In the late spring of 2010, I had first heard that CBS was attempting to bring back a new version of Hawaii Five-0.In the beginning, I didn’t think too much of it. At the time, I thought it might be a show that would quickly fade because it is difficult to replicate a classic such as Hawaii Five-0. However, after watching the first couple of shows,I can see why it has been more widely acclaimed.
It is definitely not my father’s Hawaii Five-0, but this newer version has a unique, diverse twist with solid storylines in which viewers such as myself are interested in watching as part of what I view every week.
The current group of stars that comprise Hawaii Five-O are mix of younger and older stars and they have been able to do a good job of making this new version a believable, interesting show to watch.
Alex O’Loughlin plays Commander Steve McGarrett who is in essence the 2010 version of Jack Lord. Scott Caan provides more of comedic appeal to the show and he portrays Danny Williams. And of course, the “Book em ” phrase which was a popular tagline to the original series and occasionally used in the newer version, but in a more subtle way.
If people remember the ABC series “Lost”, one should know Daniel Dae Kim. On Hawaii Five-0 he is Chin Ho Kelly and the beautiful Grace Park round out the detectives who make up the show.
The following are some of my favorite Hawaii Five-0 episodes thus far:
Season One- Episode (5) This episode involved the kidnapping of an ambassadors’ daughters and it appeared be a case that involved exclusively ransom, but it was much more complex. The Hawaiian governor portrayed by veteran screen actress Jean Smart took this case personal. As the show progressed, the kidnappers weren’t interested in ransom money, but forcing the ambassador to commit treason. The Hawaii Five-0 detectives were able to figure out was happening and foils the kidnappers’ ultimate plan.
Season One- Episode (4) this episode involved an escaped convict trying to get revenge on a former partner in crime. As the show progresses, the viewer starts to learn a little more each week about the main characters and their lives. We learn that McGarrett has a sibling whose name is Mary which is portrayed by Taryn Manning. McGareet’s sister has had a troubled past. Everyone can relate to having a family member that may have some issues.
Season One- Episode (3) in this particular episode, we get to look more into Chin-Ho’s life and family. Plus, this episode deals with gang violence and Hawaii Five-) tries to squash a situation before it escalates to a dangerous level. McGarett’s intervention of a youth who was deciding to get revenge is featured on this show.