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Old 09-20-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Sebeka, MN
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If Five-O has a fraction of quality the original had it will be better than most shows on TV today. I sure hope it will.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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I'm excited about it. The previews look great; looks like it'll be funny. I never watched the original, but my mom did. so no preconceptions for me.
From the previews it sure seems they went with a lighter humorous type drama. This is a total new direction from the original.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Tuned in after "The Event" to watch the new Hawaii Five O. Thinking this might work well for my monday night lineup. Seems to be a nice mix blending elements of the old show with the new. Definitely perked me up when they pulled the tarp off the old Mercury in dads garage, hope it gets plenty of use in future episodes. The new Kono looks much better, but maybe they could bring in a big samoan guy to influence some of those bad guys. Good to hear "book em danno" line being used again, hope Magarret gives a firm order to "go over this room with a fine toothed comb" in some future episode. Want to see a few sweaty heroin addicts appear from time to time too, as the original had plenty of those. Need to bring in various asian and italian maffia goons to keep it true, and Wo Fat needs to pop in from time to time.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:51 AM
 
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I may be in the minority here, but WHY OH WHY did they remake this???

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Old 09-21-2010, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Wo Fat needs to pop in from time to time.
Sorry to say Khigh Dhiegh, who played Wo Fat so memorably died at his home in Mesa, AZ, in 1991. Did you know he was born in New Jersey and his real name was Dickerson? That's why they call it "acting"! But seriously, like Jack Lord he was an intelligent man. He was an expert in Taoist philosophy and was the author of several respected books on the subject.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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The original Hawaii 5-0 doesn't look like much now, but in its day it was a very high-quality program. So few shows then were shot on any location other than a Hollywood studio lot. They had a big budget and they spent it on photography and good guest stars. Actors who became staples of 1970s and '80s TV dramas had their first big roles on H5-0 and many old-time movie stars had their first small-screen roles on that show.

While we don't think anything today of cop shows focusing on the "why" of crime, Hawaii 5-0 was one of the first shows to include such things as a criminal psychologist and a forensics specialist. It was certainly the first time in my young life I had ever seen crimes like arson and drug abuse pictured on a cop show as possible psychological problems. On a medical series, maybe, but not a law-and-order shoot 'em up. They also had multiple shows that were sympathetic to issues surrounding the then-hot-button situation in Vietnam.

If you pay close attention to how many of today's popular crime dramas (CSI Miami and NCIS, for example) are filmed -- not to mention how their lead actors behave -- you can see the stylistic debt they owe to Hawaii 5-0.

As a result of his TV success, plus family wealth, Jack Lord had a huge fortune. His only child predeceased him and he left the bulk of his estate to a scholarship fund for Hawaiian youth. He might not have been much of an actor, but he was a well-educated man who also painted. He spent much of his life in Hawaii and apparently his love for the islands wasn't faked.

I think the major difference between old and new Hawaii 5-0 will be the number of things that are going to get "blowed up real good," as they used to say on SCTV. And let's hope this Danno has more than two expressions.
Since we are sharing Hawaii 5-0 trivia, did you know that Lucille Ball was very upset that the decision was made to film this on location instead of on a set in California? She couldn't see them justifying the expense of shipping all the equipment over there when they were going to run out new places to film in a relatively short time (or so she thought). Wonder how many times in 12 years she had to eat crow on that one?

While I liked the Daniel Dae Kim character and his 'cousin', and even Danno and McGarrett were okay, I was disappointed in the show. The premise of a man who has sworn to uphold the Constitution and defend God and country essentially becoming a mercenary for the state is a pretty cynical outlook on the military and policemen. I am glad this is only fiction, I would hate to think I was protected by police who operated above the law with the blessing of the state.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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The show was a train wreck. It was like watching Kevin Costner playing Steve McGarret. Indeed is seemed more like an attempt to do an updated remake of The Untouchables.

Pass.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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How do they expect this to compete with Monday Night Football????? I had to flip back and forth.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I liked it, thought it was entertaining.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Sebeka, MN
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How do they expect this to compete with Monday Night Football????? I had to flip back and forth.
Three letters - D V R.

Five-O was pretty good for a TV show and it was a pilot to boot. Not easy to fit all the back story into one night. Let it unfold, so far so good.
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