Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- April 2011

The Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- April 2011



The following are archived comments from April, 2011. After looking around, please add your own comments!

Links back: Main PageDiscussion Forum Main PageDiscussion Forum Archives


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Guys,

I policed this site because Mr. Mike agrees with Kimo and Heather and that is why he wants me gone. I have issues with Mr. Mike because he is biased and let those two say and do whatever they wanted because it benefited him in some way, or he just agreed with what they wrote. That's why I never addressed him. He allowed it to go on and allowed bullying, so I stood up for what's right because he didn't. I have MANY issues with Mike, but this was a HOBBY and not my LIFE, so now I have more time for other things. Mike's decision didn't surprise me, he allows it because he agrees with it. I was tired of fighting for what's right, when he wasn't, so I forced to issue to get him to ban either me or them, and I knew what side "Mike" would come down on. In the end it's his failure not mine. [Rainbow, as I recall, a while back you said that you were going to leave the board and never come back. When you did come back, this raised a red flag with me. The reason I kicked you off is because of your abusive language as follows: "Don't ever address me like that again before I crush you and humilate you like I always do on this page..." This kind of bullshit is totally unnecessary. - MQ]

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 10:40:20 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Rick, thanks for the SAMURAI heads-up. I knew that stealing the java pot had to be from S1 because May was in it but couldn't remember which episode. Aloha, baby!

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 10:07:57 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: Oh, yeah, he could....

BCG posts: ""The current series needs to incorporate Gavin McCloud as "Big Chicken", even as a cameo! Can you imagine??"

"No, I can't and I don't want to."

Are you kidding me???....the Chick has panache...he has charisma, ...he has swagger....he can style and profile with the best; he is dynamic, aromatic and hydromatic.....oh, sorry Chicken....those are your words. A little plagiarism on my part.

But he would DEFINITELY raise the ratings on Five-Faux...

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 10:02:06 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

took a look @ DEATHWATCH again last nite , the scene where Helen and McG are in the office when her hubby is killed is powerful stuff and gave me chills. look at the actress's face! her eyes!
and McG

"Chin! CHIN!!! Get an ambulance!"

Jack the best! and James Shigeta , slimy!

"Matsukino , out! You! Sit Down!"

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 10:01:07 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"he fact that "Draw Me a Killer" followed the amazing "Hookman" is simply staggering in terms of Five-O quality." -- Right on!!! In fact S6 gets my vote for the best start of any Five-0 season. In its first 4 episodes 3 of them are instant classics - "Hookman", "Draw Me a Killer", and "One Big Happy Family". Only "Charter for Death" doesn't fit the 'classic' bill. But the other 3 are easily all-time TOP 10 material!

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 09:56:06 MST


Submitted by: big H
From: Aruba, Jamaica, oooo, I wanna take ya.....

""Shut her up Doc! Or I will play tapes of you and Sharon...ahe-ahe-ahe-ahe-ahe...In every room in this House!" '

Chicken, you FLIP me, man!! :D You are worth the price of admission to this site.

Hang in there, Warrior, and come back soon. Mr. Mike is a fair man....

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 09:50:18 MST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: Judy's Moon

Steven AKA Officer Danny: Arthur is a unique character in the Five-O gallery of psychos. I admire him. He truly loved Judy, and after all, that mean man Ling Po deserved what he got. He shouldn't have treated sweet Judy Moon the way he did.

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 09:42:21 MST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: New Yawk

Rainbow Warrior: I don't want to vote, because i figure Mr. Mike should be the arbitrator and legislator of this site. If he allows the haters, maybe it's cos it keeps our blood up! But don't leave the site cos of those folks; just don't take the bait.

As the song says: "Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side, keep on the sunny side of life!" ha ha

One day, Big Chick will come back to visit his old King's County and we'll down a couple cold ones somewhere in the city!

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 09:30:29 MST


Submitted by: KDMCG
From: Stating the obvious...

It cracked me up when AOL stood there and said: "he's gone..." during the hospital scene where Diddly (as some call him here) escaped. I mean there is a police officer on the floor who has obviously been tackled by the Diddler-then AOL says something really obvious. Is the audience really that brain-dead that they need to state the obvious? Beware of Mr. Mike's finger on the red button-this is his page and we are just lucky to be on it-he will use the button if needed.

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 09:23:26 MST


Submitted by: Steven aka Officer Danny
From: Miami

Yesterday while on a bike ride I saw a dog grooming van and immediately thought of Arthur from "Draw Me a Killer." A joke between a friend of mine is "Why do you keep bothering Judy Moon? Why couldn't you just leave her alone? What'd she ever do to you, Ling Po?"

Poor, sick Arthur. The only psycho in Five-O history that the audience might feel sympathetic for, given his murderous ways. The fact that "Draw Me a Killer" followed the amazing "Hookman" is simply staggering in terms of Five-O quality.

It's episodes like these that make seasons five and six the show's peak period. I'm quite the fan of S4, but five and six are simply the top.

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 09:17:12 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

OK, enough is enough, Rainbow Warrior. You have been sent to the island of Niʻihau.

In the absence of a like/dislike button for this forum, I have been thinking of purging a few others as well.

I'm not going to name names; if you get this treatment, you will be gone ... like "Pau."

I really have to laugh the way people carry on here dissing the new show. Do you think that Jack Lord would have carried on like this, at least in public? After all, Lord was supposedly a "classy" guy...

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 08:12:49 MST


Submitted by: Victor
From: H50 , UK

@ Rainbow Warrior
I hope you don't leave, I enjoy reading your comments.
Some people are just rude and enjoy putting others down. Wish we lived in a better world , but this is just the way it is. Hope you stay.
:)

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 08:01:52 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Heather: Get back on your medication, you're a loon, I think you ought to take your own advice and STFU. You weren't missed on this board when you were gone all winter and it was a nice page to read. I'm sure you'll be posting one of your communist manifesto's in no time like you used to. Don't ever address me like that again before I crush you and humilate you like I always do on this page, which is why you felt the need to swear at me below, which is nothing but built up frustration on your part because you lose the argument with me all the time. You're a legend in your mind and you shouldn't be because you have nothing of import to offer.

Otto and Big Chicken: I appreciate the kind words, I really enjoy you guys and mostly everyone on this board, but Kimo and Heather are bullys and I put a stop to those kind of things. I dislike both of them intensely and the crackpot things they put on this page. I tell you what, I'm willing to throw down the gauntlet. The other posters can vote here. Those who want me to stop posting can vote for me to stop posting, and I'll leave for good, no problem. Those who want Heather and Kimo to stop posting can vote that way. If they want Heather and Kimo gone, they can't come back. Whoever gets the most votes from other posters to leave this page can't post again EVER!...I don't get a vote. It's nice and democratic, but I'm sure Heather and Kimo will be against it because they're Marxist.

You had a great post Big Chicken, I could totally see you me, and Otto running together. If I get voted off, it was nice talking to you guys.

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 07:51:14 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

The coffee pot... SAMURAI... "Steal it"

Added: Thursday 21 April 2011 06:56:18 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: HoodClovis & Walters

Thanks RingFire, still tryna recall that ep with May and the stolen java. Might hafta feed that into the HPD computer, or better still ask our man Mr. Mike.

Far as talk bout a Big Chicken cameo, jus can't see such an iconic villain from the Real Five-O on this current police show set in Hawaii. Nah, Alec Oh, Jimi Caan Junior & Lenkoff should stick to policin rouge celebrity chefs and cast off bad guys from Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

They be out they league ‘gainst Gavin's Chicken. Someone might hafta tell em - like the Real Steve McGarrett tell it straight to Tony Madrid in FOB Honolulu:

"You playing a game that's too hard and too fast for you. Your gonna get run over, I'm suprised you haven't already."

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 23:38:44 MST


Submitted by: Tim-O
From: Central Valley California

I grew up with the original Hawaii Five-O. My parents loved it. That was my parents favorite place to vacation.

My older brothers and I were unpaid extras (in the background) in 1 episode. It was cool.

In the original theme song video, it shows Jack Lord on top of the Ilakai (sp) Hotel; in the new theme song video, do they have Alex O'Laughlin on the same top of the Ilakai (sp) Hotel? That's the hotel we used stay at when we vacationed in Oahu, Hawaii.

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 21:46:08 MST


Submitted by: Sheryl
From: Olive Branch, MS

We love the new five 0, but like one of the other comments, the sound of music is too loud. We cannot hear what the cast is saying most of the time. Please adjust the volume of music throughout the entire episodes. Thanks.

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 20:18:17 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Joe Matsukino - Kinga Da Rackets.

Hey Rainbow Warrior, Otto-man:

I could totally see us three policin Waikiki. I use to dream bout being an xtra on the show, relayin some info to Jack at the crime scene when he step outta his Merc.

Otto, yeah Cerberus be a total sadist, that kid and the woman who he terrorize on the phone are real vulnerable people. He gotta be one of the show’s most vicious psychos.

Rainbow Warrior - DeathWatch one a my all-time faves, too, & Joe Matsukino one a my top villians - James Shigeta was awesome. yeah Steve was really on edge, what with his friend gettin offed. And unlike a lot of shows, it almost seemed McG and Five-O were overmatched by 'The King of Da Rackets,' jus by the difficulty they had in keepin Cardonas alive. That's what made the endin so statisfyin when Steve outmaneuver Joe Matz.

yeah, man, you covered all the high points 'specially that - "I'm promised you, Ohahu State Prison for life. Let's go!" Me and my brother use to quote that line, always

I'm hip to the air date too, since 2008 I try to view it every Christmas. Now that's a holiday ep, no cornball or cheap sentiment - jus policin the rock and Bringin down the Long Arm O' The Law.

Take care, bruddas

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 19:56:22 MST


Submitted by: OttO
From: NYC

The sickest part of THE LISTENER is when he calls the kid and plays him the tape of the doctor saying, "the kid doesn't stand a chance."

I have an eight-year-old boy and when i saw the episode a few months ago, i wanted to blow my head off!

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 19:44:34 MST


Submitted by: Steve D
From: Fairfax VA

This week's show was very good. Good plot, entertaining, several twists, no ridiculous moments. The main plus is Danno seems in check, while McGarrett is finally taking the lead and driving the show agressively. Maybe the producers have read this forum. Let's hope it keeps up...

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 19:37:50 MST


Submitted by: otto
From: the lower E

Rainbow. Damn, your Kimo comment is crackin' me up. But i think i made peace with him, after much acrimony. I might be wrong. I'd rather keep the FIVE a fun topic. Anyway, why fight on the Five Page? I've been guilty of it. I suppose it's fun in a perverse way. But it gives one pause.........

And you know, RW, that i will walk hand in hand with you down Hotel Street any ol' time!!!!! Two haoles in the mist, stumbling around, looking for Big Chicken!

And Chick: Cerberus is the man. He will hear you, and he will LISTEN.

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 19:35:55 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Get the phone - It's Cerberus!

Hey Rick, you right, man. If Jack was round, he might tell his people to request some edits of J-Mac in that YouTube montage.:D

Steve's Girl, glad you dug that vid, good to hear from ya.

Ringfire, that freezeframe-n-wave with Cerberus's tongue to the receiver was chillin, Indeed. Scary thing bout the C-man is how he switch from flippant to N-raged on a dime.

And fo my man Big H, here another cut from Cerberus's greatest hits. ahem - here goes:

"Shut her up Doc! Or I will play tapes of you and Sharon...ahe-ahe-ahe-ahe-ahe...In every room in this House!" :!devil:

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 19:35:35 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Awesome Five-0 video clip, Chick!! The original Five-0 and still the best!! Accept no substitutes!! Love when McG asks May what's the biggest coffee pot she's got and then he tells her do "Deal it"... followed by "Steal it". Electric!!! Any idea which episode that was from?

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 16:23:30 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

Interesting posting on the U. S. Army's Facebook page today regarding Hawaii Five-O:

http://on.fb.me/gRbV4h

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 15:58:32 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

"The current series needs to incorporate Gavin McCloud as "Big Chicken", even as a cameo! Can you imagine??"

No, I can't and I don't want to.

"Remember that shower scene?"

Yes, and I've spent years trying to erase it from my memory. Talk about a scene going on FAR too long. yeesh.

"And that was in the midst of his long-standing role on Mary Tyler Moore"

No, no it wasn't. MTM didn't begin until 1970. MacLeod's stints on Five-O were in '68 & '69.

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 13:18:29 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Rainbow, you're acting very silly. And not for the first time. This is not your board - it's Mr. Mike's, and he's perfectly capable of policing it himself. So go down to the HPD cafeteria and grab yourself a nice hot cup of STFU, OK?

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 11:56:45 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Big Chicken:

An honor and a privilege to be deputized with you in the HPD. I would always have your back, my friend. You get my Five-O blood pumping. It's like we'd be squealing through the streets of Honolulu chasing down the creeps.

Yes, I watched DeathWatch last week, which is one of my all time favorites. The tension, the suspense, McGarett yelling "Shut UP, Shut UP,", the way Danno became an equal to Steve during the show, Steve chewing Chin out when they first opened the hotel room door and the hit man killed the HPD cop. It was such a great episode from beginning to end. I echo many here who said that McG had a electric charge to him in the first season where he was constantly on edge. "DeathWatch" was aired on 12/25/68 as the show was moved to its new time period and as Mr. Mike said it vaulted from 60th to 15th in it's first week. I think the quality of DeathWatch was the reason why. "Pray, Love"...is next but that's the one episode that I always saw on WOR over and over. It seemed that was the one rerun that I always seemed to catch, so I know that show by hard. Take Care, Big Chicken.

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 11:44:38 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Kimo:

Don't give me orders, I don't take orders from anyone, let alone nefarious characters like you. David Letterman once tried to give me orders and it didn't work out too well for him, you get me, my fellow "haole"...now do you have an idea of what I'm about, you dig?..You just don't like being the object of derision, you instead like to be the one dishing it out. Let me make you a promise. You make fun of one poster on this board, ridicule one poster who is just trying to have fun and chat with fellow fans and shoot the breeze with your "negative" thoughts and I'll be there like white on rice to dog you, like you like to dog others. You dig bruddah?

You know what one of my favorite lines from the old Five-O was Kimo?...It was from "DeathWatch" when McGarrett says "I made you a promise, Oahu state prison for life. Let's go!" Like McGarrett I keep my promises to make this a harrassment free zone. My apologies to the othe posters, but I've been reading Kimo's snide comments to other posters on this page for a few years, and he drove many people away. Aloha brother!

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 11:28:30 MST


Submitted by: big H
From: watch it, duffus....

Oooops....now look whose spelling is off....it's Cerberus

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 11:23:23 MST


Submitted by: big H
From: tornado alley, nc

".....blelelelelele.” "

Leave it to the Chicken to be the only one who could accurately spell what Cerebus was mouthing off!!! :D

If I remember correctly, the Listener makes one other interesting sound during that ep.....want to try and spell that one, Chicken??

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 11:13:54 MST


Submitted by: Ron Laurie
From: St Catharines Ont

I cannot believe the producers of this show have watched it. I can hardly understand the verbage because the music or other background sounds drown it out. It appears to be somewhat of an action film and a detective film catching some bad guys. Hard to tell when you can't hear the lines. If I hear that this issue has been fixed, I will give it another try.
Good luck
Ron Laurie

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 10:57:57 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"Love when he tell that shrink “How you like lickin the boots of a full blown psychopath doc.....blelelelelele.” -- Outta sight, Chick!!! That was one craaaaaaazy cat, bay-bee!! I got goosebumps when I first saw that. Especially when he starts going "blebleblebleble" with his tongue and then the freeze frame followed by the commercial wave. A real shivers moment! No doubt the performance of Greg Mullavey's career!

"Man, Cerberus almost be as crazy as that lady on the IMDB who say some cat called Alec Oh is a better actor than Jack Lord." -- Yes, almost. But not quite. Someone who prefers AOL over The Lord is beyond help me thinks. At least McG tried to cure Cerberus with a left hook. Not sure if there's any point in trying this cure on this lady. No hope. :!cry:

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 08:35:50 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

a bad moment i noticed closely.

when McG , Agent Marsh (she cute!) and Reggie walk down the hospital hallway to grill the wounded agent: in the start, we see them begin to walk as if the director yelled ACTION! oops!

good chase scene at the end, baddie did a little parkour there. that's gotta hurt!

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 08:29:44 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Regarding the IMDB discussion referred to Vrinda below, I find it pretty funny that the original poster, in response to the first reply, says "I expected to get flamed by a kabillion or so trolls..."

If there was ever a "trolling" post, it was this poster's first one!

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 08:13:21 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I quite liked the show last Monday night. First of all, the photography (especially the usual "stock shots") was outstanding. I can't believe it took them 21 shows to finally get to this point. Unfortunately, the music was the usual cliché-ridden garbage. Danno was relatively subdued for the second week in a row, which was also a good thing. On the negative side, there was yet another red herring (which FBI agent was naughty), another character (the FBI agent!!) caved in completely to McGarrett's questioning, not even thinking about asking for a lawyer (McG: Tell me what I want to know or I'll rip your intestines out and make them into guitar strings; Agent: Oh, no! I'll tell you anything, blubber, blubber.), and Kono once again demonstrated her "magic power" with kids, an ongoing cliché which should be retired ASAP. I thought Puff Diddly did a very good job, much better than other "celebrities" would have done, and the dame who played the head FBI agent was a bit too hot. The son of the mob boss (a great performance by Keith David) was far too wimpy -- he looked like he was going to cry when McGarrett was grilling his dad! But then he turned out to be naughty ... perhaps because he was trying to impress his daddy (not puff) or something.

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 07:28:45 MST


Submitted by: robin zitner
From: vancouver bc

forget puff daddy, diddy whatever....the current series needs to incorporate Gavin McCloud as "Big Chicken", even as a cameo ! Can you imagine ?? Remember that shower scene ? OMG, killer ! And that was in the midst of his long-standing role on Mary Tyler Moore and BEFORE playing the Captain on "The Love Boat". I dont think ANYthing will replicate the original series....then again, that goes in real life too. The 1968-1980 time period was funner, freer, more afforadble for the avg. "Joe", had MUCH better music (Zep, Stones, Floyd, Who, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Steely Dan, Queen....need I go on ?) was easier to fly places, crossing borders was simpler, yes people, the original series' era RULED above all others. These days I just try to survive the negative tide of society, but have my dvd set of the original series to escape to.....

Added: Wednesday 20 April 2011 02:58:10 MST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

You are right, Rick. Yeah, Chicken, mahalo nui loa for
that.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 22:29:50 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Chicken thanks for that. Had not seen it. Haven't been over to the Facebook Celebration page for a while. Great music. Great cutting. But JL might not be so stoked about all the Jimmy Mac face time!

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 22:00:25 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle

Sorry about that typo on your name before, Vrinda. My bad

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 21:39:29 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Jack Lord Country

Hey Rainbow Warrior, always good to hear from you, man. Glad you dug my thoughts on the great season one. I’d be honored to chase down some perps with ya, brudda. We’ll jus hafta get deputized by the HPD ;). Hey - you up to viewin DeathWatch or Pray Love Remember on the DVDs?

And Virnda, thanks for keepin it real for them folks on the IMDB. Good work, my friend.

Thought I’d share this with y’all, and my man Rick, and all the Five-O heads. Someone sent me this great montage which was featured on the Five-O Facebook Page:

http://tinyurl.com/3kp2fmr

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 21:35:48 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle

Robin Zitner say ‘All the comments stating season 1 of the original series as being the best are off base. The year (I think it was season 5 or 6) that had the Vashon trilogy, "Draw me a Killer", and "the Sunday torch" was by far the best.‘

Seasons 5 & 6 both be powerhouse outins - no doubt. Think you could make an argument for either bein the best, Robin. Season 6 got ‘Hookman’ and S5 gots “The Listener,” Chicken’s fave ep back in high school. Ole Cerebus had Steve-O & The boys on they heels the whole ep even sniffin out McG’s set-up. But Cerebus became too predictable and Steve and The Five got a step ahead.

Great thing bout the psychotic baddies featured on Five-O is theyse wasn’t yo run-o-the mill generic TV serial killers, each one was seriously bent out and warped in they own particular way, wit they own personal grievance ‘gainst society like Elliot Street’s comic book stalker, ‘Mother’s Deadly Helpa’ or The ‘Computer Killa.’

But that Postman Cerberus, he one messed up dude. Love when he tell that shrink “How you like lickin the boots of a full blown psychopath doc.....blelelelelele.”

Man, Cerberus almost be as crazy as that lady on the IMDB who say some cat called Alec Oh is a better actor than Jack Lord.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 21:16:07 MST


Submitted by: Doug Baker
From: Valley Springs, California 95252

Always was a fan of Hawaii 50. Love seeing this show come back also for up to date scenes of Hawai'i Nei which I love very much.

Do you all realize that it is very difficult to HEAR what the actors are saying in this new series due to the over bearing musical track that is LOUDER than the talking??? It seems to be the NORM now with the new shows coming out. Please take the time to review what is "going out" on the air waves. We'd really like to hear what the actors are saying. The actors might agree also.

Mahalo,

Doug Baker 661-303-2139

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 21:01:43 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

'God and Governor' wasn't McG's line back on the real Five-O. It was espoused by others. An entirely different connotation.

Only a douchebag says that about himself.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 20:47:01 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

KDMcG: "The line he threw at Sean Combs (P Diddy) about God and the Governor wasn't effective-AOL cannot do that line justice."

Actually, he threw it at the blonde FBI agent when she said she wanted to talk to his boss. And I thought he did a good job with that line, and in that scene.

But since that line harks back to the old show - one problem I wish they would fix (and it's not AO'L's fault) is that we're still not really sure about McG's commitment to Five-0. This has never been brought out, at least in the episodes I've seen (I've missed one or two). Same with Danno - his most significant commitment is to his daughter, and if his ex-wife moves somewhere, he'll be moving too. This is a crucial difference between the old show and the new. In the old show, we knew that the members of the Five-0 team were all solidly in place and McG was basically married to his job. We haven't gotten to that point yet in the new show. Things feel a lot more tenuous.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 20:24:12 MST


Submitted by: Mahaloed
From: Plymouth, Ma

Not my favorite of the new season, but P Diddy did alright in a good episode (great to see Keith David, of course - just wish he had more airtime).

Loved Season 2 "Blind Tiger" which I just saw over the weekend. At first I was thinking how sort of silly it was for the staff to let McG actually leave the hospital, and then as the scene continues with him getting all the way dressed and actually attempting a serious exit I realized how brilliant this was. They know what Steve is made of, so the only person who could possibly stop him was McGarrett himself. And it was nurse Marion Ross who understood he needed a long leash with which to 'hang' himself (a great way to establish her powerful role so early in the episode, btw.) Chemistry-wise, Ross and Lord were perfect especially with their altogether short but wonderfully tear inducing goodbye in the end. The episode also features more of the delightful but all-too-rare goofyness by the Five-0 gang in the opening birthday scene. Just loved this episode.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 17:32:37 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Actually Tommy Sands was a famous dude before he married Nancy with the laughing face. In fact it was that marriage that killed his career. Nancy was no longer laughing so daddy put a Kapu on Tommy.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 17:04:08 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

I think it would be a hoot to have McGarrett played by several different actors in one episode, as they did with James Bond in the old satirical version of "Casino Royale". That would really upset the purists! :D

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 16:28:07 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: New Jersey

Heather: The people on the IMDb are a band of misfits who don't know right from left. I was being sarcastic when I said they needed to hear what you said before. Words like that would be lost on them. Having said that, some people did agree with me that the original poster of that thread was making little sense, so there was some sort of good outcome. It's not going to change what Jack did or his contribution to the original series. There more people who love him than hate him.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 16:05:56 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

P. Diddy or whatever his name is wasn't bad, but Keith David stole the show! The little boy was very good too.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 15:43:25 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Vrinda: who cares what people say on the imdb?

I just had a chance to watch the latest episode. I agree with the other commenters here who said it was a good show. i appreciated the single plot and the better writing for McG. He was great with the kid and in his tough-guy scenes. Oh, and the chase at the end was nicely shot. I also note that over the past several episodes they have improved the way in which the humorous banter elements are integrated into the serious plot. Good work! I think we're getting somewhere :D

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 15:39:28 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Let's not pretend that Tommy Sands was as big a name as Diddy. Not even close. He was only famous because he was married to Nancy Sinatra. Plus he was actually an actor at the time. Like Sal Mineo. Diddy is hardly an actor.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 15:35:20 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Mr. Hiram...not sure exactly where you are in NYC, but I got a great place for Spam Musubi.

Makana
http://www.makananyc.com/

They make a mean Loco Moco too (hamburger patties over rice topped with fried egg and gravy). Cracked me up last week when Chin asked if Kono wanted some Loco Moco. I doubt Loco Moco has ever crossed her skinny lips. :D

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 14:34:26 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

i would like to try some Spam right about now
thank u kamekona

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 14:24:03 MST


Submitted by: Just Lookin'
From: The Glass Elevator

The new show is much improved over its early episodes. Now, it is becoming a very good show, although it is not Five-0. It's just a good show that happens to be set in Hawai`i. A shame they don't show more of Hawai`i, taking time to let the viewer see what he/she is looking at. After all, they are where they say they are (the King's Hospital and other re-named locations notwithstanding). It's not like NCIS, where we are supposed to believe the California countryside is Northern Virginia. Huh???

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 14:22:28 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: New Jersey

Heather, I think those people on the IMDb need to hear that. Why even criticize an actor who is no longer alive and has no career anymore? The comparisions between the two shows died down a while ago anyway. Thanks for response. I hope that's the last we'll ever hear of such nonsense.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 14:21:08 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Tommy Sands, and Nancy Wilson....

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 13:49:31 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Vrinda: everyone has their personal likes and dislikes. I happen to like both sets of Steves and Dannos and I think it's stupid for people to get into these little feuds about loyalties. As I've said here before, this ain't religion, folks, it's a TV show.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 13:48:29 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Canucksville

Flash back 40+ years:

"Did I read that correctly? Tommy Sands guest starred on last night's show? Well, there you have it folks. What more proof does one need that the new show sucks? Or rather the creators behind it. You know a show is in serious trouble when it starts casting celebrities instead of actors."

DUH!!

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 13:01:25 MST


Submitted by: Kimo
From: Here.

Rainbow Warrior New York, NY
too many haoles love pilkia; drama, trauma and negativity.
Move to SoCal and chill out. dude.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 12:53:49 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

"Did I read that correctly? P. Diddy guest starred on last night's show? Well, there you have it folks. What more proof does one need that the new show sucks? Or rather the creators behind it."

Are you high? Let's see...the producers were able to get one of the hottest crossover artists in the industry, an artist who is immensely popular with the show's target demo, to guest star AND used said artist's music to bring in more viewers. I think that's far from sucking. Perhaps not quite brilliant, but an excellent decision none the less. I'm sure he's part of the reason H50 won the timeslot last night and drew over 10 million viewers. You may not like stunt casting, but it's a common practice and H50 did it right last night.

That said...
I thought Diddy was simply ok. His acting abilities are sorely lacking, but he at least had a decent screen presence and I didn't constantly think 'Oh, look that's P-Diddy.' That's about all you can ask for a popcorn show like H50. I did enjoy last nights ep as a whole, though. Good flow and tension, just enough humor and not too many glaring continuity issues. Although I need to go back and look at the envelope on McG's door step. The envelope McG picked up looked substantially different than the one on the floor in the initial shot.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 12:18:20 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

READY, AIM...was better

diddy episode reminded me of that one

last nite
grade B+

READY---A minus

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 12:09:08 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: New Jersey

RW, KD, Heather, and everyone else,

Thanks for the responses. I don't know why that woman needs to build Alex up while tearing Jack down in order to do so. Alex hasn't even got the acting credits Jack had. I have nothing against Alex. He's a nice guy who likes the original show and he loved Jack's portrayal of Steve McGarrett. I'm sure he knows he has big shoes to fill and doesn't believe he is a better actor than Jack. The lines he is given don't allow him to show a strong command of presence, and being surrounded by actors who overshadow him - including the guest stars - does not help any. We'll see in time if his acting holds up. If the new show goes away after two years, then we know who will be eating crow. For someone who is in her fifties to be badmouthing Jack, it sounds very immature.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 11:52:59 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

good show i must say
Diddy was ok

wanted more of keith david--he's such a damn good actor!

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 11:45:18 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Wait! Did I read that correctly? P. Diddy guest starred on last night's show? :!thinking: Well, there you have it folks. What more proof does one need that the new show sucks? Or rather the creators behind it. Who's on next week? 50 Cent? Then Britany Spears maybe? Geeez... you know a show is in serious trouble when it starts casting celebrities instead of actors. Wonder why the original Five-0 didn't consider Alice Cooper for a guest role? Or James Brown? Or Donna Summer?

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 10:52:13 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Both the old and the new show have their good points. One of the great things about the new show is that it's going on right now. We should appreciate that.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 10:45:19 MST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: Occum's Razor...

Vrinda,

I agree-some people have to choose in that manner and vent on IMDB of all places. Watching yesterday's episode as AOL put on a tough guy routine-it wasn't convincing enough. The line he threw at Sean Combs (P Diddy) about God and the Governor wasn't effective-AOL cannot do that line justice. Now, imagine the original McG barking that-it sends fear into the hearts of the most hardened criminals. Again, I understand that AOL is making a living and he has some good moments, but he is constantly overshadowed by his co-stars and even guest stars like Combs. McG is meant to be a central character in the show, but AOL just doesn't have the chutzpah-now, if you have seen moonlight-then you will see him put in a great performance as the vampire detective.

Ultimately, it is about longevity. Will this show last as long? Right now, I remain unconvinced.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 10:36:25 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Don't let it get you down Vrinda. The old show with Jack Lord lasted 12 years, we'll see how long the new show with Alex lasts. That answer will settle the argument. I have nothing against Alex, I think he has skills, but he doesn't have the presence of Jack or the ability that Jack had to carry a show. I prefer the old actors or actresses much more, because I think they had more to offer, but I won't paint eevryone today with a broad brush, because there are some very talented actors and actresses today, but they are fewer and far between than they used to be. That women feels a need to tear down Jack to prop up Alex, because she likes him better. Some people need to do that. With me, I just look at the facts and the body of work. In the end, I think that backs up Jack, but I wish Alex well, he's just trying to make a living, and I think he himself has said that he knows that the icon hanging over his shoulder( Jack Lord)brings alot of pressure with it.

Remember what Clint Eastwood said in the fifth Darry Harry movie "The Dead Pool": "OPINIONS ARE LIKE A--H----, everyone has one."

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 10:18:38 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: New Jersey

Here's the regular link if that one doesn't work:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600194/board/nest/181410150?p=1

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 09:11:12 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: New Jersey

Just when I thought it was safe to read posts on the new Five-O's message board at the IMDb, someone has to start another thread criticizing Jack Lord and saying Alex is a much better actor than Jack could ever hope to be.

http://imdb.to/eJxfjC

That is coming from a 58-year-old woman who saw the original. I think it's hypocritical that they praise Alex for being so cold and stern, and say Jack is wooden when he does the same thing.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 09:10:00 MST


Submitted by: Ed
From: Honolulu

In my opinion, last night's show was the best of the new series. Two things made it stand out for me. It had a single story line thoughout the entire episode. And there was very little banter between Danny and McGarrett.

And BTW, McGarrett did say that the crimes committed were Federal crimes and would get the Death Penalty. Hawaii does not have the death penalty, so he would be tried in Hawaii for the local murders and then tried in Federal court for the murder of an FBI agent.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 09:00:31 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Big City Gal,

I understand your reasons for not wanting to live in Hawaii, we all have our own personal likes and dislikes. For me, I hate Los Angeles and California with a passion and would never live there in a million years, the whole lifestyle and mentality are not for me, but I do recognize that many people love LA and that state, and do not agree with me.

I would say though that the majority of people would disagree with you and would LOVE to live and work in Hawaii. If you took a survey of 10,000 people in the United States, I think the majority of them would say they would want to live and work in Hawaii. I knew a legendary rock and roll DJ who after 30 years in the big city retired and moved to Hawaii and loves it and still resides there. Everybody's different, but there are alot of worse places in the world to work than Hawaii. I understand you're dislike of it, but it's not like the show is in San Jose which to me is truly a tough place to live with not alot going on. If the rumors about Caan and Park not liking living in Hawaii are true, and we do not know if any of them are true, they could do "San Jose Police Department" and see if the lifestyle is any more wonderful. They should be careful what they wish for. To me they have a good deal going, and others would say so as well. Yes, 18 hour days, but with a few months off as well.

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 07:21:37 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Kimo

I'll take a list and someone's hard work providing us with ratings in their home country over your inane ramblings which are barely readable. You hate people dissing the new show and all of a sudden are very sensitive to people saying certain things when you have no problem dishing it out when it suits you,like a couple of years back when I first discovered this site when you and some other clown were making fun of every poster on this page with a vengence, so much so that no else posted and stayed away. It then became a personal blog for you to go on with your gibberish. Luckily, "Chris" came on and said some rather revealing things about you which I won't repeat here, but YOU know what he said. You can dish it out but you can't take it. You're not going to ruin the good feelings on this board. Didn't he actually say that you're actually a white dude masquerading as a native islander? Huh brother??...

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 07:04:14 MST


Submitted by: Robin Zitner
From: Vancouver Canada

All the comments stating season 1 of the original series as being the best are off base. The year (I think it was season 5 or 6) that had the Vachon trilogy, "Draw me a Killer", and "the Sunday torch" was by far the best. Also the year where "Cerebus", the whacked-out postman who eavesdropped on a psychiatrist, was featured was tops. This was the high-water mark for the original Five-0. I am currently watching season 10 on dvd, and can barely get through it. A recent episode from that year had Steve & crew chasing a teen girl and her boyfriend to a neighboring island where she was going to have her baby ! Terrible plot/storyline, just terrible. Its no wonder Chin wanted out at this point, and Danno followed one season later. Compared to the year "Draw me a Killer" came out, the series should have been stopped here. Anyone agree ???

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 03:41:46 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

"Sorry. OK, back to dissing the new show..."

I don't diss the new show anymore, I just turn it off before the credits and put on a season 12 show, like I did last night. ("The Kahuna";).

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 03:34:27 MST


Submitted by: Kimo
From: Here in da south seas

Although.. I would have titled the show "Makaia" because, while sounding more powerful, and easier to pronounce, also means revenge, vengeance, treachery, betrayal, traitor, betrayer, turncoat; treacherous. Depending on the context. And we saw just about all of these tonite.
(Sorry. OK, back to dissing the new show.)

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 02:18:41 MST


Submitted by: Kimo
From: here

JulieS, that Aussie article had some good insider stuffs. (We do see the boys often there at da cove...) But two major mistakes. Matsumoto's in Haleiwa does not have "shaved Ice" it is shave ice. To locals, big difference. Also "Elvis was a Hawaii devotee. He filmed Blue Hawaii, Paradise-Hawaiian Style and Girls! Girls! Girls! on Oahu and Kauai and was a frequent visitor..." He filmed "Girls..." on Moku O Keawe. (Hawai'i Island) also.
Tonight's ep Ho'opa'i; (Vengeance, to seek revenge) was good. Diddly or whatever he's known as did a better job than I thought he might. Steveo says ‘iss you’ instead of ‘ish you’ when he says issue a warrant.

Steveo enumerates all the crimes committed by cannon and his son just lately here on ‘Oahu, describing them as resulting in the death penalty. They have the death penalty now in Hawai’i?!
I like the weekly red herring. always fun. Even tho half way thru we should expect the red herring… as just that.
We see Tantalus drive as a place P. diddy stops at and then with binocs, of course, 2nd level parking lot of Ala Moana center just makai of MaiTai bar between Needless Markup and Macy’s.
The distinctive white low fencing along the roadside they drive by sure looks like Kualoa ranch area.
Oh and I loved this; Steveo yells back at Pdiddy; I answer to god and the governor only! hahaaa. just like they usta say back in the old five oh!

Added: Tuesday 19 April 2011 02:04:39 MST


Submitted by: Ray
From: Portsmouth, NH

Thanx Mike for the quick post. Savee me time troubleshooting, cuz I thought the problem might be on my end. You obviously have much higher priorities, and I fully understand your explanation. I did however find your search function extremely valuable in focusing in on selected topics..no biggy, but thanx again for all that you do here on your site.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 22:27:47 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Yeah, the reason the search function does not work is very simple -- it is broken. I moved the whole site to a different provider recently, and I can't figure out how to make the script work. Fixing this is not a high priority.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 22:22:25 MST


Submitted by: Ray
From: Portsmouth NH

Having a hell of a time trying to use the search function on Mike's site...using Safari and Firefox both. Anything up Mike, you know of? No response to individual searches.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 22:04:16 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Mike said.."Where have you been? Virtually EVERY episode "so far" (and tonight's is the 21st) have had the music drowning out the dialogue..."

For some folks. I've never had an issue. Sound is clear as a bell here in NYC on Time Warner Cable.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 20:14:17 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

"ANOTHER EPISODE OR TWO LIKE THE ONES SO FAR..."?

Where have you been? Virtually EVERY episode "so far" (and tonight's is the 21st) have had the music drowning out the dialogue...

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 19:57:11 MST


Submitted by: Jewel Jones
From: Kansas

STOP WITH THE BACKGROUND MUSIC, ALREADY!! WE CAN BARELY UNDERSTAND HALF THE DIALOGUE. ANOTHER EPISODE OR TWO LIKE THE ONES SO FAR AND WE WILL SWITCH CHANNELS FOR GOOD! :!cry:

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 19:49:21 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

MST3K carries on a very old tradition of movie heckling. My father fondly reminisced about being a kid in the 1930s and hanging out in the balcony of the local Loews theater with his buddies, mocking the movies. The worse the movie, the better the heckling. Witty jabs would often get better audience response than the movie itself. Remember, there were a lot of lousy movies even back in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 19:14:50 MST


Submitted by: Kimo
From: Not there.

For those that missed it; MST3K riffs a "blockbuster or prestige product"
http://bit.ly/5tjkqP
Also Rifftrax, (MST3K redux) lampoons Raiders, Jurassic, et.al..
Apologies for extreme thread drift. But heck; better than a "list" or talk about "ratings".

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 18:11:18 MST


Submitted by: Kimo
From: Boat name: Diamond Head

Even Roger Ebert lauds films so bad they are good. MST3K brings attention to movies that otherwise are long forgotten and dead and buried in the ancient contemporary remainder bin of our mind. Out of sight, out of mind. And supplanted by all the new drek that Hollywood produces like cheap hotdogs on a continual link. There ARE two kinds of people on this earth in this regard. Thems that likes Joel and da boys and tunes in whenever it airs... and... Those that find MST3K is dumb and leaves them cold and they say; Why are they talking thru the movie? Which of course, misses the point. Because that IS the point. Make a lousy zero budget film from the 50's or 60's palatable, adding to the otherwise banal dialogue that more often than not, takes itself too seriously. MST3K requires a high degree of cultural literacy, and much film industry insider-ness, as the sidesplitting (to many of us fans) allusions are funny because we see them as perfectly fitting and wittily witty. I can't say those that "don't get it" are culturally illiterate, but MST3K suits my sense of humor just fine and thru the years I have soaked up every ep of theirs and every B to Z film they riffed on and hope to, till my dying day. Along with my wahine who, thank the gods, has a similar sense of humor and we have to pause while we are rolling on the floor, many times while viewing.. .
"imdb's rating system"?! Who da heck cares about that? Much moreso, who da heck notices that? "Manos, Hand of Fate's rating is much lower than it should rightly be, because of MST3K". Whaahahahaa! (begs the query; Do people even understand what level of film MST3K airs?! Has anyone here seen some of the films they present? Do you see these same films in your theaters or even in the Walmart 5 buck bin? They are sold, (if they are,) beCAUSE Joel, Mike and the bots bring them to the fore!
"on the show are more than decent" sure. Doesn't mean they aren't ripe for ridicule. "if only the show had the guts to mock a blockbuster or prestige project" AAAaaah. So, people are NOT familiar with MST3K after all! As a wise man once said "Diss not, that which you are unfamiliar with."
To keep this on topic, their riffing of Code Name Diamond Head, with all its H50 alumni, was very funny, reminding me they could do a decent job on most any ep of H50, almost as completely and hilariously as a handful of us locals would.

"following additions to the Five-O Drinking Game:
McGarrett mispronounces a local placename or Hawaiian word- 1 and 1/2 oz of a drink"
because you will be drunk after an hour, cuz McGarrett mispronounces most everything here wrong.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 17:47:40 MST


Submitted by: Maxine
From: Brooklyn

I'll just say this about Mystery Science Theater 3000: it's not that I think it's completely unfunny - it is occasionally funny, and those guys are quite talented. But the show has done harm in at least two ways:

One, it's caused people to think that the movies they parody are completely worthless and no one should bother to watch them on their own terms. This is disrespectful to everyone involved in the making of those films. And I wouldn't be surprised if this has led to a blackball effect, where cable stations now shy away from presenting those films in their original form.

Two, it's thrown imdb's rating system completely out of whack. Look up any movie that's been given the MST3K treatment and its imdb rating will be much lower than it should rightly be, no doubt due to sheeplike viewers of the show who presume that any movie featured on MST3K must be the pits. In fact, many of the movies that have been "done" on the show are more than decent - flawed perhaps, low budget almost certainly (if only the show had the guts to mock a blockbuster or prestige project...) but not without merit.

Again I'll say that the guys from the TV show are good at what they do, but I'd rather watch those original films and mock them myself if need be.

(Sorry for the non-5-0 digression... aloha~)

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 16:10:55 MST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Aussie newspaper travel article about Hawaii. Talks about the show and AOL gives his impressions of Hawaii.

http://bit.ly/dHzMaL

The show came in third this week but is still under 700,000 viewers.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 15:30:05 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Saw Scotty Caan's old man in THIEF the other night. Great film by Michael Mann in what is probably Caan's finest performance!! Now if Scotty could channel daddy's grit and rawness and quit with the teen banter then maybe I'd take him more seriously.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 15:10:39 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

i can see it now : "Diddy gives a powerful sharp edged performance! in READY...AIM......AIM SOME MORE.....little more"

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 13:10:22 MST


Submitted by: Victor
From: H50 , UK

About Grace Park,

bit.ly/h7EcDS

bit.ly/efpd0q

It won't be Scott because he is the star of the show.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 11:36:57 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

@Mike, it does...

http://50undercover.com/

..but going back and looking at the post, I realized they were quoting William Keck over at TVGuide.com. I thought they posed the Grace Park 'tired of living in Hawaii' thing first, but I was wrong. My bad for not re-reading before I posted. But I still can find no place where Park explicitly states she's tired of Hawaii. I think Keck pulled that out of his * * *.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 11:09:29 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

RW said...."These actors on the new show kill me with their griping about living in Hawaii. When you sign the contract with CBS to act on the show you knew it was in Hawaii... what did you expect?"

I think the expectation is it'll be grand then the reality of the excruciating hours and isolation sets in and you find out it ain't so grand even with the money you're making.

"...and most people would kill to live in Hawaii and work on a high profile job like that and all they do is whine."

Maybe you might, but I wouldn't. There's no amount of money that could get me to live there. In the week I spent on Oahu, I realized I'd lose my effing mind very quickly. It is stunningly beautiful for sure, but the isolation would be far too much for me. Add to it the lack of decent restaurants (ok, I'm comparing to NYC, so perhaps that's a tad unfair) and the fact most of the island shuts down by 10pm and I'd be swimming for the mainland. I'm far happier looking at it on TV than I ever would be living there.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 10:54:05 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Uh, OK, where is this "fan site"? Does it have a URL?

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 10:46:07 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

@Mike...The Grace Park rumors are just that...rumor. The only place where this idea that she's 'tired of living in Hawaii' shows up is on a fan site then it got thrown around to several other places on the web from there. It's nothing more than pure speculation.

I think the producers are doing a grand job of throwing out supposed spoilers to stir up interest. The fan sites are most certainly buzzing. But I'd bet dollars to donuts the character killed off won't be all that big a deal.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 10:33:48 MST


Submitted by: Mark
From: Denver

Watched season 6 ep "Mothers Deadly Helper" this weekend. I almost forgot one of my favorite '70s detective show character actor mainstays, Anthony Zerbe. He was great at playing slightly "off center" roles. Whenever he played a cop or a crook, always a great perfomance!

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 09:43:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Where do these "rumours about Grace Park leaving the show" come from? Are they actually on a believable WWW site? Or is this just some B.S.?

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 09:10:20 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

I'd like to suggest the following additions to the Five-O Drinking Game:

McGarrett mispronounces someone's name- 1 drink

McGarrett says "Kay-sette" instead of "Cassette"- Whole beverage.

McGarrett asks another character the name of the person they're talking about- Whole beverage.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 08:22:48 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

oops

thanks barbara, i'll read the episode reviews again

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 08:20:54 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

I want to thank all those for answering my poll last week about what their favorite season of Five-O was and how they thought of season one. Ringfire, I want to thank you especially, because the thought and effort you put into answering my question was impressive. I could see your thought process actually moving inside your head with all that intensity and emotional angst going on inside you about what seasons that you loved the most. It came leaping off the page. Very, very, impressive!

I agree with everyone who likes the short hair cut of McGarrett in season one. It was the best look for him and helped make him look like "the coiled snake" that
ringfire described him as. The pompadour that developed
in the 1970's started to become as legendary as the show! ;)

Vrinda thanks for the background on your name. I'm a great cook and basil is my favorite spice to cook with, so I enjoyed hearing about your name's origins. I once had an Indian woman break my heart, so I'm kind of familiar with India to a certain extent.

Big Chicken: Your description of season one was electric in itself and was dead-on perfect. You made me want to run outside and chase down perps with Danny Williams! :!cool:

I've heard those same rumors about Grace Park leaving the new Five-O because she is tired of living in Hawaii. I have two thoughts. It figures because she's the best actor on the show, and my favorite who has great range( why couldn't it be Scott Caan that Wo Fat wipes out completely!)and these actors on the new show kill me with their griping about living in Hawaii. When you sign the contract with CBS to act on the show you knew it was in Hawaii... what did you expect?...and most people would kill to live in Hawaii and work on a high profile job like that and all they do is whine. They get a few months off every year to go back to the mainland, but this whining about "tiring of living in Hawaii" is getting old. They won't find many that are sympathetic. Poor Baby!...Having to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. That's what made the old show so special as well, because many were committed to proving that a show on the islands could succeed and thrive.

Added: Monday 18 April 2011 07:21:20 MST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: Pittsburgh

Actually Eric Braeden did guest star on the original several times. Season two's "A Bullet for McGarrett," season three's "The Second Shot," and season five's "The Diamond that Nobody Stole." The latter two I'd have to watch again, but the first I never forget. Braeden's hypnotic stare was perfect for the role of the put 'em under and program 'em to kill professor!

Added: Sunday 17 April 2011 15:36:42 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

that's odd---i didn't put those smilies there. [The smilies will show up because of a combination of punctuation marks which you made ... if you don't want any smilies, then click the box that says "Disable smileys" (that's what it's for). - MQ]

Added: Sunday 17 April 2011 15:06:10 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

MST3K aka MYS SCI 3000 was the funniest show back in the day. i was watching this afternoon bits of CODENAME and i still chuckle:

"oooh, lovejoy vs lovejoy" (a McShane series he did)

up to the scene where harry endo shows up

wonder why CODE star eric braeden ("yes, i'm that guy. you think i look like dennis weaver?"), never guest starred in 5-0? nor ian mcshane

goofy score. whistling it as i type this. the bots of MST3K poking fun of Zulu as he were comedian Marty Allen ("hello dere!")

Added: Sunday 17 April 2011 15:05:03 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I have never understood why people find Mystery Science Theater 3000 to be even vaguely amusing. It's just STUPID. Code Name Diamond Head is no "Citizen Kane," but it's not as dumb as these people would make you believe. I have a copy of this show (without the inane MST3K chatter) if anyone is interested.

Added: Sunday 17 April 2011 07:05:12 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"we all ‘member his hipsta turned kidnappa/murdera Jerry Parks. Man, probably the only cat to utter ‘Baby” mo than Jerry be Robert Plant." -- Right oooooooooooon, bay-bee!!! Dig it!!

Added: Saturday 16 April 2011 14:52:33 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

Don Knight also appeared in the 1977 tv movie CODE NAME: DIAMOND HEAD along with roy thinnes and ian mcshane. i do have a VHS copy of it which the guys @ MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 poke fun at it.

Added: Saturday 16 April 2011 09:37:47 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: It's Miami, mate.

Chicken's picks are all worthy choices, particularly Persoff, but my favorite recurring Five-O guest is Don Knight. I even posted a tribute of sorts at the IMDB board. Here's some of it:

Flash of Color, Flash of Death (Sixth Season): Knight is Hobbs, an Australian Opal smuggler who’s spent his life chasing down rare Opals to sell in Hawaii. When a robbery separates Hobbs from his stones, he goes on an obsessive search to get them back. He’s excellent in his scenes with McGarrett, as first he feigns ignorance to who robbed him and uses Five-O’s mug shots to track down the robber himself. He outsmarts Five-O’s attempts to tail him. Knight uses subdued, threatening tones and when they fail, he explodes in a white-hot rage, terrifying all in his wake. McGarrett has a great line after Hobbs is caught, and we have one of the sixth season’s stronger episodes.

Ring of Life (Seventh Season): My favorite episode of the season, and it’s all because of Don Knight’s entertaining performance as Colin Nichols, who’s another driven man obsessed with obtaining another set of valuable items, the Kashmiri “Ring of Life”, a set of statues with a reward of one million Dollars for their return to the Indian government. Nichols is even more brutal than Hobbs, burning his victims with a lit cigar in order to get information. He’s not totally humorless, though, as a safecracker sent to help him is just the taciturn and monosyllabic henchman he asked for—and then some! In addition to Knight’s there’s a memorable music score by George Romanis, who provides the exotic touch where needed.

Don Knight is far from being a household name, but every time I see The Limey (the 1999 film which starred Terrence Stamp), I think of how ol' Don would've been in that very same role. The way I see it, Don Knight did the same routine twenty-five years before--only much, much better.

I even "found" this TV movie of it:

THE LIMEY (1975; TV Movie; CBS)
Directed by Ray Austin.
A grizzled L.A. police sergeant (David Janssen) pursues an English ex-con (Don Knight) who's come to Los Angeles looking for his daughter's alleged killer, a well-to-do businessman and mayoral candidate (Richard Basehart). Ed Asner; Vera Miles; Donnelly Rhodes; Marj Dusay; A. Martinez; and Jose Ferrer as "Guzman."

Added: Saturday 16 April 2011 04:30:00 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: South O’ The Border

Hey, hey Mr. Mike - how bout dem Canucks! Stopped watchin my Five-O dvdeez long nuff to gets m’self to a sports baar to catch the game. Up 2-0 on Chi-town, man.

Book em Danno Sedin!

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 23:27:37 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Be My Guest

Big H sez: I wanna hear Chicken's top five 5-0 guest list.....uh, now, Chick, you can't name YOURSELF!

That be a tall order Big H, as Chicken's own performances be his most favorite. :D Agree wit yo picks of Harry G for his psychotic Sergeant and compellin Jazz sideman in 'Trouble,' and Marj, wit her performance in "Singpore File," she may be strongest female lead in the show's whole run.

Feel any top guest list would need include Nehemiah Persoff and Ed Flanders, for they multiple appearances, none mo' betta than Joe Matsukino's swingin sidekick Harry Cardonas and Psychedelic guru David Stone, respectively. Like Joe say “Nobody’s gonna nail anybody while you and me are swingin Harry”

But excludin our man Gavin, my top guest would be Albert Paulsen - Al did a trifecta of appearances, but his Charlie Bombay may the sleazyest and most vicious Five-O baddie. Ole Charlie'd make my top five villains and "Just Lucky" one o my top ten eps.

Close behind be Luther Adler - McG had his hands full wit da Vashons, 'specially Ole Nick.

And lastly my man Sam Mellville, a belligerent war vet in ‘For a Million’ and ladies man in ‘Most Likely to Murder’ but we all ‘member his hipsta turned kidnappa/murdera Jerry Parks. Man, probably the only cat to utter ‘Baby” mo than Jerry be Robert Plant. :D

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 23:23:16 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Well, we'll have to see about the petroglyphs/"dancing men" - as I recall, the code in the red toolbox was shown so fleetingly that I completely missed it on the first viewing. So maybe they've decided not to do anything with it.

One thing I liked about the most recent episode was that they handled the McG/Danno "banter" well: 1) there was no "banter in the car" scene; 2) there was no "whimsical banter music", which had been driving me crazy; and 3) there was very little banter at all, and when it did happen (as in the scene with Morimoto) it was quiet and underplayed. Maybe they're beginning to get the hang of this.

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 20:18:36 MST


Submitted by: Kimo
From: here

Got over it? I forgot it the next day.

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 18:41:18 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

Kimo:

Glad to see you've recovered from that long, rambling "I gots kids to feed" soliloquy. I haven't been moved like that since I heard Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" for the first time (with that killer string section part).

:!cool:

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 17:53:33 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Pretty funny comment someone sent me in e-mail:

"I see you are just as hard on the new 5-0 as the old. I guess someone has to do it."

(LOL)

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 17:25:40 MST


Submitted by: Kimo
From: here

ok. local publications can rush their articles and include typos too, then

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 16:19:26 MST


Submitted by: Oscar van Hemel
From: Seattle

That's OK, Kimo, we will pardon you for misspelling "our." ;)

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 16:00:06 MST


Submitted by: Kimo
From: Dakine oah heah li'dat.

'Iolani Palace news.
Please pardon ourt local publication for misspelling it.
http://thehawaiiindependent.com/story/iolani-palace-to-unveil-restored-music-room-monday

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 15:41:22 MST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: Elementary, my dear KD

@Heather-Rose: Very perceptive-i didn't even think about that one.

I guess MCG doesn't have CCTV-wouldn't that be wise? so that he doesn't know who left the envelope-it was of course Al's character.

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 08:56:11 MST


Submitted by: Yankee4Life
From: NY

Heather-Rose, I think you really may be on to something. I do recall reading an article in that the producers said small clues will be placed in the episodes that attentive viewers will be able to pick up on. I think this could be one of those clues. Those stick figures in the rock do look exactly like the ones on the envelopes.

And if you recall at the beginning of the show when McGarrett and Danny were on their hike, Steve told him that he found another one of the envelopes with an old matchbook in it at his door.

Coincidence? Probably not.

Added: Friday 15 April 2011 07:16:45 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Hey, it just occurred to me: do you think the petroglyphs on the cliff in the beginning of the last episode are connected in some way to the "dancing men" code in the red toolbox? Remember, McG said his dad used to take him there.

Added: Thursday 14 April 2011 20:36:55 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

http://m.deadline.com/2011/04/tnt-acquires-off-net-rights-to-hawaii-five-0/

TNT Gets Off-Net Rights To 'Hawaii Five-0'
BY NELLIE ANDREEVA | Thursday April 14, 2011 @ 3:35pm PDT

Underscoring the dearth of repeatable new procedurals on the broadcast networks, another CBS crime drama has landed a rich cable syndication deal very early into its run. TNT has nabbed off-network rights to CBS' freshman Hawaii Five-0 for a license fee just north of $2 million, in line with the recent record-breaking sale prices for CBS' NCIS: LA to USA and The Mentalist to TNT. Those deals were made in November 2009, two months into NCIS: LA's freshman year and The Mentalist's second season.

Hawaii Five-0, a remake of the 1960s cop drama, is yet to get a formal renewal for next season from CBS, something that was never in doubt but is now guaranteed, following the big off-network sale. The series, which was sold by CBS TV Distribution, will begin airing on TNT in summer 2014. "Hawaii Five-0 is a top-notch procedural drama that has already built a strong following,” said TNT's head of programming Michael Wright. Hawaii Five-0, which stars Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, has been an OK, not outstanding, ratings performer in Live plus same day but a big DVR gainer. In Live+7, a January episode drew a series high audience of 19.3 million viewers.

Added: Thursday 14 April 2011 17:02:01 MST


Submitted by: big H
From: did we do this already 3 months ago?

I wanna hear Chicken's top five 5-0 guest list.....uh, now, Chick, you can't name YOURSELF!!!! ;)

Added: Thursday 14 April 2011 10:30:56 MST


Submitted by: big H
From: "Death, Sergeant.....death always bugs me"

To Ringfire: I think JL respected Guardino's talent a lot. The other comment he made on the Thousand Pardons promo...."Harry Guardino, in the performance of a lifetime"....not small praise coming from the man himself.

Guardino has to rank in the top five of my fav guest list, along with Gould, Cronyn and Dusay. Oh, and who can forget KMac as the infamous paperhanging HRH???

Added: Thursday 14 April 2011 10:14:55 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

As Jack Lord said in the "Trouble in Mind" promo.... Harry Guardino rewards us with another knife-edged performance!

Added: Thursday 14 April 2011 09:37:00 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: New Jersey

My friend Kathy bought some items from Jack's estate some years back and is now selling them, due to financia lreasons. She's got original photos, all of Jack's books, some speeches and a play he wrote, and some other memorabilia from the show. If anyone is interested in getting in touch with her to buy some of these items, write to me at vrindarao@yahoo.com.

Added: Thursday 14 April 2011 08:30:20 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

I have seen rumors that it's Grace Park - I hope not, because I like her!

Added: Thursday 14 April 2011 08:11:08 MST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: Errors..

Errata: Dennis Chun

Sang Min: Will Yun?

Added: Thursday 14 April 2011 07:36:40 MST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: your guess is as good as mine...

http://bit.ly/f99qAk

Many of us already know they are killing off a character, but Lenkov said that it is not Jean Smart, Sang Min (actor's name?) or Kelly Hu-so my guess is that it will be either MCG's girlfriend (they want focus more on MCG-which may mean he becomes wedded to the job); it could also be the shaved ice guy or Al Harrington-so that they can remove any touchpoints to the original. I don't think that anybody is leaving-unless Chin dies as per the old show-that would be a problem since he is one of the stronger actors. But, never say never-we still have Dennis Chan as Duke Lukela waiting in the wings who could possibly transition into the Five-0 team-now that would be great!

Added: Thursday 14 April 2011 07:27:19 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: McG & Harry G

“As you say, Sergeant, I’m gonna keep comin up that hill”

"To tell you the truth, McGarrett, I wouldn't have it any other way.."

Thanks for completin that scene wit me - Big H. An give Guardino a double shot o’ Emmy fo his great, great work in ‘Trouble in Mind’.

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 20:09:00 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Season One's The One

For Chicken, best season come down to a choice between Seasons 1 & 3. With Season 3 eps like ‘Trouble in Mind,’ ‘Kill or Be Killed’ and ‘Paniolo’ thought the Five-O transcended the cop show genre and went from great crime drama onto great drama. Interestingly, subsequent seasons didn’t continue this broadin o’ horizons - theyse jus went back to bein the best cop show theyse could be. And Dam - if that wasn’t a great, great thing.

Come down to it, though, Season one be my fave. Far as great eps, is chock full o’ all-timers. You got Jack at his most E-lectric, that gritty, noir police procedural feel, and a sense of urgency, energy and vibrancy that still reverberate, even today. Restored n’ remastered on DVD, the eps really come alive when you pop them discs in da machine. Like the best of Five-O, there’s still a freshness and an edge to em, even afta all these years.

So RingFire, Rainbow Warrior, Big H, Vrinda and Heather, Chicken done agree wit y’all. But like Steve McGarrett do, we gots to rely on the evidence. An if Chicken recall correctly, Season 1 positioned in the top spot when our man Mr. Mike tallied up his episode ratings season by season.

So Season 1 it is, my friends

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 20:05:02 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Will said:
"I think some folks are getting confused regarding the money. Chin was accused of taking an amount from (I believe) the HPD evidence locker some years back resulting in his being drummed out of the force. This would be the money that Uncle took. The $10 million that McGarrett took (and Victor torched) from the "vault" that someone then replaced is a separate event."

Right. The kidney cost $200,000 and that was the amount the uncle took from the drug bust money in the evidence locker that Chin took the fall for. The money McG took for Victor was also part of that same stash.

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 15:42:32 MST


Submitted by: big Howlee
From: anywhere USA

vrinda * = n. (fr. 1. %{vR} ?) a heap , multitude , host , flock , swarm , number , quantity , aggregation

So, Vrinda, you are many people wrapped up in one?? ;)

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 14:53:47 MST


Submitted by: Will
From: Washington, DC

I think some folks are getting confused regarding the money. Chin was accused of taking an amount from (I believe) the HPD evidence locker some years back resulting in his being drummed out of the force. This would be the money that Uncle took. The $10 million that McGarrett took (and Victor torched) from the "vault" that someone then replaced is a separate event.

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 12:51:37 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Mike: there was a mention in the first episode that Chin came from a family of cops, so it wasn't a surprise to me that his uncle was one. I can't recall the actual wording, though.

Just found some pics on Facebook of Caan surfing. Wow! And he looks like he actually knows what he's doing. Maybe he's not in such a hurry to leave HI after all.

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 11:06:12 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Regarding the "big revelation" in Monday night's show... Chin Ho's uncle was also a cop. Was this mentioned anywhere else, like in a previous show? I really don't want to have to go back and track this down! The uncle looked pretty old to me, relatively speaking. And it was the uncle who took the $10 million from the money stash. He wanted to buy a new black market kidney from China for his wife (Chin/Kono's gravely ill auntie). But does this typically cost $10 million? Chin Ho said that he took the money because he loved his auntie so much. But did the uncle need ALL $10 million of it? I am sure you could get a new kidney in India including a full-meal-deal operation and recuperation for much less than this, but then you would have to fly there and I doubt if the aunt was in a state where she could do this.

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 10:39:38 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From: So far, I have seen the first six seasons, and I can't choose a favorite out of all of them, but I do like Season 1 especially - since it was the first season and we saw the guys get closer as a team, and McGarrett, like others have said was more firey and unpredictable. I also liked the short hair as opposed to the greasy-thick, Elvis-like style he had later on.

And, yes, RW, my name is Indian. My parents are from India, but I was born and raised in the U.S. My name comes from Sanskirt and is another name for the basil plant.

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 10:28:28 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"and McG's haircut is a real cop cut, plus the sideburns haven't gone crazy yet." -- You nailed it, Big H! Not that I minded his Elvis hair and sideburns in the 70s (since they obviously seemed to have a life of their own and I strongly believe helped McG in his crime solving) but he just seemed really fresh and edgy in the first season with that short hair. As opposed to his laid-back celebrity look in the later seasons. He really meant business in that first season. The man was a firecracker ready to go off!

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 10:17:10 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Fun blog entry about Morimoto's cameo:

http://bit.ly/h47ioG

I agree with RIngfire - Season 1 and 2 are my two favorite seasons. They include the vast majority of my favorite episodes. I like the "looser" quality the team has, and McG is younger, more lively and unpredictable than in the later years. Plus I prefer the short hair :D

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 10:09:01 MST


Submitted by: big H
From: raleigh, nc

Rainbow, I would have to say that S1 ranks in my top 3 seasons, simply b/c it has Kono in it, and McG's haircut is a real cop cut, plus the sideburns haven't gone crazy yet. I like the way the team is finding its identity in S1.

Chicken says "“As you say, Sergeant, I’m gonna keep comin up that hill” "

Sergeant: "To tell you the truth, McG, I wouldn't have it any other way.."

Give Guardino the Emmy right now... :)

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 09:51:58 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

To answer RainbowWarrior's inquiry as to where S1 ranks out of the 12 seasons... the more I think about it the more I'm convinced that it may actually be my favorite season. But to be honest I consider the first 6 seasons to be pretty much on the same high level. S7 was where I saw the first dip in quality. But to pick a favorite out of the first 6 seasons is dang near impossible. If you asked me a few years ago I would have said that S5 was my favorite. Followed by S1. But when I rewatched S6 when I got the DVD I think I enjoyed it even more than S5. I mean S5 has Vashon but S6 has Hookman. How do you choose? Both excellent seasons.

Also a few years ago I used to think that S4 was a slight dip in quality when compared to the first 3 seasons. But after rewatching it on DVD I think I enjoyed it more than S2. It's about on par with S3.

Basically depending on which of the first 6 seasons I'm watching my opinions keep changing. So I have come to the conclusion that I love all 6 seasons the same. But as I already mentioned numerous times (and Big Chick agrees) S1 has something that none of the other seasons had - a certain rawness and grittiness that somehow mellowed out a bit shortly after. Even as early as the second season. But in S1 Jack Lord is on fire! The man is like a coiled snake ready to spring. I dunno... S1 is like an entity all unto itself. It just really stands out from the seasons that followed. Call it the "experimental season" or whatever but I totally dig it. So for now I'll go on record and proclaim S1 as the best season. It's also the only season that really has that 60s vibe going for it full blast!! :!cool:

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 09:13:42 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"Next Week...."CANDY!" Be there, Aloha..." -- Slight correction, Big H. It's "Next Week... CANDY AND A GUN! Be here, aloha..." Yep, loved them Lord summaries.

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 08:54:35 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

I finally got a chance to watch the latest episode. Like so many others, it had some good stuff, but the writing was problematic - a lot of "infodumping", e.g., when McG tells Danno about getting an envelope, etc. And I HATE this structure where a subplot is introduced halfway through the show! Maybe I'm just oldfashioned, but for me it really screws up the momentum of the show.

The plot was completely improbable, but individual scenes, such as the one in which Chin and Danno confront the lowlife on the boat, were excellent. I agree with Mike, the photography was also very good - the Five-0 cast are looking more outrageously gorgeous than ever, I think mainly because of the lighting. I'm not a fan of the slooooowly drifting camera thing, though. Please, just let the freakin' camera sit still unless there's a chase or something.

Morimoto was a hoot!! I hope he comes back in a recurring role - hey, maybe Bobby Flay will show up and they can have an Iron Chef throwdown with Wo Fat presiding :D

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 08:34:06 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Hey all,

I'm taking a poll here. I watched season one's "Yesterday Died..." and I'm always moved at the end when McG says "Well Done, Danno, Well Done." that it reinforced for me how well season one stands up all these years later, so I'm asking all interested where do you think season one ranks out of all the 12 years of the show? On a scale of 1-12 with one being the best and 12 being the worst and obviously season 12 would be 12, where would you rate the first season. Was it the best season of the show, second best, or how many don't like season one or prefer other years. I'm curious.

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 07:16:50 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Five-O also had a few titles which were pretty stupid. What about "The Pagoda Factor"? WTF? Any other nominations?

Added: Wednesday 13 April 2011 07:14:40 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Secret Undisclosed Location

“Does anyone else think that Five-0 had the most creative and memorable episode titles?”

Hey RingFire, Rainbow Warrior - Chicken really dug them early eps where the titles came from the dialogue or right out-the story, likes “Along Came Joey” “All The King’s Horses” an ‘specially “Thousan Pardons - You Dead!” & “Just Lucky, I Guess.” Those last 2 titles really stay witcha afta you watch that civil servant and young girl meet they ends at the hands o’ Sgt Simms & Ole Charlie Bombay.

McGarrett’s interrogatin of Simms in ‘Pardons,’ at the base n the pool hall - the back-an-forth with Jack & Guardino - now that be some witty banter, man.

“As you say, Sergeant, I’m gonna keep comin up that hill”

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 21:59:59 MST


Submitted by: otto
From: manhattan

Mahaloed: You are correct, sir. The opening act lead-in was quite dramatic, punctuated as it was by the drum roll heralding the classic tune! It was very effective. I believe Columbo also employed that technique, and it's great!

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 20:16:21 MST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

The info I put up from Australia about H50 are are just to give you an idea of how the show is progressing here. If you clicked on the link I gave with the last one you will be taken to the review and it has user comments (both good and bad).

KD: the star of "Bergerac" - John Nettles was also the star of "Midsomer Murders", the show which is beating H50 in the ratings here.

Heather-Rose: "Harry's Law" is a new US show starring Kathy Bates. It is on NBC.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 19:27:20 MST


Submitted by: Mahaloed
From: Plymouth, Ma

Why in the world did they push the theme song all the way back to the opening of the show after it SO THOROUGHLY pumped up the audience following the first act in those first few seasons? WHY was perfection tampered with??? ;)

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 13:25:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

ok episode last nite, notice danno's shirt when running to get cell reception...dirty. but when he came back to help steve, shirt looks spotless. his hair still looks fine. i hope caan comes back next season...i like him. the banters between him and steve: didn't bug me.

poor McG---POW ! right in the kisser by the Rock, no not that Rock.

when one has a broken arm, you can't lift things nor do martial arts with it. but McG did so at the end. you move yer arm like that, it's gotta hurt.

"martriculate"

yeah, had me hospitalized for excessive laughter---- :D---- :!surprised: NOT

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 11:18:43 MST


Submitted by: big H
From: Next Week...."CANDY!" Be there, Aloha...

"....and the writers of the show who have written a sophomoric character with juvenile banter, because they have no life experience unlike the old writers back in the day."

And Rainbow NAILS it again!!

Ringfire: I liked the way JL would try to summarize those fancy titles with just one or two words when showing next week's preview.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 10:50:37 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Oh look, "Bergerac" on Youtube! Yay!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF5nVveO7vk

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 09:46:25 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Julie, I'm a huge fan of BONANZA as well and it did have some cool episode titles (like the ones you mentioned) but for the most part they couldn't match the creativity of the Five-0 titles. The majority of BONANZA titles were fairly simple - "The Viking", "The Trail Gang", "The Mission", "The Crucible", "The Smiler", etc.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 09:11:45 MST


Submitted by: KDMCG
From: Writers wanted

Mr. Mike wrote:

Not because I have anything against this group or this song specifically, but because this is the cheapest kind of emotional manipulation, telling you what to think.

YES! I absolutely agree. This is a CSI hallmark. The original was just written in a way that it compelled you to think.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 08:44:56 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I liked last night's show, mostly for the photography (surprise!) and the locations. Danno was relatively subdued, which was also a good thing. The plot, though, was the usual recycled baloney with McGarrett-as-MacGuyver (rappelling gear and duct tape in his backpack?), McGarrett-as-didact, "Awwww" moments, red herrings, and a convoluted, unexpected twist to explain Chin Ho's dismissal from the force. I totally hated the song at the end (which, by the way, was R.E.M.'s Walk It Back, according to someone who contacted me about it). Not because I have anything against this group or this song specifically, but because this is the cheapest kind of emotional manipulation, telling you what to think.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 08:24:30 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

"The Original show was a worldwide hit with a strong fanbase everywhere."

Not when it was first broadcast! According to Karen Rhodes' book, the original Five-O's first season was "perilous," and the show languished in 60th place until the time slot was changed around Christmas 1968, and the show moved up to 15th place. As well, producer Leonard Freeman had to resist suggestions from CBS to move the show to Los Angeles to cut costs.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 08:16:34 MST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: mature writing needed...

Just saw the rest. Absolutely boring-except for a guest appearance by by renowned Chef Morimoto-such a convoluted plot. The dialog was banal and the ending was unnecessarily drawn out.Credits:Peter Tassler-nepotism anyone?

Vrinda-i agree the name sounds Indian-I know this because I am of that origin.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 08:10:03 MST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: Name is Rambo-the title is Mr.!

Heather wrote:

Has anyone here seen "Bergerac"? I'm sure I've mentioned it before. It's a long-running Brit show set on the isle of Jersey. About as un-Hawaii-Five-0 as possible while still being inspired by it. John Nettles, the star, was a studmuffin.

Yes,when I used to reside in UK. It was inspired by Hawaii Five-O and was an amazing show. I sat through fifteen minutes of yesterday's show and was bored stiff. The dialog was awful-it was dumb and dialog is meant to augment or progress a plot-when Kono said something to the effect,"whoa, wait, i thought you said this was a rescue mission.what's a body doing up there?" AOL did his best Rambo impression. Anyway, will watch the rest of the show to be fair. Less focus on the actual plot and we spent so much time with Chin and Kono-although, Daniel outshone AOL-they should kill off MCG lol

:D

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 07:40:51 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Ringfire

I agree with you completely. The titles of the old Five-O shows were terrific. Extremely memorable.

Right on Vrinda!...I agree with you. Vrinda are you Indian or of Indian descent? I'm asking because of your great name!

"maybe it's because I'm from NYC, and I can handle the loudmouth thing." - yeah which is why you moved to New Hampshire! :!thinking: Ah, no, has nothing to do with being a loudmouth and has everything to do with a lack of maturity on Caan's part and the writers of the show who have written a sophomoric character with juvenile banter, because they have no life experience unlike the old writers back in the day. We live in a country of loudmouths, so that is not just NYC, it's just stupidity because the writers aren't very good. Which is why the new Five-o's whole center of emotional gravity has become Kono and Chin-Ho. They ought to just rename the show "Kono & Chin" because Grace and Daniel Dae have been great and carried the show while the train wreck of Alex and Scott carry on. Grace Park is becoming the star of the show and she deserves it because she's doing some truly terrific acting, but it's not Hawaii Five-O with Alex and Scott recreating the "Odd Couple" each week. Although last night wasn't so bad.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 06:42:11 MST


Submitted by: Steve D
From: Fairfax VA

I'm finishing up season 10 on DVD and just as I remembered it was a loser of a season. Mostly boring episodes, some of which more resembled Murder She Wrote, as well as lame plots and really bad acting in several cases. The horrible DVD quality certainly did not help.

I always wondered whether Jack Lord was just "phoning it in" or became lazy, but then found out that apparently he was in some kind of power struggle that season which involved several producers coming and going. According to one article I found from March 1978 Jack said "we've solved our problem with the (CBS) network and in other areas and will be back for an 11th season". So maybe that explains some of the story...

It does seem there was an effort to revive the show in season 11 (as had been done for season 9). According to another article from September 1978 Lord said they had to "freshen the show up". The first show ("Year of the Horse";)was filmed in Singapore (but was then held for some reason for the season finale). Another two-part show "Number One with a Bullet" was also shot early and became a classic. A new recurring mob boss Tony Alika was brought in to add toughness. Some of this helped, as season 11 was certainly an improvement over the previous season, but still in my opinion below the standard of early seasons.

Let's hope the DVD comes out soon!

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 06:40:56 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Steve:
>>
If Larry Manetti is "extremely annoying", then Scott Caan must be a Tsunami-sized pain in the a$$! Caan did more annoying in his first ten minutes on screen than poor old Larry Manetti did in eight seasons on Magnum. It must be something to do with both men being so damned short.
>>

Hmm, trying to remember what ticked me off most about Manetti. I think it was his nasal voice. But to be fair (in case he reads this page), I have to say, I only watched 10-15 episodes, tops. So I can't be a good judge. As for Scott Caan, he hasn't annoyed me the way he's annoyed some people - maybe it's because I'm from NYC and I can handle the loudmouth thing?

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 04:55:13 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

JulieS: What's "Harry's Law"?

Has anyone here seen "Bergerac"? I'm sure I've mentioned it before. It's a long-running Brit show set on the isle of Jersey. About as un-Hawaii-Five-0 as possible while still being inspired by it. John Nettles, the star, was a studmuffin.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 04:38:48 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Rick:

>>
HRR - "...if it turned out she was an agent for Wo Fat and then McG had to kill her, I'd be OK with that."

...and I'd fall out of my chair, because that one line contains more complexities than in all the re-booted episodes, put together.
>>

Yeah, well, that's why they should hire me as a writer :D Actually, there were glimmers of such complexities in a couple of episodes, but I forget which ones, so I guess that proves your point.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 04:30:16 MST


Submitted by: Mahaloed
From: Plymouth, Ma

Season 2 arrives tomorrow which means I'll own 1-9, with Season 6 (sadly) finished as of last evening. It was great to see Anthony Zerbe again from back in the day. "Nightmare In Blue" was, of course, amazing (and reminds me I sooo used to have a crush on Katherine Justice when I was a teenager). I loved "100,000 Dollar Nickel" "Hookman" and "One Big Happy Family" but the season has so many fantastic faces. William Devane in his typical greasy character mode, and a suave Davie Wayne who was so good to see once more. Looking forward to Season 7, but have to finish Season 2 first after it arrives tomorrow.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 04:22:39 MST


Submitted by: Victor
From: H50 , UK

@Oscar

I don't see why u have a problem with JulieS posting about the show in Australia.She is just posting facts from there, she is not making the information up.

I enjoy reading her information about H50, because it is very interesting to see that the viewers drop in Australia since the pilot is very similar to the one in UK , (43% down from the pilot) and USA. Different countries, same thing .The Original show was a worldwide hit with a strong fanbase everywhere. No happening with the remake. :!thinking:

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 03:56:07 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: M Station: Hawaii

I dunno, Oscar, Chicken dig Julie’s reports from down unda. But bein that Alec Oh and Jimi Caan Junior ain’t none too believable as McGarrett & Williams - I could sees them sellin pencils for Trump on next season’s Celebrity Apprentice. Man, maybe theyse even gets Larry Mannetti on as well.

Added: Tuesday 12 April 2011 00:47:12 MST


Submitted by: Oscar van Hemel
From: Seattle, WA

Julie, why don't you just let it go? Every week we have to endure your winging and whining about how badly the show is doing in Australia. With a total population of 22 million, it's understandable that the TV business in your country is kind of cut-throat. I almost want the show to totally fail so that everyone will be thrown out of work and O'Loughlin will be selling pencils on the streets of Sydney; only then will you be happy (LOL).

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 22:02:22 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

HRR - "...if it turned out she was an agent for Wo Fat and then McG had to kill her, I'd be OK with that."

...and I'd fall out of my chair, because that one line contains more complexities than in all the re-booted episodes, put together.

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 20:58:51 MST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Here's another brief review of H50 from Australia...

"There's an ocean between Harry's Law and Hawaii Five-0. The former is slick and smart; the latter is slick and dumb.

The original '70s series was exotic and exciting. Silly, too, with all the moustaches and tough talk but the right show at the right time. More than four decades on, the remake tries desperately to be cool but fails abysmally. It's no fault of the cast - including Aussie Alex O'Loughlin - who squint and snarl with conviction despite the lame lines and mediocre plots."

Source: http://bit.ly/ic5Ngg

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 20:07:40 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

I don't know if anyone else is following Daniel Dae Kim as he live Tweets about tonight's show, but it's been a lot of fun. He's very down to earth and humble.

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 19:54:44 MST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

ringfire - yeah there were some good episodes in the original series. Although a few from Bonanza (Dark Enough to See the Stars; Different Pines, Same Wind; A Lawman's Lot is Not a Happy One) and Star Trek (For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky; Is There in Truth No Beauty?) would have to give them a run for their money.

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 15:41:34 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From: "re: Danno Departure

I've always taken the newscaster's statement in S12's "Good Help is Hard to Find" regarding "Good men have resigned in disgust" as a shot at McGarrett/Jack Lord. It's about as close as we'll ever get this side of fan fiction to an explanation, and that isn't much."

James did not leave because of Jack, and no mention is made of why the good men left in disgust. As far as I can tell, Danno was the only one there to leave. Chin was killed off, and Kono and Ben left long ago. If it was a shot at Jack, I don't think he would have allowed that line to be used. Also, it would suggest the writer had something against him. Jack did have to rewrite the scripts to the 12th season episodes to take out Danno's lines, and he was upset that James left without telling him.

Maybe the lack of an explanation for Danno's absence was his way of getting back at James. I wasn't too sympathetic to James's response to Jack being upset: "I told CBS I was leaving, and they should have told Jack. I work for CBS, not Jack Lord." (I'm paraphrasing)

Sorry, hon, but when Jack's a co-producer, you do work for him. ;)

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 13:04:50 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

well kinda finished with season 9 of 5-0--sure took long

i don't think i'll enjoy TO DIE IN PARADISE

here are my faves:
THE LAST OF THE GREAT PAPEHANGERS
DOUBLE EXPOSURE--it grew on to me. wacky episode
TARGET--A COP
BLOOD MONEY IS HARD TO WASH
PRACTICAL JOKES CAN KILL YOU

very best:
THE BELLS TOLL AT NOON
9 DRAGONS
#1--MAN IN A STEEL FRAME

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 12:13:11 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

From CBS Studios Tumblr page a great pic of Daniel Dae Kim, Peter Lenkov and John Nordlum with the original Merc.

http://bit.ly/hB5HJ9

I love John's pose!

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 11:11:18 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Does anyone else think that Five-0 had the most creative and memorable episode titles? As opposed to some one-word or two-word phrase as in other shows we got stuff like "Over Fifty? Steal", "Bomb, Bomb, Who's Got the Bomb?", "And they Painted Daisies on His Coffin", "And I Want Some Candy and a Gun that Shoots", etc. Amazing stuff! Even as a youngster watching the show in reruns I was so taken with the episode titles that I couldn't wait to see what clever title the next episode would have.

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 10:04:07 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

re: Danno Departure

I've always taken the newscaster's statement in S12's "Good Help is Hard to Find" regarding "Good men have resigned in disgust" as a shot at McGarrett/Jack Lord. It's about as close as we'll ever get this side of fan fiction to an explanation, and that isn't much.

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 09:57:33 MST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

"After eleven years as McGarrett’s second-in-command, Williams disappeared from the unit without explanation.

In the absence of any official explanation, fans have concocted their own theories, which vary wildly."

Hmmm, .... I always thought he retired from police work and went in to politics. Wasn't he the Gov in the Gary Busey remake?

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 09:53:43 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

There is quite a lengthy biography of Danno (as played by JM) here, which ends as follows:

http://hawaiifiveo.wikia.com/wiki/Danny_%22Danno%22_Williams

After eleven years as McGarrett’s second-in-command, Williams disappeared from the unit without explanation.

In the absence of any official explanation, fans have concocted their own theories, which vary wildly.

In view of the fact that McGarrett never mentioned his name again, some have supposed that whatever the reason for his departure, it was very damaging to his relationship with his boss. Some of the scenarios put forward are that he had a serious disagreement with McGarrett, and walked out, or that, after years of suffering incredible stress and trauma in the line of duty, he had a nervous breakdown, became an alcoholic or drug addict, or committed suicide. Perhaps the simple explanation is that, after eleven years, he got tired of being second banana, and, realizing that McGarrett was never going to let go of the top job, quit.

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 07:35:00 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

Heather Rose-Ryan:

If Larry Manetti is "extremely annoying", then Scott Caan must be a Tsunami-sized pain in the a$$! Caan did more annoying in his first ten minutes on screen than poor old Larry Manetti did in eight seasons on Magnum. It must be something to do with both men being so damned short.

Sincerely (and 6'2"),

Steven

:D

Added: Monday 11 April 2011 03:40:17 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Well, I hope it's not McG's girlfriend who gets killed - first his parents, then his girlfriend, that would be overdoing it! However, if it turned out she was an agent for Wo Fat and then McG had to kill her, I'd be OK with that. Kind of like I was expecting was going to happen with Sabrina Scharf in "Forty Feet High and It Kills".

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 21:47:21 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

If the Governor gets knocked off, there is no reason why her replacement has to be a woman! (LOL)

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 21:17:25 MST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Still no joy for the new H50 here in Australia...

"The final Midsomer Murders sliced up the competition last night, pulling 1.22m viewers, well ahead of a new Mentalist (869,000), a Bones repeat (805,000) and nearly twice the audience of a new Hawaii Five-0 episode (666,000)."

Source: http://bit.ly/dKYzBH

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 19:38:20 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

I agree with Mr. Mike about the three characters he feels will be, or could be killed off. I think it will be the Governor and they'll try and bring in a stronger lead and more well known actress, or actor to play that role. Would prefer Kelly Hu to stay around for obvious reasons.

I wish Caan would leave if that is what he really wants. He annoys me big time and I can't stand his character. Sometimes he is effective as in the episdoe when Dane Cook played his brother, but for the most part his "take" on Danny Willams makes me want to throw a shoe or sneaker at the tv screen. He is incredibly annoying. Trouble is if you kill off Danny Williams that is kind of hard to do since it's "supposed" to be "Hawaii Five-O" so he's not going anywhere.

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 19:25:18 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From: If Scott wants to go back to Hollywood to resume his movie career, why did he sign a multi-contract? There's going to be a big mess if he decides to get out of it.

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 16:34:21 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Just case no one has read it, I have already speculated (at least twice) that there are at least three people who could get knocked off in the season finale. All of them are signed up for pilots on other shows next season: Jean Smart, the lame-duck Governor, Kelly Hu, playing her assistant, and Michelle Borth, playing McGarrett's girl friend.

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 14:36:45 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

From HRR - I was thinking Danno because Caan has been complaining and he seems to want to go back to Hollywood to further his movie career.

Caan is an intense guy and has a very strong opinions about every project he works on. Sometimes that translates into him bitching...loudly. He signed the same multi-year contract for H50 as AOL (oh god, please don't make me track down that article) so I seriously doubt he goes anywhere. And there is NO WAY Lenkov et. al are going to kill off a team member in the first season. Considering the fan base Caan has developed, I think there would be an uprising. :D

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 14:27:57 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

i couldn't resist

Bloopers from Magnum
the last one's almost fell outta my chair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTVBE6duwFA

gee, no five o bloopers?

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 13:51:07 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

I, WITNESS had kwan hi lim as Lt Tanaka, and the King Kamehameha Club gets robbed by thieves. 3 witnesses have different versions of what happened. That was a fave episode of mine for MAGNUM. sorry for turning this forum into the Magnum forum, mike. time for me to see THE LAST OF THE GREAT PAPERHANGERS on 5-0.

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 13:43:02 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

did enjoy selleck with his wink to the camera; i remember one episode (don't remember the title) where higgins talked to the PI and tom smiles to the camera and raises his brows. the finale i do know , tom turned to us and asked a question.

oh great, now i wanna get the dvds to MAGNUM

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 13:09:49 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Mr. Mike - I felt/feel the same way about Magnum. Also, Larry Manetti was extremely annoying. The Aloha shirts were nice, though.

Big City Gal - LOL, well, we see things differently on that score! I was thinking Danno because Caan has been complaining and he seems to want to go back to Hollywood to further his movie career.

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 11:48:39 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I have little interest in Magnum, aside from those episodes which star Elissa, which I watched to get info for her WWW page. I've never even watched the episodes which featured other Five-O stars. There is something I don't particularly like about this show, which is its "jokey" attitude...

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 11:35:19 MST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Heather-Rose said...
"I bet they kill off Danno."

That would be one way to make Alex O'L look better as an actor.

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 11:29:19 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

wish Mike could review Magnum episodes. it was a great series. i see there is a Magnum-Mania.com

i like this title: Who is Don Luis Higgins, and Why is He Doing These Terrible Things to Me?

Torah, Torah, Torah --another title

and they have like 5-0 Paniolo

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 10:27:53 MST


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

I bet they kill off Danno.

Added: Sunday 10 April 2011 06:40:27 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

I just realized that the link to the KHVH interview I posted some 10 spots below was unnecessary, as Mr Mike had already posted a link to it further down the board. I should have known that he, as the moderator, would have been on top of that. Sorry.... :!fubar:

Added: Saturday 09 April 2011 18:38:59 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Sea-Town, USA

Continuity error? Nah, man. Danno jus quick on da draw :D

Added: Saturday 09 April 2011 16:35:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

@ chicken
that was weird---McG with the Uzi

he was lucky he knocked off that long haired fella who was about to shoot sexy meg foster. remember , danno and the cops dropped their guns in EXPOSURE right? out comes the copter, the i could see danno with the gun in his hand in the center of screen, though he dropped it. in the next scene!, he pulls another gun out ! bad continuity! and that fella that chased meg in the hotel halls, he was about to crash into the lens --freeze frame! i hate that. crazy episode!

@ mike, i hope season 11 or 12 dvd set can try to show BORED SHE HUNG HERSELF, someone's gotta find the episode somewhere. and perhaps in 1 of those sets, maybe stick in the tv film though nothing to do with 5-0 M STATION HAWAII , love to see the movie.

Added: Saturday 09 April 2011 13:46:23 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From: I just wanted to point out the IMDb message board for the original Five-O: http://imdb.to/ePGn6J

I hope got the formatting right. The discussions there are interesting enough, but not as frequent as on the Five-Faux board. If anyone can liven up the action around there, please do so.

Added: Saturday 09 April 2011 10:51:46 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Chin Ho’s Revasco Special

Hey, thanks Julie. Caught a little bruddaly love, will try to take in the whole deal. Nothin like a little wild west Chicken on da Big Valley.

Rainbow Warrior: I was watchin them same low grade syndicate versions as you on WOR. Man, the restored DVDs are indeed mind-blowin. I watch em on the same projector n' screen I watch flicks N it be amazin that for a TV show how cinematic Five-O is.

Otto - you the man, Man -catchin the Five-O on the O-riginale air dates.

And Raymond, right on brudda. Nice synopsis of some great Kono moments. How bout ‘Singapore File’ when Chin tell em he’ll bring back Revasco's head on a plate, and Kono be like “yeah, that’s what I want.”

& Mr. Hiram, I can still remember first catchin the end of Double Exposure – McGarrett helo-coptin in wit that UZI, sprayin rounds all over at them gangstas. I was up off da couch, shoutin: Yeah Steve!

Added: Friday 08 April 2011 22:25:50 MST


Submitted by: Raymond
From: Burbank, CA

I can't believe anybody in their right mind would compare the Kono character of the 70's version with todays Kono. Kono was my favorite side-kick on Hawaii Five-0. I liked his no-nonsense approach to suspects. He was like, "Don't give me attitude. I don't care what your problems are." It was the little things I noticed about Kono I liked the best. Like when he and Chin were hiding out and waiting for that guy who had an affair with that cops wife in "Most Likely To Murder". The way he tweaked the chin, or nose, of that guy after he threw him to the couch. Or, the way he almost knocks the door down after McGarret calls him in after McGarrett interviews Lila in "The Payoff". He had such a presence. And, how about the beach scene in "..And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin"? When he says something like, "You're in big trouble and you better know it." In my opinion, Chin and Kono were the best actors on the show. Chin was amazing too. Another actor I liked on the show was Douglas Mossman who played Frank. I don't even watch the new show anymore. I only watched a total of 4 or 5 shows but they all sucked so I quit watching.

Added: Friday 08 April 2011 19:37:54 MST


Submitted by: mr Hiram
From: NYC

DOUBLE EXPOSURE: why would McG fire his machine gun over the officer's lap as the officer flies the copter?

Added: Friday 08 April 2011 14:51:23 MST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

"Paul Zbyszewski: "Someone's gonna die in the finale."

DUH!!"

Yeah, hopefully the writers.... :!nod:

Added: Friday 08 April 2011 10:09:52 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

Re: That's a question from yours' truly at around the 40-45 minute mark -

Actually, it's more like the 33 minute mark, if anyone really cares...

Added: Thursday 07 April 2011 19:41:10 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

The link below is to the podcast of the interview with new H5O Executive Producer Peter Lenkov and Producer Paul Zbyszewski, as aired 4/5/11 on KHVH 830 AM radio in Honolulu.

http://bit.ly/fEfKSD

(That's a question from yours' truly :!cool: at around the 40-45 minute mark.)

Added: Thursday 07 April 2011 19:36:40 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

Mike: With reference to my post of April 5 - yes, I meant the music-enhanced closing credits of the original series.

Added: Thursday 07 April 2011 18:50:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

THE BELLS TOLL AT NOON

outstanding!

this and FACE OF THE DRAGON were the 1st episodes i viewed when i was a kid.

rich little very creepy and there's that great moment in McG's car with danno and the sketch of the killer . McG at first does not recognize him. but in the car while driving, he looks at the paper and SCRRRRRRRRRRREEECH! danno was about to hit the windshield. i love it.

watching now LET DEATH DO US PART , so so

Added: Thursday 07 April 2011 14:34:51 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Next Monday's show:

Kono visits her grandma and learns the real reason for Chin Ho's shameful end with Honolulu's finest. Meanwhile, on the hiking trail, a pleasant workout in the jungle for McGarrett and Danno becomes anything but pleasant when they stumble over a dead body.

Added: Thursday 07 April 2011 11:49:15 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Lengthy interview with Five-O executive producer Peter Lenkov and producer Paul Zbyszewski on Honolulu's AM 830 KHVH Mike Buck show, April 5th:

http://50undercover.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/title_001_002.mp3

Big spoiler at the end of the show ...

AND THE SPOILER IS:

Paul Zbyszewski: "Someone's gonna die in the finale."

DUH!!

My nominees (already predicted some time ago): governor, governor's assistant, McGarrett's girl friend ...

Added: Thursday 07 April 2011 10:23:04 MST


Submitted by: Mark
From: Denver

Any further word on season 11 release yet? [No. - MQ]

Added: Thursday 07 April 2011 09:13:39 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Hey all you hip cats out there! How bout giving me your TOP 5 for season 10? Seems that my list got lost somewhere amongst all those Zulu comments below.

Added: Thursday 07 April 2011 08:16:18 MST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: NYC

Rainbow: When i first started seeing the Five around '70-'71, we had a black-and-white set, probably 19". But my memory seems to have all the color intact. Somehow the gorgeousness filtered through.

Seeing it now on DVD, on a bigger, nicer set is a pleasure i do not take for granted!

Added: Wednesday 06 April 2011 17:54:03 MST


Submitted by: MJ
From: SC

Just noticed that the original is now available on Netflix. Looks like all 10 seasons are available. Some of the episodes that I tried to watch such as S5 Chain of Events and S6 Death with Father do not have audio. Yesterday, I watched the Joey Kalima episode from Season 10 and noticed it had the original music at the beginning, which was a pleasant surprise.

Added: Wednesday 06 April 2011 16:12:31 MST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

I'm passing on naming my top 5 from season 10 has I have only seen them once and I haven't decided which ones I like the best - which is going to be a bit hard because even now I can only remember one or two stand out episodes.

Big Chicken - learnt about one of your ancestors, some fellow called Mace who was working for a con artist healer in The Big Valley. It seems that crime does run in the family. (The episode is called "Brother Love" and you can find it on YouTube)

Added: Wednesday 06 April 2011 15:33:24 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

nobody slams the phone best than McGarrett

i wanna see Alex do that in his office or smash his cell in anger

Added: Wednesday 06 April 2011 12:54:22 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Vrinda: "I never heard the Coast Guard story being linked to the anti-Semitic remark. Zulu does tell the Rodchester story in one of the fan newsletters. He said after that incident, he was unemployed."

Which fan newsletter is this?

According to my own report at MahaloCon (1996) (http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/mahalocon.htm):

"Zoulou spoke often of difficulties in working with Jack Lord. Lord was very intolerant of screw-ups and didn't have much of a sense of humour. One time a scene of Zoulou's was cut, so for revenge, when he entered the Five-O office Zoulou addressed McGarrett like Jack Benny's servant Rochester, and Jack Lord's jaw just about hit the desk. Kam said, 'That's why he became unemployed.'"

Kam Fong made his comment in a joking way, as far as I can determine.

Added: Wednesday 06 April 2011 09:03:33 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Big Chicken, Otto, Big H, Vrinda, Barbara from Chicago and other interested parties:

I watched "By the numbers" last week which is one of my all time personal favorites for the follwoing reasons.

1. I love the final confrontation between the mob thugs, Johnny Crawford's GI and the Five-O team at the beautiful Honolulu Hatch shell. That beautiful green grass, those pink seats, made it the perfect place to end the episode. I remember watching it as a kid, and just loving that locale. Does anyone know if that Honolulu Hatch Shell is still there, and if it looks the same, or is now different after all these years?

2. McG'S Famous line to Chin-HO "...You have a thousand relatives....use them!" Great classic, effortless writing.

3. The beauty of the music within the show making it so powerful. That scene where McG picks up Crawford and says
"Cmon kid, it's all over." Mr. Mike is right. It's the music within the show that made Five-O stand out from other series.

4. Danno comes into his own as a force with his "Yeah, give me a couple of hours, and you'll learn to hate me." line to Irene.

5. Terrific acting for the most part all around.

6. I was really moved by the final scene when Crawford's GI says to the Five-O team "I never had a chance to thank you for saving my life." McG then tells him "We'll you're going back to combat shortly so let's call it even." It was a nice tribute to our servicemen in Vietnam in 1968 which was a time when the war was so unpopular that our Vietnam vets were treated disgracefully by many who were against the war. It's nice to see the Five-O writers and producers were ahead of the curve in that episode and paid tribute to our vets in Vietnam who sacrificed so much and suffered so much in service of their country.

Finally, looking at all these season one episodes on DVD's, I am struck at how beautiful these episodes were in the remastered color. As someone who grew up watching the Five-O reruns on degraded stock on local tv affilates, it's fantastic to see. Can you believe that when Five-O launched in 1968, many people watched these early shows on a black and white tv and missed out on the gorgeous beauty of the islands?...I also am very pleased at how well these late 1960's shows still hold up. The first season had a sense of style that still grips you.

One last note. I consider this the truly first episode where "Book 'em Danno" was used in it's traditional iconic form because when McG first says it to Danno in "24 Karat Kill", it is more of a throw away line, or off the cuff, where in "By the numbers" it's said with authority.

Aloha!

Added: Wednesday 06 April 2011 08:18:13 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

What do you mean "lack of full closing credits"? I'm sure they are including everyone they intend to. Are you referring to the full end credit MUSIC?

Added: Tuesday 05 April 2011 22:15:54 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

I just spoke live with Peter Lenkov (producer of the new H50) on Mike Buck's show on KHVH 830 AM in Honolulu. I asked about the exclusion in the new series of the "wave" segue before commercial breaks that was an iconic part of the original series, as well as the lack of full closing credits on the new series.

The answer with regard t...o the wave segue was pretty much a shrug, like, 'we decided not to do it'. OK, I guess...

As for the closing credits, the next season may see some more elaborate work there.

Added: Tuesday 05 April 2011 21:05:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The Discussion Forum has had some serious technical issues the last few days, which made it impossible for anyone to post here. Because of these problems, I couldn't even post a message to say there were problems! I have moved the hosting over to another site, where things will hopefully work better.

Added: Tuesday 05 April 2011 18:49:56 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Book Em Kono ( Da Real Kono)

“Grace Park's character on the current show ranks above Zulu's character in my view.”

C’mon, LB. Really???? Where the love for Zulu, brudda?

Check out “Pray Love Remember” my man — the Five-O team is full on interrogatin Benny, and Kono the only one who show him some compashon & sympathizin, offerin him his rooster, takin him to the head.

He own that scene, man — stealin it from J-Mac, Kam, and even Jack Lord - The Star - Mr. Five-O. He upstage Jack-O/Steve-O on his own motherluvin show — That’s how good Zulu was.

Gots to stay, it is dishearten to hafta defend the legit stars of the REAL Hawaii Five-O against some bunch of poseurs pretendin to be who they is. Someone gots to tell CBS Network Programin Commizar Les MoonBeam that Five-O bout the actors, writez & directors who made it what it is. It aint like some new new car to be turned out, 2011 model. You wanna remake it Les, then at least find some cats who up to the job.

Far as this Firin, Chicken think Zulu should be posthumously reinstated - Pronto. Fire Lenkoff and the rest a them poseurs.

And Jack ain't no saint — Jack Is Lord.

Praise The Lord!

Added: Saturday 02 April 2011 00:46:00 PDT


Submitted by: Oscar van Hemel
From: Seattle

There have been some pretty stupid things written here recently, but this comment that O'Louglin's performance in Criminal Minds should be suppressed because he plays a very bad person really takes the cake. Try to separate fact from fiction, dude! The man is an ACTOR playing a PART! Sheesh.

P.S. Good comment, Kimo.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 22:57:11 PDT PDT


Submitted by: otto mannix
From: new yawk

OK Kimo, i'm feelin' ya. Not bad my man, not bad.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 22:13:43 PDT


Submitted by: Heather-Rose Ryan
From: North Conway, NH

Thank you, Kimo! My sentiments exactly.

As for the story about Zulu and the anti-Semitic remark, James MacA told me that personally, and he was so overcome by telling it that he broke down in tears. He was a good friend of Zulu's. By the way, he didn't blame Jack for it (though of course Jack's objection to the Coast Guard thing was petty prima donna behavior) - it was clearly a case of Zulu shooting his mouth off unwisely, using terms that could not be overlooked by the CBS brass. But it was very sad because Zulu just wasn't savvy about that kind of thing. I love Zulu and I agree that he was under-utilized in the show. He had "personality plus" even when he had minimal lines.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 22:02:32 PDT


Submitted by: James Jordan
From: Ewa Beach, HI

Why is A&E airing O'Loughlin on Criminal Minds as the murderer? Concerned or just overcautious. Hopefully at HST 1714-59 not many people will see the ep, such a patriot for Hawaii and though Aussie, is such a good example-please maybe stop feed for Dig. Ch. 547 Thanks Jay :!thinking:

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 20:25:32 PDT


Submitted by: Kimo
From: what's he doing here again?

Re: State legislature to honor Hawaii Five-O
I see nothing wrong with our local politicians lauding THE major high profile local production that employs many kama'aina, and brings much needed attention to Hawai'i, a state which depends heavily on the tourist dollar, one thing that is positively affected by any and all exposure our islands receive nationwide and globally, via this new show which to many, just seems to get better each ep.. If that is not the perception of the naysayers and negative Nancys, fine, no need for them to tune in, but why would they persist on raining on other people's parade? What schoolyard emotion does this immature stance satisfy?
That is part of the job our local elected officials take on and happily. To support that which brings more jobs and attention to Hawai'i and shows other TV, motion picture and commercial production companies that Hawai'i is indeed a good place for their ventures. (and believe me, when we see politicians doing something like this, it means they ain't doing the other things we sometimes are ashamed of them for.)
This attention H50 gets in the media, including the attention of the above honoring H50 ver.2 is all positive. I can't see why people would prefer to diss this. It is depressing and disheartening to see such negativity towards H50 displayed. They hope for low ratings, laugh at it, mock it, mock the attention it receives in our local press, pick apart the most manini aspects of it, display the most ignorant perspective, ignorance and lack of understanding of Tv production and Hawaii, both... They label the media coverage as "self-promotional BS" (?!?) and even talk about punching the actors faces (who I assume would be more than willing to get a chance to defend themselves against such effrontery)... I can't understand how some can direct such constant negative energy, so frequently, at something they obviously dislike. Why would they not move on and build up that which they enjoy, and leave H50 to those of us who love it weekly and want to see it (and collaterally, our islands) prosper and grow? Many are incredulous to see displayed this childish waste of people's precious energy and time. How really, is it justified? Would all and sundry actually gloat if quickly their (bad) dreams came true and the series took a sudden downturn and died? Never to return even in reruns? Would smug self satisfied bitter jealous people then be happy to see no production in Hawai'i? Why would they wish this upon us and it's many obvious subsequent domino effects; "...well, Hawaii 5-0 redux didn't make it, we shouldn't try our idea of a crime drama (or any tv show) set in the tropics either then... " Do they like the idea of many suddenly unemployed and out of work here? We certainly don't, I tellya, in case it needs to be told.
I apologize for this, my infringement here but dayum; I really don't like this cancer spreading any more than it should, (and it shouldn't) and it is the kuleana of anyone to help stave off this dis-ease, who may view it, who also has any love for Hawai'i nei. What downturn in our supposed evolution has led to this level of extreme acrimony and hatred for something as innocuous as a Hawai'i TV series... to make this emotional violence implicitly acceptable nowadays? I will never understand the animosity anyone may have towards a positive constructive endeavor such as this much needed local production, something that among many other positive effects, brings happiness to millions of viewers when they see "aaahhh Hawaii!" in their habitual weekly life. I have not seen so much vehement hissing redfaced anger and madness directed at a TV show in my life. And I have watched a half century of television. I know there will be many things in the above that is ripe for ridicule and hair splitting and argumentation by those inclined in that direction. That is the job of some, they cannot help it. I simply request; allow people their simple pleasures in life, allow others their much needed livelihoods and hold back on the incivility and hatred. Our world does not need or want that.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 19:33:52 PDT


Submitted by: Vrinda


From: In Zulu's defence, he didn't write his lines. He had to say what the writer's wrote. They should have utilized his talents more. He did have them and was capable of doing more than saying, "Yes, boss," and "No, boss," all the time. Compared to the current Kono, he was more believable. He looked like someone who could kick ass, and even did in a couple of episodes. Grace Park does not come across as tough, as much as the writers make her out to be so. When she punched a man who was twice her size in the pilot, and it was enough to knock him to the ground, she lost all credibility.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 16:25:05 PDT


Submitted by: L.B.
From: U.S.A.

While I do not desire to weigh on in Zulu's firing from the series, I do have some comments about his character on the show.

While seasons one through four (1968-1972) are arguably the series' best, this was not because of the Kono character, which was very weak by any reasonable standard. Given the popularity of Zulu's nightclub act at the time, it is certainly possible that the writers did not fully utilize his talents. However, based on what we saw on screen, all Kono said 90% of the time was "yes, boss", which did not add much to the story lines. Of the "number four" detectives on the team, Duke by far was the best. Grace Park's character on the current show ranks above Zulu's character in my view. At least she has decent lines in the series and has had a couple of kick * * * fight scenes.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 16:07:14 PDT


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Zulu was one of the burglars at Watergate. That's why he was fired. Jack was a saint. End of story.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 13:53:50 PDT


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

Zulu got fired because it was his job to bust down the doors and JL wanted to kick them down himself.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 12:41:41 PDT


Submitted by: KDMCG
From: I wonder myself too...

Hearsay, they say. Words-mere fragments. I will let it rest. "who made me big daddy to the world?"

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 11:01:38 PDT


Submitted by: KDMCG
From: Thanks Trina

Trina,

You understood my perspective perfectly (maybe we should get married lol!) Not saying that James MacArthur was wrong, but in absence of actual evidence-it is difficult to say what truly transpired. Yes AOL conducts interviews in a flippant manner and often comes across as immature.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 10:58:56 PDT


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

>>Do I have to remind everyone of the way Lord reacted to Zulu getting an honor from the Coast Guard, which led to Zulu getting fired?

>There is nothing to corroborate this.

What do you mean? I have been told the details of this incident from two people who heard it from James MacArthur. Are you going to make an issue about "hearsay" evidence? :!headbang:

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 10:56:21 PDT


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

I heard that Zulu was the second shooter on the grassy knoll in Dallas, TX. And that's why they fired him.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 10:49:44 PDT


Submitted by: Trina


From: I have been reading these comments,but held off on commenting until now. Like Vrinda, I read all the crazy stories about Zulu getting fired. I'm not saying anyone is lying - Mike, Vrinda, Heather, James, Zulu, Jack, the people from whom Vrinda heard the Rodchester story - but I did read that account where Zulu says he played that joke, and that was why he got fire, but I can understand not wanting to admit to making anti-Semitic remarks. The truth is, it was the anti-Semitic remarks that got Zulu fired, not being honored by the Coast Gurard. Jack didn't say, "If Zulu gets the award, he's off the show." It seems overreacting on Jack's part to threaten to leave the show over an award he wasn't supposed to get. Maybe he was being manipulative and seeing if he could pull puppet strings.

As for KD's comments that Jack was a gentleman, I think he was referring to Jack's conduct in interviews, not his all-around demeanor in everyday life. He compares Jack to Alex O's way of doing interviews. He makes no mention of Alex as a person, which I don't know anything about. It was just the way they spoke to people in the media that he comparing.

If the Coast Guard story is true and James said it was, it was a sad incident, but Zulu is not blameless in it. I could understand him being angry, but he took his anger out on the wrong person. You don't shoot the messanger because you don't like the message.

As a side note, I heard the publicity guy wasn't even Jewish. I also heard that Zulu was fired because he complained about his lines being racist, and said this to a publicity person from CBS, who reported it to Leonard Freeman, who fired him. I heard a third story that Zulu walked out of the show on his own when he the Coast Guard did not give that award. It's gotten to where I don't whom to believe, but I would not use that story to denegrate Jack further. I have heard that he and Zulu were not entirely friendly to begin with, so this might have been further antagonizing.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 10:39:54 PDT


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: Not a saint nor a sinner...

Oh, puh-leeze, KD, spare us the "Jack Lord was a gentleman" (i.e., "a saint";) line. Or are you confusing Jack Lord with McGarrett?

Do I have to remind everyone of the way Lord reacted to Zulu getting an honor from the Coast Guard, which led to Zulu getting fired?

There is nothing to corroborate this. I didn't say he was a saint-i alluded to his interviews being family-friendly and not crass. I have no doubt that he was uptight, but there are mixed opinions on Lord from co-stars.

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/fiveofaq.htm#Zoulou

This is not the sign of a "gentleman" but of an egomaniacal jerk.

Opinion.There were some unsavory stories that circulated about Zulu's behavior, which i won't go into. None of us are saints.

As well, at the 1999 Five-O gathering in Honolulu Jimmy Borges said that Jack Lord had an amazing repertoire of X-rated jokes. This may not detract from him being a "gentleman," I guess most people would probably think that is cute or something.

:!cool: :!cool: :!cool:

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 10:38:21 PDT


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Vrinda, I have heard this story about the anti-Semitic remark via two people, both of whom were told it by James MacArthur, who was there.

One of them was Heather, who recently wrote the following in the Yahoo group (you have to be a member of this group to read this):

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/h50fc/message/14959

The story about Zulu being fired was that he was to receive some kind of honor from the Coast Guard, and Jack got his nose out of joint because the award wasn't going to HIM, so he complained. The honor was cancelled and Zulu was very angry about it. He blew up at the H50 PR guy, who was Jewish, and when lashing out at him Zulu used an anti-Semitic slur. He was then fired. This story was told to me by James MacA who assured me that Zulu wasn't at all racist/anti-Semitic - he was just mad. And rightfully so!

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 10:19:32 PDT


Submitted by: Vrinda


From: As a postscript, I never heard the Coast Guard story being linked to the anti-Semitic remark. Zulu does tell the Rodchester story in one of the fan newsletters. He said after that incident, he was unemployed.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 10:01:20 PDT


Submitted by: Vrinda


From: I have heard three different stories about how Zulu got fired. Zulu said he walked onto the set and did an impression of Rodchester from the Jack Benny show, complete with "Yes, boss" and "No, boss" lines, and took Jack by surprise. Zulu said after that, he was unemployed. This was also told to me by someone who knew people who worked on the show.

The second story is that he made anti-Semitic remark to a publicist from CBS. Jack found out and had him fired. I don't believe that Coast Guard story one bit. Zulu was in the Coast Guard, and Jack wasn't, so it would make sense for them to give the award to him. No one can come to a conclusion on what really happened, but by claiming it was something as superficial as Jack wanting an award meant for someone else is just self-serving to the people who like to promote the story that he was an egomaniac.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 09:58:43 PDT


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

"Gentleman" issue aside....thanks to KD for providing us with one of the best scenes between Danno and Mac in 5-0dom.

"Steve, can't you for once just BACK OFF?"

"I'VE HAD IT!! Who the hell made me BIG DADDY to the world?!?!?!"

Now there's some REAL bromance banter for ya....

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 09:49:41 PDT


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I would be hard-pressed to come up with a top five for season 10, my reviews notwithstanding.

East Wind -- Ill Wind
Descent of the Torches
Head to Head
Up the Rebels
A Death in the Family

These are my "bottom five":

Angel in Blue
When Does A War End?
Tread the King's Shadow
The Big Aloha
A Stranger In His Grave

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 09:43:20 PDT


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Oh, puh-leeze, KD, spare us the "Jack Lord was a gentleman" (i.e., "a saint") line. Or are you confusing Jack Lord with McGarrett?

Do I have to remind everyone of the way Lord reacted to Zulu getting an honor from the Coast Guard, which led to Zulu getting fired?

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/fiveofaq.htm#Zoulou

This is not the sign of a "gentleman" but of an egomaniacal jerk.

As well, at the 1999 Five-O gathering in Honolulu Jimmy Borges said that Jack Lord had an amazing repertoire of X-rated jokes. This may not detract from him being a "gentleman," I guess most people would probably think that is cute or something.

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 09:33:38 PDT


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Ok, time for our Season 10 TOP 5!

My 5 for 10:

1) "Tsunami" - dir. Harvey Laidman
2) "A Death in the Family" - dir. Don Weis
3) "Deep Cover" - dir. Steven H. Stern
4) "Angel in Blue" - dir. Allen Reisner
5) "When Does a War End?" - dir. Ernest Pintoff

Added: Friday 01 April 2011 09:33:18 PDT


Links back: Main PageDiscussion Forum Main PageDiscussion Forum Archives


WARNING: FIVE-O (AND OTHER) DVDS SOLD THROUGH SITES LIKE THOSE ADVERTISED BELOW MAY BE BOOTLEGS.