I think the show is fixable, but they'd better do it soon. 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. The fresh takes on the original characters are a breath of fresh air. Daniel Dae Kim is fine in his role. I like that they're in their 30's and not all 90210 on viewers. . It's a slick looking production, in that it takes advantage of the locale and the attractive leads.
All in all, I'm very much looking forward to the next episode. 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. I can't wait for season 7! All he did was stand back and watch as Danno had tantrums. How could she pass a background check if her cousin had been kicked off the force for taking bribes? Now as I look back, I find that the original I can't even watch anymore. 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. 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.
He also acts typical-Italian with the hand gestures. I also like the more combative Danny in this version as I always thought the old Danny was more of a doormat. As far as some of the elements people have been bitching about like the governor offering full immunity to his group, so what? I had never seen Alex O'Loughlin in anything before this series, and he knocks the ball out of the park with his modern, over the top, somewhat Neanderthal McGarrett, who pushes the law to the limit to win. 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. Actors: Main 3 are cookie cutter, nearly identical birth years. 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.
Their acting ability and range would allow for big screen versions of the show. 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. Hire more qualified people, it's worth it. . My brain can't take it! 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.
Watch and see, I won't be watching. 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. Pure entertainment, nothing more, nothing less. But they are a good match with the scripts. The believability of some legal situations are a bit dodgy. 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? Hawaii 5-0 2010 is no crime drama, and it's not meant to be.
If the producers want to use the original theme song, then why shorten it? In that respect, the new Hawaii Five 0 has a tough act to follow. His chemistry with Scott Caan makes the series. Grace Park is absolutely gorgeous! The finale was awesome and as usual, I loved every minute of it. That detracts, and makes it a little hard to buy into it. It ain't here in this show! Now we are introduced to the new Five-0 and what a pleasant surprise! The building of the characters. I like this series a lot. Storyline: Definitely an action show, and it's done adequately.
He hasn't the same charisma. Some of the personal background could be better developed over time rather than cramming it into one episode while chasing the bad guys. Face it folks, action, quick cuts and tight editing are here to stay. Why change the sex of Kono? The 4 main actors are excellent and they have a good chemistry together. I resent the attempt to use it to gussy up an otherwise conventional show that on its own might not last a year.
There were great guest stars too, including Hal Holbrook, Ed Asner, Hume Cronyn, and even Helen Hayes. 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. Something ha ha will be thrown in there when you least expect it. It's a fine line to walk, but the writers did an excellent job in the pilot. The white actors were all wrong! Guy who's been convicted of taking bribes has a cousin who is now in the police force? What kid tries to say their dad's first name before learning daddy? I'm also excited because this episode was quite good and it was only the pilot. Them's my creds and my advice is to ignore the reviewers here dissing the show because it isn't like the original.