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Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From:New Amsterdam

Hey, just stopped by to say hi for the first in a while. I was watching the Columbo episode called "Double Shock". I forgot that Paul Stewart and Tim O'Conner are in the episode together. The dream team from one of favorite Five-O's: 10,000 Diamonds and a Heart.

Added: Saturday, 28 February 2015 13:26:08 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Last night's show reviewed:

http://mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log5.htm#17

Added: Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:54:35 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

I >really< hated tonight's show. What I hated the most was the fucking music which had the usual plink-plunk associated with comedy scenes throughout most of it, because all this incessant arguing between McGarrett and Danno (who were "working on their relationship") was supposed to be FUNNY, which it was not ... though the line where Cloris Leachman suggested that McGarrett and Danno were gay made me laugh very loudly. The music score was probably the worst one yet heard on the show. Much of the show played like a very bad version of Hitchcock's Rear Window where a photographer is doing surveillance on a place across a courtyard. All the comedic characters and the non-stop chatter between McGarrett and Danno drove me crazy. The scene at the end where the bad guy shot up the jewellery store in a manner like The Terminator where he seemingly knocked off about half a dozen cops was in very bad taste, especially considering the cutesy-poo finale outside Kamekona's shrimp shack which came after that. I feel like giving this a BOMB rating. I have no comment on the fact that Daniel Dae Kim directed it, because the whole thing was so distracting.

Added: Friday, 27 February 2015 23:14:43 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268764/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=MGUmSsRq

Added: Friday, 27 February 2015 12:49:14 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

ATTENTION ALL ... tonight's episode is directed by DDK, the first time he has done this anywhere. So it might be worthy of your attention.

Added: Friday, 27 February 2015 09:04:41 MST


Submitted by: Pollo Hermano
From:Seattle

Monsieur Mike, thanks for the linguistical non de plumes, I'll be sure an employ em in future postings.

Rainbow Warrior, thanks for the welcome words. Enjoyed your recent musings on "Company Policy" & "Pig in a Blanket," brudda. The latter ep definitely an incendiary and still very relevant, powerhouse episode.

honu59 - thanks for the shout out. Wow, big Gavin Mac be 84. Yeah, why wasn't Gavin's shower singin on the Five-O soundtrack? Is was like an Oahu state prison American idol!

Maaaan, Chicken so depressed bout that Supe-bowl that Mr. Mike recommend I see this shrink, some Doc Fowler. But whens I get home after each shrink session, I gets a phone call where some dude playback the radio call of that Seattle interception. Seattle PD say the calls are coming from Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who was known at the University of Florida as, what was it....Remus? Romulus? Oh, no - Cerberus. Yeah, that's it. :D

Added: Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:38:51 MST


Submitted by: Raymond
From:Burbank,CA

Just finished watching "Number One With A Bullet" and I have to say it is a pretty good episode. I was really surprised I liked it with the way it starts out at a disco..:!wondering: I don't think it deserves 4 stars that Mike gave it...maybe 2.5 stars compared to the earlier seasons of Five-0. Kind of surprised they would kill off a major character (Darren).

I recently purchased Seasons 10, 11 and 12 from Amazon because they had all three for $44. I remember watching seasons 10,11, and 12 when Five-0 was in syndication and recall not liking the episodes too much but to my surprise the episodes I have watched have not been as bad as I feared. :)

Added: Thursday, 26 February 2015 19:12:14 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

I almost didn't recognize BC ... no doubt he will soon post under other names:

Gallina Suprema
Grande poulet
Pollo Supremo
Tori! Tori! Tori!
Große Hühner
Μεγάλη κοτόπουλο
大鸡

Added: Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:37:08 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From:New York

Big Chicken! I always love reading your posts. Thanks for the morning chuckle! And speaking of Big Chicken, a big Happy Birthday to Gavin MacLeod on Saturday, 84 years young! You gotta love a man who sings in the shower, especially in prison.

Added: Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:11:27 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

Whoa, what a day!!!.... Big Chicken and Steve from Miami back! I remember Steve from Miami, welcome back! Glad to hear from you.

Big Chicken, where you been? I've missed you on the forum. Now that you're back.... stick around! I'm on Season Five of the old Five-O, but stuck on "Pig in a Blanket" cause life is busy.

Chicken, You're Seahawks killed me! They had the game won, and I was going to celebrate and then "what are they doing?" It was like McGarrett purposely letting WO FAT go!

Added: Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:18:12 MST


Submitted by: Grande Pollo
From:Sea-Town

Steven in Miami prefer "Wise, Latter Season McGarrett" over "Hothead, Desk-Pad-Defacing McGarrett"

Chicken dig "Hothead, Desk-Pad-Defacing McGarrett" but man, that is a great turn-a-phrase, Steven. LOL! Credit to our man Jack who evolved his portrayal of Steve-O, and by Season 3 was showin us the nuances a the character, 'specially in 'Time & Memories' and the way he goin easy on N showin empathy wit grievin Danno after he bust up that hippie painter in 'Beautiful Screamer.'

Late Season McGarrett seem more world-weary, stead a gettin fired up he take things to heart. Afta Chin’s death, he seem more broken up and guilt ridden than amped up to find the killer. Chicken love the way Jack dial the intensity back to 68’ when they kill his girl in "Steel Frame,” shakin down Tommy-Tommy in the office and given that beachside beat-down to the most-interesting-thug-in the-world. He even bust out the shades & Aloha shirt circa Ways of Love! Season 9 was the last great hurrah for the show for me. That said, "Lion” is a great ep in that it be remarkable the way McG finesse the adversity he face. Think early day hothead Steve woulda blown it. Yeah, Steve-O age and mellow out, but he still a baaaad-ass Po-leece.

Hey, Chicken can't be postin here without a shout out to my boys – The Rainbow Warrior and RingFire, and ofcourse to webmaster & Five-O master o' ceremonies Mr. Mike.

Also, HONU59 axe us "What would Leonard Freeman think of this reboot?"

Chicken thinks Mr. Freeman would find this reboot way awesome and the cast - way, way hot. He'd be glad Les Moonves gave "full immunity" to Lenkov to remake Five-O as an Hawaiian "CHiPs" with coppers whose policin is like a poor-man's version of 'The Shield’ but witout the brains. Party On Les! Party On Petey!

Added: Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:11:51 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

A clue there will be a season six?

https://twitter.com/fiveohomepage/status/570621541395898368

Added: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 09:38:56 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From:Miami, Fl

ringfire211:

Yes, "A Lion in the Streets" is my favorite episode--of the entire series. Thankfully, there's no "right answer" to the question "What's your favorite Five-0 episode?" Taste being subjective and all. :) Sorry that your mind got boggled over this! ;)

You probably don't remember me from when I posted here years ago, but I'm the same guy who preferred "Wise, Latter Season McGarrett" over "Hothead, Desk-Pad-Defacing McGarrett" of the earlier seasons, as well as loving Pete Rugolo's score for "Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain." You and I agree on very little (though always respectfully, I might add).

Added: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 08:14:12 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From:Philadelphia

"Lion in the Streets"--it's my favorite Five-0 episode"

Steven,

Please tell me it's your favorite from season 12, not from the whole series. Pleaaaase!! Otherwise it's just mind-boggling. By this point the series had become very vanilla plain with absolutely none of the edge of the earlier seasons. This episode doesn't come anywhere close to even cracking my top 50, let alone being anywhere close to the best episode. In fact I can't understand how any episode from the last 3 seasons can be a favorite of the entire series run. That just doesn't compute. I'm even skeptical of Mr. Mike's pick of "Nine Dragons" being the best (though it's superior in every way to "Lion in the Streets") but this pick is just waaaaay out there. But hey, to each his own I suppose...

Mr. Mike,

That article almost seems like it was written to purposely aggravate you. It's almost as if someone is aware of what you post here and the things about the show that really get to you and decided to write an article praising all those things. Funny stuff :)

Added: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 19:03:25 MST


Submitted by: Anne
From:Tangerine, FL

HA! Good one, Netflix. There is a saying that fits this... You can put a tuxedo on a goat, but it is still a goat. I wonder if the person who wrote this hype sold used cars in a previous employment. :!rofl:

Added: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 16:36:57 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From:New York

"They must be kidding, right?"

I just read through this. Clearly, there is a generation gap here. It's quite obvious to me that the person who wrote this is very likely twenty-something. Note the strong emphasis on appearance (the cast and their wardrobe are both "hot";) and the blatant overuse of the word "awesome". Does that word mean anything anymore? And I am so tired of hearing "full immunity and means". Translate that into "Behave as badly as you like - there are no consequences for your actions."

I don't know, I guess I'm just old. I prefer stories and cases that challenge my mind and the minds of the characters. I prefer my police officers to uphold and abide by the law. The writer did give kudos to Morton Stevens' theme, though it was far better in the longer original version, performed at a less rushed tempo.

What would Leonard Freeman think of this reboot?

Added: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 05:24:00 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From:Miami, Fl USA

"So yeah seeing this tall, imposing, muscular, craggy-faced, narrow-eyed dude playing McGarrett's second banana was really bizarre. I'm not sure I've ever gotten used to Kimo - even after all these years."

I agree. While I enjoyed William Smith's debut in "Lion in the Streets"--it's my favorite Five-0 episode--I feel that his "built-in" menace suited him as a cop out to avenge the death of his wife and child. He had to verbally spar with McGarrett and physically intimidate Tony Alika. Plus, since he didn't answer to any authority, Smith's bad guy persona worked well in that debut episode. However, once Kimo became a regular, all that forceful personality was gone because he was once again a cop, though he had did have a couple bad-ass moments along the way.

Added: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 04:32:53 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

They must be kidding, right?

http://community.ew.com/2015/02/23/hawaii-five-0-on-netflix/

Added: Monday, 23 February 2015 20:48:33 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From:Newport Beach

William Smith played a great bad guy LOL

...meaning?

http://bit.ly/1w4IkBf

Added: Monday, 23 February 2015 18:56:24 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From:Philadelphia

Someone mentioned the casting of perennial baddie William Smith as Kimo as being a really odd idea. Hey, that's what I thought when I first saw him many moons ago in reruns as Danno's replacement. To me that was just an absolutely bizarre piece of casting because I had never seen him play anything but baddies (and particularly vicious ones to boot) on TV. I don't think there was a TV show in the 80s where he didn't guest star as a really nasty piece of work. I particularly recall him playing a really vicious CAPE FEAR-type ex-con on an episode of SIMON & SIMON where he gets out of prison and begins to plan his revenge against the Simon brothers. If I recall correctly he beats Rick Simon (Gerald McRaney) to near death. That was a pretty disturbing episode for such a light-hearted show.

So yeah seeing this tall, imposing, muscular, craggy-faced, narrow-eyed dude playing McGarrett's second banana was really bizarre. I'm not sure I've ever gotten used to Kimo - even after all these years.

But as for his casting as a good guy I suppose we need to keep in mind that he started his career back in the 60s playing a good guy on TV in LAREDO. I'm guessing that's what the FIVE-0/CBS brass were thinking when they cast him. I've never seen the show so I only know him for his villainous roles.

Added: Monday, 23 February 2015 17:23:39 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

Mike,

After watching that old commercial, I can say that even the commercials in the old days are better than the ones they have now.

If Melina was single, I'll gladly be the younger man and be "cougarized." ;)

She is a very good actress and it's too late now, but she would have worked well, as the new female Governor as well. They should bring her on, it is obvious, but they need to get better scripts. You can improve the cast all you want and it does need improving, but if the writing, direction, and show running doesn't get better, it still will be crap. I would like to take Lenkov to the "blue room" with Ringfire for a few days.

Added: Monday, 23 February 2015 11:36:22 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

At IMDB, user tbb-2 posted this under the heading "Park out, Kanakaredes in ?":

Seems like the Kono character has been written down quite a bit, and the writers tried to build a little chemistry into the goodbye scene. I wonder if we might be looking at a character swap, someone who could change the team dynamic in an interesting way and provide some potential romantic tension with the McGarrett role.

My reply:

Oh, puh-leeze, why does a new female personality on the show have to be considered for "potential romantic tension"? Are you suggesting that she should be "romantic" with McGarrett? Isn't it possible to consider her from the angle of being "a good actress"?

===

Note that I didn't even mention the fact that Kanakaredes is over nine years older than O'Loughlin, which would add a creepy "cougar" factor to their "relationship."

Added: Monday, 23 February 2015 09:41:38 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Steven in Miami brought this to my attention:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JywsY5aVTU

Interesting!

Added: Monday, 23 February 2015 09:22:00 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

Ringfire:

What has happened to Ukraine is an embarrassment to the world. Europe is useless today as Britain isn't what it used to be, the French are doing everything they can but can't do much more, and the Germans like to look down their noses at everyone, but are scared of their own shadow, and don't actually do anything except lecture. The United States isn't the US anymore while the imbecile in chief is in charge. It is sad, and my fear is that Putin will try to drive deeper into Ukraine. My hope is that he knows he can's move into the Western part of Ukraine near Kiev because he will get beaten up pretty badly because their are no Russian sympathies there, but we should be arming your country so you can defend yourself. Maybe in the summer when the new five-o is over, Mike will allow us to talk more about this on this blog when there is nothing going on.

Anne, I understand what you are saying about Emergency bringing awareness of the paramedic profession to the public and healthcare professionals about triage in the field. It is a good point, and my friend has made that point as well. My criticism of the show was more of the delusional support of "how good the show is" from my friend and fans of the show which I think they need to take a pill about. Your point was valid, their point that their show was 'one of the best of all time, better than the old Five-o" is laughable and ludicrous. Your opinion is always welcome here, and it is fine that you enjoyed the show, because your comments are pleasant and in the real world. You don't have to apologize because you like Emergency, that wasn't what I was getting at.

Mike:

You know I picked up on the same thing you did. I do not like violence against women in any form or misogyny, and I found Friday night's show creepy and kind of offensive. It was very "Stalker" ish, and the whole Melina being tied up, in a wet T-shirt, doused with gasoline, about to be set on fire, was kind of sick to me. I mean both stories including Danny's girlfriend were kind of like "Stalker". What the heck is going on with CBS?

Malina Kanakirides is a very talented actress and an old pro, as she has a presence and can carry a show and has. Her CSI:NY character was a joke, because they never developed it, and she had zero chemistry with Gary Sinese, because they refused to get them romantically involved. They left the door open Friday night for her to return, and they should make her a regular character. Grace Park shrank next to her when they were on screen together, as Park isn't in the same league. Caan needs to go, so they should get rid of both to bring on Kanakirides, as her chemistry with Alex was good.

Caan needs to go. His character just kills the show, and the golfing bit was just garbage. They just don't know how to do a complete great hour of television, they put more crap in it.

Added: Monday, 23 February 2015 08:48:27 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Last night's show reviewed:

http://hawaii-five-o.blogspot.ca/2015/02/hawaii-five-0-season-5-episode-16.html

Added: Saturday, 21 February 2015 22:35:16 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From:Newport Beach

"I was noticing how much I enjoy the old Perry Mason episodes on METv" ...I've been watching that also and really getting into it. I never watched it when it originally aired. Route 66 too. Started watching it when I woke up in the middle of the night with the TV on. The Route 66 theme was playing ...and I was hooked.

If there was no MEtv, about the only thing I would need a TV for is Jeopardy.

Added: Saturday, 21 February 2015 18:52:46 MST


Submitted by: Anne
From:Tangerine FL

Emergency's first season didn't have music. The siren type cadence came I think in season two. Not sure. First season had only the radio conversation between the paramedics and emergency doctors. Not very exciting. As I said, it was a product of it's time. I enjoy it for what it's worth.

I was noticing how much I enjoy the old Perry Mason episodes on METv. Much like the Five-O I know and love, there was no soap opera filler or fluffiness, as I call it. It was a mystery to solve and McGarrett or Mason took the clues and put it together.

Added: Saturday, 21 February 2015 10:59:15 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

You may find this hard to believe, but I have NEVER seen the show Emergency. I looked up the opening and end credits at YouTube to hear the music and, man, that was bad! Most of the music for this show was done by Nelson Riddle and Billy May, both of whom worked a lot on Naked City, where their contributions were good, but somewhat repetitive. The opening Emergency theme, reportedly by Riddle (the man who wrote the classic theme for Route 66), has this annoying see-saw sound which I guess is supposed to suggest sirens or something.

Added: Saturday, 21 February 2015 10:03:22 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

As usual, the crime of the week part of last night's show was much more interesting than the shots of scenery designed to ensure that the show continues to qualify for Hawaii state production tax credits and the dumb golfing sub-plot which had nothing to do with crime fighting.

This episode could be called "A Tale of Two Psychos."

One of them was the ex-husband of Danno's girlfriend Amber tracking her and them down, though how he was smart enough to do this was a good question, since even Five-0 could not figure out where Danno and Amber were at their romantic getaway.

The other bad guy, very bad almost in a "Stalker" way, was a serial arsonist who was being relentlessly pursued by an ATF investigator played by Malina Kanakarides, who, as Rainbow predicted, did a very good acting job.

Added: Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:52:36 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

These are some of the things being discussed at IMDB after last night's show:

Anybody else creeped out by how young Danny's girlfriend is

Melina Kanakaredes in a wet tank top.....

Will Danno ever get to drive his own car?

Danny's new gilrfriend [sic]

Amber, Rachel or Gabby?

Lou's wardrobe

Added: Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:20:14 MST


Submitted by: Anne
From:Tangerine, FL

Hi Guys,

I hear what you say about Emergency! It is an orange to Hawaii Five-O's apple. Of course IMO the Five-O will be very, very hard to top. When that theme plays you know what it belongs to.

In defense of Emergency! It was a product of it's time where show were evolving to a...fluffier kind of story telling. Looking at Magnum PI and the other shows of the later 70s and early 80s these shows trying to be less violent. One thing Emergency did do is bring the awareness of benefits of the Paramedic profession. This profession was brand new when the show was on and I believe it helped the public as well as healthcare professional understand the importance of triage in the field. Telemedicine in its infancy. So, if you could, cut the show a little slack. Now about the Five-zero show....sorry no slack there. Ugh!

Added: Saturday, 21 February 2015 08:22:33 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From:Philadelphia

Rainbow,

Thanks for your support over my native Ukraine. My country really is going through some very difficult times right now. Today we marked the one year anniversary of the Maidan massacres in Kiev where 100 of my countrymen laid down their lives for the love of their country and for freedom and democracy. Today we are in fact at war with Russia, who are leading a proxy war against us in order to maintain plausible deniability before the rest of the world. But who are they fooling?? It's as plain as rain what's going on. The international community all acknowledge this. But everyone is afraid to rattle Putin. It really is sad. Who would have thought just 2 years ago that my country would be in this situation? How quickly things change. :!cry: Unfortunately we no longer have leaders in the world like Ronald Reagan or Winston Churchill.

Added: Friday, 20 February 2015 18:23:48 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From:Philadelphia

Rainbow,

Exactly! What was the theme song of EMERGENCY??? I can't hum a single thing.

Mr. Mike,

To keep things relevant to FIVE-0 I think Jarre's score for GRAND PRIX is best compared to the John Cacavas scores for FIVE-0. Whereas his great stuff is the equivalent of Morton Stevens, Richard Shores, and Don Ray. :)

As for folks who dislike Miklos Rozsa they need to first be given the blue-lit room treatment and then tied to the hood of a moving car.

And those who disregard John Barry deserve the above mentioned treatments, plus the shark cage treatment and the upside-down rooftop treatment.

Well, I think that about covers it. ;)

Added: Friday, 20 February 2015 17:53:10 MST


Submitted by: Raymond
From:Burbank

Can somebody tell me who cast Kimo for Season 12? He looks like a psycho. Every time he speaks his eyes open real wide...scares the heck out of me. Also, Truck seems as excited to be there as a cockroach at a western dance.

Added: Friday, 20 February 2015 14:04:51 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

Ringfire:

Yeah, I'm glad you agree. My friend just drones on and on about Emergency!, and my eyes just start to glaze over. I agree with everything you said, to me the show was total crap. The funny thing is he gets all snooty when I talk about how great Five-O was and the theme song. He says "it was not the best theme song of all time, Emergency was!" I'm like, "I can't even remember what Emergency's! theme song was. He then is like so dismissive of the old Five-O saying, "I don't think it was that great, I didn't like it." Personally, I think the show was too intelligent for him, and Emergency! is an easy watch. He tells me that they took actual cases from the 911 calls of the city of Los Angeles in the 1960's and 1970's so maybe it lasted because people always like to watch a car crash who something. To me the show was so cheesy and corny, plus dull.

Mike,

I wasn't bothered at all that you don't like Maurice Jarre, it really rolled off my back. I was saying that to Ringfire, when I said that people like what they like. I don't have a problem when people have an informed opinion on something, like you do, on soundtracks and say "I can't stand it and hear is why." I actually agree with you on soundtracks more than I disagree, so your comments didn't faze me. Where I have gone after people on this blog when they praise the new Five-o and dismiss the old show is when they are true believers. Meaning, they get upset if you say one word against the new show, and then try to bully the poster, drive them away, get all bent out of shape like the new show is totally perfect, and you should all just shut up, or in the case of one mentally challenged woman on this blog went into her communist manifesto denouncing the United States of America and capitalism. You would not stand for me denouncing Canada, and considering what is going on in the world, without America, the rest of the world is done, so I'm going to get upset when a discussion about a tv show turns into an attack on my beloved country. What you said on Jarre stayed on topic, and was your opinion, so while I disagree, I listened to what you had to say. I have no problem with people who disagree with me, I'm just not interested in people who want to prop up Che Guevara or this contrived anti American crap. For instance, I have tried to be supportive of Ukraine with Ringfire on the site. My views on the old Five-o are not extreme it is just a response to how others present their views

Added: Friday, 20 February 2015 08:43:28 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From:Philadelphia

Hey Rainbow Warrior, I totally get what you're saying about EMERGENCY!

I remember when they used to show reruns of that show on our local channel many years back. Whenever that show came on that was my cue to change the channel. It just looked like a really lame show where someone would get stuck in a tree or something and then our "fearless firefighter duo" would swoop in to the rescue. Then they would transport that "victim" to the hospital where a "fearless hospital trio" would patch up the victim. Ummmm, ok. And this is interesting because???? :!thinking: At the time I thought it was a lame show that maybe ran for 2 or 3 seasons in the 70s. I was later very surprised to find out that it actually ran for like 8 seasons or something. Mind-boggling! Were folks really chomping at the bit to see this crap from week to week. Why???? The 70s had some of the best programming in the history of television and out of everything to watch this is what folks really tuned in to??? What's even more baffling is that apparently the show is something of a cult classic these days and has a substantial fanbase. Go figure...

From what I observed it was just a really corny and formulaic show. Some popular formulaic shows like KNIGHT RIDER or THE A-TEAM didn't make it past the 4th or 5th seasons because they were just too formulaic. But at least those had some cool car action. What did EMERGENCY have? Yet it kept droning on and on and on...

At least with FIVE-0 (which also followed a certain formula) they were able to give us some new and fresh twists and stories as well as adapt to the times as the show went on. But beyond that, it was actually a well-written show!! Same with COLUMBO or ROCKFORD FILES.

Added: Thursday, 19 February 2015 20:52:27 MST


Submitted by: Raymond
From:Burbank, CA

Just finished watching "School for Assassins" from Season 12. The writers tried to pull a fast one on us by showing Jennifer Fair making a call to Honolulu after meeting Ellington in San Francisco with the next scene showing Kelsey telling his "recruits" he has news that the "target" is on his way to Hawaii.

Sure gave me the impression the target was Ellington. Was anyone else fooled?

Why did they show her making that call to Honolulu? :!thinking:

Added: Thursday, 19 February 2015 18:45:46 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Rainbow, many people who follow film music tend to be somewhat extreme in their opinions, just like with certain TV shows (ahem). See the postings at http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/threads.cfm?forumID=1 for examples.

As you are no doubt aware, I like the music of Miklos Rozsa and have a WWW site devoted to him: http://www.miklosrozsa.net

But on the Usenet classical music recordings forum, there are people who do not like him, as per this thread:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/miklos$20rozsa$20ben-hur/rec.music.classical.recordings/LXi2YmQMWOs/NUU8CPMMpIMJ

Scroll up to the first message in the discussion and click on it.

Added: Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:04:07 MST


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

Mahalo nui, Mike!

Added: Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:07:43 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

At the page for this episode at IMDB, which is

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600194/combined

there is a link to a page via a button on the left side of the page which says "Update Data" where you can fix problems like this.

If they ask to see proof, refer them to the CBS press release for the show:

http://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/shows/hawaii-five-0/releases/view?id=29241

IMDB is notoriously inaccurate, especially around the time of the original broadcast. Stroud obviously fell through the cracks.

Added: Wednesday, 18 February 2015 20:15:37 MST


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

Correct me, if I'm wrong, but didn't Don Stroud appear in an episode of H50 2010? That appearance isn't included in his IMDB filmography.

Added: Wednesday, 18 February 2015 19:28:28 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

I agree with Ringfire about Jarre's scores, as I like him and enjoy him. I have a friend who is really into soundtracks, I mean really into them, and he loves him as well. As far, as Mike's intense dislike of him, I sort of understand it, as there are plenty of people in show business that I dislike as performers or entertainers and plenty of people love, so everybody has different tastes. I mean I have a friend who thinks Emergency! was the center of the 1970's TV world, and he disliked the old Five-O, where I think Emergency is juvenile and bad tv. He even thinks Emergency has a better theme song than Five-O. People like what they like.

Added: Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:17:08 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Seriously, I would rather be tortured in the blue-lit room than listen to most of Jarre's scores.

Added: Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:25:39 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From:Philadelphia

Mr. Mike, you seem to have an unhealthy dislike for Maurice Jarre (I'm listening to the GRAND PRIX overture as I type this :)). He's no Miklos Rozsa or Bernard Herrmann or Jerry Goldsmith or John Barry or John Williams or even Hans Zimmer but he's still a very good composer. Ok, maybe not with GRAND PRIX. But otherwise he's a good composer. Don't make us take you to the Five-0 "blue room" and show you the error of your ways. ;)

Added: Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:26:12 MST


Submitted by: Barbara
From:CHICAGO

Happy, happy belated birthday, Mr. Mike. Hope you had a good one.

Added: Tuesday, 17 February 2015 10:54:25 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

There is a show on NBC called the Blacklist that is tremendous television, but if you haven't followed it from the very first show you could be lost. There is still good TV being made on network television, but this new Five-O isn't it.

Added: Tuesday, 17 February 2015 10:44:40 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Rainbow, I think the people who created this show, some of whom are still connected with it, are the Maurice Jarres of TV production. (I recently watched the beginning of the film Grand Prix, which Jarre scored ... I could barely get past his Overture to the film, which was ghastly ... not to beat a dead horse ...) :!swear:

Did these people ever intend the new show to have any kind of "conceptual continuity" with the soap opera-like family drama and all the subsidiary and unnecessary characters? Is this what people really like to watch on TV these days? Is it a reaction against cut-and-dried formula TV police/detective/forensic shows? (I don’t watch much TV at all other than this mess because it is sort of "my duty" to do so, so I really don’t know.)

How can it be syndicated, especially out of sequence, and make any sense to the viewers? Somewhere in the last while I read that the multimillion-dollar-per-episode syndication deal with TNT is not doing "as well as could be expected," but I can't easily find any real reference to this, so maybe it is just a rumour.

With few exceptions, the show just stumbles from one episode to another in its incompetently created, written and produced way.

Look at Grover, for example. He started out as a bad-ass who was supposed to be totally at odds with McGarrett, turned into a pussycat family man with "issues,” and now is a member of the team. His role on the show reminds me more and more of the "yes, boss/no, boss" persona of the original Kono with heavy doses of sarcasm added, though he is much more involved in the show than Zulu’s character ever was. This is pretty funny, actually, considering what Zulu said about his role at the 1996 convention, though I am not going to go there!

Alas, I feel that you are right, Rainbow -- the show will probably be renewed for another (sixth) season, considering some of the actors reportedly have seven-year contracts. I really can't see it going too far beyond that.

Added: Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:30:55 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

Mike,

Don't even get me started on CBS and Les Moonves. I can count how many great series that he has cancelled on me, and how many bad ones that he has left on. I Mean Stalker, CSI:CYBER? Really Les? UGH

The Man Who Would Be King is a great classic movie, but it wasn't until the end that its power and greatness clicked home for me, and I understood what it was saying. I was like Ringfire, in that I thought it was okay, but not great until the end, and then it was all brought home in the end, and now it is in my movie library. I recently watched it again this weekend, and knowing how it all ends, I genuinely love it. Of course, that is because of it's heavy Christian themes which in today's world, may cause some nut job to be thrown off his or her rocker, but Rick is right, it is a wonderful movie that I am glad that I own. I like Maurice Jarre, but to each his own.

I see that Malina Kanakarides is the guest star on this week's Five-o and my suggestion to the nitwits that run the show is this. You should hire her to join the show permanently because she is the female actress that the show needs to improve. Fire Grace and Scott and use the money that you would have paid them to pay her. Make the Foursome Alex, Malina, Daniel, and Grover, and get better writers. Of Course, I would like the show completely canceled, but I have feeling it is coming back.

Added: Tuesday, 17 February 2015 08:22:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

What does any single parent with a twelve-year-old kid do to look after the kid while he or she is working? I'm sure Danno is not the only such parent in these circumstances.

Added: Monday, 16 February 2015 09:31:47 MST


Submitted by: Walter
From:Florida

Who looks after Grace when Danny is on the job or when he went to New Jersey last week? Didn't Claire and Stan (the guy Danny shot ) move away?

Added: Monday, 16 February 2015 07:41:42 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

The latest episode is reviewed:

http://hawaii-five-o.blogspot.ca/2015/02/hawaii-five-0-season-5-episode-15.html

Added: Sunday, 15 February 2015 14:30:43 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Rainbow, you will have a good laugh at this. At the TV By the Numbers WWW site, the person ("bear";) who predicts which shows will be cancelled says that it is impossible to do this for CBS shows:

[T]he bear likes reading the fantastically delusional scenarios that desperate fans concoct as to how CBS will manage to not cancel any other dramas besides CSI (although the most delusional don't even include CSI being canceled!), while renewing at least three rookie dramas, with two more possible rookie drama renewals TBD.

The bear thought he'd come up with his own scenario:

CBS's Les Moonves uses his insufferable smugness to slow the rotation of the Earth, adding a 25th hour to each day (conveniently occurring during US primetime, increasing CBS weekly primetime hours from 22 to 29) which allows him to renew all dramas airing during the 2014-15 season, while premiering 2-4 new dramas during the 2015-16 season.

Added: Sunday, 15 February 2015 14:29:58 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From:Newport Beach

The Man Who Would Be King would definitely be a must have in my movie library- if I had one. It's one of my favorites. The 1970's was a prolific film making decade. Makes today's comic book movies look like a bad joke.

Added: Saturday, 14 February 2015 20:32:28 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From:Philadelphia

I think Maurice Jarre is a fine composer. He doesn't make my top 5 but makes my top 10 of favorite composers.

I don't care what anyone says but his scores for LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and DOCTOR ZHIVAGO are masterpieces!! THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING also has a great main theme (the piece posted by Rainbow). Even if it isn't an original composition I really do love its orchestration. I like Jarre's 80s electronic work in WITNESS and NO WAY OUT as well (but then I'm a sucker for 80s scores). I had posted here some time back the excellent Morton Stevens opening theme to the MATLOCK episode "The Power Brokers" which to me seemed very much inspired by Jarre's opening theme in NO WAY OUT.

So I guess you can count me in as a Jarre fan.

As for the film itself I don't remember being too impressed or thrilled with it but I do remember thinking that Connery and Caine were excellent and had great chemistry together!

Added: Saturday, 14 February 2015 15:11:50 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Rainbow, I haven't seen The Man Who Would Be King for a very long time, so I don't recall much about it or its score. The theme in the link you posted (which has a truly laughable description at YouTube about how posting this copyright material is quite OK) sounds very much like some famous tune. If it is not really some famous tune (I am researching this*), then I guess we should give Jarre credit for making it sound like one.

However, I should warn you that asking me what I think about music composed by Maurice Jarre is not a good idea, because I find most of this guy's movie scores to be truly awful.

I have a certain sentimental liking for Lawrence of Arabia, a brilliant film, where Jarre's score is totally appropriate, but much of his output is amateurly composed and hideously orchestrated. As far as I am concerned, this guy made much of his career out of the diminished fifth chord.

How did he ever get an Academy Award for his music to A Passage to India? But then we are talking about an Oscar department that in 1979 gave the award to Giorgio Moroder's obscenity of a score for Midnight Express over John Williams' Superman and Jerry Goldsmith's The Boys from Brazil. (The competition for Passage in 1985 was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by Williams, The Natural by Randy Newman, The River by Williams (yawn) and Under the Volcano by Alex North.)

*DUH -- I should have read the comments at the YouTube link, I knowed I heard this somewhere before. It is the Irish tradtional song The Minstrel Boy. So Maurice gets a "thumbs down" for that. Here is another arrangement of this song, from a truly great recording, Robert Farnon's From the Emerald Isle.

Added: Saturday, 14 February 2015 10:50:22 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

Mike, I know that you are a soundtrack lover so how would you rank one of my favorite's "The Man Who Would Be King" by Maurice Jarre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er4Kiod6JYg

Added: Thursday, 12 February 2015 13:29:50 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From:Chatsworth, CA

Mr. Mike, thanks again for posting my old series filming location pictures on your site. You awarded me a nice honor.

The last show was okay, but I would also rather see less of the soap opera style relationship scenes. We lose enough air time to commercials as it is.

I'd also would like to see some better links to the old show, like re-done episodes similar to Hookman or the Ed Asner type links that link the old show to a new episode. Otherwise, this is a just an action packed show with character names that we recognize.

Added: Tuesday, 10 February 2015 15:47:25 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Mark (Wo Fat) Dacascos is recently appearing at some Costco stores to promote http://culinarychampions.com/. Maybe he will change his name to Mark Dacostcos. :)

Added: Monday, 09 February 2015 10:31:07 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Rainbow, this Kono/Adam business has been lamely handled from the beginning (see my flashback).

Although people can speculate that it may have some effect on Kono's job, the scripts have not reflected this in any major way as far as I can recall. Every time it is mentioned, the other characters are looking up at the ceiling. This whole relationship is not only dumb, it is immoral.

Similar complaints could be made of the recent flashback that Grover's daughter was having and Grover's reaction to this -- and this was the big event that kicked off a recent show! Sure, it takes us back to the cliffhanger finale with Ian Wright and lets Grover have a heart-to-heart with Chin Ho, but is it affecting his job with Five-0 in some way?

By the way, I am always glad to see Dennis Chun as Duke Lukela appearing on the show, though he constantly has the role of "long-suffering liaison between HPD and Five-0." I hope that before the show ends we will have a Duke-centric episode, much like Herman Wedemeyer in Death is a Company Policy and A Lion In The Streets.

Added: Monday, 09 February 2015 09:59:03 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

daddygogeta, this site is not some official site run by CBS, so I have no idea why Danno/Scott Caan isn't on some of the recent episodes. I would suggest you either try posting on some of the CBS Facebook forums, or the IMDB forums, where this character's recent absence has been discussed in the following threads:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600194/board/thread/239987753

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600194/board/thread/239729644

Or you could try contacting executive producer Peter Lenkov via Twitter: @PLenkov

Added: Monday, 09 February 2015 09:38:25 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

Yes, Mike, I agree, there was something about this show where in the middle of it, I said to myself this seems like the show is about to end or be cancelled. That may be wishful thinking on my part, but the absence of Scott Caan tells me they realize that he has hurt the show and they may be trying to save it by showing the suits at CBS what it can be like without him, or they may be letting Caan do other projects for tv and film because they may feel the end is near.

The show would have been more powerful, if Kono had told Adam that she realized after everything she had been through that she doesn't love him, and that life is too short to stay with someone that she doesn't love, so she was ending the relationship. It would have had some impact. Instead, they went for the sappy ending, which may mean they want to end the show with Kono's wedding and that is how her character arc ends. No one cares about Kono and Adam's relationship so it is not like fans were clamoring for them to end up together. It was a weak ending and strictly paint by numbers.

The end is near for this show and hopefully it will end in May, and not go one more season like you said, Mike Thankfully though, it's coming. For those who like it, I'm glad you enjoy it, and don't mean to offend you, we all have different tastes, but I know Mike and I have been irritated by this show for a long time while trying to give it the benefit of the doubt to find it's legs which it never has.

Added: Sunday, 08 February 2015 11:37:26 MST


Submitted by: daddygogeta


From:Why are Steve and Danny not on together? Danny wasn't even mentioned that I remember. Whats up?

Added: Sunday, 08 February 2015 10:47:42 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Last episode reviewed, after some fine-tuning:

http://hawaii-five-o.blogspot.ca/2015/02/hawaii-five-0-season-5-episode-14.html

Added: Sunday, 08 February 2015 08:11:01 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

I just rewatched the show at CBS.com (it is not available on the Canadian equivalent yet -- go figure) and found it more comprehensible thanks to no interruptions. But the things that bothered me before were still in evidence, i.e., the Kono/Adam subplot and stupidities with the villain at the end, though the climax to the fight with Kono was especially cool!

I had a good laugh when Greg Grunberg's character was coming up the stairs with his gun drawn in the house where all the bad guys were staying. He has put on weight since his previous appearance, and I thought like he might have a heart attack! I didn't think that his character's family lived in Hawaii, though. I would have to go back and see where they lived in the previous episode where he appeared ... NOT!!

The Xzibit character was far too chummy with Kono, even offering her marital advice! But she said something to the effect that the last time they dealt with him, he was like a "changed man" compared to his first encounter which is where he got originally busted. I don't even remember him in the second encounter, which is supposedly in the episode where McGarrett and Danno were caught in the basement of a collapsing building after an explosion. This is one episode which I have not re-viewed since originally seeing it, maybe I will have to do that.

Jerry, especially at the end, was still beyond annoying. Get rid of this character ASAP!! I am not too crazy about Grover either. It seems that recently his main function is to make smart comments during the Five-Zero brainstorming sessions. Speaking of brainstorming, do you notice how AOL's McGarrett is becoming more like JL's in the sense he can have a brainstorm during these encounters and suddenly figure out everything. This suggests to me the show is on its last legs. The fact that they brought back both Grunberg and Xzibit also suggests they are running out of ideas, and hopefully they have a plan in case CBS decides to shut the whole thing down this year. I suspect they will go for at least one more season, though.

Added: Saturday, 07 February 2015 10:33:01 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

I was really annoyed last night while trying to watch the show. First, the color for the show seemed totally off. I was freaking out since I thought maybe my media player or my TV had gotten reset during a power failure or something that I was not aware of, so the settings had changed. I downloaded another version of the show which didn't help, and spent some time fiddling around with the TV to try and make it look OK. Then all these people started sending me text messages and calling me just as I wanted to sit down and watch the show!!

There wasn't much good about this show other than the kick-ass fight with Kono near the end.

There were plenty of bad things, especially Kono and Adam deciding to finally tie the knot, complete with cringeworthy dialogue. Terrible!! Greg Grunberg reappeared, but there was no Max, which was weird, since Masi Oka and he were pals on the show "Heroes." Danno was not there at all. Jerry was there in two totally annoying and unnecessary sequences, especially at the end of the show, which was just idiotic. Probably the stupidest thing was the villain taking over the prison isolation ward of the hospital, knowing exactly which buttons to push to stop the elevators in mid-floor, etc., etc.

Added: Saturday, 07 February 2015 08:37:29 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

While we are talking about great tv theme songs how can we forget the William Tell Overture otherwise known as "The Lone Ranger Theme."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcRWO-jvjDI

The Kono and Adam episode goes like this. Kono will be naked or wearing skimpy clothes, Adam will talk dirty to her like he is a porn star and she is a piece of meat. Then he will say something to upset her like "My gang pals are back or something." She will pout, he will lie to her, she will buy it, then pout some more, then she gets upset, they will make love, while they show her wearing next to nothing, and then she will spend the episode worrying about Adam to Chin, while Daniel Dae Kim, says "can't they get a actress worth a damn who acts!"

Added: Friday, 06 February 2015 08:22:09 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

This season I am trying to avoid the pre-show hype for any of the shows, but I saw that tonight's show will be a Kono and Adam-focused one. I am dreading it already... :!dull:

Added: Friday, 06 February 2015 03:11:26 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

A friend who has an interest in the 101 Strings e-mailed me the following:

101 strings were never actually 101 (only for the photo!) But at first they used a full orchestra from hamburg. After somerset sold out to alshire production was moved to elsewhere (usually london) and the orchestras got smaller and smaller. Eventually they slapped the ‘101 strings’ label on all sorts of stuff that was wasn’t even recorded for the 101 series, just because they could sell a few more copies that way. Needless to say the ‘tv themes’ collection is from the later, skimpier production years.

In the vice-versa department, several recordings made by the original 101 strings orchestra (the hamburg philharmonia basically) were issued without the 101 designation. Some became the ‘orchestra del oro’ playing latin-rhythm stuff, and one lacked any performer id whatsoever but was a (pretty good) somerset lp of james bond music. Bits and pieces of that one now turn up on downloads attributed to…the 101 strings!

Added: Friday, 06 February 2015 03:10:08 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From:New York

"the Five-O theme played by the 101 Strings"

Ah, the 101 Strings! My dad and my grandparents had some of their LPs.

First of all, nice tympani! I'm not really a "strings" fan; that's probably why I like Morton Stevens' music so much - clearly he was a brass and winds guy, not to mention lots of cool percussion. In the first and last part of this recording, the brass have the tune and the driving beat. It seems like the strings were just given related chords to give them something to do, LOL. Of course, I prefer the original. But thanks for posting this, Mike!

Added: Thursday, 05 February 2015 07:12:01 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Believe it or not, the Five-O theme played by the 101 Strings (there is obviously more than "strings" going on here, though):

http://mjq.net/fiveo/music/HawaiiFive-O.mp3

Added: Wednesday, 04 February 2015 22:19:27 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

If it wasn't for the original Hawaii Five-O, JAG would be my favorite show of all time. If it wasn't for the original Hawaii Five-O theme, the JAG theme "Engage and Destroy." would be my favorite of all time.

JAG was on CBS for nine years after they picked it up after NBC dropped it after having it for one year, and for those of us who loved it there was a magic about it that no series has been able to produce. The fact that so many fans of it still want a reunion movie because there were so many thing still left up in the air is a tribute to it's magic. Having been BORN AND RAISED IN THE US, and into a military family it was the one show that spoke to me because they showed the honor, courage, duty, and nobility of serving in the US military and the people were real, with real problems, and hopes and dreams. It hands down had the single greatest love story that I have ever seen played out in episodic television which everybody who watched the show couldn't get enough of, but unfortunately the writers dragged out for maximum ratings effect for too long. JAG was the only show that satisfied me, as much as the original Five-O with it's great story lines, action, adventure, and well drawn out characters. It lasted ten years for a reason and in my opinion handled the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan much more realistically than shows like 24 which were pure fantasy.

Added: Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:41:38 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From:Philadelphia

Yes, Broughton came up with the JAG theme (which was tweaked later by Steve Bramson it seems). But the actual scoring duties for the series were not by Broughton, except for the pilot which he did score (according to IMDB).

Added: Tuesday, 03 February 2015 19:01:52 MST


Submitted by: Elise Brockmann
From:USA

Oh come on people. This show earned itself a "CAMP" rating quite some time ago. Now with this last episode - Congratulations H50! You made it into "HIGH CAMP". Keep it coming.

Added: Tuesday, 03 February 2015 14:41:10 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From:New York

Last Friday night, my husband and I went out to see a community theater production of "Mame". We had a wonderful time. I guess it was a good decision!

Added: Tuesday, 03 February 2015 11:21:24 MST


Submitted by: Fred H.
From:Chatsworth, CA

Just watched the latest episode last night. I was surprised Mr. Mike liked it, in fact, loved it. While I like the Joe White character, I can't take any more Doris interludes. And trying to capitalize on the Ebola scare seemed petty, IMHO. One last thing, the execution of the cops in the carjack was eerily remindful of the Charlie Hebdo cop execution. Not pretty.

Added: Tuesday, 03 February 2015 11:13:20 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

When I said in my review that I liked the last show but that it was stupid, this is what I meant:

(From IMDB)

Edohiguma:

So let me get this right.

A PMC ships a guy with an extremely infectious disease into the US, via the US military (who is involved because they can), without telling the CDC (the one agency that is trained and equipped for this) and then loses him (lmao) Plus, the virus is transmitted by, "as far as they know" (great medical work there, really), direct contact (which, in reality, would be a simple smear and droplet infection, like all other variants of the flu) and has an incubation period from a few hours (errrr....) up to 21 days (wtf?!). That incubation period is BS, nothing else. Of course it's the old "OMG! The virus kills quickly!" BS as well (fun fact: a virus that kills quickly also quickly runs out of hosts, which makes ebola not scary for a global epidemic, because patients would simply die too quickly, for a global event you want high infection, high mortality, but slow progress of the disease), which also renders this particular virus useless as weapon.

This was the dumbest episode so far. Bravo.

The script writer for this train wreck deserves a kick in the shin.

=====

ashmedan:

Wow, that was dumb.

Even for this show.

An ambush plan that's based on measuring the exact speed of the cars then, in seconds, making the calculations necessary to hit a moving object with another moving object, hoping the cars don't change speed and that nobody notices a giant ball swinging towards them.

All this to steal a virus that can wipe out the entire world but is, for some reason, only receiving a very minimal police escort. Really, that's the kind of caution we're supposed to believe the various US agencies would take with this kind of a threat. Not to mention how the all-seeing NSA/CIA had no idea about an elaborate plan being set up on US soil, with multiple wanted terrorists entering the country undetected.

Then, after the abduction and everybody being informed of the threat, somehow local law enforcement is running point on what would definitely be considered a level 1 national security threat. Where's the FBI, where's DHS? All we see is some lady from CDC to explain to them the severity of the situation.

Finally, the location of the terrorists and the bio-weapon is found, and they send - wait for it - six guys against an unknown number of highly trained fighters who are armed to the teeth. Sure, makes sense. It's only the fate of the world in the balance.

But the really stupid thing was, that having killed the guys outside and securing the truck, which is the main threat for the virus leaving the area, they leave no one to guard the truck and don't even disable it so that it can't leave the area.

I know this show isn't supposed to be realistic, but this is just lazy writing and could be much better if they put in a little effort.

Anyway, I'm done ranting. I was just surprised at how over-the-top stupid it was this time.

Added: Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:23:35 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

Broughton only wrote the theme from JAG, the rest of the score was written by Steve Bramson. There is another YouTube video of this theme here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBzNzCPAQZs

Here is what is presumably the theme from the actual show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LGwoLXvknY

Added: Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:14:45 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

IMDB comment by lamont-harden:

Yeah, Like Steve is going to......

Arrest Doris, It will take him at least three seasons before he even gets around to asking her some questions. This has been the most wackiest sub-plot in the history of T.V. I still can't believe he waits his whole adult life to get answers and after all he has been through he still mixes his questions with counting cloud formations or staring out the windows. [no one wanting answers acts like he does] It makes Steve and the whole subplot look so pathetic.

Added: Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:03:01 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From:Philadelphia

I just discovered something really cool.

I'm sure most of you remember the CBS show JAG with David James Elliott (and produced by MAGNUM PI and AIRWOLF producer Donald Bellisario).

Anyway, I was never really a fan of the show but I always did love its opening theme. It used to really get me pumped. Just a great navy theme! Well, I just discovered that it was composed by our very own Bruce Broughton!

Here it is: http://bit.ly/1Crv2WC

I think this original arrangement by Broughton from the pilot episode is slightly different (with less drums I think) but it's still a great creation by Mr. Broughton! Had no idea he was the man behind this theme.

Added: Monday, 02 February 2015 18:12:31 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

Let's put it this way Mike, without getting too technical into football which I don't want to do. The Seahawks lost to the Wo Fat of US professional football the New England Patriots who are the most hated team nationally in the US. Just despised by all outside of their enablers in NE who are in complete denial about their team. The team they lost to.. the Seattle Seahawks are like the "Big Chicken" of the NFL. I like the Seahawks personally but they are disliked by most of the country outside of Seattle.

I used to love the NFL, but I have basically stopped watching it over the years, as I have a friend who works for the league, and I know too much of what goes on behind the scenes. They didn't care about concussions until they got sued by players, rampant drug use, they look the other way on domestic violence as players beat up their wives and girlfriends and the league and teams do nothing. The league fixes the results of games by having the referees make calls so one team can beat the other, because if certain teams win and advance there is more money in it for the league. The NFL considers itself "entertainment" now more than a "sport" so that is how they get away with it. I've grown bored with it, but watched the Super Bowl hoping that Oscar's Seahawks would win, because the Patriots are evil, but WO Fat escaped again. :!mad:

Added: Monday, 02 February 2015 08:14:41 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From:Vancouver

This is what Jimmy Borges had to say about the SuperBowl on Facebook. I didn't watch this game and I know nothing about it (or US football), so maybe someone can comment on this?

REVISED POST: Seahawks are not only the STUPIDEST team in the NFL but Cheap Shot Artists and the POOREST LOSERS in the league. Win with class and lose with even more class...(2 hours later) now that the blood has stopped running rampant through my veins, let me say that "the Seahawks are NOT the STUPIDEST team in Pro football" but the play they called WAS the stupidest play in the history of football." Not my words. They were twittered by All-Time Great Fullback, Emmit Smith. The last slugfest that they were flagged for starting will always be classless. The consequences of that game-changing play are immeasurable, economically and otherwise. Don't forget, these people get paid millions for being football players. Millions into possible billions will shift around because of this game...

Added: Monday, 02 February 2015 06:58:54 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From:New York

I also agree with Ringfire 100 percent. Think about it - before this reboot was made, when someone mentioned Hawaii Five-O, what thoughts came to mind? Ah - for me it was my favorite show from my childhood, great plots, scenery, actors, music, everything came together perfectly. Now when someone mentions Hawaii Five-O, what thoughts come to mind? First of all, confusion. Which one? That may depend upon one's age. I fear that when we older fans of the classic are gone, Hawaii Five-O may only conjure up images of the reboot and this breaks my heart.

Added: Monday, 02 February 2015 05:07:41 MST


Submitted by: Oscar van Hemel
From:Seattle

Curse their name!!! :!mad:

Added: Sunday, 01 February 2015 21:39:38 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From:New York, NY

I completely agree ringfire 100% with what you wrote.

I did want to see Five-O made into a first class feature film like 1993's "Fugitive" and 1987's "Untouchables" which I thought only added luster to the classic TV series of the same name.

Oscar:

Seattle let the whole country down tonight by letting those evil cheaters win. And the Seahawks did give the game to them.

Added: Sunday, 01 February 2015 21:13:42 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From:Philadelphia

"For years we had no Hawaii Five O and we were bitching about having no Hawaii Five O"

I can only speak for myself but the only Five-O I ever wanted was the original on DVD. Once I got that I was content and could die happy :)

Not sure how many on here actually wanted to see a new rebooted Five-O but I certainly wasn't one of them. There is simply no way you can do justice to an original classic. No matter how well it's done. Every show is a product of its time and there is no reason to bring any past show into the present. The problem is that Hollywood is bereft of originality and all they ever want to do is keep remaking and reimaging old works.

Added: Sunday, 01 February 2015 18:43:16 MST


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