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post #31 of 216
I'll stick around and see what happens. I liked it for the most part since I wasn't expecting anything other than what was presented. I think the relationship of the leads could have been handled much better and didn't need to be resolved in one hour. That being said I didn't mind the banter between the two, enjoyed it actually. It reminded me of my military days. Just add more girls in bikinis and all will be well.
post #32 of 216
Not sure what everyone was expecting. It's Hawaii Five 0, after all. I thought it was about as entertaining as it could be, and I'll see if I can stand a police procedural for more than 5 episodes (I usually can't). I really enjoyed it though.
post #33 of 216
"You still look like a haolie to me."

At least the latent anti-white racism was portrayed, albeit a lot more openly than it would probably manifest in real life. Just about everything else was garbage. Exciting violent sexy cotton-candy garbage, but still garbage just the same. They couldn't get that thin plot out of their way fast enough to get to the next set piece.

The babe is HOT.

Can't wait for next week's show!
post #34 of 216
Plot holes galore in this one.

Bringing in a rookie to do undercover work on an elite task force - not gonna happen in real life.

So what was in that box, and how did it help to solve the case?

Isn't the "Book'em Danno" line supposed to be reserved for the big bad of the episode instead of some peripheral bad guy?

Can the Governor of Hawaii really create a secret all-powerful police squad, and appoint the head, without getting approval from the Legislature? Where did she get the budget from?

Worth tuning in just for the theme song, and the HD scenery of Hawaii, however. Gratuitous shots of Grace Park in various states of undress help, too.
post #35 of 216
^you should watch Flashpoint then. It's a bunch of amateurs dressed as Elite soldiers. lol

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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

[Betty White]That's not what your girlfriend says.[/Betty White]


lol

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Originally Posted by Lodef View Post

Not possible when you do a remake of a pretty darn good show in it's day. I was a big fan of the original, this one fell short.

I never watched the original and it's one I never got.
post #36 of 216
Wow, what a tough crowd.

I have plenty of reality in my day-to-day life. I watch TV for escapism and the pilot episode of Hawaii Five-0 was perfect escapism for me. My wife and I both loved it. It was fun, paid homage to the original, and had a good mix of action and fun. We're really looking forward to the rest of the season.
post #37 of 216
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Originally Posted by tomhunter8 View Post

Wow, what a tough crowd.

I have plenty of reality in my day-to-day life. I watch TV for escapism and the pilot episode of Hawaii Five-0 was perfect escapism for me. My wife and I both loved it. It was fun, paid homage to the original, and had a good mix of action and fun. We're really looking forward to the rest of the season.

I loved it too and it was full of fun and plenty of action ..
post #38 of 216
Missed the Pilot, just watched it on CBS.com. I grew up watching the original. I kinda liked this. Love the scenery especially in HD.
post #39 of 216
Always wondered why is it Hawaii Five "Oh" when the title is Hawaii Five "Zero" ?
post #40 of 216
Good, stupid fun. And Grace... ahh...

Bet Spike ain't dead...
post #41 of 216
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Always wondered why is it Hawaii Five "Oh" when the title is Hawaii Five "Zero" ?

According to those in the know, the original Hawaii Five Oh (pronounce Oh and written with the letter O) is a different show than the current Hawaii Five Zero (still pronounced Oh but written with a zero) and is written differently on purpose to differentiate the two (so they don't have to call it "Son of" or "Next Generation" etc), but to keep the familiar, it is still pronounced "Oh" as the original and because most Americans do not differentiate the pronunciation difference between "Oh" and "Zero" when referring to the number zero, real or perceived. YMMV
post #42 of 216
post #43 of 216
As pilots go, it was typical. Too much time introducing the characters. But that is how it works. IMO, you can't judge a show off of its pilot. They are usually dreks. The writing is never up to where it should be. Too much to do in the pilot to really "tell the story" and this one was typical.

Now, in places it did have the old show feeling, even without Jack Lord which surprised me, but again, the introductions of the characters took too much time to really develop the story. It was rushed.

I will really start looking at it seriously next week. It wasn't so bad I won't watch again, so that is a good sign for me but if that was a regular episode, then I would be really asking myself how much do I really like these characters (Scott Caan doesn't impart the same feelings for me for the Dano character like James MacArthur did in the original, Caan's Dano whines too much and I hope that comes to a halt real quick, Dano's ex-wife calling all the time is REALLY a turn off to the character, especially in a high speed chase.) and do I really care what happens to them. If I say I don't care, I am gone, pretty pictures or not.

YMMV.
post #44 of 216
Agreed, foxeng. The pilot spent so much time on introducing everybody and their characteristics that, naturally, plot would have to suffer. Actually, with about ten minutes left in the show, I thought that it was going to be a two-parter–the ending seemed really rushed to me.

Nowhere like the original classic show. Might have to give it one more look, but I'll have to realize it's not going to be anything like Jack Lord and the gang.

By the way, I've watched most of the first eight seasons of the original on DVD, and it seems to me that McGarrett didn't say "Book-em Danno" anywhere near as often and one might imagine. And, as to the purported origin of the "Danno"–pretty silly if you ask me.
post #45 of 216
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Originally Posted by dennis1 View Post

By the way, I've watched most of the first eight seasons of the original on DVD, and it seems to me that McGarrett didn't say "Book-em Danno" anywhere near as often and one might imagine. And, as to the purported origin of the "Danno"-pretty silly if you ask me.

And Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty" which means memories rarely stand up when recordings exist.

And it's no accident mentioning ST-TOS as when ST-TNG first came on it was panned by the trekkers as a rip-off of the original. I gave TNG a chance and still watch it as well as DS9, Voyager & Enterprise.

Hawaii 5 0 TNG looks good IMHO even when compared with 5 0-TOS. It's the five-oh for the 21st century. It's in my must see list allong with NCIS, NCIS:LA, Bones & House. Drama & Humor: a recipe for my must see TV.
post #46 of 216
I will give it 1 or 2 more shows but was far from impressed
post #47 of 216
Thread Starter 
If they keep things the way they were in the excellent pilot, (politically incorrect beatings, excessive gunplay, etc.) then it'll be a enjoyable show, if it degenerates into a typical actionless procedural, viewers will abandon it.
Luckily in upcoming episodes
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Alex O'Loughlin dangles someone over a balcony for information, and they battle a Triad gang, I'm sure much mayhem with shootouts and car chases will ensue

In fact some critic said they act more like rogue Blackwater operators than cops, which is fine by me, , this is escapist tv, I wish there were more shows like this.
post #48 of 216
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

I also found these, which sounds like the kind of thing I'd write:
Hawaii Five-O theme tune
Hawaii Five-O theme
Hawaii Five-O theme tune
Hawaii Five-O theme
Polynesians coming for you
Polynesians in a big-ass canoe
Hawaii Five-O theme tune
Hawaii Five-O theme

Ha! I like those the best.
post #49 of 216
I didn't hate it, but it didn't exactly make me excited for next week either. I'll keep watching for now, but I doubt this will be anywhere as entertaining as the original series.

The opening credits seemed so short, but I guess that is the norm today. The updated theme song was OK, but not an improvement. It seemed to be over before it even got started. Couldn't they have had a full length verison at least for the pilot?
post #50 of 216
It was OK, I think it was well cast, pretty scenery and all that. I'll probably watch again if nothing else is on.

Regarding the theme song--I didn't really sense much of an 'update'. It sounded like a simple re-record of the original; probably found the music charts of the original theme in a warehouse somewhere and re-did it.
post #51 of 216
I will show my age: We used to watch the original every week in high school then in college and we loved it.
The revised show was what I expected and I was pleased. The hour went by fast though my only complaint is that the colors appeared over saturated. I did crank up the theme song, though, for old-times sake.
post #52 of 216
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Originally Posted by jandron View Post

Regarding the theme song--I didn't really sense much of an 'update'. It sounded like a simple re-record of the original; probably found the music charts of the original theme in a warehouse somewhere and re-did it.

The original version for the pilot was just a guitar and supposedly everyone connected with it said THAT wasn't the way to go. Keep it original sounding as possible and don't screw with it. I think they did find the original scoring and used that to rerecord it.
post #53 of 216
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Originally Posted by Roger Lococco View Post

In fact some critic said they act more like rogue Blackwater operators than cops, which is fine by me, , this is escapist tv, I wish there were more shows like this.

This reminded me of The Shield. I miss that show.
post #54 of 216
I liked it. The HD scenery was good. I agree Danny was too whiney.

One little thing I really liked in addition to the re-mix of the original song, is the re-shoot of the opening credits that mirror pretty much shot by shot of the original series. That was cool.
post #55 of 216
I found it entertaining enough - never watched a lot of the old show but did see a few episodes. This one seems like a modernized remake and I don't think they are going to be actual cops like TOS but rather an "elite task force" type group. Alls I know is Grace Park looks elite as hell in a bikini.

PS - if I'm not mistaken the Five "OH" pronunciation comes from the street slang for cops.
post #56 of 216
There's a free download in iTunes that is a video with the new theme music. It's not the opening credits for the show - it has sound bites from the musicians at the beginning and some quick scenes and voice overs from the show when the video gets to playing the music itself.

I've always loved that theme music.
post #57 of 216
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Originally Posted by filtor View Post

- if I'm not mistaken the Five "OH" pronunciation comes from the street slang for cops.

You are mistaken. The street slang for cops came from the show.
post #58 of 216
What I took away from the pilot? South Korea is much more gorgeous than I remember. Almost like an island paradise.

And Grace is still fracking hot!
post #59 of 216
Isn't it '5-O' because Hawaii is the 50th state?
post #60 of 216
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Originally Posted by Bluto17 View Post

Isn't it '5-O' because Hawaii is the 50th state?

Yeppir - quick Wkipedia search says so ... I stand corrected on the street slang deal ...
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