Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- April 2015

The Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- April 2015



The following are archived comments from April, 2015. After looking around, please add your own comments!

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Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Big Chicken,

I dig, baby, I diiiig. McGarrett's speechifyin' always flips me, maaan! "Along Came Joey" is a good one. I used to like it less but it grows on me every time I see it. Though I do get a chuckle at the clumsy manner in which Nat Keller (Jesse White) falls to his death. He turns around and the next thing you know he's going over the railing. No way, baby, but nooooo waaaaaaaaay!

Hey guys,

All this talk about McGarrett fornicating. It's true that the man was a sinner and had been a serial fornicator for some time. With the 2 Cathy's, with Margo, and probably with Nicole Wylie and Chelsea Merriman. Who knows how many others? But this can all be excused because THE LAW IS COOL. :!cool: Even Big Chick was impressed when he told the top cop that "you don't need me to find a girl for you, Mr. McGarrett. You do alright for youself". :D

Added: Thursday 30 April 2015 17:38:10 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Jayne Meadows from season 12's "Sign of the Ram" has passed away.

Added: Tuesday 28 April 2015 18:59:12 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

Hey, Fred,

I didn't forget about Margo. I was pointing out the women who were directly involved in investigations. Margo was just a photographer whom Toni hired to photograph her wedding. When Steve had that tryst with her, he was off duty, so someone else was supposed to be watching Toni and Marty during that time. Yeah, I know, Steve was in charge of the operation, but they operated in shifts.

Incidentally, Paty Duke says her turn on Hawaii Five-O was her favorite dramatic role.

Thanks for the early birthday wishes! ;)

Added: Tuesday 28 April 2015 17:20:51 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth, CA

Hey Vrinda, don't forget about McGarrett's flirtatious moments with the reporter Margo, in "Thanks for the Honeymoon". An ill advised one since a fatal attempt at Marty and Toni's lives was happening while he enjoying some time with Margo. That seemed out of character for McGarrett since he was almost always on guard for the impossible to happen.

This has nothing to do with the morality subject, but I thought I'd point out one other instance of McGarrett and a woman.

Happy early birthday.

Added: Tuesday 28 April 2015 12:42:34 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/04/28/cbs-predictions-hawaii-five-0-is-likely-to-be-canceled-csicyber-is-likely-to-be-renewed/389027/

I am very skeptical...

Added: Tuesday 28 April 2015 08:56:05 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

Trying to get the women to do it with them is close enough. Why try to incite such a thing if they weren't going to go through with it? This hardly suggests that these guys were being completely faithful.

Added: Tuesday 28 April 2015 07:22:40 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

"The bottom line is that the original McGarrett and Danno were not married and carousing with other women like those three men from the latest episode did."

This is quite true, but I never said the original McGarrett and Danno were doing this. I said that it is very likely that McGarrett and Danno were committing fornication which is not well regarded by most religions -- unless you think that both McGarrett and Danno were virgins.

"McGarret and Danno were not committing adultery, but these other guys were."

I never said the original McGarrett and Danno were committing adultery. Furthermore, you are being just as speculative as I am, because there is nothing in Friday's show to suggest that the three guys actually did commit adultery. They were talking about it, thinking about doing it, and trying to get women to do it with them, but what evidence, based on what is seen in the show, do you have that they actually "did it"? The women they approached all laughed at them, with the result they looked like total fools.

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 21:58:31 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

The personal lives and the number of romantic flings that were had by McGarrett and Danno on the original show have nothing to do with the case Honu was making. She was talking about Marty Sloan, the conventioneer from the mainland who, like the three men on the current show, was married and tried to have a fling with another woman. This isn't about the original McGarrett and Danno.

McGarrett and Danno on the original were not married, and all we know of their relationships was what we saw on the show. They dated one woman at a time. They weren't committing adultery since they were not in a committed relationship and there was no evidence that they had more than one woman at the same time. Inferring anything else when it was never seen, discussed, or hinted proves nothing. You can only go what the characters say and do, not your suspicions.

The bottom line is that the original McGarrett and Danno were not married and carousing with other women like those three men from the latest episode did. McGarret and Danno were not committing adultery, but these other guys were. The original show didn't delve much into their personal lives on purpose, and what little information there is says nothing about them being less moral than the married men cheating on their wives on the new show. Apart from when both Steve and Danny's girlfriends were murdered, or an old girlfriend was a suspect in an investigation, we saw little of their romantic relationships.

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 18:39:41 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

Sorry, Mr. Mike, I didn't intend to start a debate of morals. I just noticed a huge difference between the emphasis on Marty Sloan's fear, shame and regret in "Just Lucky" and the lack of intensity of those same feelings in Friday night's trio.

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 17:02:22 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Whether the original McGarrett and Danno were better than adulterers because they were "honorable" and only did stuff in "their private lives" is highly debatable. I think that sex outside of marriage, a.k.a. fornication, is not well regarded by most religions. Of course, adultery is specifically forbidden by the Ten Commandments whereas fornication is not, so therefore adultery is ostensibly worse. But this is like saying adultery is not as bad as murder (also not well regarded by the Ten Commandments). All these things are "bad" if you follow certain religious teachings.

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 12:44:37 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth, CA

Mr. Mike and Honu,

Good comments. Certainly, there were lots of moral issues in the original show. Murder among them, obviously. We generally like other people performing the naughty deeds that we normally wouldn't do for an entertainment value.

In "Just Lucky I Guess", Marty is looking for a sexual encounter away from his wife. No question. Not that I'm condoning it, but he wanted to do it without anyone finding out. In the latest 5-O episode, these three middle age guys make a plan of it. That just seems to lower the moral standards a few more notches in my opinion.

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 11:17:17 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

"You may recall that both McGarrett and Danno in the original had "girl friends." Now it is up to people's imagination as to whether they "did anything," but I would suspect that they did."

Of course, you are correct, Mr. Mike. They were adults and probably had private,adult relationships in their very private lives. The BIG difference, however, is that Steve and Danny were not married. Marty Sloan and the "gentlemen" in Friday night's episode were married. Can you imagine Jack Lord's McGarrett, were he married in the show, cheating on his wife???? Never!! He was far too honorable. Same goes for MacArthur's Danny.

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 11:11:14 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Seriously, people, aren't we being just a bit hypocritical, saying that the behavior of the men in the latest episode is bad in comparison with the supposedly moralistic original show?

You may recall that both McGarrett and Danno in the original had "girl friends." Now it is up to people's imagination as to whether they "did anything," but I would suspect that they did.

If we are talking about "morality," doesn't this mean that both of these guys in the original engaged in what is "pre-marital sex"? ;)

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 09:54:22 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

"But, I did not like at all the premise that the three married men were going away from their wives with the idea that they were going to easily find college girls to sleep with. A terrible insult to the institution of marriage while it demeans the image of young women."

Fred, you've hit the nail on the head. Compare this episode with the season 2 (classic) episode "Just Lucky, I Guess" in which hardware salesman Marty Sloan, in Honolulu for a convention, goes to the apartment of an 18 year old prostitute. Even though Marty doesn't get the chance to do anything (the prostitute is murdered soon after they arrive at her apartment), a lot of time is spent on Marty's shame and regret for his actions and his fear of those actions being revealed back home. He's terrified that his wife, kids, neighbors and pastor back home will find out what he almost did. McGarrett is disgusted by Marty's kind who want to "play" when they are away from home but still retain their dignity and high standing in the community when they return home. These two episodes provide a side-by-side study of what has happened to society. Sometimes shame can be a good thing!! "Just Lucky, I Guess" was one of those episodes that stuck with me after I saw it in my youth - a vision of how you can really mess up your life if you make bad decisions. (Sorry, I'll step down from the soapbox now.)

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 09:35:53 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

In the last episode, in a scene where young people are frolicking in and around a hotel swimming pool as part of spring break, a woman has her bikini top removed:

http://mjq.net/fiveo/2010-season5/topless.jpg

Obviously this is only seen from the back!

Notice the guy in front of her who has his hands in front of his mouth in shock. Close examination suggests that this guy is married! Maybe he is also on a "boys' weekend"?

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 09:23:43 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Sea-Town

Hey RingFire, as Jerry-Bay-bee’s idea of a good laugh is holdin a knife under Bobby G’s throat, I definitely think he’s Matsukino material. Allen, not so much. Like you say, man, he slow on the digging.:D

And Chicken cool with Mr. McGarrett crying for his peeps and nephew in "Once Upon a Time." Great scene and awesome episode. Even better than the crying bit was the way Jack conveyed that quiet hurt that McGarrett is carrying in all the scenes, he just let it bleed over. Subtle, powerful stuff.

Just watched ‘Along Came Joey,’ another fab season 1 entry. Loved the 40s film noir, crooked boxing vibe. But best of all, you get not 1, not 2 – but 3 speeches from McGarrett, all on the sanctity of law enforcement. Great ep in the annals of McG speechifyin :!cool:

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 06:58:38 MST


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From: Johannesburg

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Added: Monday 27 April 2015 06:49:01 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth, CA

Mr. Mike, a couple of notes from your latest review. All three of the guys woke up with some distinguishing feature that they couldn't explain. All of the features were shown in flashbacks. For Farley, it was the bikini top he was wearing. He seems to have found the bikini top it the ball pit. When he dives in, he disappears. When he re-emerges, he has the bikini top with him. So, he probably didn't sleep with anyone. [Thanks, I have corrected this - MQ]

And if I'm not mistaken, the out of the way place they went to dispose the body was inside the Diamond Head crater. Not a place where they would be unnoticed.

The episode was okay, if you wanted to see a variation of "The Hangover". But, I did not like at all the premise that the three married men were going away from their wives with the idea that they were going to easily find college girls to sleep with. A terrible insult to the institution of marriage while it demeans the image of young women.

Added: Monday 27 April 2015 05:31:47 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last episode reviewed:

http://mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log5.htm#22

Added: Sunday 26 April 2015 22:57:53 MST


Submitted by: Frank
From: S.E. Wisconsin

Mr. Mike, I think most of us would like to see Caan and Park do something else!

Added: Thursday 23 April 2015 12:42:26 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

If they brought it back without Caan and Park it would probably be a better show. I am sure that those two's unhappiness with being on the show contributed to the problems with it.

If they want to bring it back without them and add Melina K. and some new guy to replace Caan, I wouldn't mind trying it out for another year.

Added: Thursday 23 April 2015 11:50:30 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

May it be so! But I don't think so, my money is on renewal for a full season. Both Caan and Park would like to do something else, I am sure. I was thinking if the show was cancelled outright, they would wrap it up with a 2-hour TV movie or something next season...

Added: Thursday 23 April 2015 07:36:34 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

http://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/tv/tv-shows-on-the-bubble-2015/ss-AAbpOps?ocid=TSHDHP#image=29

Prediction that new Five-o will be renewed but maybe only in a shortened season or midseason replacement.

Added: Thursday 23 April 2015 06:32:23 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Big Chick,

Good to hear that I keep you entertained. :) Jerry Parks is just hip like that! As for the "you fracture me" line by Jerry Bay-Bee I heard it through the grapevine that before Jerry hooked up with Bobby George he and Allen were hip cats-in-training in the employ of one Joe Matsukino. So while the King of the Rackets and Harry Cardonus was swinging, Jerry and Allen was busy picking up the hip lingo. Jerry obviously was more talented than Allen in this department. No wonder Jerry keeps on telling Allen to "dig, baby, diiiiig". Allen was always a bit slow on the digging. Jerry is the man! He flips everyone, baby!!

Fred H,

I agree with you on "Once Upon a Time". I think it's a solid story and Jack Lord does some dynamite acting there but it's not a very rewatchable episode. I tend to skip it when I rewatch season 1. To me it's just not FIVE-0. It's like a story from some other show crept into FIVE-0. Plus it takes forever to get to the conclusion - being a 2-part episode doesn't help. I like the scene in the office with McG and Danno - very well acted by JLo and JMac. But I agree that McG better keep his tear ducts in check because if Big Chicken sees Mr. McGarrett crying then he will no longer think that the LAW IS COOL. :!cool:

Added: Monday 20 April 2015 16:27:24 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth, CA

From IMDB regarding series renewals, cancellations and "on the bubble". Doesn't look great for Five-O 2.0.

" On the Bubble: Close Calls

"Blue Bloods." Though not a show that inspires a lot of conversation, this is Friday night's most-watched series, which is no small feat on one of the toughest nights of the week to attract viewers. Factor in the syndication money to be made on it, and we'd guess the Eye will stick with this worker bee.

"Hawaii Five-O." Most of we said about "Blue Bloods" holds true here, although "Blue Bloods" performs better in the ratings. In both cases, it's going to come down to how expensive it is to make another season, and whether the possible syndication profits will make the investment worthwhile. (However, if CBS were to only choose one, we're guessing Danno will be pushed into early retirement.)"

Added: Monday 20 April 2015 13:42:16 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth, CA

Sorry, poor proofing on my part. That should be "where" in my last post and not "wear".

Added: Sunday 19 April 2015 18:27:43 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth, CA

I can see that I'm in the minority regarding crying McGarrett, but I'm glad it brought discussion to the board.

In "Ransom", Kono gets taken captive and is beaten fairly bad. Around the middle of the show, McGarrett gets pretty emotional and swears that if any things happens to Kono... To me, that's an appropriate show of softness to his bravado character. He breaks down to the point wear his voice is cracking, but he stays tough.

By the way, I love in the end of "Ransom" when McGarrett gets splashed in the face with gasoline, wipes his face, and then picks off the bad guy driving away in a bobbing skiff with 2 shots from his pistol. McGarrett is too cool.

In that episode, Winston Char, working as a telephone employee, traces a call by the bad guys to city of Kaneohe. (A scene duplicated once or twice more in other episodes.) Kaneohe is accurate. At one point, you can see the iconic island Mokolii (Chinaman's Hat) well in the distance pinning the boat shack location.

Added: Sunday 19 April 2015 17:25:19 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I was searching for some Five-O related stuff the other day and found this article about Soon-Tek Oh. It only mentions Five-O briefly, though:

http://www.academia.edu/2512907/Transnational_Legitimization_of_an_Actor_The_Life_and_Career_of_Soon-Tek_Oh

Added: Sunday 19 April 2015 16:35:48 MST


Submitted by: Mr. MIke
From: Vancouver

For those who are not clued in as to what Lisa Freeman, daughter of Leonard and Rose, was doing at Barnes and Noble with Jimmy Borges and others, she was signing her book Honey Girl, which has a story with some things that may sound familiar to Five-O fans. Check the description of the book on Amazon, and click on "Read more":

http://www.amazon.com/Honey-Girl-Lisa-Freeman/dp/1632204258

Added: Sunday 19 April 2015 16:25:38 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oak Trees

I also agree with Vrinda. Remember, Stephen J. "Aloysius" McGarrett wasn't just the top cop and the tough cop. He was also the compassionate cop. Thus, a certain element of emotion must be included.

Re: Lisa Freeman's book signing, brava to those who lent their support. I just wish her book didn't endorse dislike, getting even, and other negative behaviors. I know. I know. That's what sells these days. So sad. I'd like to see Hollywood go back to a practice from at least the 1940s, possibly before and definitely a little after, of making movies from short stories. I recently watched "Encore," which was three of W. Somerset Maugham's short stories. He even introduced each one. All three were excellent and included a bit of humor, even though the subject matter included real-life issues. The second story in "Encore" is "Winter Cruise" about a spinster who travels aboard a merchant ship from England to Jamaica over the Christmas holidays. She chattered like a magpie and nearly drove the deck officers out of their minds. Much better, more wholesome entertainment than what passes these days. You can watch it on Netflix.

Added: Sunday 19 April 2015 15:39:59 MST


Submitted by: Will
From: Seattle

I think Lord's OK in the OUaT crying scene, but not really exceptional. He was a good enough actor that he could play a pretty wide range, but softer scenes were never his forte.

Added: Sunday 19 April 2015 14:47:16 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

"There's no crying at FIVE-O!"

Fred, I think you must mean baseball, not Five-O. While I respect your opinion, I must agree with Vrinda. "Once upon a Time" and "Beautiful Screamer" were standout episodes for me since both gave us a very rare glimpse into the private lives of Steve and Danny. These two 24 hour a day cops became three dimensional human beings who love, hurt and yes, cry. I think that Jack Lord did a splendid job with what had to be a very difficult scene. That scene is very real to me and sometimes difficult for me to watch because of the realism. I say bravo to both episodes!

Added: Sunday 19 April 2015 12:12:42 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Too bad we were not in Honolulu yesterday.

Jimmy Borges wrote on Facebook:

HEY GANG...COME TO BARNES AND NOBLE (Ala Moana Center). AL HARRINGTON, KIMO KAHOANO, TAYLOR WILY (Hawaii Five-0) AND YOURS TRULY WILL BE ENTERTAINING AT 1:00 PM, 4/18/15 (TOMORROW. IT'S A SPECIAL EVENT FOR LISA FREEMAN, THE DAUGHTER OF THE MAN WHO CREATED "HAWAII FIVE-0".....IT'S FREE!!!

Added: Sunday 19 April 2015 12:08:06 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth, CA

Vrinda: Great rebuttal! I guess I like to see McGarrett with no vulerabilties. So for that reason, OUaT doesn't do it for me. I meant no disrespect to Jack Lord in regard to his acting.

Added: Sunday 19 April 2015 08:12:19 MST


Submitted by: Anne
From: Tangerine FL

I agree with Vrinda. I like Once Upon a Time and Beautiful Screamer. I think moments like these are what makes the Five-O original tops. It made them better, believable characters for me, knowing they had the softer emotions and would display them. We also got to know a bit of McGarrett's background and a bit of Danno's too(rare through-out the series.) The new series is too superficial for me. I quit watching after episode 6 in the first season. Couldn't stomach it. What I know of it from then on is through this discussion board.

Added: Saturday 18 April 2015 20:51:48 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

Fred - "To me, the lemon of the season is Once Upon a Time. I just can't get into McGarrett's vengeance for two hours. But most importantly, I don't like McGarrett crying. There's no crying at FIVE-O! It ruins their invincibility image. Plus Jack Lord was terrible at it as was James MacArthur in Beautiful Screamer."

Jack Lord's crying scene in Once Upon a Time was one of the most powerful scenes in the show, and maybe even the whole series. His nephew had just died, how was he supposed to react? If he kept up the stoic McGarrett façade, it would have been predictable and out of place. This was not another cop dying, this was his nephew. Many viewers grumbled that the cops on the old Five-O were too perfect, too serious, etc.

Showing them in a vulnerable state makes them more human and endearing. The key was to do it in moderation, so such events stood out, which is how people remember that particular scene from OUAT.

As for Jack's acting in that scene, he was anything but terrible. Instead of sobbing hysterically, his tears come forward gradually, building up the more he talked, till they eventually took over his emotions, then turned into rage. Watching those feelings unfold as Jack goes through them is heart-wrenching, but also powerful. It was a scene that was built up from one moment to the next, where the viewer was not sure how Steve McGarrett was going to fully respond.

How many different ways can someone cry? There are several, but an actor has to find the right way in order to make the scene more effective, and that's what Jack did.

The same with James MacArthur. Danno didn't want to cry, evident in how he runs off when he sees Jane's body covered in a white sheet. He was trying to get away from the scene, not just physically, but mentally, as though to tell himself that she was not dead. He doesn't cry at first, holding it in till his memory of Jane is too much, and he lets out his grief. It was timed perfectly and not done for the sake of having a crying scene, but to build up suspense and get the audience to notice and sympathize with the characters.

Added: Saturday 18 April 2015 10:38:13 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Here are the remaining shows this season. Looks like they are NOT doing a remake of the Vashon shows starring Stacy Keach. Maybe this will be "next" season (my money is on there being another season, despite the fact this has not yet been announced.).

[from CBS Press Express site]

"Mo'o 'olelo Pu” – When Kono goes on a solo outrigger trip around the Hawaiian islands in honor of her mother, she hits a patch of wild weather and must fight to stay alive. As Five-0 searches for Kono, they investigate a man busted for cooking meth who claims he received a threat on his son’s life if he didn’t continue making the drug, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. (”Mo'o 'olelo Pu” is Hawaiian for "Sharing Traditions”)

[Posted at IMDB, no source, note the time for the show]

"A make kaua” — On the eve of Kono’s wedding to Adam, Five-0 learns that a stolen nuclear bomb is somewhere on the island and about to be detonated. Also, McGarrett is stunned when Catharine returns to Hawaii and Chin confronts Adam about his lingering connections to the Yakuza, on the fifth season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, at a special time Friday, Friday, May 8 (9:00-11:00 PM), on the CBS Television Network.

[From the CBS Press Express site, also note the time]

HAWAII FIVE-0 (9:00-10:00 PM)

"Luapo’i (Prey)” – While Five-0 investigates the murder of a bounty hunter after he apprehended a fugitive hiding out in Hawaii, Rachel (guest star Claire van der Boom) reveals a long-held secret to Danny (Scott Caan) that has serious ramifications. Also, as Kono’s (Grace Park) wedding nears, Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) voices his concerns to McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) that Adam (guest star Ian Anthony Dale) is still working with the Yakuza.

Added: Friday 17 April 2015 22:03:48 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth, CA

Ringfire: First off, the ending of Not That Much Different is phenomenal. Very unreal. It keeps that episode tolerable. 2nd, okay I like Blue Skies, that's should be respectable to anyone. But I looked up the rating on IMDB and it is the 2nd least liked episode of the season next to Not That Much. So, I respect your view.

To me, the lemon of the season is Once Upon a Time. I just can't get into McGarrett's vengeance for two hours. But most importantly, I don't like McGarrett crying. There's no crying at FIVE-O! It ruins their invincibility image. Plus Jack Lord was terrible at it as was James MacArthur in Beautiful Screamer.

Aloha. :!evilgrin:

Added: Friday 17 April 2015 13:59:33 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Jet City

RingFire say: "any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind". Preach on, Brother McGarrett. Preach on

Right on, RingFire. Right on! Hey, Chicken concur with your take on "Much Different." I thought that "animals walkin on 2 feet" lecture to them hippies was Steve-O's best speechifyin outside a that furious oration at the conclude a "Just Lucky." 'Much Different' definitely drag in the mid-section but as you sez, the endin does save things and that bodacious speechifyin worth an x-tra star in Chicken's book.

I tried to keep replyin to you hepcat, Jerry Parkesque postins but I couldn't stop laughin bro. You really got that lingo down. Ise almost didn't catch that "You fracture me" phrase, originally uttered by Oahu's most swingin gangster Joe Matsukino. You almos stump The Chicken! Just goes to show you can never watch the Five-O enough.

And I watched "Tiger by the Tail" again, what an awesome ep! Sam Melville rocks, his hat trick of Five-O appearances all kick it.

Hey Mr. Mike, as a salute to Sam’s most excellent Jerry Parks performance let’s have a day on the forum where every body gots to post here in hepcat lingo. Can you dig that? That would definitely flip me and Ringfire, man.

Added: Friday 17 April 2015 07:49:19 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Rewatched "Not That Much Different" and I've decided that I actually prefer it to "No Blue Skies". I guess that makes "Skies" my least favorite from season 1.

I actually found the back-and-forth between the peacenicks and McGarreett in his office at the beginning pretty interesting. I like how McGarrett puts them in their place with their narrow-minded views and when he opens up to them how the real world works and why he uses a gun. I really dug that whole scene.

The stuff in the middle does get a bit dull though. But then it's all redeemed at the end with a fantastic chase across the jagged lava rock face high above the ocean. I read somewhere that this scene was filmed at Kaena Point. I've seen this episode a few times in the past but never really noticed how dangerous and impressive this chase at the end is. The stuntmen doubling for Jack Lord and Dennis Cooney (Manning West) pulled some hair-raising stunts there jumping across those jagged rocks right along the edge of the sheer drop into the ocean below. Yikes! I actually winced a few times watching them. It's not like they were slowly edging their way across those rocks. They were hopping along full-speed. Made me wonder if there was some kind of safety net just below that drop-off. You couldn't pay me enough money to do something like this. I stood on some of those rocks when I was in Hawaii (this was around Makapuu Point) and let me say it ain't for the faint of heart. And I didn't even come to the edge. Now imagine jumping along the edge. Crazy!!

So yep, the finale tips it for me over "No Blue Skies". Heck, I might even prefer it over "Face of the Dragon".

Added: Thursday 16 April 2015 17:54:29 MST


Submitted by: Jason
From: Dallas

According to the Inquisiter, it looks like the 2-hour Season Finale of Five-O on May 8 will involve Kono and Adam's wedding. I have put the link below:

http://www.inquisitr.com/1979971/hawaii-five-0-season-finale-spoilers-adam-konos-wedding-problem/

Added: Thursday 16 April 2015 09:46:08 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth, CA

In Season 2, "Killer Bee" get's the exploding bomb rating from me. In my opinion, it's much worse than "To Hell With Babe Ruth". How many times can Frazette (I refuse to acknowledge the Frazer credit) break down and slobber in one episode? Actually, I like the PTSD plot, but I think it's poorly translated in the script.

On the other hand, I really enjoyed, "King Kamehameha Blues", "The One With the Gun" and "Kiss the Queen Goodbye" much more, although they received lower ratings from Mike. And Chin's personal struggle in "Cry, Lie" was a nice emotional change from the regular plot lines.

Added: Wednesday 15 April 2015 13:05:35 MST


Submitted by: Elise Brockmann
From: Montana Not my first post-Forgot password

Joekido - Probably cheaper just to let the thing run its course rather than buy out all those contracts.

Added: Tuesday 14 April 2015 19:20:46 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

What is this Google that you speak of? How does one do the Google? ;)

Ok, ok, I googled it.

'Tis easier for the generous to forgive,
Than for offense to ask it.

But guess what? It still doesn't make a lick of sense. Primarily that second part. Maybe if we replaced "offense" with "the offended" then it might make some sense. But how does an offense ask anything? :!thinking:

Under the circumstances I think I prefer McGarrett's line at the end of "Just Lucky, I Guess".

"any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind". Preach on, Brother McGarrett. Preach on. :!cool:

Added: Tuesday 14 April 2015 19:03:49 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Ringfire:

That quote is from Thomson's "Declamation for the Million"

I'm not sure if this link will work. Mike, my apologies, if it is useless.

[Sorry, link is much too long -- people can Google this for themselves if they are interested. - MQ]

Added: Tuesday 14 April 2015 07:21:15 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Was watching "The Big Kahuna" last night and at the end Sam Kalakua says he's not a vengeful man and he forgives his nephew George. McGarrett responds to this with a strange quote which makes no sense to me: "It's easier for the generous to forgive, than for offense to ask it."

Anyone make any sense of that quote?

Added: Tuesday 14 April 2015 06:27:17 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Site for old TV shows:

http://www.reruncentury.com/

Added: Monday 13 April 2015 14:34:17 MST


Submitted by: Joekido
From: Colorado Springs

This is why I prefer the original series better. The new ones is stuck in a annoying cycle and refuse to change. Still can't understand why people would defend a show with 99% of bad writing, written by people who don't care what they are writing as long as they make money and why would they make a big deal out of it. The reboot is like hiking on a rocky trail; rarely walking on smooth parts. I hate walking there because I intend to almost trip but people likes it. Watching the reboot is just that. Why it reached five seasons and people are okay with massive flaws are behind me

Added: Sunday 12 April 2015 23:22:09 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

IMDB poster Lancer01 recently defined a typical 5-0 show:

-murder
-catch suspect
-interrogate him
-find out in interrogation he is surprised he murdered someone - EVERY TIME
-use the fancy computer
-quirky scene with Max
-real killer does something stupid to become suspect
-car chase
-catch bad guy
-2 min music video to end show.

Another user commented:

I totally understand your point about the "musical endings". It seems every crime/drama TV show out there these days has to end with aerial views of the setting (for "Bones" its WA DC, for this show it's Hawaii, etc.) and some drippy sappy tune that makes you want to take a bath with a toaster.

Added: Sunday 12 April 2015 22:34:24 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I was communicating recently with this guy at CBS who is connected with putting out the releases of the show (both new and old) and asked him if there was going to be a Blu-Ray release of the new show, season four (none so far). His reply:

"No blu-ray on season 4 … sales weren’t enough on the blu-ray to justify the incremental costs of putting it out…"

Added: Sunday 12 April 2015 19:49:48 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

Wow, that's impressive! Congratulations, Mr. Mike!! Thanks for all the hard work that you've done here.

Added: Sunday 12 April 2015 12:07:51 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

My Five-O Home Page has been on the WWW for 20 years:

http://bit.ly/1IWfsBY

(None of the links, addresses in this posting work any more.) ;)

Added: Sunday 12 April 2015 09:07:36 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last night's show, reviewed:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log5.htm#21

Added: Saturday 11 April 2015 22:42:20 MST


Submitted by: Joekido
From: Colorado Springs

Jerry singing was the worst ending ever. Please somebody shoot me.....

Added: Friday 10 April 2015 19:54:00 MST


Submitted by: Joekido
From: Colorado Springs

15 minutes in and the script is trying to be smart here. Let's see. Oh and are people going to answer my question? Just curious

Added: Friday 10 April 2015 19:14:33 MST


Submitted by: Glenn
From: Orlando, FL (USA)

Well, I just got off the phone with someone from the CBS Store, and she checked with her Supervisor regarding the season 10 set - it was confirmed that they are STILL selling the same set that does NOT contain the remastered prints - I mentioned to her that including these fresh prints in the COMPLETE box set was a marketing tactic as to which she did not have much to say after that.

The fact that CBS printed DIGITALLY REMASTERED on the back of the season 10 set, when it was not was bad enough and an outright LIE, but to include the true, remasterd prints in the complete set is a deception and a slap in the face to the fans of this classic show.

Gee, thanks CBS...:-(

Added: Friday 10 April 2015 13:51:34 MST


Submitted by: Glenn
From: Orlando, FL (USA)

Hi Mike,

That's great - let us know your findings with the season ten set when you receive it and thanks in advance...:)

Added: Friday 10 April 2015 09:44:34 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I heard from the fellow I know at CBS, he doesn't know if it was remastered as we have been discussing, but he offered to send me a copy of the season 10 DVD box set so I can check it out for myself... :!thinking:

Updated review of last episode, by the way:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log5.htm#20

Added: Thursday 09 April 2015 23:05:02 MST


Submitted by: Glenn
From: Orlando, FL (USA)

Hi Mike,

I posted the question at the CBS Store regarding the Season Ten DVD set and I'm awaiting a response.

In the meantime, perhaps your friend at CBS might get back to you on the matter - the season sets are so cheap now that I would consider a new purchase of season ten if it is, indeed, the remastered prints - thanks...:)

Added: Thursday 09 April 2015 11:24:21 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Clint Eastwood's frequent costar Geoffrey Lewis passed away yesterday at the age of 70. He of course played Cmdr. Chris Nolan in season 10's "Deep Cover", one of the better episodes of that season.

Added: Wednesday 08 April 2015 16:13:38 MST


Submitted by: Joekido
From: Colorado Springs

I was hoping that there will be fun on April's Fools day here but no one wants to play. I guess people hate April's Fools here ot it's just to slow.

Anyway, I knew something funny, in the original series when an episode takes place on a holidays, people rarely say anything about it or there is no decorations. In the reboot series, since the holiday episodes are not produced at that month but will have decorations and people talking about it. In an original series episode, if it's Halloween, no one would be running back and forth in a costume. I wonder why.

Added: Wednesday 08 April 2015 15:56:31 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth

Mr. Mike, thanks for the explanation. I'm watching on discs and will check out the Hawaiian Santa again. Still, I think it's a weird comment from Kono.

I noticed yesterday your comment on the location of Odell's barber shop from the March 13th episode as 1284 Queen Street. While that doesn't take you on Google Maps to a barbershop (since, as you already said, CBS created the fake store front), it does take you to the IBM building seen a dozen times or more in the original series and is the parking lot Chin's relative is run down in "The Jinn Who Clears the Way".

Added: Wednesday 08 April 2015 15:55:50 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Glenn, I don't know anything about season 10 being reissued. Is it possible to write to the person who posted the review on Amazon? I will ask this guy that I know at CBS who was in charge of the reissues.

Fred, the reason there is mention of Christmas in To Hell with Babe Ruth is because the show takes place just before Christmas. When Danno sees the shuriken (ninja fighting star) that McGarrett has pulled out of the post, he says it looks like the star on the top of a Christmas tree. Just after this, Nagata has a near-encounter with a Hawaiian Santa on the street just before he steals the car. Are you watching this episode on ME-TV and maybe they cut this part out?

Added: Wednesday 08 April 2015 15:12:11 MST


Submitted by: Glenn
From: Orlando, FL (USA)

I noticed a review that someone posted on Amazon regarding the season ten DVD set - he mentioned that the picture and sound were excellent and he thought that CBS might have reissued this season with the remastered prints from the complete box set - Mike, do you know anything about this?

I purchased the season ten set when it first came out and I always thought it looked pretty good, especially the episode, "The Friends Of Joey Kalima".

Anyway, any comments?

Added: Wednesday 08 April 2015 13:58:36 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth

Today, I'm watching "To Hell With Babe Ruth". One interesting observation. When the Five-O team figures out that the Sand Hill Oil Reserves are the target, Kono says "There must be 5 million gallons of gas in them tanks. If that kook blows Sand Hill, it's mele kalikimaka to all.". Mele kalikimaka? That's Merry Christmas. That's an interesting way of putting it or does mele kalikimaka have several meanings?

Added: Wednesday 08 April 2015 06:20:27 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I dig, baby, I dig. Mike Danko, Five-0. Far out, baby! Outta sight! You fracture me with that bit, man!

Added: Tuesday 07 April 2015 16:25:50 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle, Wash

I'm hip, baybee. I dig. Chicken see that burglary & gamblin ain't the scene. Least not for Jerry Parks. Noooo waaaaaay baybee. But Jerry shoulda come back to the islands afta he split the scene & went straight. Imagine how cool Season 12 woulda been with Steve-O sayin "Book Em Danko! Murder One" Far out, man. I mean like that flips me, man.

Added: Tuesday 07 April 2015 08:59:31 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Listen Chick, if Jerry Parks and Allen Brent were Joey's management team there woulda been no way, bay-bee, but nooo waaaaaaaaaaay that Joey woulda got stuck in such a below-par scene as the one shown in that episode. Gambling and cat-burglarin' ain't Jerry's scene, dig? Jerry and Allen are into kidnappin-gone-too-far scenes! That's their bag. Well maybe not so much Allen but nobody's perfect, man. Like, dig, baby.... Diiiig!!

Added: Monday 06 April 2015 17:27:28 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Will,

Nice to have a lawyer in the forum. I agree with what you wrote, as I was the foreman on a trial and I was given those instructions by the judge on a very technical case.

Ringfire;

Happy Easter and Passover to you as well!

Mike: I agree with your review of the last episode on Friday night. I think this show was to show off Chi McBride's acting chops, and allow him to show off his skills in the event the show gets cancelled, or maybe to set him up for a bigger role if the show gets renewed next year. My opinion is that if the show gets renewed for next year there are going to be some major cast changes in some form. I also think that the unresolved status of this case is setting up this storyline to come back again, or maybe make this a running cause for Grover in the same way that McG has had them through the show's run. I actually thought the show had the right tone for once, and it was a welcome break from "MA" McGarrett. Look out boss your mother's back!

The Scott Caan bit was a waste of time and led nowhere, but it is clear that the show is much better when he is not in it. They need to get him out of the show completely, but the problem is the second most important character of Danny Williams was cast with a horrible choice. This shows the lack of thought they put into the creation of this show when they started. It seems it was rushed into production and the only original thought they had was "let's make Kono a girl, and put her in a bikini as often as we can!"

Big Chicken: Mahalo!...The Vashon Trilogy up next as I surf through the old season five!

Added: Monday 06 April 2015 07:42:15 MST


Submitted by: Will
From: Seattle

Hi Mike.

I'm a lawyer (corp not criminal) and its a common misconception among laypeople that circumstantial evidence is not as valuable as direct evidence. Fact is you can get sent to the chair on nothing but circumstantial evidence (forensic evidence, for instance, is circumstantial evidence). What matters is the weight the evidence is given. Here are typical jury instructions on this matter:

"You are to consider both direct and circumstantial evidence. Either can be used to prove any fact. The law makes no distinction between the weight to be given to either direct or circumstantial evidence. It is for you to decide how much weight to give to any evidence."

Added: Sunday 05 April 2015 21:20:38 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Happy Easter and Passover, everybody!

To commemorate the occasion:

http://bit.ly/1NMXD9T

http://bit.ly/1yO9v4y

Added: Sunday 05 April 2015 20:17:00 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth

Mr. Mike: Good comments on the cell phone. The last episode was entertaining, but on a logic level, it falls short.

And usually, when there is a death due to a fall, the M.E.'s like to introduce the distance from the ledge that the body lands. Presumably, if the ledge gives way, you would fall straight down. While a good push would make you land a distance further away. No one ever brought that up. I guess if they did, the whole "cop instinct" theme would fall apart because there would be actual forensic evidence for or against a homicide.

Added: Sunday 05 April 2015 16:39:12 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

What struck me odd about the business with the cel phone in Friday's show was that Grover got his wife to grab the cel phone, thus exposing herself to potential harm. In fact, Maxwell almost catches her going for the phone while she thinks he is sleeping, which she presumably takes later when he really falls asleep.

Why doesn't Grover just get Chin Ho to analyze the cel phone's call logs, which he or Kono have done numerous times for other people's phones without a warrant, since "without a warrant" is the operative method of skulduggery on this show.

Grover makes a big deal about how information on the phone which is deleted can be recovered, and manages to find a picture of Williamson with his girlfriend ... but this and the phone records would be strictly circumstantial evidence.

You will notice that Grover does not say that he found any deleted text messages on the phone with words to the effect that Williamson and his GF wanted the wife to die or for him to kill her.

Added: Sunday 05 April 2015 15:55:06 MST


Submitted by: Raymond
From: Burbank, CA

I'm curious. We all know how famous the phrase "Book 'Em Danno" has become.....was that part of the script or did Jack Lord improvise one day and they liked it? Does anyone know?

Added: Sunday 05 April 2015 14:32:50 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle, Wash

Right on, Fred. Great "Blu Skies" ep details in your earlier post. Chicken dig the Tommy Sands tunes and the huster Joey character. Sands got this great 70s FM DJ type voice, love listenin to him snowin Val n Paul. "Blu Skies" a pretty solid police procedural the way Five-O work the witnessess & the investigatin. There's a relentlessness and inevitabilty of Steve-O & The Five-O closein in - the quisesential long-arm-O-the-law. I like the scene with Steve hard pressurin Val and the recreatin a that Tommy-Tommy scene with Steve N Kono throwin down with Linkoa. Love when Kono topple the table on those dudes and when Steve warn Joey at the end that takin that shot is "lousy odds."

Yo Ringfire, you flip me man. Where's the love for Blue Skies? Think you just mad cause Tommy Sands do a better version a "Aint No Big Thing" than your boy Bobby George (a course neither version tops The Chicken's showerin Oahu State Prison rendition). But maybe, if Joey had the management team a Jerry Parks & Allan, he coulda stage hisself a kidnappin stead a riflin rooms, N he'd be outta that syndicate debt.:D Though Mister Mike clock Joey utterin 17 "babees" so he givin our man Jerry Babyee a run fo his money, baybee.

Great Bonus trivia on that one, Mr. Mike.

Hey Rainbow Warror, dug your post on "Limbo Journey." I agree, Chicken think Hummel bitter enough that he wanna take out everyone on the boat and go down wit it. I always loved the O'Herlihy directed eps, Limbo got alotta cool camera angles.

Added: Sunday 05 April 2015 14:20:09 MST


Submitted by: Will
From: Seattle

Scott Caan has supposedly been on a reduced schedule since season 4. But it's plainly apparent that this season, Caan is only occasionally on the set, hence the trend of Danno appearing in b-stories entirely separate from the main cast.

On the one hand, since his girlfriend and baby infant daughter live in LA, it's probably hard for the producers to insist that he be in Honolulu full time. And there's certainly precedent for that on CBS. Tom Selleck is only on the "Blue Bloods" set four days every three weeks (and maybe that's the deal Caan has as well). On that show, however, Selleck's police commissioner character operates in a different world than the other characters (beat cops, assistant DAs) so even if Selleck were on the set every day, his character still wouldn't interact much with the rest of the cast. Five-0 is supposed to be a team, so separating the characters isn't as organic.

On the other hand, it's hard to sympathize with someone who makes millions of dollars a year and only wants to show up every now and then. I know a few professional actors and any one of them would give their eye teeth for a series gig.

Added: Sunday 05 April 2015 14:17:22 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth

Regarding the latest Five-O episode the US Supreme Court recently ruled in Riley v California, that there must be a search warrant in effect to search a cell phone. The search of Clay's phone and anything found on it would certainly get tossed in court in another Five-O violation of the US Constitutional rights. With no other true evidence, this case would not even get close to a grand jury.

Added: Sunday 05 April 2015 13:53:58 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I thought acting-wise Friday's show, especially from Chi McBride, was pretty good, though it definitely was not that much about Five-O in terms of solving the major crime, etc., etc. The sub-plot with Danno in the elevator was stupid, mostly designed to appeal to women fans who are crying big tears because Caan hasn't been on the show a lot recently. But the end of the show was much too ambiguous. The evidence against Grover's pal was entirely circumstantial, and unless they can dig up some really major dirt on him via his cel phone or girl friend or whatever, the case will probably be tossed. Someone on IMDB was saying "how could Grover leave his wife alone with this guy [when they let the pal stay at his house while Grover is investigating at the office]," but this doesn't make sense, because the guy is not a psycho killing women, just his own wife. If he knocked off Grover's wife as well, then suspicion would fall on him for his own wife's murder like a ton of bricks. From my true crime reading days, I am aware of several famous cases where husbands killed their wives (usually multiple wives, often to get insurance) ... and they don't get caught until some clever cop figures out a pattern, which typically involves the wives falling off (i.e., being pushed off) a cliff or whatever.

Added: Sunday 05 April 2015 09:35:07 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but I enjoyed "Blue Skies" with the nightclub plot which requires the music which I thought was enjoyable. If there was anything quirky, I thought the $200,000 gambling debt seems excessive for 1969. Nonetheless, I thought Mr. Mike's 3 stars was appropriate.

Added: Sunday 05 April 2015 08:47:27 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

Raymond, some things are best left unknown.

Added: Saturday 04 April 2015 16:50:05 MST


Submitted by: Raymond
From: Burbank, CA

"Ever find anything in the poop chute?". Who is writing this garbage?

Added: Saturday 04 April 2015 13:16:44 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philly-delphia

Those 12 minutes featuring songs in "No Blue Skies" drag on for too long. They're by no means bad songs but they just take up time that could have been used more on the cat burglar storyline. But then when we did have time for plot it bogged down with the gambling debts storyline and Joey and Valerie's doomed relationship.

The episode is all about songs, gambling debts, and a doomed relationship. Needless to say I was bored.

An episode like "By the Numbers" (which I used to consider pretty dull) actually grew on me a bit. No such luck with "Blue Skies".

Added: Friday 03 April 2015 10:20:51 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Boring trivia about this show, just updated!

Tommy Sands sings five songs. The first is in the teaser, the second in the first act, and the other three in the fourth act:

- It Only Takes a Moment (Jerry Herman, from the musical Hello Dolly) 1:14
- This Land is Your Land (Woodie Guthrie) 1:03
- Goin' Out of My Head (Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein) 1:29
- Ain’t No Big Thing (Kuiokalani Lee) 0:20 & 0:13
- I'll Remember You (Kui Lee) 0:47 & 1:23

These songs represent about 12.7% of the show's total time.

Added: Friday 03 April 2015 09:40:47 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philly-delphia

"No Blue Skies" is one of those episodes that I really want to like but always end up walking away from it bored.

I mean it has an interesting premise about a cat burglar and the episode opens up suspenseful enough with Morton Stevens' score sounding jazzy and like Henry Mancini as we see the cat burglar do his thing. It had a cool Pink Panther vibe to it and seemed to signal an interesting heist/caper type episode. Unfortunately it then got pretty dull when it bogged down with Joey's gambling debts and his annoying relationship with his blue-eyed girlfriend.

It really is a chore for me to sit through and therefore ends up sitting at the very bottom of the season 1 deck next to "Not That Much Different".

Added: Friday 03 April 2015 09:03:05 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From: Chatsworth

This morning, I was watching "No More Blue Skies". Tommy Sands, the lounge singer/gambler/cat burglar is excellent in this very good episode.

A couple of observations of my own. Around the 40 minute mark, Tommy Sands is singing "Going Out of My Head". When they cut away to Sands' assistant carrying out a cat burglary of his own, there is an elaborate horn section continuing the song. But in all the songs Sands sings, there is never a hint of a suggestion that there are any brass players in the band. They are all percussion, guitars and a keyboardist.

The other observation comes around the 29:30 mark of the show. The bad guy, Linkoa, goes to a place to take his share of the burglary profits. The place he visits is called W & W Distributors. This is the very same shopped owned by Nehemiah Persoff in "Will the Real Mr. Winkler Please Die?", Season 5, Episode 19. I had once pegged that location as being a couple blocks north of the Ala Moana Mall, but it no longer exists.

By the way, the Tommy Sands character, could Jimmy Borges have pulled off playing the smooth singing gambler/burglar?

Added: Wednesday 01 April 2015 10:56:00 MST


Submitted by: Odikoej
From: Springs Colorado

I heard today the new show got cancelled. The producers are seen weeping saying that the Original Series is way better then this one. Are we happy?

How do you say April's Fools in Hawaiian?

Added: Wednesday 01 April 2015 10:50:39 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the live oak trees

I agree, Rick. The new typeface looks fantastic!

It's not often that I cry over screen presentations, especially not television shows, but I just had a good cry after watching "Ho'onani Makuakane" (Season 4) on the new, too-often-trashy remake. It brings to mind a statement that was made here at the time the episode aired, that if the producers would aim for this quality with each episode, they would have an A-1 class act of a television series. If you haven't seen this episode lately, it's available on Netflix. Watch it again, but keep a box of Kleenex close at hand.

Added: Wednesday 01 April 2015 10:33:14 MST


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