big screen versions of the show. I think this is a great reboot. I resent the attempt to use it to gussy up an otherwise conventional show that on its own might not last a year. It seems unbelievable that her character would land a job like this, fresh out of police academy and with no real police experience. Cons: The filming of a fight sequence, taking on the bad guys was terrible.
In one episode, we learn more about where all four of them than we did in the original series from 1968-80. I like this series a lot. I like that they're in their 30's and not all 90210 on viewers. A guilty pleasure you say? None of the lead characters share strong chemistry, although with further episodes this might improve. The pilot begins with an interesting premise that offers thorough background information on the origins of the team.
I also like the more combative Danny in this version as I always thought the old Danny was more of a doormat. Something ha ha will be thrown in there when you least expect it. Daniel Dae Kim is fine in his role. Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan are perfect. It's a great cast and so far the story lines are very good. Pure entertainment, nothing more, nothing less.
They deliver without turning this into Baywatch. If you're a fan of the original series, your take on this revamping will probably depend on how much a purist you are. Hawaii 5-0 2010 is no crime drama, and it's not meant to be. This show is ideal for the holy grail 25 through 45 year old demographic. Excellent action sequences, great gun fights, some entertaining relationships developing between the characters, and you know what? 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. Sometimes things just go boom. 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.
Love Hawaii, love the scenery but not sure that is enough to keep me interested week in week out. Hire more qualified people, it's worth it. When recreating characters from an original series, it's inevitable that there will be viewers who object to the substitutes. The idea of making Kono a girl is also a great idea. Grace Park is absolutely gorgeous! It ain't here in this show! 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. But they are a good match with the scripts.
Face it folks, action, quick cuts and tight editing are here to stay. The finale was awesome and as usual, I loved every minute of it. Now we are introduced to the new Five-0 and what a pleasant surprise! The dialog and some of the background setup Danno's family situation, for example was a bit too cliché. I'm also excited because this episode was quite good and it was only the pilot. Molokai, Kauai, and rural areas of Oahu have all been displayed in a beautiful radiant fashion. 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. Them's my creds and my advice is to ignore the reviewers here dissing the show because it isn't like the original.
While the pilot and first few episodes didn't take advantage of the beautiful backdrop of Hawaii quite enough, they sure have made up for that over the season. 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? Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a re-imagining of the original 1968—80 television series. The original Hawaii Five-0 was unique. Steve and Danno's bantering with each other is hilarious. His chemistry with Scott Caan makes the series. 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.
Did they think the nostalgia factor would attract new viewers? It's a fine line to walk, but the writers did an excellent job in the pilot. . I thought it odd that Hawaii 5-0 would open with a scene in South Korea. All in all, I'm very much looking forward to the next episode. The building of the characters. The white actors were all wrong! It's like stumbling out of bed in the morning not exactly sure what you're going to do that day. Some cheesy stuff, some wow stuff, some well acted scenes.
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. One of the other things I enjoy about the remake is the edge of the new show. The believability of some legal situations are a bit dodgy. The editing is a shambles, it's so crappy in the action sequences. Keep up the great work guys and you've got a watcher here! If the producers want to use the original theme song, then why shorten it? If they had made a show identical to the original I would have probably turned it off half way through.
The way it is now, I won't be watching it. 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. Would it deserve to be called 'Hawaii Five-O'? This show feels like the antidote to all those forensic, gritty, supposedly realistic crime dramas out there today. The actors aren't Hollywood good-looking. The only thing missing is the persistent over-acting from Jack Lord, but that's a good thing.