This thread is about this show:
But wait, actually, it's about this show:
The reboot of Hawaii Five-O started last night, and it is really enjoyable so far, and may be the first thing I've watched regularly on CBS since the ill-fated Jericho.
Reviews are starting to pour in
, and they all say the same thing essentially; this show is not a serialized television event out to reinvent the wheel, but it is simply a lot of fun
, which is something that police procedurals could really use nowadays!
That Guy From A Few Episodes of The Shield
as Detective Steve McGarrett
as Detective Danny "Danno" Williams
as Detective Chin Ho Kelly
as Detective Kona "Kono" Kalakaua
The show also stars Hiro Nakamura
and the pilot featured Spike
(of Buffy fame) as a villain...possibly recurring? That would be nice.
While Alex O'Laughlin is admittedly a little flat as the lead, he still gets the job done and certainly doesn't make things worse, and importantly, he happens to have great chemistry with Scott Caan. Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park also seem oddly at home here, and hopefully having such a (so far) likable group of characters will really draw people into the show.
I've never seen the original show (when I was little I know that my grandmother used to watch it, so I just assumed it was some boring old person's show without knowing any better) and basically started watching this because of Kim and Park, but so far I'm impressed with what I've seen.
Anyways, did anyone catch this last night? Thoughts? Also, feel free to talk about the original too, if I get enough into this series I may be driven to pick up the original on DVD.