Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- January 2011

The Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- January 2011



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

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Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Jet City

"Nobody asked you". I just love how Danno immediately recoils after that comment. Looks like he wasn't expecting that from our man Steve-0.'

Danno musta learned, RingFire. He hold up better, standin up to Steve when he gets chewed out in Samurai and Sweet Terror. And how bout Kono gettin in Steve’s face about Chin’s suspension in Cry Lie?

There’s also a memorable scene in “RIP, Somebody” when Chin blows a gasket over Cameron’s actions upsetting his wife. The usually combustible McGarrett gotta calm him down “Take it Easy, Chin”

Otto, I agree, Nightmare Blue is pretty incendiary and disturbing, even by today’s standards. Powerhouse stuff indeed, man.

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 19:24:01 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

Yes, it may be slightly off-topic (sorry, Mr. Mike) but I feel compelled to mention a R.I.P. to the great John Barry who in my mind (and to my ears) is the greatest film composer in the history of cinema! Of course I may be biased as a huge Bond fan who owns all the soundtracks but even his non-Bond work is extraordinary. Just listen to BORN FREE or OUT OF AFRICA or DANCES WITH WOLVES or BODY HEAT! Amazing!!!!!!

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 17:54:11 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Five-O in the news:

http://bit.ly/dUTqEx

Willie Garson plays Mozzie on White Collar, the quirky, paranoid, insightful right hand man to one of televisions hottest con men, Neal Caffrey.

[from interview]

What attracted you to the White Collar script in the first place?

“It reminded me of the complex writing that I grew up with in the shows like Columbo, Hawaii Five-O... characters who were deep people... [When I] started reading the character, there was a scene in the pilot that didn’t make it to air - about page and a half monologue - riffing on theories, and [I] loved that somebody put the care into it to make Mozzie and these characters in the way they did.”

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 16:02:51 PST


Submitted by: O.M.
From NYC

Ringfire: Yes, that was a great exchange. It's always good when he puts the boys in their places. You know how they're always grumbling and grousing about Steve's heavy demands. Last night i watched NIGHTMARE IN BLUE for the first time. Great when Steve kicks the wall in a rage. Also i like how you don't see the killer's eyes until after seeing the police portrait. The beating scene in the house was harsh, and shocking even by today's TV standards. I don't think my wife will like that scene much!!!

(And on the subject of James Bond, composer John Barry died yesterday. Strange that i happened to be listening to his very first soundtrack yesterday, BEAT GIRL. A great soundtrack.)

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 15:37:32 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

perhaps maybe on the season 12 dvd of 5-0, wonder if CBS can put the failed pilot of 1997 with ---yikes gary busey! in the set.

i be curious to see that.

i remember ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT that time period , doing a segment of the '97 show and interviewing busey and Governor Danno in a scene.

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 15:21:34 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Mr. Mike...it was 6th overall for the whole day. That means there were 5 other shows that had larger ratings, including the tennis and cricket that beat it that day.

Here's where you can find out the info...just scroll down the page to you get to Sunday.

http://bit.ly/h7pXcI

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 15:03:39 PST


Submitted by: Miland
From Birmingham, UK

I've just seen the final episode of Season Ten and felt sad at the final departure (in the classic series) of Chin Ho Kelly. I wondered who could sympathise with such a feeling - sadness at a fictional event that was first published over 30 years ago. The answer, I guess, is other fans of the series. I look forward to the 11th and 12 seasons appearing on DVD.

I wonder what fans of the classic series who have collected all the DVDs think of the remake series, which I won't be seeing till it comes out on DVD.

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 12:22:34 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

"The tension between Danny and Steve that was palpable. "No one asked you!"...." - I absolutely love that bit in "FULL FATHOM FIVE". I was really shocked the first time I saw that. I guess I was used to the more chummy relationship the two had in the later seasons. That's why I just love the first season - things were more raw! McG immediately inserted his authority. "Nobody asked you". I just love how Danno immediately recoils after that comment. Looks like he wasn't expecting that from our man Steve-0.

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 09:03:50 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From Portsmouth, NH

Hi Barbara, and thanx. Liz's friend hopes to visit her someday soon, so I'm sure they have a lot of catching up to do since 1959. I too look at the opening sequence now differently, since I was always under the sad impression that Elizabeth had passed away. Now, no more...in fact, she's in great shape at 69, apparently enjoying marriage with a wonderful husband who worships the ground she walks on. Here's a touching excerpt of his very words taken from the comments below Liz's tourism video featuring the movie, Hawaii (note the subtle humor in dismissing rumors of her early demise):

"I have been married to Elizabeth Logue for 12 years and I saw her out watering her camelias awhile ago so she’s still alive at least as of 7 o’clock this morning, Tuesday, September 28, 2010. And she seems well enough-still whacks a golf ball straight down the fairway, still drives up and down and all around, still is cat-quick at the ping-pong table and still turns heads wherever she goes. And despite having the appetite of a healthy high school senior, she still weighs within a few pounds of what she weighed the day Jack Lord helped her with her makeup and told her to run up and down the beach near Waimanalo. She had no idea that some people wanted to know what became of her, else she would have said, I’m here and I’m fine and thanks for wondering. One is supposed to love one’s spouse-that’s the deal. But liking one’s spouse is altogether different. I’m one of the fortunate who both loves and likes his wife. I love her because she’s beautiful and maybe the most intelligent person I know. I like her because I know the goodness of her heart, the emotions that run as high as the sky and deep as the, well you know. She’d like to adopt every child she sees. I wouldn’t even want to adopt my own."

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 08:30:51 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

http://nyr.kr/eejJua - Article about Jonathan Goldsmith, Dos Equus dude ("Most Interesting Man in the World";), who knocked off McGarrett's GF in original Hawaii Five-O (#204, Season 9, Man in a Steel Frame).

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 08:01:02 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Julie, you say that Five-O was sixth, but in this article, it says it was "third in its timeslot":

http://bit.ly/gImqqB

So which one is it?

BTW, check this comment after the article:

Hawaii Five O could of been a great show if the story line was allowed to move forward but some one in Ten decided to have commercials every 5mins was disgusting. Iam sure the promos for the show ran longer than last nights show.Keep up the good work ten it was like morning television full of adds no substance.

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 07:46:48 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Hawaii Five-O Undercover interviews Five-0 bad guy Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa -- http://bit.ly/fscrt8

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 07:37:21 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

I got the following in e-mail this morning:

"My 12-year old twin sons are taking my husband to Hawaii to celebrate his 50th birthday. Hawaii 50 is their favorite TV show and we watch it as a family. They decided on Hawaii because of your [sic] show and the 50 that comes after Hawaii. They know that the 50 is because Hawaii was the 50th state but they thought it would come in handy for their Dad’s birthday. Do you have any tapings of the show while we will be in Hawaii (March 18-27)? If so, how do you go about getting tickets to the taping?"

I have to wonder ... does this person think the show is done in front of a live studio audience like I Love Lucy or All in the Family? Are the projected backdrops THAT bad?

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 07:32:15 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From Pittsburgh

Ray, how exciting and gratifying to have definitive proof that Elizabeth Logue is alive and well! You have indeed solved "the riddle of the Logue." Amazing news which you have graciously shared. I am certain that your go-between shared with Ms. Logue the interest and concern of her fans. It is simply nice to know that she knows. The theme sequence now has special meaning for me each time I see it. I do not think I can ever look at it the same way again!

Added: Monday 31 January 2011 04:57:52 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

One of the other networks is putting "Bones" up against Hawaii Five-0 next Sunday. Bones is very popular here and consistently won its timeslot last year.

Here's an interview that AOL did for an Aussie TV show. You'll notice how strong is Aussie accent is in this and know why we can hear bits of it when he is speaking on H50

http://bit.ly/gNc3jO

Added: Sunday 30 January 2011 23:09:35 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Yesterday I had the chance to check out the Blu-Ray of the James Bond movie Thunderball (not one of the better entries), because I wanted to see Luciana Paluzzi, who starred in the 10th season show My Friend, The Enemy.

First thing I noticed is that Paluzzi looked a lot bustier in this movie than she did in the episode.

Second, this show had some VERY bad process shots (which the Blu-Ray overemphasized, along with some sequences where Bond was fighting someone and the action was sped up) -- specifically the one where Bond is being chased by this guy in a Ford (Fairlane?). This process shot was so bad, I couldn't understand the perspective at the beginning of the sequence at all. It looked like his car was driving sideways! (Even the shots in Five-O are not that nauseating.)

If you want to see a more recent shot of Paluzzi, taken about 3 years ago, look here: http://bit.ly/iejRqA

By the way, I think it is funny the way in the Five-O show Paluzzi's character refers to Danno as a "handsome young man," considering both the actress and James MacArthur were born in 1937.

Added: Sunday 30 January 2011 20:44:41 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From Portsmouth, NH

This is exciting news to anyone who appreciates the opening sequence to the original Five-O as I do. I just got an email tonight from a wonderful lady with whom I correspond, and who graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1959. She came home after watching the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, and a red light was blinking on her telephone. The message on her voice mail was from none other than her college buddy, Elizabeth Logue, some 50 years since they last saw one another, responding to the letter that my friend had sent to her last week. All I know is that there was profound emotion and tears of happiness on both ends, and that's all I'll say for now.

Fans of Five-0 should know and appreciate that Elizabeth Logue is indeed alive and well, and I can only say that this is one of the most exciting and meaningful reunions I have ever witnessed in my life -- I'm coming up on my 40th High School reunion very soon!

Best,
Ray

Added: Sunday 30 January 2011 20:43:41 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

Lovely article today in the Star-Advertiser about James MacArthur, his wife H.B. and his memorial in Honolulu.

bit.ly/f4QZhf

Added: Sunday 30 January 2011 19:24:45 PST


Submitted by: Victor
From The Biggest Loser?

@JulieS

Hawaii Five-0 beaten by the Biggest Loser is kind of funny. :D

Added: Sunday 30 January 2011 17:10:32 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Sunday's viewing figures in Australia...Hawaii Five 0 came in at number 6 (1.25 million) overall, beaten by the tennis, cricket and The Biggest Loser.

Added: Sunday 30 January 2011 16:22:06 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Okay - I capitulated and decided to watch the first episode of the new version and all I can say is "What the heck was that!"

I was bored about halfway through and regretting the decision to watch it. It indeed was just another cop show from the USA. I don't think I'll be watching it again - better ways to waste my time.

Added: Sunday 30 January 2011 14:54:00 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

saw HOOKMAN again
must be 100 times now, it is absolutely superb
but i must say one scene where McG and Danno are almost ambushed at the engraving store. the 2 run out w/ McG saying to D, "secure the front!" while onlookers are just sitting/standing there witnessing filming. shouldn't they be running round for cover?

just wondering

the PBS Pioneers of TV special on crime dramas. wonder if James MacArthur will be interviewed? they filmed this like a long while back i assume.

wish Mike could do an IRONSIDE page, jack lord guest starred in season 1 playing a lawyer.

Added: Sunday 30 January 2011 13:33:26 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Canada

Celebrity comment from the Miami Herald:

SEAN COMBS: The mogul will guest star on an upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-O. And that show had such potential, too.

Added: Sunday 30 January 2011 08:58:34 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Uh, guys, let's try and keep things on track here. I am not interested in football, basketball, where you live, the weather and so forth. The discussion here is supposed to be about Hawaii Five-O and inserting a couple of references to Five-O in your message in relation to the above subjects is cheating. As one person commented to me in e-mail, "The board has deteriorated to a private discussion between about six people." It must be the "repeat doldrums," because in the Yahoo H50FC group similar things are happening, with a prolonged discussion (which got very nasty) about the weather in Hawaii versus the weather in the Los Angeles area. If you want to blather about non-Five-O topics, there is a place to do this: http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/mboard, a message board which has gotten very little use. I will not do anything to discourage discussion there unless things get totally out of hand, or the board is overrun with spam, in which case it will be shut down quickly. Your co-operation is appreciated. P.S.: And please don't get all huffy because I am "not singling you out in particular."

Added: Sunday 30 January 2011 08:53:20 PST


Submitted by: boris
From spfld ma

R-Dub, that's great to hear. Sometime we should talk a little NBA - it would be really interesting to talk to you. Last season's playoff run was so great - didnt you think? No one gave them a chance, no one wanted them in. Pierce is always under-rated. The national media does not like the team, let's face it. And then, they almost pull it out. Well, this year they will. It's funny cause when you gave all those details about Red and the 4 pm Five-0 fix, I'm thinking - how the hell does he know this? Well, now I know!

So you probably know who Sean McAdams (Providence) is? Also, of course Bob Ryan, Dan Shaunassy, Jackie McMullan and the rest of the writers up here. The new guy Flannery on WEEI does a pretty good job. Much better than that chick Camerato who it looks like they finally bagged.

I should say something about Five-0 now. Love the show. This new show with the same name is a giant bore.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 22:24:40 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

The article from the Courier Mail here in Australia, sums how most Aussies will probably end up feeling about the new version of the show. Considering that it's being shown on a Sunday night - there will other things on TV to watch especially when the official ratings period starts on 6 February.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 21:51:56 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From New York, NY

Also, thanks Steve's Girl for the compliment and to Boris, I covered the Celtics as a radio reporter for a all sports station in Rhode Island during Larry Bird's last year of 1991-1992. I was the beat reporter and interviewed everybody on the team during that year.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 20:42:30 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From New York, NY

Hey everyone,

This post is to everyone who left me messages. I love the winter too, and not a big fan of the summer, so I love the snow and cold. As for New York, the late great Tom Synder used to say "I divide my life between the years, I lived in New York, and the years I didn't. It's that special of a place." For me New York is magical especially in the winter.

To Boris: I'm a die hard, life long Celtics fanatic, and I bleed green, and live and die with the team. I grew up in Boston and started following the team in 1976 and I'm just crazy about the Celts. They are the only Boston team, I like, well I like the Bruins, but they just don't do anything. Anyway, I just knew that story from the Boston Globe sports pages that I read every day about the Celtics from the 1980's. I moved to New York in 1992, but still watch the Celtics every night on the dish. Banner 18 baby!

To Otto and Big Chicken: I keep coming back to this blog because of you and you you guys are the best. I watched "Full Fathom Five" yesterday off my new season one DVD's and even though I've seen it a million times, I still was struck by it. The tension between Danny and Steve that was palpable. "No one asked you!"....My favorite scene of MCG meeting the Governor under the tree for lunch and Kono's great lines in the show ending with "He's Dead"..."Well he always was the lucky one!"...Aloha baby!

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 20:33:17 PST


Submitted by: Elsie
From USA

I love all my seasons. My favorite time of the year here is the fall. I love the fresh crisp smell in the air. I hear we are getting another major storm Wednesday into Thursday. I'm so excited I can't hardly contain myself. I love a good snow storm or rain/thunder storm. It relaxes me.

Not Huntington. A little further west than Huntington, but on the south shore.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 19:15:31 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Thoughts O Bein Back in Da Hood

Otto, Ringfire – right you is, bruddas. Chick grew up on the other side of Park Slope in beautiful Brooklyn - the borough of Kings and birthplace of The Great Jack Lord.

Though I out here in the Pacific Northwest, think I technically qualify as part of the New York diaspora. I catch almost all the Yanqui games, hit the White Castle whenever I back in town, and perennially remain in a New York State O' Mind.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 17:46:56 PST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From "Vrinda and Elsie: I love my N.J. and L.I. gals. (Random guess: Morris County and Huntington? probably way off, huh?) Snow in NYC is great until it turns to filth.

I watched Secret Witness last night. Great episode, but weird how the killer is able to see the name on a mailbox at least a hundred feet away. His point of view shot actually ZOOMS into it."

Union County! :D

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 16:49:21 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Otto Mannix says: "Rainbow: Oh yes, i can dig it. What puzzles me though is how so many people on the guestbook are still following Five-Faux. Some people enjoy the show, so fair enough. But most guestbook contributors seem to hate it, yet continue to watch!"

Otto: I watched all 12 seasons of HF0 starting when I was in high school and have always been a huge fan. While agreeing that the new HF0 is not exactly the same show, I do like it and enjoy finding all those little things that are included in the show that nod to the original series. When you say that "most guestbook contributors seem to hate it" I think you are right because those contributors seem to be more vocal. I think that those who do enjoy the new show don't feel a lot of camaraderie here and therefore don't post much. When I watch a new episode and enjoy it, I want to post something but many times I just think, "Nah, why bother."

Now please don't think I am trying to rile things up. I am not trying to be negative towards those who don't like the new show. I certainly respect their opinions. But I think what happened was that when the new show premiered, emotions were already running high. Some simply wanted to hate it before it was even on the air. And then we had a few posters at the other end of the spectrum like "Keeping It Real" whose posts ultimately became very divisive. That whole situation seemed to take the wind out of the sails for those who liked the new show. I am sort of in the middle because I like both shows. Anyway, that's kind of how I see it and I'm glad that tug of war back in Sept/Oct is over. Maybe there are others out there who feel the same way but just don't post much about it.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 16:34:42 PST


Submitted by: theresa
From Western New York

Add me to the count of New Yorkers. I live south of Buffalo. Although I don't post very often, I read the site everyday.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 14:45:06 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From Des Moines

Ringfire, INDEED, Chickie baby hails from KING'S COUNTY!

The City of Brotherly Love kinda counts for NY. I've been there a bunch of times, going back to the eighties. Cool city.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 14:09:50 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

I'm in Philly so that's 1 hour and 45 minutes away from the Big Apple. And as I recall our resident peace-lovin' and law-breakin' Big Chick hails from NYC.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 12:58:07 PST


Submitted by: boris
From spfld ma

Hey Rainbow Warrior,

I'm big Celtics fan. Great to know that about Red. Where did you learn all those details? Is there a biography or something. Anyway, hysterical to think of Robert Parish, Larry Bird or Paul Pierce walking into the office and watching a little Hookman.

Boris -Banner 18

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 11:53:40 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

Rainbow: Oh yes, i can dig it. What puzzles me though is how so many people on the guestbook are still following Five-Faux. Some people enjoy the show, so fair enough. But most guestbook contributors seem to hate it, yet continue to watch!

Vrinda and Elsie: I love my N.J. and L.I. gals. (Random guess: Morris County and Huntington? probably way off, huh?) Snow in NYC is great until it turns to filth.

I watched Secret Witness last night. Great episode, but weird how the killer is able to see the name on a mailbox at least a hundred feet away. His point of view shot actually ZOOMS into it.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 09:56:17 PST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From Hi Elsie,

I love cold and snow. I can pass on summer!

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 09:14:53 PST


Submitted by: Elsie
From USA

I live on Long Island, New York Otto.

I don't post that often, but I try to read the guestbook everyday.

Are you enjoying this great weather we are having?

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 09:11:01 PST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From "How many New York people have we here on the guestbook? I can list: Mr. Hiram, Rainbow Warrior, Big City Gal, O.M. and Maxine (Bklyn?). I think there are more. Just wondering."

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi Otto,

I'm in New Jersey, just 45 minutes from New York.

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 09:03:20 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan talk about their 7-year contracts: http://bit.ly/dHhRpD

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 07:46:26 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Aussie review of Hawaii Five-0 says "Hawaii Oh No!!" http://bit.ly/ihBXNt

Added: Saturday 29 January 2011 07:41:15 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Mr. Mike's least loved Five-Zero Reviews

hmmm, who is "one chronicler of the old series?"

Kudos on your press mention, Mr. Mike. You is THE ONE, most def. I like the line that "One chronicler of the original series has not been kind to the new series so far." Yeah boyeeeee

So when Lenkoff tells ya "That wasn't a very nice episode analysis, Mr. Mike" Youse answer like that Other Mr. Mike n' tells em':

"I'm not a Very Nice Guy." :!devil:

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 22:32:08 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Already doubting if I'll watch the first episode of the new version as there is a good documentary on one of the other channels about the women who flew Spitfire planes during World War 2.

Apparently they've already scheduled in an encore airing of the first episode on Tuesday 1 February at 9.30pm (I guess they already know that most people will be watching the tennis or cricket) but I'll doubt I'll be watching then - I'll either been in the middle of a movie or watching an episode of the original series.

BTW our official ratings season doesn't start until 6 February so what happens this week won't really matter to network executives.

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 22:03:53 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Just watched "My Friend, The Enemy" and liked the way the relationship between Danny and Steve was portrayed. The interaction showed that they knew and understood each other. Even the competition for the girl was good fun and you have to wonder who she would have choosed in the end.

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 17:06:05 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

H50 extra work....yikes, only $65/day?!?! After taxes that's what, 0.37?

I've done non-union extra work here in NYC and honestly it can be a brutal way to make $100. Depending on the show, extras are often herded like cattle into non-air conditioned/heated areas and told to....wait....a lot. And you better bring your own food and water 'cause you ain't allowed at the craft services table. Then there's the ugly stares from the union actors who are bitter they are only background and not stars.

Still, it was worth it once to be on Law and Order:SVU and get to chat with the delicious Chris Meloni. The rest of the times, feh, the novelty wore off quick.

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 17:04:05 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Be an extra on Hawaii Five-0 (info is down on the page) -- http://bit.ly/hW6HFZ

Being an extra allows you to make some money on the side and gives you a chance to see yourself on TV. A good starting point is the Hawaii Actors Network, which posts current casting notices, or you can check the classifieds in the paper for jobs being posted. Rachel Sutton, Hawaii Five-0 casting director, says, “Our days start as early as 6 a.m. and can last 10 to 12 hours, so we ask for a full day commitment when we hire you.”

If you are interested in being an extra for Hawaii Five-0, you’ll need to submit your name, phone number, address, car make/model/year, your height, weight, clothing sizes and two 4x6 photos, (1 full body and 1 bust to top of head). If you want to do beach work, include an additional bathing suit photo. Non-union extras are paid $65 for an eight-hour day plus overtime, if there is any. AFTRA members make the current AFTRA rate for background performers. Models in swimwear are paid $200 for an eight-hour day plus any overtime. Mail your information to Hawaii 5-0 Extras Casting, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy. #207, Mail Box 146, Honolulu, Hi. 96817.

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 15:32:12 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

How many New York people have we here on the guestbook? I can list: Mr. Hiram, Rainbow Warrior, Big City Gal, O.M. and Maxine (Bklyn?). I think there are more. Just wondering.

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 15:17:56 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

http://bit.ly/gpA3c2

(CBS/AP) Larry Wilcox, the actor who starred alongside Erik Estrada in the 1970s TV series "CHiPs," has been sentenced to 3 years probation on a securities fraud conviction.

A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale on Friday also ordered the 63-year-old to serve 500 hours of community service.

The Securities and Exchange Commission said the Wilcox was involved in one of several kickback operations run by more than a dozen small-company stock promoters.

They were caught in an FBI undercover sting operation offering to pay kickbacks to pension-fund managers or stockbrokers for using client funds to buy penny stocks.

Wilcox pleaded guilty in November to securities fraud conspiracy. He faced a maximum of five years in prison.

Wilcox played California highway officer Jonathan "Jon" Baker on the show.

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 14:50:38 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

season 1's best

10-COCOON
9-BY THE NUMBERS
8-DEATHWATCH
7-PRAY LOVE REMEMBER PRAY LOVE REMEMBER
6-ONCE UPON A TIME 2 PARTER
5-UP TIGHT
4-THE WAYS OF LOVE
3-...AND THEY PAINTED DAISIES ON HIS COFFIN
2-KING OF THE HILL
1-YESTERDAY DIED AND TOMORROW WON'T BE BORN

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 14:27:31 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

Far-Out-Jerry-Baybee dig it too! Looks like old Red wasn't just a winner on the court but off the court in front of the boob tube too!

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 14:11:28 PST


Submitted by: Marla Thompson
From Leawood KS

PLEASE - ask the producers to insist the actors use the seatbelts in cars. The high-speed chases shows none of them wearing seat belts. Dan-O even ASKED the babysitter to make sure he would use seatbelts for his daughter.
Seatbelts - it's the law.

or you might get BOOKED, Dan-O.

[Seriously, what kind of pull do you think I or this site has with the producers of the show? If I ever go to Hawaii while this show is being produced, they will hunt me down and throw me in the shark tank! I would suggest you direct your comments to the creators of the show via the Five-O pages at CBS or on Facebook (links are below somewhere). - MQ]

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 11:25:25 PST


Submitted by: Phyllis Perry
From planet earth

I had the special privilege of having dinner with James McArthur as I dated his cousin Bruce in FL and Jim was one of the nicest people I've ever met. He was performing in "Arsenic and Old Lace" in Ft Lauderdale and as I was a big fan of Hawaii 50 Bruce took me to see the play and we met for a bite to eat.
He was so multi talented and intelligent and yet still had that boyish charm. We talked about Hawaii much of the time as I was a member of a hula halau and had traveled extensively in the islands. I also lived in CO so we chatted about skiing Crested Butte where they also lived. The boys "talked story" as they say in the island about family and I was so impressed about the loving way he spoke of his wife and family. What a great guy - we will all miss his energy, talent and his contribution to theatre - especially in Hawaii where we can kokua in his memory. Aloha oe James McArthur

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 10:36:32 PST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From Germany

@ Big Chicken "I can dig it, Rainbow Warrior"

Right you are,Chicken, I'm sure a lot of people can dig it. I'm one of them. Great post, Rainbow Warrior.

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 10:27:29 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Interesting comparison between Hawaii Five-O & Hawaii Five-O! http://bit.ly/giMrXs (hmmm, who is "one chronicler of the old series?"):!thinking:

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 09:25:32 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Seattle, Washington

I can dig it, Rainbow Warrior. Great, great post. Didn’t know that about Red. Think a lot of us can relate. There be much love and devotion for the original and true Hawaii Five-O.

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 08:55:24 PST


Submitted by: Michael
From Las Vegas

I loved the original show and I am growing to like the new show. I listed to what they were going to use for the theme and am glad they came to their senses and re-recorded the original - just a little quicker tempo - bravo. A suggestion - commercial breaks should have the 'breaking wave' like the original. Also the Hawaii 5-0 theme could not be more perfect for Hawaii and the show. There was also music - I think written by Morton Stevens that played at certain points in the plot of the old shows. This music set the tone for the scene and was excellent. I understand we are in 2011 and this isn't the old show, but putting a little of that music in might be a nice touch - especially for old fans like me.

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 08:12:13 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From New York, NY

I wanted to leave a story about the power of the old Five-O and why people are so loyal to it. Sports fans will get this more, and for non sports fans, I'll try to make it relatable. Red Auerbach was a legendary Coach and General Manager of the Boston Celtics and served as the team's president until he died in 2006. Under his guidance the team became the most successful pro basketball franchise in history and next to the New York Yankees the most successful pro sports team in the United States. They won 16 world championships( they have won one, since his death, so it's now 17)while he was guiding the team while he was alive, which is the most of any United States based pro sports team next to the Yankees. Anyway, this is how it relates to Hawaii Five-O. Red was a fanatical Five-O fan who never missed an episode. When he was GM of the Celtics he would stop everything during the day, no matter what was going on, and order Chinese Food, and sit down every day at 4 PM and watch the reruns of Hawaii Five-O that aired every day on the NBC affilate in Boston. He did this EVERY SINGLE DAY. He left orders with his secretary( now called an administrative assistant)that Five-O was on, and he was going to lock the door to his office, and did not want to be bothered by anyone during the next hour. He didn't want phone calls, messages, meetings, or to be bothered at all because "Five-O" was on!.He didn't care if it was family, friends, other people who worked for the Celtics, players, pressing basketball business, or the media, he was watching "Five-O."...The media and others in basketball went crazy because they never could reach him between 4-5 pm EST time and sometimes they really had to, but he was unaccessable during that time. That is the hold the old show has over people.

When the new Five-O starts to inspire that type of loyalty from viewers than they can start saying they are a success. Until then, they have a LONG WAY TO GO.

Can you dig me Chick and OTTO?

Added: Friday 28 January 2011 08:05:27 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From I can only think of one man

Chick neva really dug ‘Branch Office’ that much. I prefer the mind-blowin moment when Steve- O confront his doppelganger in ‘90 Sec War.’ Or when brainstormin Steve & and The Boys figure out who behind the frame, then there’s the cut to that scene with Wo Fat poppin out of that mini-sub. Great, great stuff.

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 21:56:07 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

A little something hilarious I came across on YouTube trying to avoid doing any real work this evening...

Star Wars gets the Hawaii Five-O treatment...
bit.ly/ghek6K

Hawaii Five-O gets the Miami Vice treatment....
bit.ly/fhj5Ek

Yes, I know... blasphemy! Still, thought they were both pretty creative and fun.

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 19:13:28 PST


Submitted by: Kristin
From Massachusetts

If anyone is interested next week on PBS show Pioneers of Television is about Crime Dramas. Hawaii Five-O is include in this episode. The episode airs next Tuesday February 1, 2011 at 8pm or what ever time is on for you're local PBS station.

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 19:06:33 PST


Submitted by: P. Chickey
From Make 'em go ah..ah..ah

Jerry-Baybee - Nurse Kate Jackson flipped you on The Rookies, man? No doubt. Fo'got you run on both sides O' the law. You is one crazeee kat, baybeee!

P.Diddy?? How bouts Katy Perry as da Five- Zero's Sandi Wells :p

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 18:25:40 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Another Australian article about the new show...

http://bit.ly/dIpIov

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 17:51:51 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Just reading all these comments about what is coming up for the new show, really makes me want to see it...NOT!

To me it looks like they're getting desperate and grabbing at straws now to try to keep viewer interest going. I wonder when they are actually going to concentrate on fixing the problems with the show instead of bringing in big name guest stars to hide them.

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 17:47:03 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

More casting news from ca.eonline.com:

Hawaii Five-0: Danny's most important romantic foe has been cast! Reps tell us that Lone Star's Mark Deklin will play the role of Stan, Danny's ex-wife's Rachel's (Claire Van Der Boom) new husband, as well as Grace's stepfather on CBS' Hawaii Five-0. According to the original casting call, Stan is "a handsome, wealthy, international businessman who recorded a corrupt Housing Commissioner demanding a bribe and threatened to indict the man. Stan's behavior has unwittingly put Grace and Rachel in danger. He's humbled by Danny's anger and grateful for his help." Stan first appears in the Feb. 7 episode of H50, "E Malama."

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 15:57:54 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

ha ha, P. Shitty on Five-Faux! Sounds like perfect casting to me.

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 15:55:55 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

BRANCH OFFICE

funny to see Real Danno as the double w/ different voice and at the end Real Danno arrests the fakest looking Danno you'll ever see!

hilarious airport chase with cameron mitchell and great interrogation vs mitchell with the real 5-0 guys using the doubles' voices--how they did that?

"BOOK THEM ALL!!!"

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 14:46:37 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

If I get another Google Alert about P Diddy being on Five-0, I think I will scream. This is such a big deal it even made the news at the WWW site of CTV, one of Canada's TV networks.

So far there are 221 comments about the announcement concerning his appearance on the CBS Hawaii Five-0 Facebook page. Most of them are pretty negative. Here is a brief sample:

"Is Puffy going to be texting with a Windows 7 phone and driving a Chevy too? He seems more like a 4G Evo and gold Caddy kind of guy."

"Why are you putting this assclown on the show?"

"God, now they're going to ruin the show by bringing in that no-talent famewhore!"

"Eww. That's one way to make me not watch anymore."

Here is a story about his appearance, from nme.com:

P Diddy is to undergo weapons training as he prepares to play a detective on US cop drama Hawaii Five-O.

The Diddy-Dirty Money rapper, currently promoting new album 'Coming Home', will star in an episode of the recently revived show, set to air next month.

Diddy will play a New York detective called Reggie Williams, who goes to the Hawaii capital Honolulu to exact revenge on criminals who have wronged his family, reports MTV News.

The rap mogul will undertake weapons training and spend time working with a Navy SEAL in preparation for the role.

The episode will feature a number of songs from 'Coming Home'.

Hawaii Five-O originally ran from 1968 to 1980 on US cable channel CBS. It was recommissioned last year and began running again in September on the same channel. The episode that Diddy features in will air on February 6 in the UK on Sky One.

[Huh? How can this appear so soon in England? I thought the show was just starting to be seen in the U.K. Is this episode going to be pushed up in the schedule?]

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 11:28:56 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

I liked bendin' the law, Chick! Much like yourself, dig? But then I got stuck on that Kate Jackson and decided to go straight. She flipped me, man! But bay-bee, I got to do some more law breakin' in the 80s when I went up against the likes of Mr. T and Jan-Michael Vincent. And even Kate herself!

Added: Thursday 27 January 2011 10:04:28 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Book Em Danko!

Study N’ Rage definitely had some great moments, Boris. Hatch’s weird appearance might be why some folks got a beef, that spray on tan and he lay on the accent a little thick. But he really was convincing as a sympathetic psychotic. Quite an elaborate series a killins Mike Anapo plan out.

Waterfront Steal be another fave a the Chicken’s - JERRY Bay-bee. Kathy Belle done outdo Gretchen Corbett with that bikini beach scene & our boy Rich went for the Five-O hat trick with 3 great appearances. Much like yo’self, Jerry. Though you was under used as that swinger in Most Likely 2 Murda, we all definitely dug ya as that bitter malcontented war vet in “For a Million...Why Not?” Then you up and went to the mainland and went straight! Joined the Po-leece. Far out, Baby! :!cool:

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 21:45:05 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From Portsmouth, NH

Trivia -- Reference: Elizabeth Logue
Learned something new recently from the college buddy of Liz Logue. She told me that Liz's Hawaiian name, Malamalamaokalani, means "the rising sun in the heavens". The Hawaiian name was Elizabeth's friend is Kehaulani, which means "the morning dew of Heaven." She couldn't help but believe their close compatibility as friends years ago may ironically be linked to sharing names evoking similar meaning and imagery.

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 20:48:59 PST


Submitted by: L.B.
From Tennessee

One thing to keep in mind when discussing that the plots move too fast is that a drama episode today runs 42-43 minutes vs. 49-51 three or four decades ago.

This is true with the original Five-O episodes, as most usually ran 49-51 minutes in length, counting the beginning and ending credits. Most shows today have to almost skip the opening and ending credits to allow more time for the script. The new Five-O probably would not have an opening sequence at all except for the legendary status of the original theme song. This would explain why the producers shortened the new theme to 30 seconds from one minute.

The extra 6-9 minutes that older series enjoyed (due to not as many commercials being shown in those days) allowed for more plot development and a story that flowed better from one scene to the next. It also explains why reruns of the old Five-O series are not entertaining when shown on TV now, as scenes are eliminated to get down to the 42-43 minute limit.

One thing that should be added to the new series is the appearance of the wave prior to commercial breaks. This added more suspense to the original Five-O episodes. I suppose that would cut even further into their 42-43 minute limit that they are up against.

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 17:31:13 PST


Submitted by: Tony
From usa

btw speaking of the loud f---ing music that covers the actors talking-a friend has a setup that can block the music yet you hear the actors fine-but it's not a easy thing to intall. Now if we can just block the f---ing commercials-----

(sorry about the 'dashes' but I dont want to use the word "fucking" too much--)

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 17:17:34 PST


Submitted by: boris
From spfld ma

Remember the McG/Che exchange in A Woman's Work is with a Gun. It's hysterical. Something like,

"well, steve. It's a new technology but I can try to run a block filter on the image to see if we can get better resolution."

"how's that work?"

"well, it process pixel arrays and uses a cache of image structures from memory to reduce noise in the photo.

"che? english?"

"a photo is nothing but organized colored dots. the program cleans the dots up.

"that's better!"

it is?

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 14:23:05 PST


Submitted by: big H
From Raleigh, NC

"As for Five-Faux, no way, not ever. Not one frame has, or will, be seen on my television. Call me whatever you like. Viva Che Fong!"

I think Mr. Mike should award some kind of prize to the person that can come up with the total number of times McG said to Che...."Ok, Che, whadda we got"

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 14:06:22 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

Diddy comes to 5-0

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70P83M20110126

hmmm
he was awful in the CSI MIAMI episode.

he was ok in GET HIM TO THE GREEK

cop from another state or country teams with 5-0

hmm
shades of READY...AIM...?
cop in tokyo head to Hawaii and 5-0 gets on board.

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 13:37:59 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

Jerry Bay-bee is with you all the way on STUDY IN RAGE, Chick! It didn't quite make my TOP 5 list for season 7 but no doubt would make my TOP 10 list. And I have no clue why people complain about Richard Hatch - the man always had a slightly dark complexion to him. He looked quite Hawaiian to me. And didn't he play a Hawaiian in WATERFRONT STEAL as Tommy Lin? But no one seems to complain about him there. Is it the make-up they gave him in RAGE that everyone seems to always gripe about? Because even that didn't bother me. Just made him look more Hawaiian. And as for his performance I thought it was perfectly fine - very troubled and very sympathetic. No way you can compare Hatch to Mark Lenard in BABE RUTH whose performance truly was grating. And I agree with you on Tommy Tommy and Gretchen Corbett from ROCKFORD! :)

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 11:32:23 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Gorshin should have joined Rich Little in The Bells Toll at Noon for a battle of the celebrity impersonators...

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 10:58:17 PST


Submitted by: boris
From spfld ma

Thanks for the Rage chime-in, Chickie. I definitely thought that ep had some great moments. The hapa haole thing - didnt bother me. Hapa can look all kind of ways. I should know being hapa of two other races. Didnt Hatch look weird? He had this one dimensional glaze to him and strange coloring. Kind of American Psycho-esque. I liked the scene also at the country club when Danny is interviewing those professor types. "well, it was strange... One second were discussing the match and then he just sort of keeled over by the shower." Hee-larious.

Better than Branch Office which should get special shame for wasting Frank Gorshin.

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 10:40:56 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Sydney Morning Herald previews the new Hawaii Five-0 with two articles.

http://bit.ly/emjGdJ
http://bit.ly/f0UMq5

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 07:05:36 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Not Hawaii

Interesting speculation about what happened to the missing $10 million -- http://bit.ly/fRMAhQ

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 06:57:30 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Ratings-Harry-Law-1028318.aspx

After all the buzz about the buss on Castle, the ABC show wound up second in the the 10 o'clock hour to the upstart Harry's Law.

The NBC legal program, which debuted last week to 11 million viewers, pulled in nearly 10.4 million people for its second outing, while Castle only got 9.1 million. A Hawaii Five-0 rerun came in third with 6.5 million.

=====

This is very mediocre, especially after the huge ratings for the post-football game show. Or maybe people didn't know or didn't expect the show to be on Monday night?

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 06:54:22 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Seattle - The Mainland

Yeah, Rich Hatch as a hapa haole is quite a stretch. Gotta concede that point to you, Nadja. As for Sharon Farrell’s Lori, my own memories of Season 12 are kinda sketchy. Think I subconsciously tried to forget whatever eps I seen :!shake:

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 06:12:02 PST


Submitted by: Nadja
From Berlin

Actually there's no episode of the classic show I avoid because every ep has its good parts even if it's just for the reason of being kind of back in Hawai'i for 51 minutes, but Richard Hatch as hapa haole in "Study in Rage" is a true challenge for me and comes close to Sharon Farrell as Lori Wilson in season 12 whom I almost can't stand :!doh:

Added: Wednesday 26 January 2011 01:07:17 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From You wanna talk to Tommy Tommy, Boss?

Hey Boris, Mr. Hiram - I always dug “Study in Rage.” Thought our man Richard Hatch make a sympathetic sociopath and I always loved the way Steve-O and the team get to analyzin that shrink’s painting. Seemed a pretty unique investigative approach. Rage also got my fave Five-O featured player Alan Naluai aka Tommy Tommy.

I know you don’t dig it too much, Mister Mike. But hey - how bout addin an x-tra star cause it got that hot lawyer chick from Rockford Files? ;)

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 22:12:40 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Keepin it Real wit' Da Real Five-O

Shout outs to Nadja and Steve’s Girl. Thanks for the kind words, my friends.

You right KD - There’s Only One Five-O. True Dat! I’m witcha, brudda.

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 22:01:13 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From love you too Nadja. Big Chick and i will remain firm!

Lol "Caano" that's a good one. Again if only he somersaulted into a moving truck.

Hey Nadja. Don't worry Big Chick and I wil speak the truth. There is only one Five O. Look, I like AOL but not in this role...well I hope for the actors' sake they do renew...although, I think one more season and it will be done unless they really try harder. This is not Hawaii Five O it is just a show set in Hawaii...yes the music is loud for sure and it stinks....

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 21:24:24 PST


Submitted by: boris
From a study in springfield

Mr Hiram, i know Mike didnt like study in rage either.

I'd say it is mediocre but definitely i do not see why it is so terrible. It actually is believable and creepy and has a nice cheap feel to it.

I liked the ending, "I have a surprise to show you. You're going to like it."

"What surprise?"

"You'll see."

"What's this?"

"IT"S OUR HOUSE WHERE WE"RE GOING TO LIVE WHEN WE GET MARRIED."

I mean, c'mon. I'm in heaven.

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 20:52:00 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

A review of the new show from an Aussie TV website...

http://bit.ly/ebFj63

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 19:27:53 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

Tony: you gotta come around here more often. I never laughed so hard in the guestbook.

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 18:03:37 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

LOL, Tony, I couldn't have said it better myself! ;)

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 17:51:12 PST


Submitted by: tony
From usa

the "new" hawaii 5-0 sucks due to the fucking loud music thats played and you cant hardy ehar a fucking thing when the actors talk. Maybe thats the "new" thing to play muaic so we cant hear them talk? i keep my finger on the mute botton so when the music gets so loud its useless to try to hear what they are saying so i mute it for a bit. lots of other so called "action" dramas do the same-cover a probly fucking bad acting with music. So cut the fucking music when the actors are talking. Are you guys imbeciles? buncha fucking idiots. BTW my freinds say the same so it is true.

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 16:14:10 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

Well, I don't mind saying that Hawaii Five-O was the greatest show of all time. There may be shows which were written better, or with better acting. Whatever. Five-O is still the best!

As for Five-Faux, no way, not ever. Not one frame has, or will, be seen on my television. Call me whatever you like. Viva Che Fong!

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 15:28:14 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

don't think i have done this , i seen the whole season 7 set
still yet to finish 6 and 9

i have my fave top 10 5-0 shows for season 7:
10)SMALL WITNESS, LARGE CRIME
9)DIARY OF A GUN
8)YOUNG ASSASSINS
7)6000 DEADLY TICKETS (great chase at the end)
6)HOW TO STEAL A MASTERPIECE
5)WELCOME TO OUR BRANCH OFFICE (and its great ending where the cops arrest their doubles but Danno didn't arrest himself--lol)
4)A WOMAN'S WORK IS WITH A GUN
3)HOSTAGE
2)I'LL KILL EM AGAIN
1)WE HANG OUR OWN (great work by the late great leslie nielsen)

worst: bad richard hatch role in A STUDY IN RAGE

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 14:20:49 PST


Submitted by: Nadja
From Berlin

Big Chicken and KD: I love you guys ;) !

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 13:51:34 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Mr. Mike says: "By the way, what's with that stunt where "Caano" recently did a somersault rolling out of the moving car? Reminds me of the incredible stunt with Danno in Death's Name is SAM."

The first (and second) time I watched this, I thought it was Scott Caan. But after slowing it down and pausing it, you can see it's the stunt man and then a quick edit to Scott getting up from the roll.

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 13:23:27 PST


Submitted by: Paula
From the remake

I was able to watch the remake for the first time the other day, all I can say is that I didn't like it. And this has nothing to do with me liking the Original show. I just found the remake boring and the story very unrealistic.
The new McGarrett... bleh.
Aloha

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 12:30:57 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

H50 has NOT been renewed for a second season yet. CBS has made no announcements regarding renewal/cancellation of their freshman shows. I'm guessing no news until after February sweeps.

This is correct. There was an article in the Hollywood Reporter which said the show was renewed for a second season. This was promptly denounced by TV By the Numbers shortly after, saying this was in error, and the author of the earlier story had confused the fact the new Five-O was picked up for a full FIRST season.

According to a friend of mine who is a TV critic, he says that CBS typically will announce new season's renewals at the VERY LAST MINUTE, which often means in May close to or at the end of the season.

I find Danno very annoying and every week look forward to him being injured.

LOL, KD MCG!

By the way, what's with that stunt where "Caano" recently did a somersault rolling out of the moving car? Reminds me of the incredible stunt with Danno in Death's Name is SAM.

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 11:06:50 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Uh, Robert, did I ever say anywhere that Hawaii Five-O (the old show) was the greatest TV show of all time? Seriously -- I didn't!

There is quite a lot I don't like about the old show. You might like to take the time to read some of the "anal-ysis" I have done on this (I get the impression you have not).

For example, let's take season two. I was watching Forty Feet High and It Kills yesterday to refresh my memory about this show (a 4 star show) after watching the tsunami show on Sunday.

Here are the ratings for season two (a true "classic" season, if there ever was one):

0 stars - 1 (Babe Ruth, soon to be demoted)
1-1/2 stars - 1
2 stars - 7
2-1/2 stars - 2
3 stars - 1
3-1/2 stars - 8
4 stars - 4

So 11 out of 24 episodes are 2-1/2 stars or less! That hardly means I am getting payoffs from Jack Lord's estate.

If the Internet was around in the days of the old show, I have a feeling that I wouldn't be on Leonard Freeman's Christmas card list, any more than I am on Peter Lenkov's...

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 10:49:34 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From Thanks Big Chicken..the law is cool

Thanks Big Chicken. Oh my fellow friends I know the producers don't listen. The new Five-0 looks very cheap; oh and yes, I do watch it. If you read one of my old posts the one with Wo Fat was a good episode, but there is no real consistency. Sorry, but i find Danno very annoying and every week look forward to him being injured.

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 10:07:03 PST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From Germany

@ Big Chicken "How do you expext to run..."

Great quote, Big Chicken, thank you for that.

I tried to watch the only episode of Five-Zero I would be able to catch during my stay in Honolulu, honestly...
but fell asleep during the first commercial break. So, it
couldn't have been sooo exciting.
Will try again when Five-Zero will be shown in Germany which is said to happen during the first quarter of this year.

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 08:46:30 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

Mr. Scorpio....H50 has NOT been renewed for a second season yet. CBS has made no announcements regarding renewal/cancellation of their freshman shows. I'm guessing no news until after February sweeps.

And Peter Lenkov reads this guestbook? Really? He cares what 25 die hard fans of the original show who wouldn't have liked the new version if he had personally paid them $1000/ep to watch think? Good to know. I'll have to suck up more...I got a script I'd like him to read. :D

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 08:33:01 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Jack Lord Country

Mr. Scorpio, are you comparing this current police drama - which coincidentally is also set in Hawaii, and PUZZLINGLY has misappropriated the name of a famous TV cop show - to the immortal Hawaii Five-O? Respectfully, have you taken leave of your senses, sir?

Allow me to follow up on our friend KD MG’s impassioned plea to Mr. Lenkov. I would add: Mr. Lenkov, sir, please stop embarrassing yourself with this “pretend” Five-O.

Please allow the Chicken to share a quote with you from the character Omar Little, of another great Police Drama "The Wire.” And allow me to also address this quote/question to Mr. Lenkov.

Ah-hem, Mr. Lenkov, sir:

“How you expect to run with the wolves at night when you spend all day sparring with the puppies?”

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 08:22:51 PST


Submitted by: Maxine
From Brooklyn

RobertScorpio, I would suggest you read down through the comments in this forum, which will give you a good idea of the many and varied "issues" MANY of us have with the new 5-0. A lot of the same complaints come up over and over again. I don't think people are LOOKING for things not to like about it. And these reactions are from people who love, if not obsess over the original show. As for kick-backs, no way... NO WAY! As McGarrett would say, NO DEALS!

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 08:22:23 PST


Submitted by: RobertScorpio
From San Diego

Well, sad to see that the reviews of FIVEO on this website continue to be biased against this new show. Mike oh Mike, what is your issue with this new show? It pretty much got good reviews across the board; except for the one place I'd expect to see them...here.

The episode was 2 stars? Man, I went back to see some reviews of the older show that got 3 stars and this one was just as good, or if not better, than most of them.

At least it got picked up for another season. Must make you angry that this show is making, and is getting better each outing. Is the ghost of Jack Lord paying you kick-back money? :D

Added: Tuesday 25 January 2011 07:45:11 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Seattle, Washington

Hey Rainbow Warrior – can’t recall if WOR aired Five-O multiple times a day but when they was on I was watchin em. First ep I ever saw was “Nightmare in Blue” during a hot New York August. Channel 9 was airin them at 6PM. My Pops was mad that I wouldn’t have dinner at the table cause I had to be at the TV every nite to catch the Five-O. Later, I use to catch episodes after school just like you, and when they was on at midnite I taped em on VHS. Use to get home from school to catch them 3PM airings. Like you say - we Brothers In The Five-O, man.

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 21:56:44 PST


Submitted by: Steven Ferrell
From PA

The new Hawaii 5-O Dano character is very annoying to say the least. I can't stand him. The original Dano was much more laid back and more respectful of McGarrett. What were the producers thinking when they created the new Dano character. This guy looks and acts like a candy ass all the way! He is ruining the show.

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 19:37:32 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From what happened"

Mr. Lenkov-I know you read this forum-so here's what I think. I respect what you are trying to do but the novelty is wearing off slowly. Ummm you say in the article that you wanted to bring the show to a new audience. If they want to see the original they just need to watch a DVD. The magic of the original is not there because of many changes made and the casting isn't that solid. MCG has lost his edge replaced by somebody whose portrayai lacks the charm. The original worked because if the lack of background characterization and there was an obvious mystique to each. Here we see bed-hopping. The show's pace is too fast and really doesn't need to be.

I watch it but I don't think it is spectacular by any stretch but it works as a 'serious' parody which lacks the writing of the original.

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 19:09:13 PST


Submitted by: theresa
From western new york

There's a fun discussion about hawaii 50, original and redux on trip advisor's Oahu forum. It's under "violent crime in Oahu. TIC."

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 18:45:20 PST


Submitted by: Maxine
From Brooklyn

Just saw the S10 episode "A Short Walk on the Longshore" in which the moustachioed, bewigged McGarrett, undercover as "Riley," looks to me quite a bit like spaghetti western actor Franco Nero.

Speaking of Season 10, why is the Governor such a - for lack of a better word - pussy in these episodes?

1. In "A Cop on the Cover" the Governor, being hungry for good PR, bows down to the annoying Newsworld reporter and gives her full access to McGarrett's operations even in the middle of a serious investigation.

2. In "Tread the King's Shadow" he lets a rich businessman browbeat him into making a priority out of a little nothing pseudo-kidnapping case. Why? He's terrified of the "political dynamite."

3. In "The Big Aloha," another case where rich people are involved, hence everything is of major importance, the trembling Governor pleads with McGarrett to use "discretion and diplomacy." Because, again, we're dealing with rich people.

4. In "A Short Walk on the Longshore" he lets a loudmouth union boss threaten him and set Five-0's criminal investigation agenda.

5. In "Deadly Doubles" he has McGarrett sit with him at the tennis tournament because, as Mr. Mike says, he either "needs protection or he was just lonely."

6. On top of all of this he twice lets regular civilians call him "Phil" or "Philip." Which isn't even his real name!

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 14:35:00 PST


Submitted by: Lady Oscar
From Los Angeles

I was having way too much trouble with suspension of disbelief during this episode. The real tsunami evacuation zone is only a couple of blocks deep--Honolulu is a very steep city. The biggest thing that happens when there’s a tsunami alert is that every boat which will float puts out to sea (which looks pretty cool). For the tsunami last year they said they weren’t evacuating the hotels in Waikiki because it would be pretty much impossible to get everyone out in a timely manner, so they just told everyone to go to higher floors. The scenes of traffic on the H-1 just looked like regular rush hour!

Then, the tsunami center security system logs and stores password keystrokes (which strikes me as a serious security risk) and the scientist guy can’t even think up a better message than “1015”? How about “tsunamiwarningisfake”? And a message aimed at a dish by a satellite is being overridden from the ground? And no one at any of the other monitoring areas around the world is calling Hawaii and saying “dude, your estimates are whacked!”? I dunno, maybe I’m just mad because thanks to the football I missed the end of the episode when the timer cut off. :p

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 13:29:21 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

oops, forgot to add the scott knee injury which was written into the 5-0 script , bloggers wrote his dad in THE KILLER ELITE showed knee injury and a cane.

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 13:09:10 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

thanks Mike, yep the owl line for HEAT

i wish McG would call Hale last nite, "THIEF!" see? another Caan movie and THIEF is his masterpiece.

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 13:03:45 PST


Submitted by: Mediocrity in Action
From Albuquerque

Trivia for Kai e'e:

The time of the false tsunami warning is the same time as the false warning in "40 Feet High and it Kills" - 10:15.

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 10:49:03 PST


Submitted by: KDMCG
From banter...blah blah blah

I agree with Mr. Mike's rating. This wasn't a great show-it was too fast. We should have seen Wo Fat at the end rubbing his hands. I loved Dennis Chun and Al Harrington's cameo-Dennis reminds me so much of Kam Fong and actually would have played a better veteran Chin Ho as per the original pilot script!

Banter: yes those who allude to this-it is annoying! The problem is Scott Caan said he would leave if they didn't add the bromance angle--ummm so leave!

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 10:43:36 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From sure sure

Peter Lenkov talks about Hawaii Five-0 in the middle of an article about The Mechanic (upcoming movie) http://bit.ly/hqPGjH

This article has some interesting quotes.

"The original 'Hawaii Five-O' was a gift basket full of coolness and awesomeness," he said. "In its day, it was cutting-edge television, and unless you strive to deliver that coolness week to week, what's the point of putting it on the air?"

YOU BET IT WAS!

[...]

Lenkov faced an even greater challenge - even if it's just for the theme song, more people were aware of the Jack Lord version of "Hawaii Five-O." Certainly Lenkov was, but decided to do it anyway.

"For me, it's (a way) to introduce a great piece of material to a whole new audience," he said. "It's been 42 years since 'Hawaii Five-O' first aired. Why not give the TV audience that never had the chance to watch the original the opportunity to enjoy something that worked so well?"

Translation: To basically discredit the original by changing MCG's persona and so on and of course to profit from a great legacy!

The trick, of course, is to make the new version work well, too.

"It's a difficult task, for sure," Lenkov said, "but what you try to do is look for a way to add value to the franchise. I felt we could help better flesh out the 'Five-O' universe by better understanding the characters, so I made that the focus when it came time to write the pilot script. For the most part, what worked in the original stayed the same, despite a face-lift to freshen it up for modern audiences."

What value? CSI has better pacing.

So does McGarrett still say, "Book 'em, Danno?" as he did in the original series?

Absolutely.

Ummm...only yesterday's ep-the last few have been bereft

And you know why?

To make more money!

Because it's cool. Now and then.

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 10:40:24 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Okay, so since I went off-topic in my previous post, thought I'd better post a HF0 comment. Although I loved the ending of the show, I thought they should have shown one of the previous shows in that highlighted time spot last night. There were definitely some good moments in the show but it was almost predictable that the tsunami warnings were fake. But in the end when McGarrett came out of the governor's office, I tried to read McGarrett's face to see the end result. Had no idea the money was all still there. Beautiful set-up for future episodes. Maybe that's why they chose to use that episode last night. Go figure.

By the way, Mr. Mike, is the new security code using "Steven" instead of "Steve" a nod to the funny way Danno used it in recent epiosodes?

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 10:12:13 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO (Die-hard Steeler fan)

Theresa (Western New York) says: "Go Steelers! Born in Pittsburgh."

Amen. The other Barbara (from Pittsburgh) and this Barbara (originally from Pittsburgh but now in Chicago) are very happy about this. Can't say that I'm surprised you being from New York and Rainbow Warrior (also from New York) are supportive of the Steelers. Many polls, studies show that the Steelers have the largest fanbase outside of Pittsburgh than any other franchise. Interesting. I left Pittsburgh 18 years ago but still hold season tickets which my family uses. Anyway, go Steelers!

Sorry Mr. Mike for going off-topic but I didn't initiate this. [Tsk! Tsk!] Just responding.

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 10:03:57 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Speaking of references to older movies, in the previous show where McGarrett and Danno were confronting the blonde dame at the airport, she said "Who?" and Danno said something like "What are we, an owl?"

This is similar to a line in the movie Heat said by Al Pacino's character:

Vincent Hanna: Who? Who? What are you, a f***ing owl?

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 09:16:51 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

the missing 10 mil? Wo Fat working with the Govr? interesting last scene. ah yes, 2 mentions of james caan movies.

1)Scott says "sleeping with the fishes" , you know the movie!

2)Kono said something about the baddies "hide in plain sight"--another James Caan movie.

more Kamekona, he's cool! devote a whole (comedic?) episode on him.

we all thought that was the tsunami crashing thru the warehouse door in promos. just a darn forklift. the McG - Danno bickering---doesn't bother me. i like it.

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 08:13:23 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

A disturbing sign:

If you used to go to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB, http://www.imdb.com) and entered either Hawaii Five-O (oh) or Hawaii Five-0 (zero), the first Hawaii Five-O in the list would be the old show.

Now it is the new show... :!surprised:

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 06:58:53 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Interesting IMDB threads:

What's the deal with the missing $10 million:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600194/board/thread/177150677

Elissa should replace Grace Park (?!?!?)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600194/board/thread/176658777

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 06:55:23 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From New York, NY

TO Otto:

I wasn't expecting much from "Cocoon" having never seen it, and I know you didn't consider it a "real" episode for many reasons, but I was extremely impressed when I saw it. I found it EXTREMELY relevant still today with the rivalry between China and the US still going on which was illustrated by the visit of China's president to the US last week where our disagreements with China were brought out. I doubt if the new Five-O 43 years later will still have that type of relevancy in the future.

To Big Chicken:

Yes, growing up in Boston I received both New York stations, WPIX channel 11, and WOR channel 9, so WOR was a go-to whenever I needed a Five-o fix. The NBC affliate used to air it once a day in Boston at 4 pm, which I always watched when I got home from school, but WOR i believe( correct me if I'm wrong, aired it three times a day, I think,) so whenever I needed a fix WOR was there. When I moved to New York, in the early nineties, I was sick and home from work for two weeks and caught it on WOR at three in the afternoon. So you and I are brothers in many ways :)

I agree with all of the complaints about the constant bickering of the "new Danny Williams" with McGarrett ruining the new show. I like it when the show is serious as it does grab me, but when the idiotic bickering of Caan's character begins, I roll my eyes and say, this S---!I want Caan out as Williams, because it sounds from an interview that was posted here that he wants to dialogue to keep him "involved."...Keep the audience involved stop the lameness of the dialogue. I am also impressed with the new Kono and Chin and like the portrayal's there. The old show was made by adults for adults, the new show when it adds the pointless dialogue between Caan and AOL seems to be made by immature "kids" fo immature "kids."

Congrats to all the Steelers and Packers fans! Two great franchises who deserve to go to the SuperBowl, and the rest of us don't have to put up with the Patriots or Jets!

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 06:51:29 PST


Submitted by: Theresa
From Western New York

I watched H50 last night for the first time in a long time. Still not impressed. I can't stand the constant bickering. It makes me want to yell for Steve and Danno to just Shut Up! I guess it's supposed to pass for dialogue but I find it very, very annoying. Won't even mention what is supposed to pass for music and the colors....
Go Steelers! Born in Pittsburgh.

Added: Monday 24 January 2011 06:01:58 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

General Hospital has been on and off here for years and I know about Tristan Rogers and Rick Springfield - two Aussies who appeared on the show. Rick Springfield is more well-known here for his music then his acting. Most people wouldn't know who Tristan Rogers is.

Whenever an Aussie makes it to an overseas show or movie we've heard about it, however how many of them still don't become popular or even that well known especially if they are in a US soap. The only US soaps that have appeared consistently on Aussie TV have Days of Our Lives; The Young and the Restless; and The Bold and the Beautiful. All the rest have either not been or that weren't popular and were taken off air. Most daytime soaps now air on cable TV. DOOL and TBATB are the only ones on free-to-air which the majority of Aussies watch.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 22:49:13 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

S-P-0-I-L-E-R-S!!!

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/reviews/five0s01e15review.htm

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 22:42:47 PST


Submitted by: Kristin
From Massachusetts

The girl playing the daughter of the guy kidnapped in this episode is the singer Joanna "Jojo" Levesque who is from Foxboro, Massachusetts.

http://imdb.to/apRgkC

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 22:20:13 PST


Submitted by: RobertScorpio
From San Diego

Julie...from Australia..

I was a big fan, well I still am a big fan, of Tristan Rogers. I was a very avid viewer of General Hospital when his legendary character, Robert Scorpio, was the cool WSB agent out to stop whackos from freezing the world and things like that. I'm not sure how big Rogers is down there in Australia, which I had the fortune of visiting twice while in the navy, but up here, for time, he was a pretty big deal, having made it big here before Mr. Croc'dile dundee..

Rob

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 21:55:29 PST


Submitted by: RobertScorpio
From San Diego

Julie, I have every episode of the old show released thus far. I am proud to admit my 16 year old daughter has a crush on Jack Lord! And yes, the episode you are referring to, with Will Geer at his best, was a great WOFAT episode.

This Wofat, if he is indeed behind what happened in tonight' episode, doesn't seem to me to be an agent of the Chinese government, or some mercenary, as Wofat became toward the end of the old series. Indeed, some of Wofat's schemes (the one where Victor from Young and the Restless uses mind control) are a bit, well, campy..which was great back then.

I for one can wait to see where they are taking this new wofat, who IMO, is being portrayed, thus far, just fine by the chairman of the board.

Rob

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 21:51:16 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

RobertScorpio: "this makes Wofat a very interesting player in this Hawaii Five-0's universe."

He already was in the original series and that's why they bought him into the new one. An appearance of Wo Fat in an episode always made it more interesting than it already was...you would know this if you have ever watched of these episodes. Try watching "40 Feet High and It Kills!" from season 2, where Wo Fat is the man behind a fake Tsunami alert.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 21:30:20 PST


Submitted by: L.B.
From Nashville, TN

I just watched the new Hawaii Five-O for the first time tonight (“Kaie'e Tidal Wave”). I had seen the previews and figured this would be a good episode to introduce me to the new series. While the episode was pretty good, this show does not compare at all favorably to the original series. The tenth season episode of the original series with a similar plot line, “Tsunami”, was a much better episode than this new one. And, that 1977 episode was far from one of the original series’ best.

The most obvious difference in the two series to me was that of the McGarrett character. Jack Lord played the part in a much more convincing and realistic manner than does Alex O’Loughlin. The constant bickering between McGarrett and Danno in this new version also becomes annoying very, very quickly. Danno’s constant questioning of McGarrett’s ability and reasoning makes O’Loughlin’s character look weak compared to Jack Lord’s. Can you imagine if the original Danno had questioned Lord’s McGarrett in this manner?

I was more impressed with the new Chin and Kono characters than I was with Danno and McGarrett. They seemed to know their stuff and actually respected their boss. The new show would be much better without the sarcasm of Danny’s character and with better music (Mr. Mike is correct, it is horrible). Still, the original 1968-1980 series is light years ahead of this reincarnation in terms of quality.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 20:49:48 PST


Submitted by: Neal S
From Utah

Love the show, but the dialog of Dano and his character are really annoying. If we stop watching that will be why.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 20:33:40 PST


Submitted by: RobertScorpio
From San Diego

Wow...what an interesting twist at the end of tonight's TIDAL WAVE episode. I pretty much think I know who is behind the mysterious $10 million dollar mystery; and if it is indeed Wofat, this makes Wofat a very interesting player in this Hawaii Five-0's universe.

I love when any show uses continuity to tell its story. The old show used it, at times, but this show is really weaving a very interesting scope of a story. Loving it more each and every week.

Rob

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 20:25:03 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Mr. Mike, I know the actress you are talking about. She was in an Aussie police TV series here for a number playing a police officer, so I can understand why they might have been interested in her.

I hadn't heard about this but I do know her husband/partner (I think they got married - can't remember) has just started a new show on cable TV here so maybe this might have had something to do with her not getting the role.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 15:35:43 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From Newport Beach

The Lovejoy's are kicked off the rock by McG. They can't help themselves but to try one more con. While in the back of the car on the way to the airport, "...driver? ..oh driver? ...shot of Ben holding up his badge while he keeps his eyes on the road. C-L-A-S-S-I-C Five-0 non processed driving shot.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 15:30:12 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From What a thing to do, it was all yellow...

Thought the same thing, Rick, without no map or screen how they know which way to go? But hey – maybe the urinesque tint of the nu Five-Zero that Dalen mentioned is Lenkoff's tribute to the yellow bulb. No doubt, it’s why the new show lack direction :D

Hey Otto, speakin a cold ones, Hawaii’s iconic Primo beer is back in the Isles and back on the shelves here on the left coast. Think that was Chin Ho’s fave, if you watch the scene in Chin’s garage in “Rest in Peace” he got a couple cases stacked up!

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 11:32:31 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

Big Chick and I must have been on the same wavelength last night. After i got the kiddo to sleep i cracked a couple cold ones and watched "Mother's Deadly Helper", from my Xmas gift of S-6. It was great.

It's not often that i find a 'goof, oddity, or trivia' that MJQ hasn't already mentioned but i found one interesting bit. When Che isolates the background sound of the pinball arcade, he plays the tape for McG. He rewinds the tape repeatedly, but when the tape rewinds, you can hear that they used a different sound source. VOICES. I guess the real tape rewinding didn't have enough of a 'rewinding' sound. Check it out. It's so obvious once you notice.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 10:42:23 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From Newport Beach

Ha!... the tracking light bulb on the dash! That really bugged the shit out of me! I yell at the TV whenever they use it. When they start to lose the signal how do they know which way to go to get back on track? I hate that effing red light bulb more than anything else in the entire twelve sesons.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 09:53:03 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From Newport Beach

Curious choice of Hawaii Five-0 as an example of how cool cars used to be. For the most part they seemed to use and re-use, due to the remote location, whatever was available. Many of which had considerable body damage. Of course there was McG's iconic Mercury and a few exotics like the Datsun 2000 in NOT MUCH DIFFERENT, and the Boss 429 (I think) Mustang that Filer used to make his getaway in OVER FIFTY... but mostly it was just a bunch of big boxy sedans from the 1970's. Not exactly the golden age of the American automobile.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 09:36:12 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Quote of the Day:

http://www.nolanchart.com/article8293.html

Get a copy of Hawaii Five-O of the seventies and look at the cars ... which would you rather own, the old ones, or the jokes running around today? Yep, that's progress.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 09:12:22 PST


Submitted by: Dalen Quaice
From Burbank, CA, USA

"For the most part, what worked in the original stayed the same, despite a face-lift to freshen it up for modern audiences."

Yes, the urinesque (yellow) tint, fluorescent flora, and blown-out Hawaiian skyline certainly freshens it for the modern audience! :p

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 08:44:01 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Aussie news:

From Aussie newspaper:

ACTOR Tasma Walton was offered lead role in the big budget US drama series Hawaii Five-O, but had to turn it down because she could not get a US working visa in time.

Julie, do you know anything about this? Presumably this is the role that Larisa Oleynik ended up getting.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 08:41:44 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Peter Lenkov talks about Hawaii Five-0 in the middle of an article about The Mechanic (upcoming movie) http://bit.ly/hqPGjH

This article has some interesting quotes.

"The original 'Hawaii Five-O' was a gift basket full of coolness and awesomeness," he said. "In its day, it was cutting-edge television, and unless you strive to deliver that coolness week to week, what's the point of putting it on the air?"

[...]

Lenkov faced an even greater challenge - even if it's just for the theme song, more people were aware of the Jack Lord version of "Hawaii Five-O." Certainly Lenkov was, but decided to do it anyway.

"For me, it's (a way) to introduce a great piece of material to a whole new audience," he said. "It's been 42 years since 'Hawaii Five-O' first aired. Why not give the TV audience that never had the chance to watch the original the opportunity to enjoy something that worked so well?"

The trick, of course, is to make the new version work well, too.

"It's a difficult task, for sure," Lenkov said, "but what you try to do is look for a way to add value to the franchise. I felt we could help better flesh out the 'Five-O' universe by better understanding the characters, so I made that the focus when it came time to write the pilot script. For the most part, what worked in the original stayed the same, despite a face-lift to freshen it up for modern audiences."

So does McGarrett still say, "Book 'em, Danno?" as he did in the original series?

Absolutely.

And you know why?

Because it's cool. Now and then.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 07:52:05 PST


Submitted by: Steven
From Miami

Eighth Season Top 5:

5) Target? The Lady
4) Turkey Shoot at Makapuu
3) Retire in Sunny Hawaii---Forever
2) Honor is an Unmarked Grave
1) Murder--Eyes Only

I'm quite the S8 fan--perhaps we'll have a "rank the seasons" discussion--

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 05:43:25 PST


Submitted by: Nadja
From Berlin

My favorite driving scene is from "Hookman" when McGarrett follows Stoner to the pier. It's like you're driving yourself there, really great.

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 03:55:31 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From On the Road with Steve N’ Danno

Yo, Mr. Mike, afta a few microbrews it came to me – best Five-O drivin scene where the camera is strapped on to the side or the front of the car – Gots too be “ Joker's Wild” with the straight up shots of Steve n’ Danno drivin with that 60’s era light bulb GPS on the dash. That’s got my vote, man.

Now gonna have another brew and watch some mo’ Five-O!

Added: Sunday 23 January 2011 00:32:31 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

I'm a little more than halfway through season 10 and I've noticed that at some point during this season there was a major changeove in the producers of the show. Long time producers (they also did other duties on the show during the early years), James Heinz and Douglas Green both disappear and we have a new bunch of producers.

Some of these producers also didn't last long - B.W. Sandefur was only around for 3 episodes; Fred Baum was producer for 2 episodes and supervising producer for 3 episodes.

In previous seasons the producers stayed the same throughout the whole, so I guess there must have been something gone on behind the scenes to cause this turnover in producers - something that may have contributed to the downhill run of the show.

Added: Saturday 22 January 2011 22:11:17 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Sea-Town

Apologies, Mr. Mike but I thought you see Jack in the car when he roll past the fountain. Just watched “Cop on The Cover,” its got a long scene of verbal joustin with Steve and Terri in the Mercury Grand where the scenery seem to be flyin by.

Added: Saturday 22 January 2011 21:36:43 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Uh, I couldn't care less about scenes which just show McGarrett or whoever driving from afar, like past the Dillingham fountain. I am talking about those scenes which illustrate that "this is not a process shot," where the camera is strapped on to the side or the front of the car.

Added: Saturday 22 January 2011 21:24:08 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Patch Me thru To McGarrett

Hey Rick - great screen cap from Taxin Affair. That is jarrin when Cavel look up and Steve n’ Danno be right there. And like you say, RingFire - it’s the younger/prettier Steve & Danno circa 68! Great analysis, Mister Mike. Always laugh when I see that scene thinkin a your description.

Favorite Five-O drivin scenes? How bout the ubiquitous footage of McGarrett drivin by the fountain in Kapiolani Park or past the Ala Wai Canal, for one.

Personally, I always dug the complex tailin/surveillance ops Steve would orchestrate, using the whole team and many intercepts at different streets. If McG wasn’t on the road hisself, he’d be runnin the show over the radio from his office.

Dog Em' Chin

Added: Saturday 22 January 2011 19:06:33 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

I love how in TAXING AFFAIR McG & Danno magically turn younger in Cavell's mirror. That's a season 1 shot of McG & Danno. :D

Added: Saturday 22 January 2011 18:56:04 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

Ringfire: Oh, THAT Jerry. Yes, i love when his voice quavers and he says, "Ya gotta do it, Bobby!" Definitely a classic creep.

And how about "The Ways of Love" for driving scenes? I know it's not in the city, but still the urgency is felt in that opening scene!

Added: Saturday 22 January 2011 14:37:11 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From Newport Beach

Of course they did use a few:

bit.ly/iiB4tS

From your analysis of MURDER IS A TAXING AFFAIR...

"This show contains a rare process shot when Cavel is being tailed by Five-O. How much closer can McGarrett and Danno get, judging by Porter's rear view mirror? It looks like they are in the rear seat of Porter's stolen car!"

Added: Saturday 22 January 2011 14:26:53 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

While we are talking about "favorites," what are your favorite driving scenes in the old Five-O which illustrate how cool it looks when they do NOT use projected backdrops?

There are plenty of such sequences to choose from.

Two of my favorites are the one where Paul Colburn (Bruce Boxleitner) is driving with his evil girl friend, the Japanese terrorist Asuko Sunada (Suesie Elene) in The Capsule Kidnapping; another is where McGarrett picks up Lee Mei (Irene Yah-Ling Sun) outside her father's house in Yes, My Deadly Daughter.

Jeff brings another to my attention in The Second Shot, where McGarrett, Klaus Marburg and Lemira's daughter are driving while McGarrett explains to Marburg his theories of why someone tried to knock him off. They must have filmed this scene 4-5 times judging by all the different camera angles. There is even a possible goof, because you see the ocean behind McGarrett at one point, and later you see what I think is the ocean behind Marburg, who is in the passenger seat. This suggests they turned the car around and kept filming while driving back in the other direction on the same road (unless they were driving on a peninsula of some kind).

Added: Saturday 22 January 2011 14:03:40 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

Yes, Otto. Vic Reese was indeed a Shakespearean villain. I mean the twisted psycho even recites Shakespeare's "Ariel" as the woman's body sinks to the oceans depths. Gives me the willies every time I see that scene! And Jerry of course is the far-out Sam Melville from "Tiger by the Tail". Y'dig, baby?

Added: Saturday 22 January 2011 13:03:17 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Hard to decide the order. So here are my favorites:

* Case Against McGarrett
* Murder - Eyes Only
* Retire in Sunny Hawaii - Forever
* Touch of Guilt
* Honor is an Unmarked Grave

Added: Saturday 22 January 2011 09:06:13 PST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From Germany

My top 5 from Season 8 in no particular order are

The Case Against McGarrett
A Touch of Guilt
Honor is an Unmarked Grave
Loose Ends Get Hit
Wooden Model of a Rat

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 21:38:42 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Jack Lord Country

Oh yeah, the Top 5 from 8

1) Murder Eyes Only
2) Touch O Guilt
3) Case Against McG
4) Waterfront Steal
5) Termination: Xtreme Prejudice

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 21:01:33 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Jack IS Lord

Hey Rainbow Warrior - Yeah, Cocoon be pretty mind-blowin, what with all the cloak n' dagger and as you mentioned, Jack’s super-intense portrayal of Steve.

I think you hit it when you say "it looked effortless." For me, watchin the pilot and that fantastic first season the essence of the show was right there - it all just clicked and came together, and it seemed so fresh, so vital. I envy you, man, seein Cocoon with fresh eyes, all re-stored in glorious color on them DVDs. Gotta say, it makes for quite an opening chapter.

One more great line from the pilot:

“Don’t you Ever put a tail on me!”

BTW - I too grew up watchin them syndicated eps on WOR in NYC. Aftanoons, evenins & late nites I caught the Five-O airing on Channel 9.

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 20:57:34 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

Rick, thanks, that's great, especially how the hula babe shot runs longer. And don't worry, i closed my eyes during the vulgar commercial. I will not see one frame of that bogusness.

Ringfire, can we say that Victor Reese is a 'Shakespearean Villain'? Kmac rocks that ep! And which episode is Jerry in? I forget...

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 20:54:45 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Here are my top 5 for season 8 - no particular order...

Retire in Sunny Hawaii...Forever
A Touch of Guilt
Deadly Persuasion
McGarrett Is Missing
Wooden Model of a Rat

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 17:33:00 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

"Kevin McCarthy in Full Fathom is beautiful. One of my favorite villains." -- True that, Otto! True that!!! Sometimes even Jerry Bay-Bee himself is jealous of that smooth cat! Far out!

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 16:08:31 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From Newport Beach

Otto, this is the COCOON opening...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXfyhqXxf3E

Warning: You'll have to get through a commercial for the five-zero reboot first.

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 16:08:11 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From Cocoon

HA HA, Mr. Mike finally jumped on the Top Five train! I wonder if his picks jibe with his ratings, because opinions can change over the years. I'll take a look.

To Rainbow: I need to see Cocoon again. I've only seen it twice, quite a while back. I don't consider it a real Five-O episode, but it's cool. Is the opening credit montage considerably different? Now i look forward to seeing it again.

Kevin McCarthy in Full Fathom is beautiful. One of my favorite villains.

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 15:24:33 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From Newport Beach

Top Five S8... with the exception of S12, S8 is probably my least favorite.

In order of air date:

Murder-Eyes Only
A Touch of Guilt
Retire In Sunny Hawaii-Forever
Wooden Model of A Rat
Legacy of Terror

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 12:29:00 PST


Submitted by: Elaine
From Watertown. MA

Mr. Mike: workin' my way through Season 10: Last night I saw Angel in Blue and for the most part liked it, EXCEPT for the ending! Sheesh! Here's this lady cop, Bates, with all this experience in vice (narcotics, organized crime) from LA, supposedly an excellent marksman and first in her class in hand to hand combat, and what does she do when the bad guy (Surfer) is about to shoot her and Kimo? She hits Surfer over the head with a Tiki to knock him silly and then instead of picking up his GUN and arresting the bleeder, she and Kimo make a run for it. Where were her martial art skills? Where was her cop mentality? Surfer would have been a great collar! She does none of the things that a trained police woman should do and McGarrett ends up jumping out of a helicopter to rescue her from Surfer. That was just so lame...it would have been so much better if Bates had done her job...instead, Kimo gets killed and McG to a very unbelievable rescue. Who says we fans of the classics can't find faults with the iconic series. The ending ruined, and I mean, ruined, an otherwise okay episode. Don't remember what you gave this ep, but I'll give it a 2....just because of the nice scenary...

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 12:13:29 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

In no particular order:

Murder - Eyes Only
Retire in Sunny Hawaii -- Forever
Honor is an Unmarked Grave
A Touch of Guilt
The Case Against McGarrett

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 11:52:17 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

Ok, folks. It's that time again. What are your TOP 5 eppies from SEASON 8?

Here are mine:

1) "McGarrett is Missing" - dir. Bruce Bilson
2) "Deadly Persuasion" - dir. Allen Reisner
3) "Retire... in Sunny Hawaii... Forever" - dir. Bruce Bilson
4) "The Case Against McGarrett" - dir. Charles Dubin
5) "The Capsule Kidnapping" - dir. Bernard McEveety

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 11:10:08 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From New York, NY

To OTTO, Big Chicken, and Mr. Mike( although this will probably bore him because it's old ground that he covered a long time ago.)

I finally opened up my new season one DVD's of the old show and watched the pilot episode "Cocoon" because I had never seen it broadcast on tv during it's syndicated run as a kid on WOR in NYC or the NBC affilate in Boston. For my first viewing I was greatly impressed. The longest look at MacGarrett having a love life that I have seen, the color sparkled, and to me it was very funny without trying to hard to be funny. The new show tries so hard to be funny, and isn't, but in "Cocoon" it had so many funny lines and scenes, and it looked effortless. Mr. Mike is right, the theme music DURING the show was such an important part of it's success and the new show misses it sorely. Lord just dominates the whole pilot with such an intensity and I love the scene where the HPD cop starts laughing at the intelligence agent that MacGarrett has just ordered him to book and says "Mister, I'd hate to be your boss, right now." My favorite lines:

"Everybody knows that Steve McGarrett only takes orders from the Governor and God, and sometimes even they need help."

"Shut up and Sit down" to Chin Ho Kelly

I also found out that the first episode "Full Fathom Five" premiered on 9/26/68 which is my birthday, because I was born on 9/26/70 which gives some me some insight into why I have been so attached and spellbound to the old show my whole life. Everything it seems is meant.

Ciao! my brothers!!!!

PS. To Big City Gal: You continue to have the most informative, intelligent, and interesting posts that provide so much insight.

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 09:12:06 PST


Submitted by: Andrew
From UK

Hi

i have just found out that season 8 of hawaii five o is not available to pre order in the uk. i thought it was supposed to coming out in march of this year.

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 07:40:38 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Article about Stephen Boyd, recently the subject of a documentary on the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12135044

Added: Friday 21 January 2011 06:34:39 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Book Em' Ricky

“No TV cops going today have anything on Steve McGarrett of the original Hawaii Five-O series. Just by staring at you, McGarrett would slap you down nastier than a Ricky Gervais joke.”

That's a great, great quote, Mister Mike! As they say in Rehab - thanx for sharin'

Ricky G gave the slap down to them H-Wood C-Lebs, jus’ like JL McG give the slap down to them undaworld gangstas.

Let’s Give Praise To Our Lord - cause knock-offs, rip-offs & Lenkoffs just won’t don’t Do.

Long Live The REAL Steve McGarrett and Len Freeman’s REAL-DEAL Hawaii Five-O.

Amen my Brudda’s! :D

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 22:37:48 PST


Submitted by: Dan
From South Brunswick, NJ

I am planing to shoot a stop-motion Hawaii Five-O car chase (Plan to use the Mort Stevens Soundtrack Music). I took a black my old Matchbox 1971 Mercury Park Lane and tried to make it look like McGarett's original 68 Park Lane. It's not perfect but i think it looks good. What do you think.

www.flickr.com/photos/31660989@N05/5374160611/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 21:35:44 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

I found what shows the other 4 main networks here in Australia are putting up against the premiere of the new version of the show - it won't win the timeslot and not many people will be watching.

Up against it will be the Men's Final of the Australian Open Tennis; a one day/night Cricket match - Australia vs. England; Agatha Christie's Poirot; and Spitfire Women (WW2 documentary).

It makes you wonder how much faith Network Ten has in the show considering when they chose to debut it to Aussie audiences - against two big sporting matches is not a good thing.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 18:50:29 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

From some blog:

No TV cops going today have anything on Lt. [sic] Steve McGarrett of the original Hawaii Five-O series. Just by staring at you, McGarrett would slap you down nastier than a Ricky Gervais joke.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 17:20:34 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

forgot the link: http://bit.ly/eYgc4O

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 15:15:36 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

Not trying to get a big argument going, but Vertigo was shot in 35mm. (there was a lot of copying back and forth onto different formats to accommodate various theaters). The Widescreen Musuem describes an 'original camera negative' in 35mm, which was used to restore the film onto 70mm and from there, who knows...

When you tip 70mm on its side, 'vistavision style', it's called IMAX.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 13:44:31 PST


Submitted by: Dalen Quaice
From Burbank, CA, USA

Otto, you are correct that there is a VistaVision 35mm format -- but there is also a VistaVision 65mm format that was used by Hitchcock to shoot both Vertigo and North by Northwest. These were actually shown in 35mm VistaVision format, but the camera negative is actually 65mm and it is printed down.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 13:03:23 PST


Submitted by: Mark
From Denver

Just goes to show, the old ways are sometimes better. Strap a camera to the Camaro and drive, if it was good enought for Jack and the Mercs, it's good enough!

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 12:44:26 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

OK, now i see that matter was already cleared up... never mind.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 12:43:42 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

65mm and VistaVision are different formats. (65 becomes 70 after soundtrack is added) VistaVision was a 35mm format, but the strip ran sideways, producing a larger frame, basically the same image area as a 35mm still photograph (8 perforations per frame).

Hitchcock used VistaVision for "North by Northwest".

I know this comment has nothing to do with rear-projection. Just thought i'd lay it out there.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 12:42:27 PST


Submitted by: Dalen Quaice
From Burbank, CA, USA

HA! MGM attempted to get Hitchcock to use the Camera 65 system, but he refused in favor of the bigger VistaVision 65mm! He didn't like the idea that the image was slightly squeezed optically when imaged onto the negative with Camera 65.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 12:13:11 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Well, M-G-M didn't have any problems with their Camera 65 (an extremely bulky unit) when filming the chariot race in Ben-Hur (which had no projected backdrops ":-) ... but then they had money to burn with this production. One of these units was actually destroyed during the race.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 11:40:50 PST


Submitted by: Dalen Quaice
From Burbank, CA, USA

It occurs that if one did the digital rear projection properly with the new H50 that it might look believable. However, when the background is blurry right outside the window (LOL), the background moves faster on one side than the other, the driver takes his eyes off the road, and the car engine sound effect is at the wrong speed -- it all looks/sounds fake because you unconsciously know that something is off even if you aren't paying much attention. So presumably if you had someone that actually knew how to properly do the effect it might not look so unrealistic!

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 11:21:13 PST


Submitted by: Dalen Quaice
From Burbank, CA, USA

Yes, rear projection is common in older films, BUT it looks more realistic when done with film than on video. One of the main reasons Hitchcock used it was because the 65mm Vista Vision film camera used to shoot Vertigo and North by Northwest was extremely large. It most certainly could not be attached to a car, and I'm not sure if towing rigs/trucks were available in those days that could handle such a huge camera.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 11:01:55 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

These projected backdrops are very typical in old movies, especially those of Alfred Hitchcock, many of which are considered classics. They drive me crazy because often in these movies along with these backdrops, there are also shots which show the car actually driving on the street which is depicted in the backdrop. So you have to think, if they could afford to film the car actually driving, why did they then resort to the backdrops when they are filming the closeups of the actors in the car or whatever?

As far as the new Five-O is concerned, according to the CNET videos about technical stuff on the show which were done around the time the show premiered, these backgrounds are created with a car like the Google-Mobile where there are multiple cameras filming different angles of the road. In fact, there is supposed to be a "front projection" where the guy who is driving the car can see what is ahead of him so he can react appropriately. I think this has been rarely done, since whoever is driving the car usually takes his eyes off the road for far too long, considering the speed at which they are driving.

There are other issues too, like the sound of the engine doesn't make sense compared to the speed they are going as depicted in the backdrop and they rarely (if never) seem to stop.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 10:14:28 PST


Submitted by: Dalen Quaice
From Burbank, CA, USA

The rear projection car driving scenes are for certain annoying in H50 -- but the poor production quality goes along with the writing, acting, direction, music, sound, and photography. It is all mediocre at best.

I think the new H50 is a must-see for anybody thinking about producing a TV series because it is a good example of what NOT to do in a TV series. It should be required screening for producers who want to produce quality TV that will be remembered in 20 years time.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 09:33:44 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

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

http://bit.ly/gb8hb3

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 08:35:00 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Five-0 gets mentioned in review of "Modern Family" (I agree with these sentiments):

http://bit.ly/ggZ6iz

I want to point out a couple small things that more deeply illustrate, at least to me, what makes the show so successful.

First is something rather simple: car scenes where the actors are actually driving the car. I know this seems like something small, but nothing destroys the "reality" created in a television show (or movie for that matter) more than a really shoddy blue/green screen depicting the city or town whizzing by characters supposedly driving. Of course, I understand why most shows use the blue screen: it's very expensive to rig cars with cameras, close down streets and hope for a nice weather day, let alone hope that your actors can drive and recite lines without getting into an accident. But sometimes, the use of blue screen totally baffles me. For example, in Hawaii Five-O, whenever McGarrett and Danno drive anywhere, there is an oddly blurred scene of a generic Hawaiian town passing in the background. They are shooting in Hawaii!! It is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, with a wholly unique look, yet they're faking the scenery. It's not as if they are filming in L.A. and it's really supposed to be Cleveland. This makes no sense to me. Fortunately, Modern Family doesn't do this (or at least not that I've ever noticed). Watch the scene with Jay and Gloria in the car again. It's relatively subtle, but watch the sun move on the window sill behind Gloria. The reflection moves like it does in the real world. Shadows pass over the car naturally. Again, this is something small, but it helps hammer home the "reality" of the show, allowing it to strike a deeper chord with the audience.

Added: Thursday 20 January 2011 07:41:27 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

So....I guess this is the new cast member that was talked about in recent articles:

"HAWAII FIVE-0 ADDS NEW CAST MEMBER

Former Secret World of Alex Mack star Larisa Oleynik is joining the cast of the freshman drama Hawaii Five-0, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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

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

Oleynik’s role is recurring for the remainder of this season, with an option to become a series regular come Season 2. Oleynik, who rose to fame in the mid 1990s as the star of Nickelodeon’s The Secret World of Alex Mack, also recurred on NBC’s 3rd Rock from the Sun. She most recently guest-starred on AMC’s Mad Men as Ken Cosgrove’s fiancée."

Added: Wednesday 19 January 2011 22:44:52 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Aussie newspaper article on O'Loughlin

http://bit.ly/dQy2fQ

Added: Wednesday 19 January 2011 21:28:37 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

As you can see Australia is not in too big of a hurry to air the new show. If they were 100% sure that it's going to be a big hit they would have fast-tracked it at the end of last year in the last 2-3 months of the ratings period instead of leaving it until now.

On one of the rival networks, they plan to start the new season of Bones in the same timeslot, one week later but this may change. Bones is well established show and has a huge following here, so this may affect how the new version of the show performs here.

Added: Wednesday 19 January 2011 15:13:49 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Canuckland

Sheesh, the UK is even further behind than Australia with the new Five-0 … it starts on the 4th Feb on Sky1 & Sky HD (as per tweet I received (fiveohomepage)).

Added: Wednesday 19 January 2011 14:03:04 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

good ending to AN INNOCENT MAN--why not show the titles on screen?! like the old show?

i saw it again on primetime on demand and imagined if it was jack lord's McG vs nicole duncan. i can see McG STEAM and FUME and SUPER PISSED and SCREAM, even at the airport.

i see McG kick the window door in anger in NIGHTMARE IN BLUE or looking stunned at the end of 1 BIG HAPPY FAMILY . great acting!

Added: Wednesday 19 January 2011 13:42:49 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

I enjoyed the show as well, but had issue with the opening sequence where Kono's Cruze chases down the Mustang. No effing way. The Cruze has a 1.6L engine with roughly 135hp. The V6 Coupe Mustang (which I believe was the car from this ep) comes in with a 4.0L engine and 210hp. It would blow the Cruze off the street in a New York minute. In fact, ANY Mustang would blow the Cruze off the street.

The CHiPs banter cracked me up to no end. But then again, I enjoy the bickering between Steve and Danno more than anyone here I'm sure.

Very happy to see Chin and Kono participating more. I'm enjoying DDK a lot. He's subtle, but strong and when given a decent part adds a whole other level to the show that has been missing.

Glad to finally see AOL looking like an actor and not just a set of abs. His scene with Danny in the car where he's defending Han Chi and the last scene with the elder Chi were believable and touching. The writers are finally adding some shading to the character and AOL looks like he's settling into McGarrett.

I also enjoyed Danny getting put in his place a couple of times. While I absolutely love the character, Caan's interpretation can easily overshadow the rest of the cast. And he did overshadow AOL in the first half of the season more times than not. Having the others react negatively to his jokes in the office (with Steve actually turning his back on Danny) and when in the car Steve saying 'Yes, if it will shut you up' were good touches and something I felt was definitely needed.

Added: Wednesday 19 January 2011 10:17:48 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

I liked this show because it was LOGICAL for the most part. But, probably because of the 42 minute time limit, the villains were not well defined or particularly evil (and cutting someone's head off with a saw is a sign of being pretty evil).

THINGS I LIKED:
- Lots of "awww" moments, including a double "awww" moment at the end with McGarrett, the kid and the kid's grandfather.
- The female villain, Nicole Duncan, was hot.
- The meeting between Kono and Chin's ex-fiancee Malia, where she moved as if she wanted to hug Kono, and Kono totally blew her off.
- Great stunt at the beginning -- a Mustang gets trashed, another slap at Ford, the old show's sponsor.
- Max Bergman, the medical examiner, acted pretty normal!

THINGS I DIDN'T LIKE:

- The Danno/McGarrett banter was annoying, and went on far too long.
- Something else I don't like me about the projected backdrops -- the car NEVER STOPS! Every time they are seen driving, they are not on the freeway, are they? As well, there was a sequence where they were driving on a road along the beach and the background behind McGarrett did not reflect this (it should have shown the ocean).
- Inasmuch the action was not so intense as the previous show, the music with its usual rip-offs of Bourne and Lost music was more obvious.
- The scene where McGarrett bitches out Nicole was silly. I kept saying, "Why doesn't she ask for a lawyer?" McGarrett's blanket immunity does not apply to overriding people's basic legal rights. A good lawyer can probably make mincemeat of Five-O's case against her.
- Although hot, Nicole was not really bad, but came across as a spoiled bitch. Her boyfriend, Spenser [sic] Owens was not particularly "bad" either.

THINGS THAT WERE IFFY:
- Bergman is able to pinpoint where someone lives by figuring out the hydrogen/oxygen content of the person's hair? (Really?)
- Even though the female villain's father was an investment counsellor type, is it easy to get $5 million together without attracting a lot of attention?
- The whole business about the Governor pulling strings to expedite the grandfather and kid becoming American citizens. A US friend of mine e-mails: "I'm not 100% sure but I do not think so. INS takes priority over gov't rights. Perhaps a governor could appeal to INS for special dispensation..."
- The cousin/cousine chit-chat between Chin and Kono. Sort of OK, but it should have come up in earlier shows.
- When Danno and McGarrett break into Duncan's house, the phone is on the wall and it's still "beeping." With my phone company, the beeping only happens to alert someone that they didn't hang up the phone, eventually this stops.

A GOOF!
- Spenser Owens' date of birth on drivers license: 29/DEC/78; date of birth on passport: 12/NOV/74

Added: Wednesday 19 January 2011 07:19:19 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

The Australian premiere date of the new version of the show has been announced...

Network Ten - Sunday 30 Janaury 8.30pm

I'll probably watch the first episode to check it out unless there something more interesting on the other channels. The other networks haven't announced what shows they will be on at that time - when I find I will let you know.

Added: Wednesday 19 January 2011 00:28:27 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

Just watched "Try to Die On Time". Good episode. Che gets to shoot the Mauser pistol. I must admit i stopped trying to follow the convoluted plot about halfway through. It was inhibiting my enjoyment of the action.

There is a priceless McG moment about ten minutes in. The McBain character is in McG's office and says with ghoulish enthusiasm, "Someone stands to bank $240,000!" and Steve gets an incredibly wary expression, with a hint of an ironic smile, starts to look away, and does a perfectly timed double-take. I had to rewind it twice, it was so good!

Added: Tuesday 18 January 2011 15:19:09 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

good to see Reiko Aylesworth, another 24 alum (tony almeida's wife) back since , um, that ALIEN VS PREDATOR garbage. she looked terrific!

Added: Tuesday 18 January 2011 12:58:24 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From doh doh doh

I thought it was Randall Kim doh!

Added: Tuesday 18 January 2011 12:58:15 PST


Submitted by: Dan
From South Brunswick, NJ

They usually drive around in Danno's Chevy Camaro. MCGarrett May have a Mustang but they don't show it very much. They should just have McGarrett drive around the 1974 Marquis Brougham once he gets it fully restored.

I thought the CHiPs stuff was kind of neat considering both Eric Estrada and Larry Wilcox had been guest stars on the original Five-0.

Added: Tuesday 18 January 2011 10:51:48 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

"Wow, another blast from the past. I won't spoil it but the guy who plays the father working on the car was in the original show!" -- I think you're talking about the actor Tzi Ma (who played the consul in the RUSH HOUR movies and was the cigarette-swallower in the Coen Brothers' THE LADYKILLERS). Anyway he was never in the original show. But he is another "24" alumnus - he played the Chinese consul Cheng Zhi - Jack Bauer's nemesis.

Added: Tuesday 18 January 2011 10:40:25 PST


Submitted by: Dan
From White Plains NY

What model chevy do McGarrett & Dano drive in the show?
Chevy Cruz sponsors the show, is it a Cruz?

Added: Tuesday 18 January 2011 08:16:08 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG


From Beg to differ. This has nothing to do with Five 0-it seems like the Producers have realized that too having dropped the book 'em Danno. They said they had to earn that and they must feel that they havent earned that right. It is a parody which pokes fun at the original.

The severed head was too much. Better to leave some things to imagination.

Nice to see CHIPS on the episode, but the banter went on far too long. Not a bad episode-some good touches BUT I don't expect any melding into one Five O as this one won't remain indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of Five O fans. Its a cheap knock off but it isn't cheap lol

Added: Tuesday 18 January 2011 05:21:36 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG


From Beg to differ. This has nothing to do with Five 0-it seems like the Producers have realized that too having dropped the book 'em Danno. They said they had to earn that and they must feel that they havent earned that right. It is a parody which pokes fun at the original.

The severed head was too much. Better to leave some things to imagination.

Nice to see CHIPS on the episode, but the banter went on far too long. Not a bad episode-some good touches BUT I don't expect any melding into one Five O as this one won't remain indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of Five O fans. Its a cheap knock off but it isn't cheap lol

Added: Tuesday 18 January 2011 05:19:06 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

A brief article from an Aussie newspaper about the actress who plays Danno's ex-wife in the new version...

http://bit.ly/hHi7Zo

Added: Tuesday 18 January 2011 00:38:00 PST


Submitted by: Rich
From Ft. Lauderdale

Help settle a bet. Was that Nicole Kidman at the end of this latest episode (her at the airport terminal)? If it wasn't, then it looked exactly like her.

Added: Monday 17 January 2011 21:03:21 PST


Submitted by: Dan
From South Brunswick, NJ

Antenna TV will be in the New York area on WPIX 11.4 it is on Time Warner 166 and will be on Comcast 252 by the end of the month Here in New Jersey where i Live. No word on the site about Cablevision, Verizon FiOS, DirecTV or Dish yet.

http://www.antennatv.tv/affiliates/

Added: Monday 17 January 2011 20:33:34 PST


Submitted by: DJ
From Kalamazoo MI

I can finally get interested in watching the new 50,it is actually showing a bit of class gradually. They haven't totally ignored the original and I still say it will eventually intertwine with the original at the end and become one final Five 0. I am now watching season 5 of the original, several good episodes,a lot of good writing but any one catch the blooper? smoke coming from Che Fong's mouth in the lab, check out season five disc 2 see if you can see it as well. Aloha!

Added: Monday 17 January 2011 20:17:16 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From tadtadtadadadaada

Watching..well it is actually playing in the background-five o and I am so far finding it boring. Wow, another blast from the past. I won't spoil it but the guy who plays the father working on the car was in the original show!

Okay, just watching some good scenes..shades of our Five O BUT this is not Hawaii Five O just a show set in Hawai'i

Added: Monday 17 January 2011 19:24:26 PST


Submitted by: Joe P.
From CT

Antenna TV should be available here in CT soon. i first started watching 5-0 on WOR 9 when i was a kid as well.that and mission:impossible on wnyw 5.in the late 90's I had a friend tape in Florida(Orlando area) and send them to me up here.

I thought i'd read speculation somewhere that the new 5th member was going to be Duke.

Added: Monday 17 January 2011 18:10:33 PST


Submitted by: Nadja
From Berlin

I got my season 10, finally. Just watched "Up the rebels" I couldn't find any difference in quality to the other seasons yet, but maybe it's just that my dvd player isn't good enough to make any difference.
I have to admit I was terrified by the cover pic...terrible, terrible. The person who did that should be sued.

Added: Monday 17 January 2011 13:44:54 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Article from Variety today. As I have previously mentioned, the casting on Five-O totally ignores the "middle-age" demographic (there are plenty of stars who are not young talent or old geezers who I am sure would be glad to guest star on the show).

===

Fan faves add to 'Hawaii Five-0' fun factor

In the primetime sea of tortured drama, anti-heroes and grisly corpses, CBS' reboot of "Hawaii Five-0" has been a victory for blue-sky, popcorn TV.

One of the elements that has made the series so much fun is its guest casting. Producers have been adept at piquing the interest of TV junkies by recruiting thesps with strong fan followings from other shows.

Masi Oka of "Heroes" has a recurring role as a wacky but brilliant scientist who helps the Five-0 team crack their cases. Reiko Aylesworth, a "24" alum, will be seen in tonight's episode as the former flame of Daniel Dae Kim's Chin Ho character. (The casting of Kim in "Five-0" fresh off of his "Lost" run was another sharp move.)

Among other upcoming guest players, Dane Cook is set for to play the brother of Scott Caan's Danny Williams' character.

"We've been lucky that a lot of people want to do the show. Getting Masi was dream casting for us," says Peter Lenkov, who exec produces of "Five-0" along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

"Five-0" typically has roles for four to five guest actors per seg, plus they use as many as 50-100 extras, Lenkov says.

The presence of so many Aloha state native sons and daughters gives the show an authentic flavor. And it's been a boon to local thesps, as "Five-0" has far more opportunities to tap into the local talent pool than were allowed by the confines of "Lost's" narrative. The show's Hawaiian casting team, headed by Jen Cooper, recently held a mass open call to help producers build a database of types they might need for extras and bit parts.

Fans of the original series got a kick out of seeing thesp Al Harrington, who played a detective on "Five-0" in the early '70s, return to the show earlier this month in the role of an old family friend of Alex O'Loughlin's Steve McGarrett. The same episode teased the return of the malevolent Wo Fat, the villain who bedeviled Jack Lord's McGarrett to the end.

"We wanted to introduce (Wo Fat) very slyly, just for the fans," Lenkov says, who assures that character will "be a fly in the ointment" for the new-model McGarrett, too.

Added: Monday 17 January 2011 08:52:09 PST


Submitted by: Jeff
From Denver

Mr. Hiram,

WGN no longer shows H50, and hasn't in almost 10 years unfortunately. However, there is a new cable network slowly rolling out around the country called Me-TV, which features H5O in the lineup. (A similiar channel, Antenna TV, does not have H50 in the lineup). There are many local stations around the country still running H5O, including one here in Denver that shows it in the early evenings 7 days a week. I know it's currently running in L.A., too.

Hopefully a NY station will pick it up again soon--I remember the days in the 80s and 90s when WOR-TV would run it over and over--that's the station that I first discovered it on. Plus, when I lived in Florida during the 90s, there were stations running it in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami and elsewhere throughout the state.

Added: Sunday 16 January 2011 22:18:46 PST


Submitted by: Chuck Medwin
From Las Vegas, Nevada

I only watched the first twenty minutes of the first episode. that was the last episode and good by "revival of "five-O"......Nothing like the original, and with all the released seasons to date in my collection, I am a happy camper. You can keep this new nonsense.

Chuck

Added: Sunday 16 January 2011 17:11:07 PST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From "Regarding the upcoming Tsunami ep...I wonder if this is one of the two Lenny freeman scripts that Lenkov decided to retool for the new version? I know they pulled a couple from the old series, with the Freeman family's blessing, maybe this is one of them."

What I read was that they were given unproduced scripts to retool. There was no mention of redoing scripts that were produced for the original. Either way, they can't use the storylines without the permission of whomever owns the rights to them, in this case the Freeman family. If they were using an unproduced script, that's okay since it is a storyline that was never done before, but of they are taking a script for an episode that was already produced and shown on TV as part of the original series, that just spells unoriginal.

Added: Sunday 16 January 2011 16:00:27 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

someone wrote in a past post that FIVE-0 was shown on WGN America. well, i see in my time warner cable , not only, ANTENNA TV but WGN, channel 162. i see the tv guide on its website , no 5-0, damn! reruns of WALKER TEXAS RANGER, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (carroll o'connor). ANTENNA showing the 60s series, HERE COME THE BRIDES today--eww.

Added: Sunday 16 January 2011 12:41:24 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

Regarding the upcoming Tsunami ep...I wonder if this is one of the two Lenny freeman scripts that Lenkov decided to retool for the new version? I know they pulled a couple from the old series, with the Freeman family's blessing, maybe this is one of them.

Added: Sunday 16 January 2011 09:49:02 PST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From "Here’s an exclusive First Look at the special Jan. 23 episode of Hawaii Five-0, which airs on a Sunday following the AFC Championship game on CBS.

In the episode, called “Tidal Wave,” the team goes up against one of their most terrifying foes ever: a tsunami. And it becomes a race against the clock in more ways than one when the head of the Tsunami Warning Center goes missing.

http://bit.ly/h2wUf1

Hmmm ... where have we encountered this plot before? :!thinking: "

"Four Feet High ... and It Kills!" and wasn't there one other episode? [Uh, yeah ... it's called Tsunami, in season 10 (recently released on DVD) In that show, clever students fake a tsunami warning in order to cover up their robbery of a jewellery store. -- MQ] FFHAIK, a scientist was kidnapped, and the tsunami was a ruse to cover up the kidnapping. Here, they just changed it to the head of the tsumami center.

I must say, they're coming up with more original storylines each week!

Added: Sunday 16 January 2011 09:05:23 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Here’s an exclusive First Look at the special Jan. 23 episode of Hawaii Five-0, which airs on a Sunday following the AFC Championship game on CBS.

In the episode, called “Tidal Wave,” the team goes up against one of their most terrifying foes ever: a tsunami. And it becomes a race against the clock in more ways than one when the head of the Tsunami Warning Center goes missing.

http://bit.ly/h2wUf1

Hmmm ... where have we encountered this plot before? :!thinking:

Added: Sunday 16 January 2011 07:59:28 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

From TV Critics Assn. Q&A Fri.: "Have you announced any second-season pickups yet for "Hawaii Five-0"? CBS head NINA TASSLER: No, not yet.

Added: Sunday 16 January 2011 06:42:05 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Yeah, I was skeptical about the announcement, because that was the ONLY announcement ... I didn't get a shitload of Google alerts with this news, which is what you would expect.

I am asking a friend of mine who is at this gathering (where the announcement was expected on Friday) what the heck is going on...

Added: Saturday 15 January 2011 18:25:59 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

I can't imagine that it wouldn't get a second season pickup along with the other 4 shows. But you never know until it is confirmed. Keep us posted, Mike.

Added: Saturday 15 January 2011 17:51:50 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

Mr. Mike reported:

"From the Hollywood Reporter:

All five of its new shows – Mike & Molly, $#*! My Dad Says, Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods and The Defenders – have received second-season orders."

Lenkov is saying on Twitter he has not received any word about a second season renewal. I wonder where THR got its info? Can't find any direct quote from Nina Tassler making a statement as such at the TCAs and CBS has not issued a press release confirming that info.

Add to that the folks over at the best and most accurate TV website on the 'net, TV By the Numbers, are flat out saying the Hollywood Report article is false. Believing the reporter on that article confused full season pick-ups (which all five freshman shows received) with second season renewal.

Added: Saturday 15 January 2011 15:39:39 PST


Submitted by: big h
From raleigh

"The toast "Together In Heaven" ...in Norwegian "Sammen I Himmelen"

Thanks for that, Rick. I was waaay off in my spelling (a guess), but that phrase is so powerful in the movie that I wanted to commit it to memory.

BTW....that film made the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of top 400 movies of ALL TIME. Quite an honor for your aunt to be a part of that.

I'm reading all kinds of negative vibs on the quality of S10 on the net. So will someone who already has it advise on whether to buy it or not? At this point I'm thinking of waiting until it hits $10 or so....

Added: Saturday 15 January 2011 13:33:46 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Another review of season 10. A couple of the photo captions are funny.

http://www.chud.com/30240/dvd-review-hawaii-five-o-season-10/

Added: Saturday 15 January 2011 05:51:07 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Regarding what happened with Tagawa, a search of the Star-Bulletin's past issues reveals the following:

http://archives.starbulletin.com/2007/11/16/news/story07.html
http://archives.starbulletin.com/2008/07/29/news/story07.html

Sounds like he has managed to straighten things out...

Added: Saturday 15 January 2011 05:46:43 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

From the Hollywood Reporter:

PASADENA -- As a network, CBS epitomizes stability. The CBS executive suite boasts a platoon of top lieutenants who have been at the network for decades. CBS’ meat-and-potatoes brand of multi-camera comedies and crime procedurals have been remarkably enduring. All five of its new shows – Mike & Molly, $#*! My Dad Says, Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods and The Defenders – have received second-season orders. Earlier this week, the network and Warner Bros. Television announced a three-season pick-up for top-rated Big Bang Theory.

Added: Saturday 15 January 2011 05:26:26 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From Newport Beach

Hey Big H... yeah that's my favorite. I think it really captures the early 1960's. Awesome theme by Henry Mancini. I dig the Andy Williams version too. The toast "Together In Heaven" ...in Norwegian "Sammen I Himmelen"

I finally cracked open S10. I'm going straight to 0.0 and start with WHEN DOES A WAR END.

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 22:44:15 PST


Submitted by: boris
From spfld ma

he musta slapped her around a little...

hey has anyone seen mike meyers' the love guru? it's 5 dollars at the cumby's and i'm wondering if i should get it tonight when i walk over there in a few minutes to buy milk for the morning. i'm definitely on five-0 r&r for a few weeks. will report for duty later.

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 21:39:10 PST


Submitted by: big h
From raleigh, nc

"He left Hawaii after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassing his girlfriend and being ordered to attend domestic violence intervention classes. "

So in Hawaii, what does "harassment" entail? Is this (harassment) the same as stalking??

Good article, Mr. Mike...

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 19:24:46 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Interesting interview with Hawaii Five-O villain Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, originally supposed to play Chin Ho Kelly! http://bit.ly/fZRJtQ

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 16:51:18 PST


Submitted by: Maxine
From Brooklyn

Just watched "Deadly Doubles," the tennis episode from Season 10. In it, when the TV news is reporting the defection of Katrina Bukowski, the newscaster segues out of the story with the line, "Today was a big day in sports...".

Later, when reporting the arrest of Saunders for the murder of Denisovich, the newscaster segues again with "Today was a big day in sports..."!

Well, I suppose with a defection and a murder at the same tournament it was a pretty big week in sports.

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 15:17:46 PST


Submitted by: big H
From Raleigh, NC

Mr. Mike ....I apologize for this, I hope you don't delete, just a quick off-topic comment to Rick. I caught DOW&R the other day on a "snow day" here in Raleigh. Man...powerful stuff. Can't find the phrase "Tsamini hemlin" on the net, though. Your aunt was awesome.

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 13:50:19 PST


Submitted by: big H
From Raleigh, NC

"Anyone recall which show this is?

In the opening scene, a diver or swimmer in the night or early morning hours comes up on the beach from the water and goes into a small home on the beach and strangles a person, who had been sleeping, to death. Just before the strangling, the person woke up because the killer dripped one drop of water on the victim's forehead."

That was not a strangling. The God of Battle snaps his victim's neck like a twig. If I remember correctly, Doc confirms it.

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 13:46:18 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

@ Mannix

channel 166 where Latino TV used to be on (oh i miss the mexican wrestling) , i have time warner.

this weekend will be The Monkees and tomorrow nite, Benny Hill!

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 13:45:41 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

Hey I just watched the most recent episode (with Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa) and was very impressed with it. I agree with everyone else that this one was far and away the best episode so far! This was the only time that I was actually engrossed in the story. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that they're actually getting into the Champ toolbox story and making it more personal for McG. The episode was quite serious and I was shocked at how little of that idiotic banter there was between McG and Danny. Like a breath of fresh air! And Tagawa was great as the baddie - reminded me of such ruthless cats from the original as Kwan Hi Lim and Mako! And Al Harrington was a stroke of genius - fantastic as Mamo! I heard that this part was originally planned for JMac. Anyway, if they keep the show going on this level then I think it has a chance. But if this one episode is just some fluke - an anomaly - and the rest of the stuff is gonna be more of the same then I think the show is in serious trouble. Oh and I love how Wo Fat is playing golf with Tagawa just like some regular ol' golfing buddy. Dacascos just plays it so subtle and cool in that scene - announces himself, smiles, turns around and just walks away.

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 09:53:43 PST


Submitted by: Will
From Omaha

JulieS:

I agree with you. When I heard that they were adding a new character, the first thing that crossed my mind was that the producers were hedging against one of the current cast members leaving.

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 07:29:19 PST


Submitted by: Elaine
From Watertown, MA

Mr. Mike: Last night I watched "The Big Aloha" and liked it much better than any of the other eps from Season 10. Eleanor Parker was terrific (some people may remember her as the Baroness from The Sound of Music!); she had aged gracefully and was a great sparring partner for McGarrett. I also thought that Jack Lord, for whatever reason, looked particularly good (new makeup artist, haircut or whatever) in this episode and there was more of the original "team" participation in solving the murder of the doctor. A couple of times McGarrett told Danno to do certain things and he'd already done them! So, there was this underlying sub-plot that the Five-O unit could work effectively without being told every step of the way what to do next and I liked that! I thought James MacArthur in several scenes looked particularly "tired" though (bags under his eyes, so maybe he had to use Jack's old make-up artist or something!), but all in all, I enjoyed watching this episode. The scenery at the ranch and beach was terrific also and Marc Daniels has always been one of the better directors, I think. I didn't have any trouble hearing the audio and the video was good, too.

There is a comment in the newest TV Guide by Lenkov who says that the new HF-zero hasn't been "messing" with any of the scenery in Hawaii because it is terrific in and of itself (e.g. they're not using any special tints or washes to enhance the scenery).....which is kind of a crock...would anybody else like to take issue with that remark? I also hear that CBS is moving a bunch of their shows around. They are airing HF-zero on Sunday Night (January 31st?) since there are no football games that night and they are moving Blue Bloods and some other shows to different nights. Any dope on whether the new HF-zero will stay on Monday night?

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 06:50:22 PST


Submitted by: Sam


From @JulieS.

I think they are tryng to improve the numbers the show is getting with a new character. Seems to me Danno is the only one most people enjoy watching, so maybe they are trying to add someone that can help the show before they lose even more viewers. No show can survive with just one of the characters working and the show cannot afford to lose more viewers.

Added: Friday 14 January 2011 04:37:02 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

To me adding a fifth detective to the new version, indicates that they are looking at establishing another character just in case one of the current main characters leave the show. Adding another character so early in the show's run also indicates to me that things aren't going as planned.

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 21:55:00 PST


Submitted by: KD MCGarrett
From where is Kimo and Nadja???????i have been away...

I think I have officially given up watching the new one. I never finished the last show although what I saw was much better. I guess what I am saying is that its absence has not even mattered for a week. Too many mixed feelings.

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 19:42:28 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Yes, that is the same article that I read about the addition of another detective. Maybe the addition will be someone who is like a profiler or psychologist. Whew he/she would have a field day with the team. Grace Park once said she thought it would be nice to have another female on the team. So, who knows.

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 18:12:03 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Regarding the addition of a fifth detective, the only thing I have heard is like the following:

http://bit.ly/i06GiD

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 17:44:05 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

The last of Jmac's memorials has been scheduled for 2pm Sunday, Jan 30th at the Hawaii Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Event details here.....

bit.ly/UmLme

Scroll down the page to view.

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 16:47:01 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

Mister Hiram, yes i have AntennaTV also. It's great seeing some of those old shows again. I don't have cable tv; just using rabbit-ears and digital converter, and my friends who have cable cannot find AntennaTV or THIS Network, two new stations in NYC that show weird old shit.

Which cable provider do you have, and which number on the channel switcher for AntennaTV?

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 14:10:49 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

maybe 5-0 can do an LA show perhaps a la ONCE UPON A TIME. that's it and then back to HI.

ooh
i have this cable channel now
http://www.antennatv.tv/

now showing old films and classic tv shows though now it's comedy like GOOD TIMES , 3S COMPANY , SANFORD AND SON, BENNY HILL, FATHER KNOWS BEST, etc. i hope 5-0 can be added and why not MANNIX, IRONSIDE & BARNABY JONES?

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 13:53:45 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

Peter Lenkov responded on Twitter to that blind item about the show moving to LA with "Not us"

Now, he could be lying, he is a producer for chrissakes, but I doubt it. I don't think he would have responded so quickly or succinctly had they even been contemplating it.

Also coming from Twitter...there seems to be a renewed love affair between Taryn Manning and Lenkov. She is NOT gone for good from the show and they are both crowing about how great each thinks the other is.

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 13:30:16 PST


Submitted by: Will
From Omaha

Moving to LA, while perhaps desirable from an accounting perspective, would, IMHO, ruin the show. Hawaii is as much a star of the series as any of the actors. If they do, expect it to look like CSI: lots of stuff happening indoors or at generic locations (e.g. the beach, Marina Del Rey, etc.).

Having said that, I think the odds are good they’ll stay in HI and try to find some other way of cutting costs (e.g. more local performers in the bigger supporting roles, similar to the original series)

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 12:56:29 PST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From Germany

Thank you, Mr. Mike, for providing the link to the rip-off article.

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 12:02:59 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Mr. Mike: Have you heard any more rumors about adding a fifth detective for the second half of the season??

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 10:34:57 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

I agree with Mr. Mike and Will that the show should stay in Hawaii. Other than the HQ offices, so much of it is done on location. Can't duplicate that. Even if they did do some of it in L.A. and some in Hawaii, they would still have to keep staff and crew in Hawaii so what would be the point. I'm not an accountant so I don't know if that is even feasible. Anyway, I would like to see it remain entirely in Hawaii.

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 10:33:19 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

I think if Five-O moved to L.A., it could not do that in total secrecy. So people would know about this, and be disappointed ... especially the people in Hawaii. This would be a giant step backwards, putting the show on par with Hawaiian Eye, the precursor to Five-O, which was mostly filmed on the Warner Brothers backlot in Burbank, with the exception of a few location shots. Sheesh, maybe they should move the show to Vancouver to save even more on production costs. (Don't laugh, there was actually an episode of The X-Files, filmed here for its first five years, which took place in Puerto Rico ... I guess they went to Ikea and bought some potted palm trees which they put in strategic places to make it look like the show was really not filmed in Canada.)

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 09:21:36 PST


Submitted by: Will
From Omaha

Five-0 will definitely get renewed, unless the numbers for the rest of the season fall off a cliff. That being said, I do believe (as one of the articles cited on this thread noted) that there’s a fair chance that the show decamps to LA. The ratings are good, but no doubt substantially lower than CBS expected. So if I were a CBS executive, I’d wonder if the expense of all-location shooting is justified. After all, NCIS isn’t actually shot in the DC area. CSI isn’t shot in Las Vegas. From a bean-counter perspective, since these shows don’t suffer from lack of all-location shooting, why would Five-0? Ipso facto, move the show to LA.

Now, the problem with that line of reasoning is that, unlike those other shows, Five-0 has always been intrinsically Hawaiian. It’s more than a setting, it’s a character. CSI is set in Las Vegas, but there’s nothing intrinsically “Vegas” about it. Same with CSI:NY or CSI: Miami.

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 08:26:05 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

NEWS FROM CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW:

CBS Content Deals: We Don’t Do Hulu or Apple

CBS, the number one broadcast network, is making its moves in the mobile and VOD space with two new content deals for full episodes. They are the only original broadcast network in the U.S. that is not a Hulu investor, and they don’t even have a presence in iTunes. Radical? No. When you’re number one, you can take your time to make the best deal. The new licensing deals include hit shows such as Survivor, CSI, NCIS, The Good Wife and the new Hawaii Five-O. On the mobile side, shows will be available on Samsungs’ Galaxy Tab tablet and on select Galaxy S smartphones in the Media Hub, and on VOD via Boxee (which will additionally offer classic CBS TV shows). CBS uses the TV.com site (and TV.com mobile app) as its video entertainment hub. It showcases new and older CBS programs, plus programs on other networks. You can also watch select full episodes on CBS.com. (The TV.com branding can be a bit confusing to some folks.)

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 06:58:32 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

An interesting article on "rip-offs":

http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/1694602.html

Added: Thursday 13 January 2011 06:25:34 PST


Submitted by: Danofive0
From Riverside Ca.

Sorry. If I want to watch 5-0. I will watch the old ones. They are great! and still are...
Bookem Danno! :!cool:

Added: Wednesday 12 January 2011 16:40:54 PST


Submitted by: Will
From Washington

Mr. Mike -- That was not an opening scene but rather from the middle of "Is This Any Way to Run a Paradise?" when Kaili kills the industrialist (Hai Lan?)

Added: Wednesday 12 January 2011 11:50:47 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Anyone recall which show this is?

In the opening scene, a diver or swimmer in the night or early morning hours comes up on the beach from the water and goes into a small home on the beach and strangles a person, who had been sleeping, to death. Just before the strangling, the person woke up because the killer dripped one drop of water on the victim's forehead.

Added: Wednesday 12 January 2011 11:39:33 PST


Submitted by: Sam


From The first CBS show is NCSI.
The first new show is Mike&Molly , no Hawaii 50.

Added: Wednesday 12 January 2011 09:30:07 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

CBS is touting H50 as their #1 NEW show, not number one overall. And as far as I can tell reading all the numbers and Nielson analysis it's not spin.

Viewers at 10PM are down substantially across the broadcast nets, so H50's average is less than other shows in that same time slot in recent years. However, it is consistently outperforming Castle over on ABC which just got renewed. I would be very surprised if the show wasn't renewed for a second season.

Added: Wednesday 12 January 2011 09:23:56 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Vrinda: CBS is not saying the it is the #1 show. They are saying it is the #1 NEW show. I think (?) NCIS is the #1 show.

Added: Wednesday 12 January 2011 09:15:40 PST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From What are the ratings like for the new show? Have they dropped? CBS keeps touting it as their #1 show, but I don't believe that.

Added: Wednesday 12 January 2011 08:27:19 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

This guy seems to think it is a given that the new show will be renewed (and very soon), though the numbers are really not that hot:

http://www.tv.com/story/24898.html

Added: Wednesday 12 January 2011 06:30:41 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From By the Numbers

Big H say “I couldn't give any ep with Carol Lynley a zero. The eye candy factor alone rates at least a "1".”

I concur with Big H on that one, Mr. Mike. The high Babe quotient definitely redeems Mrs. Lynley’s performance, though the scene with her and Enrique Novi and the Tiki Idols nearly torpedoes the whole episode. Chicken gives one star for serviceable baddies Vic Tayback and Surfer, which recomputed with one star for the eye Candy brings “Angel in Blue” in as a solid, I mean shakey, two star ep.

Added: Tuesday 11 January 2011 23:10:26 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From Portsmouth, NH

Thanx Barbara for your kinds word and interest.Yes, that was the most challenging dilemma of all, tempering my enthusiasm and containing my excitement enough so as to respect boundaries, but still contribute in some way to correct the misleading bio info that was posted all over the net. Short of getting a call from her myself, you cannot imagine the excitement that came over me when all the leads and clues collected over time began falling neatly into place, just like a contestant eagerly buying up the last vowels and consonants on the Wheel of Fortune. The biggest kick has been staying in touch with one of her college buddies. She's a very kind, lovely lady, and ironically, a retired former official from the Honolulu PD, who couldn't tell me enough nice things about her friend Liz -- humble, very shy, soft spoken, gracious - warm family, particularly her mom, who was also stunningly beautiful. Apparently, unknown to many, Elizabeth was apparently 1st runner up to Miss Hawaii in 1959, but never bragged about it, nor gave it much of a thought -- those are just a few things I can share, that you won't see much here online. The most important goal I have right now is trying to gently initiate a correspondence between Elizabeth and her college friend, who was so relieved to learn that she had not passed away after all, as she had once believed. She really misses her. Coordinating contact info is a tricky, delicate task for me, but I'm hopeful that with time, a comfort zone can evolve that will allow that to happen, via her son/husband who have popped up online to convey their appreciation from Five O fans for their concern and interest.

Added: Tuesday 11 January 2011 15:20:53 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

The usual "little birdie" is telling me that Season 11 is slated for release on Tuesday, April 19th. Now everyone go to church and pray that they will not screw around with the disco music in The Execution File and Number One With a Bullet...

Added: Tuesday 11 January 2011 15:06:17 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Elaine, Tread the King's Shadow bites the big one. I am wondering now why I gave it 1-1/2 stars! I think because the plot itself was actually OK, despite certain things that we were not supposed to think too hard about, like the fact that the age of consent in Hawaii is currently 18 as I assume it was when the show was made, so how could the daughter get "married"? The cleaning lady's son didn't look particularly Hawaiian to me. I liked the way McGarrett bitched out the Governor, calling the Sikking character "moneybags" and "arrogant" ... not that it did McGarrett any good in the long run. The Governor made some suggestion that this was a parallel to the infamous Massie Case where some Hawaiian boys (note, more than one) were accused of raping a white woman. I don't think so, Gov! What totally annoyed me in this show was the music which was beyond bad ... the main "theme," if you can call it that, was highly reminiscent of The Carpenters' big hit "Close to You." UGH!! Seriously, the music in TTKS was so bad, it makes the current show's music (which, as you all know, I loathe) on par with the best music from the old show! The ending also sucked big time.

Added: Tuesday 11 January 2011 15:02:01 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From Pittsburgh

Ray, I still find the pathways you took to solve the "Riddle of the Logue" amazing. I commend you for your sensitivity and descretion in not only knowing how to get close, but also when to back away. It is nice that you managed to convey well wishes yet respect her privacy at the same time.

Added: Tuesday 11 January 2011 14:12:12 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From Portsmouth, NH

Commenting on her role as casting director for the 1965 movie, "Hawaii", Marion Dougherty said,

"The hardest part of her job.....was to convince the Polynesian people that they SHOULD appear in the movie. Many had read the book (James Michener's best selling novel 'Hawaii,' from which the movie is adapted) she said, and felt that it did not accurately depict the Polynesians. We had to assure them it (the movie) would be as authentic as possible...we had to appeal to their personal dignity......

"In, all she had to cast over 300 people....and to do this she had to interview more than 7,000 in one year. She also had to spend hours in museums doing research on Polynesian culture and history. Among the people she 'discovered' for the movie were Elizabeth Logue, a beautiful 24 years old Hawaiian Chinese girl she had heard about in Tahiti and later found working as a reservations clerk for an Hawaiian airline in Honolulu....." http://tinyurl.com/5rugebp

Added: Tuesday 11 January 2011 12:58:08 PST


Submitted by: Elaine
From Waterown, MA

Mr. Mike, I am half way through Season 10 and have to admit that the quality of both the writing and music took a serious plunge in season 10! Last night I watched Tread the King's Shadow and the ending, not to mention the music was pretty lame. They could have done so much more with the City of Refuge sub-plot, but instead they chose to do a very anemic "they lived happily ever after" dissolve. Boy, some of the obvious things that jumped out at me...in her discussion with her daddy (J.B Sikking) at their home), Debbie tells her father that she is 16 when she protests being sent away to school in Switzerland. Okay, so maybe Statutory Rape for 16 and under didn't exist in the islands back in the 70's? but she is still a minor and McGarrett, as an enforcer of the law, should have taken David into custody for rape of a minor, and daddy should have declared that he'll have the marriage annuled because she was clearly under age. And whatever happened to marriage licenses, Wasserman tests and the like....just a few little details the writer chose to overlook. I can only surmise that the marriage wasn't legit...even though they were married in a church. And the parting words of McGarrett, that ol' softie, "wait until his first grandchild arrives"..that was so un-McGarrett, it turned my stomach. Okay, so I rate this episode a 1-star...one of the poorer ones from season 10. And the music score was just plain awful....at times I felt I was watching General Hospital! Yuck!

Added: Tuesday 11 January 2011 12:17:12 PST


Submitted by: Glenn
From Orlando, FL (USA)

Here is a link to DVD Talk that gives the Video and Audio quality of S10 a good rating...(what do you think, Mike?):

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/46453/hawaii-five-o-tenth-season/

Added: Tuesday 11 January 2011 11:13:17 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

This was posted on Fancast yesterday. Don't think this new detective is needed but if they do cast him/her, I hope they are actually Hawaiian. Don't know if this new detective will be permanent or just for second half of season.

"Executive producer Paul Zbyszewski tells us that Danno and McGarrett also will be joined by a fifth detective during the second half of this season.

“It is not that I think we needed a new member,” he says. “But I think it would be nice to bring out some things in our other characters. And sometimes you need a different perspective from a different character to do that.

“It is not uncommon on shows to find that sometimes you are missing this or want to have some more of that. It is all just part of the normal process of figuring out what would help us story-wise.”

The part has not yet been cast and producers won’t reveal if it will be a male or female, Zbyszewski said as we pried him for scoop about upcoming episodes…."

Added: Tuesday 11 January 2011 10:45:00 PST


Submitted by: Nadja
From Berlin

Ray, I'm still here but not much participating because I didn't get my season 10 yet :!cry: and I don't like the new show. So not much to say. I watched "Good night, Baby, time to die" yesterday. I really like that ep. in it's stage play-like way and Beth Brickell as Carol Rhodes is great.

Added: Tuesday 11 January 2011 00:18:09 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From Portsmouth, NH

Hi Barbara (from Pittsburgh)...and hello too, to Barbara of Chicago. Thanx for the cudos, but thanx to tools that equipped me well from the intel community in the military, and an inquisitive curiosity, I was able to put the last pieces of the jigsaw puzzle in place concerning the mysterious "Riddle of the Logue". I've been in loose contact in a roundabout way with a relative or two, and a former friend of hers in college, and it's been quite a privilege in knowing more about her through friends and family. What an incredible woman. Why we have not heard more from her or about her, is simply due to her shy persona and family change of name. I think she wants it that way. If you lived in a fishbowl long ago as a model and person of interest in the Five O world, then it is understandable why you might want to withdraw from public life. She's doing quite well, and is very happy in life.

Added: Monday 10 January 2011 19:33:34 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From Pittsburgh

Hi Ray from Portsmouth and Barbara from Chicago! I'm still here and I've missed you both. Barbara is also a friend apart from this board. Ray is the researcher extraordinaire who can get things done like nobody's business! I've been busy watching season 10. I'm a third of the way through and it's been a rollercoaster of highs and lows!

Added: Monday 10 January 2011 18:34:53 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Hi Ray: Don't know which Barbara you were referring to (Chicago or Pittsburgh) but Barbara from Chicago here. But I haven't been on much in last few weeks. Holidays, family projects and road trip kept me away but I'll probably start back up again this week. Can't speak for Kimo or Nadja. Anyway, happy new year!

Added: Monday 10 January 2011 18:12:18 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From Portsmouth, NH

Geez...I haven't been on here for so long, and I guess I don't recognize any of the ol'regulars. I feel naked, like I'm posting anonymously. Is Nadja still around? Kimo? Barbara, maybe?

Added: Monday 10 January 2011 17:28:14 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

S6--saw TRICKS ARE NOT TREATS for 1st time, the sniper being shot at the end and him plummeting is funny. when he falls to his death , there are two gals looking out 2 windows while he is falling. these ladies are looking forward! as the body passes the windows, the blond on the left window is looking down but look at the right window lady and pause, she is smiling! no screams, not much of reactions. dunno if this was posted on earlier forums. so so episode.

Added: Monday 10 January 2011 14:31:53 PST


Submitted by: big H
From Raleigh, NC

Mr. Mike:
Did my eyes deceive me, or did you actually give "Angel in Blue" and "When Does a War End" a big fat zero?? Frankly, I couldn't give any ep with Carol Lynley a zero. The eye candy factor alone rates at least a "1".

Added: Monday 10 January 2011 13:41:29 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Just can't let that 10th season go! Here are my reviews in a nutshell:

=====

215. Up the Rebels
Good: Contemporary issues (troubles in Ireland), acting by Boyd and Heilveil. Not So Good: Size of ship used to transport goods (they should have used the ship from the next episode).

216. You Don't See Many Pirates These Days
Good: Script is OK if you don't think about it too hard. Not So Good: Time-compression and topography issues near the end.

217. The Cop on the Cover
Good: Contemporary issues (sexism), glimpse into McGarrett's life, acting by Simmons and Keale. Not So Good: Villains are boring, Simmons' snooping at the end.

218. The Friends of Joey Kalima
Good: Local color, Alan Oppenheimer as Internal Affairs guy. Not So Good: How McGarrett and Joey figure out the business with the lava dust at the end.

219. Descent of the Torches
Good: Local color, McGarrett doesn't win. Not So Good: McGarrett figures out the professor's involvement.

220. The Ninth Step
Good: Contemporary issues (Alcoholics Anonymous), Gil Gerard's acting. Not So Good: Sub-plot with crooks trying to rip off armored car.

221. Shake Hands With the Man on the Moon
Good: Plot: Astronaut deals with mid-life crisis. Not So Good: Lead actor is too laid-back, music.

222. Deadly Doubles
Good: International intrigue, another "don't think too hard" episode. Not So Good: Use of English by Russian actors, nebulous plot details.

223. Deep Cover
Good: Maud Adams, use of Navy locales. Not So Good: Far-fetched premise of a "double."

224. Tsunami
Good: Local color. Not So Good: Repeat of Forty Feet High, plot inconsistencies.

225. East Wind -- Ill Wind
Good: Don't know which side lead actress is on, the manicure scene. Not So Good: Not much!

226. Tread the King's Shadow
Good: McGarrett gives Governor a lot of mouth, plot is sort of OK, but ... Not So Good: Music is putrid, story is too "cute," lead actor is not Hawaiian looking.

227. The Big Aloha
Good: Local color, Hawaiian vs. rich haole conflicts. Not So Good: Plot becomes a total mess by the end.

228. A Short Walk on the Longshore
Good: Sharon Farrell's performance. Not So Good: McGarrett's moustache, bland big villain at the end.

229. The Silk Trap
Good: Contemporary issues (sexism, beauty contests, political corruption). Not So Good: McGarrett is a pussy.

230. Head to Head
Good: Sympathetic performance by George Grizzard. Not So Good: Not much!

231. Tall on the Wave
Good: Local color, Danno is featured, acting by Kimo Kahoano. Not So Good: Topographic issues.

232. Angel in Blue
Good: Nothing. Not So Good: Carol Lynley's totally uninvolved performance.

233. When Does a War End?
Good: Nothing. Not So Good: Everything.

234. Invitation to Murder
Good: Interesting premise. Not So Good: Bored acting, continuity issues.

235. Frozen Assets
Good: Kind of "cute" lead actress, topical issue (cryogenics). Not So Good: Scene with Danno and Duke in the thawing room.

236. My Friend, the Enemy
Good: Lead actress is OK (but could have been better), jokey humor with Danno getting hot pants for her. Not So Good: Kidnapping takes place in middle of nowhere.

237. A Stranger in His Grave
Good: Laraine Stephens. Not So Good: Andrew Prine.

238. A Death in the Family
Good: Great performance by Manou Tupou, Elissa in a bikini! Not So Good: Sub-plot with Chin's daughter becoming amateur detective, where are Chin's other kids?

Added: Monday 10 January 2011 10:08:25 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

Wait! Is that Jack Lord or John Beck in "Short Walk on the Longshore"? :D

Added: Monday 10 January 2011 09:29:50 PST


Submitted by: Ray
From Portsmouth, NH

OT Maybe?: ELIZABETH LOGUE

I have not posted much on this topic lately, because of the sensitivity in discovering far more fascinating information than I had expected and/or bargained for, as well as accidentally stumbling across some minor family concerns that are basically none of my, or anyone else's, business. It's a complicated topic, that deserves discretion as well as privacy. I have been in touch with an extended family member, as well as an old college friend of hers -- wonderful people. I have confirmed that she is indeed alive, healthy, fulfilled, and that she appreciates the loyalty and interest of Five O fans -- being particularly surprised, I guess, that she had no idea there was so much interest in her after all this time. I am basically paraphrasing the sentiments of her current husband. Sites on the web are now being slowly updated to reflect that the Elizabeth Logue in the opening sequence of Hawaii Five O is still alive, age 69 as of 2010, whereas Elizabeth Logue, wife of character actor Andrew Duggan, did pass away in 1988. This has been confirmed online by the daughter of Andrew Duggan.

Her last name is now changed which is why you won't find much information on her. She has adopted her new husband's name, and lives happily with him in the USA, and of course, I will not disclose that identity out of respect for her privacy, and that of her children.

For me this has been a wonderful journey, if for no other reason than to have the satisfaction of finally disputing and putting to rest all of the crap online which I knew was false -- but more importantly, to know that there is still one memorable Five O icon, albeit, an obscure one, who is still with us. I don't harbor any illusions that she might make a cameo appearance someday, given her media shyness and reclusiveness, a guy can still dream, right? And hope does spring eternal, as they say. It would be a welcome surprise, if it does indeed come to pass -- but until then, we can still reminisce...Speaking of which -- I just discovered something new online tonight that I have never seen before.

Elizabeth was in an obscure Italian film, also released in France, called Odyssée Nue, circa 1961, shot on location in Tahiti. It won a Silver Ribbon for Best Cinematography by the famed Allessandro D’Eva. Place this in your URL: http://tinyurl.com/23xgz7h — Et Voilà! What a gorgeous pic of Miss Liz on the cover of the soundtrack, age 21 or so. Three rare pics from the film are here: http://tinyurl.com/22rc64a. It doesn’t get any better than this! Maybe it's not so much in the U.S., but movie obscurity, especially retro in nature, is huge in Europe. I lived in France for a bit. Contact me offline for translation, if you wish. I’ll be trying to correspond with the distribution folks over there to see if I can get them to roll out a DVD someday. Many thanx for the well wishes and, at times, good natured kidding concerning my obsession with Elizabeth Logue.

Happy New Year to all!

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 23:28:01 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

I was quite surprised that while my rating for several of the season 10 episodes went down, my overall rating for the season (and the average per episode) actually went up!

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 21:24:51 PST


Submitted by: dave rogers
From salem, mass

Angel in Blue. actually, i like this one. ok, audra lindley aka. mrs. roper would have been a better choice than carol lynley to play the undercover cop. but at least this one has some really good villians in lynch and surfer. surfer especially is awesome. actually poses some sort of threat on the show as opposed to some of the other baddies in season 10. (paging Dr. kirk in frozen ass cheeks). and yes, the plot in angel is hard to believe but hey, if they had gotten a good actress to play valerie bates then perhaps it might have worked better.

back to frozen assests: another one of the worst episodes i have seen. it's like dumb columbo. and what the heck is danno and duke doing above the resusitation theater. hahaha! totally not hawaii five-o. angel in blue may have been pretty sucky but at least it's five-o.

one thing about season 10, they really have become lazy with the writing. it's like the third season of star trek TOS. the first couple of seasons you have an idea how the starship works. by the last season, captain kirk looks bored and the writers dont bother to flesh out the crew.

that's a huge problem with season 10. as someone pointed out earlier, it's now the mcgarrett show. with him walking slower, taking more crap from the governor and guest stars and no details about chin or duke or even danno (save for the surfing episode.)
i ust finished watching the season and all i can think is that chin was the lucky one. a couple times now i have had to pop in a season 4 or 5 episode to feel better after watching a season 10.

seasons 7-9 have their real dumb episodes but they are SO much better than 10!

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 18:58:49 PST


Submitted by: Dalen Quaice
From Burbank, CA, USA

I've just watched, "You Don't See Many Pirates These Days" from the S10 DVD set.

This episode has not been remastered. It is, in fact, a 1" Type C video tape transfer completed on a Rank MK III telecine that has been very mildly doctored and transferred to digital format. Note that they have replaced the "wave shots" before commercial break with retransferred versions which seems silly, but supposedly to make you think they are redone!

The "honeycomb effect" such as in the scene where McGarrett is talking to the lab assistant, is an analog video artifact caused by the telecine CRT.

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 18:56:18 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From Short Walk on the Longshore

Your analysis got good points Mr. Mike, as always. Can’t argue. But I would add an extra half star for Jack’s undercover moustache. Man, he really give Magnum a run for his money :D

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 17:57:59 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Here are some boring statistics about the size of the files where I review the various seasons. Note the 10th season is the biggest one yet! You gotta love something to hate it so much! ;)

OLD FIVE-O

SEASON 1    60.0 KB
SEASON 2    84.1 KB
SEASON 3    83.5 KB
SEASON 4    61.4 KB
SEASON 5    93.0 KB
SEASON 6    102.0 KB
SEASON 7    96.8 KB
SEASON 8    87.0 KB
SEASON 9    100 KB
SEASON 10   131.0 KB
SEASON 11   58.9 KB
SEASON 12   62.7 KB
 
NEW FIVE-0

SEASON 1    108 KB

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 17:41:22 PST


Submitted by: Joe P
From CT

Deadly Doubles: I agree,probably an avaerage episode. it was great to see Kurt Russell and Tim Matheson though.

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 17:27:40 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Ugh, I finished re-viewing and re-anal-yzing season 10 shows based on the new DVDs. I am NOT looking forward to doing this for seasons 11 and 12!

Chicken, there are no more stars to give out!

I agree that Sharon Farrell's performance in A Short Walk on the Longshore is exceptional, but there were several things I thought annoying about this episode, the primary one being McGarrett's moustache which stays attached to his face despite some serious fight action. I thought the ending was lame, with the big boss who is some total non-entity showing up, and then Farrell just expiring in McGarrett's arms!

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 17:17:38 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Reading the credits for season 10 and I noticed that the casting was done by Susan Sukman and now generally goes by her married name - McCray. Susan is married to Kent McCray and both were associated with Bonanza and Michael Landon's two subsequent productions - Little House on the Prairie and Highway to Heaven. In fact while she was still working as casting director for Little House she also worked on Hawaii Five O.

Susan has her own online radio show which you can listen to. You can find out more info about her here...

http://bit.ly/eehutz

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 14:28:34 PST


Submitted by: Big '2011' Chicken
From More Season 10 Thoughts

Sendin out some Belated Holiday Wishes to our brudda, Rainbow Warrior. And Happy New Years to all you Five-O Heads hangin here @ Mr. Mike’s.

Got my S10 set and while the quality of ‘Up Da Rebels’ is ok, the look and sound of ‘Don't See Many Pirates’ and ‘Walk on the Longshore’ are pretty poor.

While I admit the quality of the discs do provide me with the unique time-warp feeling of bein back in high school watchin these episodes on syndicated TV, for the cashish we shellin out CBS/paramount should pony up and do the proper remasterin on these. Will call and beef to the powers that be. Thanks for the official contact info, Big City Gal.

So far, would say Rebels is a great ep, coulda been a season Niner. Pirates and LongShore be pretty good as well. So far, so good.

Furniture, Huh? Not too comfortable is it?

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 12:30:38 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From The 10th Season

Happy New Year, Mr. Mike! Happen to notice you downgraded some already low rated Season 10 eps to No-No’s in the stars dept. Man, you diminishin my already tepid hopes for a somewhat quality S10.

But being that you now have some stars to spare, how bout kickin one over to “Short Walk Longshore”? Thought the ending took a page outta them great film noirs. Steve’s macho aesthetic and go it alone approach finally catch up with him as he left with no back-up and is only saved from gettin wasted by Frankie’s heroism.

How bout the great sleazy waterfront atmosphere, and scenes with Chin and Duke workin their contacts on the docks? Not to mention Danno givin Steve the straight talk bout the risks with his goin solo.

Was great to see McG back under deep cover, reminded me of his first season’s undercover ops. Though I agree with your critique that it woulda been better if he stayed more in character ala ‘Ways o’ Love’ & 6 Kilos. All in all, I’d say a pretty quality ep though. With a great guest turn by Sharon Farrell.

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 12:24:08 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Deadly Doubles: This tennis show is sort of OK, if you ignore the one big flaw, the fact that the Russian characters speak English to each other when there is no need to (but that's the way things were done "way back then," not like Lost, etc. now). There are a few "don't think about it too hard" moments, like how does Kurt Russell get the dead guy's body into the shower in only a few minutes and get rid of the shelf the defecting woman climbed up on to escape through the hole in the roof? Of course it is an interesting coincidence that Russell drags the body into the shower at the exact moment this other action is happening. You really have to wonder why McGarrett is spending his time at this tennis tournament at all, unless the Governor needs protection or he was just lonely.

Added: Sunday 09 January 2011 09:19:17 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

In Joey Kalima, there are some changes in the music as previously mentioned. In the original TV broadcast at the beginning of the show, Marco is playing a recording of I Wish That I Had Loved You Better, a song popularized by Eddy Arnold (but not sung by him here as far as I can determine). It sounds like a couple of lines from the song are played over and over while the scene changes to the digging in the basement. On the DVDs, there is some low-key country and western tune; the only lyrics I can make out are "I went looking for answers..." I can't identify either the song or the singer. In the original TV broadcast, Marco and Joey talk about country music, and after saying "Some of the lyrics are pure poetry," Joey continues, in a section that is cut out of the DVD: "Look, there's one song ... uh ... [sings] Things were so clear when my life stretched out before me, like a long, long Texas Road ... Isn't that beautiful?" Marco replies, "Joey, what do I know about Texas roads ... this is Hawaii." Following this, the dialog continues as on the DVD: "Marco, have you ever listened to Waylon Jennings or Willie Nelson?" This song that Joey is singing is Long, Long Texas Road, written by Roy Drusky. The lyrics to that song actually go "When the day stretched out before me like a long, long Texas road." After Joey leaves the record store and goes to his car, you can hear him singing the (incorrect) lines again in the original TV broadcast. On the DVDs, you can see him moving his mouth, but the sound has been removed

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 22:15:26 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From Newport Beach

The pieces of the JOEY KALIMA puzzle never really come together. Nothing against John Rubenstein but I think this is a case of major miscasting. Kwan Hi Lim sleepwalks through his part. Elaine Giftos returns. (LAST GREAT PAPERHANGER) Her role as Joey's wife continues a long tradition in TV Land where the wives are way too good looking for the cats they're married to. (Think the classic stcom MR. ED as an example)

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 20:58:43 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

The Friends of Joey Kalima. Once again, another 10th season episode which is OK up until the end. Then it gets very stupid. Joey is basically screwed, especially because the informer Teo who is the only guy who could clear him, is knocked off. Then Joey visits Marco's record shop with McGarrett, who notices the lava dust which is a “big clue.” After they leave the shop, there are the usual brainstorms from McGarrett, but on their way back, Joey suddenly sees the fan on the roof. McGarrett and Joey go up on to the roof ... but how do they do this? Don't they have to go through Marco's store to get to the roof? But Marco is not there, he is in the bank next door with the other two guys, despite the fact McGarrett and Joey just talked to him minutes before. Yet McGarrett and Joey are then walking around in the back of the store, snooping in the trap door which leads to the excavation into the bank. Did Marco just leave the front door open or something? McGarrett must be fit to be tied, getting his fancy suit all covered with lava dust crawling through the tunnel! At the end, Marco is arrested, and Joey is cleared because Fryer, the internal affairs prick, has a change of heart because of Joey's solving the case or something. But he didn't solve it, unless Marco spilled the beans about how he got the guy Teo to blab on Keoki, resulting in Joey’s suspension, etc., etc.!!

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 20:35:30 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

While I was watching the episode "The Ninth Step", I was trying to work out where I had seen the actor playing Vic Salazar before when it dawned on me that it was the same guy who played Luis Rodriguez on "Sesame Street" from 1971-2009.

Since all of season 10 is relatively new to me, it will be interesting to see who else turns up.

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 18:51:22 PST


Submitted by: Steven
From Miami

I think a lot of Five-O fans have an underrated season they hold in a higher regard than most. I feel that the eighth season is a big rebound from the seventh, which in my view is the weakest of the first nine.

As for "Ring of Life", I already proclaimed it my #1 episode of the seventh season. Don Knight is brilliant and his usual charismatic self!

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 15:19:00 PST


Submitted by: rob
From cincinnati

Yes I am defintely in the minority, and I can't quite put my finger on it but this season is really moving me. I'm notorious for hitting the repeat button and replaying certain scenes that knock me out. I don't recall doing this even once during season 8-9.

But I've already had to do it 3 or 4 times thru the 3rd disc here. Like when Chris verbally lashed that astronaut in the Moon episode, classic. And Steve is butting heads alot with the Governor here in some pretty heated dialogue.
I also dig the Hawaiian culture being explored in a few of these is deeper than in previous years.
Of course there are the usual lame duck episodes & I've only watched the first 3 discs but for the most part so far I am really enjoying these dvds.

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 14:10:46 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Barb in Pittsburgh, the guest actors on the show are either youngish types as you have mentioned, or old geezers like Al Harrington and Robert Loggia. There is no attempt to get "middle-aged" actors because presumably they don't think anyone who is "middle-aged" is watching the show, I guess!

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 12:38:41 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

Wow, Rob! You must be the only person who actually considers season 10 to be a "rebound". Perhaps seasons 7 & 8 were a slight drop-off from the first 6 seasons but if anything it was season 9 that was the "rebound". Surely you can't prefer season 10 to season 9. Or 7 or 8 for that matter. Though I do agree that "Tsunami" was great! My favorite from season 10! And "Deep Cover" is another fine navy/espionage show - one that in the earlier seasons might have featured Wo Fat. Plus Bond girl Maud Adams is a total babe in that one!

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 11:01:16 PST


Submitted by: rob
From cincinnati

Season 10 is the best in a long time. Both the finale of Tsunami & the 'manicure' scene in Ill Wind (McGarrett really breaks it down here & has her all shook up bad) have gotta be 2 of the most memorable in 5-0 history.

Many have said the show struggled in the latter seasons, and up to now I tended to agree, but for me 10 is a nice rebound. About to cue up Deep Cover.

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 08:35:03 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From Pittsburgh

I just read in People that Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minillo will be guest starring on the new show. Not exactly the caliber of Harold Gould or Kevin McCarthy!

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 08:06:20 PST


Submitted by: Steven
From Miami

"Besides just think how the fans of shows like Rockford or Magnum must be that we have a remake and they don't!!!"

Yeah, thankful! :D

Added: Saturday 08 January 2011 06:37:36 PST


Submitted by: boris
From spfld ma

big H, I agree Don Knight was the shining opal of that episode but I think you are exagerating how bad Ms Windust was. She didnt exactly act but looked so good that I can't remember a second thinking I didnt want her on the screen!

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 23:06:23 PST


Submitted by: DeliWaiter
From Palm Springs, CA

After watching most of Season 10, it's obvious what happened. No longer is it "Hawaii Five-O now is is the "Mcgarrett Show. Poor Chin is practically written out halfway through the season. Duke is getting some lines but it obvious Danno is bored. I wish James Mac dished the dirt about the show but whatever secrets he knew, he took them to the grave. Still I am digging the show but more because of the 70's time frame and the nostalgia aspect than the actual quality of the show. (Love those Pintos!) However, it was nice to finally see my personal favorite episode "Descent of the Torches? I love the way Mahina refuses to look at Mcgarrett! It is such a contrast between the other character the same actor plays "Surfer"on another Season 10 episode was one of the most sadistic villians the show ever featured.I did notice how McG was referring to Che Fong in the first few episodes but we never saw him. But soon he is a non-person to be replaced by "Charlie". At least they got it right not to cast Joise Over in that role permanently. She just wasn't cut out to be a good girl. In conclusion, I do remember reading an article where Jack Lord states that the ratings for the show went down when he wasn't the main focus. That would seem to be the explanation for the diminished roles of the rest of the cast. One more season left before the debacle of Season 12.

"Pack your bags Danno, we're going to the Big Island".

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 21:56:37 PST


Submitted by: big H
From Raleigh, NC

There is a "retro" cable channel here in Raleigh that showed several seasons of 5-0 several years ago, but something must have happened b/c they quit airing it before they showed all 12 seasons. Who knows??....these cable agreements fall through all the time....squabbling over money.

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 14:20:16 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

why can't NY show reruns of 5-0?
who else across the US has the old 5-0 shows ? i think WGN shows them.

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 13:10:36 PST


Submitted by: Greg
From Inland Empire

I just watched season 6's Hookman and 30,000 Rooms and noticed Chin Ho looked a lot lighter that year than previous. Did he keep the weight off for the rest of his run?

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 11:32:51 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

This noise in Ring of Life almost sounds like heavy breathing, but it is more likely some industrial noise coming from outside the apartment (note the sliding doors to the balcony are open). This is the kind of noise Che Fong would normally be called on to detect with his oscillograph -- it would typically be something like a pile driver or the sound of a penny arcade which would help Five-O locate someone.

It's really amazing seeing the quality of the print of Ring of Life on the DVDs, by the way, especially compared to most of the episodes in the Season 10 box set.

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 11:17:53 PST


Submitted by: big H
From Raleigh, NC

Watched an ep from S7 last night called "Ring of Life" and I'm convinced that Don Knight SAVED that ep, lock, stock and barrel.

First, at the beginning just after the first murder, McG and Danno are at the scene and there is some crime tech vacuuming the carpet, then after he kills the vac so you can hear McG talk, there is this god-awful intermittent noise which continues throughout that particular scene. Does anyone have any clue as to what that is?

And lastly, what in the world is going on with Penelope Windust, who plays some hotshot PhD of antiquities? Talk about the Queen of Ice...man, was she COLD or what? If she was instructed to play the character's role that way, she should have been given an Emmy, otherwise,.... she gets my nomination for about the worst guest actor on 5-0, right up there with Marc Leonard's infamous asian performance.

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 10:06:01 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

I talked to C/H/Q Paper Products about the Hiro Noshimuri character. They agreed this guy is soooo bad! But they have some suggestions for future shows to make him more "human":

ON THE OUTSIDE (seen in flashbacks):

ON THE INSIDE (Halawa Correctional):

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 09:36:22 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

Re: Gary Collins -- sheesh, that guy is always in trouble. First he tries to throw Vera Miles off the balcony. Now this. :!thinking:

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 09:31:01 PST


Submitted by: Maxine
From Brooklyn

What about Dr. Alexander Kline as played by Ed Flanders in the aforementioned "Three Dead Cows at Makapu"? He wants to exterminate all life on Oahu (according to your summary - I thought it was all Hawaiian Islands, but I haven't seen the episode in a while).

Of course it could be argued that he's not a classic villain, but more a well-meaning professor who's lost his mind.

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 08:55:15 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Cool interview with Hawaii Five-O villain Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa via Hawaii Five-0 UNDERCOVER WWW site: http://bit.ly/ikccxa

Can you think of a villain in the original series who approached the malevolence of Tagawa's Hiro Noshimuri?

Wo Fat was pretty bad. After all, in Nine Dragons, he was going to poison millions of people to meet his own ends, and in A Time to Die, he was going to murder a little girl. But in the latter episode, he showed his "human side," and seemed to be having second thoughts about knocking off the kid.

As well, there was always a sinister element of "jolliness" to Wo Fat when he was sparring with McGarrett.

Not with Noshimuri!

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 08:36:51 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From Newport Beach

Yes, it's Chuck Henry.

Added: Friday 07 January 2011 06:52:22 PST


Submitted by: Rex
From Los Angeles, CA

I am really enjoying the new Five-O and have also been watching the old Five-O which comes on at 1 a.m. here in Los Angeles. The station is currently showing the end of Season 2 which was broadcast in 1970. For the last two nights I recorded episodes 46 and 47, “Three Dead Cows At Makapu, Parts 1 and 2”. In part 1, toward the beginning, an Army lieutenant tells McGarrett he must turn the dead cows over to the Army and McGarrett refuses.

To me, the actor playing the part of the lieutenant looks and sounds a lot like a very young Chuck Henry who is currently a news anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles, CA. Unfortunately his name is not in the credits and he is not listed as extra actors on IMDB.

I have searched the internet for biographies for this man and the only information I can find is that he was a news reporter in Hawaii at station KHVH-TV from 1968 to 1971 and with a brief stint in Anchorage, AK in 1969.

Can anyone on this forum verify one way or the other for me? I would appreciate it. Oh, and BTW: Happy New Year!

Added: Thursday 06 January 2011 23:58:21 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From Newport Beach

...speaking of flawed characters. Our friend Gary Collins is in trouble again... exm.nr/eZ9mZ1

Added: Thursday 06 January 2011 21:30:29 PST


Submitted by: rob
From cincinnati

I am loving these great flawed characters in season 10. The Ninth Step, the former astronaut. Good stuff so far.

Added: Thursday 06 January 2011 17:26:39 PST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From I also read in the comments section of an article about the new show (I can't find the link), someone said he was doing camera work on it, and he saw Alex O'Loughlin cursing at the cameramen and complaining about things.

I doubt Taryn's tweets were fabricated. That is in a public forum, and if she's making it up, she could lose her job. Lenko might have been saying there was nothing wrong just for the sake of keeping up appearances.

Added: Thursday 06 January 2011 16:45:34 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

If you read some of the comments submitted by people on http://bit.ly/gB0ca1 which were submitted after the one this link leads to, someone sent Lenkov a message on Twitter and he said the rumours that someone on Five-O is bitchin' are NOT true...

Added: Thursday 06 January 2011 16:19:11 PST


Submitted by: Steve D
From Fairfax, VA

I've been a big supporter of the new show, but if the comments about the new cast are true...what a whining bunch of crybabies. They should have never signed up for it if they didn't want to work in Hawaii. Leonard Freeman nor Jack Lord would ever put up with this! I really hope they don't wind up filming in L.A.

Added: Thursday 06 January 2011 15:33:05 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Elaine was commenting on an audio screwup in Descent of the Torches a few days ago: "There was an audio 'slur' when the action faded back in and showed the sign for the Naniloa Surf Hotel, it was like someone had put their thumb down on the record for a second and stopped the sound and then it picked back up but not at the right speed." I noticed this as well, and this screwup was NOT in the TV dub that I have from several years ago.

Added: Thursday 06 January 2011 15:00:49 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

What a mindless discussion on that WWW site. What do you mean "this seems to fit as a glove"?

Added: Thursday 06 January 2011 14:54:15 PST


Submitted by: Victor
From Hawaii or LA

bit.ly/gB0ca1

After the actors complaining weeks ago and Taryn 's tweets about the cast hated the show , this seems to fit as a glove.

Added: Thursday 06 January 2011 08:59:04 PST


Submitted by: GK
From Millersville PA

Mr Mike, thanks for confirming I wasn't losing my mind re: episode haed to Head in Season 10.

No question about it, the writing, acting, and over all freshness of Five-O started to die in Season 9. Most of these episodes are pretty lame to laughable bad throughout as opposed to one or two eps in previous seasons.

I know some arguments have been made that the show jumped the shark far earlier (like season 5 or 6), but over all I felt it was still pretty solid throughout until this one (season 10). I have to say the horrible audio and picture sharpness aside, most of these episodes have been average to insipid. Danno, Chin and Duke are merely occasional bit players and you could almost sense that they might have resented it in their often wooden performances. Tall on the Wave is the only ep to feature any of them (Danno) in a prominent role and it's an average ep, but you can Jimmy Mac was more energetic and into his performance in this episode.

Since I've only seen a select few eps from the final two season, I can only envision how badly this ship started to leak when the writing was on the wall in Season 10. If this season sucks as bad as it does so far, I bet season 11 & 12 are pretty much God-awful :D of course I am a sucker for being a completist so I'll buy them, but certainly not because I feel they are going to be indispensable !

Added: Thursday 06 January 2011 00:13:07 PST


Submitted by: John
From Mtl Canada

In the last paragraph of the last post I forgot the word "jealous". Which I'm sure they are!

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 22:00:58 PST


Submitted by: John
From Montreal Canada

As a longtime 5-0 fan I have mixed feelings about the new show and the original;

1...in the original I enjoy the first couple of seasons more than the later ones. They seem to have more energy than later years with all the speeches and machine-gun stuff. Also the conservative style of hair and clothing in the late 60's is far more pleasing to the eye than that mid-late 70's train wreck of big hair, bellbottoms, leisure suits and McGarretts big hats and scarves!!!

2...As for the new show it is, in my opinion, not comparable simply because of the time lapse between the two. It can easily be argued that the acting level is now far better and the same for cinematography. Inversely the incessant commercials and the hyperactivity of the new show do nothing for me.

In fairness to the new show and the later seasons of the original part of why I like the early seasons is just that I do, personal preference, that why I have a bunch of 60's cars in my garage. Just my thing.

I think the new show is an excellent show by modern standards and I will watch it. But I watch it because of the link to the original and for my love of Hawaii. I just don't connect with any of these new modern shows. I guess I'm showing my age!

The original show was out of date before it's run ended, when Magnum came out in 80 I recall saying to my self then that 5-0 looked old all of a sudden.

One thing we can all probably agree on is how the new show has brought attention to the original, without it I'm not so sure the DVD's would have made it to the twelth season. Besides just think how the fans of shows like Rockford or Magnum must be that we have a remake and they don't!!!

Just my 2 cents

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 21:57:19 PST


Submitted by: boris
From spfld ma

thanks for keepin it real, Barbara.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 20:51:52 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

"The cast taped a thank you in case they won"

Actually, winners are notified in advance of the show so they can make sure their thank you's are broadcast. Looking for the video now, but not showing up online yet. Just couldn't stomach watching the ceremony itself. Yeeesh.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 19:48:14 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Hawaii Five-0 just won the People's Choice Award for best new drama. The cast taped a thank you in case they won. Award was presented by Pauley Perrette from NCIS (the forensics gal). Congrats to cast and crew!!

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 19:38:28 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

GK, I noticed those two weird things that you did ... the screen-like pattern as well as the large freeze-frame of Duke.

Strange that I never noticed them the first time I saw them, because they are both on the TV print that I have from many years ago.

As far as the "honeycomb" effect is concerned, that may be excused because the TV I was using back them was not as large and sharp as the one I am now.

[I just noticed that this effect is also visible when McGarrett and Danno enter the flower shop, around 34:06. Incidentally, the address of the flower shop is 3046.]

The "freeze frame" looks very similar to a shot from the main title credit for Duke. You can compare them here (with a flopped shot to make the picture as seen in Head to Head look like the one in the titles):

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/images/duke/

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 15:30:47 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

see the powerful HOOKMAN again: stoner wears shades .
not good since look closely when he is targeting the funeral cop, you can see the crew filming on the shades

i remember see THE MATRIX films, i could clearly see the film lights on keanu's sunglasses.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 15:11:55 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Just watched the first 3 episodes of season 10 and the audio quality is much lower than it was in the previous settings. I had to have my TV volume up at twice the level I do for the earlier DVDs.

As for the picture quality, it varies from scene to scene. Some scenes look good while others leave a lot to be desired. It would have been nice to have some consistency in that.

However, the DVDs are still watchable and I'd rather have this than nothing at all.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 15:03:16 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

@ Gal

oops

yer right

the BIG game is monday but that's on ESPN not ABC
(ESPN had all the games but only 2-3 bowls are regular tv...Cotton Bowl is friday on Fox. shame, i have cable but no ESPNs)

and new episode will be after AFC Championship Jan 23

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 14:40:24 PST


Submitted by: uncle zen
From new york

i love hawaii and its wonderful culture. my wife and i have a timeshare on kauai and visit every year. the new hawaii five-o series is simply terrific!

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 14:02:46 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

With regard to next week's show:

An original episode of “Hawaii Five-0″ will be broadcast immediately after the NFL’s AFC Championship game Jan. 23 on CBS, according to a news release.

“The NFL on CBS’s” coverage of the AFC Championship game will start at 5:30 p.m.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 10:37:19 PST


Submitted by: Vrinda


From "Well...The nay-sayers will find someway to hate this latest episode. But I stack this episode against ANY episode from Seasons 1-3 of the original show.

The acting (regulars) on this show, as I have stated from day one, is overall better than the old show. The stories are getting tighter..and finally Alex is starting to get the character down more pat....

Yeah, I can't wait to read the darts thrown at me this time, but oh well...this show is getting better.

In fact, I'll go one further. Every reboot character, IMO, is better than their original season one counterpart except one...McGarrett. And he's improving..And I like the new wofat..the chairman did great!!!"

There is no way the reboot characters are better than the originals. James MacArthur was serious and professional, which Scott Caan's Danno is not. Daniel and Kam are similar - both sincere and dedicated - but one is not better than the other. Zulu was funny and did more in his role than Grace's Kono does. He tailed suspects, questioned them, had numerous informants all over the island which he tapped regularly, and got to beat up criminals.

The acting in the new one is nowhere near better, with the childish bickering between the male leads, and the lack of any intellectual and logical dialogue in terms of discussing each case like the original had. This episode did have a plausibility problem with the sister's kidnapping which Mike explained, and the tooth. Also, the motorcycle scene was out of place, and the Japanese punks looked too conspicuous.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 10:37:15 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From lack of sleep...and sense

Ignore my last post: i meant that it would be ncie to have a male DA

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 09:40:30 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From oh boy,,,

http://bit.ly/dNpf0f

It would be nice to have a male since we already made the Governor and Kono female and as the new cast member may be able-would be nice to have a female DA. :p

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 09:35:46 PST


Submitted by: big H
From Raleigh, NC

Rick said (several days ago)..."Hey Big H, yeah FACE was her first role. I watched THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES recently. Heavy Stuff."

LOL, Rick, you must have watched the very showing of TDOW&R that I dvr'd!! Trying to find some time to watch it. Post-Christmas busy-ness is consuming me. There's no good stuff like the old stuff. Racking my brain to try and remember if Ms. Remick was on an original five-o ep, but I'm sure you can tell me!! BTW...my girlfriend was the "featured twirler" in her college band (30 years ago!!) at WVU. I told her I want her to see Lee Remick's role in FACE one day.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 09:31:27 PST


Submitted by: Glenn
From Orlando, FL (USA)

Hi Mike,

Yes, the woman I spoke with did think I had a defective set and suggested getting a replacement - however, when she connected me with their "Consumer Line", I had to leave a message and I was VERY clear at that point that there was many complaints regarding the remastering of the S10 set - I also asked if that had the best, possible film master to work with and to please give me a call back in regards to how the set was produced.

As of now, I have not heard back from them, but I might try again - so, if anyone else would like to call, feel free to do so - perhaps, it might do some good...:)

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 09:16:42 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Five-0: Thanks for the info. Looking forward to my visit there in the spring.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 07:40:02 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Glenn, it sounds like the woman you talked to at CBS/Paramount about the season 10 DVDs misunderstood you. It sounds like she thought you had a problem with only YOUR set being defective in some way, in which case you typically would just return the set to the store for a replacement. If anyone else is contacting CBS/Paramount, they should make sure and emphasize that it's not just your set which has a problem, but all of them. There are complaints about the quality of the transfer not only here, but also at amazon.com and in the Home Theater Forum.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 07:36:41 PST


Submitted by: Mark
From Denver

I saw Michael Timothys post on the Champ tool box, I hope he is still reading. I wanted to ask how the '68 is doing, would love to see some recent detailed photos, or maybe some video. LOVE THAT CAR! Nice to see the '05 photos with JMac.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 07:28:52 PST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From My heart is in Hawai`i

Say what you will, but I'm thoroughly enjoying Season 10. I feel that "Invitation to Murder" is outstanding! It borrows from the style of Agatha Christie and the English mysteries of the 1930s-1950s. For a story of this type, that style works very well. Just think of McGarrett as Hercule Poirot, and it all makes sense.

Season 10 takes liberties that earlier seasons did not. It dares to look at issues from a more academic viewpoint, asking philosophical questions and not strictly investigative ones. In "Frozen Assets," for example, we are introduced to the then-new science of cryogenics and to the risk of fraud that the field carries with it. Here, again, we see the English mystery at work, for what is Mildred Natwick's character but an updated Miss Marple?

Some people feel that Five-0 ceased to be a good show after Season 6. I disagree. It DID cease to be a strict police procedural with a format at rigid as a sonnet, as Jack described it in its early seasons, but with its enormous popularity - as well as the need to expand and grow with the mere passage of time - it earned the privilege of branching out, exploring, and doing things a little bit differently. I say bravo to Jack, who was behind a lot of that, and to CBS for allowing both the exploration and the resurgence in popularity of the earlier ways of presenting a mystery.

As you said, the updating of the English mystery in such episodes as "Invitation to Murder" ushered in the very popular "Murder, She Wrote." Angela Lansbury portrayed Miss Marple before she took on "Murder, She Wrote." Being English, she was able to add a touch of Miss Marple to her role in the new series.

And, so, again, Five-0 paved the way. It was the torch bearer in several areas, including but not limited to:
- sophisticated (for its day) police procedural
- filming on location
- exploring the issues of the day
- exploring traditional mystery solving

Most of all, it taught, as well as entertained. We learned about art, poetry, history, forensics, pathology... The list is endless. In short, one night each week, we received a liberal arts education.

Bravo!!!

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 07:19:36 PST


Submitted by: dave rogers
From salem, mass

man, i feel bad for continuously bashing season 10 shows. but it's really hard to remain silent after watching "invitation to murder." i mean really, it's nothing more than the blueprint for "Murder She Wrote" except it's mcgarrett who does all the snooping. he's the head of an elite crime stopping organization that breaks up organized crime, assassination attempts, drug cartels and is so highly trusted in washington that he goes indercover to play Control.

yet, in "invitation to murder" he's roped into attending a will reading that happens to coincide with the death of the first victim?

can you imagine mcgarrett agreeing to this in first place earlier in the series? he'd be like: uhhh, i have to stop wo fat from making off with the nuclear missle tracking device, sorry.

just horrible.

my wife however, said she really like the episode and was able to figre out what was behing the whole thing. she's also a big murder she wrote fan.

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 06:07:12 PST


Submitted by: GK
From Millersville PA

Obviously, I meant freeze frame of "Duke" not Duhe (???) in my post below. Sorry for the typos, very tired and not very focused when I wrote this at 5:10 AM

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 02:14:43 PST


Submitted by: GK
From Millersville PA

Noticed two very weird things while watching the episode Head to Head from Season 10.

Wanted to see if anyone else took note of these oddities: Which I'll hasten to add, were miraculously NOT noted in Mr Mike's normal ANALysis :D

At 17:20-17:50 (on my DVD player, there seem to be a weird filter on the main camera used as you can actually see the honeycomb effect of the filter overlay on the camera lens in the picture. It's particularly noticeable as Stevo and Danno pull up to the apartment they think they will find Fabian in, but instead first meet Marsh at.

Also toward the end of the episode, at approximately 45:47 there is the oddest freeze frame of Dueh (actually it looks like a more enlarged version of his opening credit still, that seems totally incongruous with the scenery at the marina and totally makes zero sense to the story line, it was jarringly odd looking and completely out of place.

Anyone else note these weirdities ? Mr Mike you love this linda crap, check it out and please tell me I wasn't hallucinating ! :D

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 02:12:02 PST


Submitted by: Five-0
From Honokowai Beach

Hi Barbara... Honolulu residents are notified usually a couple days in advance of road and street closures when filming will occur so residents know which roadways to avoid while getting to and from work by the local TV news and Star Advertiser newspaper...
Other than that I have no other information...

I moved out to Ka'anapali Beach Maui in Sept. so i have not been keeping up with the schedules.

With so many episodes a year to shoot and since very little of it appears to be backstage, they probably will be filming a good part of it on location as long as weather permits.

There be Whales here! and an occassional Monk Seal too :!cool:

Added: Wednesday 05 January 2011 00:51:47 PST


Submitted by: KD MCGarrett is back to book miscreants...
From book me Danno...

I saw the last 30 mins of the show. It isn't Five-O but there were some good moments. The Governor actually had a part and rattled sabers with Steve. So much for Mary's demise-the rumors were wrong about her death. The problem is the pacing so one has to watch twice. As a crime show set in Hawai'i this one was a marked improvement and Mark does a great job. I liked AOL's double take upon seeing Wo Fat-it was a "haven't we met before?" look as a homage to the original.

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 21:23:40 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Hey Five-0...do you know how long they will be filming to the end of season 1? My plans are to come there in April or May. Seems to me that they could be done filming by then.

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 20:19:28 PST


Submitted by: Five-0
From A block from the Beach

Aloha Barbara, MJQ ... Yes... that could be the big secret about Wo Fat's illusive nature... I call it "Hiding in plain sight"... But putting blood enemies like the Yakusa and Triad bosses together in the same room is like putting boiling water on a burn...

I doubt in real life that would ever happen... At least not without someone losing his Head sooner or later... To much bad blood and history between the two...

Maybe that's how Wo Fat gets his "Promotion"...

I'm real curious to see where the writers are taking us on this one?

The Yakusa thugs at the Pipeline were definately low rate numbers runners or collectors...

Personally I have not seen very many Yakusa like that while living here in Hawaii, although some of the younger tourists from certain Japanese areas like Shinjuku do look and dress the part and frequent the rave clubs and the like quite often.

By the way, I heard we had the best weather in the entire world right here in Hawaii yesterday... So pack your bags, book your flights and maybe you will be lucky enough to see the 5-0 filming first hand in Waikiki ...

:!cool:

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 19:59:25 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Just got season 10 in the mail today from the USA. The picture of Jack Lord on the cover is definitely Photoshopped - too many smoothed out areas on his face to be realistic.

I'll start watching them tonight (my time) and let you know how I found the picture quality and sound.

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 18:27:28 PST


Submitted by: Michael Timothy
From Palatine, IL

The "Champ" box was last seen by me (quite literally) in the trunk of Nordlum's '74 Marquis Brougham during the 1996 Ohana-fest gathering. He had miscellaneous tool inside, helpful for keeping the car going. They better put it back where they found it, or there's gonna be hell to pay.

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 17:45:48 PST


Submitted by: John
From Montreal

At the end of last nights episode in Canada (Global) they announced that next week would be another new episode. We shall see.

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 16:07:30 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

Mr. Hirim queried:

"another rerun next monday...weird scheduling"

Not really, BCS National Championship game is next Monday. No sense running a new ep when a large chunk of your target demo will be elsewhere.

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 16:03:37 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

another rerun next monday?

didn't see hilights for next week's episode.

weird scheduling

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 14:43:21 PST


Submitted by: John
From Montreal

A much better episode but still the annoying music and "compressed" story feeling, I'll have to watch it again on Hulu tonight to understand half of what happened. Too bad they don't have 51 minutes to tell the story like the old days.
The motorcycle up the stairs thing had a bit of that silly late season McGarrett blasting the bad guys with the machine gun from the chopper feel to it.
Oh well, beats watching some dumb "reality" show...

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 13:54:00 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

loved the therapist line from danny to McG after McG drove up the stairs with the cycle. hmm, the new Riggs and Murtaugh a la Lethal Weapon. good episode , A-.

to the old shows, noticed season 9 shows have titles in quotes and some no quotes. why was that?

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 13:37:08 PST


Submitted by: Glenn
From Orlando, FL (USA)

Well, I called CBS/Paramount (323-956-5000) and voiced my concerns regarding the S10 DVD set - the lady that I spoke with ask me how it looked and whether I returned it for another set if I was not happy with it - she then connected me with their "Consumers Line" which is basically a voice mail service where one can voice their opinions regarding their products.

Anyway, I left a message with my phone number and will see if someone will get back to me. I also asked if there was any other complaints regarding S10 and she said, no...so if anyone else is interested in voicing their opinions, please give them a call at the number at the top...lets see what happens...:)

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 13:31:44 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

Five-O commented: "...but then again that's what you get when you hire writers from the Mainland to write a show based in Hawaii."

If memory serves, Freeman didn't want his writers on set or even in Hawaii. He told them to write good stories and not worry about the location. They wrote their scripts from the Mainland for the first couple of seasons at least.

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 09:24:06 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

MORE RANDOM RAMBLING ABOUT LAST NIGHT'S SHOW (SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY):

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is the epitome of a slimy villain. Compared to him, the lawyers that Kwan Hi Lim played (to relate to recent discussion) are like Bambi. Tagawa is SOOOO evil!!

The banter between McGarrett and Danno was much less obnoxious than usual, and actually was relevant to the story and advanced the plot.

Kono kicked serious ass, bossing people around! Yes!!

You have to wonder if that flap about Taryn Manning's character getting killed off and bad mouthing the producers as a result a few weeks ago was all a set up.

To talk about McG's sister kicking out the tail light some more... Even on my crappy old Pontiac Firefly, there was a plastic "door" in the body shell inside the trunk area where you could remove the door if you wanted to service the light. You didn't have direct access to the tail light so you could kick it out. And this was on a very "economical" car. Can anyone determine what kind of car the bad guys were using in this scene? I should find out and go to a local dealer and take a picture of inside the trunk.

The yakuza guys inside the Pipeline Club were pretty low budget. I've always thought Yakuza in Japan were very concerned with appearance (like dressing with suits and ties, for example), but these guys in Hawaii were a bunch of Japanese punk morons with spiked hair and punky Japanese motorcycles.

Could the sister really have knocked the guy's tooth out? It didn't look like a front tooth, but a molar or something.

I would say this show was like 110%, otherwise how could I have ignored the music? They didn't seem to be using many (if any) of the usual "stock themes."

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 08:52:56 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

I just read some of your reviews for the new show and I think there is an obvious bias against the new show.

Uh, Robert, why don't you read some of the reviews I have given for the old show? (Like those for the recently-available 10th season -- link is at the top of the page.). There is equal "bias" for both old and new.

I can't wait to see what you give the latest episode...there has to be a hole somewhere in it to earn a three star review.

Pretty punny, considering the "hole" in the floor of the evidence room was one of the reasons I didn't like the previous show which, aside from that absurd plot development, was pretty good (though not as good as the one last night).

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 08:21:03 PST


Submitted by: Steve D
From Fairfax VA

What a great show last night. **** quality!!

Did Al Harrington have more lines last night than in all of his work on the original show combined?

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 07:50:07 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Five-0 writes: "I still havn't yet figured out why Wo Fat (a Chinese National Spy/ Underworld Triad/Tong kingpin) is doing working for the Yakusa"

Scene possibly made it look like he was "working for the Yakusa." But my impression was that he wasn't there so much as an underling but possibly as the leader of that whole golfing group or at least an ally. Smartly slithered away when McGarrett told him the game was over. That's what I loved about last night's show was that it resolved one thing and set up future puzzles.

Five-0 - you must really enjoy seeing and knowing a lot of the people and places in the new show. Hopefully I will in Hawaii in April/May timeframe to see some things for myself.

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 07:30:31 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Funny, Mr. Mike! I loved that scene. Always liked Jean Smart.

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 07:28:47 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

When the Gov asked McG for a beer, he should have whipped one out of the fridge, saying "Sure, why not, you're paying for it!"

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 07:26:37 PST


Submitted by: Five-0
From Paradise

Aloha again!

Oh, correction about the Ohana East Hotel shot Location... My spell checker did it again... its at 3 way intersections of Kaiulani st/Kanekapolei st. on Kuhio Ave.

Spell check mistook it for Kannapali which is where I live now... I'm surprised most scenes are actually shot in the Waikiki /Kapiolani park area...

The tourists must love it, & Local drivers must hate it!
:!thinking:

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 02:02:49 PST


Submitted by: Five-0
From Just about everywhere in tonights episode

The screeching tires u-turn was outside my old site at the Ohana East Hotel on Kuhio and Ka'anapali sts... Best post in Waikiki...

The Yakusa hangout was at the Pipeline cafe (surprized they didn't change the name for the shoot!)

The 'Beachboys surfboard rental' Harrington was resurected at is at Kalakaua and Kapahulu sts.

The backdrops were realtime, not edited as someone suggested...

I still havn't yet figured out why Wo Fat (a Chinese National Spy/ Underworld Triad/Tong kingpin) is doing working for the Yakusa, but then again that's what you get when you hire writers from the Mainland to write a show based in Hawaii...

...All in all the show was very good.

I recognize most of the HPD cops...Aloha...
Waikiki Beach was my stomping grounds... but then again that's why they called me 5-0 ...
My regards to Boyd and Milton Andradi ...& Sgt Namoka, Weed and Seed...

Michael E. Hedges Hawaiian Knights Saga

:!cool:
:!mad: :)

Added: Tuesday 04 January 2011 01:45:18 PST


Submitted by: RobertScorpio
From San Diego

Mike...I love you man, but I just read some of your reviews for the new show and I think there is an obvious bias against the new show. Yes, it is your site, and you can say whatever you want, but to give the Christmas episode a three-star rating is a bit of a stretch. I can't wait to see what you give the latest episode...there has to be a hole somewhere in it to earn a three star review...

And the so called "suspend reality" stuff is a bit of a stretch since the old show did the exact same thing all the time, and got 4 stars. NINE DRAGONS included...

They do make colored lenses for glasses other than the rose-tinted ones you seem to be wearing..

Just keeping it real...

Aloha

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 23:21:43 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

A very good show, the best yet, which was totally logical! I couldn't believe it. No WTF moments. I didn't like the business with the sister in the trunk, though. Hello ... surely the guys driving the car could hear her talking to McGarrett and could hear her kicking out the tail light!

Oh yeah, I figured out what drives me crazy about those goddamned projected backdrops. They are NOT IN FOCUS. Watch the old shows where they actually strapped a camera on to the car. You don't see the background behind the car (which is almost always the real background) as a blur!

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 23:15:04 PST


Submitted by: RobertScorpio
From San Diego

Well...The nay-sayers will find someway to hate this latest episode. But I stack this episode against ANY episode from Seasons 1-3 of the original show.

The acting (regulars) on this show, as I have stated from day one, is overall better than the old show. The stories are getting tighter..and finally Alex is starting to get the character down more pat....

Yeah, I can't wait to read the darts thrown at me this time, but oh well...this show is getting better.

In fact, I'll go one further. Every reboot character, IMO, is better than their original season one counterpart except one...McGarrett. And he's improving..And I like the new wofat..the chairman did great!!!

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 23:14:43 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

"Wow. This was the best episode I've seen BY FAR! O'Loughlin wasn't upstaged by Caan, wasn't cowering in the shadow of Lord."

DJ....I agree with you post (above). I'm glad you tuned in tonight to see Al Harrington because it truly was an excellent show. Scott Caan did his thing but it didn't overwhelm each scene. And Alex held his own. Loved the chemistry between him and Mary.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 22:41:29 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Barbara: JulieS, I agree with you that it is weird to see Larry Wilcox as a bad guy in "Young Assasins," so I'm curious what you think of Erik Estrada in "Engaged to be Buried?" It's a much bigger part, but his Rono character has a certain charm just like Ponch in "CHiPs."

I agree that Erik Estrada had a little bit that Ponch charm. The only other thing I had seen him in was years ago in "The Cross and the Switchblade", and that role wasn't that much further removed from the one he play in H5O.

I've only seen Larry Wilcox play a bad guy in one other role in an episode of "MacGyver" but he was older and had put on some weight. I got used to him seeing him as a good guy in "CHiPs" and "Lassie".

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 21:32:31 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From Pittsburgh

JulieS, I agree with you that it is weird to see Larry Wilcox as a bad guy in "Young Assasins," so I'm curious what you think of Erik Estrada in "Engaged to be Buried?" It's a much bigger part, but his Rono character has a certain charm just like Ponch in "CHiPs."

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 20:49:13 PST


Submitted by: DJ
From North Liberty, IA

I had stopped watching the new show after five episodes, but wanted to catch Al Harrington tonight.

Wow. This was the best episode I've seen BY FAR! O'Loughlin wasn't upstaged by Caan, wasn't cowering in the shadow of Lord.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 20:40:30 PST


Submitted by: Pete
From Central Oregon

The new Hawaii 50: The background music too loud and doen't need to be the entire time. My wife and I can't get all of the actors dialog.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 20:19:51 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

Oh my goodness. Tonight's show was excellent. My favorite show this season. Kept you intrigued from the moment it began until the end. Won't disclose details because not everyone has seen it. But all 4 main characters were excellent. And what a treat it was to see Al Harrington again. I won't give any details about Steve's sister, Mary, but she played her role beautifully. Had a little tear in my eye at the end. I'm anxious to hear how Mr. Mike felt about it. Great show.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 20:10:59 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

Just did a quick check of the website of the TV network that will be showing the new version here and they now have a couple of web pages up for it...

http://bit.ly/eeblL6

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 20:09:44 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Anne Francis, who starred in the wretched tenth season episode "When Does a War End?" has passed away. I don't think she will be remembered for this show, even though some of her obituaries are mentioning it...

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 20:05:43 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From Australia

My minor problem with "The Young Assassins" is with seeing Larry Wilcox as a bad guy and a murderer when I'm so used to seeing him as nice guy - Officer Baker in "CHiPs"

As for the new version of the show, apparently they are showing the promos on TV for it here in Australia. I haven't seen it yet myself but a number of my friends have.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 20:05:13 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From NYC

DVR alert for JMac fans...

Friday January 7th
Hang 'Em High
AMC
2:45PM

This is the movie that got him noticed by Lenny Freeman. Small part, but he carried it off very well.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 19:15:52 PST


Submitted by: Raymond
From Burbank, CA

Speaking about guest actors. An honorable mention has got to go to Tasi (Manu Tupou) in "A Matter Of Mutual Concern". Was there ever a better confrontation with McG then with Tasi? Loved that guy. I don't recall him being on any other episodes. I think I remember he was on a couple later in the series but I'm not sure.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 19:05:03 PST


Submitted by: Raymond
From Burbank, CA

I think the weakest part of "Young Assassins" was their groups purpose. I'm trying to remember their cause....I think it was releasing one of their own from jail or something. I'm not sure but I remember their cause was too corny. Their dedication to the cause seemed so phony. No intelligent dialog between them. There was no Communist Manifesto discussions or something similar about any kind of controversial manuscript. When I first saw the episode, I liked the opening. A peaceful time on a Hawaiian beach turning violent. I had hope at first but it faded fast. Didn't they have a real stupid name too? Like Peoples Attack Group, or something like that. How corny.

As far as Welcome To Our Branch Office...Peee Yewwww!!!!
That episode was terrible. Why did you bring it up? I have a bad taste in my mouth now. I'll need to go watch Nightmare In Blue now to get rid of it. The same goes for I'll Kill 'Em Again. El stinko.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 18:54:04 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From NYC

Maybe when Harry Endo and Josie Over (there's a dirty joke in there already) get together and hit a little weed, he gets the cotton-mouth and she gets the dry eye syndrome.

Josie is very striking looking, but i wouldn't want her getting angry at me. Dangerous.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 18:40:13 PST


Submitted by: Steven
From Miami

RE: Favorite Stock Actors

Kwan Hi Lim gets my vote, especially after his role as Sazari in "Wooden Model of a Rat." He delivers those great lines with such dubious arse-kissing smarm!

"I am composed entirely of ears, Mr. March." LOL!

And as much as I love Josie Over, I can't help but be distracted by her rapidfire eye blinking! Watch her eyes as she speaks her lines...

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 18:09:20 PST


Submitted by: boris
From spfld ma

The scenario is believable, like Manson, for example. But it didnt work for me - the propoganda dialogue seemed ridiculous and the kids didnt look like killers.

That said, other than that, it was a good ep. So was Kill em Again. But if anything it seems s7 had this property of attempting adventurous plots which the writing didnt often back up.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 15:26:38 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

What was so far-fetched about "Young Assassins"?

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 14:55:38 PST


Submitted by: boris
From springfield, ma

How about Seth Sekai? Talk about charisma! And who knows how Gerald Waialae is? Haha. That guy is legend!

Okay, my top 5 from season 7. A little late but always controversial.

We Hang Our Own
Right Grave, Wrong Body
A Woman's Work is with a Gun
Hostage
Diary of a Gun

Season Stinker: Welcome to our Branch Office. Come on!

This seams to be the season of far-fetched writing: branch office, young assassins, even kill em again.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 14:27:45 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

I loved Fujiwara in "3,000 Crooked Miles". But he was probably best in "One Born Every Minute" and "You Don't Have to Kill". Also loved him as Danno's cop buddy in "The Waterfront Steal".

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 14:14:45 PST


Submitted by: Raymond
From Burbank, CA

No question. Tommy Fujiwara gets my vote too. I loved his acting in "You Don't Have To Kill To Get Rich, But It Helps" and "The Burning Ice". I didn't like as much his role in "3000 Crocked Miles To Honolulu". I think he is much better as the bad guy. I also liked his role in "One Born Every Minute". I think Fujiwara at his best was buying the jewelry from Harper on the overpass in "The Burning Ice". I also loved his scene with Shatner in "You Don't Have To Kill..." when he's in the hotel room and Toliver reveals his real intentions.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 13:43:13 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

Agree=Fujiwara's smile--Priceless!

BLOOD MONEY IS HARD TO WASH , notice when McG looks down on Jovanko at the hotel, behind McG's head is a screen perhaps to deal with the sun , i dunno...but the screen jerks up and down...look closely...a weak episode with that hilarious stock explosion in McG's office. amazing McG's suit is not messed but the other guys , all ripped up.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 13:20:39 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From the other people

Ringfire: Boris and I talked about having a little 'best of' contest for the recurring bit players. But maybe you're the one to kick it in. It is difficult to compare Tommy and Kwan Hi. They are both so great. I go with Kwan Hi, but i do love Tommy. And then Robert Luck, Lippy, and let's not forget Josie Over. The women don't often get the funny roles, but she's really good. Also, there are plenty of repeat Haole actors who are great, like Bill Edwards.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 12:28:59 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From Philadelphia

So that got me thinking. Who is your favorite "stock" actor on the show? I'm taking about guys like Kwan Hi Lim, Yankee Chang, Galen Kam, Robert Luck, Lippy Espinda, etc. As much as I love Kwan Hi Lim (he's definitely my second favorite) the #1 prize has to go to the eternal-grinner Tommy Fujiwara!! I swear that smile could cure cancer! Absolutely love the guy!!! No one had a better combination of shiftiness + trustworthiness than Tommy! It was all in that smile of his.

Added: Monday 03 January 2011 10:51:04 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From the land of Kwan Hi

Raymond, yes, SKINHEAD is where Kwan Hi Lim is out-of-control excellent; one of my all-time favorite episodes. FUNNY as hell. But in THE SUNDAY TORCH, it's great to see him alongside Danno, brandishing a fire-arm, and generally kicking ass! I think Kwan Hi is my favorite of all regular regulars.

Added: Sunday 02 January 2011 14:39:37 PST


Submitted by: Kristin
From Massachusetts

Okay maybe everyone is right about the 10th season dvd of Hawaii Five-O not being remastered. Why the heck did CBS not remaster it? So ignore my previous comment. Though I am not having any trouble with the audio.

Added: Sunday 02 January 2011 13:42:27 PST


Submitted by: Raymond
From Burbank, CA

I don't remember Kwan Hi Lim playing that big a role in The Sunday Torch. I do remember him the most in Skinhead. Now, that was a performance. But, being a judge in real life didn't hurt him.

Added: Sunday 02 January 2011 13:37:37 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

maybe for the cover of season 11, that famous McG smile from BARK AND THE BITE ("Book Me Danno";) should be there.

season 9 i bought (thank u borders coupon) , went right into MAN WITH A STEEL FRAME, a great episode w/ McG pummeling the Dos Equis guy ("Stay thirsty, McGarr----OWWWW!" lol).

and then thanks to mike's review on MAN ON FIRE , i went right to the end of that episode with its silly cannisters scene . however the final scene as pat hingle is taken away, there is danno with that smart ass smile and hingle grumbling his ass off and McG yells GOOD! love that one. McG arrested Higgins! and Mr Burdick from BLUE! oh no!
;)

Added: Sunday 02 January 2011 10:19:00 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From CHICAGO

I don't have the box set of Season 8 but from all the promo pics of the cover, I agree with you Mr. Mike about Jack Lord looking like Mike Connors. It's hard to believe that anyone who was familiar with the original series would select that photo for the cover.

Also, thanks for the info on the upcoming episode of the new series. I hope tomorrow night's episode is a good one. As with any new series, they used the first few months to get their sea legs under them. And from what I have read, the uncertainty of James MacArthur appearing put things a bit out of sinc. But it sounds like tomorrow's show will be intriguing.

Added: Sunday 02 January 2011 09:29:59 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From New York

Watched THE SUNDAY TORCH last night. (enjoying Season Six) Kwan Hi Lim had some great moments in this one. Damn, he's good.

Here are two slightly sad pictures from the Magnum Mania website:

http://bit.ly/gOTSOT
http://bit.ly/fE8RpQ

Added: Sunday 02 January 2011 09:23:11 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

What are the secrets of the Champ toolbox on Hawaii Five-O? The WWW site Hawaii Five-0 Undercover has lots of ideas: http://bit.ly/ePVERP

Added: Sunday 02 January 2011 08:42:57 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Al Harrington will appear in the show tomorrow night. He will be in a future episode as well, as will Dennis Chun as Duke:

http://bit.ly/gNNFaz

Added: Sunday 02 January 2011 08:38:32 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

I've archived December's postings and was able to put them on a single page because the total size was more manageable than it has been for the last few months.

Here are some boring statistics about the size of the archived files for the last year (link is at the bottom of the page).

It isn't totally accurate to compare the files from prior to September to those after because the Guestbook/Discussion Forum format changed in late September.

Jan 2010 - 207 KB
Feb 2010 - 200 KB
Mar 2010 - 249 KB
Apr 2010 - 117 KB
May 2010 - 218 KB
Jun 2010 - 261 KB
Jul 2010 - 310 KB
Aug 2010 - 340 KB
Sep 2010 - 654 KB
Oct 2010 - 812 KB
Nov 2010 - 571 KB
Dec 2010 - 361 KB

Added: Sunday 02 January 2011 08:20:10 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

The photo of Jack Lord on the season 8 box does not look like him at all. It looks more like Mike Connors of Mannix fame. I would be very curious to know where they got this photo.

The season 10 box set photo is also weird, as has been commented on here. It looks like Lord had plastic surgery, removing his wrinkles and other facial imperfections.

Speaking of season 10, does anyone notice that whenever McGarrett talks to Charlie, the woman who seemingly has replaced Che Fong, that he always has to make some smart comment to her, like words to the effect "You're really earning your salary," or "You really focus on small details"?

Added: Sunday 02 January 2011 07:15:51 PST


Submitted by: Marc P. Mailhot
From Westbrook, Maine

Is is my imagination...or is that Jack Lord's double...on the box cover of Season 8? Compare to the other ones.

And...I've taught both of my young grandsons...to say..."Book em".!!!

Have not watched much of the new series. Just got Season 10 and am digesting that as I missed many of those episodes so it's like seeing them for the 1st time.

Keep up the good work.

Be There...Aloha!

Added: Saturday 01 January 2011 16:43:51 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

@ raymond: yep! saw that fly
top of McG's hair

yipes!

Added: Saturday 01 January 2011 15:14:20 PST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From NYC

whoa! i printed out the seasons reviews (thank you mike) but this is the 1st time i see the NY Times story in the link you put. the original printout i have does not have it. i read the reviews and goofs as i see the episodes. i also noticed that in KEVIN DIES, during the danno-cute bikini gal chat, there is that stock shot of the exploding car, now i have the volume low but when the explosion comes up, IT'S LOUD!!!! whoa! had to lower but back to danno and girl, volume is lower. weird.
Hey! a Borders bookstore 50% off coupon! AHA! ya know what that means, i am getting the 9th season at borders within the hour 1/2 price! YAY! :!party:

Added: Saturday 01 January 2011 15:10:26 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From Vancouver

Nightmare in Blue provoked a very strong reaction in a New York Times op-ed piece when the show was originally broadcast. Check it out after my comments on the episode itself:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/5-0log6.htm#141

Added: Saturday 01 January 2011 14:15:26 PST


Submitted by: Kristin
From Massachusetts

I have been reading the comments about season 10 having audio and screen trouble. When I started watching last night I had no trouble at with the audio. The episodes look fine to me when also watching the show.

Added: Saturday 01 January 2011 13:53:46 PST


Submitted by: Raymond
From Burbank, CA

Some more about Nightmare In Blue...I think the run into the commercial when Andrea let's the cop into her house to "answer questions" has got to be the most chilling entrance to a commercial for the whole run of Hawaii Five-0. It still gives me chills when I see it. Also, when Tina goes over and finds Andrea beaten and raped, that scene is so chilling. Right out of a horror flick. Has there ever been another scene in Hawaii Five-0 that is as chilling?

Also, with the DVD's from Season 6 being such high quality, did anyone notice the fly land on McG's head while he was talking to Andrea in the hospital? Just as McG leaves the room, you can see the fly take off from the back of his head. Not a very sanitary hospital.

Added: Saturday 01 January 2011 11:04:15 PST


Submitted by: Raymond
From Burbank, CA

Speaking about Nightmare In Blue. Even though it is one of my favorite episodes, there is one line that really bugs me. When McG is in the hospital and wants to speak with that guys wife, the husband says something like, "Bull!! All you cops are alike. You'll ask her if she enjoyed it, did she fight....etc". I know I'm paraphrasing here but what McG says next is rather stupid. He says, "I never thought that. Do you?" What kind of question is that? You mean the husband is going to think his wife deserved it? They should of left out the "Do you?" part.

Added: Saturday 01 January 2011 10:41:35 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From Manhattan

KD: As with the issue of the inner workings of Che Fong's pie-hole, the McG ceiling glance issue is not a complaint of mine. It just seems odd; i've never seen another TV detective look at the ceiling. But you're probably right; next time i enter a dangerous crime scene, i'll give the ceiling a thorough going-over!

Added: Saturday 01 January 2011 10:34:18 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From Happy New Year folks!

@Otto

When McGarrett enters a crime scene, whether by kicking down the door or otherwise, he quickly surveys the room in darting glances, and almost always shoots a glance at the ceiling. What does he hope to find on the ceiling? A clue? A killer wedged in a corner ready to pounce? I suppose something COULD be up there, and McG is just a thorough cop.

Actually, it is stylistic and to be honest i also survey my surroundings whenever i go to a new place or somewhere dangerous. It also allows me to be more vigilant and to assess a situation. I find it also enables me to to think better. Others see me as more authoritative.

Added: Saturday 01 January 2011 09:45:20 PST


Submitted by: Steven
From Miami

"Blood Money is Hard to Wash" is my second-favorite S9 episode. Dane Clark's career goes back to the 1940s, when he was a fresh-faced kid appearing in the Oscar-winning short film "I Won't Play." Clark played a role similar to his part as Victor Jovanko in the seventh-season Mission: Impossible episode, "Hit." Plus there's his third Five-O role in "The Pagoda Factor."

I love that ragged toupee he wears and the generally bad and short-fuse attitude he has in both shows. He's also in S7's "Hostage", where he's a more sympathetic character. Love when those Golden Age actors still "have it" with the changing times of the late '60s and early '70s.

Added: Saturday 01 January 2011 06:48:53 PST


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