Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- February 2011

The Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- February 2011



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

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Submitted by: Jeff Pressley
From: DC

I did not start watching it till mid season to be honest I rank it up there with best shows on tv. Criminal minds, Ncis LA,SUV, and yes I know parenthood...great family drama, reminds u of your own..anyways, I love all 4 characters on 5-o. Mcgarrett should have been nominated for an emmy with cann, u have presence on the screen, u are tough yet, compassionate, loved when u saw danos apt, and at the end when his kid was visiting, u gave him a 3 day hotel thing, very GOOOD WRITING..story line about his past,dad, governor, the cousins, the realistic episodes are excellent..love dann/mcgaretts relationship..so witty..makes me laugh..I am a guy some scenes have brought a tear guys, love relationship with his daughter n ex, scott u are for real, loved your dad for many years..so job well done..dont change a thing..kono is very sexy n a great actress, I could go, every week show is fantastic, Thanks Jeff

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 22:15:39 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Jet City

Dig your words bout Steve McGarrett, Rainbow Warrior. Well said, my friend. You right on, SKINHEAD be a powerhouse ep wita wallop of a endin. Hard to tops that, guess that the quintessential heavy endin of the type you mentioned.

Chicken first caught Skinhead on WOR while in Junior High. Man, I was probably round the same age as you when I seen it. Hey, you be able to catch the Skinhead dude on your season 1 dvd, he disguised as a peacenick. Hard to belive its the same cat.

Lastly, shout outs to my man RingFire. Many thanks for the B-Day wishes, brudda.

Chicken still goin strong, McGarrett won’t bust me again. Nevaaaaaaaaaaaa, Mistah McGarrrett. No Chance you'll ever lock me up again. No Way

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 21:38:11 PST


Submitted by: Dalen Quaice
From: Burbank, CA USA

Here is a treat for H50 music fans. For the first time, an unreleased "full stereo version" of the famous Don Ray arrangement for the 3rd Season opening of H50, which is arguably the best version of the theme.

www.fileserve.com/file/2BeGgBg

Do you want more(such as the closing theme)? Let me know. Mike, feel free to post this on your site somewhere if you want.

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 20:07:39 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Ray, I have no email addys for anyone. Best bet to get to Lenkov is Twitter. He does read and respond regularly.

Jeff, glad to pass along the info. Hope you get somewhere with it.

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 19:08:54 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

"In last night's memorial tribute at the Oscars, there were quite a few people left out, including James MacArthur. Someone on the Yahoo H50FC discussion board said this had something to do with JM's "politics," which is debatable."

You're being kind, Mike. It's not even close to debatable...it's a ridiculous theory. The Academy omitted the great, and monumentally influential, Satoshi Kon, so thinking there was some sort of political conspiracy to exclude JMac is laughable. His omission was simply an artifact of a poorly thought out segment on the Academy's part. At least TCM, SAG and CBS properly acknowledged his passing.

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 19:00:23 PST


Submitted by: Jeff
From: Durham, NC

To Big City Gal,

Thank you very much for the info. that you gave in response to my post today! I will proceed with checking out that H 5-0 blog!

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 18:55:32 PST


Submitted by: otto
From: nyc

Thanks, Q. I saw a bit of the oscars but missed that part. Good to know that the Kev McC got his due. Full Fathom Forever.

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 18:31:57 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Kevin McCarthy was one of the last people mentioned in the tribute.

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 18:23:53 PST


Submitted by: O.M.
From: east coast

So they left Danno out of the ceremony; that sucks. But what about KMAC??? Did they flash a pic of that good old friend?

Well, in the event that they overlooked him, i present this pic of the KMAC hanging out with the beautiful and tragic Edie Sedgwick. http://bit.ly/hTrr5O

Pure style.

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 17:31:32 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Matt Roush of TV Guide responds to viewer's question about Hawaii Five-0:

http://bit.ly/giWTOI

Question: For the most part, I'm really enjoying Hawaii Five-0, even though the writing seems uneven at times, but then so it is with most procedurals. I have to ask, though: Is it just me or is Scott Caan being given the meatiest material to work with? In nearly back-to-back episodes, his character had a "personal crisis" to deal with, which basically separated him from the regular procedural element of the script, thereby giving Scott a chance to develop his character and shine a bit. I don't see that happening with any other role, even the McGarrett character. Is this all happening because the network gave orders to give Scott more material so they could ride his Golden Globe nomination, or do you think the writers just haven't figured out how to write properly for the other three leads? And while we're talking about undeveloped characters, how awful is it that the wonderful Daniel Dae Kim is basically relegated to saying "copy that" every episode and fiddling with tech stuff? What a waste of talent! When does Chin get his turn to shine, or Kono? I know that the producers have promised more McGarrett-centric episodes, but does that mean more scenes of Steve jumping through windows or showing off his SEAL skills, or does it mean that Alex O'Loughlin actually gets some good material too? My one and only hope as far as the McGarrett character is concerned is that his uber-annoying, whiny sister stay on the mainland and away from Hawaii permanently. I know that's a long shot, but we can hope. — Rachel

Matt Roush: Seems to me that Scott Caan's "Danno" character broke out long before the Golden Globes nod, and I don't imagine that has much to do with the show's creative direction, or lack thereof. Is it really such a surprise that the comic fish-out-of-water sidekick to the brooding all-business/all-action leading man pops out from an ensemble like this? Points well taken that Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park have been woefully underused, and their characters seriously underdeveloped. But in the big picture of a franchise like this, it's still early days.

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 17:23:27 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

In last night's memorial tribute at the Oscars, there were quite a few people left out, including James MacArthur. Someone on the Yahoo H50FC discussion board said this had something to do with JM's "politics," which is debatable.

Here is some on-line reaction to stars who were omitted:

http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/oscars-in-memoriam-didnt-mention/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/race/oscar-memoriam-snubs-corey-haim-162217

(Read the comments after the articles.)

There is a much better tribute here (which mentions JM), though it only goes to the end of 2010:

http://vimeo.com/17706071

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 17:04:00 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

wish Antenna can show 5-0 shows

GIDGET, FLYING NUN, HERE COME THE BRIDES getting tiresome

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 13:44:54 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From: Portsmouth, NH

@Jeff and @Big City Gal: Do either if you have any email addresses of the aforementioned producers/contacts for the new Five O?

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 13:25:08 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Hey Big Chick! Happy birthday, bay-beee! You have turned 80 today! Outta sight, man!!

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 11:53:58 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Speaking of Elissa, she recently posted a new picture of herself on her Facebook page, so I was quick to "borrow" it for her page on my site. Check it out!

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/elissa

On her FB page, she gave some information about a recent movie she is in. You can see details of that here (I think you have to log into FB to access this):

http://on.fb.me/i9dzOv

The director of this movie is Eric Nemoto, who played the deputy public prosecutor whose son got blown up in the last episode of the new Five-O.

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 09:58:00 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Jeff, here are the two big fan sites for the new show...

Hawaii Five-0 Online Blog
http://hawaiifiveoonline.blog.com/

Hawaii Five-0 Online is also on Twitter and VERY active there...
http://twitter.com/@Hawaii5Oonline

Hawaii Five-0 Fans Forum
http://www.hawaii-five-0-fans.com/

Peter Lenkov is active on Twitter as well.

Good luck!

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 09:54:48 PST


Submitted by: otto
From: mainland

R-Dub: The episode with the sicko skinhead is called "Skinhead". A classic episode with fantastic performances, and probably the all-time best performance by the great KWAN HI LIM!!! (a plot twist you may have forgotten will surprise you.)

There is a movie called The Gene Krupa Story on Antenna TV. It stars Sal Mineo, and has an uncredited appearance by another 5-O season one alumnus: Gavin Macleod! There's even a scene where they are on screen together. (any actor goes up a notch in my estimation, just for having been on Five-O.)

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 09:11:48 PST


Submitted by: Mahaloed
From: Plymouth, Ma

To Rainbow Warrior: Season 4 "Skinhead"

Somewhat similar (epic) expression by McGarrett as in "One Big Happy Family" I miss Slim Pickens!!!

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 09:03:24 PST


Submitted by: Jeff
From: Durham, NC

To Big City Gal,

Last week, (Feb. 22nd) you responded to my post about getting a movement on from fans who might be interested in seeing Elissa Dulce appear in the new version of H 5-0. In my post, I listed the physical address of two of the co-exec producers of the show where fans of Elissa could write to these individuals. In your post you mentioned that there is an online blog about Hawaii 5-0 and that dedicated fans of the show really make it one of high quality.

You did not mention the website of this blog in your original post. Would you happen to know the online URL address of this blog? I appreciate your help!

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 08:38:45 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

OTTO:

I'll do that when I watch "The Ways of Love" next week. I'll touch base with you. First off this week is "Gold bars inside a fish." ;)

Big Chicken:

What was the Five-O episode in later years when they have caught the skin head who was a rapist and after explaining to Steve why he did it, Steve looks at the rapist disgusted and says "A Man?...You don't even know what a man is!" and walks away as the camera moves into a close up of the skin head's dumbfounded face. One of my all time favorite endings because as a young teenage Rainbow Warrior, it showed me what a true man was "Steve McGarrett!

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 06:41:35 PST


Submitted by: Mahaloed
From: Plymouth, Ma

Ha! I believe I committed a serious Hawaii 5-aux pas when I went from "Grandstand Play" to "Draw Me A Killer" within a day instead of 2+ years. Elliot Street was suddenly back in my face with all that hair and lips so it took me a few moments to refocus. When I finally did I was awestruck by 2 big episode moments. The first was to find McGarrett in the belly of the beast - no, not 5-0 headquarters with the fast talking shrink and fancy slide show but at his BARBER SHOP! This should have been a whole episode unto itself because there was some real tension in the air (as depicted below...)

http://bit.ly/f1kUru

I felt bad for Ernie the barber when Steve walked out without so much as a 'little off the top, thanks.' The other moment came (as Mike points out in his review) when our young killer/stalker/Judy Mooner did a double-take at the early internet just before he finds the evil Danno cop at the police station. The 8 foot cardboard web page header reads: ON-LINE POLICE INFORMATION SYSTEM with a series of links and JPEGS. I imagine kids today would be confused since there is no mouse.

http://bit.ly/gMkWLX

I would love to put that final scene (where Arthur unloads his weapon) on a slo-mo continuous loop because Street really puts every molecule of facial drama into it. So many bullets, so many misses. Unlike his wild aim, however, this episode was a hit!

Added: Monday 28 February 2011 03:52:50 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle, Washington

Hey Rainbow Warrior, glad you down with the Chicken, brudda. Good to hear from ya.

Love that “painted Daises” DVD version restored Danno’s long opening chase compared with the rerun cut. Gotta differ with you on the endin, thou, I thought Steve & Danno walkin from the shadows into the sunlight was pretty heavy. I do agree that Sal Mineo makin nice with his pops in TIGER was a pretty tame conclusion (pun intented) followin as it did on Jerry Parks goin all in on the kindnappin and killin.

I thought the first season eps had such a gritty, noir feel to them that they tried to conclude some of em on a positive or hopeful note. Like Steve’s parting words of inspiration to grad student John Hays at the conclude of “Pray Love Remember…” (another one of Chicken’s faves). I think you’ll find a good share of powerful episode wraps as you view on.

You right that early seasons Steve had an eye for the ladies and I agree that they seemed to imply he was quite the playa off duty. Steve puttin the moves on Sabrina Scharf before the Tsunami warnin hit in “Forty Feet High” come to mind for instance. But as the series went on they depicted that keepin the islands safe was an all consuming gig for him and Steve’s life was just 24-7 policin the rock.

Lastly, glad to have you in the SAMURAI camp. I truly dig that episode, and concur with you totally on that. Hey keepin kickin it old school, my brudda.

Next up, Johnny Fargo in 24 Karat Kill. Or as me and Boris know it, Gold bars inside O’ fish :D

Added: Sunday 27 February 2011 23:31:29 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Well the downhill slide continues with the new version of the show here. Even with a double episode it came in 4th in both the 8.30pm (723,00) and 9.30pm (531,00) time slots.

Added: Sunday 27 February 2011 23:09:18 PST


Submitted by: OTTO
From: The City

Rainbow, so you've painted the daisies, but please let me know when you've experienced The Ways of Love. Does it end with a bang, or with a whimper? You decide. (either way, it's rock steady.)

Added: Sunday 27 February 2011 19:02:58 PST


Submitted by: Mark
From: Denver

Michael, found you answer on the Mercs most interesting, do you know when the '68 was built? I was also wondering how many miles were on the car when found? I recently watched the season 10 episode "Tall on the Wave" and that chase scene when they used the '68 as stunt car/bulldozer gave me the shivers. I understand it gets worse treatment in season 11, is that the Park Lanes swan song before storage and ultimate rescue?

Added: Sunday 27 February 2011 18:13:08 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Big Chicken:

You asked for Rainbow Warrior, and here I am. All you have to do is ask to speak to Rainbow Warrior and here I am, because I respect the Chicken. The Chicken is cool. ;)

I have watched season one up to "and they painted daisy's" and a few things have struck me. I have seen "...on his coffin." many times on broadcast tv reruns, but seeing it on DVD, I could not believe how much footage I saw for the first time that they edited out of the reruns. The long walk into the police station by Dano when he had to be booked and turn in his badge and gun, and the great scene in the strip club "Hubba, Hubba" with Big Chicken's girlfriend and she flirts with McG and tells him to catch her act sometime. It's a much more powerful episode in it's original form. Also, when Big Chicken says "you do all right for yourself with the ladies Mr.McGarrett.", it was another reminder that in the beginning of the series McGarrett was supposed to have quite the lovelife which was never really developed during the show's run.

The one thing about the very beginning of the old five-o that I have noticed was that the tremendously powerful endings that the show would be known for were not in effect in the early shows. I felt that "Tiger by the Tail", "Strangers in our own Land" and even "...and they painted...." kind of ended with a whimper. The show was still developing and was not yet the powerhouse it would become.

I know Mr. Mike hated it, but I loved "Samuari", I thought it had all the elements of classic Five-O. Great writing, scenery, interesting storyline, great guest star appearance and terrific ending.

I love the scenes where MCG goes in to meet with the Governor and Attorney General, because those scenes represent political politics as they actually are.

MCG's late 1960's blue suit does not seem dated today unlike some of the 1970's duds.

One last word about the new show. The last episode was very good, but Danny could have taken his brother out if he didn't want him to get away. He could have shot him in the leg to keep him from getting on the plane and called Steve to arrest his brother. Jennifer Lopez did it to her lover George Clooney in the great movie "Out of Sight" to arrest him, and Williams could have done it on Monday's show, but the writers and producers probably want to bring Dane Cook back for many episodes as Danny's brother so they left it that way. Me, I would have shot him in the leg and kept him from going on that plane, but as Big Chicken, Otto, Big H, and Boris know....I'm old school. ;)

Added: Sunday 27 February 2011 18:10:08 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

That URL posted only shows what happens AFTER the commercial for Five-O. To see the whole thing, use this URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYMJWKDw_5Y

Added: Saturday 26 February 2011 07:42:31 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: ...been spittin' teeth all night...

Micheal....great info on the Mercs,and Mahaloed, I had a feeling you would love Hookman , the only H50 ep to win an Emmy (for the score, I think)...

Added: Saturday 26 February 2011 07:01:12 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From: Portsmouth, NH

I love reading all the posts on Five O, both with respect to the new and old series even though I post rarely, mainly because of time constraints, job, etc. But someday, when work is no longer a huge distraction in my life, I am going to get into it with the rest of you on episode discussion. I do have a fetish for the rare nostalgic trivia that I find now and then...so, I am compelled at times to put something out on here that maybe few know about. I also like when Mike gets the trivia bug going every so often. Here is a 1968 TV promo of Five O with selected scenes we have all seen before, but formatted differently. Just thought it was an interesting prelude to the hype which would soon take the series into an unprecedented longevity. Sorry if this has been posted previously. http://tinyurl.com/67etywb

Added: Friday 25 February 2011 23:07:18 PST


Submitted by: Mahaloed
From: Ma.

Otto said: Mahaloed: Fasten your seatbelts and get ready. The Hookman is gonna deliver the goods!!! Pour a shot for Otto.

My second shot is for you, Otto, and I'll happily drink it for the both of us lol.

Hookman originally aired a month after I turned 15 (wow... was I ever 15 years old? ;) ) What kills me is that I have a very strong memory of watching The Vashon trilogy with my mom a year or so earlier and how riveted we were to 5-0 back then, but I have no memory of Hookman which means we were not watching for whatever reason. Too bad - I would have loved this episode at that age. An armless (and nearly dialogue-less) madman all hellbent on ending his revenge spree with McGarrett. Very cool. Season 6 wastes no time in jumping straight out of the box, btw. Hookman was fantastic. Was it just me who wondered why an armless Phil Collins was running around Hawaii way back when? Phil Collins with a smattering of Kevin Spacey..? ;) The aftermath of the McKinney incident seemed a little forced. You know it wasn't going to end well for him but no sooner was he down/dead than Danno has moved on. No ambulance or even any real attention? Just dead? Poor druggy lol - you've been wasted. BTW, is there anything cooler than 5 seasons of Ghostbuster ambulances??? And what is it about the various 5-0 director's love of the lengthly "crane-pulling-the-abandoned-car-out-of-the-Pacific" scenes? You could watch a whole Don Stroud episode in the time it takes to pull that 'stang out. Jeezum, I love this show! Just great McGarrettention to detail when twice he instantly realizes he is in the crosshairs. You can't help but feel time stop with that amount of tension. That's great television, baby!

Added: Friday 25 February 2011 18:27:19 PST


Submitted by: Michael Timothy
From: Palatine, IL

OK, here's the deal on the Five 0 cars and why they came out as top-line Mercurys, as near as I can figure. The script for the pilot called for a "powerful, black American sedan" and I think it likely that when Leonard Freeman approached Ford, he gave them those specifications. The '68 was built as a "Home Office Reserve" car, meaning, it was built for company use and not intended for general retail sale. Likely some upper-level accountant drove it for a while, and when the model year was up, there was no further use for the car. Along comes Freeman.......As for the '74, it was built for use in the Los Angeles market early in the model year, but was not disposed of for another 9 months. This car had some unique equipment making it one of one, and I suspect it was built as a test vehicle for evaluation of certain equipment. When Freeman came back years later looking for a replacement, the Marquis Brougham was offered for the sake of consistency.

I have been told that the '67 Marquis used in the pilot was a rental car (probably Hertz). It is equally possible that once the show was sold, Freeman asked for something close in appearance to that car for consistency's sake once regular episodic production began.

Added: Friday 25 February 2011 18:04:56 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

saw the new entertainment weekly issue and has the shows coming and gone for good on page 27

5-0 is in the 'sure thing' section for the next season

2 1/2 MEN? ugh! cancel that for good please!

HUMAN TARGET , LIE TO ME may not come back

THE CAPE is in the 'dead and buried' section

Added: Friday 25 February 2011 13:26:40 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I also enjoyed Stroud as Robert Davi's henchman who meets a "dead end" (pun intended) courtesy of a forklift in the 1989 James Bond actioner with Timothy Dalton - LICENCE TO KILL.

Added: Friday 25 February 2011 11:26:41 PST


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

I'm still waiting to hear the new release date for season eleven - any buzz?

Also, it would be just great if the producers of the new FIVE-0 would bring in Bruce Broughton to score an episode or two - only in my dreams, I suppose...:-(

Added: Friday 25 February 2011 11:13:34 PST


Submitted by: Mark
From: Denver

Mr. Mike, I went to the car lust blog mentioned below. Good article, but being the head of Five-0 I would think Steve could drive a Park Lane or a Marquis as he chose or a Custom 500 if he wanted. I think it's fitting that the state of Hawaii "top cop" should drive the nicest car this side of the Governors Lincoln Continental! LOVE THAT "68 PARK LANE!!

Added: Friday 25 February 2011 10:17:17 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

Since were on the topic of Stroud, my fav bad ass performance of his was in Joe Kidd.

"I know it's crappy deal, buddy....BUT THAT'S ALL YOU GOT!!"

Added: Friday 25 February 2011 09:49:07 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

A very interesting article on the cars of Five-O:

http://www.carlustblog.com/2011/02/the-cars-of-five-o.html

Added: Friday 25 February 2011 07:55:38 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

...and before all that, your service aboard PT-73. Forrest Gump got nothing on Chicken.

Added: Friday 25 February 2011 06:40:05 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Louisiana

Rick, there is mo' to the Chicken than just his nefarious activities. In addition to bein part of Hawaii's seedy undabelly & servin a stretch @ Oahu State Prison, Chicken also wrote for TV news on the mainland and been the Capitan of a cruise ship. An even though I hates McGarrett's livin insides, I do loves to kick back an watch the Five-O.

Specially dig them scenes in LATE JOHN wit Harry-Q n' Steve-O that you & Otto mentioned:

"Someday, somebody's gonna put a contract out on you McGarrett."

"And when they do, you tell that someone not to miss."

Added: Thursday 24 February 2011 19:51:53 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: NYC

Mahaloed: Fasten your seatbelts and get ready. The Hookman is gonna deliver the goods!!! Pour a shot for Otto.

Rick and Ringfire: Yes, it was a gift from the gods to see that one for the first time. Excellent episode. And remember to check Stroud in ANGEL UNCHAINED. It's a great ride; pun intended.

Added: Thursday 24 February 2011 18:54:38 PST


Submitted by: Mahaloed
From: Ma

I'm just wrapping up Season 3 tonight (Grandstand Play PT 2) and moving to season 6 where I will finally begin viewing in sequential order. Really looking forward to 6. I was watching a Gavin McLeod interview the other night and he got around to his experience on Five-0. Sooner or later I'll get Season 1 for "The Box" and the several others I've missed. Gavin's story about his working life through the early days of television was really interesting.

Seems like Don Stroud was everywhere on tv back in the early 70s. And I'd nearly forgotten him until he jumped off the screen (last week) in "The Late John Louisiana"

Anyway, tomorrow afternoon at this time I'm pouring myself a whiskey & coke and queuing up "Hookman" for the first time. I understand its a favorite :)

Added: Thursday 24 February 2011 13:56:25 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Chicken, you're a complex cat. What with the pushing dope to kids and being an all around bad citizen on the one hand. While at the same time you're keenly in tune with the excellence, the subtle nuances, that are the essence of Five-O.

Otto, how lucky you are to see THE LATE JOHN L for the first time. It's in my top ten all time greatest eps. Every scene with Stroud and Harry Quon (Alfred Ryder) is money. As good as it gets.

Ringfire, yes Stroud is electric, eclectic and eccentric. "Would you do that for me kid? ...yeah, I'll take care of that for you Harry."

Added: Thursday 24 February 2011 13:50:16 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Donny Stroud was electric in all 3 of his Five-0 appearances! From "The Late John Louisiana" to "The Flip Side is Death" he was just outta sight, bay-bee!! But with "Target-A Cop" this cool cat just took it up to a whole new level! By far the best performance that I've ever seen from him - movies and TV combined. No one played a nasty villain like the great Stroudster!! No waaay, baby! But nooo waaaaaaaaaaay!!!

Added: Thursday 24 February 2011 11:27:43 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

This Sunday night (27 Feb), H50 will be a double episode. At 8.30pm it will go up against The Mentalist and Bones. At 9.30pm it will be against another episode of The Mentalist and Castle.

Next Sunday (6 Mar) if they continue have a double episode, then the second episode at 9.30pm will go up against Castle and Harry's Law. It is very rare that we have the same shows against each other as they do in the USA.

Added: Thursday 24 February 2011 00:03:20 PST


Submitted by: o.m.
From: stroudsville

Now this is getting pretty weird. i'm up late checking out a randomly selected episode, and it turns out to be The Late John Louisiana. For some inexplicable reason, i have never seen this episode, but i've had Season 3 for a few years now. That's odd enough, but i come in and turn on the computer to get the rundown on this ep, and all y'all mofos be talkin' about The Stroudster...

(Check out his performance in the very entertaining biker flick ANGEL UNCHAINED, 1970.)

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 22:39:56 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Here is my top 5 from season 9 (in episode airing order)

Nine Dragons
The Bells Toll at Noon
Man in a Steel Frame
Elegy in a Rain Forest
Blood Money is Hard to Wash

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 22:34:26 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Sudden Don

Great, great stuff, Rick.

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 22:00:11 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

The incomparable Don Stroud.

then...... bit.ly/e6xNeC

and now... bit.ly/fnLz5A

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 21:28:05 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Da Great Don Stroud

Rick picks: ‘TARGET A COP ...falls apart at the ending. But Don Stroud makes up for that.’

“Sic em crime crushers. No job too small for the HPD” :D

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 21:00:50 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

S9 Top Five:

NINE DRAGONS ...Wo Fat hiding in plain sight as T.L. Shang. But he can't fool Yankee Chang.
THE LAST OF THE GREAT PAPERHANGERS ...McG gets goofed on. Still he respects the cool calm & collected HHR just a little bit.
DOUBLE EXPOSURE ...Danno got game. And a couple hoods borrowed from The Rockford Files. My medicine!
TARGET A COP ...falls apart at the ending. But Don Stroud makes up for that.
THE BELLS TOLL AT NOON ...comics always make great villains.

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 19:35:26 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Roger That One-Niner

Right you is, RingFire, Season 9 be one Powerhouse Season! Nine Dragons was a landmark episode in the series and I got Steel Frame, Bells Toll and Target Cop down as all timers. I was riveted as a high schoola watchin Steve-O lay that beach side ass whoppin on the Dos Equis cat in Steel Frame. Ep ends with that tragic shot of Steve standin by the surf - he'd come along way from the late 60s swinga of the early seasons - Keepin the rock safe be a lonely, all consumin gig.

And now, with no further adieu, he is Chick's Top 5:

1) Nine Dragons
2) Man in a Steel Frame
3) The Bells Toll at Noon
4) Target - A Cop
5) Double Exposure

Yeah, S9 dialed it back to the early days. Like a hard rock band enterin the twilight of the 70s, Jack & the boys done showed they could still kick it!

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 19:16:03 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: Examiner

...and the GRAND PRIZE, a six-DVD box set with 24 episodes, all of them are TO HELL WITH BABE RUTH!

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 17:18:26 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Second and third prizes are a copy of season ten. First prize is TWO copies of season ten. :D

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 14:15:26 PST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

My Season 9 top five

Nine Dragons
Man in a Steel Frame
Elegy in a Rainforest
The Last of the Great Paperhangers
Assault on the Palace

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 13:47:52 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld

what's FOB stand for? Fat Old Bastard?

Mr Madrid, a weasely mouse of a man... I love Sabrina Scarf.

hope everyone's doing well. Best wishes to you who enjoy the new show. Believe me, I dont want you on my fan boat.

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 13:36:06 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

hey guys the tabloid NAtional Examiner has a free giveaway for three box sets of 5-0 season 10. it was in the CBS Video Entertainment facebook page.

i hope their FB page can be seen

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150092566420794&id=643250793#!/cbshomeentertainment

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 13:34:24 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Nine Dragons
Target -- A Cop
The Bells Toll at Noon
Elegy in a Rain Forest
Double Exposure

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 12:09:12 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Ok folks, we're up to season 9 now. So what are your TOP 5 for S9, eh?

My TOP 5 niners would be:

1) "Target - A Cop" - dir. Robert Scheerer
2) "A Capitol Crime" - dir. Sutton Roley
3) "The Bells Toll at Noon" - dir. Jack Lord
4) "Man in a Steel Frame" - dir. Allen Reisner
5) "Elegy in a Rainforest" - dir. Sutton Roley

I still don't have this season on DVD but from what I recall this was one dynamite season! Almost on par with seasons 1-6. And certainly superior to seasons 7 & 8.

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 11:57:15 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Why you bein so mean to Judy Moon?

You right, Otto. Mr. Street lookin pretty distinguished nowdays. Look like he totally over that Judy Moon chick.

Glad we was on the same wave with the FOB. Dig that one, has a heavy helpin of our man Wo Fat. N' Steve&Danno’s Diamond Head copter assault musta looked great on yo new tv

"It's worth Murder One."

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 08:18:29 PST


Submitted by: Otto F.O.B.
From: Moon

HA, CHICK! that's strange, i just watched all of F.O.B. last night, searching for incidental music to record. Then, went through Draw Me a Killer in order to record the music where he follows Judy to her office (the part with the weird synth).

Check this more recent pic of E. Street. You'd never now he had been such a schlub in his youth: http://imdb.to/iel6lF

Added: Wednesday 23 February 2011 07:00:31 PST


Submitted by: FOB Chicken
From: The Place

Man, me run aground wit dem Season 10 eps Tsunami, Big Aloha, & Kings Shadow (can’t say you didn’t warn me, Mr. Mike). Had to dial it back to great Season 3 Two-Fers FOB Honolulu & GrandStand Play - the former a most excellent espionage adventure with some great Wo Fatisms like: “Do Not attempt to contact me again Mister Madrid, it will prove most painful”

Steve on the outside as far as the international playas, but he stay in the game. And great cinematography for Steve n’ Danno’s aerial assault on Wo’s Diamond Head hideaway.

Mr. Mike – how come your synop of Grandstand Play got no mention of “The Place,” that mini dive bar where Horton stake out future Judy Moon obsessee Elliot Street? Definitely ‘the place’ to go to do some afternoon drinkin - with bottom feedin sociopath Horton, the quite weathered resident flirtatious floozie and the lethargic barman.

Now that’s the kinda rich detail that makes Da Five-O So good, man.

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 22:01:43 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: better episode...

Good episode yesterday, although whatever Danny's brother did-well a case of the pot calling the kettle black-after all, the team also stole to help out Chin. Again, MCG lies so unlike our Five-O universe, this MCG lacks the same integrity.

It was a good script, but the pacing is so rapid. I like Kono and Grace has surprised me recently-I am glad that she is not just eyecandy. I don't think it is Five-0 but I like that the show reminds me of the shows in the eighties-lacks a certain something right now to be given the Five-0 badge, but this last episode was much more like the show and the banter was minimal so that was a refreshing change.

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 18:46:13 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: Pittsburgh

John from Ireland, are you thinking of "The Flip Side is Death" from season six? I am not certain, but I think that could be the episode.

Ray from Portsmouth, I know you are speaking the absolute, God's honest truth! Given the opportunity, I hope you are indeed able to meet Ms. Logue. Clear your schedule, buy your plane ticket, or whatever arrangements need be made. Even if it turns out to be something you are not able to talk about, I will be happy just knowing how your search panned out for you!

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 16:03:54 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

danno: "this is clarence clemons"?

he coulda used an old 5-0 name like....Kurt Stoner ;)

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 14:25:12 PST


Submitted by: johnwrites
From: Ireland

I am trying to find an episode wher eth team are up against germ warfare. I though it might be three dead cows at makkapuu or sweet terror but not

In the one i am thinking of there are several scenes where the toxix vial is seen in a stream with water running around it. Not the one with Dr stone either
johnwrites03@yahoo.co.uk

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 13:38:03 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

last nite, must be...
BOMB BOMB WHERE'S THE BOMB PART II?

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 13:26:15 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

CBS and Netflix ink a deal to stream TV shows, including original Hawaii Five-O http://bit.ly/gH6aby (thanks to Jeff)

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 12:08:35 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

No idea if there were talks re Magnum and Five-O together, since I wasn't party to same. There are rumours such talks took place, and McGarrett and Five-O are referred to a few times on Magnum.

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 09:54:02 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

BWAHAHA, more trivia!!

The store where Chin Ho investigates the remote control airplanes that were used to make parts for the bomb is the Hobbietat at 1413 10th Ave. in Honolulu. (http://www.hobbietat.com) -- this is an actual store, and the sign above the front door is the actual sign, though it looks like they have modified it to remove the street address. The Google Maps view of the sign is not particularly clear, but this photo shows that the word "Hobby" is misspelled: http://bit.ly/fkbiV9

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 09:33:03 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

wish there was a magnum/five o crossover

were there talks back then, mike?

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 09:09:24 PST


Submitted by: Harvey Litwin
From: New York

Great to see Brooke Alexander in the show as Diana Meachumas....she adds great authenticity to her character....mature, beautiful, professional and bold.

Added: Tuesday 22 February 2011 06:08:42 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

More Trivia:

Good line to McG from fed: "See if your fairy godmother [the Governor] can get you out of that."

Cook to Danno: "What's with the third degree, Magnum?" (getting close to the old Five-O universe!)

McG line to Kono and Chin: 'Contact every rental company, etc., etc." (similar to old show)

In the model airplane supply shop sign, I think the name of the shop is misspelled as "Fishing and *Hobbie* Supplies"? Gotta check this at 720p.

Business card for the airplane charter joint lists a Honolulu address with a ZIP code of 06845. I can't find such a ZIP code, but if there was one, it would probably be in Connecticut, not Hawaii.

Public defender's name was "Meachum," similar to "Mr. Beecham," the guy who owned the bookstore in the old show episode "I'll Kill 'Em Again."

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 23:22:13 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Preliminary thoughts on the show ... SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY.

Overall, I thought this show was very good. What was amazing -- the photography was TOTALLY REALISTIC from beginning to end, none of this yellow pissy stuff! Seriously, I almost cried!

Dane Cook was very good playing Danno's brother, a financier who got involved with some bad things.

The second story involved a crazed bomber who wanted to knock off the people responsible for putting his teenage son in jail, where he was killed in a prison brawl.

There were some big holes in the bomber's backstory. Like where does he get the dynamite? I think he was qualified with handling explosives in his "past life," but aren't there checks and balances for people with a criminal history in terms of buying this stuff? (On the other hand, in the movie "Heat," Val Kilmer, who was a crook, was able to buy dynamite at the beginning of the show with little problem.) They should have checked the usual dynamite supply houses on the island such as happened on the old show. Or did the guy bring the dynamite with him on the plane? If so, wouldn't the baggage inspection have caught this?

I didn't understand what the bomber was looking at in the last shot which showed him -- was it the defense lawyer and her kid, because they weren't in the next shot. It would have been more suspenseful if the defense attorney's kid had taken the knapsack with him when they fled from the car!

I thought the business with the airplane at the end was dumb. HELLO!! -- if McGarrett has all these super powers which includes getting the Feds to tell him what they are up to in terms of investigating Danno's brother, why can't he stop the plane from taking off?

There was a red herring with a suspect who turned out not to be the bomber. And McGarrett jerked the feds around, something we haven't seen with the new show.

No kick-ass fights from Kono, but she looked very sad when she had to interview the judge whose daughter got knocked off. Note the judge was Clyde Kusatsu, who starred in Yes, My Deadly Daughter in the original show.

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 22:58:35 PST


Submitted by: Iris Russell
From: Woodland Hills, Ca.

I am watching the show as I write.
The music is terrible. It is interfering with the show.
It sounds like a slow rain and I can't stand it.

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 22:19:14 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Tonight's episode was interesting. There was an okay procedural storyline. Nothing special. But Danno's storyline with his brother was unexpected. Dane Cook did a good job (as did Scott Caan). Won't say much since not everyone has seen it yet. But there were a couple sweet scenes where the chemistry between Danny and Rachel were great. Loved the dinner scene with all of them, too. And for the guys, you'll get to see Rachel in a bikini.

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 20:53:35 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Visit Seattle: Tell em Toomey and Lew sent ya

@Big H “That last article wasn't too kind to the Lord...."arrogant, condescending"....hmmm, Chicken won't like that...Chick warned us that people would say bad things....”

That’s right, Big H, people may say baaaaaaad things about Jack Lord. But I believe in the Lord, the Lord is cool. The Lord can handle other people sayin baaaaaaaad things

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 18:00:52 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I'm surprised that no one has pointed out the "similarity" between the name of this new person joining Five-O and Jonathan Kaye, the quasi-CIA-type bigshot who was a major minor character on the old show.

===

On CBS’s reboot of the classic cop show, Lisa Oleynik will play *Jessica Kaye*, an ex-CIA analyst and Harvard graduate with a degree in Political Science and a Masters in Global Security and Intelligence Studies who is fresh off the plane from Langley, Virginia.

Her purpose in Hawaii? To assist Five-0 in the pursuit of Steve McGarrett’s arch nemesis, Wo Fat (Iron Chef America‘s Mark Dacascos). Jessica has a personal stake in the manhunt since Wo Fat was responsible for the murder of her fiancé, a well respected CIA field agent.

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 12:00:26 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Barbara sez...."But I sure don't know how to initiate this "movement" to get her on the show. Anyone else have ideas??"

Peter Lenkov is very active on Twitter, reading and responding to Tweets regularly. That's one way to get to a suggestion to him directly.

There is also the Hawaii Five-0 Online blog. Those folks there are well organized and solidly committed to the show. Get them interested and I'm sure they can start a movement.

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 11:08:17 PST


Submitted by: Jeffman
From: Durham, NC

Hello everyone,

I've not posted a comment in the forum for awhile now. But, I feel moved to do so on behalf of an actress who appeared in the original 5-0 back in the 70's. I am referring to Elissa Dulce. I apologize if this topic has been posted in the forum recently. I did go back quite a few pages and checked, but found no mention of her name.

I strongly feel that the co-exec producers of the new 5-0 should strongly consider Elissa for a role in a future episode or two. I hope that other long-time fans of the original share in my feelings.

Several months ago, after reading the article posted on Mike's site from a few years ago concerning Elissa, I did go through the process of getting her approval to contact her. I did so, and have recently exchanged several email letters with Elissa. She is very much a classy, elegant, yet very friendly lady. I felt very privileged in just being able to read what Elissa wrote in her emails as she reminisced about her character roles, and the fun that she had in filming them. I asked Elissa if she would be at all interested in appearing as a character in the new version of 5-0; even for 2-3 episodes. Elissa stated to me personally that (quote) "I would love to really sink my teeth into a role" (unquote). I have been baffled in the fact that apparently, according to Elissa, she has NOT yet been contacted by people associated with the new version of 5-0.

I recently did some research on the Internet and did manage to find both the names and physical addresses to two of the three co-exec producers on the new 5-0 version. I wrote them a letter asking that they at least consider Elissa for an upcoming role - as much for the fact that they would be paying tribute to Elissa for her appearances on the original. As is stated on Mike's page devoted to her at this site, Elissa is known as the most "babalicious" actress ever to appear in the original. She appeared in 9 episodes, convincingly playing quite different characters.

Sadly, there are not that many actors/actresses still with us who made as many appearances as Elissa did - counting the sad passing in recent years of James MacArthur, (the original Danny Williams), Harry Endo, ("Che Fong"), Seth Sakai, Hwan Hi Lim, and Harold Gould, (from the great Vashon trilogy) amongst others.

We have seen the recurring appearances of Al Harrington, Dennis Chun, (Kam Fong's biological son) who has a recurring part as the "new" Duke Lukela, and Helen Torco who was in the '68 pilot episode "Cocoon" as the nightclub hula dancer in one scene. This scene was played in the opening theme to every 5-0 episode in the original's 12 year run. I must consider it to be simple human error that the co-exec producers have not yet approached Elissa; if they know at all their H 5-0 history and what she meant to the show as long time fans undoubtedly know.

If anyone is interested in contacting these two individuals I will provide their names and a physical address to which you can write to them on behalf of Elissa:

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci
100 Universal City Plaza
Bldg 5171
Universal City, CA 91608

Thanks everyone,
Jeff

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 11:02:20 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Ray, I think it is a great idea to have Liz Logue make an appearance on the new series. I would like to see any number of folks from the old series show up in one place or another on the show. And frankly I think the producers would like to see that, too, if they can work it in. They have been a number of times that we have seen a nod to the original. But I sure don't know how to initiate this "movement" to get her on the show. Anyone else have ideas??

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 10:43:21 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

Check that....it wasn't the last article posted, but rather Ray's article....

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 10:13:11 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

"3. From another room my wife says "why do you keep yelling "shut-up!" at the TV?" ...I want to hit the fake Danno in the head with a 2x4. Danny boy, shut the eff up already."

I laughed for 10 min when I read that.... :D

That last article wasn't too kind to the Lord...."arrogant, condescending"....hmmm, Chicken won't like that...Chick warned us that people would say bad things....

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 09:52:23 PST


Submitted by: Mahaloed
From: Massachusetts

...and they are bringing in a 5th cast member who has reason to find Wo Fat. I'm already on the edge of my seat!! ;)

http://bit.ly/e2hNpn

Added: Monday 21 February 2011 05:51:41 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Just found out that next Sunday night will be a double episdoe of the new version (i.e. two new episodes). On Australian TV this means one of two things - they are testing the waters to see what the ratings will be at 9.30pm or they want to finish off the series as quickly as possible in order to put on something else.

Added: Sunday 20 February 2011 21:37:03 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From: Portsmouth, NH

Thanx all....going on a limb here, but does anyone think there's interest out in Five O land - that is - for fans past and present, to see the former Liz Logue in some kind of small cameo appearance in the new show? The reason I ask is a gentle hint or two has been passed her way through a source I know, feeling her out as to her interest. So far, she hasn't said no, but without being too specific, she is incredibly shy, modest, and self deprecatory regarding her past as a former model, and downplays her limited acting experience. Obviously, there would have to be Producer interest originating somewhere from the new series...maybe Mr. Mike knows someone. A gentle and discreet approach I think would be best. Isn't there some rumor/initiative to try and bring back some of the ol'bit players of the original Five O? Helen Kuoha-Torco, the hula dancer, comes to mind...It would be such a nice tip of the hat to the original series and for those very few who are still alive.

As an aside, she did send me her regards, AND I did receive an unexpected invitation to go see her when her long lost college friend pays her a visit sometime in the near future (who, like the rest of us thought she was dead, but tearfully reconnected with her on the phone after 50 years!). Needless to say, I was floored....totally speechless when I got the news....kind of like Ralph Cramden when Alice caught him doing something wrong...."abba, abbaa, abbaaa."

She remains in seclusion, under a different name, healthy, fulfilled, and very happily married to her third husband, somewhere in the USA. These facts I know, and I promise this is no joke -- cross my heart.

Added: Sunday 20 February 2011 20:08:59 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle, Washington

Yeah, great article, Ray. Thanks. I dig all your posts, especially the reports and updates you’ve provided us on Elizabeth Logue. You’re investigative work in that area would certainly make Jack Lord’s Steve McGarrett proud.

Added: Sunday 20 February 2011 18:27:14 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: NYC

Good post, Ray. Thank you for serving.

Added: Sunday 20 February 2011 15:41:41 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

oopss...just did a re-check and it actually came in third. Time to get my eyes tested again :p

Added: Sunday 20 February 2011 15:26:04 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

The downhill slide continues for the new version of Five-0 here in Australia. This week the show came in at number 4 (802,000). This week it was beaten by Agatha Christie's Miss Marple (1), Bones (2), and The Mentalist (3).

If this keeps up, we will definitely be seeing a change in timeslot for the show.

Added: Sunday 20 February 2011 15:24:00 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From: Portsmouth, NH

My apologies Mr. Mike, if this was posted earlier. A dated article for sure, but an interesting perspective on Jack Lord by an unknown blogger/writer, foot stomping his elusive air, and stoic nature. I learned something new -- as I had no idea Jack Lord graduated as an Ensign from Merchant Marine Academy. In my younger years, I too was excited to get a telegram from Merchant Marine Academy, asking me to consider accepting entry as an officer candidate. I also received another one from the AF Academy on the same day, and was forced to make an impulsive decision with only hours to decide -- not the easiest decision to make at 17 years old. Those formative years can sometimes have a dramatic and enduring affect on where life will take you. I guess that's why this ol'guy ended up flying airplanes, and is still doing so today. But, for Jack Lord, it was undoubtedly prime grooming for stepping into character later in life.

http://tinyurl.com/46ayskv

Added: Sunday 20 February 2011 13:43:03 PST


Submitted by: Margie Y.
From: Melbourne Australia

I can' wait to receive my Season 11 DVD and..... when will Season 12 be available?

Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING, will replace the fabulous JACK LORD as Steve McGarrett nor the original Hawaii Five-O cast and shows. Jack Lord's portrayal of Steve McGarrett is believable, convincing and perfection..he COMMANDS and PORTRAYS authority! His presence is electric! His acting is most convincing...he is Steve McGarret. Steve McGarrett is Jack Lord.
I can't help but surmise that Jack Lord has imbued his values,opinions and own persona into his character as McGarrett - you are looking at Jack Lord...

There is a hint to us all or at least to me in one of the episodes in Season 10 where he (McGarett)indicates to the reporter doing a scoop on Five for a magazine (i.e. Jean Simmons)that snooping into his private life is STRICTLY OFF LIMITS and that is, I think, his way of saying to us all that his private life is exactly that - private and may have been a hint to us about what would happen once he no longer was public property through the series. As a result he became reclusive and guarded his privacy.
While I watch the original shows on DVD, I see more and more of Jack Lord, the person, in Steve McGarrett... I cannot help but note that Jack Lord is weaving more of himself - who he is , the person, in the later episodes as he expresses his own personal values, ideals and character in McGarrett from the preservation of the Hawaiian culture, land and peoples, promoting Hawaii, to doing the right thing. He is also most respectful in the way he speaks to his collegues - lesson to us all.

The new HFO will appeal to a new audience - the younger viewers and this new era will belong to them...like the old one belongs to us who are pushing middle age. I am enjoying the new version. Good Luck!

I am eternally grateful to CBS who have remastered the series and released it in the new DVDs for us all to enjoy. I am having a BALL watching them all from season 1 to 11 - due out soon....I salute you CBS and I salute the ever consumate JACK LORD and the entire cast of HFO!
Margie Y. of Melbourne Australia.

Added: Sunday 20 February 2011 01:13:44 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: Oh okay...

But AOL just doesn't bring a towering strength and personality to the character, which is still largely flat. I love that Kono is not just eye-candy and has a real role-i am warming to her character.

Added: Saturday 19 February 2011 17:34:52 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: not too bad

Just saw the last episode in its entirety and actually i liked it for many reasons. There were many JL moments-am not sure if it was done as a homage-but in one scene AOL was tapping on the table! The script had many pieces of dialog that i could imagine MCG saying-actually AOL did a great job in showing emotion-am not saying that it if five o-no way-that is clear, but not that bad if you watch it as a eighties show set in Hawai'i NOT Five-O.

Branscombe Richmond was also in the failed 1997 pilot.

Added: Saturday 19 February 2011 15:49:52 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Das Auto

Rick sez: “The Mercury. It was driven by Steve McGarrett in the real Five-0. Not his dad. So the fake Steve & Danno are pushing the car that the real Steve McGarrett drove in the real Five-0? Stooopid.”

On the contrary, my good man - Chicken think you done hit on a most apropos metaphor here, Rick.

Fake Steve&Danno pushin round the real McGarrett’s Merc is symbolic of Lenkoff & Orchie’s lame attempt at rebootin the great, great Hawaii Five-O.

The car run smooth with Jack behind the wheel n’ Len at the helm - like the real Five-O be firin on all cylinders, with top-notch actin, writin n’ directin, awesome cinematography and musical scores.

But the rebootas can’t seem to get the classic to runs like it use to - there’s no spark, the engine don’t turn over. And theyse ain’t gots the know-how to get it up n’ runnin.

Added: Saturday 19 February 2011 11:39:06 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Watched (half of) this weeks fake Five-0...

1. The urine colored tint was completely out of control. It looked like the sun is cooking the earth to about 300 degrees.

2. The Mercury. It was driven by Steve McGarrett in the real Five-0. Not his dad. So the fake Steve & Danno are pushing the car that the real Steve McGarrett drove in the real Five-0? Stooopid.

3. From another room my wife says "why do you keep yelling "shut-up!" at the TV?" ...I want to hit the fake Danno in the head with a 2x4. Danny boy, shut the eff up already.

Added: Saturday 19 February 2011 09:45:14 PST


Submitted by: Mahaloed
From: Massachusetts

A little background: I was a regular Five-0 viewer in its middle years and, just like everyone else, loved the show as a teenager. Word of nuFive-0 prompted me to go back to the beginning and re-watch the original series which I began late last summer. I’m closing in on half way (I own many of the season sets) and have found the Home Page as a result. I consider the site a real treasure and refer to it practically every day.

I do enjoy the new version but it cannot hold a candle to the original. I really like the little bits of homage here and there, and I like the actors very much. But there is no getting around the awesomeness of Jack Lord’s McGarrett. No way. Not that I think they’re trying… Alex O'Loughlin’s McGarrett is much more of an action figure in nuFive-0 - and that’s fine, I just feel that Jack Lord towered far, far larger in his version of the iconic role. Caan’s Danno is amazing… he can really squeeze out some brilliant comedic as well as heartbreaking moments. Indeed, I love the adoring father aspect of his role. Caan’s spontaneous and manic criticism of his boss can induce some real laughter; and it is in these moments that I can’t help but find the endearing similarities to his great, real life father. Some of the new episodes have been absolute gems and I hope it continues for a long, long time.

Meanwhile, I have Seasons 6 thru 12 to finish. The sheer length of the original series has made this little effort more of a hobby than just casual viewing. But I just love Hawaii Five-0. There is so very much to see - spectacular storylines, brilliant and familiar character actors, and perhaps the overarching point of it all… the breathtaking canvas of paradise where so much fun takes place.

Added: Saturday 19 February 2011 09:12:39 PST


Submitted by: Elaine
From: Watertown,MA

Mr. Mike: I've just finished watching all the eps from Season 10. There were a few good episodes and a few real stinkers, but my overall impression was that it was an okay season...below average but not as bad as I was expecting it to be...I do think that the music for most season 10 eps sucked big time compared with the earlier years...the music didn't fit a lot of the drama...it was like listening to day-time soap-opera crap..yuck!

I have a question about Invitation to Murder....given Jack Lord's reputation as a painter....do you know if any of the paintings that were displayed in that ep were his? There were lots of paintings in the Barlow estate, every room, the hallways, etc. and there were more shown at the Gallery Hawaii....so do you know if any of them belonged to JackLord? In How To Steal A Masterpiece, some of his paintings were used in the background and I think also, in Highest Castle Deepest grave, some of the work attributed to the painter "Duncan", were actually Lord's. Do you have any insight into this? I remember seeing some of his art work in a gallery in the International Marketplace when I was visiting there years ago. His style didn't really appeal to me at the time...but I actually liked some of the paintings used in Invitation to Murder and am curious about who the artist(s) was(were). I'm sure it's a longshot to try to find out. And I've always been curious about the wooden sculpture of the fish that adorned McG's office at Five-O headquarters? That sculpture was prominently featured in so many episodes...did he carve it? Lord's bio indictates that he did wood carvings early in his art career and that several of his carvings are at the Metropolitan Museum in NY. Did anyone pick up on McG's reference to the Met in NY in Invitation to Murder?McGarrett mentions the Met...when discussing art forgeries uncovered by his friend Anatoli!

It was sad to see Chin killed off in the last ep, but you were right when you said that the show concentrated too much on McG's grief and not enough on the grief of his other team members who worked closely with Chin over the years. I also thought it was stupid to bring Chin's daughter along on the bust of Reggo. Nothing like putting another Kelly member in harm's way!

Awaiting Season 11's arrival in April; My sister has already pre-ordered from Amazon....

Added: Saturday 19 February 2011 07:58:28 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

I was just about to post the link for this article when I saw you already posted it. Good article about the new show. Seems like there is some interesting things coming up especially towards the end of the first season.

Added: Friday 18 February 2011 10:13:27 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Very long article on Hawaii Five-0 from USA Today -- http://usat.ly/ijP8xR

Added: Friday 18 February 2011 09:16:01 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: The Law Is Cool

Hey Julie – many thanks for the link. You our Five-O connect down under. Should be a lot more for them folks to say bout the Five though - you right on Mr. Mike.

And thanks for the shouts outs Big H and RingFire. Great to see Gavin recallin his turn as Big Chicken, one a the quintessential Five-O villains - goin two go rounds with Steve-O in the great inaugural season of the Five.

Think our man the Rainbow Warrior should be up to watchin Painted Daises bout now. Lookin forward to your thoughts on it, Rainbow.

Cause after all these years - The Law Still Cool

Added: Friday 18 February 2011 07:29:10 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Some of the comments at that site were pretty brief. Were those ALL the comments anyone made about Hawaii Five-O? I would have expected more. It was interesting to hear from Gavin MacLeod that John Colicos (actor from The One with the Gun, season 3) was originally supposed to have the role of Big Chicken.

Added: Thursday 17 February 2011 20:49:42 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

In the future there will be other interviews added to the Archive site, so it will be something you'll have to check out every now and then. It's good that they have done this as it makes it more easier to find out information about a specific show instead of listening to hours of interviews.

Added: Thursday 17 February 2011 19:58:55 PST


Submitted by: KDMCG
From: lol

2.0 -the poor man's MCG. You cannot re-brand a classic. New one lacks the charm and presence. Last show was very reminiscent of the 80's Five-0--not that bad an episode-BUT remember it is a parody of the original.

Added: Thursday 17 February 2011 10:00:40 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Hey JulieS, thanks a bunch for this great link: http://bit.ly/dXk5Vm Hey Big Chick! And everyone else! Check out Gavin's fond memories of his Chick role in that clip. You lookin' good there, Chick! Also Bruce Bilson, Marion Ross, and Jack Shea (who directed KING OF THE HILL) talk about their Five-0 memories in that clip.

Added: Thursday 17 February 2011 09:31:57 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

Hey, Chicken....you got honorable mention in the article posted below by Julie S....pretty good summary article.

"Other criminals and organized crime bosses on the islands were played by actors such as Ricardo Montalban, Gavin MacLeod, and Ross Martin as Tony Alika."

Added: Thursday 17 February 2011 09:31:07 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

http://bit.ly/dMMJWP

Hawaii Five-0 UNDERCOVER site reports:

MYSTERY SOLVED! The closing song of “Powa Maka Moana” is…

After some lucky late night sleuthing, I’ve found that the closing song of Monday night’s episode is “Leave to See” by Trent Dabbs.

Added: Thursday 17 February 2011 08:33:30 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

The Archive of American Television are now queuing their videos to where the person is talking about the specific show.

This is is the Hawaii Five-O page...

http://bit.ly/dXk5Vm

Added: Thursday 17 February 2011 00:00:16 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: land of of the lost

holy shit! i just realized i have never seen murder...eyes only! The ginasorous opener from the late great season eight! oh shit, o shit! i got it right here babies!

Added: Wednesday 16 February 2011 21:07:33 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Hey just saw a great piece on Jay Leno where they were playing the Five-0 theme and making fun of the new show. :D They were intercutting clips from the old and new show. Anyone else catch that?

Added: Wednesday 16 February 2011 21:01:09 PST


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

Yeah, that was my first question after the ep ended: what happened to the heavier guy with the beard?

I had no problem understanding McG's line over the wire. It came through loud and clear. Great line, too.

Added: Wednesday 16 February 2011 19:39:03 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Mr. Mike: I didn't think it was Lachey giving out those passes in the bar. But went back and looked again. It was definitely NOT Nick Lachey. Looks older and face is fuller.

Also, I actually caught this the first time I saw the episode but went back to confirm it. What McGarrett says to Susan when Lachey opens the bag and finds phone books is: "Hey Susan, you really think I was gonna let you just walk in there with all of that money?"

[Thanks for your research. - MQ]

Added: Wednesday 16 February 2011 15:11:27 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: The Very Picky

Just watched the show again in 720p with DD 5.1 sound, found lots more goodies!!

- Danno describes car as "a 3 ton hunk of metal," gotta check on that
- the kidnappers are stupid. If the kid with the cel phone got so close to them as they climbed over the railing that Kono can use the eyes from the video for biometric scanning (is the kid that the "pirate" punches out the one with the cel phone [maybe not]?), why didn't they smash the cel phone ... DUH!!!
- I got the names of all 12 kids who were kidnapped with their "credit card numbers"
- is Lachey the guy who gave the kids the passes in the club? or was it one of his pals? this is a big question. if it is him, then why didn't anyone from Five-O notice? On the other hand, when Lachey is unmasked at the end, he has some stubble on his face, unlike when he meets his GF at the dock [but this makes sense, if the final encounter with the kidnappers is a day or two later]. In the nightclub he seems to have a pretty obvious beard [goatee and moustache style].
- they should have used the civil defense trucks to triangulate the cel phone call!
- in the newspaper story about the kidnapping, Chryron, the name of the "yacht" the kids were on is not seen anywhere on the actual boat [the name of the catamaran company is "Makani" (a real company)]
- what did McG say to Vanessa at the end when Lachey was looking through the bags and finding the phone books. This is a CRUCIAL LINE, which was totally inaudible! On the other hand, McG's dialog on the coast guard ship at the beginning was much clearer this time around.
- her BF is stupid when he says at the end "I told you this would work," duh ... like McG can't hear this? He should have taken the microphone out of her ear and smashed it first!
- when McG shoots Lachey at the end and bends over him to take off his mask, on the tour bus ceiling, you can see an ad for Waiola Shave Ice with a picture of Kamekoma
- isn't this final scene supposed to be in the middle of nowhere in the warehouse district? If so, WTF is a tour bus doing in that area?!?

Added: Wednesday 16 February 2011 13:31:24 PST


Submitted by: Amanda
From: Cerritos

Watched the last episode of Hawaii 50 online. Again, predictable. Kidnapping plots? again! I didn't even finished the whole episode, the ending was so obvious.I think I won't try it again.

Added: Wednesday 16 February 2011 11:06:47 PST


Submitted by: Bob
From: Texas

I have been really enjoying the new 5-0. I have been waiting to see if the Wo Fat character will be expanded to be like the original. He was my favorite bad guy.

Added: Wednesday 16 February 2011 10:43:45 PST


Submitted by: Mark
From: Denver

Liked seeing the '74 Marquis, I hope as Steve "restores" the car the producers will see fit to get the vinyl top back on and reinstall the fender skirts as well. Hopefully they will also show the Merc actually being driven.

Added: Wednesday 16 February 2011 07:52:29 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Over half the shows so far are about kidnapping in some shape or form. Did I leave any out here?

1. Pilot - McGarrett's father is kidnapped and murdered
2. Ohana - computer/security geek is kidnapped by Serbians to take down Oahu radar to help them peddle goods.
4. Lanakila - crazed convict kidnaps his former partner; when he loses control of the guy, he flees to another island, kidnapping a tourist family.
5. Nalowale - daughters of Philippine ambassador are kidnapped to make him co-operate with rebels; one is murdered.
7. Ho'apono - Navy SEAL unjustly accused of killing his wife takes USS Missouri tourists hostage.
11. Palekaiko - psycho upset by bad relationship experiences kidnaps two tourist women.
13. Ke Kinohi - McGarrett's sister is kidnapped by sinister forces concerned about what she found in the tool box.
15. Kaie'e - Daughter of tsunami center scientist is kidnapped so he will co-operate with the bad guys.
17. Powa Maka Moana = Tongan "pirates" kidnap a catamaran full of spring break young folks.

And there are other shows with implications of kidnapping, i.e., the one with carjacking of Danno's wife and daughter, etc.!

I could also make a list of "red herring" shows...

Added: Wednesday 16 February 2011 06:32:09 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/robin-givens/172523

I love Hawaii Five-0, but how long is McGarrett's investigation into his father's case going to last? — Melinda

ADAM: Not as long as you might think: Co-executive producer Paul Zbyszewski promises that many of the "champ box" mysteries will be solved by season's end, including who or what exactly John McGarrett was investigating and who replaced the stolen money from the evidence locker. "I think fans will be really surprised at how deep we go and how much we learn by the end of the season," Zbyszewski says. "That's not to say that we're not going to continue to explore the McGarrett mythology anymore, because there plenty more to milk in Season 2."

Added: Wednesday 16 February 2011 06:16:00 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

There is also the "Awwww, Danno is hanging out with his daughter" theme and "McGarrett kicks the living shit out of someone/something" theme...

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 21:33:56 PST


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

Mike: "Don't quote me on this, but the music was almost tolerable for a few sequences"

Sorry, Mike, I'm quoting you :) But yes, there was a moment in the beginning when I thought, "Hey, this music isn't bad -it sounds almost like they're trying to sound like the classic-H50 soundtrack". Unfortunately, all too soon, they were back to the usual thing. What annoys me the most is the bloopy-bloopy stuff that they play in every "banter" scene (shall we call it "Banter Theme"?).

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 20:47:11 PST


Submitted by: BC Chicken
From: Hangin in the Great White North

Thems some great vintage shots of Vancouver, Otto. City done changed a lot.

Hey Mr. Mike – Chicken was up in BC for New Years, hanging out at Howe Sound Brewery and puttin down some Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout. By the second pint I was most distressed to learn that the Diamond Head Stout had nuthin to do with Hawaii Five-O or Mister Jack Lord. But by the fourth pint it didn’t seem to matter.

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 20:38:21 PST


Submitted by: O.M.
From: N.Y.

Mr. Mike: You probably know this guy's work, but here are some killer color photos of Vancouver from the fifties and sixties:
http://bit.ly/1SkNel

[Yes, I have a book of this guy's photos. - MQ]

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 17:30:54 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Hawaii Five-O action is movie caliber

http://bit.ly/gnjCiE

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 13:16:04 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Thanks, Mr. Mike, for info on how to find out what music is used in each episode. I'll look for the updates today.

Also, thanks for the link to YOUR music. I listened to a few of them. Very cool. Always learning something new about you, huh. You all should check it out.

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 12:55:52 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Re Jeff's comments:

It's obvious that Lachey's character is up to something, because he appears for about 20 seconds hugging his GF near the beginning of the show, and then disappears. As the episode goes on and on, you keep saying "Where is he?" This is like Kevin Sorbo in the surfing episode, you have to figure they didn't fly these people to Hawaii at considerable expense just for a few seconds. So it's pretty obvious that "Lachey is the bad guy" since that is one of the few big parts remaining by the last 10 minutes (unless his character was gonna rush in and save his GF and be a big hero or something ridiculous).

As far as the tow truck business is concerned, I think that they had NOT called for the tow truck which conveniently showed up. The driver asked them words to the effect "can I help you," or "do you need a tow" or something, which suggested he was just driving by. (This is a typical "middle of nowhere" road on Five-O, no one else is there.) But then you have to ask, if the car was really screwed, and Danno was really annoyed (as he indeed was), then why wouldn't Danno have punched *AAA on his cel phone!

The grenade business was indeed dumb. Does McGarrett have a supply of grenades in his Navy SEAL backpack or something? I thought they were gonna get Kamekona to bust the door down, that would have made more sense.

Don't quote me on this, but the music was almost tolerable for a few sequences, but the sound mix overall was terrible when they were on the Coast Guard vessel at the beginning, I couldn't understand a bloody thing. I will watch the show again with a higher video and audio resolution today, though.

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 10:12:43 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"Gotta agree with you, Big Chicken be too cool for the new thang. Once its rebooted and reheated, the Chicken lose all its flava." - You flip me, man!!! :D

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 09:38:36 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"I liked Ray Wise (the guy from Twin Peaks)" -- who also played Vice President Hal Gardner in season 5 of "24". He was Logan's VP. He was a great red herring for those few episodes before the shocking reveal.

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 09:30:30 PST


Submitted by: Jeff
From: Denver

Last night's show was pretty lame, a throwback to the crappy episodes from the first half of the season. Why?

Other stuff that annoyed me:There were other things that annoyed me, as well, but the things I mentioned above stand out the most.

I did enjoy seeing Kono kick ass once again (on the escalator), so the episode gets some points for that.

Overall, though, I give this one about 2 stars, and if I think about it more, it may drop to 1.5. Very sad, but hopefully we are due for a good one next time (as long as it doesn't involve kidnapping). BTW, the "next season" pirate story is MUCH better!!

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 08:33:01 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

kamekona! we need more of the big guy!

his banter with danno last nite funny!

"did he say he was in a training bra?:"
:D :D

i thought dane cook was under the mask--the voice was sooo dane-like but nope , it's lachey.

dane is on next week.

the pawn shop scene was like, i thought he would be Terminator and drive in after he said "i'll be back"

nope--BOOM! danno is gonna cry :!cry:

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 08:29:57 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

More food for thought about last night's show:

How can they be expected to get $20 million in the space of an hour or less? This just shows how stupid Lachey's character was to make such a demand. Maybe they are supposed to use the "Chin Ho money stash" again (LOL)?

Too many red herrings in this show, a Five-0 (zero) trademark! Like the bogus "pirates," who turn out to have nothing to do with the kidnapping and even have a legitimate alibi.

McGarrett and crew should make a MINIMAL attempt to get dressed up when they are meeting the parents. Sheesh, what would the well dressed (and rich) parents think about these slobs?

I am fed up with the way the cops (including Five-O) all have this kind of weird crouch whenever they are approaching some potentiall dangerous place with their guns, machine guns, etc. Is this something that all cops do?

Is Hawaii really known as a "spring break" community like Fort Lauderdale? I don't think so! They should have had some topless chicks (seen only from the rear, of course, like in Tricks are Not Treats), of course being ogled by mindless middle-aged guys with video cameras who seemingly have never seen tits in their lives.

Why didn't Five-O run a background check on Vanessa and/or her boyfriend? They really slipped up with that one.

Lachey and crew and making cel phone calls to the parents about their kids (esp. after the parents have arrived on the island). But the Five-O supercomputer can't latch on to these? This computer is dumb, it is only useful to Five-O whenever they want it to be for the plot. Otherwise, it's as useless for tracing cel phones as the methods were on the old show with normal phones!

I am beginning to wonder if they are making these mistakes as an homage to the old show, where these kind of boo boos were rife! (LOL)

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 08:18:29 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

If you want info about the song at the end of last night's show (which I thought was very cloying, BTW)*, I first did a Google search for

Hawiai Five-O music used in each episode

This brings up several pages, including this one at the CBS site:

http://www.hawaiifive0.net/p/music-season-1.html

Unfortunately, it is not up to date yet.

If you click at bottom of the page in the discussion forum, there is a list of archived pages of this site:

If you go to individual pages and search for the word "music" in the last couple of months (Control-F, "music") this won't help, though there is a lot of discussion about music.

However, if you search for the word "songs," you will find this:

Want info about which pop songs are featured in Five-O episodes? Check this site:

http://bit.ly/gb8hb3

Also not up to date!

So I would suggest checking the H50 Undercover site (reference via main page): This revealed, among other things, that the font for the bottom of the main page has been screwed up for days and I never noticed! (Now fixed.)

http://50undercover.com/

This is the number one site for the new show which is not "prejudiced" towards any of the stars, if you know what I mean...

If he doesn't have the info yet, then bug him (LOL)!

=====

* Just to qualify this remark, I am no fan of pop songs in TV shows or movies, especially when that is used as an excuse to establish a mood or emotion which would be better served by just the music. I don't have anything against the pop songs themselves ... this is a trend that has been going on in movies for about 60 years.

=====

Oh yeah, while we are talking about music, here ia a shameless plug for some of my own music:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mike+quigley+piano+piece&aq=f

(There are about half a dozen pieces there in total.)

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 07:59:57 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Yes, Mr. Mike, I'd like to know the same thing about that last piece of music. A while back you posted a site that tells you what the music is that's used in the shows but I can't find that post. Can you repost it, please. Thanks.

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 05:22:10 PST


Submitted by: Reader
From: Texas

Does anyone know what the music is that closed the new five-O episode on Feb.14?

Added: Tuesday 15 February 2011 00:37:35 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Oh, one other thing I liked was when Kono jumped the escalator and kicked the bartender who ran. Cool move. Chin thought so, too.

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 23:59:02 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Yes, tonight's episode was very good. I thought that Nick Lachey's character was involved from the beginning. However, the photos of him in the bar with the beard just didn't look like him. And I know they distorted his voice that came through on the phone with McGarrett, but when the camera was on him in his mask talking on the phone, his voice sounded different as well. So I thought it was someone else.

Just LOVED seeing the Mercury at the beginning. I think I read where we will be seeing more of it. Also loved seeing Duke Lukela again (Dennis Chun). He had 2 or 3 quick appearances. And it is always nice to see Kamekona (Taylor Wily). Said he was training for sumo wrestling and in real life he is actually a former sumo wrestler.

Couple scenes that I liked. The pawn shop owner kept insulting Danny and told McGarrett that he "seemed like the calmer of the two." And in the scene where McGarrett is addressing the parents, he seemed genuinely emotional when he told the parents, "I've been on the other end of that call..." Obviously he was thinking about his dad.

Branscombe Richmond (head of the pirate gang) did a good job as did one of the dads, Morris Brown (Ray Wise). He looked very familiar because he's a talented actor. But does anyone know if he was ever on the original series?? Seems like he was. (By he way, he recently replaced Eric Braeden as Robin's dad on "How I Met Your Mother.")

Question: Do we know which episode is the one where we find out what the scandal was that involved Chin and the money. I thought I read somewhere that it was supposed to be in tonight's episode and I kept thinking that somehow the ransom money might have a connection. But had nothing to do with it.

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 23:53:47 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The story was logical, but I figured out soon enough that Nick Lachey was a bad guy and he was the one who was in cahoots with his GF Vanessa Minnillo (real life GF, too) to kidnap the kids! But why didn't anyone recognize him when they saw him in the bar with the kids (where he had a beard)? After all, they saw him earlier on when they brought Vanessa back to land. Branscombe Richmond, the gang leader with the devilish beard, was in the Busey Five-O show where he played the main bad guy whose name there was Napoleon DeCastro (seriously). I would give it 2-1/2 stars. I liked Ray Wise (the guy from Twin Peaks) as the father of the kid who got knocked off. Also nice that Duke is brought back again and a good cameo for the old car. Vanessa Minnillo was hot -- but another hot actress who ends up going to jail!

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 23:12:12 PST


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

That was a very good episode. Nice and snappy, with minimum banter, and no distracting subplots.

My 10 -year-old son pointed out that it bore certain similarities to the third-season episode "The Gunrunner".

Loved Kono and Chin in this one, and Officer Lukela had a tad bit more screen time. Best of all, THE CAR made a stellar cameo appearance :)

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 20:57:01 PST


Submitted by: Susan
From: Florida

Like the new 50 --don't think stories are exciting enough, however, very predictable ---- and whatever happened to "BOOK UM DANNO" ???? --- WAS A BIG PART OF THE OLD ONE -- it is hardly ever done ---- you need it!!

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 20:08:52 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

wid some a dat tangy Polynesian sauce, like original thinking, star-power acting and talented composers and cinematographers.

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 19:37:33 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Coop de Ville

"wonder if you'd take a peek at the Five-Faux if the Big Chicken character was introduced (like the new Wo Fat)?"

Caught the pilot and 1st episode, RingFire, but really couldn't make that scene. Doubtful I'd be tunin back in. Don't think the rebooters have actually watched much Hawaii Five-O so I'd be surprised if we'd see a new chicken.

Hard to compare with Wo Fat since he's McG's long-runnin nemesis, but Big Chicken bein in two of the best eps from season one should be enuff to make him a all-timer Five-O baddie. Chick was always my fave villain with Charlie Bombay a close second.

I quoted those Chicken “law is cool” lines for years - keepin that episode alive in my head till the DVDs arrived cause the reruns weren’t runnin and my VHS tapes were done.

Gotta agree with you, Big Chicken be too cool for the new thang. Once its rebooted and reheated, the Chicken lose all its flava. Best with Mr. Freeman's Original recipe, served up with the real-deal Hawaii Five-O.

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 19:21:14 PST


Submitted by: L.B.
From: Tennessee

Rob,

Unfortunately, the original series begins a steady decline with season ten that gets progressively worse with season 11 and then 12. Season 11 has a handful of good episodes (The Skyline Killer, Number One With A Bullet, A Distant Thunder to name a few), but a great many average ones. Outside of the season opener for the last year (A Lion In The Streets), almost every one of the season 12 episodes is less than two stars (read Mr. Mike's analysis for this season for more details).

It is also important to note that Season 11 began the trend of the Five-O team dressing down with the Hawaiian leisure suits, something unthinkable during the series' prime years even if realistic given Hawaii's climate. One of the few highlights of seasons 11 and 12 was the introduction of the Tony Alika character played by Ross Martin (as the Hawaiian mob boss).

While hindsight is 20/20, the original series should have ended after the tenth season. We would not had to endure the losses from the cast of Chin Ho and later Danny, not to mention the general poor quality of the last two seasons if they had quit while they were ahead.

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 17:31:17 PST


Submitted by: rob
From: cincinnati

When Does a War End? The ultimate * * *, a real stinker. I can't believe any show could be this bad. 10th season started out with some promise but took a nose dive fast with this and Angel in Blue.
I still can't believe how bad it stank. I'm getting ready for the last disc in the series, please tell me it comes up from here. I thought Invitation to Murder had some hilarious moments.

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 16:38:08 PST


Submitted by: Yankee4Life


From: [quote="Mike, from Canada"]My wife and I have decided that we won't watch Hawaii 5-0 anymore - we can't stand the loud accompanying "music" which seems to be present for 90% of the time. It makes following the dialog almost impossible! It's so unnecessary, and, sadly, a common problem with U.S. programs these days.[/quote]

Damn man, that just sucks. Well, sorry to see you go. The show is somehow going to find a way to survive.

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 14:36:21 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

CODE NAME: DIAMOND HEAD was seen on the comedy show MYSTERY SCI THEATER 3000 where 1 guy and 2 bots poke fun at bad movies and this tv movie was one of them. i still have the VHS recording from comedy central.

let's see , seems like we had the 40 FEET HIGH AND IT KILLS PART II

then last week felt like ELEGY IN A RAIN FOREST II

so tonite ?

You Don't See Many Pirates These Days Pt 2? :!thinking:

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 12:58:23 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Hey Chick, wonder if you'd take a peek at the Five-Faux if the Big Chicken character was introduced (like the new Wo Fat)? If for no other reason than to take a few pecks (pun fully intended) at the new Chick. Of course I hope this never happens as in my opinion that would be the gravest injustice of them all. In my book Chick was always tops! Even ahead of Mr. Fat! And that's not meant to diminish his great Pacific-Asiatic excellency. But Chick was too cool for school. No waaaaay, baby!!! But no waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! :!cool:

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 11:05:05 PST


Submitted by: Mike
From: Canada

My wife and I have decided that we won't watch Hawaii 5-0 anymore - we can't stand the loud accompanying "music" which seems to be present for 90% of the time. It makes following the dialog almost impossible! It's so unnecessary, and, sadly, a common problem with U.S. programs these days.

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 07:45:31 PST


Submitted by: Victor
From: H50 , UK

@JulieS.
The same in UK yesterday . H50 went down from 717.000 viewers last week to 556.00 this week. It was beaten by all ,BAFTA awards,The Promise (my favorite), Dancing on ice, Being Human ,Foyle's War and Benidorm.
bit.ly/huvk7H

Added: Monday 14 February 2011 05:09:17 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Da Coop

Book Em Boris

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 22:16:18 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

Welcome back Rainbow. Great undermanned win today. Thanks for the confirmation, Chickie.

And I just wanted to say... I was thinking about this all night.. that even the worst moment of the worst of Five-0 episodes is far better than the best of the new Five-No. It's fine if you like it. I just think it's so bad. Would rather watch reruns of Big Mama's House with the tracking busted.

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 21:32:10 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Big Chicken, Big H, Otto,

I'm lifting the self-ban temporarily for one post to say thank you for the kind words earlier this week. Right now, I think this site is in a good place with everyone having fun, feeling loose, and talking and goofing on Five-O, so I'm slapping back on the ban as soon as this message is finished. I will appear periodically to discuss season one of Five-O as Big Chicken suggested this past week (as I'm close to looking at Samaurai this week),but I'm going back into hibernation now and will only come out, if policing is "needed" to restore order here. Other than that, go back to your discussion, as it's fun reading.

PS. Boris: Our "green machine" did good today! ;)

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 19:31:19 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Book em’ Kono

Though this is probably not news to you Mr. Mike (and is most likely somewhere to be found on your meticulously researched web site) the UK obit for our man Zulu reports he was an accomplished singer, guitarist and ukulele player, and his band “Zulu and the Polynesians” did gigs on cruise ships and overseas in Japan:

http://ind.pn/cDqgaA

So Boris, you was right on man - Kono all rock and roll

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 18:49:36 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

i believe it, Chick. Still Kono's all rock and roll.

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 18:00:40 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Outside The Box

Many thanx Anne, and Steve’s Girl. Or should I say: thank you, thank you very much.

Think I owes a shout out to you too, brudda Otto. And Boris - Kono does got the singing chops over Jack. Think Mr. Mike reports Kono belts out some nightclub tunes in the ‘Code Name: Diamond Head’ pilot.

Was this bout a new Big Chicken? Last I looked, the real Big Chicken was still actin. Don’t think he’d do the “new show” though, think he savin hisself up for a cameo in the Love Boat reboot.

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 17:47:07 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

The numbers for the new Five-0 here in Australia are still going down - this week it's 827,000. It was beaten by Bones and Agatha Christie's Poirot.

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 16:33:20 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

You mean a redneck Big Chicken? Interesting idea. "The law is kewl. Git er done".

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 14:34:20 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

perhaps we need a new Big Chicken for 5-0

who could play him?

Larry the Cable Guy?

nooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 14:19:29 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Please, Mr. Mike. My sides hurt! :D Don't ever do that again! But unfortunately there's some glitch in that old recording of yours because in 1990 I was merely 10 years old. Not 35. But Steve-0 was right on the money about me not having kissed a girl at the time. ;)

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 14:01:52 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

'Hawaii Five-0' rolls out McGarrett's black Mercury in tomorrow night's episode:

http://bit.ly/fW5QdK

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 12:23:42 PST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

I completely agree, Anne.

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 10:39:33 PST


Submitted by: Anne
From: Tangerine

Big Chicken... I love you! You always make a great point and in the Big Chicken style.

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 08:34:41 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld, ma

man, i always thought Kono was a rock star. He was like that. Like Elvis or James Dean. He had style, glamor, sex appeal, hipness and talent. I sometimes think Kono was better than Lord. I mean it was 1, 2 no matter how you sliced it. Don't get all in huff - because the show didnt lose much post Kono. But, be honest, who did you get the most happy about when he was in a scene? It was 1,2. Kono had great hair, too.

Added: Sunday 13 February 2011 01:40:47 PST


Submitted by: Otto
From: NY

Damn, i wanted to lay off for a while, and give y'all a break, but Chick's last comment is just too funny.

You got it, Chicko.

Added: Saturday 12 February 2011 22:09:00 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: The Lord and The King

C’mon, Big H, even back in the day no one had a quaff like ole Jack. He made that “cement curl” stylish, man. It was never ‘of the moment,’ it was cool cause Jack made it cool.

Like Elvis, man. Elvis never go outta style, he just Elvis.

No coincidence that The King and The Lord was tight. Cause Steve McGarrett be like Elvis - bigger than life - A 70s law enforcement Rock Star.

Rock On Steve-O!

Added: Saturday 12 February 2011 19:19:02 PST


Submitted by: big h
From: danno, where's my hairspray?

Chick says, "But, you know, watchin McGarrett cruisin around in that sleek Park Lane, with that perfect hair and blue three button suit - he just the epitome o’ cool." LOL...I was watching an ep the other day and noticed McG and Danno's 3 button suits and I said to myself,..."dang, if the lapels weren't 4 inches wide, those guys would still be in style today!" Don't know about McG's cement curl though. I don't think it would quite fit in today.....

Added: Saturday 12 February 2011 14:16:34 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Birth of The Cool

LB Barker sez "I don't think anybody could have done a better job in modernizing Hawaii Five-O than what Kurtzman, Orci, and Lenkov did"

Chicken beg to differ on that, LB, but bein that you such a dangerous cat I don't wanna say nothin to antagonize ya and hafta hold up in a Honolulu high rise waitins for you to get me.

But, you know, watchin McGarrett cruisin around in that sleek Park Lane, with that perfect hair and blue three button suit - he just the epitome o’ cool. Ain’t neva been a cooler cat in television law enforcement than Steve McGarrett.

And Cool don’t need no modernization, man - It’s just Cool.

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 19:41:51 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Mr. Mike's Best-Loved Five-O Stories

Hey Mister Mike:

Wow, Chicken be downright honored to be memorialized in some of your original material on the site. That was a hellavu convention. Sorry you missed it, brudda.

Mahalo!

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 19:36:02 PST


Submitted by: Otto
From: Ilikai

HA HA, just noticed MJQ's one-act play. Pretty accurate portrayal according to my memory of the event. But am i crazy or did Boris show up afterwards, in his usual rage, and spray lead into the crowd with an authentic HOOKMAN carbine? I forget, because i was pretty high at the time.

Good job, Mr. Mike.

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 16:14:52 PST


Submitted by: Auto Manics
From: Yew Nork

Mr. Hiram: The theme tune for Danger Man can be downloaded at this invaluable resource: http://bit.ly/zv8hv . Also, check out David Shire's soundtrack record for The Taking of Pelham, One, Two, Three. Fantastic.

Big H: Definitely, i've begun recording more tracks. The first one i snatched was the theme tune variation in SAMURAI referred to by Ringfire. And I'll 'netflix' that episode from S.7. Once i have a decent selection, i'll send them to Mr. Mike. (I too prefer FF5 as the opening episode.)

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 14:59:24 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

It's been brought to my attention that there was a Five-O convention in Honolulu in 1990. To quote Dana Carvey's impression of Johnny Carson: "I did not know that." Someone sent me a tape of the following exchange. The quality of the tape was pretty bad, but I managed to make a transcript of it:

[Open on an exterior shot of the Ilikai Hotel]

[Dissolve inside to where there is a huge group of fans.]

[A sign on the wall reads "First Hawaii Five-O Convention 1990”]

Ringfire: [wearing a baseball cap with "Book 'em, Danno" on it] Otto Mannix! Check this out!

Otto Mannix: [his hair is styled in a Jack Lord pompadour] Oh, outstanding!

Ringfire: Original cast photo, before Zulu left the show!

Otto Mannix: Oh, how much was it?

Ringfire: Sixty dollars!

Otto Mannix: Ohhh.... They got any left?

Loudspeaker: Attention fans, now available in the Moana Room ... copies of Herman Wedemeyer's single record, "On it, Steve." Right now, in the Moana Room! Only thirty dollars each!

Big Chicken: [wearing T-shirt with "The Wave"] Hey guys!

Otto Mannix & Ringfire: Hey, Big Chicken!

Big Chicken: How you guys doing on the trivia quiz?

Otto Mannix: Hey, you got McGarrett's middle name?

Big Chicken: [smugly] Aloysius!

Otto Mannix: Danno's license plate number?

Big Chicken: 2H3525!

[Otto Mannix and Ringfire snicker knowingly to each other.]

Big Chicken: What? Am I wrong? Am I wrong?

[more snickers]

Emcee: Attention! Attention! Hello everybody! Welcome to Day 3 of the First Hawaii Five-O Convention here at the Ilikai!

Fans: Oooo! Ahhh!

Emcee: Here is the man you've all been waiting for, I know he's thrilled to be here, U.S. Navy Intelligence Commander Steve McGarrett himself, Jack Lord! [Lord walks to the podium.] Now Jack's here to field a few questions so just fire away!

Fans: Mr. Lord! Mr. Lord!

Jack Lord: All right, the first question, uh, go ahead!

Otto Mannix: Hi, can you settle a bet for me and my friends, okay? Um, like, in the tenth season episode "The Ninth Step," the guy who robbed the armored truck eighteen months before the show has a safe in the wall of his apartment.

Jack Lord: Uh, OK ... and the question is ... ?

Otto Mannix: Um... what was the combination?

Jack Lord: [lengthy pause, incredulous expression] I-I-I don't know! I mean, I really didn't have much to do with the filming of that scene. I, uh... I don't know that! Uh, okay?

Otto Mannix: [disappointed] Okay! Okay!

Jack Lord: Anybody? Oh, all right, go ahead! You? Go ahead! You in the funny shirt!

Big Chicken: [speaks pidgin gibberish and waves his arms around]

Jack Lord: Whoa, English, please! [chuckles]

Big Chicken: Okay, dat be cool, man. [resumes normal persona] You used to park your Park Lane in front of the Iolani Palace, right?

Jack Lord: That's correct.

Big Chicken: Do you remember in the first season which was your favourite parking spot?

Jack Lord: [dumbfounded] Uh, no, sorry, I don't.

Big Chicken: [disconsolate] Oh ...

Jack Lord: You know, before I answer any more questions there's something I wanted to say. Having received all your letters over the years, and I've spoken to many of you, and some of you have traveled... y'know... thousands of miles to be here, I'd just like to say... GET A LIFE, will you people? I mean, for crying out loud, it's just a TV show! I mean, look at you, look at the way you're dressed! You've turned a job that I did for about a dozen years into a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME!

[A crowd of shocked and dismayed fans....]

I mean, how old are you people? What have you done with yourselves?

[to Ringfire] You, you must be almost 35... have you ever kissed a girl?

[Ringfire hangs his head.]

I didn't think so! There's a whole world out there! When I was your age, I didn't watch television! I LIVED! So... move out of your parents' basements! And get your own apartments and GROW THE HELL UP! I mean, it's just a TV show dammit, IT'S JUST A TV SHOW!

Otto Mannix: Are ... are you saying then that there is going to be a Five-O movie?

Jack Lord: NO!!! THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M SAYING AT ALL!!! HEY, YOU GUYS ARE... THE LAMEST BUNCH... I'VE NEVER SEEN... [walks away from podium] I can't believe these people... I mean, I really can't understand what's....

[Emcee argues with Lord off-mike, shoves him, Lord shoves back harder....]

Second Emcee: Uh... that was Jack Lord, ladies and gentlemen. Uh, I'd like to remind you fans that we have some fine refreshments: pineapple juice, guava juice, mango juice, papaya juice. We....

[Meanwhile, Emcee waves the contract in front of Lord, who then reluctantly returns to the podium....]

Jack Lord: Of course, that speech was an example of the anger that I felt after Chin Ho Kelly was brutally murdered and his body dumped in front of the Five-O offices.

[Fans get happy, applaud]

Jack Lord: Yeah, yeah, so thank you... and, and... "Book 'em, Danno"!

[Fans wave various Five-O memorabilia including badges, handcuffs and microphones from car radios at Lord.]

[Fade out]

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 14:41:17 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

Thanks Mike

i hope this tune and others stay in that episode

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 14:05:04 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

I FOUND IT!

This is the song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GmHwd9dZB4

Manhattan Skyline = David Shire!

this has to be in one of the season 11 episodes

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 13:44:43 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

L B Barker wrote: "In my amateur opinion, I don't think anybody could have done a better job in modernizing Hawaii Five-O than what Kurtzman, Orci, and Lenkov did and I hope the series goes the distance. Always remember, it's always gonna be a Leonard Freeman production in association with the CBS Television Network."

I don't know if anyone else could have done a better job as I think it would have been interesting to see Ed Bernero's version. However, I do agree that they have done a good job. As far as Duke Lukela's role goes (Dennis Chun), that would be awesome. I love seeing him on the screen. I can see his dad's face when he smiles.

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 11:52:59 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

Hey Otto....if you're still collecting musical snippets to include in a new 1.0 collection, I was watching S7's "6000 Deadly Tickets" last night, and there are two interesting themes in that ep,... one at the very beginning of the ep, and the second when Chin is tailing Tommy Fujiwara in his yellow convertible sporty.

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 11:06:14 PST


Submitted by: LB Barker
From: Miami

Howzit?Mike,you mentioned that the new theme has an echo.It's probably due to advancements in acoutic technology that didn't exist back when the studio version of the classic series was recorded. I love the new theme and the extended version on your site. I hope it is released sometime.With respect to the Wo Fat arc, why can't the producers air the arc episodes consecutively like with Vashon?They want us to watch every episode until the arc is resolved.Will the last episode of the season be a cliffhanger with Steve and Wo
Fat mano a mano and Steve has to let him go like in "40 feet high"?I do hope that the producers are cultivating Duke Lukela to be a liason between HF-O and HPD just like in the classic series.I think it would be really cool. Also,I hope Che Fong and Jonathan Kaye show up.I wonder if the producers have considered cameos for JGM's children just to perpetuate the HFO legacy. I was very happy to see LF's daughters at the Honolulu premiere. I thought that there was bad blood between CBS and LF's estate with respect to the rights, but I guess that's H2O under bridge.I can't believe that P.Diddy(Sean Combs)
is going to guest-star and the irony is that he going to have firearms training,which he doesn't need.Back in'99, he shot up a nightclub in NYC and gave the gun to his driver to take the fall.He was subsequently tried and acquitted.I wonder if Dog(the bounty hunter) will have a role sometime as a racist bounty helping HF-O track a criminal?Personally, I'd like to see Lee Majors guest as Steve's naval mentor.That would be cool.In my amateur opinion, I don't think anybody could have done a better job in modernizing Hawaii Five-O than what Kurtzman, Orci, and Lenkov did and I hope the series goes the distance. Always remember, it's always gonna be a Leonard Freeman production in association with the CBS Television Network.I love the ending of Goodnight, Baby,Time to Die when the b---- throws the frame at Steve and he blocks it and laughs when she's hauled away.In any case, Aloha.

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 11:00:36 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: ...ding dong, bell....

"No dis intended to 'Full-Fathom' but I thought with the focus on undercover Joyce and K-Mac's psychotic lothario, SAMURAI woulda been the optimum opening ep of the series instead."

Yeah, but then we wouldn't have been privileged to KMac laying some Shakespeare on us in that opening murder scene. To me, that was the perfect way to set the tone for the entire series to follow.

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 11:00:12 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Hey Chick, while I think SAMURAI is definitely underrated and Rico especially so, I will always prefer FULL FATHOM FIVE and my man K-Mac! That said, I definitely think SAMURAI has that fantastic "first" feel to it - it def was the first ep to be filmed as you can even see the caption which reads Hawaii thus establishing the setting. And Morty's version of the Five-0 theme that plays as McG drives down Portlock Rd. to the Tokura residence is one of my absolute faves! The episode really is vintage Five-0 for the first half. The banter between McG and Rico, Mary Travis on the witness stand, the blowup between Danno and McG, the "bushido" (I know Mr. Mike's gripe with the usage of this word) attacking Tokura - all great stuff! It's the second half - when Rico is lying low and hiding out in some porn theater and his daughter is getting ready to make some donation to the university or something like that - where I think the episode really bogs down. But I totally dig the ending with McG handing Rico his passport (I think) and telling him "Aloha, baby" - classic Steve-0! Oh and about the green leaf... believe me, Chickie, you don't wanna know. It's from the Five-Faux - a comedy whose livin' insides I believe you hate.

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 09:42:21 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

it wasn't staying alive
it was something else, an instrumental while the baddies were talking at the club.

bit off topic, i been seeing DANGER MAN aka SECRET AGENT MAN on dvd and man! the UK actors playing Asians when Patrick McGoohan heads to Asian cities, horrible!

the episode "the honeymooners" (no ralph kramden here, lol), agent drake talks to the Asian minister and the UK actor as the Asian his eyelids are BADLY PASTED in makeup. worse than montalban in SAMURAI and curious to see mark lenard in BABE RUTH.

Added: Friday 11 February 2011 09:03:05 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: WJM - Minneapolis

Hey Otto - just pan n’ scan to all the scenes with the lovely Lydia Cornell, that oughta enhance your Too Close For Comfort marathon viewing.

What’s all this bout hallucinogenics? You know Chicken can’t be associatin with users.

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 22:39:55 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: the streets

YES, Boris, i will definitely do the first part of your post. The pcp might be good, can ya still get that? I don't have S.8 yet, but maybe with the pcp, i can see "Submarine" without even watching the DVD.

As for the second part, you know the answer to that, bruddah. I'd rather watch a marathon of Too Close For Comfort, starring Big Chicken's co-worker Ted Baxter! Mahalo.

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 19:36:07 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

Otto: next Monday afternoon go buy some strong street drugs like pcp or acid or something. Drink tons of water. Ingest at the dope about 7 pm. At 8pm watch HOW TO STEAL A SUBMARINE at FULL VOLUME with the lights off and the apartment cleared out.

Then put the lights on, sound down, flip to CBS, and have a good cry to the new show with the same name as our favorite show.

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 19:08:12 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Jet City

Jerry-Babeee - Chick dig Rico Suave as well, man. Think SAMURAI was the first ep filmed so it really got that first-Five feel. No dis intended to 'Full-Fathom' but I thought with the focus on undercover Joyce and K-Mac's psychotic lothario, SAMURAI woulda been the optimum opening ep of the series instead.

It’s got tension with McG & Danno, Steve under pressure from the Guv, and lotsa great banter with Steve-O standin tall against Rico’s yakusa-style gansta (as well as charmin his daughter). Great intro ep as McGarrett’s verbal jousting with underworld heavies would become one of the most enjoyable staples of the series.

Yeah, Will Kulva can't compete with Rico & Harry. His Mr. Lo freaked me out as a teen - he jus look so bizarre. Thankfully the Dos Equis cat & Tato kill em off pretty quick. Love his line, though: “There’s no room in this organization for a junkie turned killer!”

Green leaf? Was all dis bout green leaf? Nah, man, Vega$ PI Dan Tanna's Vietnam buddy was Two-Leaf. That's gonna cost ya points when we go the lightnin round, Jerry. Chicken gots control of the board and Ise take 70s coppers for two hundred, Mister Mike.

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 18:56:31 PST


Submitted by: Auto Manics
From: Yew Nork

In HOOKMAN, there is the scene where the guy McKinney is spraying lead at the pigs from inside his little hovel. Correct me if i'm wrong, but that character is unrelated to Stoner, and so it's perhaps the only time you see Five-O involved with a case other than the principle one. Except that the firearm used is the same make of M1 Carbine Paratrooper rifle used by Stoner, which doesn't seem to throw them off much.

Is it too much a coincidence that this dude is using the exact same type of weapon? Or did i miss something? (Also i don't believe that variant of M1 Carbine was produced during WWII, there are some differences, but again i could be wrong.)

Also, the very end shot is a bit undermined by the fact that WE already know, from 10 minutes earlier, that Stoner has stamped a gun for McGarrett, and McG also knows he's next on the list. So what's the big deal with that last shot?

But, of course, HOOKMAN is still one of the all-time best episodes.

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 18:50:11 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Yep, it was "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees!

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 18:23:48 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

on the disco show on season 11, wasn't there a hit instrumental tune that opened an episode? wasn't the bee gees, was someone else. i remember seeing as a kid the opening bit where a band played the tune at a club. it was a popular disco hit but i don't know the people behind the tune or the title. does anyone know? and is it #1 WITH A BULLET?

thanks

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 14:07:37 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I'm sorry Big H but that's not the type of comedy I'm looking for in this new Five-Zero. I enjoyed those rare comedy gems in the original (like in S9's "Oldest Profession" where Duke is saying how much a trick costs these days and when asked by McG how he knows this Duke says "Chin told me" - priceless!! :D ) but I don't remember idiotic moments in the plot that made me bust out laughing. Seriously? A green leaf on the ground in the middle of a jungle means that the bad guys were here just 2 minutes ago? Sheesh! Are you sure it couldn't be 2 hours ago? Pretty sure that leaf would still stay green in 2 hours time. What next? Fresh bird doodoo means that a murder just happened 2 minutes ago which would explain why a bird crapped - out of fear no doubt! Geez, I'm glad neither the original Steve-0 nor our mutual friend Jack Bauer ever had to resort to that type of "detective work".

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 10:02:51 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"Montalban and Harry Quan gotta be my favorite phoney Asian guys." -- Right oooon, Big Chick! Some like to club Rico with Mark Lenard but no way, baby, NO WAAAAAY!!! They're light years apart!! Rico is a pure joy to watch whereas Lenard is like a punishment. Rico reminds Jerry Bay-bee of Joseph Wiseman's title role in DR. NO - can't get 007's first on-screen nemesis out of my mind when I watch Rico do his thing! Love the eloquent way he pronounces MISTER McGARRETT. And Alfie Ryder was just pure win as Harry Quon! I'm afraid Mr. Lenard and Mr. Kuluva can't quite join that club of great Asian phoneys.

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 09:49:26 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Jack Bauer, where are U?

Ringfire, you had me ROTFLMAO with that post about "the leaf" and the comic book stuff. And then Mr. Mike with "the foam" comment....

So does this mean that we're actually being entertained by this series if we get some "laughs" out of it??

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 09:41:21 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

CASTING TRIVIA:

The slimy defense lawyer in the last episode was played by Michael Green, who actually is a defense lawyer in Honolulu:

http://www.michaeljaygreen.com/

Maybe this guy can get a recurring role, sort of like Kwan Hi Lim!

(Be careful what you say about this guy if you are commenting here, he is "dedicated" and "aggressive," according to a video on his site.) ;)

Also ... Taylor Wily, the guy who plays Kamekona, is a former sumo wrestler who went under the name of Teila Tuli or Takamishu:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teila_Tuli

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 09:04:37 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Season 11 release date is NOT April 19th. Here's the update:

CORRECTION (2/10): Late yesterday we received word from the PR team for CBS/Paramount, informing us that the release date of April 19th, which was recently provided to retailers such as Amazon.com, turned out to be incorrect information; the street date hasn't been finalized after all. We've also heard from Mike J. Quigley at the MJQ.net/FiveO fan site, which originally had that date a few weeks earlier, and he's hearing the same thing from his "spies": that April 19th is no longer accurate. The studio has requested that we update our story with the correction, and hopes to get us the actual street date just as soon as possible. In the meantime, we're also passing along to them fan questions about whether or not the music will be complete on the DVD set in regards to song-heavy episodes such as the "Number One With a Bullet" two-parter; stay tuned and we'll let you know what we find out!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Hawaii-Five-O-Season-11/15005

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 07:57:58 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Peter Lenkov posted this on Twitter today:

@PLenkov
Elwood rocked his first 5-0 script. Give it up or him. Be prepared: McGarrett HURT! Chin Ho HPD scandal revealed! Cool cameo!

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 07:22:31 PST


Submitted by: Gail
From: UK

Andrew, UK, try ch131.com although quality not brilliant will get you up-to-date with discussions.

Added: Thursday 10 February 2011 05:28:25 PST


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

What I enjoyed most about the latest episode was the concept of beefcake McG in war paint and commando outfit dashing through the jungle with ladies' dress shoes in his hands.

Danno's wife continues to charm. Chin was remarkably sexy - even though (or because?) he lost his gun and phone. And I liked the climactic girlfight starring Kono.

Otherwise, this show wasn't much to my taste. I agree with Big City Gal - it was kind of a mess. I didn't like the dual-unrelated-plot thing, and the crucial-witness story was unconvincing. It all felt like it was loosely patched together. And how many times in the past several episodes have they come across a house/apartment that has been ransacked?

But even a subpar Hawaii Five-0 is OK, as far as I'm concerned :D

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 22:57:21 PST


Submitted by: O.M.
From: NYC

Chick: yes, Boris knows.

I went with "Samurai". And it was better than i remembered it. I had forgot about the "I BLEW IT" scene, among others. I guess the absurdity of a Japanese Montalban is what had stuck in my head. And it is a good-looking ep. The new set is cool, but not top of the line, not quite as good a picture as a decent CRT.

"Not Much Different" and "Paniolo" are up next. Thanks for the suggestions, folks.

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 20:57:29 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Ka Wika (Kala Alexander), Kapu boss from episode #6, was in real trouble with the law! http://bit.ly/hhiIvW

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 20:05:44 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Sea-Town

Hey Otto - Boris KNOWS.

Hey - how was Samurai on yo big screen, man? Rick be right, great cinematography & a great, great ep - luv the scene at Tokura's pad where McGarrett jus take command n' start directin them thug henchmen in that shootout. yeah Steve!

Montalban and Harry Quan gotta be my favorite phoney Asian guys. I know Mr. Mike would make an argument that Mr. Lo from 'By the Numbers' is the best. Jus' love Ricardo's hammy accented emphasis on "dee-est daugh-ter"

Or did ya watch McGarrett set them peacenicks straight in "much Different" My favorite Steve-O speechifyin moment and pretty heavy stuff for back in that day. Though the peace-luvin skinhead dude does bug me out.

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 19:25:06 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

i really enjoyed the first 5 or 6 seasons of 24. Devoured them on DVDs after they ran each year. The one thing though that irked me was the tech lingo flung around by chloe and the other nerds which was completely wrong. Used to irk me. But not a big deal - I still watched each ep greedily. There were some great ones and some okay ones. Very solid show. Other shows I liked recently are The Shield, Oz and The Sopranos.

I've watched seasons 1-8 of Hawaii Five-0 now. Many multiple times. Im scared to buy season 9 and shoot my load before I turn 45.

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 17:47:25 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: NYC

Boris: You don't even have a television, so how do you know all these things?

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 15:02:24 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Of course I may be biased because I consider "24" to be the best-written, best-acted, most clever, and most thrilling TV show ever made! I've pretty much given up on big-screen films because none of them can compare with what the small screen can offer me with something like "24". Greatest show ever made! I'm actually rewatching season 7 now (can't seem to stop myself from rewatching this show) and I'm actually a huge fan of season 4 (it was the season that hooked me) but in all honestly even the biggest turkey from season 6 (which was easily the weakest season) is ahead of this new Five-Faux by a good country mile! And then some! Mr. Mike, I can't believe you would even mention this cheap cotton candy crap in the same sentence as "24".

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 13:19:15 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

My comments on the last show:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log1.htm#16

As I mention, the driving sequences with Danno were badly handled again. Notice Danno's hands on the steering wheel while he is talking to McGarrett in the jungle. The positions of his hands relative to the "notch" in the wheel on the left (from our point of view) never changes, despite the fact that the view behind him suggests he is turning at least once. According to the CNET videos made around the time of the show's premiere (see http://bit.ly/aZ2Zlj -- "The cameras of "Hawaii Five-0"), there is supposed to be a projection ahead of the driver so he or she can react to the actual road where the process shots were filmed.

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 11:58:36 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

Of all the weaknesses of the new show with the same, the writing stands out as giving the show absolutely no chance to entertain. It's predictable, boring and seems to be created by business people, concerned with being cool instaed of taking risks and using imagination. So sad. But not surprising.

Not every team can make the playoffs.

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 11:22:27 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Geez, Ringfire, wipe the foam off your chin!

Which season of "24" did you watch to calm yourself down?

It wouldn't be from season FOUR would it? You know who was involved with the production of that show?

There were plenty of inconsistencies and other nonsense in "24" to rival the new Five-0, especially from season four on (and I watched every episode of "24"!).

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 11:18:18 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed the ridiculousness of the "green leaf on the ground". THAT just made me want to vomit! I had to watch an episode of "24" immediately after that to get this lunacy out of my mind. Who writes this crap? Do these same "writers" write Saturday morning cartoons? I mean this type of stuff was cheesy in the days of MacGyver. Why the hell are we seeing this stuff in 2011? And on a show called Five-0? Geez... why is it that a show like "24" can give us 24 stellar episodes one after the next and Five-Faux can't even even squeeze out 2 decent eps in a row? :!thinking:

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 11:08:47 PST


Submitted by: Andrew
From: UK

Can anyone record me the first episode of the new series of Hawaii five o as i don't have the channel it's on Sky 1 please

Andrew
UK

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 10:22:02 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Thanks Mr. Mike and Big City Gal for clarifying what Stan said to Danno. I tried to read his lips and listen carefully and it sounded like he said that things were great. But things not being great made more sense because of what followed.

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 09:07:12 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Stan said "things haven't been good" to Danny. I even double checked with closed captioning.

Regarding Mr. Mike's earlier comments...

"She is followed by the two guys. Then McGarrett and Chin follow them. Did the girl hide somewhere and the two guys (who seem to have native Indian-like tracking abilities) miss her, but kept going, then after McGarrett found her they doubled back?"

Yeah, I guess, it was convoluted to say the least. And how did the other guy get *across* the gorge to the other ridge line from Chin and the gal? That was goofy.

"Straight out of Predator"

I don't care if it was straight out of Compton, it was ridiculous. But I get why they would throw the reference in there. I'm sure a lot of guys loved it.

"But these weren't cel phones, they were SAT (satellite) phones."

It wasn't the type of phone that made it stupid, it was that he actually took the call that made me cringe. It irritated me so much because it was a well written scene that showcased the evolving relationship between Danny and Steve. It was important and it shouldn't have been awkwardly stuck into the show the way it was.

I realized this morning why I was so irritated with the show this week. It was a great premise, with some well written scenes, a lot of good action and spectacular aerial shots, but it was poorly put together. If they had dumped the sub plot with Danny and focused on making the tracking scene more believable and logical, the show would have been leaps and bounds better. I'm always up for good escapist TV, and willing to suspend a certain level of disbelief for a good story, but don't insult my intelligence in the process.

I really do enjoy this new Five-0 and want it to succeed. I respect Lenkov and want him and his crew to find a proper balance between realism and escapism as this season and next proceed. I see the potential and get frustrated when it isn't realized to its fullest extent.

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 06:12:32 PST


Submitted by: Five-0
From: Where else? That's my Zip Code!

Looks like CBS is playing around with Sunday night ratings for a possible new weekend time slot for 5-0 2.0 ... Oh by the way, no one ever said that the blonde haired legal assistant 'cleaner' came in on the plane 3 days before the hit with the other hired guns as noted... She's the cleaner after all! No doubt the crooked lawyer who is on the Drug Cartel's payroll set the whole thing up.. but that's another show.

Someone out there dosen't like the arial scenic shots? Shame on you!!!

:!cool:

Added: Wednesday 09 February 2011 00:29:16 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle, Washington

Barbara wrote: “But even after 3 years here, I feel like such a newby here because unfortunately I cannot contribute nearly as much information about the original series as many of the posters here and I'm envious of them.”

No need to be envious, Barbara. Just means you’re not as obsessed as some of us. :D

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 23:52:15 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The whole tracking sequence
The timeline seemed off to me. Steve at one point says they are an hour behind and two seconds later they spot the girl.


I didn't understand this at all. The girl escapes. She is followed by the two guys. Then McGarrett and Chin follow them. Did the girl hide somewhere and the two guys (who seem to have native Indian-like tracking abilities) miss her, but kept going, then after McGarrett found her they doubled back? A lot of the topography of this jungle business was wacky -- like Chin and the woman pursued by the third bad guy just happen to drive past where McGarrett is, etc., etc.

The MacGyver log rigging
Just how the hell did McGarrett have enough time to rig the log? And it was far too convenient timing.


This was straight out of Predator.

The phone call in the forest
Bloody hell that was stupid.


But these weren't cel phones, they were SAT (satellite) phones.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 23:41:33 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle

Hey Rainbow Warrior – many thanks for the kind words and accolades, my brudda. I enjoyed your perspective n’ insights on the Five-O as well.

Let me join with the Big H & Otto in sayin you should stay on. Hope you’ll at least return periodically an share some of your thoughts as you digest that great season one.

Mahalo & Aloha, man!

Otto - sorry for the late rec (my bad) but PANIOLO got some great scenery. One of my faves and you see McGarrett done saddle up!

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 22:13:57 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Does anyone have closed captioning they can use to check this? I think Stan (whose last name is Edwards, by the way) said that things have NOT been great, because then he said because of this "deal" he was making, things would get a lot better...

By the way, the airplane manifests that Kono brings up are pretty funny. In the manner of The Computer Killer from the old Five-O, they have a bunch of silly entries like R. Ukracy, P. Tunia, O. Grouch and B. Bird. As well, despite the fact there are three separate airline manifests, several of the people were on all three flights coming from Little Rock, Houston and San Jose, Costa Rica!

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 22:05:54 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Thanks Big City Gal for the info on the coco puffs. Went to the link. They look yummy.

Since you did watch the show, did you catch when Stan and Danno were in the car, did Stan say that things "have been great" with Rachel lately or things "haven't been great?" I think he said they have been great but couldn't tell even after playing it over and over.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 21:13:12 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Overall I thought last night's show was a hot mess. Here is the short list of what didn't work for me...

The sub-plot with Danno
It was distracting and the summation was ridiculous.

The whole tracking sequence
The timeline seemed off to me. Steve at one point says they are an hour behind and two seconds later they spot the girl. As detailed and particular as Lenkov is I would think he'd get a consultant to help shore up the script when it comes to the outdoorsy cop/Seal stuff. The green leaf thing was absolutely laughable.

The MacGyver log rigging
Just how the hell did McGarrett have enough time to rig the log? And it was far too convenient timing.

The phone call in the forest
Bloody hell that was stupid. In another show, where McGarrett wasn't in the middle of a chase in the jungle trying to be clandestine it would have been a fantastic scene.

Gas Siphoning
Old tractors run on diesel. That wouldn't fly in a motocycle/dirt bike engine.

Timing at the courthouse
How did Kono beat Steve to the conference room? Wasn't he already in the building? She had to run from another location.

There were a few things I did like.

-Chin's smart-aleck comment, "The rock told you that?"

-Caan's very intense yet subtle scene in the car with Stan.

-Kono's fight scene. Loved it! Probably for other reasons than Mr. Mike had in mind, but loved it nonetheless.

-Another Ford destroyed! Although, considering the damage to the truck and it still got them there, it actually was a pretty good ad for the F150.

-Seeing the team work independently towards a common goal.

Barbara...It was Coco Puffs Danny and Chin were eating at the beginning of the show from the Liliha Bakery in Honolulu - bit.ly/5MwdTu

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 19:51:34 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Despite the fact that the supposedly confirmed announcement at tvshowsondvd.com about season 11 being released on April 19th is based on information I supplied them, I have been told by one of my spies that this date is NOT correct. Further investigation is pending...

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 19:30:34 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

Hi Barbara,

ya, watched it. I thought it sucked.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 19:14:45 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Wow, Mr. Mike. I just saw where you gave last night's episode 3 1/2 stars (Malama (Take Care). Second only to the 4 stars you gave Ke Kinohi (The Beginning). That's the one where McGarrett's sister was kidnapped. I concur with you ratings. It will be interesting to read your actual review.

Did anyone else watch last night's episode? I had a couple questions in one of my previous posts about it.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 18:45:52 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: NYC

Rick: Ya can't really blame the people. Montalban's make-up is pretty unforgivable in that ep, but i'm gonna watch it tonight; it's been a while. I need to get back to Season One anyway.

Big H: Not That Much Different has some great parts. It's great when the hypocrite is exposed. But kinda disconcerting seeing 'skinhead' acting like a big pussy!!!

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 17:20:22 PST


Submitted by: Dean
From: Vernon Hills, Illinois

Confirmed. TVshowsondvd.com confirms Hawaii Five O Season 11 will be released on April 19th. Amazon.com is taking preorders.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 17:11:13 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

I think some of my recent comments got lost in translation. Because of our small population and the way we look at things, some words and phrases take on a slightly more different interpretation then they do elsewhere in the world.

Anyways, I've found what the other commercial network will be putting up against the new H50. So starting next Sunday night (13 February) H50 will be up against Bones and The Mentalist. It will be interesting to see the results when the dust settles.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 17:16:07 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

You're a wise man Otto. Dare to be different. People do like to hate on SAMURAI. But purely from the standpoint of cinematography, it's top shelf.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 16:52:04 PST


Submitted by: big h
From: raleigh

Otto...when you get time, and unless you've recently seen it, you may want to check out S1's ep #21..."Not That Much Different"....pretty sure there is a chase scene at the end of the ep which shows some pretty cool lava beds right at the shoreline. It's the only ep in the entire series that shows that particular shoreline, if I remember correctly. Just something different, I guess...

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 16:31:46 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Mr. Mike - I know that you don't like us to use the "R" word here (Ratings). But there was some recent discussion about how a new "Hawaii Five-0" episode would fare against both a new episode of "Harry's Law" and "Castle." Did some browsing around the different ratings sites and HF0 beat both with nearly 11 million viewers to their 9+ each. Just thought I'd pass that along.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 14:54:02 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: Mannixhattan

Rainbow: (In case you read a few more posts), when i mentioned the 'out of hand' conversation, it was specifically about my bringing up the New York area, which went back and forth to the point where Mike had had enough. I understood it.

Some of us will miss you around here. I agree with Big H that you shouldn't quit, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Shoot me an email at septagon7@gmail.com (i don't think Mike has a rule about posting email addresses.) I have a little idea.

Well, i only got one response to my call for suggestions about a visually stunning episode to watch on the new television set, so tonight i'll go with Rick's suggestion: SAMURAI.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 13:14:20 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Thought tonight's episode with two storylines was pretty good. I liked the back and forth between Danno and Chin at the beginning. Mostly "forth" by Danno about his "ex." Not so much ranting but it was different having Chin listen to it rather than Steve. I also liked that little bit of chemistry going on between Chin and the witness. Chin also got in a couple good lines tonight. The first was when he and Steve were going through the mountains and Chin said to Steve, "Really...the rock told you that?" Sounded like something Danno would say. And at the end, Chin said to Kono something like "there might be a few other things I could teach you but I think you have the whole ass-kicking thing down." He was right.

Steve got his payback with Danno when they were on the phone and Steve knew something was wrong. He told Danny "You have a tone. I may have a face but you have a tone." I am also glad that "Step Stan" was not portrayed as a jerk. If he was, then that would have made it easier for people to want Danny and Rachel to get back together. Speaking of that, when Stan and Danno were in the car, did Stan say that things "have been great" with Rachel lately or things "haven't been great?" I think he said they have been. Did anyone else catch it??

Couple other quick observations/questions. Dennis Chun (Kam Fong's son) made another short appearance tonight and smiled briefly at the end of it. His face looked so much like his dad when he smiled. And when Danny (Scott Caan) had that scene in the kitchen with the housing commissioner, did anyone else immediately have James Caan come to mind?? Oh, and at the beginning of the show when Danny was eating something, he told Chin it was the best things he ever ate. Did anyone catch what he called it?? Sounded like he said "Cocoa Puffs" but I know it wasn't.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 11:40:20 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

A couple of days ago, someone on the Yahoo! 5-0 group inquired if Lord was a pilot. If you haven't read this piece yet(from Mr. Mike's front page), it's quite informative. You not only learn how they did the opening title chopper "zoom" to the Ilikai balcony in 1.0, but you learn how Lord felt about flying, at least in choppers.

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/opening-shot.htm

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 10:12:27 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I thought last night's show was very good, because it was LOGICAL for the most part (a prime issue when deciding whether I like a show or not).

I dunno about McGarrett's face paint either. I figure it is because of his "background," sort of like a woman who is cleaning her house, and JUST has to take off her clothes, because she finds it more fun to clean in the nude!

The other thing that I didn't like at all was this blonde dame at the end who was on the legal team. Didn't she arrive only a few days before with the other killers? So she is suddenly on the legal team and the prosecuting attorney dame didn't clue in to this at all? Of course, the main defense attorney (the one Kono was bitching out) was a total slimebag, so I'm sure he was in on whatever machinations were going on behind the scenes with this dame.

I was watching the show late last night, I'm sure there is something I missed.

Loved the super fight with Kono at the end, though! (This automatically guarantees a high rating with me -- LOL.)

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 10:04:20 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

Rainbow.....I encourage you not to "self-ban." If you do, you let others win.

The only one that's gonna ban me is Mr. Mike, and he has been more than fair at letting us voice our opinions. A remake of 5-0 was bound to cause some dissention. But still, this is one of the greatest sites on the net. I for one am glad that he hasn't dissected the two groups into a site for 1.0 and one for 2.0. Thanks, Mr. Mike.....even when we go off-topic occasionally.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 09:47:46 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

lousy war paint for McG
last nite i felt i was watching LORD OF THE FLIES, PREDATOR, MACGYVER, LOST, OFF THE MAP, the 5-0 episode ELEGY IN A RAIN FOREST, all at once. a bif of the LETHAL WEAPON bantering via cell with poor McG getting that log up and whispering on cell at the same time. the danno subplot was not needed! would have loved to see caan in the jungle or as schwarzenegger would say "chungle!"

come back hesse and wo fat!

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 08:33:56 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

OTTO:

It was better to watch "Cocoon" first before "Full Fathom Five" it made more sense to me, and I was glad I did. That's my way of telling you that I disagree with the end of your last post saying the off topic discussion got out of hand. Considering at the time no one was posting at the site, maybe if lucky there were two posts a day and it wasn't interrupting any great "Five-O": discussions. Some of us aren't interested in the vacation meet up plans of some members of the site, we really don't care, but we don't get upset, we just read the posts that interest us and skip over the ones that don't. I do that alot on this site, and let people enjoy their side conversions without making a big deal out of it.

When I first came to this site, Kimo and one other dude were making this site unreadable by harrasing every poster who made a comment. It was unreadable. Then it was "Keeping it Real" and then HRR. It went on and on and nothing was done, except when six of us mentioned basketball and then "oh boy, standards were violated!" More often than not, one poster had been allowed to dominate the conversation on this board unchecked until that poster personally insulted Mr. Mike and then they were gone-finally. I've tried to stay away from this site for long periods because of that, but Big Chicken is such a great, creative, entertaining poster who is just so much fun, I come back, but at this point, I'm done. You people go at it, and then when I or someone else do the right thing and try to restore order, everybody covers their tracks and goes "Can't we all just along" and "I meant nothing by it". In some ways HRR provided a good solution for me. I'll just stop posting and watch this site being taken over again by one poster who can say or do anything they want unchecked-unless of course they talk about basketball for a post or two and then "it's gone too far", but bash Catholics, -oh that's fine.

Good Luck Big Chicken, you're great brother, and I wish you well, but Rainbow Warrior can't stomach the hypocrisy, so I'm self-banning myself from this site.

Added: Tuesday 08 February 2011 08:06:58 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Big Chicken wrote: "All that being said, I'd like to extend my apologies to our friend Barbara from Chicago if she took offense to any of my comments. No disrespect was intended, Barbara. As far as time contributing to Mike's site here, think you've got seniority on me so please feel free to pull rank whenever you have to."

Big Chicken - No offense was taken by yours or anyone else's comments. I agree with Rick from Newport Beach that basically the site would be boring if we all had the same opinions (paraphrased). I think that some of what is written when fans become passionate about their opinions is actually rather creative. But I also think that some people are just so dug in about not wanting to like the new show that their comments become rather mean-spirited. That's the part I don't like.

And as far as me having seniority on you and "pulling rank" if I have to, that is truly funny (as I'm sure you intended). I did watch all 12 seasons when they aired and loved them. But even after 3 years here, I feel like such a newby here because unfortunately I cannot contribute nearly as much information about the original series as many of the posters here and I'm envious of them. Anyway, no offense taken but thanks for the sweet apology.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 23:53:48 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle, Washington

Heather-Rose posts "I agree with Mr Mike - (there is) too much snottiness, verging on bullying, from some of the "classic Five-0" fans here."

Mr. Mike, Miss Heather - I sure hope you're not groupin the Chicken in with a few bad apples. :)

My friends - I have on occasion offered up some good humored critiques of, and jabs at, CBS's Pete Lenkoff produced Hawaiian crime drama, submissions I made for entertainment and/or edification purposes, if you will.

I assure you, it was never the Chicken's intent to "bully" anyone. And I must admit, my feathers are a bit ruffled by the accusation (pun intended).

Allow me to reply as Five-O baddies are customarily inclined to when accused: "I run a legitimate business, Mr. McGarrett."

Heather, I hope you’re not in favor of censoring dissenting opinions and I trust your reference to 'Ditch the tribalism' was not intended as a dig against the Hawaiian people. I for one very much enjoy the jousting postings, sometimes raucous debate, and high-spirited exchange of ideas we have here on occasion. And Mr. Mike has graciously allowed us free reign to “mix it up” so to speak, within reason of course.

All that being said, I'd like to extend my apologies to our friend Barbara from Chicago if she took offense to any of my comments. No disrespect was intended, Barbara. As far as time contributing to Mike's site here, think you've got seniority on me so please feel free to pull rank whenever you have to. ;)

Yours truly,

Big Chicken

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 19:51:03 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Geez, AOL in full Arnie combat mode. Almost expected Carl Weathers to pop up. For a second there I thought I was watching PREDATOR. But my jaw dropped when AOL tells Chin that the killers are just ahead of them because of a green leaf on the ground. :D Sheesh! That leaf could stay green for the whole day! Since when does a leaf wither in a matter of minutes? This is ridiculous even by MacGyver standards!

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 19:41:19 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

UK review of the new Five-O -- http://bit.ly/gdiQ73

Da-da-da-da dah daaah, da-da-da-da daaaah. Come on everybody, all together now: Da-da-da-da dah daaah. Don't be shy, sing up. Da-da-da-da daaaaaaaaaaaah....

Hmmm. This doesn't really work in print, does it? It's the incomparable theme tune to Hawaii Five-O: a blistering blast of brass driven by sugar-rush drumming which made even the most mild-mannered lad in the 1970s feel a sudden, uncontrollable urge to dash outside and thump someone smaller.

Wisely they've stuck with the same orchestration for the 2011 remake (9pm, Sky 1). It sounds great, too. I found myself punching cushions on the sofa, just for old time's sake.

Morton Stevens' testosterone-charged theme races through opening credits which tell you everything you need to know about Hawaii Five-O, 2.0. There are guns and surfers and giant waves. There's a dust-up, women in bikinis and explosions.

Phew. Did all that happen in the original too? Dunno. All I can remember was the electrifying tune, and the "Book 'em, Danno" line. That was in too, held back to the very end.

But it's proper old-school American TV. They've blown half the budget on pyrotechnics and most of the rest on sweeping airborne shots of Hawaii. And if there was hardly any cash left to hire a decent scriptwriting team, well, not to worry: here's a shot of Grace Park in her bra and knickers.

The result is a big, daft, action-packed show that's roughly as deep as a Saharan puddle. There's no use finding fault: it's like rolling down a hill – pointless, but fun. If you're under the age of 12.

Hawaii Five-O arrives just as it emerges that Dallas is being remade too. Why bother reheating these old shows? Well, it's easier than coming up with a new idea. Plus you don't need to work half as hard to draw in an audience.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 17:59:04 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport beach

I never heard that story before. The Morton Stevens connection. That Sammy Davis Jr. version of the Five-0 theme... the pieces of the puzzle go together now.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 17:56:41 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Speaking of Catholics, looks like some Catholics are bitchin' about all the crime dramas on CBS in this article in The Catholic Sentinel:

http://www.catholicsentinel.org/Main.asp?SectionID=6&SubSectionID=31&ArticleID=14063

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 17:55:00 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

From Hawaiian blog:

http://www.midweek.com/content/columns/utg_article/uncle_toms_gabbin257/

More on the Hawaii Five-0 theme song ... I was on the air when George Chun, the local Liberty Records distributor, brought the very first 45 rpm by The Ventures to our studio at 1701 Ala Wai Blvd. Feeling it would be a hit, I gave it a spin. After that first play, the phone started ringing ... it entered the local charts shortly thereafter on Oct. 22, 1968, hit No. 1 on Nov. 17 and stayed there for three weeks. The record took off on the Mainland a few months later, entering the Billboard charts on April 12, 1969. When I presented Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jr. 20 years later (May 7 and 8, 1989) at the Blaisdell, Sammy’s conductor, Morty Stevens, led the orchestra’s rendition of the theme as Sammy headed for the stage in the center of the arena ... Fun fact: The composer of this great piece of music: Morty Stevens ...

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 17:33:31 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Nothing would drive me away from this site faster than postings only of people in agreement and being nice to each other. I enjoy reading the various opinions expressed here. I think Mike does a good job of allowing a more or less free wheeling exchange. He lets things fly and steps in when he needs to. I try to respect that when I post.

Otto... from a purley visually stunning perspective it's hard to beat SAMURAI

Peace & Love. Out.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 16:28:37 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

And peace to you, Otto. Good post.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 15:34:10 PST


Submitted by: Otto
From: New Amsterdam

A season six highlight i forgot to mention was Don Porter's off-the-hook performance in Murder is a Taxing Affair. Terrific.

My wife forced me to buy a flat-screen TV. I prefer the old cathode unit, but whatever. I ask you all for suggestions as to which visually stunning episode from seasons 1-6 i should watch to inaugurate the new set. I have a couple ideas, but i'm interested what you all think!

And for the record, in the beginning i had some snarky comments for the new show, but only in fun. And after the nameless angry one got my goat, i had a little sparring match with him and then it was finished. I don't enjoy fighting on the internet. As for off-topic discussions, i was interested in how many fans are in my area, but Mr. Mike was right that the discussion got out of hand.

Some people on here like the new show, and that's fine. I'm keeping quiet about it. Peace y'all.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 15:20:09 PST


Submitted by: Victor
From: H50,UK

The rest, Mr. Mike,

http://bit.ly/hl9f9g

The CBS remake of iconic cop show Hawaii Five-O made its UK debut on Sky1 last night at 9pm, attracting an impressive 717,000 viewers -- almost triple the average for that timeslot. I reviewed the pilot last year for Obsessed With Film, which I enjoyed but felt no compulsion to continue watching. Have I been missing a real treat?

Hawaii Five-0 has been one of this season's big success stories in the US; debuting to 14.2m, holding steady around 10m most weeks, with a recent episode spiking to an incredible 19.3m. It looks like Sky may also have a successful Sunday night show, up against Being Human in the multichannel stakes. Of course, Five-0 couldn't topple any of the terrestrial offerings: Channel 4's brand new drama The Promise (a very disappointing 1.68m), BBC1's repeat of Wallander (2.3m), BBC2's Arctic (3.59m), ITV1's Dancing On Ice (7.4m) and Wild At Heart (7.3m) combo, and Channel 5's movie Rush Hour (1.19m)

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 14:49:05 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

I stumbled upon this site about 3 years ago and read it almost daily even if I don't post as frequently as others. Mr. Mike set this site up for followers of the original Five-0 series obviously not knowing there would be a new HF0 show. But there is. And if Mr. Mike wanted it to be exclusively for fans of the original series, he would have said so. But even though he doesn't appear to be a huge fan of the new show, I think he must see some value or interest in allowing it to be for fans of both shows.

The article from the Star Advisor mentioned in a recent post shows that there is an obvious attempt at connecting both shows. Some have said that if Peter Lenkov had real intentions of honoring the original show that he would have done this or wouldn't have done that, etc. He obviously can't know what we all want to individually see in the new show but I think his heart is in the right place. Rose Freeman's gestures seem to reflect her desire to keep the Five-0 spirit alive in the new series.

This site should be one where people can post without attacking or being attacked. I only write this "why can't we all just get along" post because Mr. Mike has allowed us to express our opinions about both shows with some latitude. But he has to reign things in when posters get a little too intense or we get off topic. A lot of us are guilty of getting off topic from time to time and when we do, it's been a way of getting to know a little more about each other. But when Mr. Mike says it's time to get back on the subject of HF0, then its time. If you are a follower of this site, then you are obviously passionate about the original series, the new show or both. So, hopefully future posts will reflect the respect that we all deserve.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 15:08:37 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Looks like things are going better for the new Five-O in the U.K., though I can't access the rest of this story on the site where I found it:

SUNDAY: The UK premiere of the remake of 1960s US drama Hawaii Five-O was a hit with Sky 1 viewers last night, with the first episode almost tripling the audience for the slot average.

By the way, Julie, the drop you mention is not a "nose dive," either. That refers to going from a very high position to a very low position, sort of like the U.S. economy in the last couple of years.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 12:45:50 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

"Lenkov liked it so much he asked Tomimbang to send him copies."

!!!

This documentary was included with the Season One DVDs ... though it was not the ORIGINAL version of this program (that one included some references to things that happened after Season One).

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 12:38:46 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

From the Star-Advertiser yesterday

bit.ly/gLBuYJ

IT WAS A MEETING for the ages: The creators of the popular new version of "Hawaii Five-0" in the same room with several surviving stars of the original CBS series.

The private cocktail party, held last weekend at Waialae Country Club, served to bridge the two eras of the famous police drama, said independent video producer Emme Tomimbang, who helped organize the event along with friends of the late James MacArthur and Rose Freeman, widow of the original show's creator. Tomimbang and MacArthur, who played Danno on the original series, had discussed holding an event long before the actor died last October.

Freeman couldn't attend, but sent welcoming remarks and orchid lei for everyone. "It gives me great pleasure to also thank all of the new young blood that has brought 'Hawaii Five-0' back to Honolulu, Hawaii and the world," she wrote.

The event drew original "Five-0" regulars Al Harrington (who has a recurring role in the new series), Glenn Cannon, Eddie Sherman, Jimmy Borges, John Nordlum (Jack Lord's stunt double) and Doug Mossman, who told Tomimbang that he needed to be there so the public would know he's still alive.

New "Five-0" executive producer Peter Lenkov brought a group of about 10 writers, producers and CBS executives.

"Peter gave a nice speech about being humbled and now he knows the task at hand," Tomimbang said. "I know the old-timers really appreciated listening to him and seeing his openness and his respect for legacy."

As a tribute to MacArthur — and at the urging of his widow, H.B., who was also there — Tomimbang showed a 1996 documentary she and MacArthur produced, "Memories of Hawaii Five-0." The 45-minute video features interviews with the show's main stars except Jack Lord, who was ill at the time.

Lenkov liked it so much he asked Tomimbang to send him copies.

"I didn't know when I did it that it would become a legacy piece," Tomimbang said. "Now it's a bridging piece. Now the people who are the recipients of this show will know the history."

AND that's a wrap.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 12:26:56 PST


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

Rainbow, please go start your own site where you can have everything your own way! Thank you.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 12:04:19 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"I like the new Steve better than the original." -- Dem's fightin' woids! ;)

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 09:51:22 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

Oooops, should have said...."CBS affiliate"

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 09:45:41 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

Last night at 10:00pm, our CBS affliate here in Raleigh, NC, which is W-RAL, ran the H50 2.0 pilot, which was just about the time the Super Bowl ended. It was like they were capitulating that time slot to the other networks. Did the pilot run in anyone else's market last night @ 10:00pm?

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 09:41:31 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Heather,

Don't give orders to anyone here, it's not your site, and most of the people here are intellectually superior to you, so they will follow the rules that Mr. Mike has set up here because it's his site not yours. Work your issues out with your shrink.

Mr. Mike as to your post, if you go through your archives you will see that I have been extremely fair to the new show. I have praised what is good, and criticized what is bad( which is much)and suggested what they need to do to improve it. I have praised the few episodes that I thought were very good, and have even said that I was hoping it would get better because I want the show to be good for the people of Hawaii and the work it would provide. I can't speak to other posters, but I'm honest about the new Five-O which many of the fawners are not.

As to bullying, HRR and one poster who will remain nameless like to bully the posters that disagree with them, and that is when I pop up to do unto them what they do to others( more Vatican speak HRR, bet it drives you nuts), and she can't handle it and she folds like a house of cards. If she was held accountable, by others, you wouldn't get this negative tone. Yes, it's your site and you determine what happens on it, but the stuff she spews out is just pure claptrap and she shouldn't be allowed to post if she is just going to do that.

"Whatever wrong we submit to will continue to be imposed upon us."-Frederick Douglass.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 09:32:52 PST


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

And I agree with Mr Mike - too much snottiness, verging on bullying, from some of the "classic Five-0" fans here. It's like they're stuck in fourth grade, criticizing people's clothes and hair because it makes them feel powerful somehow. Well, folks, some of us are perfectly capable of enjoying both the old and the new show, each on their own merits. And you know what, Jack Lord is not going to appear and pin a medal on your chest for your loyalty! In fact, I suspect he'd be embarrassed by your taking the show too seriously in all the wrong ways. Ditch the tribalism.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 08:30:12 PST


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

Rainbow, if you're offended, address your complaints to the guys at the Vatican - they were the ones who came up with the idea, not I.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 08:15:44 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Gee, she posted this thing only 20 minutes ago and I am supposed to respond to it or delete it already? It just so happens that I woke up only about 20 minutes ago. There is a limit as to how much of a "devoted servant" I can be. ;)

That said, I am really getting fed up, not because of the off-topic discussions you mention, but by the negative and bullying-like postings here by "old school" Five-O fans which ridicule anyone who has the least positive thing to say about the new show, all easy to do from the relative anonymity of the Internet.

I have tried to remain relatively neutral to people posting from both sides, but this may change. And I am sure you are aware, I am no big fan of the new show (or, for that matter, of a lot of the old show either!).

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 07:57:04 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Oh god, the lunatic rantings of Heather Rose Ryan are back. let me guess, so I thought the anti white communist manifesto's that you posted back in December where the old Five-O was the symbol of all that was wrong with evil America were the last I would haveto hear of you. Big Chicken nobly went to to toe with you while I was too busy shaking my head.

So, Mr Mike, you got your feathers in a bunch when a nice conversation that six of us were having about basketball, Boston, New York, and how it related to Hawaii Five-O WAS NOT 100% about Hawaii Five-O, and asked us to stop it, and yet you allow her to post this offensive junk, and as a Catholic I was offended by that last post. It's hypocritical, and as long as she's allowed to post that, but we're scolded( and a few of us haven't been back since last week)for just having fun conversation, I think I'll visit another Five-o site or have someone else start another Five-o site where this type of nonsense is tolerated, because apparantly you don't mind this. I thought the anti-white comment in December that even OTTO wrote "I can't believe someone wrote that" was bad enough but this is just left wing hate speech going on and in the United States we just voted out this garbage.

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 07:40:25 PST


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

Sylvia: "at least not one that cribs the names of the characters in the original series and completely changes the gender of one of them"

Oh horrors! Kono is a GIRL!!! What, exactly, is the problem with this? Does it thwart the ceremonial magic somehow, as the Vatican claims about the idea of women priests?

Added: Monday 07 February 2011 07:22:19 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

To Debbie in Pennsylvania and Karl in Jersey City - It's so nice to hear someone say anything nice about the new HF0 on this site anymore. I know that I am in the minority but it's still nice to hear from those who actually do like the show.

It does have some clunker moments but I think it is a pretty good show overall and definitely has potential. When I want to watch the original, I just put in my DVDs. And when I want to watch the new series, I just pull it up on my DVR. Love both of them and respect them for what they are.

By the way, anyone in the Chicago area can now watch the original series on WWME-TV at 4 PM CST Monday through Friday.

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 22:07:52 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Mr. Mike...it is true that it may not have been a thrashing but it was a nose dive. This week was the first official week of ratings and H50 still came in at number 3. The other commercial network (Nine - which has came in second with another England versus Australia cricket match) has yet to announce what show they will be putting on at the same time next week. Considering that that Nine's greatest rival is Seven (which airs Bones), they will be definitely looking at something big.

So at the moment, H50 on Sunday nights at 8.30 is not looking good. The Ten Network that airs the show may give it another couple of weeks but if it doesn't improve then they will definitely move it, shift it to their minor channel or take it off altogether.

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 22:04:37 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Julie, the ratings you have mentioned hardly constitute a "thrashing." Typical sports "thrashings" would be for scores like 4-0, 5-2, 6-0, 6-1, 10-0, etc.

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 19:53:42 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Well here in Australia last night's (Sunday 6 Feb) episode of "Bones" thrashed Hawaii Five-O.

Five-O's ratings went down from 1.25 million to 999,000 while the episode of Bones got 1.167 million viewers. I guess I wasn't the only one not impressed by the new version of the show.

So it looks like we'll be either seeing a time/day change or Five-O will move off the network's main channel to one of their minor one.

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 14:46:44 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: While you're at It, Bring Me the Mooves

Sylvia writes: “The hostility from staunch fans of the original is caused by the theory that there never should have been a new "Five-O" tv series in the first place, at least not one that cribs the names of the characters in the original series and completely changes the gender of one of them, as well as creator Leonard Freeman's intent for them.”

Amen to that, Sista! Great, great post Sylvia. Thanks.

Chicken hisself was supremely disappointed that the reboot didn’t feature CBS head honcho Les Mooves as Steve McGarrett (as our man Les did some fine actin back in the day). Chick dreamed of Les crusin round Waikiki in a restored Park Lane, his lady Julie Chen playin Rosemary Quong in a remake/update of “Cocoon”

Then one of the Feds remark that: "Everybody knows that Les Moonves only takes orders from the network advertisers and Letterman, and occasionally even they have trouble."

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 12:15:05 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Hail to The Steve

Hey, Otto, that is a great line, man: "Don't bleed Danno – Think” McGarrett gives Danny the tough-luv treatment in ‘Daisies.’ Steve-O pretty harsh but it’s outta concern for Danno, and it keeps ‘em from collapsin under the weight of his own guilt and doubt.

@Rick: McGarrett “was too busy kicking ass on crime. Too busy keeping the rock safe. No time for friends. Yeah, he was a hard man.”

Well said, Rick. Come to think of it, Steve didn’t even have time to get in that golf game with Tom Fujiwara in 3,000 Crooked Miles :)

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 11:56:37 PST


Submitted by: Nadja
From: Berlin

So, turned out that disc four of my season 10 is of really, really bad quality, especially "A short walk on a Longshore" and "Head to Head" It would be enough to get money back if it wouldn't be too complicated to accomplish. :!mad:

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 11:52:19 PST


Submitted by: Debbie
From: Pennsylvania

I want to put in a word for the new Five-O. I like it. I like the original as well, but they are two different shows. If you were expecting them to be the same of course you would be disappointed. I enjoy the banter between Danny and Steve in the new show, but I also like the respect and concern that the original Danny had for Steve. I think I like the original Danny better than the new one. He seemed kind and caring, but he could be strong and take leadership when needed. I like the mentoring relationship that the original Steve had with the much younger Danny, and the way that Danny looked up to Steve. I miss that relationship in the new show. I like the new Steve better than the original. I think he is more human and likeable. The original Steve was harsh and had a temper, although he could be caring and gentle and very concerned for his men. I like the fact that both the original Steve and the original Danny could cry. I like the fact that the new characters have private lives, and I enjoy seeing Danny relate to his daughter. I, too, hope that the new Five-O is on for many years.

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 11:05:31 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

An in-depth look at the offices for Hawaii Five-0 -- http://bit.ly/fLdWJm

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 09:25:24 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

...hehe.. yeah Otto. Driving too fast. And killing his daddy. Over and over again.

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 09:25:19 PST


Submitted by: O.M.
From: Space Needle

Rick: Steve had a friend, Cal Anderson (Force of Waves). But that dude turned out to have some 'issues'.

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 08:52:45 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Steve didn't have friends. Sure, he had acquaintances, people from his past. Like from his time in Naval Intel. But he was too busy kicking ass on crime. Too busy keeping the rock safe. No time for friends. Yeah, he was a hard man. Steve McGarrett was a Lone Wolf.

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 08:37:30 PST


Submitted by: Otto
From: East Village

Chick: after you got the kid hooked on smack, and he ended up getting shot by that overzealous pig Danno, I believe McG says, "Don't bleed Danno, you're making an official report!!!" or something like that.

I noticed some cool music in Season Six. It's time to connect the CD recorder and continue the 'vintage music track' series. (And there is plenty of music in previous seasons that i missed the first time around.)

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 08:21:39 PST


Submitted by: Sylvia
From: A classic correction

Sorry, I meant to write "series creator" before Leonard Freeman's name in the previous post.....

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 02:43:29 PST


Submitted by: Sylvia
From: Classic TV land.....

The hostility from staunch fans of the original is caused by the theory that there never should have been a new "Five-O" tv series in the first place, at least not one that cribs the names of the characters in the original series and completely changes the gender of one of them, as well as creating Leonard Freeman's intent for them.

I certainly believe this series is the way it is because CBS exec Les Moonves doesn't have the right to do a feature film franchise, so he did, what for him, is the next best thing. Let's face it, the new show looks like a franchise film series.

Added: Sunday 06 February 2011 02:42:22 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Positively 7th Street

I dunno, Otto. McGarrett, now he’s a hard man. Like in ‘Ladies Free’ when Steve-O tell his P.I. buddy somethin like “Jerry, if your gonna bleed, do it in private - I don’t want to watch.” That always blew me away. I was like - man, gotdam! This supposed to be Steve’s friend. Now that’s Pretty cold, but needed to be said. Kinda digged McGarrett all the more for it.

Perhaps, my post was intended to be a bit more humorous than it read. You gotta clarify like Steve-O and axe:

“Do I read you right?” :D

Added: Saturday 05 February 2011 21:58:04 PST


Submitted by: Otto
From: 7th Street

Chick: you're a hard man. and i love ya for it, but whew, you're hard!

Well, i've made it to the end of Season Six (viewed out of order). Highlights included Anthony Zerbe's crazed vigilante, Slim Pickens' death-dealing daddy, Flanders' con man, and the Hookster of course (but i'd already seen him countless times). I liked David Wayne in 30,000 rooms, but i thought the rehashing of the Filer theme tune was a cheap cop-out.

I finished up with the Hundred Grand Nickel, and it was pretty good. Buono hammed it up beyond all acceptability, but hey, he's Buono and he's always delicious!

Solid season. Now what do i do?

Added: Saturday 05 February 2011 21:06:42 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Well having now seen the first episode of the new show, I think what they did was take a well-known brand out came up with something completely different. In the original show, crime was solved mostly by using brain power - in the new version the crime was solved by violence and death. I think that were at least 5-10 deaths in the first episode alone.

Also McGarrett is supposed to be the leader of the team and by watching Danno in the new version, you wouldn't know it. In the original, Danno voiced his owned opinion at times but you could also see the respect he had for his boss.

The new show wasn't that impressive.

Added: Saturday 05 February 2011 19:13:00 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: C’mon, get hostile :D

@Karl “I hope this one (new Five-Zero) goes for 10 seasons”

As The Real McGarrett sez: "God help the children”

Added: Saturday 05 February 2011 16:26:24 PST


Submitted by: Karl
From: Jersey City

I am a huge fan of the old Hawaii Five-0 which I grew up on. I found the show to be very entertaining; suspenseful and, even at times,thought provoking, as well as being a visual feast. I have been to Hawaii twice and was certainly inspired to want to see it due to the images first gleaned from this show. That being said, I absolutely love the new show which has its own style and chemistry. I have to admit that I am a bit puzzled by the hostility of some fans of the old show to this new one. While the plots are not yet at a higher level that I think the show can eventually reach, they are compelling; exciting and entertaining. I think every one of the core four are excellent and they work together seamlessly as an ensemble. The old show is great. It is, and you have to admit it, of its time. And it had its fair share of cringe-inducing clunker episodes along with corny acting especially in the last 2-4 years of its run. I give the new show an 85-90 on a scale of 100. I am happy after 30 years that there is a new HF0 to look forward to each week. I hope this one goes for 10 seasons, although I will take whatever we get. Come on! Get Happy! :!cool:

Added: Saturday 05 February 2011 13:36:30 PST


Submitted by: Yankee4Life


From: Yes Big H, Douglas Mossman is still alive. I sure would like it if he got a part on the new show also. Always liked him.

By the way, Doug Mossman also played on Hawaiian Eye. That was a pretty good show too.

Added: Friday 04 February 2011 13:53:27 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Victor...yes, I know Harry's Law debuted against a new H50, but NOT a new Castle. Feb 7th is the first time it goes against new eps of both. That'll be the real test of it's retaining power.

And I'll stick with my decent numbers assessment. It did only marginally better than H50 in total viewers and got killed in the demo. In the H50/Castle battle this season, neither of their overall numbers are spectacular, but decent. A trend being seen at 10Pm across all broadcast nets.

It's an exciting race, though. And NBC has a ton riding on it. We'll see if the boys at H50 can pull out a sweeps win. As much as I'd love to see it, my money is on Castle.

Added: Friday 04 February 2011 10:24:59 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

Ooops, of course, I meant Al Harrington....

Added: Friday 04 February 2011 10:08:06 PST


Submitted by: big H
From: Raleigh, NC

Saw an ep last night where Doug Mossman had a pretty good role in it. I know this has prob surfaced here before, but is he still with us? If so, then (excluding the disastrous 12th season)only he and Al are the lone remaining figures from the "old gang", correct?

Added: Friday 04 February 2011 09:39:26 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I'm surprised that NBC didn't try to make hay out of the fact that Kathy Bates played the lead role in "Misery," where Scott Caan's father, James, was held captive by the crazed Bates' character.

See also http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log2.htm#poino

Added: Friday 04 February 2011 09:34:44 PST


Submitted by: Victor
From: Funny promo

That promo from Harry's Law is hilarious. Very smart.

@BigCityGal. Harry's Law premiere was against a new episode of Hawaii 50 and Harry's Law won in total viewers. I would not call just "decent numbers".

Some underestimated Harry's Law only because the lead was a 62 year old woman. Too old for Hollywood.They thought she had not chance.I think that is what the promo is about.

BTW ,Oscar winner Kathy Bates is amazing in the show :

Added: Friday 04 February 2011 04:44:02 PST


Submitted by: Maxine
From: Brooklyn

I thought Reni Santoni was great in "A Death in the Family," but I kept wondering how a character born in the Islands who then worked in San Francisco before coming back to Hawaii would talk with a New York accent.

Added: Thursday 03 February 2011 23:03:47 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

I think he's annoyed as well as bemused. NBC is in terrible shape and it's obvious they are gonna use any and all tactics to draw viewers. I kinda think it's funny myself. A little pathetic, but funny.

Harry's Law has gotten decent numbers so far, even though it has been soundly panned by nearly every TV critic on the planet. Be interesting to see how it does against new eps of Castle and H50. Not sure it'll fare all that well.

Added: Thursday 03 February 2011 20:49:09 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Peter Lenkov is a bit annoyed about this, I gather:

http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/02/02/harrys-law-hawaii-five-0-castle/

Added: Thursday 03 February 2011 16:15:34 PST


Submitted by: O.M.
From: New York

They reran the Pioneers of TV late last night. The most informative parts were about Jack Webb, Mission: Impossible, and Angie Dickinson. The info on H5O was pretty thin. They didn't get rights to any of the theme songs, and the fake Five-O theme was funny. And they missed a big chance by not interviewing Gavin MacLeod about his appearance on the Five, since they already had him for a bit on The Untouchables!

Added: Thursday 03 February 2011 14:43:54 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

According to the New York Post, Khigh (Wo Fat) Dheigh's son has passed away.

http://nyp.st/hZSivf

"Bronx-born Kenneth Dickerson, a noted author, astrologer and psychic, passed away Jan. 20 at the age of 75. Dickerson, who appeared on many shows -- including 'Good Morning America' and '48 Hours' -- was the son of actor Khigh Dheigh, who played Wo Fat on the original 'Hawaii Five-O' and was known for his menacing role in 'The Manchurian Candidate.

"Kenneth is listed as 'The Lottery Psychic' in the book, 'The 100 Top Psychics in America.'"

But for someone so "noted," I sure couldn't find a lot of references to him. It turns out that he changed the spelling of his name to Ken Dickkersun, which also doesn't bring up a lot of Google references other than his own WWW site, for example:

http://www.dickkerson2win.com/about.html

Khigh Dheigh's original name was also Kenneth Dickerson.

Added: Thursday 03 February 2011 07:35:16 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Here is some info about the show next Monday night, which is a new show:

On Monday, Feb. 07, 2011, actor Barry Levy will appear as Bruce Hoffman [a shady politician] on CBS’s Hawaii Five-0.

In “E Malama” Bruce Hoffman (played by Levy), is suspected of being involved in a threat to the wife and daughter of Danny Williams (Scott Caan), and he is subjected to the typically rough ‘Five-0 style’ of questioning.

Levy said of the scene, “Scott gave me a big unscripted ‘surprise’ at the end of the confrontation that just about floored me, so don’t miss it!”

Added: Thursday 03 February 2011 07:17:44 PST


Submitted by: Maxine
From: Brooklyn

I'm still watching Season 10, and usually Mr. Mike is way ahead of me with respect to details of plot, but in a couple of cases I may have something useful to offer:

In "Frozen Assets," Mr. Mike wonders "what created the power failure... and how were they [Danno and Duke] capable of fixing it?" My understanding was that it was all a set-up between Five-0 and the power company. The power company turned off the power and then later turned it back on (though I'm not sure how they were able to do this selectively, i.e. some power sources in the complex remained on the whole time). But 5-0 were talking to the power company so I assumed there was some kind of collusion going on.

In "My Friend, the Enemy" a car stalls in the middle of nowhere and someone suggests to "give us a push." The question in the anal-ysis is "a push to where?" since it's a remote road. I think "a push" in this case means a jump-start to get the engine restarted. I don't know if that technique still works with today's cars but I've done it many a time with '70s/'80s-era cars: someone pushes the car while someone else pops the clutch & voilà the engine is running.

Added: Wednesday 02 February 2011 21:07:38 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

In this Pioneers of TV show when they were talking about Five-O, the announcer said that Jack Lord was a "licensed pilot," when they showed a film clip, presumably of him flying a plane. Is this true?

I thought this peculiar, because I had an e-mail from one of the guys who was connected with flying helicopters on the show (like the one which filmed the main titles), and he said that "they shot the close-up with the helicopter on the ground; Jack would not fly in the chopper, even a few inches off the ground!"

Added: Wednesday 02 February 2011 18:59:32 PST


Submitted by: Joe P.
From: CT

I just finished season 10. i think i would miss Chin more if he was actually around this season,still it was sad to see him go with him not even getting a last scene with the guys. Ive missed Doc and Che also. they had small parts but their familiar faces brought a smile whenever theyd appear.

Added: Wednesday 02 February 2011 18:42:23 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: whining book em whineo!

I am sure the new show will get a second season run. I feel Scott will jump ship if he gets an offer from somewhere else-he doesn't seem interested-well Caano you can try Shakespeare. I mean leave if you don't want to continue lol

A fitting end would be a homage to the original as he goes undercover as a non whining cop-but to his chagrin (and my delight) he is exposed and thrown into the streets...hahaha I don't hate Caano but there are many other actors out there-a new character named Danny Kimo Carew lol maybe then we can lose the banter.

Added: Wednesday 02 February 2011 15:21:47 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

those stars had to be interviewed perhaps 2 years ago or early last year? it does take a long time to put these shows together. this show shoulda been 2 hrs , not 1.

Added: Wednesday 02 February 2011 13:30:02 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I quickly scanned through the Pioneers of Television show from last night (I will watch the whole thing later). Five-O got a prominent mention. The only two people from the show interviewed were director Bruce Bilson and Pat Crowley, who played Dr. Elizabeth Fielding, the woman scientist kidnapped by Wo Fat along with "Professor Raintree" in Woe to Wo Fat, the last episode.

Some of the stars interviewed looked VERY OLD and several of them have passed away, i.e., Peter Graves, Robert Culp, Stephen Cannell, even though the show had a 2011 copyright date.

Added: Wednesday 02 February 2011 10:02:20 PST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From: Thanks for that link, Julie, but why do these reviewers have to sound like such know-it-alls when they really don't know anything? Calling Jack Lord's McGarrett "asexual" and that he made Joe Friday look like a "suburban swinger"? That's overdoing it. If he bothered to watch the original, he would see that McGarrett did date women and had a few old flames come back into the picture, and he did have more of a social life than Joe Friday did. It sounds like these critics are not actually watching the show and making their own judgements, they are going by stereotypical comments that some reviwers made long ago.

Added: Wednesday 02 February 2011 09:51:13 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Elliman was in the classic 11th season show (and one of the few good ones), "Number One With a Bullet." This should be released soon, and everyone is biting their fingernails, hoping that the disco music (including The BeeGees) which is a prominent part of this episode will not be replaced.

Added: Wednesday 02 February 2011 08:20:05 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From: Portsmouth, NH

Mike, thanx so much for that interesting article about Yvonne Elliman -- I've have been a fan of hers for years, ever since JC Superstar. Can you pls tell me what episode in Five-0 she appeared in?

Added: Wednesday 02 February 2011 06:12:52 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Here's another Australian article about the original and classic versions of the show...

http://bit.ly/eAnoDb

Added: Wednesday 02 February 2011 00:35:08 PST


Submitted by: Judy
From: Nebraska

NTV (public television)on their show "Pioneers of Television" had a 5-10 minute segment on Hawaii Five-0 and Jack Lord. The show was considered ground breaking for having asian bad guys and having Hawaiians (non-whites) as main characters on the shows.

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 22:01:23 PST


Submitted by: kevin mccowan
From: US Army Corps of Engineers - Honolulu

In episode 12 - the team went under Beretania St - there was a US Army corps of Engineers plaque on the wall of the tunnel dated 1940 - does anyoone know where the plaque really is? kevin.m.mccowan@usace.army.mil

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 17:41:46 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Yvonne Elliman interview:

http://bit.ly/gOKvX2

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 14:10:16 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

Danno in FF5: "Forgery was my best subject"

Steve stares....
Joyce the cop, very cute

"I'm fine...I think!"

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 13:49:32 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Re: Blind item from a few weeks back about H50 moving to LA. EOnline brought it up again today and someone asked Peter Lenkov directly via Twitter if the show would move to LA. His response...

"It ain't happening"

So, if that second season renewal comes through they stay in Hawaii..good news for those of us that actually enjoy the show. :D

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 12:41:14 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I can't speak for HOWARD THE DUCK (never heard the score) but THE SPECIALIST is a fantastically sultry piece! No one did sultry like Barry! Say what you will about the film (which is terribly underrated IMO) but the score is great! That's the thing with Barry's scores - he never had a stinker. Even when the film was a stinker his score was not. Too often his scores were better than the films they accompanied.

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 11:24:23 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

Barry did HOWARD THE DUCK and THE SPECIALIST
ouch!

any reason why there were no scenes from an all new 5-0 last nite during the credits?

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 09:53:45 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"he had a very unique sound" -- Just THIS, Mr. Mike! You could tell a Barry sound from a mile away. I'm not even sure I could spot the work of John Williams or Jerry Goldsmith as easily (even though they too had their own sound) as Barry's. Nobody could do Barry but Barry! And he pretty much defined the action motif - especially with his "007 Theme" (not to be confused with the "James Bond Theme";). But whether it be big and bombastic or low-key and romantic Barry's sound was pure MAGIC! My personal favorite of his work is YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - the exotic Far East flavor is hard to beat! We're actually all in mourning over on the James Bond board on the IMDB. It's the equivalent of us mourning James MacArthur's passing a few months ago. :!cry:

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 08:20:34 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Five-O in the news again (from review of DVD of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2):

True to the illustrious legacy of direct-to-video offerings, of course, none of the original cast members were given another chance to humiliate themselves with Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Well, almost none: George Lopez — no stranger to dishonor (see his entire résumé for clarification) — returns here as the voice of Papi, one of the film’s Chihuahuas (which shall be known henceforth as “ugly plague-ridden rat-dogs”), while everyone else (to my knowledge, at least), has been replaced by the finest selection of television actors this side of the final season of the original Hawaii Five-O.

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 08:18:39 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"Danno musta learned, RingFire. He hold up better, standin up to Steve when he gets chewed out in Samurai" -- Okay! Okay!!! I blew it!! I BLEW it!! :!mad:

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 08:11:53 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Those screen captures on Tiki Central are actually from Film Score Monthly where there's 12 pages of Five-0 babes... bit.ly/f0Xuak

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 07:30:09 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

There were a couple of Five-O scores which sounded like John Barry:

Nine Dragons -- A harpsichord melody near the beginning [by Morton Stevens] suggests John Barry's From Russia with Love.

Deadly Courier -- The music by Cacavas at the beginning and end of the show sounds like John Barry's James Bond scores.

There's no doubt that Barry was a cool guy. Although I found his music in the films themselves got kind of repetitive, he had a very unique sound and wrote several classic songs like "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," etc.

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 06:47:01 PST


Submitted by: O.M.
From: Manhattan

Some great screen captures of the bewitching Elithe Aguiar on this page. http://bit.ly/f925Qq

Sorry if i posted this once before. I've forgotten whether or not...

Added: Tuesday 01 February 2011 06:43:50 PST


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