Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- January 2012

The Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- January 2012


The following are archived comments from January 2012. After looking around, please add your own comments!

Links back: Main PageDiscussion Forum Main PageDiscussion Forum Archives


Submitted by: otto
From: nyc

Hi Vrinda,

I know what you mean about equatorial regions. The sun goes straight down. But if you have season 7 or netflix streaming, check it out. It's is too hilarious. Almost broad daylight to pitch black in less than two minutes!!! it's pretty funny.

-O

Added: Tuesday 31 January 2012 23:12:48 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: N.J.

Hi, Otto,

I saw "We Hang Our Own" only once, but maybe the drive from the airport took a few hours, so it was evening by the time they got to the bar. In some places, it can be sunny one minute, and starting to turn dark within half-an-hour. It happened that way in India when I was there, and even now in Jersey with the regular, non-daylight savings time hours.

Added: Tuesday 31 January 2012 20:49:27 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

CBS Promo for the Season 12 DVD set (Facebook login not needed to view; doesn't work on iPhone, though):

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150525211481593

Added: Tuesday 31 January 2012 20:19:05 MST


Submitted by: otto
From: nyc

Here's a funny continuity error in the episode WE HANG OUR OWN (S-7). At the opening, Jay Farraday (Perry King) receives his brother Cam (Bruce Boxleitner) at the airport and takes him to a bar. It's late afternoon, but daylight abounds. They enter the bar. The scene plays continuously, no lapse in time, for fewer than two minutes when Cam goes out back of the bar with a girl he knows. It's pitch black outside all the sudden. So dark, in fact, that when her husband enters the scene you can barely see him. There are trees and a stream, so we know it's outside.

This kind of mistake does not affect my enjoyment of an episode, and this was a pretty good episode overall. Leslie Nielsen's brutish power-trip was detestable. Good show!

Added: Tuesday 31 January 2012 20:16:03 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

A fan who owns the Jack Lord book for sale on Amazon UK mentioned below sent me some information about it, plus some pictures of the book which I have put here:

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

The fan writes:

After James MacArthur passed away I'm sure I read something on the forum about books and someone posted about this one being written based on info easily obtained from websites.

I did try to find this entry in the forum archives but as yet have not found anything.

I have scanned a couple of pages for Dr. No, Sean Connery and Gary Cooper, but you will see from the index what the other sections are. The Third Mate section is a joke! The book has 6-7 blank pages and you'll notice how small some of the 'small print' is.

The green circle on the front cover says the same as the opening on the back cover: "High Quality Content by Wikipedia articles!" -- a total scam. With only 21 pages of the total 214 covering Jack Lord and Hawaii Five-O, 7 blank pages and 7 pages describing the role of third mate, the whole book is just laughable. I have since found out the cost about a year ago was £35 and they now have the cheek to be asking £43!

Added: Tuesday 31 January 2012 20:00:11 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: N.J.

Mike, that was too funny! You should be writing for the sitcoms, or SNL

Added: Tuesday 31 January 2012 14:39:36 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

You read about it here first: Behind the scenes scoop, confirming rumours about someone getting the axe from the new Five-O team. In the now-cancelled episode 17, Kono was to go undercover to investigate a money laundering operation run by an Israeli consortium smuggling bullion out of Hawaii in pineapple cans. While doing surveillance, she was captured and tied up by thugs. Tortured and humiliated by their boss, the sinister Abner Weichmann (Theodore Bikel, who starred in the original series), Kono let fly with a stream of anti-semitic profanities. Considering Grace Park was improvising the dialogue in this scene, she was immediately terminated from the show. She was replaced by Uma Thurman, playing the role of ex-HPD detective Benita Kahlua. Apparently following this, Alex O'Loughlin was complaining bitterly to executive producer Peter Lenkov about the fact that Thurman, 6 feet tall without heels, was making him uptight because of her height. He reportedly said that she was "too tall or ... too something."

Added: Tuesday 31 January 2012 13:01:32 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

http://amzn.to/xDdxkY

This seems to be a book on 'acting techinique'.

Edited by: Agnes F. Vandome, Frederic P. Miller, John McBrewster
Imprint: VDM Publishing House
Country of Publication: Mauritius
Dimensions: Height: 152mm, Width: 229mm, Spine: 6mm
Weight: 182g
ISBN: 9786131716638
ISBN 10: 6131716633
Pages: 116
Publication Date: July 2010
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher's Status: Active

Source: Abbey's Bookshop, Australia
(http://www.abbeys.com.au)

Added: Monday 30 January 2012 19:43:44 MST


Submitted by: Rita Ractliffe
From: LA,

I think I still have my original 16mm film of Hangman. Just need to get it copied to DVD. Any interest/offers?

Added: Monday 30 January 2012 16:40:57 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

also in BIRD IN HAND seeing parts of it again--yeah--yuck---at the 27 min mark, McG is talking to the photographer Angie in his office . his eyes are looking past her as if he is looking at cue cards.

Added: Monday 30 January 2012 14:11:18 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Anyone have any idea what this is?

http://amzn.to/xDdxkY

Added: Sunday 29 January 2012 23:44:33 MST


Submitted by: Otto
From: New York

HEY, in all the maelstrom of these scintillating conversations, have we lost our love for Vic Morrow in TWO DOVES AND MR. HERON??? What a weird character. Good performance. And the hollowness of Ritter's self-righteous hippy is so vast that it takes about six episodes of Three's Company to trust him again!

Added: Sunday 29 January 2012 22:35:15 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

ok........
LABRYINTH (that is a hard word to spell i admit)
ok........

i must say Tricia O'Neil is very very cute! she to me, resembles Patricia Charbonneau who was in the 1985 lesbian romance indie DESERT HEARTS.

but the episode, weird weird weird. um, Lisa or Christine or somebody...
then there is Red Door Red and i am like , huh? i give the show a C for cute Tricia. check out the freeze frame end as McG strikes a pose as if he's gonna slug the director. freeze the freeze frame and look at it for a minute :D sooooo funny.

oh! 37:23 mark : why is kimo GRABBING lori's arm as they + McG head to their cars but McG says wait a second? looks like kimo arresting lori. that was odd!

GOLDEN NOOSE gets the D+ rating. 4am outside the bank, still daytime, yep i remember this one, the temp gage at the bank (McG: "80!";) they hear the news in duke's car temps are 62 and cooler, just an awful episode and ed lauter's villain is ridiculous!

Added: Sunday 29 January 2012 14:54:17 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Re: "I'm also trying to get past all the TV shows which claim that "one of the team" is going to get sacked in an upcomming episode where it proves to be either some sort of ruse or the sacked party redeems themself during the episode and is rehired in the last 5 minutes."

It must be contract renegotiation time. You sign on the dotted line, agreeing to take a pay cut, and they save you in the last 5 minutes. You insist on a pay raise or make other demands, and you die in a horrible explosion, and the first three episodes of Season 3 are devoted to learning who set the explosion.

Added: Sunday 29 January 2012 14:22:24 MST


Submitted by: Bill K.
From: Detroit area

HMSS Weblog's post about the 12th season:

http://bit.ly/A0Ucu2

Added: Saturday 28 January 2012 19:01:25 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Interesting speculation about Monday, Feb. 13th episode (Vrinda and I are taking part in this discussion):

I saw on the spoiler site the governor sacks one of the team; does anyone know who it is? [from CBS press release: FIVE-0 NEARLY CAUSES AN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT AND ONE MEMBER PAYS FOR IT WITH THEIR JOB.]
=====
The governor probably got really upset that Lori wasn't doing her job and responded by firing Kono or Chin.
=====
What this means: the Governor will fire everyone except McGarrett, who will have to work with Lori and some new actor whose character is named "Kimo." He will be played by an actor usually known for "muscle" roles. Who would that be?
=====
Is William Smith doing anything now?
=====
Chin and Kono will be fired and Steve and Danno will have to work with WoFat! Who will turn out to have been a secret undercover agent of the CIA whose real name is Mike Jones.
=====
That is so funny and his CIA code name is Shelbourn right? Oh forgot Joe is Shelbourn or is it John, I'm still confused.

It's got to be Lori, why else would they release a new trailer giving four reasons to watch 5-0 showing our core four and NOT Lori if one of our regulars gets canned? and really, would they keep screwing around with Steve like that, he keeps losing people he can trust-give the man a break already and we know he probably never really trusted Lori since she was the Governor's plant. I mean with the former Governor being sooo honest with him I really don't think Steve would ever trust another governor or their 'plants'.
=====
No - Shelbourne is Joe and John - but they were once also CIA agents who went rogue and killed poor WoFat's (alias Mike Jones) daddy who had also secretly infiltrated the Yakuza on behalf of the CIA. This made WoFat determined to avenge his father's death by ridding the world of rogue CIA agents (Jenna was also a rogue CIA agent secretly). Initially WoFat (alias Mike Jones) thought Steve was also a rogue CIA agent so he pursued him but now he will realize his error (in the cliffhanging last episode of the season) and join Steve in his pursuit of liberty and justice for all. The advantage to this particular storyline is obvious - we get to see hunky WoFat (alias Mike Jones) each week!! Hopefully joining Steve with his shirt off.

Yeah of course it is Lori. You are right - why else the team of 4 TV ads but to let all those disaffected viewers know they should come back to H50 cause evil Lori is gone. And just to reassure y'all - Steve will be seen having a friends with benefits moment with Catherine.

LOL - and I am looking forward to it all!
=====
You forgot to add Wo-fart's [sic] world domination plans are always hatched at Subway on an Iphone using Bing!!
=====
I know someone on this board (I don't remember who) made an off-hand but authoritive comment that Lauren German would be on until 2:17.

The school bus kidnapping episode laid some of the groundwork for the Gov not being happy with Lori Weston.

I'm also trying to get past all the TV shows which claim that "one of the team" is going to get sacked in an upcomming episode where it proves to be either some sort of ruse or the sacked party redeems themself during the episode and is rehired in the last 5 minutes.

We'll see.
=====
I want to believe it...but then they went to North Korea and nothing happened. It was never mentioned.
=====
If Lori gets canned, I'm sure she will have been one of the lamest characters ever on a "major" TV show!

Oh yeah, with regard to Wo Fat teaming up with McGarrett, it will be proved that the two of them are actually fraternal twins, due to the fact that McG's (and Wo's) mother had sex with two different men, one white, one Asian, within a short space of time. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superfecundation.) This means in addition to daddy issues, McG will now have major mommy issues too. Hmmm, maybe the Asian guy was Hiro Noshimuri?!?
=====
But what it doesn't say is that this person probably gets hired back on at the end. We can't always believe the little tidbits of info they give us. Remember: McGarrett is rocked to his core when Chin Ho tells him some shocking news about Joe White? In that eposide I was really expecting Steve and Chin to have it out. I guess we'll have to wait and see if it is Lori and if she'll really be leaving.

Added: Saturday 28 January 2012 18:30:29 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

When I was in middle school they showed us the Williamsburg film. The whole 8th grade together in the auditorium. This was in 1970 when JL was starring in Five-O on prime time TV. Every scene he was in, all the kids would repeatedly yell "McGarrett! Hey it's McGarrett!" They had to shut it off more than once and tell us to stop.

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 22:06:05 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

I'll have to say that so far I'm finding Season 12 better than Season 11.

"A Shallow Grave" is the only episode form S12 (or S11, too, for that matter) that I remember seeing in the past. (For years, I thought the series ended with the final episode of Season 10, in which Chin is killed.)

:!pizza: <---- And why the hell is there an emoticon for "pizza"?!!!

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 19:35:07 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Two or three weeks ago, someone asked whether Marie ever appeared on Five-0. I don't really know, although I have wondered whether the lady walking past as McGarrett arrives at Intelligence offices in "Cocoon" might not have been she. In "A Bird in Hand..." (Season 9), Marie's picture appears on the wall of the photographer's apartment. Check at 27 minutes and some seconds. You'll see it several times. She's wearing a large hat.

Also in "A Bird in Hand...", among the photographs are some that seem like they might have inspired some of Jack's paintings; e.g., one of Haleakala, a volcano on Maui. There are others. Take a look and see what you think.

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 16:27:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

BIG laughs :D when danno undercover buys drinks for the lovely Luna and the bartender begs for more $$$ with danno's reaction priceless!

and then this classic confrontation playing pool

Guardino---what a great great actor! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIVdR7qdiFU

Simms: "when you get to the top , i'll be waiting for ya" McG waves bye ....whatta moment!

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 15:15:16 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Carry me back to old Virginny

A bit about Colonial Williamsburg: It is a historical site, yet a privately owned one, incorporated as the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Its purpose was to conduct archaeological studies about the history of the second colony settled by Europeans in America. The first was Jamestown, closer to the Atlantic Ocean, although both were settled in 1607.

As the archaelogical studies progressed, an idea was formulated to reconstruct houses and other structures, such as the printing shop and the blacksmith's shop, based on the findings of the studies. Today, most of those houses are occupied as residences, although I believe they are owned by the Foundation (please correct me if I'm wrong).

The historical section comprises roughly sixteen square blocks located within the city of Williamsburg. It is bordered to the west by William & Mary University. Within and adjacent to the historical section are other historic, yet newer (18th century) structures, such as Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. As such, even when one is not within Colonial Williamsburg, per se, one feels that s/he has stepped some 300 years into the past. It is a wonderful way to while away a weekend.

Although the "Colonial Williamsburg: Story of a Patriot" film is a bit pricey, it includes other features. One of those is an in-depth story about the remastering of the film, which as Mike said, dates to 1957. Before the task was undertaken, a debate was held about whether to remaster the existing film or to make a new film with current-day actors. Fortunately, they chose to remaster the original. It was an expensive venture, all of which was paid for with private donations (I believe).

For more information, visit
http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/
http://www.history.org/

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 12:13:25 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Does anyone have any speculation why William Smith was selected to join the show? His major role prior to this was as the villain Falconetti in the TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man. I guess when James MacArthur suddenly notified the producers that he was not returning for the final season, this put them in a bind. But Smith seems totally wrong ... at least for a recurring role. I can see him as a guest star in Lion in the Streets and Good Help is Hard to Find, but that's about it.

This brings to mind other head-scratching performances, one of which is Peter Strauss (seen in Five-O's Death with Father) as the cool detective Peter Gunn in Blake Edwards' TV movie-remake of this show in 1989. Or, some would say, Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett. Someone on IMDB even dragged up an old criticism of O'Loughlin's character on The Shield, where he had replaced the beloved Curtis "Lem" Lemansky and was supposed to be a replacement for the character of Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis). Note: I am talking about the CHARACTER being replaced, not Chiklis as an actor.

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 11:40:31 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Williamsburg - Story of a Patriot is available on DVD from the site connected with Williamsburg (I think this is a U.S. historical site or a national park). Unfortunately, the DVD is not cheap, especially considering this is a relatively short movie. There is some world's record associated with this movie, BTW, it is the longest-showing film ever in a commercial location, since 1957. The score to this movie is by Bernard Herrmann, who has his fans. The soundtrack to this has been issued on CD (a re-recording of the ST, not the original).

Speaking of Chrome and Hot Leather, most descriptions of this film say that the Green Beret whose GF gets knocked off is "coming home from Vietnam." But the opening "combat" sequences, supposedly in Vietnam, don't make any sense. There are these US troops who run into some Vietnamese guys who are mowing grass or working on rice paddies or whatever, but the Vietnamese guys totally ignore them. Suddenly the Vietnamese pull out these machine guns and start blasting the Yanks, many of whom just fall to the ground while shooting back (i.e., they don't hide behind anything). There is a terrific firefight, but it doesn't look like anyone gets killed or even injured (correct me on this if I am wrong). The Vietnamese guys are quickly subdued, and put into a large army truck along with several members of the army guys. This makes me think the whole thing was not in Vietnam at all, but just some kind of training exercise being held in the States with guys "pretending" to be Vietnamese, so the Green Berets could sharpen their skills.

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 09:49:01 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: At Present, Season 9

A serious work, "Ride to Hangman's Tree" is not, but I do enjoy seeing Jack do comedy, and he did it well, even though he did it too seldom. You're right about the repeated sequences, Elaine, and it probably was a low-budget movie. Still, for the comedy, I can overlook the faults. My copy also has the VHS tracking problems, but only at the very beginning. By the time the opening credits end and the show begins, it plays well.

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 09:25:52 MST


Submitted by: Elaine
From: Watertown, MA

H50. 1.0 Forever: Yeah, a word about LovingTheClassics.com...I recently ordered "Ride to Hangman's Tree" from them and the DVD they sent was terrible! It had been made from a VHS tape and there were places that the tape was badly damaged and lots of horizontal lines and banding was evident. I didn't send it back, because it occured to me that maybe the VHS tape was the only copy available from which to make a DVD. But I know what you mean. The quality was not good.

Speaking about Ride to Hangman's Tree, that was a very strange movie. JL played this comic outlaw and James Farentino (The Black Bandito) was bizzarr.... Plus, it was such a low budget film that they used the same sequences over and over again. I counted one sequence with the Bandito chasing the stage used four times! It was pretty bad. I'm sure JL never wanted to admit publically that he was in this movie. Nothing like Man of the West with Gary Cooper in which he cut his teeth.

Speaking of other JL works, has anyone seen "Williamsburg - The Story of A Patriot"? This was a very early JL effort, underwritten by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. It's not very long (38 minutes), but the quality is pretty good. Jack Lord plays John Fry, a Virginia Colonialist representting his district in the House of Burgesses, prior to the US Revolution. It is historically accurate and is worth the money just to see Jack dandified with red hair in a queue and nickers!

Working my way through Season 12. I watched Voice of Terror last night. It was a better episode, I think, because Carew and Lori weren't in it! Thank Heavens for small favors. Those two are nothing to write home about. I wish Duke had more parts in the earlier episodes! Truck continues to be good!

Aloha!

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 08:32:38 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Thank you, Big H. As long as everyone could tell what I was talking about, that's fine.

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 04:53:25 MST


Submitted by: Harry Coogan
From: Los Angeles, California

I am looking for the lyrics to the song the kids sang in the last episode of Season Two of the Classic Series. The title of the episode was: "Kiss The Queen Goodbye."

I like the song; I own the episode from the iTunes Store. But it is not closed captioned. So I can't see the words/lyrics. A search using Google also shows me nothing about it. Does anyone know where I can find a copy of the lyrics? I really like that song.

Thanks!

In 1996 I believe it was I went to a Five-O reunion meeting with several cast members including Kam Fong and Kono near the Burbank Airport here in California. I will never forget that day.

Added: Friday 27 January 2012 01:08:18 MST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

@ Otto "I'm afraid to watch the demise of Five-0, but eventually I'l be forced to."

So am I, Oto. Got my DVDs yesterday, but I think it will take some days before I'll start watching them.

Added: Thursday 26 January 2012 22:35:20 MST


Submitted by: Otto
From: New York

Mr. Hiram. YES, "A Thousand Pardons" is a classic. I mentioned it in a recent post, including the pathetic demise of James Hong's character. Good stuff all the way. Danno taking his undercover role a bit too far, hilarious.

As for "Chrome and Hot Leather", I have that one in my collection of Biker Movies. It's a worthy entry into that genre. (Run, Angel, Run, also) I've never seen a twelfth season episode, so i only know the distinctive William Smith through those kinds of pictures. He's effective, but i can't imagine he can bail out the last half-season. I'm afraid to watch the demise of Five-O, but eventually i'll be forced to.

Added: Thursday 26 January 2012 20:49:44 MST


Submitted by: Mr McGarrett
From: chasin a lion in the streets

"i'll not have a gang of self styled vigilantes roaming on the lines of these forums!"

"how does that grab ya?" :!cool:

Added: Thursday 26 January 2012 15:28:04 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh, nc

"...and the needle was thumping against the center of the record (what was that called?)."

Forever, I"m not sure if I'm addressing exactly what you are asking, but if you asking about the paper area in the center of the LP, that was called the record's label. If you're referring the the actual hole in the center of the record, beat's me, we just called it the hole. But the hole mounts onto the record player's silver peg (see last para. of this article>> http://bit.ly/wJuAxy

But we always called the silver peg ....the spindle. Did I address what you were asking? :!thinking:

Added: Thursday 26 January 2012 15:03:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

sorry i am late with a season 2 episode : A 1000 PARDONS-YOU'RE DEAD is classic! and harry guardino is creeeeeeeeeeeeeepy! felt bad for james wong here.

A+!

Added: Thursday 26 January 2012 14:58:28 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Thanks, Mike. In any case, the effect prolonged the eeriness of the scene. I think I'll go in and watch it. Oh, that's a good episode! One of the best of the series.

Added: Thursday 26 January 2012 12:23:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

H50 FOREVER, I think the center of the record (as seen in The Bells Toll at Noon) was called "the center of the record." The thing that led to the center of the record was called "the lead-out groove," or something like that, just like "the lead-in groove" was where you put the needle when you wanted to start playing the record. I tried to look up this critical information on Wikipedia, and couldn't find it easily, so these are just my guesses. :!thinking:

What are some other examples of pre-wave music during the show which was different than normal?

In The Sleeper, the lackluster first show of season 11, there is one wave where there is no music at all.

In numerous season 11 and 12 shows, the wave music is very boring compared to many earlier season shows.

Go to the main page (http://www.mjq.net/fiveo) and search for the expression "Two examples of music for "the wave" composed by Don Ray" for examples of classic pre-wave music.

Added: Thursday 26 January 2012 11:01:33 MST


Submitted by: Maxine
From: Brooklyn

I think William Smith was at his very best playing bikers. In addition to the one Mike mentioned, check out Smith's appearances in Run, Angel, Run! and The Losers (aka Nam's Angels).

Added: Wednesday 25 January 2012 23:26:58 MST


Submitted by: Ron Albanese
From: MONGOOSE MANOR, NEW JERSEY!

Mike, thanks for that film tip - watching it now! I just just started, but so far I have seen the car crash, and a far away show of the hams ... looks like a great '70s flick, though!

Added: Wednesday 25 January 2012 18:29:39 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

CBS Home Entertainment promo for the 12th season:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150525211481593

(Facebook login not required to view.)

Added: Wednesday 25 January 2012 18:22:06 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: N.J.

I just read this on Yahoo!: actor James Farentino died of heart failure at the age of 73. He was Jack's co-star in "Ride to Hangman's Tree." He was also on over 100 TV shows, including "Policewoman," "Dynasty," "Melrose Place," and "ER."

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/actor-james-farentino-dies-heart-failure-73-015232432.html

Added: Wednesday 25 January 2012 14:11:09 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Re: the effectiveness of the pre-break wave:

The use of the pre-break wave was especially effective in "The Bells Toll at Noon" (Season 9). "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" had been playing on the old Victrola, and the needle was thumping against the center of the record (what was that called?). The thumping continued as the wave came up and lingered for a few seconds.

I apologize for not knowing what to call pre-break waves, thumping, and center of the record. Can someone provide the proper terminology?

Added: Wednesday 25 January 2012 05:51:12 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Speaking of movies, I got the 1971 movie Chrome and Hot Leather starring William Smith yesterday. In this film, Smith is a biker gang leader. He and his gang are driving down the highway when a couple of white bread girls try to pass them. One of the gang kicks their car, and the girls almost run him over. The guy follows them and smashes their front window with a bike chain, and the car plummets over a cliff, killing both women (this looks very much like the classic Five-O stock shot of a car going over a cliff, without the fire). Anyway, it turns out that one of the women was the wife-to-be of Mitch, a Green Beret. Mitch and his Beret friends decide to extract revenge on the bikers, so they become pseudo-bikers riding these pitiful Kawasaki motorbikes (as opposed to the Captain America Harley Davidsons of Smith and his gang). Mitch ingratiates himself into Smith's gang and the pants of the girl friend of one of the particularly nasty bikers which results in Mitch getting beaten senseless. He is rescued by his other Beret pals, and they team up with several other Berets to launch an attack on the bikers who have holed up in a canyon. They use grenades, rocket launchers, tear gas-like smoke and a bunch of other shit. The bikers get subdued in the end, as you would expect. Smith is in a particularly kick-ass mood in this show, and the guy has biceps which look like well developed hams. I think that he could best the beefy O'Loughlin in an arm wrestling contest, even at his current age (almost 80!!).

Added: Tuesday 24 January 2012 21:51:25 MST


Submitted by: Dan
From: South Brunswick, NJ

Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder Shane Victorino to guest star on Hawaii Five-0.
I don't like the guy, But i'm a Mets fan so i am kind of bias.

http://thatballsouttahere.com/2012/01/24/shane-victorino-inexplicably-asked-to-appear-on-tv-show-about-hawaii/

Added: Tuesday 24 January 2012 20:22:02 MST


Submitted by: L.B.
From: U.S.A.

As for the wave shots before commercial breaks, this was one of my favorite things about the original series. These added greatly to the suspense of the shows and added a dimension that other crime dramas of the day lacked. There were many episodes that I could name where this added to the show, but one that I remember in particular was "A Woman's Work Is With A Gun" from Season 7. The music during the shootouts on the tourist buses caught the tension of those moments well and would not have been the same with the usual break most shows provide right before a commercial.

The loss of one episode by accumulating this time over the course of many years is a small price to pay for what those waves added to the episodes themselves. Still, I would have liked to have seen an episode with William Smith playing the villain during the series prime years. He was one of the best bad guy actors of his time; I can still remember that very chilling episode of Gunsmoke where he tortured Miss Kitty before Marshal Dillon finally prevailed in a tense fight with him.

Added: Tuesday 24 January 2012 19:44:34 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Re: Lovingtheclassics.com, I ordered something from them last year. Halfway through it, the American Movie Classics emblem came up in the lower right-hand corner. Just saying...

Added: Tuesday 24 January 2012 19:18:43 MST


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

When I placed my order for WALK LIKE A DRAGON over at Lovingtheclassics.com, I saw some other great titles that featured Jack Lord, such as THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL and THE RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE. Also, there was WILD AND WONDERFUL, that featured an early Morton Stevens "feature" score from 1964. Check it out!...:)

Added: Tuesday 24 January 2012 14:45:37 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Jack Lord Country

Hey, hey Steve's Girl. That scene in "Walk Like A Dragon" where Jack ask Matsukino "And who do you think taught the deacon?" is a cool one. I notice Jack’s character is conflicted bout the final gunfight, just like he’s conflicted about his feelins for Kim Sung. He pretend he don’t care what the town thinks but then he wants to "Americanize” her.

It’s a very complex, layered performance from Jack. Really showcase the kinda actin chops he had.

Elaine, thanks for the info on the "Dragon” DVD. Hope more folks get a chance to check it out.

Added: Monday 23 January 2012 22:42:51 MST


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

Thank you, Elaine for letting us know where to get a copy of WALK LIKE A DRAGON - I will be ordering a copy, ASAP - loved the movie when I saw it on late night TV MANY years ago - thanks again!!!...:)

Added: Monday 23 January 2012 14:58:04 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Watched the 1969 version of TRUE GRIT over the weekend (not a particularly exciting experience) and spotted our slimy friend Harry Quon as Mr. Goudy, the prosecutor cross-examining Duke Wayne on the witness stand. Wish he got more screen time! Maybe even plunged a dagger into someone's back John Louisiana style. Filmed through a fish-eye lens of course. ;) Also there was 2-time Five-0 alumnus Jeff Corey playing the villain Tom Chaney.

Added: Monday 23 January 2012 12:38:02 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Why hasn't Lenkov hired you to write for the new show (or the old show, for that matter), Mike? You run circles around those he did hire. ROFL

Added: Monday 23 January 2012 12:09:09 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Why is this so difficult?

http://bit.ly/AlyXCy

For lost episodes, check:

http://www.hawaiifiveo.org/5-0log13.htm
http://www.hawaiifiveo.org/2010-log2.htm

Added: Monday 23 January 2012 11:05:43 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: Flexible wings???

I don't know about "lost" episodes, but "We Hang Our Own Drapes" (see bottom of this page: http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/5-0log13.htm )from Mr. Mike's 13th season, even though all are great, elicited a LOL from me and I would love to see that one! (Yeah, I know Nielsen is gone, but he was crazy enough to take on that role)

Uh, Mr. Mike, all of a sudden you know a lot about "women's stuff".....please tell us you did a copy and paste from a women's website on that restroom commercial!! :D

Added: Monday 23 January 2012 10:42:40 MST


Submitted by: OTTO
From: NYC

Last night while screening THE YOUNG ASSASSINS, i noticed that the wave shot before commercial breaks is five seconds. I believe there are three such breaks totaling 15 sec. per episode. So, 4 episodes waste one minute of Five-O time. An episode is 50 minutes. So, after 200 episodes, they had essentially wasted an entire episode's worth of time.

Let's imagine a quintessential 'lost' episode. Can someone please give a brief synopsis, say about the length of the average MJQ summary, of your fantasy episode, including basic plot, guest stars, possible appearances by past adversaries, whatever? Sincere or tongue-in-cheek both welcome.

Added: Monday 23 January 2012 08:28:02 MST


Submitted by: John
From: Montreal Canada

I should have said percentage increase and its time on my hands not time on my time!

Beer does this to me :!thinking:

Added: Sunday 22 January 2012 18:01:21 MST


Submitted by: John
From: Montreal

Having too much time on my time I was watching an episode of the original series and the governer mentions how 5-0 had done such a great job lowering the crime rate. The facts say otherwise, here are some stats of the twelve years Steve and company raced around Honolulu with blinking lights:

Percentage change:

Population: 31%
All crime: 162%
Car theft: 167%
All violent crime: 383%
Assault: 63%
Murder: 367%
Rape: 805%

hmmm :!cry:

Added: Sunday 22 January 2012 16:59:15 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Canadian fan Dave Watson, who sent me some pictures taken during the filming of "Tour de Force -- Killer Aboard" several years ago, visited Hawaii in December 2011 and took some pictures of McGarrett's apartment at 2085 Ala Wai Boulevard, seen in the fifth season episode "V for Vashon: The Father": http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/season5/vashon-revisited/

Added: Sunday 22 January 2012 15:30:38 MST


Submitted by: Elaine
From: Watertown,MA

Been away for a while so I haven't kept up with all the posts. But I have a response and a question.

For anyone looking to get a copy of Walk Like a Dragon, it is available from Loving the Classics.com. And yes, it is a very good movie (black and white not withstanding) and was well ahead of its time in terms of inter-racial contents.

I am working my way through season twelve and in the first episode, Lion in the Streets, when the Kapu is lifted from McGarrett, Truck says something to McGarrett in Hawaiian and Steve says Mahalo. I would like a translation of what Truck says if anyone knows!

Thanks a bunch! Keeping on "Truckin'"

Added: Sunday 22 January 2012 06:54:53 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Other characters on the show will be soon shilling other products:

McGarrett -- protein supplements which help him bulk up (is there some famous brand?)

Danno -- Old Spice deodorant with anti-perspirant, running around relatively well dressed up makes him hot and bothered

Max -- K-Y Jelly ... comes with a special coupon offer for a free pair of rubber gloves

Wo Fat -- Zantac, being on the run from McGarrett and eating all that "exotic" food in far-away locations gives him indigestion

Chin Ho is kind of the surveillance expert, so maybe he can be seen hyping a Sony mini-recorder, "so small that the international criminals you are taping won't suspect a thing."

Grace Park looked gorgeous when interviewing Sang Min in Halawa and also in the blue-lit room at Five-0 headquarters last Monday, so I think if she isn't going to do an ad for surfboard wax, she should be promoting some Redken full-body hair products.

Oh yeah, shilling doesn't have to be limited to Five-O cast members. Assuming he doesn't go to jail, maybe they can get Francesco Schettino (yes, the captain in charge of the ship that crashed off Italy's coast) to do a commercial for some cruise line which travels between the islands.

Added: Saturday 21 January 2012 18:46:41 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

QUESTION:

When did it become official that Hawaii Five-O was NOT being renewed for the 1980-1981 season? Were the final episodes of season 12 produced with the knowledge in hand that they would be the last of the series?

Added: Saturday 21 January 2012 17:33:59 MST


Submitted by: Bill K.
From: Detroit area

Sorry if this has already been posted, but this YouTube video has the teaser, main title, station identification "bumper" and end title for Who Says Cops Don't Cry? plus the next week preview of Though the Heavens May Fall as originally broadcast in 1979.

http://bit.ly/xgqP1T

With the end titles, you hear very little of the theme music as the announcer tells us about upcoming programs including a "fast-moving" episode of Barnaby Jones.

Added: Saturday 21 January 2012 16:26:34 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

as david letterman said during his NBC days
"The CBS Late Movie is not a movie"

here's MCGARRETT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqQVI4JatXI

Added: Saturday 21 January 2012 14:43:38 MST


Submitted by: Bill K.
From: Detroit area

I'm almost halfway through season 12 and it suddenly sunk in. Many of the episodes seem to have the Five-O ingredients but, to continue the cooking analogy, either are mixed incorrectly or prepared at the wrong temperature.

Five-O had tackled radical/terrorist groups before but the S12 outing, Voice of Terror, flops somehow (Cal Bellini's overacting is part of it). Use a Gun, Go to Hell revisits familiar territory but it's about as subtle as a jackhammer. So far from what I've watched, there are are McGarrett lectures on the criminal-justice system, permissive gun laws and the indvidual weaknesses of characters (the daughter in Image of Fear).

Also, after producer stability in season 11, it looks like season 12 must have had some turmoil similar to season 10, based on the credits. It starts out with Fred Baum as supervising producer and Andrew Gottlieb as Hollywood-based producer. Then, Gottlieb is solo for two episodes (the Lori Wilson introduction and Moroville Covenant). Then Gene Levitt shows up, first as Hawaii-based producer teamed with Gottlieb for an episode. then Levitt gets promoted to supervising producer and William F. Phillips comes on as Hawaii-based producer.

Added: Saturday 21 January 2012 11:25:48 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I've just got a heads-up from Quincy from the writing team of C/H/Q Paper Products, the guys responsible for Hawaii Five-0's "next season" shows -- http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log2.htm.

Since the show has been a big hit, C/H/Q has been twiddling their thumbs, having already written enough material for another season. So executive producer Peter Lenkov asked them to come up with some commercials to be inserted into upcoming episodes.

Quincy tells me that there is a feature on Entertainment Tonight this weekend about the now-infamous Subway commercial, which features other examples of product placement.

Here is an excerpt from one of the commercials they did (to be seen on ET):

McGarrett, Chin Ho and Lori are chasing a female suspect through Ala Moana Park. They think that the suspect has ducked into the women's washroom by the beach. In a reversal of the scene in an earlier show where Kono was freaked out about going into the men's washroom, Chin and McGarrett stand outside while Lori goes into to investigate. She is in there a LONG time...

McGarrett: Is everything all right?

Lori (mumbled, can't hear what she is saying)

McGarrett: OK, we're coming in.

(He and Chin enter the washroom, crouched in the usual manner, expecting trouble.)

Lori is seen, she turns suddenly, surprised by McGarrett and Chin's entrance. She is standing beside a machine dispensing Always feminine protection.

McGarrett: What's going on, Lori?

Lori (flustered): Holy moley, Steve! Sorry, I had to take care of something. I was having a "girly moment," if you know what I mean. (Points at the dispensing machine). Did you know that Always has an incredibly soft cover sheet? It's designed to work with the pad's Infinicel core to help you feel dry! Also, at the center of each pad you'll find Microdots that help quickly guide fluid deep inside and away from you. Always is the best -- its revolutionary wing design gives you secure protection. Flexible wings hug the curvature of your panty and provide optimal coverage at your panty's sides. As well, there are form-fitting channels for great leakage protection, which move with the body. And they're designed to be wider in the back, providing increased coverage where you need it most!

(McGarrett and Chin are both speechless, they both look like they are blushing.)

McGarrett: Oh, OK, whatever, let's get the hell out of here...

(The three of them exit the washroom.)

The Entertainment Tonight feature has an interesting comment from Grace Park after this: "I'm glad that they got Lauren to do this commercial, not me. She really is a [bleep]."

Added: Saturday 21 January 2012 11:24:17 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: N.J.

RIP, Jack. Though you have been gone fourteen years, you are not been forgotten. You were, are, and always be my favorite actor. You fought hard, won hard, and came out shining. You were not perfect, and never professed to be. You didn't just set an example, you lived by it. You were gave far more to the world than it gave you back, and I am grateful for what you had to share.

RIP, Lennie. Without you, Hawaii Five-O would never have existed. Thank you for sharing your vision with the world and giving us hundreds of hours of entertainment that will be enjoyed for generations.

I think both Lennie and Jack share credit as the geniuses behind Five-O. They each brought unique talents and insights into the production. This was a joint effort in which hundreds of people were involved, and they all deserve credit.

E ho'omaha me ka maluhia and aloha.

Added: Saturday 21 January 2012 11:21:46 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

You're right, Big H. How could I have missed that? Thank you for the reminder. Len definitely needs to be remembered. Brilliant man!

Added: Saturday 21 January 2012 10:57:12 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh, nc

"Tomorrow, Saturday, will mark 14 years since Jack passed away."

And yesterday, if my math is correct, was Leonard Freeman's 38th. I credit Lennie for being the real genius behind Five-0, and the man we as fans owe a debt of gratitude.

RIP, Lennie and Jack.

Added: Saturday 21 January 2012 09:58:26 MST


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

I saw WALK LIKE A DRAGON many years ago and enjoyed it very much - my question - is it now available somewhere on DVD?

I'd pick up a copy...thanks

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 20:39:12 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Tomorrow, Saturday, will mark 14 years since Jack passed away. Let us remember him in our prayers.

No,he wasn't perfect, but no human being ever could be. He did his best, and his best was very good.

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 18:39:56 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: N.J.

Hi Ron,

Thanks for your comment. There is a biography on Jack in the works. I'm not the author, but I know her. She is finishing her research and is starting to work on the manuscript. I will let you all know when the book is being published.

Jack showed you can film a TV show in Hawaii and make it work. He also helped steer Five-O in a direction away from the typical whodunnit police procedural. When other actors failed in their movie careers and eschewed TV, Jack accepted it and thrived. He also wanted to create his own material and put his own touch on the works in which he appeared, not just be an instrument to bring the director and producer's vision to life.

If he was giving direction, acting lessons, and line readings, there is nothing wrong with that, as long as he was being sincere in his efforts and was not speaking to anyone in a condescending manner. There is no evidence that Jack behaved in the latter way. He was doing it to help the cast members, and if James Clavell didn't like it, he would have said so. Jack didn't operate through an agent, so he got his parts from knowing the directors and producers. He may have gotten this part because he knew Clavell. That "temperance in the face of Jack's interference," as Torme calls it might have been acceptance and approval of Jack's work.

Jack trained many actors and crew members on Five-O, and they were grateful for it. The ones who complained where the mean ones who weren't all that talented to start with and were resentful that he knew what he was doing, and they didn't. Mel was definitely one of them. Though Mel's story sounds similar to what others complained Jack did, there are two sides to these stories and we only heard one. This doesn't sound like bad behavior. Jack wasn't bullying anyone or asking to be pampered, like some actors have done. He did cross the line at times, I admit, and may have gotten angry when he shouldn't have, but I don't believe that Jack was a nasty person all the time, and that all his interactions with other actors were negative and consisted of him "lording over them," either. If he spent his whole career being mean to everyone around him, he wouldn't have lasted and been able to do the things he did.

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 14:41:13 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Re: "While we're at it, how is Booking Five-0, anyway?"

I find it helpful. Do wish Karen had included a summary of each episode in her episode guide. She discusses the episodes and provides little known information about a number of them, but a brief summary to jog the memory would be helpful.

The biggest plus for the book is that it was compiled at a time and with exposure to the actual goings on. In that, she has a perspective and information that a Johnny-come-lately, like me, will never have.

If there are other books, I haven't come across them.

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 14:37:20 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh, nc

"I was looking forward to the wrap-up of the Shelbourne (?)saga and boy was i sorely disappointed-not in the revelation as such, but overall it was a very poor script and I personally feel that this show-if it continues this way-will be canceled."

I concur 100%, KD. This week's show was the lowest to date for me for the following reasons: (1)Subway -- nuff said.... (2) lack of creative writing on the Shelbourne resolution--my spaniel could have come up with that plot (3)anti-climatic and completely disinteresting finale on the capture of crooks on the jetbridge (4) "HOLY MULLET!!!" (I am speechless on that one) and (5) I am sick to the point of gagging regarding Danno's ex-family life--this once proud cop show has now regressed to having babies to just "fill space", no less (really, this is the best you can do, Lenkov??) For the love of Pete, CBS should truly kill this show, and spin the Chin and Kono characters off into a private-eye type show where they leave Five-0 and start their own agency. They are the only two interesting characters on this show WHO CAN ACT!!! The others (besides Terry O'Quinn, who is not a regular and is leaving) are just chewing through their lines....

With all respect to Mr. Mike's anal-ysis/rating of 2 1/2 stars on this ep, my rating would be only 1/2 star, and the only reason I wouldn't condemn it to the company of "To Hell with Babe Ruth" (no stars) is because the scenery pics were the best so far, but people don't tune in just for Hawaiian scenery. We can pull up island pics all day long on the net.

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 14:24:44 MST


Submitted by: Ron Albanese
From: HONOLULU, New Jersey

Hey - Jack Lord beat the odds, beat the system. He took weekly TV by the reigns and redefined it; while other shows were filmed in other parts of the country, no one had done a place as remote as Hawaii. In a certain respect, he deserved the demanded-for respect!

Semantics aside, I would like to ask all of you if there ever have been any books about Jack Lord, or the show. I know there was Booking Five-O, but was there anything else?

While we're at it, how is Booking Five-O, anyway?

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 13:28:29 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Interesting IMDB comment (not by me):

I think that Lenkov wants to do a serialized show like Lost, but he's stuck with a procedural like H50 so he's trying to convert it on the fly. That's why I feel that he needs to move on to other projects.

His attempts to serialize H50 is resulting in H50 getting the worse parts of both procedurals and serials - i.e. convoluted & confusing plots featuring forgettable villains.

I don't think Lenkov is a talentless hack, but I do get the feeling that he is jealous of his friends that have moved on to do more respected projects.

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 12:13:59 MST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

Hey, Big Chicken, I like your comment on "Walk Like a Dragon". One of my favorite scenes is the one between Jack and "Matsukino" after "Matsukino" killed the deacon and Jack asks him: "And who do you think taught the deacon?"

You are right in that that the film is pretty heavy for its time. And I doubt it would have been made like that today.

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 11:35:56 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I think it is pretty funny the way that all these blogs and review sites are foaming at the mouth about the Subway commercial, and they all have a link or an embedded video which perpetuates this "atrocity," allowing people to see it over and over. Subway must be laughing themselves silly with all this free publicity.

(And in case you are wondering, this site does not have a direct link to the video as far as I can determine. Subway >was< mentioned in the show's end credits, by the way.)

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 11:05:43 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

A typical office scene from S12:

"Kimo, I want you to check out all boating docks on the island.

"Truck, check with your snitches; see what they know."

"Lori, take a look at all flower shops, cosmetics retailers, and handbag stores."

"Duke, you get coffee."

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 07:40:24 MST


Submitted by: tombo
From: NJ

I am happy to say that i bought and saw all 12 years of the show it is still my favorite i did noticed that during season 12 - there is never a full cast in one scene (McGarrett, Duke, Kimo, Truck and Lori) I was wondering if there was a personality conflict or budget situation on the show

Added: Friday 20 January 2012 04:56:56 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Happy Year O' The Dragon

Hey Steven and Vrinda - thanks for your posts on "Walk Like a Dragon." Viewin that flick, gotta say it was great to see vintage, pre-McG Jack.

Far from the heroic n’ moralistic Steve-O/Five-O, Jack plays a bit of a rake - an arrogant, self-centered dude who do the right thing out a his own self interest, and a bit a lust. It’s a pretty good film and its pretty heavy for its time.

And Jack is certainly an electric presence in the film. But Chicken always thought Jack exuded that NYC actors studio vibe - with the vital combustibility of the great method men like Brando & Keitel. (who are these jokers who always compare Jack Lord to Jack Webb in the DVD reviews & articles referencing the original Five-O? Did theyse ever watch the show???)

Chicken recommends "Walk Like a Dragon" to all Five-O heads and followers of The Lord. Highlights include Jack channelen McGarrett in one scene where he’s barkin orders. And he get to face off with no other than Joe Matsukino, ‘King a the rackets,’ for the girl.

And, hey - Mr. Mike, enjoyed your vitriol on Wikepedia. But I thought you only got riled up bout the Five-O :D

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 22:34:09 MST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: book 'em

I was looking forward to the wrap-up of the Shelbourne (?)saga and boy was i sorely disappointed-not in the revelation as such, but overall it was a very poor script and I personally feel that this show-if it continues this way-will be canceled.

AOL again chewing his words-Chin-Ho is the best actor in the show and Daniel Dae Kim should just have been cast as the lead when this new show was announced-they could have just had a new Five-O lead after the McGarrett years.

I agree AOL has to depend on the script because soemtimes he has given a good performance

SUBWAY-eat FRESH! SUBWAY-eat this

A Subway product placement??? It left me wondering whether we had cut away to a commercial and nobody told me. :!mad:

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 21:15:03 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

RE THE SHARON FARRELL INTERVIEW:

So while Sharon Farrell criticizes Jack Lord for imposing his opinion on such mundane matters as eating prunes, or what car she should drive and where to buy toilet paper, I think it’s interesting to see on her website that Farrell blogs about everything under the sun including such minutia as which brand of soy milk is best, and taking her car in for service, even finding a juicer for a great price at Wal-Mart.

...also like JL, she paints and promotes her own art work. It seems to me that Farrell has more in common with Jack Lord than she might like to admit.

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 18:45:11 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: N.J.

"I still don't know what to make of Farrell's claims in that piece.... some of it is just too whacky to make up. Any 5-0 fans here that hasn't read it yet, I'll tell you, it is WORTH the read...."

Hi, Big H. I remember reading Sharon's interview, and thought what a nutcase she was. Many people don't know this, but Sharon had a hemorraging problem in her brain in the mid-seventies, before she was on Five-O. It affected her memory to the point where everything she did prior to that time was totatlly wiped out, like she had amnesia. It would have impaired her memory of things that happened afterwards as well, though I am not a medical expert and can't conclude on that for a fact, but it does explain her crazy accusations.

She did that interview in 1996, and if those things really happened as she says, people would have been talking about it long beforehand. I showed it to a woman who was friends with Jack for 30+ years, and a man who lived in Hawaii and knew many people who worked on the show (but he never met Jack), and they say it's all nonsense. Jack tough on people, but he didn't stalk anyone who make the kind of attacks she is claiming he did. He was too busy doing more important things, like running a TV show. I know a woman who spoke to Jack's secretary. The secretary told this woman that Jack was very reserved and would go off to his trailer to avoid some of the actresses on the show, who were too flirty. Sharon was one of them.

Sharon is technically accusing Jack and Marie of stalking her, and she is accusing Jack of sexual harassment, abusing his wife, and breaching a contract. Those are serious charges, and she's lucky Jack didn't sue her, if this interview got around.

The toilet paper and prunes issue, as well as criticizing her husband's grooming, yelling at her for not letting her son scribble on her old script pages, and giving the cast dolls wrapped in used wrapping paper, along with that note listing how everyone should behave on the set lest they be fired, also seem bizarre. No one else who worked on the show ever mentioned them.

From what I have been told, Sharon's husband, Dale Trevillion (sp?) was a tough man who would have told off Jack and not let Sharon work with him if he treated her that way.

Jack was not perfect, but he was not the raving monster Sharon made him out to be.

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 17:51:31 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"Subway commercial makes blog in the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/y8ogn3"

Absolutely unbelievable!! :!surprised: Are you kidding me??! Talking about a Subway sandwich for a whole freakin' minute??! I mean a typical Subway commercial lasts no longer than 10 seconds! But they're gonna talk about a sandwich for a whole minute?! No wonder I quit watching this show. And I'm a guy who is not bothered in the least by product placement in shows (heck, look at all the Cisco gadgetry on "24";). But this is just inexcusable. Imagine if in the middle of a crisis Jack Bauer started talking for a whole minute about how cool the Cisco technology is.

Can you imagine in the classic Five-0 McGarrett and the guys stopping in the middle of their investigation and start praising the new Ford model for a whole minute??

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 17:22:20 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The Farrell interview ends in the right place. The last words in the interview are "Michael Jackson."

The picture for the season 12 box described below was the second version of the artwork. The first one featured Danny Kamekona and the Governor. You can still see this artwork here -- http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Hawaii-Five-O-Season-12/16130

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 16:13:47 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

changing gears from Subway and poor Lori and the baby talk, etc. ,

i get in the mail what is to be my final Columbia House catalog, i do not want to subscribe anymore. but in the TV section there is S12 of 5-0 with a different cover. a younger Lord, perhaps S3-4 facing us with the 3 people on the side, Wo Fat, the Govr and Duke

and Columbia lists under the 5-0 title the credits Jack Lord and ---Kam Fong whose Chin Ho died in S10---ugh! ripped up the booklet afterwards!

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 14:45:42 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh, nc

Mr. Mike, I was re-reading the Sharon Farrell interview b/c you had posted the link in the Yahoo Five-O Groups earlier. I read for the first time quite some time ago, but this time I noticed that it ends abruptly. Was that ALL of the interview, or just all that you could post?

I still don't know what to make of Farrell's claims in that piece.... some of it is just too whacky to make up. Any 5-0 fans here that hasn't read it yet, I'll tell you, it is WORTH the read....

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 16:02:16 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh, nc

Subway has also made inroads to getting their slots aired during the NFL on CBS: http://bit.ly/sfd2ps

The only thing that will stop this is out-and-out public boycotts of networks' shows that engage in this foolery....or other networks will also pick up on this and modern tv will be over with as we know it. Can you imagine getting a McRib sammie commercial snuck in on you while the coroner for CSI is about to carve into a stiff for an autopsy?? Ick, ick, triple ick....

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 14:03:47 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I really have no idea why folks have beef with Wikipedia. If they don't like it they can just skip it. I personally get a WHOLE LOT of my info from Wikipedia. It's the first thing that pops up when I google something and it's immediately where I go. And yes I do believe that most of the information I get is fairly accurate. I mean for crying out loud I don't use Wikipedia if I need to get corrective eye surgery done. Mostly it's for basic info.

For example here we have folks talking about Mel Torme and I have no clue who that is. Is he an actor? Singer? Comedian? All I have to do is google his name and I get an entry from Wikipedia that pops up telling me who he is. And that's all I need. I don't need every piece of useless trivia about his life. Just the basics.

Same thing if I want to know what the "Bay of Pigs" incident was. Will everything be accurate? Maybe not. But I know it'll say something about an invasion of Cuba to overthrow Fidel Castro. I doubt it'll say that it's an incident where someone tossed a bunch of pigs into a bay.

I just honestly don't get the Wikipedia hate. People make it out as if there is not one word of truth written there. ALL LIES!!!!!!!!!!! :!thinking:

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 13:02:21 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Subway commercial makes blog in the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/y8ogn3

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 12:57:49 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

S12's "Voice of Terror" - The police officer which Daniel Kamekona portrays is named Tom Kellogg according to the end titles. Why does his probationary partner Sally call him "Dick" in an early scene?

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 12:06:11 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I have done my anal-ysis of last Monday night's show:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-logtwo.htm#14

As pointed out in this review, I was disturbed by some of the fan reaction to Danno's ex-wife having a baby. Some of the comments on IMDB, which I am paraphrasing, include:

- Rachel is so annoying, she should have died in childbirth
- Why does Danny help her, considering she made his life a living hell
- Now that she's had the kid, hopefully she will leave the islands and never be seen on the show again.

There was even one person who complained about the "British accent" of Claire van der Boom, the actress playing the part.

I suspect a lot of these comments come from sexually frustrated individuals who find Rachel a threat to their own "interests" in heartthrob Scott Caan, just like Alex O'Loughlin has his "admirers."

Speaking of the latter, I went on to some site a while ago which Peter Lenkov recommended via Twitter, which I thought rather odd, because there were some pretty brutal comments on this site connected with Lori, played by Lauren German, originally touted in some circles as a love interest for McGarrett.

Among the postings on this site was a link to a petition to remove German's character from the show. There is a video, perhaps connected with this campaign, on YouTube (warning, this is not nice):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhMKYdpSL0I

But this kind of obsession pales in comparison to that on another site where there was a discussion by and about some "fans" who met O'Loughlin, which started talking about how he "smelled"!

Creepy...

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 10:03:23 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Steven in Miami:

I worked with Mel Torme once on a talk show that I was an associate producer of, and he was a very difficult man to deal with in his own right. He was kind of a nutjob as well, and the behavior that he accuses Jack Lord of, he was just as guilty of being demanding and fussy as well. So, remember everybody has their side of the story, so take these stories with a grain of salt. Now, before Mr. Mike gets cranky, I do realize that everybody seems to be in agreement that Jack Lord was difficult to work with, and Torme's story seems to jibe with the stories of many other actors who worked with Lord, so I'm not excusing or giving Lord a pass at all, but the Torme story seems to be one of the pot calling the kettle black. All of my years in the business taught me that show business people are a difficult lot in general, and even the so called "nicest" people in the business can have their moments. They have bad days and good days like all of us. They are just people like us, flawed with moments of inspiration and greatness.

I wrapped up Season Two yesterday with "Kiss the Queen Goodbye." I thought it was a sweet story, but I agree with Mr. Mike's analysis that it was a disappointing ending to a rock em' sock 'em year. It seems like they had run out of gas for the season and stretched the story just to fill an hour, and it was quite a comedown from the epic drama of "Three Dead Cows...", but they quietly closed the year out, and when the little girl waves to her grandfather and McGarrett out of the helicopter at the end and they wave back, I interpreted that as the show waving goodbye to it's audience as the year ended like "that's it for this season, see you in the fall for season three." Mr. Mike is right though, it is strange how they ended both season one and two with very muted, quiet, less than spectacular episodes when the norm has always been for tv shows to end their seasons with a "bang"..... right Otto?

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 09:22:58 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Wikipedia is a good place to start for background information (I do so often), but it is not always accurate (the same for IMDb). It is wise to double-check all information gained there via other sources. The same thing can be said for Internet research, in general. Some site owners deliberately include errors to keep users from using their information (Why have a site, then?), while others unintentionally pass along erroneous information picked up from other sources. Always consider the credibility of the source; e.g., I would believe an article published by the National Park Service over one published by an individual who took a vacation to the Grand Canyon. Just saying...

Added: Thursday 19 January 2012 04:15:05 MST


Submitted by: Alpha128
From: the IMDb

Mike,

Jonathan Jones, the author of the article you linked to, is totally missing the point. The bills Wikipedia is protesting against (SOPA and PIPA) are a greater "threat to culture" than Wikipedia could ever be.

Under the broadly worded language in the bills, U.S. Internet users would be blocked from viewing "foreign sites" that "infringe copyright". All that is required to block a site is a complaint by the copyright holder.

Bills like these threaten the very existence of "The Hawaii Five-O Home Page". For example, since you posted the CrimeWave Video on your site, CBS/Paramount could complain that you are "rogue foreign site infringing on their copyrighted material" and have you, in essence, forced off the Internet.

Added: Wednesday 18 January 2012 23:56:39 MST


Submitted by: Otto
From: NYC

If you go in cautiously, Wikipedia can be a good source for factoids, but i agree about the arrogance. The New York Times runs TV ads here that are so arrogant you wanna puke. I once registered into Wiki, and edited three mistakes i saw on three different pages, and they kept the changes, but then some unexplainable crap happened and i got nixed from it. I didn't care to try and fix it.

I don't hate their page about Five-O, but without doubt the real source of info is the Homepage.

Added: Wednesday 18 January 2012 23:07:13 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

http://bit.ly/wYDw9I

Wikipedia is offline only for 24 hours, in protest against what it sees as assaults on digital freedom.

[...]

Wikipedia is always the first site my search engine offers, for any artist, but I try to ignore it. I detest the way this site claims to offer the world's knowledge when all it often contains is a half-baked distillation of third-hand information. To call this an encyclopedia is like saying an Airfix model is a real Spitfire. Actually, not even a kit model – more like one made out of matchsticks.

I have a modest proposal for Wikipedia: can it please stay offline for ever? It has already achieved something remarkable, replacing genuine intellectual curiosity and discovery with a world of lazy, instant factoids. Can it take a rest and let civilisation recover?

On its protest page today, the website asks us to "imagine a world without free knowledge". These words betray a colossal arrogance. Do the creators of Wikipedia really believe they are the world's only source of "free knowledge"?

[...]

Wikipedia is neither provocatively opinionated nor usefully definitive. It apes the neutral tone of an academic resource while being nothing of the sort – resulting in hilariously vacant items on such subjects as Hawaii Five-O, or any other trivia you can think of.

Wikipedia tempts us to think we know something when we have learned nothing. Learning takes time, effort and thought. Wikipedia tells us it is instant, easy, mentally unchallenging. It is a threat to culture – and I wish it would go away for good.

Added: Wednesday 18 January 2012 20:06:48 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Going back to "The Moroville Covenant," I think it makes sense if you recall what was going on at the time; e.g., the Teddy Kennedy / Chappaquiddick situation, for example. Too, the mood of the times was that it was virtually sport to "get the goods" on celebrities and bring them down.

And, so, Jack Smith hopped on the bandwagon and went to Honolulu to spill the beans about David Lawrence and, in the process, grab a cool $100K. He did not count on his wife's love for Lawrence being so strong that she would follow him and "protect [her] Davey." Her love was so strong, in fact, that she stepped over the line, all the way to a complete detachment from reality. Sad, very sad.

The music while Eva and David were dancing was anything but easy listening (to disagree with Mike). It was morbid, reflecting the intense sadness of the moment. That sadness existed on several levels, from Eva's own sadness and disappointment to the our pain as we watched her collapse into insanity.

"The Moroville Covenant" is a very difficult episode to watch, because emotion runs throughout, culminating in the revelation of Eva's insanity. It is clear that David still has feelings for Eva, but of course, as she said, she loved him more, indeed, too much.

Perhaps, if Eva had allowed herself to grow up after her teenage years and realize that she had not known David Lawrence as well as she had thought she did, she could have prevented her emotions from running away with her. Indeed, with maturity, she should have realized that, if law school, moving to Hawai`i, marrying someone else, and running for Senate were more important to him than she was, then he wasn't much of a catch. Good riddance!

Paul Burke virtually made a career of portraying such shallow men; e.g., his character, Lyon Burke, in "Valley of the Dolls." His characters were the sort that made a viewer want to give him a good, swift kick in the posterior.

Added: Wednesday 18 January 2012 18:08:34 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: N.J.

Steven, thank you for sharing that piece. Given Mel's performance in "Walk Like a Dragon," he shuld have listened to Jack. At least Jack's behavior wasn't about being pampered or about wanting all the attention. It was all artistic and professional. Those people have to give him credit for that.

Added: Wednesday 18 January 2012 16:36:48 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

you need to post that gigantic monster grin pic of McG here from LION IN THE STREETS. the scene where alika bursts into McG's office in the middle of the kapu curse and he wasn't supposed to! that grin larger than BARK AND BITE.

Added: Wednesday 18 January 2012 15:12:33 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

I don’t know if anyone was familiar with singer Mel Tormé’s autobiography "It Wasn’t All Velvet”, where Tormé recalled working with Jack Lord on the 1960 film "Walk Like a Dragon":

"I accepted the part and it was an enjoyable experience on the whole, except for working with Jack Lord, the star of the piece. Lord tried ‘lording it over’ everyone in the cast, giving all of us line readings, direction, and advice on how to act. That superb Mexican actor, Rodolfo Acosta, was ready to paste him one on several occasions, and I admired [writer & director James] Clavell’s temperance in the face of Lord’s constant interference.”
--------------

Sounds like "The Lord" was a perfectionist well before his time on Five-O.

Added: Wednesday 18 January 2012 13:03:57 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle

Hey Rainbow Warrior - enjoyed all your insights on "3 dead Cows @ Makapuu," brudda. Sorry I missed the Big Slim Chicken, Gavin Mac, on NBC. Did see a clip a Gav online months back and he do look great. Hope he keeps on keepin on.

Otto-man, I remember is you who coined that phrase "livin the Five-O" right here on this site. Well said, my man. And True Dat!

Think Mr. Mike hit it right bout "Thousand Diamonds N a Heart" really showin the "Five-O process" - the relentless investigatin, runnin down every lead, checkin every piece o' evidence.

For McG, matchin up with Orwell is all about thinkin a step ahead, out strategizing him and workin the investigation to get that edge. Love that Steve-O N’ the Five-O be so aggressively proactive, they don't sit back waitin for Orwell and Lennox to make the hit.

Would say DIAMONDS is one a them episodes you can show the uninitiated and tell them - this what the Five-O be about, this is the essence of the greatness, right here, man.

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 21:00:58 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

In the wretched 12th season show "Voice of Terror," Cal Bellini and his "radical" pals are driving around in this brown-colored Cadillac, pretty ironic considering how "revolutionary" and "anti-establishment" they are supposed to be. But this same car is used in another episode around the same time. Which one is it? I remember seeing this, and wrote it down, but it's buried in a huge pile of paper. Help! I will probably find it in my notes before you do, though...

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 20:01:18 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

i think lori said of sang min "holy mullet", no? i was on the phone during that scene. i'll check it again on demand. i was hoping docu filmmaker morgan spurlock would show up during that horrible Subway product placement scene . of course, morgan did POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD about product placements. he got the idea after seeing a car promo in the middle of a HEROES episode.

the jet bridge scene i was hoping one of the cops would say 'aloha, aloha suckers!'

huh? we getting new shows every other week now?

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 14:09:43 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Announcement: James MacArthur in The Young Stranger http://bit.ly/z7pCpH now available on Warner Archive DVD http://bit.ly/zGHlYI

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 13:52:23 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Amusing comment from IMDB:

I for one had never heard of this Subway™. I quickly grabbed my Windows Phone™ and proceeded to Bing It™. After finding out about their delicious $5 footlongs, I jumped into my Chevy Malibu™ and ordered me up a couple.

If anyone wants to see photos of me eating the sandwich I have them loaded onto my Skydrive™.

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 13:34:38 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Re: crooked evangelists, we are watching an evangelistic church go down, now. The Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California. It turns out Robert Schuller isn't quite the man that many people thought he was. This man, who won the Horatio Alger Award, among many others, has lived to watch his ministry, which soared so high, collapse before his very eyes - - and he's not even southern. He's from Iowa.

There are good people and bad people in every profession, even the ministry. There are good people and bad people in every part of every country.

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 12:27:51 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Re: "Speaking of jet bridge takedowns, which one (or more) episodes of the old show had one of these? I remember one episode (I think in the last three seasons) where the bad guy escaped out the side door. Duke was involved in this chase."

I believe you are thinking about "Deadly Courier" (Season 11).

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 11:46:10 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh

"I wonder if CBS/Par will release the "original" FIVE-0 on Blu Ray down the line...."

Glenn, I would bet that you can expect that about 6 months to a year after the S12 release. CBS will milk every $ they can out of the dvds, then when the revenue stream dies down, they'll hit us with the blues. And the collection starts all over again... :!mad:

I'll pick up about the first 7 (maybe 8) seasons and that'll be it....I don't need to see McG's leisure suit in hi-def....

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 11:07:34 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

I'm probably reading too much into it, but it seems that McGarrett and the governor are sick of one another by S11. There's a tension between them that I find amusing in their scenes together. It's not quite as amusing as Doc Bergman's obvious dislike of McG, but I still sense it. The scene in "Voice of Terror" when the governor takes the blame for the HPD officer's death and McGarrett responds with nothing but stony silence and when the governor asks, "Are you there, Steve?" McG says "I'm here, governor", instead of saying "It's not your fault"!

There's also the disgust McGarrett shows in "Good Help is Hard to Find", when Lt. Dexter is assigned to investigate Five-O and McGarrett goes off on the governor's lack of trust in Five-O. This is all a far cry from the mutual respect the two had for one another in past seasons.

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 10:36:20 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Christopher, I don't think 35mm film is "primtive" compared to 1080p (or 1080i -- whatever) video. Go and Google "resolution of film versus video" or terms like this for some interesting discussion on the subject. As far as the brightness of the image is concerned, I have always suspected that the brightness of the original prints was hyped up during the remastering, though it doesn't affect the contrast or anything like that. This was particularly obvious when the remastering was done for the Family Channel rebroadcasts many years ago. By the way, when I was talking to this guy who worked on the original show the other day (and has also worked on the new show), he told me that there were issues during the first season caused by volcanic dust from the Big Island which interfered with some of the color palette (he didn't go into great deal about this). I wonder if this was the reason for the urine-stained tint which appeared in many of the first season shows? The quality of the color has certainly gotten better, culminating in last night's show, which was probably the best I've ever seen on the show.

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 10:04:44 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I can see your points about The Miracle Man, Maxine, but I don't want to watch it again to re-evaluate it. Maybe on the next go-around in another 15 years! I thought this episode was better than average because of the subject matter (phony evangelists), the Governor's sucky attitude notwithstanding. (BTW, the word "suck" was in the bad words list, I dunno why!) What's with the guy saying "evangelism is as American as apple pie"? Is the Governor really a right-wing crackpot at heart? I can't buy the complaint that because Andy is a Limey peddling his wares in Hawaii (and on the mainland), this lends less credence to the show, because there are plenty of southern-fried preachers who go to places like Africa to promote Jesus and nobody bats an eye over this. As well, there are plenty of these guys who have a blinding revelation to find Jesus, just like Andy does.

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 09:59:52 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I was gonna give last night's show 3 out of 4, but on reflection, I think 2-1/2 out of 4 would be enough. The Subway commercial by Kamekona was beyond blatant product placement. On the positive side, the photography in this show was stunning, especially at the beginning of the show. The big reveal of the mysterious Shelburne was anti-climactic as was the resolution of the crime of the week (the takedown in the jet bridge -- see below) and Danno was an observer to his wife giving birth, not a participant in the action as had been teased in various pre-show publicity. Lori’s part was boringly written (again), and what was that she said — "Holy moley” (or was it "Jeepers creepers”?)? Probably the most original thing she’s said on the show yet. Nice that they left her in the truck while they were raiding the bad guy’s hideout (and in a nod to the original show, the tailing in the cleaning/restoration truck was far too obvious). A major plus: Kono looked very hot in the interrogation room!

Speaking of jet bridge takedowns, which one (or more) episodes of the old show had one of these? I remember one episode (I think in the last three seasons) where the bad guy escaped out the side door. Duke was involved in this chase.

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 09:46:02 MST


Submitted by: Maxine
From: Brooklyn

Lots to agree with in Steven's last comment. God, I hated "The Miracle Man" - for the Governor's nauseating suck-up behavior toward the Miracle Tabernacle... for the utterly stupid scene in which Reverend Andy gets exposed (suddenly in a matter of seconds, all his dumb followers get smart)... for the crime that isn't really a crime. For the laugh-out-loud exposition that establishes the Reverend's Britishness - like (paraphrasing), "I knew you when you were preaching between dart games at the pub." Three stars, Mike?!

As for "Why Won't Linda Die?" - how many seconds did it take people to predict that plot twist?

Seems like the Governor slips into dementia in Season 11. His instincts are never correct and he causes nothing but trouble.

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 09:36:37 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

"...but William Smith and company get the blame, even though the governor sends McGarrett on errands in nearly every episode!"

Sorry, I meant to write that in *season 11*, the governor sends Steve on errands.
:o

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 09:24:10 MST


Submitted by: Christopher Burcham
From: Winston-Salem, NC

Enjoyed the link to the pics from the Bishop Museum! Did anyone else notice how much brighter and more colorful the screen shot from '68-'69 is than those from the current show? How is that possible--given that the earlier picture is more than 40 years old and taken with technology that was far more primitive?

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 09:20:46 MST


Submitted by: Bill K.
From: Detroit area

Re: S 11 and 12 music

I originally had planned to wait to get season 12 after I saw all of season 11, but I have having withdrawl of the Morton Stevens Five-O music template. The first two episodes have Stevens scores and, after watching season 11, it's like when a James Bond fan would see a new John Barry-scored 007 film after he had skipped one.

Bruce Broughton (who told Jon Burlingame about how as a composer you were aware of the Stevens template) also did a fine job on And The Heavens May Fall, better than the episode itself.

I also see that Robert Drasnin shows up in later episodes as a composer. He did a lot of '60s adventure shows and was responsible for the "Dr. Loveless Theme" from The Wild, Wild West.

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 09:15:16 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Mike: I missed last night's new ep of the new Five-O. Any good? Anything earth shattering happen, or same old, same old?

Big Chicken: I don't know if you saw it, but Gavin Mcloud made a lengthy appearance on the Betty White 90th birthday celebration last night, and not only does he look good, but he is a much slimmed down Big Chicken, in fact he's a very skinny chicken, but God Bless him he looks to be in good health. He did a skit on the old PassWord show with Ed Asner( heck they could have done a Five-O show right there)and it was the first quality show on NBC since the must see tv days of the 1990's and early 2000's.

Glad I got you to check out "Three Dead Cows...." and your're spot on, I always thought Five-O was great drama as well. It wasn't afraid to touch subjects like biological warfare and * * * the viewer into this "what could be" world and make it oh so believable. Love that it upped the ante with plots like this.

Yeah, I figured Kline was sick from the biological mutation that he constructed and was working on, but he realy should have died from it then- instead of seemingly getting better when he falls in love with Loretta Swit and then dying from it at the end when he puts his hands on the leaking test tube. Great words though for it by you. Powerhouse two parter! I love those Five-o two parter's!

I have the last episode of Five-O to screen for season two and then will start on Season Three!

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 08:21:50 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Moroville, Miami

While I agree that the last three episodes of S12 are pretty poor, none of them can surpass the sheer lousiness of several S11 episodes. "Why Won't Linda Die?", "The Spirit is Willie", "The Miracle Man", and "The Bark and the Bite" are easily worse than "A Bird in the Hand" and "The Moroville Covenant." At least the latter boasts Henen Funai, who was still lovely nearly fifteen years after being an "Our Man Flint" girl!

If Danno had been present in S12, S11 would be considered the show's nadir, but William Smith and company get the blame, even though the governor sends McGarrett on errands in nearly every episode!

The musical scores in S12 are also much, much better than S11, as John Cacavas, while IMO a good composer, often contributed inappropriate underscore in many episodes (see "Linda" for the best example). And what the heck happened to the Five-O theme used within episodes? Hardly at all in either S11 or S12!

S12 wins by an augmented Linda Marsh nose

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 08:02:25 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Some poster at IMDB said last night's show will forever be known as "The Subway Show."

Was Subway mentioned in the end credits? The version of the show that I was watching had the end credits clipped.

About the only thing I can say in favor of this product placement is that I can actually see the character of Kamekona rattling off this commercial-like dialogue, because he is kind of a literal guy.

On the other hand, if one wants to do an English 100-like anal-ysis of this scene, this is a slap at Hawaiian food, suggesting that it is not good for you.

And looking at it from another angle, this is yet another example of this show not employing the approach "show -- don't tell." If Kamekona was seen without the spiel, just munching on a Subway sandwich where you could see the wrapper with the words "SUBWAY" on it, people today would probably be saying "that's cute," rather than "because of that, I'm not going to watch the show again."

Added: Tuesday 17 January 2012 07:40:03 MST


Submitted by: OTTO
From: Manhattan

YO Ringfire and Big Chick: Thanks for confirming. I see Mr. Mike gave it 3.5, so we're all in accord. That dude Tim O'Connor is great. My eight-year-old kid watched it with me last night, and he now has some of Tim's lines memorized. It's a real hoot watching him do it.

Great to be back on with Ringo, Chick, and Rainbow. Love you dudes.

Five-O is not just a show, it's a lifestyle.

Added: Monday 16 January 2012 22:22:37 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle

Hey Rainbow Warrior – caught the "Three Dead Cows” over the weekend and as you say - it was pretty epic. Gotta confess I haven’t screened this ep as much as other S2 eps cause its not the standard Five-O policier and its also pretty heavy stuff. Thanks for talkin it up, my friend, or I may not have checked it out again so soon.

With "Dead Cows” and S3’s eps "Trouble In Mind” & "Kill Or Be Killed,” thought Five-O transcended great crime drama to just great drama. Not easily done for a genre show. But watchin "Cows” you get a sense of how great the show was back in the Salad Days when they was really rollin.

"Cows” a powerhouse 2-parter, really compelling on all levels. Dug how Steve had Jonathan K and the Federales call off all the dogs. Faced with limited time and almost no options, McGarrett is ever resourceful and not afraid to go all unorthodox, relyin on his "cop instinct” and hunches. He has some compassionate insights into Kline’s mental state as well.

On your earlier q&a, I thought Kline was sick from messin with that bacteria in the lab, not malaria as he say. And I think McGarrett didn’t need no gas mask at the end, cause he McGarrett :)(but that don’t explain Switt not havin one.) Considerin the dire situation though, its McGarrett’s MO that he wouldn’t hesitate to put his life on the line here. Jus maybe fortunate that he don’t’ get afflicted.

Lastly, Mr Mike, thanks for the Bishop Museum pics. Great to see, the way they was

And Otto-man & RingFire, you is right on wit "10 Thou Diamonds" and our man Orwell. Dynamite ep and great portrayal, bruddas

Added: Monday 16 January 2012 20:15:33 MST


Submitted by: Dan
From: South Brunswick, NJ

I noticed in watching season 12 (even when I watched them as a kid on WWOR Channel 9 in the late 80s) there is much less use use of Ford Motor Company vehicles. Though Ford is still credited as the series automotive sponsor in the closing credits There seems to be much more use of other automakers products especially Chrysler and General Motors during this season. Andy Kamoku drive a Dodge Van in the Lion in the Streets and Joan Carter drive a Dodge Aspen wagon. had these episodes been produced during earlier seasons I would have to think they would have used Ford products.

Added: Monday 16 January 2012 17:43:57 MST


Submitted by: Bill K.
From: Detroit area

Got my season 12 today and watched A Lion in the Streets. I had forgotten how good the episode was.

The video quality was a huge improvement over my second- (or third-)generation VHS recording off a NY television station. That version had been edited to show as a two-part episode and many of the original "waves" were taken out and replaced with "waves" from earlier seasons. Also, a number of scenes had been taken out, as I discovered today watching the DVD.

I didn't watch the entire episode, but I checked out the "waves" there as well. My recorded copy was off CBS Late Night in 1984 when it was shown as "McGarrett." All the "waves" had been taken out, as had the very start of the end titles where it said Hawaii Five-O.

Added: Monday 16 January 2012 13:36:28 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Re: Will's question re: JL at Bishop Museum - - - Yes, that's Marie. Not the best shot of either of them. They would have a fit if they could see it.

Added: Monday 16 January 2012 12:29:12 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"Tim O'Connor, a Twilight Zone, Outer Limits alumnus, should have been brought to The Rock more often. His character was inspiring."

Well, he was brought back again the following season - to play Jonathan Kaye in "The Ninety-Second War". Of course there was no way that his Kaye performance could match the greatness of his Orwell character. No waaay, bay-bee, but nooo waaaaaay!!

Added: Monday 16 January 2012 12:26:13 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"I mean damn gurl, at least Jack Bauer was looking for bombs. McGarrett tortures, like, bike thieves."

:D How so very true!! Like the reviewer said - at least Jack Bauer was trying to stop a nuclear bomb (or a virus) from wiping out El-Lay. AOL seems to have adopted Jack Bauer techniques for what... capturing bike thieves and drug pushers? Hmmm...

Added: Monday 16 January 2012 12:17:33 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Big H-

I loved "A Thousand Pardons...." like everyone did, and Guardino was great. I posted my thoughts on it way back in August, so it's back there if you check the archives. I had seen it many times in reruns when I was young, so when I saw it on the DVD, I knew what was coming.

Singapore File" is my favorite of the first two seasons along with "Three Dead Cows...". I'm a hopeless romantic and the ending of "Singapore File" was probably the most emotional and upset that I was at the end of a Five-O because I wanted them to end up together. I posted my thoughts on it, back in November and H50 Forever and I got into this really interesting discussion about Steve McGarrett's love life and what the future for him was like after the show ended. It's back there in the archives if you want to check it out. H50 Forever had some really deep things to say about "Singapore File" which I adore.

Mr. Mike, I agree with you completely about "Cry, Lie", and I could never figure out exactly what the scheme was, and it seemed like the whole show was an excuse to show Chin's family life and finally give the audience a chance to see the personal life of one of the Five-O staff. Still a great show. Priceless for the line "Kono, if I didn't love you, I'd punch you right in the mouth." Also, loved the scene where McG very quietly and subtly freaks Martin Sheen out at the lunch table in the restaurant while Sheen is having soup. The intimidation done without raising his voice was pure McGarrett.

Added: Monday 16 January 2012 12:10:40 MST


Submitted by: Will
From: Washington, DC

Great find on the Bishop Museum photos from 1969 (not, I would think, 1968, as the articles indicates). In the shot of JL waiting, isn't that Marie next to him?

Added: Monday 16 January 2012 09:01:47 MST


Submitted by: otto
From: nyc

Sheldon Orwell. Season Three. Uncanny performance by Tim O'Connor. His machine gun delivery and top-notch physical business are unmatched. I'm thinking he is one of the most interesting Five-O villains. We root for him along the way, and then he crosses the line, the criminal code. The classic double-cross.

"Ten Thousand Diamonds and a Heart" ranks with the best. Excellent Hawaiian shirts, contemporary technology, great music, and interesting characters.

Tim O'Connor, a Twilight Zone, Outer Limits alumnus, should have been brought to The Rock more often. His character was inspiring.

Added: Sunday 15 January 2012 21:50:45 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Interesting comment at IMDB in the thread about the new show "Joe is gone???"

People in the military - especially in spec warfare are taught 1) to compartmentalize their feelings and 2) to rely on each other. Like "Band of Brothers". In the Navy - they call the SEALS "the teams". Maybe that is why it is hard to adapt to civilian life - you are taught in a warrior culture to immerse yourself in the team - you must be able to rely on each other for your life. That sense of brotherhood - the willingness of the guy next to you to give up his life for you - is going to be absent in civilian life. For a lot of people - and Steve would be a great example of this - who have not had great family lives - the military unit does become their family. So it makes sense that Steve would project his notions of the team as family onto his current team. But as an officer he would also have been taught that the lives of those he commands are his responsibility. I read that it is sergants/petty officers who most often have serious problems after combat because they take the deaths or injuries of their unit members so hard since it was their job to protect them. So Steve would protect his team. And there is a sense of superiority among the military regarding those fighting skills which would then lead Steve to think those civilian family/team people are not capable in the same way he is.

You can clearly see Steve compartmentalizing his feelings - although even in the military they are taught that while you have to do that in battle - eventually you have to talk those feelings out. Steve is still in battle I guess so he ain't ready yet to talk his feelings out - if ever. As for the don't even think if you can do it - just do it - that is a function of training and part of that training is about not giving in to fear or panic. You just let the training take over.

I think this is why Catherine might be so important to Steve - in that she is someone he could talk to and of course right now she is absent.

[BTW, I was told today that they actually have a "Navy SEALS advisor" on staff for the new show...]

Added: Sunday 15 January 2012 21:09:26 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

oh what a long 49 mins and 5 secs for MORO(N)VILLE {lol}COVENANT. i shoulda given it the F i liked lori, i'll be nice: D-.

must be cold in "idaho" played by hawaii and oh those snowy potato flakes flying as kimo pretends he's cold. mike, there is another jumpcut @ 43:13. i need the soundtrack for MORO(N)VILLE. type of music i can use for for meditational exercises. the scene where McG's car is
followed
in the beginning, sounds like Jim Rockford's music

Added: Sunday 15 January 2012 15:04:09 MST


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

I wonder if CBS/Par will release the "original" FIVE-0 on Blu Ray down the line - the only reason I would buy these again is if they included "Isolated" music scores for most of the episodes, kind of like what Image/CBS did for "The Twilight Zone" Blu Ray sets - I have these sets and they are truly superb and worth the upgrade.

Anyway, just a thought - comments???

Added: Sunday 15 January 2012 14:16:52 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Kamehameha Blues: behind the scenes filming.

http://blog.bishopmuseum.org/anthro/?p=862

Added: Sunday 15 January 2012 11:20:19 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I don't know if I can produce Season 13, I am too busy with the "next" season of the new Five-O (see link above).

Speaking of the Season 13 discussion I am having with someone who sent me an e-mail, it continued as follows (which includes the original query):

=====
THEM: Hello - We have bought all of the original Hawaii 50 dvds, 1 thru 12. Howeve the Hawaii 50 Home Page lists a 13th season with episode descriptions. Will this season be available on dvd? If not, is there any way to view them? Thank you very much.
=====
ME: Look at the top of the page. What do you see?
=====
THEM: I don't understand...top of what page?
=====
ME: Where do you see the 13th season "listed"?
=====
THEM: Where all the seasons and are listed across the page.....it shows a season 13 with episode descriptions with the first being about a porno sting.....that's why I'm confused. On the Hawaii 50 home page, you scroll down to where all the seasons are listed in blue across the page...it shows a season 13 to click on.
=====
ME: Go to the page you have just described about the "porno sting." Look at the top of the page. What do you see there? (I am talking about the title of the page.)
=====
THEM: Do you mean where it says Season 13 etc., with a smiley face?
=====
ME: Yes, what does the smiley face suggest to you, especially since none of the other season analysis pages have this?
=====
THEM: You are saying this season 13 was a joke on your part?
=====
ME: Yes.

Added: Sunday 15 January 2012 09:04:13 MST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

@ H50 Forever "Interesting that you should ask that question, Mr. Mike..."

I was tempted to ask that question for quite a while myself, H50.

More LOL.

Added: Sunday 15 January 2012 08:53:54 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Interesting that you should ask that question, Mike. Just yesterday, my husband and I were asking what we would watch now that we've seen all 12 seasons of Five-0. I said I didn't know, unless Mike released his Season 13 episodes on DVD. So, now, I have a question:

How quickly can you put together a production company and start filming Season 13?

LOL

Added: Sunday 15 January 2012 03:48:00 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

This is serious:

Hello - We have bought all of the original Hawaii 50 dvds, 1 thru 12. Howeve the Hawaii 50 Home Page lists a 13th season with episode descriptions. Will this season be available on dvd? If not, is there any way to view them? Thank you very much.

(http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/5-0log13.htm)

Added: Saturday 14 January 2012 23:43:57 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Carl Brohme Country

"Brohme is a crook who probably has a bug up his ass courtesy of McGarrett. He is hardly as bad as other crooks like Vashon, etc.”

He certainly ain’t as bad ass as Vashon or Chalee Bombay, Mr. Mike. But he does have that cool name – Carl Brohme. So cool, the Five-O cats keep repeatin it throughout the episode.

Hey, I even dig sayin it: Carl Brohme.

Yeah

Added: Saturday 14 January 2012 22:13:42 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Paul Smith (Andy Kamoku in Lion in the Streets) is probably most famous for playing the nasty prison warden in Midnight Express.

Added: Saturday 14 January 2012 21:03:04 MST


Submitted by: Bill K.
From: Detroit area

HMSS post: Questionable clothing choices by 007 and other heroes

http://bit.ly/zI8lrM

Five-O reference.

Added: Saturday 14 January 2012 20:56:26 MST


Submitted by: Ron Albanese
From: Alika's Mansion, New Jersey

So, I'm re-watching "A Lion in The Streets" again, this time with the kid. I didn't realize - he pointed it out - that "Andy" played Brutus in the Popeye movie in 1981! I'm sure some of you knew, but WOW it's so clear how perfect the guy was after this role in some ways - his agent probably submitted this episode to the Popeye people.

His physical countenance aside, his voice in the episode here and there seems to go from a near-perfect tough-guy affect to a somewhat ... let's say more "lioness" than "lion."

Added: Saturday 14 January 2012 19:52:27 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Comment from blog:

http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/65756699.html

btw this season H50 has been a mess, I legit have trouble getting through the episodes. They have also succeeded in making me hate Terry O'Quinn, which is tragic. His character is obnoxious and useless and omg why is he even there. And the show has gotten so dark and super-conservative with all the torture, I mean damn gurl, at least Jack Bauer was looking for bombs. McGarrett tortures, like, bike thieves.

Added: Saturday 14 January 2012 14:33:21 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Today I watched Cry, Lie. What is weird, we never really find out what is this big "plot" that Martin Sheen's character Calhao has hatched. They are bribing Chin, but so what? Calhao says something like "this project will end when McGarrett is indicted." There is no revenge angle against McGarrett or Five-O for any reason that I can determine, though admittedly, Brohme is a crook who probably has a bug up his ass courtesy of McGarrett. He is hardly as bad as other crooks like Vashon, etc. Note at the end of this show, McGarrett gets Danno and Kono to help him "take the law into his own hands" to scare the crap out of Calhao. Obviously a source of inspiration for the new show.

Added: Friday 13 January 2012 22:47:30 MST


Submitted by: L.B.
From: U.S.A.

I agree about the "The Skyline Killer" being the best episode of the final three seasons, although I also liked "A Death In The Family" and "Head To Head" from season ten during this time period also. Most episodes from these seasons move at a slower pace compared to those in earlier seasons, which combined with generally weaker stories makes for some very mundane episodes. "The Skyline Killer" episode also dealt with a psychotic killer, which was one of the series' best general story lines. While the killer was not very talkative, he played the part in a very menacing manner in which the viewer wanted him caught at all costs. This is noteworthy because many villains during the last three seasons weren't even bad enough to really make you mad. Seasons 1-9 had bad guys like this almost every week.

Along these lines, "Elegy In A Rain Forest" from season nine is my favorite episode. This episode caught your interest almost right away with the prison vehicle escape along with the constant action and suspense of the story. Plus, William Watson had to have been one of the series' nastiest two or three villains in that particular episode.

Added: Friday 13 January 2012 19:37:03 MST


Submitted by: otto
From: NYC

"Thousand Pardons" is one of the all-timers. The scene where Guardino kills Hong by throwing his pills away and scaring the shit out of him is horrific. The ending is good also: Guardino killed, run credits.

Added: Friday 13 January 2012 15:59:07 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

RE: "A Thousand Pardons--You're Dead!"

For the longest time it was my #1 episode of them all. Still is, other than my occasional belief that it's "A Lion in the Streets."

"He died for trash like you...*because* of trash like you!"

It was personal with Harry Guardino's Sgt. Simms was consumed with hatred and rage...he was positively toxic! Jack Lord must have known how great Guardino was, as he was back several times during the course of the run, and coincidentally every episode featuring Guardino is a favorite of mine.

Added: Friday 13 January 2012 12:49:03 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"Opinion: the old Five-O was more "ethnic" than the new"

There's absolutely no doubt about that in my mind, Mr. Mike. When I watched the new show I couldn't help but be distracted by all the high-tech gadgetry in the Five-0 office, the horrible droning music, and the obnoxious banter between Caan and AOL. With all this junk going on they hardly had time to focus on the local culture or local acting talent. I mean outside of that fat Hawaiian informant I can't remember another genuine Hawaiian on the show.

With the old show it was a whole different story. Not only did they deal with issues pertaining to the Hawaiian culture but all the supporting guest stars were always from the local stock company. You'd have your 2 or 3 main "haole" guest stars (well-recognized actors like Herbert Lom or Jeff Corey) and then the rest would be comprised of the likes of Moe Keale, Tommy Fujiwara, Yankee Chang, Galen Kam, etc.

It's not even a debate as to which show felt more ethnic.

Added: Friday 13 January 2012 11:49:08 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh

"Big Chicken: My description of Season Two: Season on Steriods!'

So Rainbow, how did you like Guardino in "A Thousand Pardons?".....or Singapore File? Those two eps by themselves should have won emmys (especially Guardino's performance)...but, the Emmy people had their heads up their asses when it came to Five-0....

Added: Friday 13 January 2012 11:07:45 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Agree, Maxine, "Three Dead Cows" is right up there at the top of best Five-O episodes of all time. Truly Classic.

Added: Friday 13 January 2012 10:54:02 MST


Submitted by: Maxine
From: Brooklyn

"Three Dead Cows at Makapu" is my all-time favorite episode.

Added: Friday 13 January 2012 10:04:06 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

I think Mr. Hiram brought this up a few weeks ago, and I'm wrapping up watching Season Two, and I just finished the two part "Three Dead Cows at Makapuu" and I was blown away at how epic it still is. My brother watched it with me and at the end he was like "wow." This was another example of why the old show became the hit it was because it took on subject matter like this and just went with it. I do have a few questions about the show though. In part one, Kline has some sort of illness which Loretts Swit calls "malaria" but it is never explained except for the fact he is sweating profusely. She kisses Kline several times but never gets sick, if it was malaria wouldn't she have been infected too, or was Kline just losing his mind and freaking out?

Also, the main quibble I have is at the end when Kline tells McGarrett to burn the surfers hut, wouldn't McGarret have been infected by the virus because it supposedly killed everybody once it was airborne. The soldiers put on gasmasks while they used the flamethrower to burn the hut and the vile, but McGarrett, Loretta Swit, and the rest of the Five-O team along with some HPD officers don't have them on, and I would assume are breathing the bilogical weapon in, and they would die. The virus had enough time to get into the air and leave the hut wouldn't it? McGarrett was right outside the infected hut, shouldn't he have been infected based on the exposition in the whole previous two hours about how the virus would be carried? :!thinking:

Big Chicken: My description of Season Two: Season on Steriods!

Added: Friday 13 January 2012 09:42:14 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Opinion: the old Five-O was more "ethnic" than the new:

http://bit.ly/zbIBHt

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 23:03:41 MST


Submitted by: Otto
From: New York County

As to the question of when to let a kid watch the Five, I can only relate it to the old series. My eight-year-old kid is well aware of the show; he loves a lot of the music i've put on CD. But he doesn't enjoy watching people get murdered, like the rest of us apparently do, so i've only shown him the Filer episodes, and a few others like Kamehameha Blues. He's seen a couple where people get shot in the line of fire, but as for 'murder' such as in Nightmare in Blue... not yet.

But my point is that after he'd seen a handful of eps, i asked what he thought of the Five. His response was, "Well, it's pretty stupid, but it's a lot of fun!"

Aw, what does an eight-year-old know anyway???

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 21:39:32 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Yes, the "Star Trek Movie" opening sequence works well, too. See? When you have a winner, everyone else just falls in line behind you. LOL

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 15:55:58 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

:D oh ho ho ho ho mike

i wish like you and fans say, sharon was involved more

i shall check MOROVILLE COVENANT friday

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 14:55:52 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

oh God, STAR TREK 1ST CONTACT w/ 5-0

check out patrick's intro---perfect

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI2Ljtk-sLY

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 14:12:15 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Hmmm, a HUG BETWEEN LORI AND McGARRETT?!?! Did that really portend some "relationship" between the two of them? History repeats itself, in the old show, nothing happened!

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 14:07:29 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

that crossover could be a ratings booster: NCIS LA is almost always in the top 10. perhaps 5-0 could get in and hope it is a great story! how about a fight with LL Cool J Vs Wo Fat?

well the best eps for S12 is LION IN THE STREETS (A-) & WHO SAYS COPS DON'T CRY (B+) with sharon the best crier. she cries so well! check out kimo's movements at the supermarket shootout

and when McG and lori hug, there is someone in the background with his/her shopping cart of groceries as if nothing happened! the cashiers were told by kimo to head to the back---shoplifter!!!!

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 14:01:15 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

The "Star Wars" / "Five-0" crossover opening sequence works very well. Of course, everything goes well with "Five-0" setting the pace. No, I am not prejudiced, not in any way, whatsoever. I'm merely stating the facts as they exist.

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 12:42:51 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120111021354AAKSzBc

Is Hawaii Five 0 suitable for 9 to 11 year olds?

Presumably this is about the new show.

I think the question should be: Is Hawaii Five-0 suitable for 60 year olds? Or people of ANY age?

In a totally unrelated issue, there is another Five-O/NCIS:LA cross-over coming:

[from ew.com]

"CBS is getting ready to cross the streams: NCIS: LA and Hawaii Five-0 will have a two-part crossover stunt for May sweeps.

"The story will launch on a Monday with an episode of Hawaii then finish up during an NCIS: LA hour on Tuesday. The story concerns the outbreak of a virus that is possibly being used as a murder weapon. Previously, NCIS: LA co-star Daniela Ruah appeared on Hawaii, so it’s not the first time CBS has tried to cross-pollinate the dramas."

Yawn!

Another gimmick designed to detract from the mediocre writing and other issues with the current incarnation of Five-O.

P.S.: Ringfire, that clip is REALLY, REALLY from All the King's Horses. I pulled the DVD out and fast-scanned through to that scene (as I mentioned only a few messages before).

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 12:00:39 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Thanks guys. For the scoop on McG bursting into his own office. It may very well be "All the King's Horses". Will need to check it out. But I swear it looks exactly like McG's office. I guess they were still pretty tight budget-wise in the 2nd season so they had to resort to using the same set for different settings.

And yes Chick - you're right about "The Skyline Killer" being a throw back to classic Five-0. By the last 3 seasons the show settled into a more light-hearted groove and I think this episode had the edge that was present in the earlier seasons. The murder of the girl in the shower looks fairly violent, not to mention quite risque - nudity-wise.

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 11:22:07 MST


Submitted by: Jerry
From: NJ

apologize if this has already been posted, but thought you might enjoy - Five-0 theme set to Star Trek to create alternate main titles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxja5dQklBs&feature=share

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 09:53:02 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

RE: A Lion in the Streets

Is that a framed "Poco” album cover in the hospital room where Ed Fernandez was? Sure looked like it.

Added: Thursday 12 January 2012 05:41:14 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle, Washington

RingFire say "THE SKYLINE KILLER was the best episode of the last 3 seasons! You'd have to go back to S9 to see an episode that was that great."

Caught "Skyline Killer" again on the NetFlix and you right on, Ringfire. Be in Chicken's top three of the last three seasons - most def. That ep like a dial back to the classic era Five-O - psychotic killer, amped up Steve-O, and great direction by BoVan D.

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 23:03:07 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Correct, not McGarrett's office, he comes out of hearing room after James Gregory gets shot in All the King's Horses. (I checked this with DVD of the show.)

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 23:00:10 MST


Submitted by: Jeff
From: Denver

I think that clip is from S2's "All the King's Horses" as McGarrett chases after Finney's assassin outside the crime commission hearings in the courthouse. Just need to check to verify.

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 22:06:41 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

I've been in the Five-O lab trying to identify ringfire's mystery clip - what you've tagged >>>5. McGarrett busts into his own office, turns right.<<<

But I don't think so...

With gun drawn, McG appears to be bolting from a courtroom or similar room and heading somewhere, most likely out of the building. There is a police guard watching the door from outside and a person (not Eddie) with a camera waiting in some type of lobby area.

Production was known to use the same blue-gray walls with mahogany moulding and doors from the Five-O office set to depict other places.

It's definitely early McGarrett. The hair, the dark blue suit, even the wide shot with the plant on the side, it all looks very COCOON, or SAMURAI, but it's not. So, it's back to the laboratory.

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 21:31:14 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

OK, it's time to get really anal-ytical about this CrimeWave video:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/crimewave.htm

Rick, maybe you can go over this again ... remember, it's better to order by number!

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 20:46:10 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Sea-Town

"JMac was a master at facial expressions...he had to be, since he didn't have many lines."

Hey Big H, one a Chicken's fave Danno moments to that effect be in "Model of A Rat" when he go out n interview August March. Ed Asner be pompously bloviatin to Danny bout his A-March industrial & art dealins and J-Mac jus make this face likes "is you for real with this shit, man? C'mon, you can'ts be serious" He steal the scene just by givin Asner that look.

Fact is MacArthur a great actor who never gets his due cause it all subtle, understated like that. Some of Jack's best McG scenes are enhanced by Jimmy's reaction shots, like the look he give Steve when he flips out over Kono's kidnappin in Season 3.

But Danno's had some great lines over the years, who can forgets:

"You'll be surprised what we can get away with - until we find out who shot Steve McGarrett."

Book Em Danno!

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 20:11:37 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Good eyes, Rick. You're right on the money regarding many of those clips in the CrimeWave video. So no luck yet on the clip that keeps bugging me? The one where McG seemingly bursts into his own office with what looks like Eddie Josephs standing with a camera by the window? Hmmm...

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 18:26:50 MST


Submitted by: Ron Albanese
From: HONOLULU, NEW JERSEY!

I picked up season 12! I LOVE when shows get long in the tooth; there's usually a lot of viewing fun to be had! I watched some eps on Netflix over the summer, but now I am watching them in Mr. Mike's more "turgid" fashion. And, speaking of which, I have to say that this final season may have some of the best '70s Hawaiiana fashions of the whole series! Love it.

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 18:25:45 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram (lots to say)
From: NYC

well i read mike's 3000 review again and oh! 2 people in the backseat when they reach 5-0 HQ! i saw that for the 1st time on the youtube clip, since i see it upclose. coulda used the dvd zoom on me remote, duh!

i did use the zoom remote for WOE TO WO FAT 's fight scene, clearly stunt people and the bald double i see no mustache on wo fat! and before McG flips Wo over with the stick , check out the rubber makeup sticking out on the back of baldie's neck! the whole WOE i give a B, not a bad finale.

i must say Lord as Raintree looks like scottish actor billy connolly

hey take a look! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZgnsh6kdFE

of course when Wo takes the wig off, it's Jack Lord as Abraham Lincoln! that lady scientist does a light whacking with the vase on the guard's head in McG's luxurious cell.

and mike, A BIRD IN HAND gets the F though it's not #1 all time worst 5-0. that honor goes to TO HELL WITH BABE RUTH.

horrible BIRD thruout! very fast news i say when angie and her blowdried dry hair (lol) hear the radio breaking news of marty watts/julie mae's death "10 minutes ago". McG's terrible poem at the end and kimo/angie's reactions especially at the 48:42 dvd mark , they're like: "why are we hearing this?"

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 14:12:58 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Hawaii-Five-0-Season-1-Blu-ray/16389

Unlike the regular DVD, this set has only been available at Best Buy since September in the USA. In Canada, the Blu Ray has not been available >at all<. In my opinion, this was a real marketing blunder.

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 11:48:05 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh

Mr. Hiram, you are right, after re-examing the clip, it's a case of... "Fujiwara can't decide where to sit!" The frame that I quoted was when Fuji was sitting on the passenger's side back seat, all the way against the door.

Check out Danno's expression at 9:54 when he finds the dead girl. JMac was a master at facial expressions...he had to be, since he didn't have many lines. :!thinking:

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 10:35:35 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Reviewed the speedboat shot... it's from FULL FATHOM FIVE.

Also, they used the most clips (by far) of COCOON, including multiple clips strung together.

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 08:35:48 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The scene where the cars, including the cop car, come flying over the top of the hill is from Voice of Terror in the 12th season.

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 07:52:06 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Good list, but weren't McGarrett and Danno in the speedboat in "Termination With Extreme Prejudice"? Was there another instance?

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 06:18:32 MST


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

ME-TV, here in the Orlando area is showing the original FIVE-0 at 12:00PM everyday - right now, they are showing episodes from season six and they seem to be un-edited, but the other day, they were showing "The Flip Side Is Death" and it seemed like it was sped up (Time Compressed?) - the music sounded like it was running faster than on the DVD set.

Anyway, ME-TV is shown in a few cities - check it out where you live...:)

Added: Wednesday 11 January 2012 05:49:07 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Okay, you asked for it. I blanked on some of the the first clips, and some in the middle, and the end… anyway, in order, until I watch it again, here’s what I think I saw…

Strangers in Our Own Land
Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember
And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin
You Don’t Have to Kill to Get Rich, But it Helps
F.O.B. Honolulu
Cocoon
Dealers Choice: Blackmail
The Sunday Torch
All The Kings Horses
Wo to Wo Fat
Death is a Company Policy
Cocoon (again)
Six Kilos (not sure, McG & Danno in speedboat)
V for Vashon: The Father
You Don’t Have to Kill to Get Rich (again)
I’m a Family Crook, Don’t Shoot
The Box
R&R -&R
Hookman
A Lion in The Streets
Hookman (again)
Beautiful Screamer
A Gun For McGarrett
F.O.B. Honolulu (again)
And They Painted Daisies (again)
Air Cargo… Dial For Murder
Cocoon (again)
Diary of a Gun
F.O.B. Honolulu (again)
We Hang Our Own
R&R -&R (again)
Yesterday Died, Tomorrow Won’t be Born
The Devil and Mr. Frog
You Don’t Have to Kill to Get Rich (again)
Hookman (again)
A Lion in The Streets (again)
Dealers Choice: Blackmail (again)
You Don’t Have to Kill to Get Rich (again)
I’m a Family Crook (again)
Most Likely to Murder

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 21:36:27 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

H, you gonna make enjoy the action music again. i got that playing in my head as i sleep! lol

i do see tommy at that moment , did a lotta pausing on youtube and , of course, slow it down on the dvd.

of course, some parts have tommy at the end of the seat and other scene with him in the middle. looking at tommy's face, he looks scared as if McG was gonna arrest him

and danno's smirk 8:55 when checking the boat :D

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 16:12:59 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh

"for some reason, i am so hooked on 3000 CROOKED MILES, i saw it 3 times this weekend. definitely a top 5 classic but i noticed 3 errors."

I'll give you a 4th error, Mr. Hiram.....go to 9:16 of that u-toob vid you posted--the stock shot of the police cruiser flying down the highway. Can you see Tommy Fujiwara in the back seat of the cruiser?? I can't... :!thinking:

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 15:12:03 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

opened the set S12 and for a moment i thought there was a dvd missing but it says 5 dvds not 6. and the dvds are the same crummy light grey color. shoulda done different color dvds each season. periwinkle season 11? magenta season 10? maize season 9?

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 14:42:38 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh

"Excuse me, ringfire, from where do the professors start if they have 30,000 crooked miles to go before they reach Honolulu? Very big LOL. No harm meant."

And if you go back to that vid, it clearly says "300 Crooked Miles.."!! We have a lot of "distance-challenged" Five-0 fans..... ;)

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 14:32:39 MST


Submitted by: Mr McGarrett
From: Honolulu

"of course this was inevitable!

just like this every other pot of this crazy jigsaw puzzle is inevitable!
WHAT A SCHEME!!!
WHATTA FANTASTIC WARPED GENIUS SCHEME!!" :!mad:

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 14:22:25 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"Excuse me, ringfire, from where do the professors start if they have 30,000 crooked miles to go before they reach Honolulu? Very big LOL."

They start from Pandora - that planet in the movie AVATAR! :D

You got me of course. I meant 3,000 miles.

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 14:09:04 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I think we should have a competition to see who can identify the most scenes from the CrimeWave video. There are several from the 12th season, though!

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 14:02:53 MST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

Excuse me, ringfire, from where do the professors start if they have 30,000 crooked miles to go before they reach Honolulu? Very big LOL. No harm meant.

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 14:02:40 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

might as well do a top 10 of my favorite 5-0 shows. it will change. i still have to see the rest of seasons 2 and 3 and 4 and i still have to buy S5 & 8. i do have in my hands, S12 and i shall hope to put A BIRD IN HAND in my top 10 best!

mike would say: "why? why?"
uhhhhhhhhhhhh....no , no BIRD heh heh
BIRD will be the 1st show for me to see tonite. i am not going in order. wanna see how BAD it is

i saw BLIND TIGER finally today , grade A #12 best. #11 goes to 6000 DEADLY TICKETS

10-EAST WIND, ILL WIND
9-#1 WITH A BULLET
8-YESTERDAY DIED AND TOMORROW WON'T BE BORN
7-MAN IN A STEEL FRAME
6-SKINHEAD
5-TO KILL OR BE KILLED
4-SINGAPORE FILE
3-3000 CROOKED MILES TO HONOLULU and the wonderful Fujiwara smile!
2-NIGHTMARE IN BLUE
1-of course, HOOKMAN

Enjoy S12, looking 4ward to fans' takes here

worst episodes soon

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 13:57:39 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Is there something wrong with my eyes? Can someone help?

In that CrimeWave video maybe 10-15 seconds in (when the CrimeWave caption appears on the screen) when McG is seen bursting into his office (can't imagine why he'd be doing that or which episode that is from) is that Danny Goldman a.k.a. Eddie Josephs from "I'll Kill Em Again" standing by the window holding what looks like a camera in his hands?

Really weird. In that particular episode Eddie was never shown inside McG's office nor was McG ever shown bursting into his own office. I wonder if that wasn't some publicity shot?

Am I the only one who is seeing Danny "Mmmmmmister McGarrett" Goldman?

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 13:40:58 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

When it comes to "30,000 Crooked Miles to Honolulu" even though I think it's a very solid episode (c'mon - you gotta love Jed Clampett/Barnaby Jones as the brains behind the scam along with McG's "Aloha, suckers!" final line) it's not quite the classic in my eyes. It doesn't even crack my TOP 5 for the 4th season. It's quite good but no classic.

By the way, was there a better stock player than Tommy Fujiwara? I may have mentioned it before where I asked folks to name their favorite stock player but for me it always has been and always will be Mr. Fujiwara. That cheshire grin is priceless! THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR GRIN!

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 12:27:18 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The twelfth season is like an old relative who you only meet once a year at Christmas dinner. While he is persnickety, acts kind of weird and you have to tolerate his very annoying opinions (again, only once a year), he is still your relative.

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 11:09:06 MST


Submitted by: Ben Masters
From: Fountain Inn, SC

Finally broke down and got that last release (#12) of the original "Five-O." I figured that I couldn't listen to the naysayers anymore; after all, what they say is just an opinion. I might like it, and then again I might not.

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 11:04:27 MST


Submitted by: Big H
From: raleigh, nc

Someone posted this JMac dvr alert on the Yahoo Five-0 board and thought I would share it with you guys. Apologies if someone has posted it earlier. It has literally been decades since I've seen this one so I think I'll watch it again.

http://bit.ly/zE9Esh

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 10:11:27 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Marissa was her name in "Suspense." It could be her in the commercial. I'm not sure. This girl seems several years older than Marissa. First time I've watched commercials willingly. shame on you, Steven! LOL

It's Jan10, and Amazon has notified me that my Season 12 has shipped! Yippee! Should be here on (gulp) Friday, the 13th.

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 08:11:10 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

In this video, I think the pig-tailed girl in the Kool-Aid commercial was in the Five-O episode, "Sing a Song of Suspense" as Lois Nettleton's "obnoxious" daughter, which would have been done about a year before this ad.

http://bit.ly/xX3FXy

Added: Tuesday 10 January 2012 06:02:05 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle

Aloha, Rainbow Warrior. Thanks for the holiday well wishes, brudda. And Enjoy that Season 3! Although 1st season’s Chicken’s fave, I would vote S3 as the best Five-O season. But that’s an endless debate among us Five-O heads. And I can dig your reasonins on bein unimpressed with "Bullet 4 McG,” specially when compared with other Season 2 heaveeweights.

And aloha RingFire. Glad you dug Chicken in the CrimeWave vid, though I woulda preferred they feature me in my black turtleneck and peace necklace - Chick’s best ensemble. Woulda been cool to see ole swingin Jerry Parks in that vid - shootin it out with Steve-O or bustin out that front window in "Most Likely 2 Murder”

And thanks for sharing you insights on mellower McGarrett in "Lion,” H50 Forever. I agree that the hard edge wouldn’t have been the way to handle the kapu. It struck me that in S1s "Once Upon a Time,” early days Steve openly admits that he knows no other way ‘cept hard-chargin, and can’t help but keep rushin that hill.

I think it’s to Jack’s credit as an actor that he showed us a more seasoned, less impulsive McG. Thought beginning with Season 3, he start to explore different facets of the character. Watchin Five-O though the years, he give us a really rich portrayal. Steve-O still hard-edge in the latter days, but he’s mellowed a bit, becomin even more the thinkin man’s detective that he always was.

Added: Monday 09 January 2012 20:01:27 MST


Submitted by: mr Hiram
From: NYC

look what i found

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbsxS8a8808&feature=related

@ 6:32 boom man

i love the music in the purchasing scenes and the wonderful edits in McG's "WHAT A SCHEME!" moment

8:31 here: love this music! so yeah, i say now 3000 MILES is #3 best 5-0 of all time -HOOKMAN is #1
SINGAPORE FILE #2

Added: Monday 09 January 2012 15:25:20 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

guess i am gonna sleep overnite in front of best buy and be the 1st to get S12! --------uhhhhhhh, no.

for some reason, i am so hooked on 3000 CROOKED MILES, i saw it 3 times this weekend. definitely a top 5 classic but i noticed 3 errors. i do not know if these were mentioned in past forums

1)at the 28:45 mark, cutie nurse miss higgins looks at the mugshot book and for a second her eyes look at the camera (McG: "why? why?";)

2)34:37 mark: as McG talks to the professor a 2nd time, a tap is heard offscreen..george hiding next room? shhh! or filmcrew dropping something?

3)i know in reviews there are mentions of shadows of film crew, mikes, and like MAN IN STEEL FRAME , filmguy hides behing McG and Danno in carseat. 40:13 in CROOKED, after george threatens the prof with gun, camera whooshes to right for next scene but the boom mike guy is quickly seen .

(McG: "why? why?";) i wish i could use that action music scene as a ringtone : when banker fujiwara is summoned to 5-0's office.

Added: Monday 09 January 2012 14:18:13 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Well said about "A Bullet for McGarrett", Big Chick! That's classic Five-0 for ya!!

P.S. I also dug your brief appearance in that S12 Crimewave video. You in that peace-lovin' bright green shirt of yours darting for the door! Coolsville, bay-beee!!

Added: Monday 09 January 2012 11:02:44 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Happy New Year to all!

What did I find under my Christmas Tree? None other than Hawaii Five-O Season Three! :)

Aloha Big Chicken! I hope your Holidays were full of joy and good food, fun, and family and friends, as well as the light of the season!.....As far as "A Bullett for McGarrett", I don't dislike it, I'm just disappointed in it is all. I expected it to be a four star episode is all, and it's probably exactly where Mr. Mike rated it. Not bad, not terrible, but not what it should have been considering the talent involved. It's just not top shelf Five-O is all, but it's still enjoyable because it's season two of Five-O. I get you why you like though, I hear you my friend.

Added: Monday 09 January 2012 09:04:13 MST


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

This might be a little off-topic, but for all of you Morton Stevens fans (like me), there is some great, "Irish"-flavored music that Mr. Stevens composed for the upcoming MANIONS OF AMERICA TV Miniseries from 1981 - check it out here:

http://amzn.to/y2xBei

Added: Monday 09 January 2012 06:33:32 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Re: Big Chicken's comments, "Thought these circumstances woulda called for McG to amp it up like the early days. McGarrett definitely be a cerebral detective, but Jack played it so cool in comparison to his highly combustible, on-the-edge Steve of the early days. Definitely a further evolution in his portrayal of the character." - - -

I agree completely. Besides, if he had handled the situation like the early McGarrett did, he probably would have done more harm than good. Very sensitive situation best handled with kid gloves.

Added: Monday 09 January 2012 06:13:44 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: The Series Struck Twelve

Dialed up S12 opener "Lion in The Streets” on NetFlix, pretty impressive. Great to see familiar Five-O vets Harry Guardino & Barbara Luna from the classic "Thousand Pardons.”

William Smith was really effective, some of his best Kimo. But Chicken specially dug Jack’s portrayal in this one. Know many on the forum talked bout late seasons leisure suit, sage-philosophizing McGarrett, And H50 Forever, you offered insights into Jack dialin it down a few notches in his performance due to his age and the demands of the show.

But I was taken with how McG finessed the whole situation of the kapu and Alika, orchestrating events instead of takin em head on. Thought these circumstances woulda called for McG to amp it up like the early days. McGarrett definitely be a cerebral detective, but Jack played it so cool in comparison to his highly combustible, on-the-edge Steve of the early days. Definitely a further evolution in his portrayal of the character.

Thanx for all the previews & updates on Season 12, Mr. Mike. Like Steve and the boys, you always a step ahead.

Added: Sunday 08 January 2012 21:22:50 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

so 5-0 tomorrow reruns UNBREAKABLE which that and the ICE agent episode are the best so far this season

49.99 for season 12 @ Barnes and Noble!? :!mad:
uh uh!

hope best buy has it on sale like the other tv dvds out this week from $14.99 to 24.99

Added: Sunday 08 January 2012 15:45:28 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

DUH -- my mistake. I have never seen this movie, so I read the Plot at Wikipedia. But whoever contributed this plot didn't want to reveal any spoilers like the kidnapping, which is only referred to at the very end of the description. And guess what I didn't read!

Added: Sunday 08 January 2012 09:37:59 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

True, they are different story lines, but there are a few distinct similarities that depart from the average abduction case.

Both Tess and Mrs. Ames are...
- abducted while being chauffeured.
- abducted/betrayed by people they thought they knew.
- hidden away with no intention of being freeing.
- hidden away, rather than killed outright.
- vulnerable women with little chance of protecting themselves or fighting back.

Added: Sunday 08 January 2012 05:29:53 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I don't understand, what does "Guarding Tess" have to do with "Labyrinth"? "Guarding Tess" is about a Secret Service agent assigned to protect the widow of an ex-U.S. president. "Labyrinth" is about a plastic surgeon who conspires to murder his wife, who was badly injured in an accident and he has recreated in the same appearance as his girlfriend.

Added: Saturday 07 January 2012 19:40:41 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

I wonder if the writers of the movie "Guarding Tess" (Shirley MacLaine and Nicholas Cage) got their ideas from "Labyrinth" (Season 12)???

Added: Saturday 07 January 2012 19:24:28 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Speaking of Season 12, I have finished my "re-view" of all 19 episodes, accessible via the link under the Discussion Forum heading at the top of the page. Surprisingly, many episodes went up in the ratings.

Added: Saturday 07 January 2012 17:56:30 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Someone queried my site "Jack Lord's white Cadillac to be sold." Has anyone heard anything about this?

Only 3 more days until Season 12! Yippee!!!

Added: Saturday 07 January 2012 17:18:24 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

A new season 13 episode uncovered: Ram of the Sign.

http://mjq.net/fiveo/5-0log13.htm

Added: Saturday 07 January 2012 17:06:46 MST


Submitted by: Bill
From: Palm Beach County Florida

The person who put together the crimewave video certainly knows what a hot babe is.

Added: Saturday 07 January 2012 14:59:41 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Thelma Rules!

A Happy New Year to All the Five-O heads!

And a shout out to The Rainbow Warrior. Dug hearing all yo thoughts on the Classic Season 2 eps. I would definitely love a set up in Honolulu like Danno’s bachelor pad in "Most Likely to Murder.” And hangin wit you would be a blast, brudda.

But how come you down on "Bullet 4 McGarrett”? Though not the usual Five-O police procedural, or even cloak&dagga ezbionagge, Chicken always dug the college-commie-spy-ring/mind-meld plot and Wo Fat’s deft cameo. (Hey, Mr. Mike – hows bout addin an extra half star jus for Khigh Dhiegh’s kickin enunciation of the episode’s title? :D )

And what does Steve-O tell Danny to justify walkin into Doc Farrar’s set-up all alone - somethin likes "we’re dealing with heavy stuff here, Danno” And the Five-O boys let em go. And man, McG proceeds to pummel the Doc while all shot up, and breaks down Joyce’s mind control through the sheer Force O’ Steve! The ultimate in McGarrett Es Muy Macho.

Lastly, thanks gotta go out to Steven from Miami for his mention of the most lovely and delectable Miss Bernadette Stanis. Be worth the price of a whole stack of "Good Times” DVDs jus to watch Thelma, man.

And as you sez, Steven "by S11, McGarrett was an institution unto himself.” "His City," Indeed.

Well said, my man. Well said.

Added: Friday 06 January 2012 20:18:26 MST


Submitted by: Anne
From: Tangerine Fl

Loved the preview. Like seeing an old friend. Nothing like what's on the tube today.

Added: Friday 06 January 2012 16:26:47 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

"Skyline Killer" didn't make my top five (#6!), because let's face it, the killer was a crap actor who delivered his lines like a "Speak and Spell." However, I love the fight between he and McGarrett's stunt man. When I see the shot of McGarrett's stunt man looking out over the horizon from atop the crane, I always say aloud "His city!" Because by S11, McGarrett was an institution unto himself.

re: "Image of Fear"...that popcorn box shoulda got an Emmy! :D

Added: Friday 06 January 2012 14:56:19 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Hey Mr. Hiram,

How is THE SKYLINE KILLER not on your top 5 list for S11? Do you seriously prefer an episode about dog-nappers to this gem? THE SKYLINE KILLER was the best episode of the last 3 seasons! You'd have to go back to S9 to see an episode that was that great.

Added: Friday 06 January 2012 11:11:00 MST


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

Mike,

I hope you will consider upgrading the star rating for WOE TO WO FAT - the Morton Stevens score is just great and classic Stevens. It REALLY saved the episode - maybe **???...:)

Added: Friday 06 January 2012 09:29:51 MST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

Mr. Mike @ "No one is getting excited..."

Probably nobody expected you of doing so.
Thank you for that preview, Mr. Mike, amazon informed me that I will have to wait until Feb 2 - 10 before I'll get my Season 12 DVD.

Added: Friday 06 January 2012 09:27:56 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

No one is getting excited about the idea of my releasing the entire Crimewave video promoting season twelve, so here it is:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/season12/crimewave/

Added: Friday 06 January 2012 08:00:01 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

There's an aspect of "Image of Fear" from S12 that annoys me....more than all the other aspects that do, that is:

When Linda Marsh's character is screaming and sobbing and generally carrying on---she fails to cry a single tear! It's a pet peeve of mine with TV actresses. If they're going to convey sadness, grief, sorrow...let's have some waterworks! I call it the "Thelma Rule." Because if Bern Nadette Stanis of "Good Times" could get a tear to roll down her cheek in front of a "live studio audience", then so could any other actress, including Linda Marsh. You'd think that The Lord could have badgered the hell out of her to inspire true tears.

Added: Friday 06 January 2012 03:34:38 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

yeah Maxine, POTATOES was weird and not the best

i have seen all of season 11. took a while, saw lotsa MAD MEN & TOP GEAR and Anthony Bourdain shows which were on cable demand, saw those in between 5-0 . so here is my top 5

5)YEAR OF THE HORSE
4)WHY WON'T LINDA DIE?
3)THE BARK AND THE BITE
2)EXECUTION FILE
NUMBER ONE is, well WITH A BULLET

Went to BB store and there was only 1 copy of season 4
no other FIVE-O seasons but lotsa copies of the new one. sheesh!

i could get it @ Barnes and Noble if price is not expensive plus BN coupons i get on email that range from 15% off to 40%. i miss Borders with the 50% off coupons.

Added: Thursday 05 January 2012 14:31:39 MST


Submitted by: Maxine
From: Brooklyn

Just watched S11's "Small Potatoes." Boy, Zohra Lampert has a severe case of the giggles in this episode. She enters her first scene laughing and just doesn't stop. She laughs moments after learning that "Mr. Lee" jumped to his death from a high-rise. Even after she's attacked by an armed thug she can't control her chuckles. In some scenes she's giggling after every other line of dialogue. I would estimate she laughs or giggles at least 30 times in this episode.

Added: Thursday 05 January 2012 11:03:38 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike, the anal-ytical
From: Vancouver

The more I watch season 12, the more I am convinced that the writing staff on the current Five-0 uses this season for its inspiration. Take the case of Lori/Lori, for example. In the original show, Lori joins the show in a big way (her husband, who was going to be part of the Five-O team, is gunned down, and McGarrett offers her a job instead). In the new show, Lori is assigned to Five-O in a big way by the Governor, who wants her to keep an eye on them and report back to him if they engage in any "extreme tactics." In both cases, despite this promising beginning, the actress ends up with little to do. Last night I watched Sign of the Ram, and while Kimo was very involved with the case, Lori was just like wallpaper, at one point meekly saying "Yes, sir," when McGarrett asked her to get a blood test to determine if a boxer had been doped during a fight. Another coincidence: in Sign of the Ram, some Hawaiian hood is named Kawika. In the current show, the kapu boss played by Kala Alexander, is named Ka Wika.

Speaking of Sign of the Ram, after re-viewing, I didn't think it was worthy of only one star, which means "total crap." I raised it to two, because while not a particularly good show, it's not really bad either, despite "stargazer" Jessica Humboldt, played by Jane Meadows, blabbing astrological mumbo-jumbo non-stop. Joe Moore has a major role in this show as a boxer, and he does a pretty good job with it, even though he is no Robert De Niro in Raging Bull. I might even put the rating up a bit higher...

Added: Thursday 05 January 2012 10:39:43 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Less than a week to wait, Hiram. Be like me and re-watch some Season 11 episodes until the 12th and Final arrives.

Mike, those articles are sheer poison. If they hate the show so much, why don't they go and review something else, like the remake???

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

As for my own review, Five-0 was two shows operating under the same name. The first was pure mid-60s with all walls painted hospital green, Batman and Robin (uh, I mean McGarrett and Danno) charging up and down the stairs, and the McGarrettmobile squealing tires on gravel roads (Can WD-40 do that?). But the cases were challenging and interesting, and the top cop had more rough edges than sandpaper. Just what would be expected in that time frame.

And, then, there was the second show, more commonly known as Seasons 6-12, when the junior detectives were shown to be working on cases other than the one being premiered, McGarrett seemed more intellectual, the criminals were given more (too much?) air time, and the themes were relevant to the time when they were set. In short, it was mid-to-late '70s television, the era when JR Ewing was buying up every drop of oil in the state of Texas and not minding who he rolled over to do it. Kimo Carew rolled in from Boston with a backstory and an axe to grind. The Bee Gees' Number One With a Melody music was given prime time. And on it goes.

Did it all run down in the end? In some ways, but not in all ways, for the issues were still crucial (some still are; e.g., gun control and Hawaiian issues). But we had already lost Kono and Chin Ho. The loss of Danno was just too much. After all, these (with Jack) were the Fab Four. No matter how much we might have liked Duke, Truck, Kimo, and Lori (alas!), they just weren't the Fab Four, and there was no way to get them back. But that is life. As the song says, "All good things must end some day; autumn leaves must fall."

Added: Wednesday 04 January 2012 17:57:18 MST


Submitted by: OTTO
From: NYC

Just saw "Welcome to Our Branch Offices". It was hilarious. Besides the obviously far-fetched plot (where the hell would they get an exact duplicate of the globe, for example?), there were some other problems. Not enough of the fake Five-O guys; i coulda used more of those dudes. Also the talents of Cameron Mitchell and the great Frank Gorshin were somewhat wasted. It seemed like they were bored of the roles.

One possible error: at one point Stash reminds Bowman of a previous con in which they had reconstructed a hospital room. He says it took place in "K.C.", but when Five-O is running the dossiers of these twogoons, they refer to the hospital job as having been in St. Louis.

Added: Wednesday 04 January 2012 17:46:10 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Twelfth season DVD review:

http://www.dvdfile.com/reviews/dvdreviews/169183-hawaii-five-o-the-twelfth-and-final-season-dvd-review

and another:

http://moviemet.com/review/hawaii-five-0-12th-final-season-dvd-review

Where do these guys get the idea there is Spanish dialogue as well as Spanish and Portuguese subtitles on this set?

Added: Wednesday 04 January 2012 15:03:39 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

Best Buy whom i called today which the lady said: "we have it in stock but we cannot sell it"

:!thinking:

ooooo-kay

i shall check tomorrow (brutally cold today)

Added: Wednesday 04 January 2012 14:29:58 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Is Joe White (Terry O'Quinn) going to have a problem soon?

http://alexoloughlinrocks.com/alexoloughlin/hawaii-five-0-press-release-2-14-puolo

http://alexoloughlinrocks.com/latest-headline/aolr-weekly-wrap-up-122

Added: Wednesday 04 January 2012 12:53:38 MST


Submitted by: McGarrettsmerc
From: Palatine, IL

Mr. Mike, as near I can make sense of it the writers were intending to involve a principle of criminal law known as the felony murder rule. By way of example, if you were to agree to be the driver of the getaway car of a liquor store robbery and your co-horts end up killing the store clerk, you will be charged with murder even though you never left the car.

Lawyers always fared poorly in the original series and the script writers appear to have been perpetually challenged to get the law aspects of the show accurate.

Added: Tuesday 03 January 2012 18:21:42 MST


Submitted by: Mr Hiram
From: NYC

good to be back here after time off. ah mike, congrats for season 12 you have there. checked Best Buy near Lincoln Ctr NY for season 12 and nope, nothing.

last nite's show was meh! fooey! and tiresome! and scott caan must have his YEAR OF THE HORSE moments, he looked bored to me. no Max last nite so why is Masi Oka in the credits and not lauren german?

last nite that cell interceptor moment was weird...i was hoping Mr Finch of PERSON OF INTEREST would show up and do better cell intercepting of his own

{by the way PERSON getting better and better and i saw jim caviezel shooting a scene at the thrift shop near where i live}

so one new episode after holiday hiatus and now another hiatus?

again with the Heys, somebody say YO?!

wonder if 5-0 will do a show filmed in Japan , since Joe makes many trips there?

Happy New Year Mike and friends here!

Added: Tuesday 03 January 2012 13:00:37 MST


Submitted by: Mr. MIke
From: Vancouver

http://www.hollywood.com/news/Hawaii_Five_0_Recap_Ka_Hooponopno/12709591

Think you are confused by the plots of the new Five-O? You are not the only one. This, from a review of last night's show:

"The focus shifts to Karen, Emily's high school BFF and de facto confidant who Five-0 think might explain why Emily stole thousands of dollars from her father recently. She does, and at first the investigation takes a disturbing turn toward Emily's father -- with whom, it turns out, Karen was sleeping and (unwittingly) made a sex tape."

As someone points out in the comments (and I would have if they hadn't), it wasn't Emily's father who was having sex with her best friend, it was the school headmaster, who later was grilled by McGarrett and Danno in the blue-lit room.

Added: Tuesday 03 January 2012 09:26:30 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Yeah, I thought the fact that the preacher in The Miracle Man was a Limey was odd, but, on the other hand, Southern crackpot preachers go to England and Europe, so I guess they are "returning the favor."

Here is a question for the legal beagles:

In The Flight of the Jewels, McGarrett makes a big stink because a cop is seriously injured when his car flips on the way to the crime scene, the implication being that if the cop dies, then the students will be charged with something serious like murder. But is this really the fault of the clever students?

I guess technically it is, because if the crime wasn't happening, there would have been no accident, but on the other hand, the reason the car flipped was because the cop swerved to avoid a pedicab. >That< had nothing to do with the crime.

Added: Tuesday 03 January 2012 07:48:07 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

Best wishes to Barbara during this time. :)
---------------

As I make my way through S11, I have to say that there are no S12 episodes as dreadful as "Why Won't Linda Die?" and especially "The Miracle Man." I'm appalled you gave the latter 3 stars, Mr. Mike...you must have been in a charitable mood. :D

Why did the evangelists have to be English? Were the producers afraid of angering the multitude of Southern preachers who dominate that type of racket? If so, wouldn't they just "turn the other cheek" and "forgive" Five-O for such a representation? :D It was such a clunky element of this one. Sister Harmony evoked memories of Jean Simmons' wretched performance in "Elmer Gantry."

Added: Tuesday 03 January 2012 04:47:12 MST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Just a quick note about the "other Barbara" in Pittsburgh. Please keep her in your prayers tonight as her father passed away suddenly on New Year's Day.

Added: Monday 02 January 2012 23:24:42 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Hawaii Five-0 S02E13 already mini-reviewed: http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-logtwo.htm#13 BIG SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY!!! Now back to season 12.

Speaking of S12 and Farrell in the credits where she shouldn't be, this doesn't concern me that much, unlike musical replacement issues, because she was in the original credits for The Kahuna, and never appeared in that show. DVD disc #4 has these shows: School for Assassins, For Old Times Sake, The Golden Noose and Flight of the Jewels. Farrell is not in any of these shows, but appears in the credits for the first two on the DVD, but not in the original syndicated show credits.

Added: Monday 02 January 2012 20:51:55 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Here and there...

Like Steven, I also like Season 12. Am very anxious to receive the remastered DVDs in a couple of weeks. As the samples Mike provided show, they will be a marked improvement over the taped-from-TV versions. Yippee!!!

One of the highlights of "School for Assassins" is that it gave us a very nice glimpse at Old Pali, Honolulu's most prestigious neighborhood. So did "Wooden Model of a Rat" in Season 9.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Both television and the times had changed by the late 1970s. People demanded more than scenes of McGarrett and Danno running up and down the palace steps. In one take, used several times, they look like Batman and Robin. The later seasons had more of qualities described in those days as "panache" and "elan." Those were the days when Perrier with a twist of lime was all the rage. Remember?

Added: Monday 02 January 2012 19:04:29 MST


Submitted by: AJ
From: NY

Mr. Mike: "Two (actually four) reasons (and probably the only reasons) to watch A Bird in Hand..."

(Oh, sorry - no 'smiley' available for :slap upside the head"...)

Happy New Year!

Added: Monday 02 January 2012 18:07:06 MST


Submitted by: L.B.
From: U.S.A.

One of the mysteries to me regarding Gary Lockwood is why he didn’t guest star on Five-O earlier in the series run (during its’ prime years). Lockwood was a guest star on many other police dramas of the time, including around a half dozen on Barnaby Jones alone. He was one of the very best bad guy actors of that era and would have been a great adversary for McGarrett with a really good story.

The School For Assassins episode highlighted perfectly just how far the series had fallen by the 1979-1980 season, and not just by the weak, A-Team oriented plot. Not only did the producers waste an appearance by Gary Lockwood with a weak episode, but also one by Lloyd Bochner, who played a very wicked part in Beautiful Screamer in 1970 during the series’ prime. An episode featuring these two together during the first half of the series’ run almost certainly would have been one of the top episodes.

Added: Monday 02 January 2012 16:58:26 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

Is the one girl wearing a "tube top"? I remember when women wore those. Yowza!:!devil:

Can't wait for season twelve, even though I'm only halfway through the eleventh. Despite my love for latter-season McGarrett with his "I Ching" wisdom, mellow temperament, and Chairman Mao fashion sense, I still cringe at those government-mandated "Star Trek" group laughter scenes at the end of many episodes. Gone are the days of psychos painting dead hookers' faces, murderous hillbilly broods with their Bo Hopkins-pre-wave-shot-bringing-a-wrench-down-on-some-poor sap's skull.

...but I still love season twelve!

Added: Monday 02 January 2012 12:58:56 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Steve, if you check the link below which compares a TV dub of a typical 12th season show to the upcoming DVDs, you will see why I was kind of crabby when watching some of these episodes originally. The quality of the TV broadcasts, despite being probably the best available, was the shits! But despite this, some of the episodes still are the shits.

Labyrinth has its faults, but I was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns in the final act, which I hadn't viewed for many years. And then there is Tricia O'Neil, who is very hot ... and we get a double dose of her in this show. I didn't like the way that Kimo was bossing poor Duke around, though, after they interviewed the chauffeur. At least Kimo and Lori are hard at work, unlike some of the other shows where they just sit around with a deer-in-the-headlights look.

Speaking of crappy episodes, I just watched School for Assassins. As the first time I viewed this many years ago, this episode falls into the category of one that I love to hate.

Now that I could actually see what was going on (see the above-mentioned comparison, which is from this show), the beginning of the show is VERY strange. Gary Lockwood, who was over 40 when he filmed this show and looks pretty old, is studying at Colonel Avery's (Lloyd Bochner) assassin academy, and for his "final exam," has to break into the school to the point where he confronts Bochner in his office. In order to do this, he assumes the identity of Jonathan Dempsey, who works at the school by taking Dempsey's clothes and handcuffing him to his car. Dempsey is in his underpants and Lockwood is wearing this bondage-type leather vest which has all these special pockets and clips which are presumably for the assassin trade. Very kinky! Later when Lockwood is inside the building, he turns around and almost shows us the crack in his ass, since he doesn't seem to be wearing any underpants (obviously since he never took Dempsey's, I guess).

The whole business of Lockwood disguising his voice via a tape he makes of Dempsey is ridiculous. How many people work for this Colonel Avery at his school anyway? Like hundreds or thousands? You would suspect that the security guards who have to monitor Lockwood's entrance via an elaborate security gateway would know what Dempsey looks like (Lockwood is just pretending to have Dempsey's voice, because that's all they seemingly check, through voice recognition). Wouldn't they be seeing Dempsey come to work every day?

Then there is the issue of "security" at the Ellington estate. Ellington's old pal Ted Morley just drops in to visit in his Honda Civic, as does blonde bombshell assassin Lynne Ellen Hollinger, driving a yellow Mercedes, pretending to be a OPEC security agent. This is sooooo stupid!! The security there sucks big time! And her pulling the gun out of her garter is such a cliché.

And why does Avery join the mission at the end? Just so his character can be eliminated by the grenade explosion?

Karen Rhodes in her Five-O book says why do they get Lockwood to come to Hawaii to star in the show if he just gets knocked off (I think she is being too anal-ytical here, it's not like he got knocked off in the first five minutes). I wonder what she thinks about some of the recent guest stars on the new show like Peter Fondue and Patty Duke who were only seen for a few seconds.

Oh, yeah, with regard to your question about Farrell appearing in the opening credits, normally, if she isn't in the titles, that means she isn't in the show (she left half way through the season, though the broadcast order makes it look like she stuck around for the second-to-last episode). I didn't actually watch the credits for this show, since I assumed they were correct, but you are right that there is a goof here. I checked certain other shows like Bird in Hand and Clash of Shadows, where she is not in the show, and she is NOT in the titles for those shows. I guess I will have to examine all the titles for all shows now (sigh)! My boring anal-ysis of Farrell's shows is here, by the way: http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/season12.pdf

Added: Monday 02 January 2012 12:52:53 MST


Submitted by: Steve D
From: Fairfax VA

Mike, I noticed Sharon Farrell was in the credits for the new sample video you posted of School for Assassins but not in the original. Therefore, I assume they re-mastered only one opening for the entire season and included her for all episodes, even after she "disappeared". I can't remember if they did this to Al Harrington in season 7.

I also seem to remember that for Lion in the Streets (only??) William Smith was listed "as James Carew" but they then changed it to "as Kimo".

Added: Monday 02 January 2012 12:19:10 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Two (actually four) reasons (and probably the only reasons) to watch A Bird in Hand...



Added: Monday 02 January 2012 11:57:47 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Want to see how good the quality of the upcoming season 12 DVDs of Hawaii Five-O are? Check this link: http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/season12/comparison/

Added: Monday 02 January 2012 11:43:40 MST


Submitted by: Steve D
From: Fairfax VA

Mike, thanks for revising your analysis and ratings for Labyrinth from season 12 (now 3 stars!). I always considered this my favorite show from that season. With the many plot twists of the second half I thought it was the only one they spent more than five minutes writing after the first two episodes of the season.

Added: Monday 02 January 2012 07:33:00 MST


Submitted by: Bill K.
From: Detroit area

re: Barry Crane

I actually remember reading some of the initial stories about his murder. Mike Connors was quoted in one of them (Crane worked as associate producer on both Mission: Impossible and Mannix). When I started watching season 11, I was curious if there were any new developments but I couldn't find any.

Added: Sunday 01 January 2012 17:52:10 MST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Good to hear from you again Five-0 (Michael Hedges).

Added: Sunday 01 January 2012 16:50:35 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Voice of Terror -- ridiculous radical revolutionaries -- the rating stays at 1 star. Although this episode is kind of logical, I can't stand Cal Bellini's crazy performance as the terrorist leader. I hung around with left-wing types during the 1960s, none of them acted like this guy (though none of them were terrorists either).

A Shallow Grave -- rating stays at 2-1/2 stars. Again, a logical story, somewhat dragged down by dumb dialogue for Kimo and Lori. Bill Edwards (formerly Jonathan Kaye) has an insignificant part in this show -- how the mighty have fallen!

Click on the "Season 12" link at the top of the page to read these and other re-views. This is becoming painful, especially since I swore I would NOT watch these episodes again with the intention of updating my previous comments...

Added: Sunday 01 January 2012 16:42:36 MST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

Happy New Year!

Bill, I've read the White M:I book dozens of times, but it only states that Crane died in 1985, not that he was bludgeoned to death. Some speculate that Crane's death came at the hands of some shady Bridge con--shades of M:I's "Syndicate Years"--where he refused to pay up after being bilked for a large amount of money. I don't know if it's true, but it's a story that's circulated.

Added: Sunday 01 January 2012 07:36:46 MST


Links back: Main PageDiscussion Forum Main PageDiscussion Forum Archives