Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- February 2013

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Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

DUH, I totally goofed, mixing up characters in review. I blame "a very bad earpiece," LOL. Everything OK now (I think): http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log6.htm#16

Added: Monday 29 February 2016 09:00:46 MST


Submitted by: Dave
From: Nepean Ontario

What a great job Scott Cann has as he only has to show up for every second episode or so it seems ? If he does not being or working in Hawaii why did he take the job. I suspect he is a hypocrite to his so called profession. Is he staying or does he want out and if he does someone please show him the door and bye bye.

Added: Sunday 28 February 2016 17:55:35 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

If that's a kahuna's curse, then he must have been nipping at the sherry as he wrote.

Added: Sunday 28 February 2016 17:45:14 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

This gibberish suddenly appeared on my cel phone text messaging app, I think someone (no names) hired a kahuna to put a curse on me!

Added: Sunday 28 February 2016 10:35:04 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Yes, that is Helen Kuoha-Torco playing the court reporter; Jim Husing posted on Facebook about this, also mentioning Elissa's appearance during last week's show.

Added: Saturday 27 February 2016 20:56:07 MST


Submitted by: Walter
From: Florida

1. Sang Min has been out of prison for 10 days. Steve tells Odell on Friday the trial starts Monday. From crime to trial in less than 2 weeks - must be a record.
2. When Odell walks into court for the very first time Monday(after the pep talk from Steve) there is already a jury seated! Apparently no "Voir Dire" in Hawaii.
3. How much does the King Kamehameha suite at the Royal Hawaiian cost? [According to some WWW page I accessed, the cost is a mere USD $9,500 Per Room / Night + charges & taxes = USD $10,826 - MQ] Who's paying for it? Hopefully not the citizens of Hawaii.

Added: Saturday 27 February 2016 20:34:20 MST


Submitted by: Jason
From: Dallas

When I was watching last night's episode, I believe that I spotted Helen Torco, the hula dancer in the main credits of the original series, playing a court clerk. If you look closely during the courtroom scenes toward the end, it certainly resembles her. I know she appeared in season 1, episode 3, and I was just wondering if Mr. Mike could check this out.

Added: Saturday 27 February 2016 20:02:10 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

I thought that the last episode was pretty decent until the trial. I thought the discovery of near nearsightedness of Sang Min was not nearly close to being sufficient to acquit him. I was expecting something way more dramatic or triumphant or maybe an accumulation of many such discoveries.

In my mind, the trial plot was borrowed from "My Cousin Vinny".

Added: Saturday 27 February 2016 19:05:04 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last night's show reviewed:

http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log6.htm#16

Added: Saturday 27 February 2016 17:18:58 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Re: Sam Melville. Don't forget his Gary Oliver in "Most Likely to Murder", who was having an affair with Tom Skerritt's wife.

Added: Saturday 27 February 2016 11:25:42 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Sorry to hear about Gerald S O'Loughlin's death. He was a FAV of mine in the Classic HFO episodes. He usually played gruff characters and played them with great skill and talent. In The Box, he got the drop on Big Chicken and his gang turning the tables in the prison. It's amazing McG survived that close call. He was great in Six Kilos sparring with McG in the caper. That's the one McG impersonated Mr. Brown. Those 2 episodes come to mind. I sometimes get him mixed up with Mr. Gregory who played Mike Finney in All The Kings Horses. Gerald lived a long life and 2016 looking like 1993 and 1977 with many people and celebrities dying. Thanks Gerald for your excellent acting and helping Classic HFO in becoming a legendary crime drama.

Added: Saturday 27 February 2016 01:00:54 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

I'll always remember Gerald S. O'Loughlin as Lt. Ryker in "The Rookies." He played the same hard-nosed sort as he did in H50's "And a Time to Die." But he was especially good in H50's "Six Kilos" and "The Box." He made a fantastic bad guy.

Another "The Rookies" alumnus, Sam Melville, appeared in two (I think) episodes of H50. He was one of Bobby George's "friends" in "Tiger By the Tail" and the mastermind behind the armored car theft in "For a Million, Why Not?" He REALLY knew how to play a bad guy. I wouldn't want to be in the same room with either of those characters.

Added: Friday 26 February 2016 18:33:55 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I rented the DVD of TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING (a good if lesser known Robert Aldrich thriller from 1977) from Netflix some time back, and on the bonus featurette I got to see Gerald S. O'Loughlin talking about the film and how it was working with such big names (Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Charles Durning, Melvyn Douglas, Joseph Cotten). The majority of his scenes were with Durning (another Five-0 alum) who played the U.S. President. O'Laughlin played his advisor or chief of staff maybe. Douglas and Cotten were around the president too, playing Secretaries of State or Defense or something like that. Anyway O'Loughlin still looked good and was on point about things and still recollected everything that happened. No signs of memory loss or incoherence or anything like that. It looks like it was from about 4-5 years ago or so (DVD was released in 2012).

Added: Friday 26 February 2016 10:43:33 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

To be clearer on my precious post, De Wilde played the wise ass college kid, Arnold Potter, in the Five-O episode King Kamehameha Blues.

Added: Friday 26 February 2016 11:33:30 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

Mike: I missed O'Lauhglin's passing as well. He was a pretty big character actor and had a big regular role in The Rookies. He was great in all his Hawaii Five-O appearances.

AOL had an article today on the youngest actors/actresses to be nominated for an Academy Award. 8 years old is the youngest. But on the list, at 11, for best supporting actor, is Brandon De Wilde for his role in Shane in 1953. De Wilde played the wise ass college kid, Arnold Palmer. He was the leader of the gang that stole King Kamehameha's cloak in King Kamehameha Blues. Tragically, he died in an auto accident in 1972 at age 30.

Added: Friday 26 February 2016 11:01:41 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I was just doing some research on something, and noticed that Gerald O'Loughlin passed away last year!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0641663/

He appeared in two first season episodes: The Box and Six Kilos, where his appearance caused some confusion because the shows were out of order. He was also in And a Time to Die as an intelligence agent.

The guy was working up until his later years and died at age 93!

There is an interview with him here:

https://classictvhistory.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/an-interview-with-gerald-s-oloughlin/

Added: Friday 26 February 2016 07:29:43 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

I saw the new X-Files episodes, and it was the same old government conspiracies and the Cigarette Smoking man hovering around in the background. The stories were weak and the monster-of-the-week storylines went nowhere, some of them having the same types of unexplained elements as the new Five-O.

Added: Wednesday 24 February 2016 16:48:16 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Is anyone watching The X-Files mini-series? I don't know why they call it that, because IMDB just lists it as "season 10," even though there were only 6 episodes.

General consensus seems to be that this XF revival turned into a major league crapfest, especially in its last two shows. The one last week, "torn from today's headlines," was all about Muslims blowing up shit. The one last night was about "the whole world as we know it ending very soon."

Here are a couple of good articles from Variety, food for thought on the subject of "reboots":

http://variety.com/2016/tv/columns/x-files-twin-peaks-1201683973/

http://variety.com/2016/tv/columns/x-files-revival-finale-renewal-prison-break-24-1201712314/

Added: Tuesday 23 February 2016 11:53:50 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Possibility of Five-O getting cancelled last week at TV By the Numbers was "likely to be cancelled," but this week it's a different story.

Added: Tuesday 23 February 2016 10:05:49 MST


Submitted by: Dq
From: NJ

You guys are unbelievable! How do you remember all this stuff? You are completely correct about being able to rewatch episodes with DVRs and such. I recognized the actor Indo from the soap General Hospital. That's how I recognize the soap qualities in this reboot. Liked it better when it was more action. The only part of the original show that I can remember is the theme song. I still enjoy watching the show,but wish the writing was better. Oh, and the plots. And the continuity.

Added: Monday 22 February 2016 13:30:56 MST


Submitted by: George H
From: Saint Louis, Missouri

Why did Chin not take out Gabriel when he first saw him ? It's not like Gabe has not killed MANY in cold blood and is worthy of just being shot on sight. Wanted Alive or Dead Comes to Mind. Also, once again the writers of this trash are using Gabriel as the MASTER CRIMINAL of the entire universe, Come On, At least try to be original !!

Added: Monday 22 February 2016 09:58:03 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Mindless trivia, which of my reviews of this season has been the longest (number of characters per show review)?

1 - 7,667
2 - 8,422
3 - 13,622
4 - 8,755
5 - 7,048
6 - 10,817
7 - 13,594
8 - 13,011
9 - 8,903
10 - 7,879
11 - 4,755
12 - 11,085
13 - 6,641
14 - 11,323
15 - 13,643

:!devil:

Added: Sunday 21 February 2016 21:23:44 MST


Submitted by: Scott
From: CA

Seems pretty poor procedure to not secure Gabriel immediately. Also abit disappointed with the IA rehash, seems like the writers are running out of ideas. (IMHO) :!thinking:

Added: Sunday 21 February 2016 21:19:14 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

Good comments Ringfire.

And keep in mind the following. Back in the 60's and 70's, shows weren't recorded to watch over and over. You couldn't buy tapes/dvds or buy digital copies to watch over and over. And now, you can bring up imdb in seconds to review an actor's filmology. All that has all but eliminated the ease of using actors over and over in a series.

With that said, In the 3 year, 36 episode series Deadwood (first aired in 2004), Garret Dillahunt played as Jack McCall in 6 episodes, the guy who shot Wild Bill Hickok. The next season, he was brought back for 10 more episodes playing a totally different character. I was actually surprised they didn't bring him back as a different character for the third season.

Added: Sunday 21 February 2016 18:44:18 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

DQ, I don't know who this Ingo whatever actor is and I don't watch the new show, but I'm willing to bet that it's got nothing on the old show when it comes to reusing the same actors over and over and over.

Not only did the old show use the same local "stock" actors (like Tommy Fujiwara and Yankee Chang) again and again (multiple times in the same season even) but it even featured the more famous actors like Nehemiah Persoff and Andrew Duggan and Simon Oakland numerous times through its run. Persoff was on the show 6 times, Duggan and Oakland were 5 times each (each time a different character too!). Not that I'm complaining. It's how it was done back in the day, across all shows. On the new show you certainly won't see Carol Burnett or Melanie Griffith returning as a different character. I'm betting even the non-recurring guest stars don't come back again to play different characters often, do they? But on the old show they even brought back Luther Adler (after playing Dominick Vashon across 3 episodes!) to play a different character altogether in "How to Steal a Masterpiece".

Added: Sunday 21 February 2016 17:05:35 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

TV Guide: Interview with Julie Benz on her role as Abby and deceiving Chin Ho (some spoilers for future episode).

Added: Sunday 21 February 2016 11:56:37 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

DQ, I don't think you have seen the old Five-O, because a LOT of local actors played multiple parts, sometimes in succeeding episodes!

One of these actors, Jimmy Borges, had a role in the new show's episode which guest-starred James Caan a few seasons back. He will be appearing again, playing another role, in the upcoming March 11th episode.

Added: Sunday 21 February 2016 09:49:25 MST


Submitted by: DQ
From: NJ

FBI Agent Coughlin was played by Ingo Rademacher. This actor was in a previous episode of the show in Season 2. He played a completely different character with a different name. What's up with that? The art forger part was silly, but at least it was the same actor. The continuity of this show is really bad.

Added: Sunday 21 February 2016 09:36:58 MST


Submitted by: Peter Harris
From: Lubbock, Texas

Looking Through a review of "Is This Any Way to Run a Paradise?" (original series, Season 4, with the deranged environmentalist) -- was Herbert Jeffries, playing a gas-station owner, an African-American (although light-skinned) man in his late 50s? If so, he was a well-known nightclub singer and a sometime actor known for some "black Westerns" such as "Harlem Rides the Range," released in 1939 for the audiences who went to segregated all-back theaters (with an "All-Colored Cast"!). Information courtesy of Harry and Michael Medved's second volume of "The Golden Turkey Awards." He could have done the Five-O on a break from an appearance in Honolulu. Jeffries was well-known for his affable and smooth demeanor. He died in 2014 at age 100. Confirm it was him? Deny?

Added: Saturday 20 February 2016 14:20:00 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The writing in last night's show was so bad!

The biggest goof: when Five-O gets Fuller, the bank manager, to call Gabriel (presumably because he had his phone number - DUH!!!), Gabriel gets his IT guy to immediately figure out where the call is coming from ... which is the Iolani Palace. Only problem is, unlike the old Five-O, their headquarters is not in the Iolani Palace, it's in the Ali'iolani Hale across the street. (I can't tell whose phone is used, is it Fuller's, a Five-0 house phone or some other phone from one of the Five-0 team [I doubt the last].)

Ella Koha, the assistant bank manager, finds out her boss, Fuller, was laundering Gabriel's money; it doesn't say how she finds this out. She also finds out that he is keeping a list of the phony accounts where this money is deposited in the bank; this list is in a safe in Fuller's office. So she tells her brother, who is a crook (does she know he is a crook?). The brother and 3 other guys tunnel from the parking lot into the bank in SIX DAYS. This would make a LOT of noise and also create a LOT of dust and other garbage which would have to be disposed of, but no one notices either one. They cut through concrete and very thick steel and finally get into the bank vault, where they manage to get from the inside of the vault to the bank itself. (How many shows have you seen where people are locked in a bank vault and cannot get out from the inside?). Once they are in the bank, they steal the account numbers from the safe, presumably because Ella gave them the combination to it; then she transfers the laundered money into an offshore account. But this is totally stupid. Why wouldn't Ella just steal the account numbers herself since she had access to them and do the transfers? Why did her brother do this elaborate plan of tunneling through the wall? Considering that nothing was stolen in the bank (lots of cash, safety deposit box contents, etc.), eventually by virtue of the fact that Ella had access to the safe, it doesn't matter which way you look at the theft (i.e., she stole the account information herself or passed information about it along to someone else), she would be a major suspect in either case! When Fuller and her talk to Five-0 during their initial interview, he says "nothing has been disturbed" in his office, either meaning he didn't check the safe, or he knows something was tampered with and is covering his ass.

More stupidity: Danno's brother Matt set up an account in a New Jersey bank containing $50,000 for his mother after he became a fugitive. The FBI was monitoring this account from the time it was set up, even though it was set up in the mother's name. The bank called her about two months after Matt died to tell her that the account was there. You would assume that the FBI knew this, DUH!! She never suspected that there was anything unusual about this bank account (it is not known if she knew how much money was in it, for example). She never accessed the account until about two weeks before the show when she withdrew some money to come to Hawaii. Why wouldn't she have told the FBI about this account after the bank told her, especially since they had grilled her almost five years ago after Matt disappeared and she was obviously aware that her son was a crook?

When Gerard Hirsch asks Chin Ho where is his "better half," meaning Abby, this doesn't make any sense. Abby was first seen in show #8 of this season; Hirsch was in show #5 ... maybe he saw her with Chin since, but Chin and Abby didn't get really serious about their relationship (i.e., they "did it") until show #12.

Hirsch makes a big deal about how he found a laptop at the crime scene which HPD had dusted for prints, but they never looked inside the laptop where there is blood spatter and there is another print found which was put there by GABRIEL. Why wouldn't the crime scene technicians have looked inside the laptop? This is totally stupid.

The big shootout and kick-ass fight between Chin and Gabriel supposedly takes place at Ella's apartment building, but most of the action seems to be in and around what looks like a warehouse, not an apartment. There is speculation that Gabriel was removed by the scene by "his men" after he falls on the SUV, but when Kono sees Gabe arriving at the apartment to talk to Ella, she says he is with "four hostiles," three of whom are taken out by McGarrett, Grover and Kono respectively.

Five-O has a lock on Gabriel's cell phone as he is coming to Ella's apartment, but suddenly the connection to the phone is lost, which tells Five-0 that Gabriel knows this is a setup. Why would Gabriel have a phone which could be traced at all, why not use another throw-away phone, for example? I think Gabe should hire another IT guy!

Added: Saturday 20 February 2016 14:12:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

As previously discussed, Elissa was on the show last night:

http://mjq.net/fiveo/elissa/Five-0/

Added: Saturday 20 February 2016 09:36:29 MST


Submitted by: Maureen brockmann
From: Montana

Fascinately bad. Totally ripped off from Rain Man.Apparently these writers are totally lacking in originality.

Added: Friday 19 February 2016 20:49:55 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

Mr. Mike: Ok. I guess I'm too gullible. Those scenes did seem silly. With that in mind, it is funny.

Added: Wednesday 17 February 2016 14:41:14 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Attention, Fred. The "deleted scenes" were forwarded to me by C/H/Q Paper Products, the "crack" writing team with the new Five-0. If you go to the page for the "next" season of the new Five-0 (http://mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log2.htm) which details shows they have written, you will see something beside the title at the top of the page. What does this suggest to you?

By the way, you will notice that the URL for this page ends with log2.htm in keeping with the way in which I named classic Five-O review pages, which end with log1.htm, log3.htm, etc. This is because I never anticipated that the new show would go beyond a first season. Boy, was I wrong! As a result, the page which has the second season shows on it for the reboot ends with logtwo.htm.

Added: Wednesday 17 February 2016 09:24:22 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

Mr. Mike: In reading the deleted scenes from the latest episode, do you realize the irony in the Max scene? Bruce Willis is the real life father of Sabrina. But it seems a stretch that Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher would both have short cameos on the show and then not used. Those are two mega star names.

Added: Wednesday 17 February 2016 08:00:40 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

George Gaynes has died. He had a major role in the series Punky Brewster as the person who adopts Punky, but we all remember him as Thurman Elliott in the episode "Kiss the Queen Goodbye". He plays the stylish thief who gets blackmailed to bring a date to the an event at the Makaha Inn where the bad guys plan to switch and steal the "Queen of Polynesia" jewel. An episode I really enjoy. RIP George Gaynes. [Gaynes already looked kind of old in the episode which he appeared, which was in the show's second season. No surprise to read that he died at age 98! - MQ]

Added: Wednesday 17 February 2016 07:38:43 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I like the casting of George Voskovec (one of the 12 ANGRY MEN) in "The Finishing Touch" and "How to Steal a Masterpiece". I like the similarities between the 2 characters. Both are experts in their respective field - Cargill in paper securities and Durkin in paintings. Both are hired to check the authenticity of the paper securities and paintings, respectively. Both end up using their extensive knowledge in their fields to commit perfect forgeries. Both end up killing people to cover their crimes (despite being highly esteemed individuals and not some petty murderers). Even the music in both episodes is top-notch - Bruce Broughton and Mort Stevens!

Added: Tuesday 16 February 2016 12:20:29 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Todd, you are quite correct. This episode really was crap (though I already didn't like it), and I have revised my rating accordingly...

Added: Tuesday 16 February 2016 10:35:11 MST


Submitted by: Todd
From: Los Angeles

Just got around to watching the episode with Grover in Chicago. What a mess. Completely ruined that character, which might be intentional, because it seemed they haven't had much to do with him for at least a year now.

I agree that the hostage situation with Chin & Kono was full of cliches. The worst part was Chin being force to "help with the dead body" while the only criminal guarding him puts his gun away. Why doesn't Chin fight the guy at this point? He only does this when forced by the situation, because the guy realizes he's a cop.

I can't imagine charges against Maxwell could stick. He could simply say that Grover planted the money after breaking into his house and tying him up!

Added: Tuesday 16 February 2016 09:51:05 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Journey Out Of Limbo one of my FAVS Season 5. I love puzzles and mysteries. Love how McG & HFO team piece together the evidence with Danno's memories. I think the dead white horse was convincing scene. It gave proof to Danny's story. The amazing Danno jump into the sand truck that was some leap! I agree with the poster that the General's part could have been better written. Another excellent scene when McG & HFO team were trying to decide what could be in the boxes. Thank God Danno & McG stopped the mannequin bombs heading towards the boat!!! What a waste it would have been to lose McG & Danno plus the Chinese Officer. Journey Out of Limbo a strong 5 stars on my 6 star system. John

Added: Sunday 14 February 2016 21:21:31 MST


Submitted by: John
From: Chilly Maine coast

A few more episodes were watched to offset the 40 below wind chill values over the weekend...

"12" was an exciting episode but it struck me how McG would probably be fired for his incompetence in this case! Given the clear threat to the courthouse (which was actually city hall) his failure to have the building searched in case bombs had been planted before security was put in place was inexcusable and not securing the area around the courthouse was also termination worthy. I mention this because it is the only episode where he makes such striking mistakes or omissions. I also found it odd that the people signing the petition looked awful clean cut and haoli to be supporting a couple of violent thugs who burned a mother and baby. In fairness places with nice year round weather like Hawaii were overrun by hippy communes back then and the vagrant and druggy lifestyle created lots of problems both imagined and real.

'Family crook" is a classic with every guest playing their role to perfection. I especially enjoyed Bob Basso, he nailed it. The look on Ben's face at the end in the cab is probably his best screen moment of the series.

'Stealers" was also enjoyable, as the father of 4 now older kids this kind of story always touches a nerve. I just wish they developed a bit more the lawyer's role, he could have been the most interesting guy in the story.

It's good that I don't set the star ratings of the episodes, especially this time of year.... Seeing beautiful Honolulu with the 80 degree trades blowing through while outside my window its 80 degrees colder would add a star or two to every episode even the weak ones.

Yet, having just watched the newest episode of H52.0 on the coldest day of the year here and yet I would still rate it zero stars! Worst one yet !

:!devil: :!devil:

Added: Sunday 14 February 2016 17:25:11 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

Fred,

I never said James was a great actor, either, and I have some personal issues regarding his attitude I won't go into here, but he did show more acting ability in "Pig in a Blanket" and "Journey into Limbo" than in other episodes. That the storyline centered on Danno in both made it more important for him to give the performances he did. That was not my take on James as an actor, overall, but in those particular shows.

Added: Sunday 14 February 2016 16:43:46 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

A Law and Order episode has two women killing each other's husband. One for cheating and the other for his money. Same premise as the latest Five-O episode. Mike: Am I missing something? Didn't Tessa go to the hospital to kill Luana? The hypo was her weapon. Right?

Vrinda: When I said McGarrett had to be the star, I was referring to the series overall. Of course "Pig in a Blanket", "Journey our of Limbo" & "....And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin" were written for James MacArthur to be the star. And I think it's "Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won't Be Born" where McGarrett is incapacitated and Danno dutifully steps in to take over investigating the case. In all cases MacArthur does a good job. But in my opinion, he was a good but not great actor.

Added: Sunday 14 February 2016 16:08:19 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Mr. Mike, as big a fan as I am of Morton Stevens he simply can't touch what Jarre did when he composed LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. Both are masterpieces in the world of film scoring!

A great thing about classic Five-0, as we have often mentioned, is how the episodes often reflected what was happening in the news at the time. Consider the season 7 premiere "The Young Assassins". Just a few months earlier (in February of 1974) Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army). If you google what this group stood for you can't help but see the connection between them and the People's Attack Group in "Assassins". Basically a bunch of left-wing nut jobs whose twisted ideology led them to lashing out against society and committing murders and robberies just for the hell of it. Basically a bunch of anarchists who would never amount to much and this was their way of making something of themselves. They even adopted new names (and titles) for themselves. I believe their leader called himself "Field Marshal". Well, Stanwood (Scott Marlowe), the leader of the People's Attack Group, called himself "Army". Also the initiation for new members involved murders or other crimes. Patty Hearst had to take part in a bank robbery, where she was the lookout holding a machine gun. I love spotting these connections in the old episodes with events that happened around that time.

Added: Sunday 14 February 2016 15:47:07 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Foxton . . . country club . . . murderous scheme concocted between friends . . .

Where have we seen all that before? "Try and Die on Time" (H50 1.0, Season 6). That's where.

Can't the 2.0 yokels come up with their own ideas???

Added: Sunday 14 February 2016 04:05:38 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last night's show reviewed:

http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log6.htm#14

Added: Saturday 13 February 2016 19:25:00 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last night I figured there was something really screwy with the crime of the week, and there was! If I am missing something here, please let me know...

===

Luana Cruz and Tessa Foxton meet at their husbands' country club to discuss killing each other's husband because Cruz is abusive towards his wife and Foxton is cheating on his.

Both women set it up so they have an iron-clad alibi in each case. Tessa kills Cruz's husband with a gun when Luana is totally somewhere else, and Cruz attempts to murder Foxton at a love nest after he has had sex with Natalie Jacobs, a hooker. But things go sour, and Luana is seriously wounded during a struggle and Foxton escapes. (There is no indication how Luana figured out where this love nest is.)

Tessa later tampers with her husband's heart medicine, though, again, there is no indication that she knows that Luana has been shot and is now in the hospital in a coma; in other words, their scheme has gone sideways. Five-0 figures out who Foxton is by tracking him through a purchase of Victoria's Secret lingerie that he gave to Natalie, which Danno amazingly recognizes even though he just sees part of Natalie's bra. When they arrive at the Foxton house, the husband is seen running in the background and trying to escape by climbing up a hedge at the back of the property, even though Five-0 did not announce their presence in a really obvious way, and this escape route seems dumb.

When grilled by Five-0 in the blue lit room, Foxton does not say anything like "I confessed everything that was going on [i.e., his adulterous affairs] to my wife," though he admits killing Luana during the struggle, which he says was "self defense" because she was coming after him with a gun. Foxton collapses of a heart attack and is taken to the hospital (the same one where Luana is).

Because of the difficulty of making a case against Tessa, Five-0 have to find a way to get her to incriminate herself. When McGarrett and Danno return to her house to tell her that her husband had a heart attack but is OK, they intentionally let it slip that Luana has regained consciousness from her coma with the suggestion that she will soon start spilling the beans.

But this is stupid. Five-0 has never brought up the fact with Tessa that she was friends with Luana, which they now know, and/or that her husband was the one responsible for Luana being shot and in the hospital, so why would they mention this? Danno says they want to "make sure that her [Luana's] story matches up with your husband's." Huh? It is obviously a setup to see if Tessa will go to the hospital and try to knock the now-conscious Cruz off, which, of course, is exactly what happens. Why can't Tessa see through this?

When Tessa arrives at the hospital, she quickly locates Cruz's room where she injects something fatal into her IV, not knowing that Cruz died earlier that day and the woman in her bed is just a dummy. What are the chances of Tessa carrying around a hypodermic needle full of some lethal substance?

Added: Saturday 13 February 2016 17:27:04 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

In "Pig in a Blanket," it was clear Danno was the center of attention. It wasn't about McGarrett being the star. In this episode, James gets more screentime and is allowed to show a greater range of emotions than in other episodes - remorse when he thinks he's shot the boy, sadness and frustration when Olena dies, anger when be confronts Olena's killer, anguish when he talks to Steve in the hallway, and anger again when he is questions about where he was the night of the shooting. That McGarrett kept a level head and did not get as emotional as Danno was in order to maintain a sense of rationale. It would do no good for both to go to pieces. Despite claims from ignorant viewers and critics that James MacArthur didn't get any storylines which allowed him to utilize his talents, "Pig in a Blanket" and "Journey into Limbo" disprove that. James didn't just get screentime, he took the material he was given and turned them into meaningful performances.

Added: Saturday 13 February 2016 15:09:45 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

Regarding "Pig in a Blanket", I stand somewhere between John H. and Ringfire on James MacArthur's performance. I think MacArthur was a fair actor overall, but I think that's how Jack Lord would want it. McGarrett had to the star. Given that in mind, MacArthur was pretty good in the episode as he was in Daisy and Journey out of Limbo.

I enjoy "You Don't Have to Kill to Get Rich". Far fetched in plot (not a lot unlike the discussion with "Death is a Company Policy";), but that's show biz. I liked Captain Kirk in the show and Ric Marlow was cool as a cucumber under pressure. Not to mention, we got Miss Hawaii 1965, Elithe Aguilar, in the episode as a bonus. :) High "Babe Quotient" as Mr. Mike says in his review.

Added: Saturday 13 February 2016 12:49:17 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I was surprised by last night's show. It was much better than I expected. Of course, most of it had little to do with Five-O in terms of crime fighting, etc.

The crime of the week was stupid and confusing, and I couldn't make any sense of it at all. I will have to watch that part of the show again.

One interesting development was Jerry finding a geeky girl friend, who met him at Kamekona's shrimp shack. This new girl friend was very cute!

Alas, Elissa, who appears in next week's show, was not seen in the "coming next week" preview, from what I am told. Instead, the focus was on Melanie Griffith, who will be reappearing, something I am not looking forward to.

Danno's mother is supposed to be questioned by the FBI in next week's episode. Maybe she is going to Hawaii to protest the government by occupying some wildlife range and she will be surrounded by heavily armed troops who will not waste time letting her sit there for weeks on end!!

As far as last night's show was concerned, I have found out there were several opportunities missed from the non-crime-of-the-week scenes. I was sent an e-mail from the writing team of C/H/Q Paper Products®, who haven't had much to do for the last few seasons of the show. They are not happy that much of the material they provided for last night's show ended up on the cutting room floor. For example:

• Chin Ho locks himself out of his room, and a bitchy maid confronts him in the hall, saying that she knows he is trying to steal the towel that he is using to cover himself. She grabs the towel away, leaving the beefy Chin Ho concealing his male parts with just his hand. A sequence follows reminiscent of the Austin Powers movies where Chin's dink is covered up by potted plants, etc. and various elderly tourists scream in horror as he runs through the hotel lobby.
• Kono is seen crying big tears at the end, watching her wedding video and thinking of Adam in jail. We cut to Adam, who is now the "bitch" of some big beefy Samoan guy, and the first male-to-male kiss of the show follows as the two of them get into the shower together (as naked as CBS standards will allow).
• Gabriel is also very sad, because no one has sent him any Valentines cards or boxes of chocolates (of course, what do you expect, because he is a super villain - DUH!!). In Gabriel's hideout, located in some middle-of-nowhere location, we see that he has kidnapped and tied up McGarrett's mother and is threatening to torture her in the most diabolical way possible. This would have been highly preferable to the boring ending which showed that Chin Ho's girl friend is probably up to no good, which will lead to some utterly mindless tangent in a future episode (but probably not the next one).
• Max has a big glow on his face because he got to hang out with his girl friend Sabrina, who is not seen on the show. The crime of the week should have revolved around an old boyfriend of Sabrina, played by a heavily-disguised Anton Kutcher, who has come to Hawaii recently to stalk her. The plot thickens when Sabrina's father (played, uncredited, by Bruce Willis) tells Max in a shocking scene that not only does her old boyfriend have hot pants for Sabrina, but also ruined his own marriage by sleeping with his wife, resulting in an unpleasant divorce.

Added: Saturday 13 February 2016 10:33:18 MST


Submitted by: Jerry
From: NJ

If they wanted a really comedic ending to last night's show, they could have had Kono watching a prison movie (maybe the James MacArthur Alcatraz film) instead of her wedding video :!devil:

Added: Saturday 13 February 2016 06:32:05 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

John H,

I too like "You Don't Have to Kill to Get Rich" quite a great deal. Yes, it's a bit far-fetched but that's why I enjoy it. I love that there is this huge corporation that basically deals in blackmail. Really cool! I think it reflected the times extremely well. 1972 - Watergate, corruption at high levels within the government and large corporations. This paranoia and public distrust in large conglomerates was reflected in the films made during this time. Plus this episode has an extremely high babe quotient! The best looking babes in the whole show were in this one!

I have to strongly disagree with your assessment that James MacArthur's performance in "Pig in a Blanket" was somehow subpar or ineffective. It's interesting that you praise Jack Lord's performance here but not JMac's. I mean this was JMac's show all the way and he totally nails every scene he's in! Jimmy gave a real tour de force here, in what I consider to be his best performance in the entire series. The only other 2 episodes that come to mind where he really delivered were season 1's "Daisies on His Coffin" (similar plot - Danno shoots a kid) and season 3's "Beautiful Screamer" (where he loses the lovely Anne Archer to a killer). He was quite good in "Journey Out of Limbo" too (trying to reconstruct his memory). But here I feel he even surpasses those performances! If you ask me it's Emmy worthy! In fact it was during this last rewatch a few weeks ago that it really hit me how great this episode really is (I always liked it but not outright loved it) and JMac's powerful performance (which I guess I had forgotten about) is a very big reason why it's such a strong episode.

Added: Friday 12 February 2016 23:22:28 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Ringfire, you are unnecessarily cruel when you compare anything by the mediocre Jarre to just about any score on classic Five-O. What you are doing is like comparing Danno's aunt on the old show to Danno's mother on the new one!

I mean, what is the absolute worst score on the old show? I would nominate Cacavas' music for Why Won't Linda Die? To quote myself: "A prominent melody which sounds like Ennio Morricone's music is particularly inappropriate, almost to the point of being comic, whether it's whistled, sung or played by a solo cello. Terrible!"

Anyway, when I was rewatching Tantalus, I did feel there was "something" about Rugolo's score that bothered me; I am going to watch it again, even though I would rather spend the hour re-watching some OTHER episode right now. I feel I owe this to you, lest your head become like Louis del Grande's in the film Scanners. :D

Added: Friday 12 February 2016 12:16:00 MST


Submitted by: John H
From: Canada

A few of my thoughts on some of the episodes currently being discussed (I'm working through season 5 at the moment)

"company policy" requires that you sit back and enjoy without thinking too hard. The plot is silly even by H52.0 standards but its fun to learn about the background of some of the 5-0 team and the pacing and feel of the episode was very good.

I really liked "Tantalus", Montalban probably wasn't acting, just being himself which make for good entertainment. His character was well developed and that made the whole episode strong.

"it helps" was like company policy, fun but don't think too hard! I actually liked Ric Marlow, his unusual character added interest.

"pig" was a so-so episode for me, story was good and Jack Lord played his part well but honestly James McA wasn't able to carry his part. Also in general these type of episodes show a dated side to 5-0 (dated even in 72), with an overly melodramatic tone.

"chain" was a good episode, especially the role of the father, well written and acted especially considering the way this kind of subject had to be handled back then

"limbo" was ok but I felt that the development of the characters could have been better, especially the American general.

Added: Friday 12 February 2016 10:51:28 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Chevrolet has an ad that features a man who looks a lot like Scott Caan. The shots of him are so brief that I can't be sure. Did he make an ad for Chevrolet?

Added: Friday 12 February 2016 08:36:41 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Have to agree with Ringfire that I enjoyed Death Is A Company Policy better than Tantalus. Intelligent Cross Staff investigation sounded reasonable under the circumstances. Lahani grabbed the bait and revealed himself when McG set up the test for Chris. Tantalus had some beautiful scenes of Tantalus and good racing but the entire family was unlikable. I'd give Death 3 stars and Tantalus 2 1/2 Stars. Excellent Classic HFO Reviews and site information. John

Added: Friday 12 February 2016 00:44:29 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I still think you're being way too kind with the Pete Rugolo score, Mr. Mike. I can't even think the names Jarre and Rugolo together in the same train of thought. Night and day between those two!

I also see that you give a higher rating to "Tantalus" than the previous episode. I think I already mentioned that I prefer "Company Policy" over "Tantalus" by quite a large margin. If season 5 didn't have so many great episodes "Company Policy" would have made my top 5 for the season. My other issue with "Tantalus" was Niki being the saboteur and killer. Overall I just found him to be a lame and boring character. Sure, he has that outburst at the very end (I guess revealing his hidden psychotic nature or something) but I never found him (or his reveal) to be memorable. Speaking of reveal, it seems to me like he was a fairly obvious suspect from the start. Just the way he was presented painted him as the likely culprit. Angela would have been too obvious as the culprit so it's gotta be Niki.

Added: Thursday 11 February 2016 23:23:50 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I have re-viewed Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain:

http://mjq.net/fiveo/5-0log5.htm#98

I agree now with Ringfire that the score is not great, but it is not bad either. It certainly is not worse than the "worst Maurice Jarre music," whatever that might be. The incompetent Jarre made most of his career out of one chord -- the diminished fifth. Whatever you can say about Pete Rugolo, he was not incompetent. ;)

Added: Thursday 11 February 2016 18:29:39 MST


Submitted by: Peter Harris
From: Lubbock, Texas

Norman Hudis is also credited with writing a McCloud episode (now shown paired with another show as a TV-movie), where the title character charges down Fifth Avenue on horseback -- providing the iconic footage seen in the credits. Not sure if he or the other author wrote that segment. Hudis is also credited with, among others, the series finale of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," a spy thriller that went from being serious to being "Batman" camp and back to serious again. His work made the top 10 list in homevideo magazine evaluations of the series.

Added: Wednesday 10 February 2016 18:09:13 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Englishman Norman Hudis has died at age 93. He co-wrote the teleplay for the first season finale The Big Kahuna.

Added: Tuesday 09 February 2016 17:20:21 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

I'm glad you were able to help her find the episode, Fred. I've had people ask me if I knew which episode they were trying to describe that a family member appeared in. Too often, their descriptions are so hazy that it's not possible to narrow it down. She'll probably watch that episode over and over again now that you've identified it for her. Job well done!

Added: Tuesday 09 February 2016 08:08:55 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

Fred, what a wonderful story! I'm sure that your guest was thrilled to see her father's H5O appearance and you were so kind to help her find it. Thank you for sharing that. You'll remember that experience a lot longer than you'll remember the Super Bowl. You've made my day a little brighter, too.

Added: Tuesday 09 February 2016 05:04:55 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Good points Ringfire. There are some questions that HFO had to find a policewoman similar looking to Angie and for Lahani to believe it. Manoa knew Runny had a girlfriend I would think Lahani knew about her too. Death Is A Company Policy had some amazing scenes. When I think of Season 5, I think of the incredible Vashon Trilogy. We talked about that some weeks back. I go back and forth whether I like Ben or Kono better. Ben had a serious and hard-working nature about him. Kono brought some comic relief and was a good detective. I like when Kono raced into McG office that was the time in Cry, Lie when he suspended Chin. That was McG famous rant about his 8 kids and eating his lunch out of a paper sac. A poster some months back made a good point about Season 5 with Ben ushered Phase II Classic HFO. Seasons 5-9. More cerebral and psychological thrillers started to develop. John

Added: Monday 08 February 2016 20:46:49 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

Mike: That is great news about Elissa Dulce's upcoming appearance.

I had an interesting experience yesterday while watching the super bowl. When CBS ran a promo touting their network, I mentioned that I watch the new Five-O. One of our guests said that her father appeared in an episode when she was a kid. I prodded her for details about the episode to see if I could find it on DVD and slowly she pulled clues from her foggy memory about it's airing including her age at the time, that it aired during the Christmas holiday, her father wore a Hawaiian shirt and so on. After about a half hour of searching, I found him in the episode "Which Way Did He Go", the William Windom/Ossie Connors episode from Season 2. Her father, Bill Howe, played a run down apartment manager where I think Jackie Coogan (Old Uncle Fester) had been renting an apartment. He was not an actor, but a musician in Hawaii (I suppose not a lot unlike how Jimmy Borges got stated in the series). But that was his only appearance. I wouldn't surprised if Jack Lord knew him from some lounge show.

For our small gathering, this event was much more fun then the ball game and our friend was on a high seeing her late father on screen for the first time in ages as she had no idea how to look for his cameo appearance.

Added: Monday 08 February 2016 17:38:22 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Yes but at that time Lahani didn't know that Angie was already hit in L.A. He doesn't find this out until his meeting with Manoa at the end (just before they both got killed by Bryce-Halsey). That's why Manoa is surprised - how could Lahani have seen Angie alive if she's already dead? Manoa knew this but Lahani didn't. That's why he fell for Five-O's trap.

Added: Monday 08 February 2016 08:06:30 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Yeah Ringfire but Manoa said they already killed the lady that girlfriend of Renny. She's the one who Ben was talking to at the apartment. Don't understand it. They wouldn't let Lahani talk with the witness HFO had her under protection. I know HFO put the picture in the photo array. Lahani fell for the trap...No matter. I would give Death In The Company 3 stars. Mr. Mike gave it a fair grade 2 1/2 stars. John

Added: Sunday 07 February 2016 20:27:38 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Well, obviously Lahani was trying to see if the lady in the pictures was the same one he just saw at the safe house. That's why he stopped on that pic when he spotted her in it. He was now convinced it was the real Angie Carroll.

Added: Sunday 07 February 2016 17:03:05 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Good discussion on Death Is A Company Policy. I probably would give it 3 stars but not going to lose sleep over it. I think the episode hinges on the Bryce Halsey and its brilliant foresight to plant an ADA in Hawaii and framing Duke in the process. Probably those who feel all this seems farfetched will mark it down some ratings wise. There are some amazing scenes in Death Is A Company Policy. The letter sent to McG from beyond the grave was a chilling scene as we watch the man get killed and barrel dumped in the water. Lahani leaked the contents of the note which led to the evidence burned up or stolen. Framing Duke appeared to be strong evidence against him but Bryce Halsey did not realize Duke's strong honor and integrity. We know Duke as a hard-working honest cop. My FAV part of the episode is the cross-investigation of staffs. Ben helped solve the episode talking about Chris and their poor backgrounds. Why would an intelligent student turn down Hawaii and other colleges and scholarships for expensive Ivy League school? The ending might have been wild shooting and killing Chris and Lahani from helicopter but Bryce Halsey had to protect themselves. Can somebody explain when Chris asked to watch the photographs and stopped on the lady? What was he trying to determine? 2 1/2 stars acceptable grade for Death Is A Company Policy. John

Added: Saturday 06 February 2016 14:56:00 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Elissa Dulce, who acted in several episodes of the old show, will be appearing on the new show on February 19th.

Added: Saturday 06 February 2016 13:47:13 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Article about Dennis Chun and his partner, who both appear in the next episode.

Added: Saturday 06 February 2016 10:56:55 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I heard from a German Five-O fan, she is doing a project which she calls "Five-O in 1/6 scale." Very interesting!

http://hawaiian1to6.blogspot.de/

Added: Saturday 06 February 2016 10:48:33 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Mike, I enjoyed reading your revised "Company Policy" review and you make some very good points about the validity of Duke's supposed guilt (it doesn't seem like Manicote's case is as strong as he seems to think - lots of suppositions but nothing solid) and especially about the elaborate frame-up set up years in advance by Bryce-Halsey. As you say, Manoa is easily disposable (as witnessed at the end) and thus seems like very small fish within this international "uber-organization" crime syndicate. Why go to all the trouble to protect him if something goes wrong? Isn't killing him much easier, as we saw? I'm reminded of the evil SPECTRE organization in the world of James Bond. Surely Manoa would be one of the lesser members of that organization and if he ever stepped out of line or failed he would simply be eliminated. No way Ernst Stavro Blofeld would devise an elaborate plan to protect one of its lesser members. But I digress...

You asked if the fake girlfriend of Runny Grose (the Five-0 plant) was also played by Jo Pruden. No way. It was clearly a different actress (uncredited). It's clear that Five-0 substituted the picture of the real Angie Carroll (Jo Pruden) with the picture of the fake one inside the Iron Brain. They must have suspected that Lahani might come to confirm Angie's identity (rightly so).

All that said, I still get a kick out of the episode each and every time. It never gets old and it always keeps me fully engrossed. Yes, the plot is a bit far-fetched but perhaps that's why I like it. Five-0 always had a great way of embellishing its plots and making them very intricate - I love that. Consider how much more far-fetched "Here Today...Gone Tonight" is (also by Jerome Coopersmith, right?) and I love that one too. This episode doesn't come close to the outrageousness of that one. This one is a winner! It's an easy 3 and a half stars for me. Michael Ansara is great as Piro Manoa, Laraine Stephens is perfect as Miss Ice Cubes, and George Chakiris is also very good as Lahani. Plus this is Duke Lukela's official debut on the show. Not to mention Ben Kokua. I love the opening where Manoa offs Resko, I love McGarrett and his merry men marching off to Manicote's office accompanied by Morton Stevens excellent music!

Added: Friday 05 February 2016 21:49:22 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The office moves are explained in excruciating detail here.

This is from the review of "Nine Dragons," the first show of season nine.

Some of the links no longer work, because IMDB has a time limit as to how long postings will appear there...

I should follow this up with alpha and see if any of the dead links can be restored.

Added: Friday 05 February 2016 21:46:29 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

I'm surprised that you don't like "Death is a Company Policy," Mike. It is one of my favorite episodes. It is based on the real-life practice of corporations grooming their future employees. It also uses the fake bank account to frame Duke, a practice that was repeated in "Murder - Eyes Only" (Season 8), in which Marcia Bissell and her father were set up by Wo Fat with a fake account on Maui ("Bring me back some Maui potato chips, Danno"). We learned about building "hui"; that is, a consortium created to fund an enterprise that one or two people could not afford to build. In Hawai'i, "hui" have built every skyscraper now dotting the southern coastline of O'ahu. All in all, "Death is a Company Policy" is a crash course on how normally good practices can become unscrupulous if one wants them to be. Life in the business world 101, if you will.

Added: Friday 05 February 2016 20:21:07 MST


Submitted by: Lee
From: Texas

Why did the show change office locations in the 8th or 9th seasons?

Added: Friday 05 February 2016 21:24:38 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

There was some discussion here quite a while ago about the fifth season premiere, Death is a Company Policy. Comments were that my star rating of 2 and a half was not high enough, for example.

Well, I watched this show again the other day and my rating did not change. I do not like this episode, because the writing is mediocre. I would like to see a script for this show (does anyone have this?) and compare it to what was actually broadcast.

Added: Friday 05 February 2016 19:48:16 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Man, all the great ones are passing away. Soon they will all be but a memory. Tommy Fujiwara was easily my favorite of the old Five-O stock actors! You just can't get enough of that infectious wide grin of his. Never seen nothing like it!! It didn't look like he knew how to be anything but happy.

He was great in all his performances but yeah "One Born Every Minute" definitely stands out!!

RIP Tommy, bruddah.

Added: Friday 05 February 2016 15:32:01 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Wanted to give my condolences to Tommy Fujiwara's family and to Classic HFO fans who loved Tommy's work in Classic HFO episodes. My FAV Tommy episode probably would be 6,000 Deadly Tickets. It's a FAV episode of mine and Tommy does great work selling out poor Ollie who is about to blow the whistle. The bunco diamonds swindle One Born Every Minute was a Tommy highlight. He is the one with the diamonds and needs a ride. I like him in The Last Eden as well giving the knock out drink to Johnny. Poor guy had gambling debts and was thrown out the window. A potential loose end. Tommy sometimes was criticized for smiling a lot but it never bothered me. See you on the other side. John

Added: Friday 05 February 2016 02:15:25 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

You're welcome, Honu. Heaven is a better place now because Tommy's in it.

Added: Thursday 04 February 2016 14:56:15 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

Vrinda, thanks for passing along that sad news. Heaven is certainly a brighter place now with Tommy's sweet smile! My sincere condolences to his family.

Added: Thursday 04 February 2016 11:47:35 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

Tommy Fujiwara has died:

Thomas Kazuo Fujiwara
Posted On February 4th, 2016 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

http://bit.ly/23LqFRY

Jan. 25, 2016
Thomas Kazuo Fujiwara, 83, of Kailua, a vocalist, emcee and actor, and a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Collette C.; sons Rick J. and Cavid J.; daughters Robin Flanigan and Holly Fujiwara; brothers Ernest and Ronald; and sisters Betty Tokunaga, Florence Hashimoto, Edith Kato, Helen Tachino, Janet Shigaki and Elsie Gono. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony of Padua, 148-A Makawao St., Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Added: Thursday 04 February 2016 10:46:28 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

>>>I cannot find hawaii five o original series anywhere...<<<

Google >>>Hawaii Five-o dailymotion<<< full episodes online.

Added: Wednesday 03 February 2016 23:07:11 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

They removed MAGNUM PI from Netflix streaming too. Just when I got hooked. Gonna have to rent them from here on out.

Added: Wednesday 03 February 2016 19:17:01 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

As far as I know, Mike, it's only available through CBS All Access. CBS withdrew it from ME-TV, Netflix, and other networks when they started All Access a few months ago.

Added: Wednesday 03 February 2016 18:32:37 MST


Submitted by: mike
From: cape coral florida

I cannot find hawaii five o original series anywhere on tv. METV COZI TV LAND?

Added: Wednesday 03 February 2016 10:28:42 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Some show named Archer, about which I know absolutely nothing, is doing homage of sorts to Magnum, PI:

http://zap2it.com/2016/02/archer-season-7-magnum-p-i-credits-homage/

Added: Tuesday 02 February 2016 09:28:05 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

A comment in my previous post suggests a topic for discussion: Fatal Flaws.

Just as Margie Carstairs wanted to live the high life in St. Tropez, other villains had flawed motives. Can you think of some of them? One in particular stands out for me, for it was the same flawed motive as Margie's. This villain was far more deadly than she was, though. She was "as deadly as she is female." She also wanted to go first class.

Added: Monday 01 February 2016 07:58:36 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

HFO FOREVER

Great feedback as always. I love the close up elevator camera work in The Ways Of Love when Barca and McG take control of the guard. Very realistic. The guards shooting too was cool just close enough not to wound Barca & McG. Barca was a loser of the highest order. I wondered if Barca would have returned to the car as promised but McG didn't trust him and neither did I with those jewels.
Six Kilos was an enjoyable watch. Just turn off your brain even though there was some inconsistencies. I wonder why they just didn't tail Mr. Brown. He would have led HFO to the hideout and the other associates. It was more exciting though having McG as Brown and watching the different scenes come to life. McG was cool and flashy and bold. John

Added: Monday 01 February 2016 02:06:38 MST


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