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I agree! So much happened - quite the cliffhanger. I think the reason Chin went back to HPD is so that he can prove Steve's innocence. I've thought the Gov. was dirty ever since she met with that bad dude over lunch. And Wo Fat is one bad fothermucker.
And it sounds like whathisface(the Asian dude from LOST-forgot his name) made a deal to turn in Steve and maybe even his cousin and is now back on the force.
Nope, I don't believe that. Chin knows Steve and he knows what he found and where his investigation was leading. He went back to HPD to help him. I will stand by that -- we can place bets if you want.
BTW, that was his uncle who stole the $$. No way he'd be back after the investigation - they know he did it. He's too old anyway!
Bad governors...not unusual...I wasn't shocked. But I'm disappointed that Steve was framed! The guy (used to be on LOST, sorry I literally cannot use a non-LOST name for the actor)...he is staying so he can help them.
I agree. I feel that most people's memories of the original has been elevated with the passing of time. I never cared for Jack Lord and felt his acting was one-dimensional and 'stiff'. Where was the emotion? The writing was cheesy by today's standards. The original has become more of a 1960's iconic tv show.
The new series is well written and well acted. I hope it lasts.
Then you weren't paying attention when you watched, or cannot recognize different emotions. I've come across a lot of people who keep calling Jack "one-dimensional" and "stiff," and that only shows they did not watch him. He had range, and he showed emotions. This is not an opinion. I've watched the original recently, and have seen Jack show a lot of range - fear, concern, warmth, anger. He was serious and stoic a lot, yes, so is Alex, and given that the character that both men play is ex-military and works in law enforcement, that is an apt portrayal. The character is not comedic nor can he be. Where's the emotion, you say? It was all over. Being wooden and stiff means an actor or actress has no life to them. They are dull and can't even be serious and cold. Being serious and cold are emtions as well as being funny, kind, and sad.
How was the writing cheesy? Cheesy means inauthentic, inferior, or of a low grade. What was inauthentic, inferior, or low-grade about the writing on the original? I can describe the writing on the new show with those words, though. Since you haven't seen the original recently, and may not have seen it in years, and were not watching it properly when you did see it, I don't think you'd be able to recall specific dialogue that you felt was inferior.
Today's standards of dialogue include insipid banter, cursing, and joking around. There isn't anything intelligent, powerful, or thought-provoking there. I'm talking about modern shows in general, not just the new Five-O.
Yes, the original became iconic, and for good reasons. It was a police procedural, so they are basing the actions of the main characters on how police go about their jobs in real life, so some of it is going to be formulaic. They got around that by showing the storyline through the eyes of the criminals and victims, showing the main characters discussing the cases with each other, and in their interactions with victims and witnesses. With the different motivations for action on the part of the characters and the element of suspense, there was nothing formulaic there.
I'm not one of those people who originally saw it in the seventies. I was born a year after the show originally ended. I've seen a lot of modern TV shows, and also older ones, so I'm not speaking from a memory of seeing the show that has faded with time, only to be embellished by compliments others heaped on it. I saw the first Five-O originally in reruns as a child more than 20 years ago, and remembered Jack Lord's acting vividly. I remembered how he threatened some criminals in one episode, beating one and threatening to break his leg because he turned a girl back onto drugs. A wooden actor could not do that.
I didn't see the show again until a few years ago, and I was not influenced by other's praise of the show or even my own memories, since it was just a few scenes and lines of dialogue I remembered. However, I still saw the show as something of value and something that was well-written and acted. The show was not 100% perfect, but it was not 100% imperfect. There were episodes with plot impossibilities and some bad dialogue, but only in a scene here and there, not throughout. That doesn't diminish the original Five-O's quality.
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