The Hawaii Five-O Home Page Guestbook -- November 2010 (Part 3)



The following are archived comments from November, 2010 (this is the third and final part). After looking around, please add your own comments!

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Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Another new season two episode!

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log2.htm#opala

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 23:38:36 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Mr. Mike: Yes there are multi-region players available. In fact the Federal Government made it legal for you to hack into your player to make it multi-region and not make the warranty void. If you buy a new DVD player and it isn't multi-region then the salesperson will make it so. Our system is PAL - so we have no issues with DVDs from Europe as they use the same system.

The main reason most Australians wait and not order DVDs from the USA is the currency value. Recently we have been doing very well against the US Dollar - even reaching parity (i.e. 1AUD was equal to or more than 1USD). We're still around the 97c US mark so now is the time most Aussies are getting DVDs from the USA.

Most older TV shows get a test run - usually the first season and if sales are good then they will bring out the next season. However if sales are bad then they won't bring out the other seasons and we do have to go overseas to get them. I know of a couple of TV shows that have had that happened.

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 21:47:26 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I seriously don't understand why anyone would wait to order DVDs in a country like Australia which is so far behind in terms of Five-O release dates compared to the USA, except out of some peculiar patriotic loyalty. I remember more than 15 years ago, I used to send tapes of The X-Files to a couple of fans in Australia, since that program was also shown there months behind North America as well. All of these people owned VHS players which could play North American as well as Australian tapes. Are multi-standard and region DVD players also common in Australia?

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 21:28:35 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

'Airplane' and 'Naked Gun’s' David Zucker Pens Tribute to Leslie Nielsen

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/airplane-naked-gun-s-david-49908

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 21:24:28 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Heather-Rose: That newspaper is based in Sydney so it's not really speaking for the whole country. The networks here base their decisions on ratings for the whole country and not just Sydney.

Also the Herald Sun is own by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Rupert's son Lachlan runs the company here and he has just bought a lot of shares in Network Ten which happens to own the rights to the new version of Hawaii Five-O. Upon closer look 5 out of the 10 shows listed are in some way linked to News Corp (they own Foxtel/Fox Sports as well). So to me this article is not very impartial.

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 18:54:19 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

They're finally releasing the seventh season here in Australia (Region 4) on 22 December. This is about 1 year after they released season 6 here, so I'm guessing we won't be seeing the other seasons for a long time. I'm glad I decided to get my copies from the US.

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 18:39:42 PST


Submitted by: Kristin
From: Massachusetts

I was wondering if anyone could help me with finding a picture of Jack Lord standing in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He is wearing the same hat he wore at the end of the sixth season episode Murder is a Taxing Affair. I have seen the photo before when I was Googling it inthe images section but I can't seem to find it anymore.

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 18:37:58 PST


Submitted by: Sylvia
From: Classic TV land

That new second season episode is the scariest yet....

Tell me, was Seigneur wearing a Panama hat and a loud, long-sleeved Hawaiian shirt? :D

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 15:57:28 PST


Submitted by: Arthur
From: Burbank

@Heather

I worked for British TV for 12 years .International networks hold back on new shows to see how many episodes are ordered in the States before airing them.That is why in the past few years more underperforming US shows get a full order season, 22 episodes, instead of being canceled after 9 episodes, even if everyone knows they will be canceled in May, (The Defenders , Shit my dad, Chase...).International networks got tired of paying for shows to later see them canceled after 9 episodes.

Hawaii 50 is not a flop, but it is not a hit either. It is a mediocre show in the 1st American network, and that is a problem.CBS invested a lot of money in this remake and it is not paying off. The show has an easy spot with weak competition and even there is underperforming.So that is bad news.

If things don't improve, it won't get a second season. And if it does, you can expect Hawaii 50 to be moved to a Friday or Sunday spot, where low ratings shows are sent to die.

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 13:10:48 PST


Submitted by: KD McGarrett
From: Florida--where life slows down to a grinding halt...

@Anne-yes nothing spectacularly outstanding;at least they shoot in Hawai'i, but honestly they need to improve the writing. This one looks much more cheaper than the original and actually my mobile phone camera (G2) produces better shots at times than the visuals we see.

i haven't tuned out yet, but am very close to doing so. Go ahead, cast a hex on me folks but it is my prerogative... :D

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 12:21:43 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The C/H/Q Paper Products has been busy and has produced yet another Season Two episode for your "viewing pleasure":

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log2.htm#hoonani

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 09:22:37 PST


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

I'm sad about Leslie Nielsen. He was one of my favorites since long before "Airplane!". Those of you who aren't as old as I am :) may not understand how big a surprise it was to see him and other serious stalwarts such as Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack and Peter Graves in that crazy movie! They so rarely did anything comedic that it made for a great effect. The main gimmick of the movie (the parody of the B-grade disaster movie) ran out about halfway through, but then the old TV actors took over and carried it the rest of the way with their sturdy professionalism. I would have loved to see the outtakes from that. Too bad James MacArthur wasn't in it too. That would have been perfect!

But yes, Nielsen was always reliable, and had a most impressive voice and demeanor. I wish I'd seen him play Clarence Darrow in the touring production he was doing a few years ago.

***

Was it JulieS who was saying that Australian TV was holding back on the new show to see if it was a flop or not? Well, they seem to have decided that it's not - in fact, it's at the top of this publication's "must-see TV" list:

bit.ly/ijIRSD

>>
With a multitude of channels and networks committing more funding to local productions, the viewer can expect more top TV choices next year than ever before. So set the recorder, or wrestle for the remote now, these are the must-see TV shows in 2011:

HAWAII FIVE-0 (Ten) Putting the `whoa baby' in Hawaii Five-O, Aussie heartthrob Alex O'Loughlin muscles up - and how - for this adrenalin rush of a TV remake. His Steve McGarrett smoulders to Scott Caan's comic Danno and between them breathe new life into a series just built for today's cop show-obsessed audiences. Add hot chicks in bikinis and a no-cheese nod to the iconic 1970s favourite, this is great fun and oh-so easy on the eye. To air early February.
>>

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 08:45:50 PST


Submitted by: Hans
From: Boston

Touché ringfire... er ah as the Commander would say, "bully"...

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 08:39:24 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I must disagree with your assessment, Hans. The way Commander McBragg cleaned up Dodge City was quite believable. The same, I'm afraid, cannot be said for our new team of "detectives".

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 08:09:51 PST


Submitted by: Elaine
From: Watertown, MA

I was so sorry to learn of the passing of Leslie Nielson. He was a great actor (both dramatic and comedic) and he will be sadly missed. I remember him as the CIA Director Bret in the HFO pilot, Cocoon and as Colonial Farraday in We Hang Our Own. He has always been one of my favorites. Last night, as a tribute to him, I watched We Hang Our Own again and even though the plot takes a really unrealistic twist to solve the crime (e.g. finding blood and fingerprints on a rock used as a murder weapon days after it happened on the Big Island where it rains every single day without fail!) I enjoyed watching the sparring match between the Colonial and McGarrett. Very good give and take on both sides! And the music score was very good, too, HFO with a western drawl! Plus, I always enjoy watching Jack ride across the "prairie".

Mr. Mike, do you have any information on the portrait of Colonial Farraday's great grandfather shown in that episode(who BTW looked just like him only with a beard and shock of hair)...who painted it and if it was ever sold as HFO memorabilia at any time? Maybe the painter who did the portrait of Mrs. Mondrago in Highest Castle painted this one, too? Similar style, I think.

Oh, well. Surely, Leslie Nielson will go down in history as one of the best actors of my generation. I sincerely mean that. And don't call me Shirley!

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 07:56:43 PST


Submitted by: Hans
From: Boston

I think I finally figured out where the ace writing team for the new 5-0 gets their inspiration. Especially for the scene when the gang fends off the faux swat team (that has enough artillery to invade a small country) by using a couple of bottles of gasoline and a couch. It’s none other than the Commander McBragg cartoon! In particular the episode when he cleans up Dodge City… quite…

http://bit.ly/gKyGnj

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 06:58:44 PST


Submitted by: Anne
From: Tangerine

@KDM, I agree with you about CSI:Miami compared to H50. The only difference I can think of between CSI:Miami and H50 is H50 is shot on location in Hawaii. CSI:Miami isn't shot here in FL. They filmed some stock shots here and went back to LA. (At least Miami Vice was shot here on location.)

I was going to give H50 a try for the whole season and have decided I have better things to do. It just doesn't have the spark of classic Five-O and the stand-alone format does not fit the time restrictions shows have today. The commercials are now the important point and the network has to have blaring banners to remind the viewer what you are watching :!sleepy: Couple this with the idiotic writing and lousy music I've signed off on nu50. I'm a classic girl. IMO the most boring classic Five-O is levels above the best nu50.

Added: Tuesday 30 November 2010 05:08:59 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: Pittsburgh

I have to say that my memories of the original are not "distant" due to the regular release of the DVDs. Not only am I rediscovering favorites, but I am discovering new ones. Because the original series was first broadcast before recording devices, and some stations only rebroadcast a set number of episodes, there are many episodes I have never seen until the DVD releases. Jack Lord's interpretation of Steve McGarrett is very fresh in my mind!

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 19:59:14 PST


Submitted by: KD McGarrett
From: we are what we are brah....

@stella et al yes the writing is dull and admittedly some good moments but lack of consistency and good writing displaced by the shirtless one. They could spend time actually working on the script rather than padding it with extraneous elements and banter.

The show isn't Hawaii Five O and even watched as a stand alone show there isn't nothing different than CSI Miami. So brah those who think we all have the same reasons for slating the show...not always the same but there really is something lacking and it comes off as amateurish. :!cry:

I hope the next season is better

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 19:49:02 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: New York City

To Robert Scorpio: That was a pretty condescending comment. We know that things change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. In the case of the 'new show', i say: for the worse.

I do have a life; I'm trying to raise a beautiful boy in this big city, and i have my hands in various pies, and there is no shortage of activity and passion around this household. One of my passions happens to be Hawaii Five-O.

I don't begrudge others' enthusiasm for the new show, but i can have a little fun trashing it now and then. And i welcome return fire, but please don't talk down to us. I will never talk down to you.

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 17:37:57 PST


Submitted by: John

See Robert, I only lurke here but your comment made me post.
The only reason 50 was slightly up last week was because the show faced no competition. ABC didn't air Castle. So some viewers had nothing else to watch than 50.
No negativity here. Just the truth.Most posts are honest.You just like it or not.
50 is not the mega hit CBS wanted. Because it is predictable and boring. Nothing to do with the quality of the Original. Bikinis and shirtless scenes. That's all.
Aloha

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 15:02:12 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

yeah, Rob, but they did such a piss poor job. By the way, you never said whether you saw Uptight or One for the Money or actually any of the episodes from Hawaii Five-0 season one. You see, I don't think you are actually a fan of the show Hawaii Five-0.

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 14:40:55 PST


Submitted by: Robert Scorpio
From: San Diego

Still love to come to this guestbook and see all the negative vibe coming from this site about the new show. The ratings were up last week (episode about the Diamonds) and it was, I think, the best episode thus far.

Some of you just need to get a life and realize that things change. You have to understand that no-one would ever have taken over the role of McGarrett and satisfied your distant memories of Jack's take on the character. Fine...because CBS, thankfully, doesn't care what you think, nor did Paramount when they recast Capt Kirk.

Its called turning the page, and moving on. No character is above recasting; Bond, Superman, Batman, Captain Kirk and Steve McGarrett.

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 13:29:05 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: Halliburton

Aww, c'mon, a little waterboarding never hurt anybody.

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 13:04:21 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld

rainbow, I know what you mean. It's just another way the obvious manipulatative commercialism of this unoriginal, uninspired piece of shit manifests itself. I hear ya.

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 12:59:28 PST


Submitted by: Stella Walker.
From: Beverly

Hello, I am a big TV watcher. I love TV and movies.
I love action movies. I love cop shows. I have no problem with violence. And I never had a problem with H50 being remade.
But this remake has been a big 0 for me. I find this show very boring.
I think their problems started with the cast. The lead man is too young and he lacks a strong screen presence. And the rest of the cast is mediocre too. Add to that no Hawaiians in the team and the soporific plot they give us each week and all you get is a mediocre show.
The only good thing is Scott C. But not even him is able to keep me awake for the whole episode. I bet the guy is going to be a great movie star someday.

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 12:44:20 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Boris,

Don't misunderstand, there's nothing wrong with violence in tv and movies, wer're just referencing extreme cases where the stuff doesn't make sense or is poorly done, or just done for shock or cruelty value.

I'm a war movie nut, so I'm not against action in movies or tv.

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 11:52:45 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld

i like violence in tv and movies. the new show's just a bore; no need to bring in other complaints.

Poor Leslie. A great comic actor. Naked Gun and the airplane movies go down with some of the best cinema of the 80s and 90s.

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 11:31:52 PST


Submitted by: KD McGarrett
From: Hawai's i wish! NADJA???

The posting seems to be down. Maybe sign of loss of interest in the new show lol Leslie Nielsen was a great personality-so natural and had that rare sense of comic timing which is missing.

I don't see the new show lasting more than 2 seasons unless some changes are made in writing. I hope for Hawai'i's sake it lasts much longer but we shall see... ;)

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 11:12:52 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: NYC

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen, a man whose unique brand of humor was such that the mere sight of him provoked laughter. All he had to do was walk into the shot!!!

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 08:54:18 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Hans,

I don't care for the torture scenes either and agree completely with you on that. That episode where they tied Bronson Pinchot to the hood of the car while they sped around was pure idiocy, but without getting too much into it, just because torture scenes that are ludicrously put into a show like the new Five-O doesn't mean that the producers are not left leaning. Those horrid "Saw" movies that have been polluting the box office with torture, dismemberment, gore, extreme violence and other atrocities probably have many people behind them that probably lean left, but I do not know that for sure. My overall point to Steve was I do feel that the current problems that the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe and the West are having with muslim terrorists, and terrorists of other races and religions that their cause is recruiting are making creative artists very nervous about how they protray things in their works. I'm Catholic and an Italian American, and you know how many things I've seen in the movies, television, and the arts that portray my religion and descent negatively, but I don't get upset about it and want to close down someone's freedom of speech or get violent. If you portray Islam or Muslim terrorists a certain way it creates all sorts of problems now, so producers play it "safe" as I said to Steve from Miami. As for how the old "Five-O" portrayed black people well two wrongs don't make a right, and I don't excuse that behavior either. My overall point being without getting into politics because as I said, I don't want to venture into that, I would like to see gritty realism in the show without the dumb torture scenes and without the politically correct "villians".

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 08:33:49 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Better late than never ... especially since there is no new show tonight anyway ... my thoughts on the last episode:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log1.htm#10

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 07:56:02 PST


Submitted by: Hans
From: Boston

Hey Rainbow Warrior, (great handle by the way) I concede that I do have a bad habit for focusing on inconsistencies and admit I’m not always right… but in this case, I think I got a point. During the pilot show when Steve dangled the dude over the edge of the building I thought it might have been a “teaching moment” but turns out it was not the case. Every episode I’ve seen (I missed a few in the middle) has had a torture / police brutality scene in it. And it appears they are glorifying these acts with a frat boy like glee, which contradicts the Hollywood bias theory you alluded too.

We can stay on topic and discuss without getting political. All that aside, I think it’s an unsettling part of the new show, up there with the bickering banter… some posters have mentioned the plots and acting are terrible, I disagree and think they both show strength and potential at times while it’s the writing that is dragging the new show into the mud… no matter how well a show starts off I’m just waiting for that coach-in-front-of-the-door moment and bracing for the weekly torture porn…

Added: Monday 29 November 2010 07:54:00 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

From a laudatory review of the Windows 7 mobile phone operating system (http://bit.ly/enKU9F):

In sum, I have only one complaint about Phone 7: Stop talking about it on "Hawaii Five-O!" Cripes, it's one thing to get a product placement on a TV show, but Phone 7 has become a recurring character! Danno's a technology Luddite who can't compose an e-mail. In one scene, Chin Ho tells him "Y'know, if you start typing a word it completes the word for you," while Steve McGarrett tutors him that, "If you turn it sideways, it's easier to type."

If Phone 7 solves the crime in the next episode, I’m going to stop watching the show!

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 21:13:37 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: The Emerald City

Sorry to hear about Leslie Nielson, Mr. Mike. He was great in both his turns on Five-O and really found his niche in them Naked Gun flicks. Bummer

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 19:28:41 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle

You right, Boris, facts in service of the story. And like you has stated, the original Five-O really had stories to tell and something to say. Best to follow the advice of the Real McGarrett, who tell that police woman in ‘Just Lucky’ to “..Never volunteer any information”

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 19:25:23 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

There are reports that Leslie Nielsen, who starred in two classic Five-O episodes -- Cocoon and We Hang Our Own -- has passed away in Florida at the age of 84.

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 18:35:31 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

I know, Chicken. I like the way McG's personal and cultural qualities come out as part of the show, part of the story. Not some gratuitous - oh, and his sister was punk rocker and his dad was a victim and this and that - "telling". My man has even been known to strum a little 6 string. But you won't catch him "telling" you about it.

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 18:06:55 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Posted by Anim8rFSK in rec.arts.tv:

H5.1 holds the 'worst written' slot again this week, which is amazing when it's up against crap like 'No Ordinary Family'

A bunch of thieves are using blood doping to give themselves Spider-Man level powers.

Even though they are renting a huge luxury home, they break into a chiropractor's office to do the blood doping. Why? It's a bag of needles and IV equipment and a mini-fridge. Even if you want the equipment, why not just take it back to the house?

One of them escapes McGarrett by getting in an elevator, popping through the huge in plain sight hatch in the roof that no real elevator has, and, according to McGarrett, climbing the cables faster than the elevator can rise. Uh - say WHAT? The cable is connected to the elevator, you morons; it's not a race. And it's the slipperiest thing imaginable; nobody's climbing it at all.

McGarrett busts what he thinks are the crooks at the start of the triathalon, but it turns out it's somebody else using their electronic tracking numbers (and it doesn't even occur to them that these guys might be in on it) and McGarrett says "If these guys have their numbers, that means the robbery is happening RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!" - again, say what? They've had the numbers since before the race began. The robbery might have happened hours ago, or not for hours yet.

And the big luxury house just *happens* to be next to Dano's ex-wife. How handy.

And the whole bit with all the people dressed as house painters; what was the point?

And why dump the money, showing that stealing the money wasn't the point? At least get rid of the money somewhere else.

And NOBODY saw an armored car drive off the edge of the dock into the harbor???

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 16:28:11 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Mr Mike: "Comment from The Guardian newspaper in England about recent cricket matches on TV:

"The camerawork during this Test has been appalling," says Scott Murray. "The amount of times they've lost the ball. It's like watching Hawaii Five-O." Oh for the steady hand of the cinematographer from Manimal or Magnum PI, eh."

The English cricket team is currently here in Australia so I guess they are referring to the matches here. They probably use the footage from the Australian host network and from what I know they have a few new features maybe this is one of them.

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 15:19:20 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

James Bond marathon over the holiday... watching Thunderball (1965) and I recognize hot-as-hell Fiona Volpe as none other than Liana LaBella (Luciana Paluzzi) the photog from S10's My Friend, The Enemy (1978)... friend Danny made plans to get busy with the 40 year old beauty, but McGarrett rack jacked him.

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 14:16:04 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Out In The Great Pacific NorthWest

Hey Sylvia, Boris & Mr. Mike:

Indeed, Ed Asner and Kwan Hi Lim was great as those deliciously, eccentricly sleazy bad guys in ‘Model Rat.’ Let’s not foget Rich McKenzie as Gustave Lupin as well. Love when Danno keep plowin ahead with the interrogatin despite Lupin’s loud blusterin. And to top it off we find out our man Steve-O is a collector of rare Asian art. Who says he got no life outside the Five-O?

Watchin Seasons 7 & 8, and especially Season 9, it’s amazing the Show so much gas still in the tank after goin all that time.

Lastly, shouts out to Sarah from Cali. As you say, The Original Hawaii Five-O be “The Best of The Best”

True Dat!!

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 13:18:39 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

earlier today my 9th grade son looked at a pic of the new steve and danno and said, why did they make danno cooler than mcgarrett. I told him, that's because danno's jimmy caan's boy.

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 12:59:15 PST


Submitted by: Frank
From: indiana

I really like the show and was/is a big fan of the original. A permanent arch-villain, e.g., Wo-Fat, will add immensely to the series, as would slightly less sarcasm from Danno.

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 12:12:44 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Ed Asner also played bad guys after MTM. In the Oliver Stone movie JFK, he plays Guy Bannister, an FBI agent who was a rabid anti-Communist. This is totally opposed to Asner's own political leanings which are left-wing. I think some actors enjoy the challenge of taking on a role like this. I recently saw this 1962 William Shatner movie called The Intruder where he plays this bigot who goes around cities in the southern US fomenting racial hatred. In the accompanying interview with Shatner, he said he jumped at the chance to play this role.

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 11:51:14 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

Hey Sylvia, yes a memorable episode with Asner so unappealingly slime. And one of the best Kwan Hi Lim episodes!

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 11:23:01 PST


Submitted by: GSB/LTD
From: Wichita KS

BARGAIN ALERT!

I was shopping the DVD bins at my local Big Lots store yesterday and spotted the original HAWAII 5-0 complete Season 2 for only $6.00!! These are the exact same CBS-released sets we all paid around $35.00 when they came out a few years ago. Brand-new and factory-sealed.

This is a great chance to replace your older discs [my own already showing a little bit of wear and tear] without shelling out twice as much on an Ebay auction.

Again: you'll find them at Big Lots in a bins along with complete seasons of other TV shows and all at $6.00 - CHECK IT OUT!

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 10:57:33 PST


Submitted by: Sylvia
From: Classic TV Land

Watched "Wooden Model of a Rat" last week.......Ed Asner often played bad guys before he got the role of Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." What fun it was to see him play the sleazy August March - while "MTM" was still on the air! Oh, Mr. Grant! :D

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 10:11:50 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Comment from The Guardian newspaper in England about recent cricket matches on TV:

"The camerawork during this Test has been appalling," says Scott Murray. "The amount of times they've lost the ball. It's like watching Hawaii Five-O." Oh for the steady hand of the cinematographer from Manimal or Magnum PI, eh.

Added: Sunday 28 November 2010 07:34:09 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Hans :

I could respond in length to your post which I wasn't surprised to read because of where you live, but I won't because I will not turn this blog of Mike's into a political war zone that is devoted to a tv show. I've been reading your posts for a while on this blog and have mostly disagreed with all of your posts on many different subjects because your a contrarian whose main joy in life is to disagree with as much as you possibly can no matter what it may be. I've seen your interactions with other posters on this blog and they could say the sky is "blue" and you would disagree because that's your personality, so don't try to engage me, because it would be the beginning of an endless war of posts that would tick everybody off and tick Mr. Mike off, and ruin this board. My comments were to Steve in Miami and I agree with what he wrote and stand by my comments. That it got a rise out of you and bothered you enough to post -Good, it reeled a fish in. ;)

Added: Saturday 27 November 2010 18:59:13 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Repeat: Malama Ka Aina... according to my DVR

Added: Saturday 27 November 2010 14:47:55 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

This Monday's Five-O is a repeat ... does anyone know which show this is? (Not that I am going to watch it again. ;))

By the way, if you are wondering why there is a check box to "disable smileys" on the page where you enter your text, this is because certain combinations of punctuation may unexpectedly produce those little pictorial emoticons. If you want to make 100% sure that none of your text will do this, then check this box.

Added: Saturday 27 November 2010 14:35:29 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld

so then they're trying to replace it?

Added: Friday 26 November 2010 21:33:27 PST


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

boris: "just trying to borrow his image for a little while to make some money and fame..."

Borrowing his image???? If so, they had better buy O'Loughlin a suit and a big wig!

Added: Friday 26 November 2010 20:44:09 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld

just trying to borrow his image for a little while to make some money and fame...

I totally agree with Sarah.

Added: Friday 26 November 2010 20:05:34 PST


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

Sarah: "Sorry. Jack Lord can not be replaced."

And nobody is trying to replace him.

Added: Friday 26 November 2010 16:08:21 PST


Submitted by: Sarah
From: CA

The Original was the best of the best when it aired. And that explains why people is still watching it and why CBS tried to make money from the name 50
I cannot see this happening with the new show. It is just a generic cop show in Hawaii. With boring plots and poor acting.
I love NCSI , all CSI, all Law&Order. Loved Lost. ...They have good stories. 50 uses too much gunfire, annoying noise,banter and shirtless scenes instead of a smart plot. The story is so predictable.
In the last EW magazine cover they have the biggest new hit show this season. And it is not 50, but The Walking Dead.
Trying to duplicate a classic as 50 is losing time and money. It wasn't perfect, but it was the best back then. The remake is just another mediocre show in a long list of mediocre shows.
Sorry. Jack Lord can not be replaced.

Added: Friday 26 November 2010 15:12:52 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Original Recipe: Acceptin No Imitations

Hey Stevie D, one would think that if you was a fan of this “new show” you would want that show to rise to the heights of its namesake, the original Hawaii Five-O. But it seems you wanna justify the shortcomings of this “new show” but sayin that ahhh, the original Five-O had a few clunker episodes, and in retrospect the actin ain’t as good as I remember, and you know, that Season 12 sure was a stinker.

C’mon, now, let’s not lower the bar because the rebooters ain’t up to the task at hand. The lesson here is that they can call their show Five-O, But That Don’t Make It So...

So, go ahead, man, you can have your laugh at the original show. But Chicken and others be havin a heartier laugh at these new cats Pretendin to be Hawaii Five-O.

Added: Friday 26 November 2010 09:37:00 PST


Submitted by: Steve D
From: Fairfax VA

As much as I love the old show - having deeply analyzed almost every episode - the new show is actually good too. Although the new show could use some improvement - a tougher McGarrett, meaner villains, a classic episode or two, it's not bad. Certainly better than a good number of the old show's clunkers, and certainly better than anything from old show season 12. I'm amazed at the number of people and extras used in the new show - it's virtually wall to wall people in parties, beach scenes, races. Always something to see and never a dull moment. And for those ripping apart the new show, I think it's safe to say that many can laugh at the old show with it's bad acting from some, usual one-liners from the Five-O staff, only McGarrett can solve it approach, and it's share of boring episodes.

Added: Friday 26 November 2010 06:41:46 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

An interesting post from the H50FC Yahoo group by "midnight_raider2001":

After reading a link where the new stars of Hawaii Five-O complain about their workload, this is a good way to post on something that's concerned me for a while.

From September 20 until November 22nd, the new Hawaii Five-O has aired 10 new episodes in succession. That looks better than it is in reality. It looks like the actors are having to double- and triple-time it to finish the new episodes ... most one-hour shows take 8 days to film, and even if they are filming on Saturdays they are losing half a week on each new episode. The two-month leeway they had when filming started is drying up.

If CBS sticks to its pattern and runs episodes 11, 12 and 13 before the new year, it's going to bite them HARD in 2011. January and February are the highest-viewing months in television, and the viewers (and CBS stations) will demand new episodes throughout those months. Say CBS does new shows from January 10 to February 28, eight weeks. That makes 21 shows, and then they will have one (or possibly three) shows to air clear up to the end of the season on May 23.

That's what I mean by Moonlighting syndrome. You know that show, which along with cast feuds and insane working hours also took so long to film that from December of each year onward you were lucky to get one new episode PER MONTH. Audiences put up with it for a while and then started deserting the show. If Five-O keeps burning up its library of unaired shows now, the network will have to vamp during Janaury and February and get one new show at a time every two weeks, maybe more. That's the last thing you want going into the home stretch, especially with exhausted and burned-out actors. And it is really noteworthy that Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan are just killing time with this show until they get a feature film. Scott Caan should have really had a long chat with his dad, who did Las Vegas for four years (although he didn't have to be in as many scenes as Scott does) under many of the same working conditions. Among othet things, James Caan could have pointed out that only a very few people go from TV to starring in features, and most of those who do get B-minus scripts which the studios would bury if some actor/actress didn't think he/she was a big shot and would become an instant superstar with this one feature. TV is less rewarding in the short run, but a lot of TV is MUCH better than most feature films

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 17:10:44 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Comment from TV Guide about Taryn Manning, who plays McGarrett's sister (though not very much):

Watch out Hawaii Five-0. Vultures are circling your seriously underused star Taryn Manning, who was originally described to me as a series regular but has barely appeared on screen as Steve McGarrett's little sis, MaryAnn. F/X's Sons of Anarchy had wanted Taryn to appear in more episodes this season in her recurring role of Cherry, but her contract with Hawaii Five-O limited her participation. Now comes word that NBC's Law & Order: SVU is taking advantage of Taryn's free time by booking her on an upcoming episode. Taryn will fly to New York in December to portray a woman who years earlier had been coerced into the seedy porn world.

While Five-O producers had planned to feature more of Taryn earlier his season, sources tell me some of her scenes had to be cut when it was decided to take more time unraveling the mystery surrounding the murder of Steve and MaryAnn's mother. Fortunately, Taryn will finally get some well-deserved screen time with Alex O'Loughlin and his crew in an early January episode when her character gets kidnapped. Hawaii Five-0 producer Peter Lenkov insists to me that Taryn is a valued player whom he hopes to use more in 2011.

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 17:06:42 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Heather, Vrinda is talking to Heather W. from North Carolina whose comment appears about 50 behind this one (at the moment it is on the next page).

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 16:28:42 PST


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

Ladies, I wasn't the one who brought up the notion of "fagginess" as related to Jack Lord, so take a hike. H50 1.0, I would appreciate an apology for your personally insulting comment.

One thing I have noticed about Jack Lord fans is that many of them are extremely uptight and can't deal with any criticism, or even any *joking* about, their favorite actor. Well, I admire Jack too, but I have a firmer grip on reality than those folks.

Vrinda, I have no idea whom you're talking to.

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 15:13:45 PST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: My heart is in Hawai`i

Queenly? Jack was very happily married to Marie for 49 years. Furthermore, the failure of his first marriage was absolutely devastating to him. Take a closer look at the picture. That's a gentleman's pose taken at the end of the era when there still were gentlemen in this world.

As for the loud "aloha" shirts, Jack wasn't the only one wearing them. Look at the guest stars. They wore them, too. They were the haole definition of the aloha shirt. Completely unauthentic, but not queenly.

Honestly, HRR! You'll say anything for attention. Give the truth a try, why don't you.

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 14:34:01 PST


Submitted by: Sarah
From: CA

I don't know what some of you are talking about.
Jack Lord was 100% masculine. Strong screen presence. Very handsome.
Now the new shirtless McGarrett and the "passionate " friendship with Danno. Those two look like a real couple.

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 14:08:34 PST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: New Jersey

To Heather from North Carolina:

You didn't watch the original becasue it was "old and boring"? So I take it you avoid anything made from the forties to nineties? Everything gets old - we do, and so do TV shows. That isn't a reason to stop watching them.

As for "boring," you find intelligent, creative dialogue, acting, and storytelling to be boring? The original had what the new one doesn't: Great acting, creative and straight-forward storytelling, and action that was used in the proper time and place. If a show that has little to no intelligent or meaningful dialogue, action scenes right and left to get the audience's attention, and the characters having dim-witted conversations to pass the time, than I can understand you liking the new Five-O.

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 14:02:18 PST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

@ HRH: "...there is something very, um, queenly about him..."

What gives you THAT idea, HRR?

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 13:30:31 PST


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

This is one of my favorite pics of Jack. Though he's wearing a masculine enough suit, there's something very, um, queenly about him. He seems to be channeling his inner Gloria Swanson:

http://bit.ly/eUHdRH

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 12:34:34 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Make no mistake! Everything Jack touched automatically turned straight. Even his most faggy outfits. So by that logic alone they couldn't be faggy.

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 11:30:42 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

For me this pic is the one which screams..."I'M GAAAAAY!"

bit.ly/fxVGmP

Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. Just sayin'.

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 09:46:40 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I asked someone who should know about what was probably JL's most "faggy" outfit, the one in Vashon 3 (http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/images/vashon-fashion.jpg) ... he replied that the outfit itself is not that outrageous for the era, but the hat is. In that picture, BTW, Al Eben looks like he is going to burst into laughter at any moment.

Added: Thursday 25 November 2010 07:34:13 PST


Submitted by: Big “Stylin” Chicken
From: Fashion Flashback

Heather be right. Jack’s 70’s outfits be hep n’ swingin. Our Lord’s Technicolor’d Dream Coats

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 18:15:03 PST


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

"Cargo pants on the ground"?? Sounds good to me!

Mike: "faggy" clothing? Didn't you live through the '70s? I did, and I remember that era very well- EVERYONE wore faggy clothing. And I don't think anyone twisted Jack's arm to make him wear those outfits - he acted like he thought he was hot stuff dressed that way - and I don't think he was THAT good an actor! :D Some of them were actually OK. Others.... not.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 17:32:38 PST


Submitted by: Anne
From: Tangerine

@Hans: ROFL!!! I loved the reference to Cheney. I bet he TIVOs the show just play those scenes over&over. :D

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 17:06:47 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Mr. Mike, you may be onto something there with Marie. Either she thought that type of clothing was hip (right... on what planet?) or she just wanted to sabotage Jack's chances with the ladies on set. However, knowing our Lord the way we do I doubt faggy clothing could keep the ladies away. NOTHING could keep 'em away from cool Steve-0 Five-0!! :!cool:

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 16:45:36 PST


Submitted by: Scott
From: Frisco,TX

I tend to agree with Mr. Mike regarding the music. There seems to be music playing almost ALL the time. Why???? That is also a problem with a lot of current shows. My wife watches some shows that I don't pay much attention to but the thing I do notice is there seems to be a lot of music - almost like the music is part of the focus the producers want. It annoys me for sure.

I read the article where AOL and SC are interviewed. I hope there is more depth to McG's character. I believe his sister is involved in something.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 16:15:07 PST


Submitted by: Doctor Big Chicken
From: Use As Directed

“why does new 5-0 have enough torture scenes to give Dick Cheney an erection lasting more than 4 hours?”

If you experience an erection lasting more than 4 hours after watching torture scenes on the Five-Zero, please seek immediate medical attention.

If the annoying banter between Alec Oh and Jimmy Caan Jr. results in headaches, or if the jumbled, cutting camera work and yellow-tint of the Five-Zero results in temporary loss of vision - please contact your physician immediately.

Don’t drink alcohol in excess while watching the Five-Zero, as you may be unable to discern the already garbled dialogue or follow the incoherent plot lines.

Before viewing: ask your doctor if the Five-Zero is right for you.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 15:19:07 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Ringfire, I think the reason Jack left the house "looking like he did" is BECAUSE of Marie. Being a fashion designer, I think she considered those faggy looking outfits to be "fashionable," though on what planet, I dunno.

Maybe she forced Jack to wear those outfits as punishment for sticking around on the set too long with some of his female co-stars?!?

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 15:17:07 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

MORE CHRISTMAS EPISODE SPOILERS!

We knew about these guys already:

Sergeant Duke Lukela - Dennis Chun
Victor Hesse - James Marsters
Wo Fat - Mark Dacascos

Looks like Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is not in this show, though.

BUT WTF is this?

Sang Min - Will Yun Lee

Is this guy gonna be another recurring villain, even though he has been locked up in Halawa Correctional? Who is he gonna squeal about to "GET OUT OF JAIL FREE" via Danno this time? Or is he really Wo Fat's son?

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 15:15:14 PST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: My heart is in Hawai`i

I've just listened to the soundtrack for Morton Stevens' "One Man Jury" (1978). On the overall, I'm disappointed, although several of the songs are delightfully reminiscent of his generation's dance music. The problem lies with music written for the rough, tough detective scenes. They are too much like Five-0 episodic themes. In fact, in numerous places, a bar will sound like it came from Five-0 only to go hastily in a different direction. The "Convenience Store Muzak" theme sounds like it came from an early Five-0 episode, although I can't place it, offhand. Given the inclusion of good songs, I've come to the conclusion that Morton Stevens was so closely associated with Five-0 that he had trouble making the break from it. Understandable for a man whose license tag comprised the first six notes of the Five-0 theme song. Has anyone else heard "One Man Jury" and received these impressions? Just asking. The same is not true of Mr. Stevens' later soundtrack, "Act of Piracy."

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 14:57:32 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

You got me cracking up with that Liberace comment, Hans! :D It's especially odd since Marie was a clothing designer herself. So I just can't imagine her letting Jack leave the house looking like he did. :!thinking:

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 14:16:45 PST


Submitted by: Hans
From: Boston

>>>Can you imagine Jack Lord approaching Leonard Freeman and saying "Hey Len, how about I take off all my clothes for the next episode?<<<

With all due respect Ringfire, no I can’t… but I do wonder if Jack ever said “hey Len, ratings are down in the homosexual community so how about we borrow the gayest looking costume out of Liberace’s closet and I’ll wear it in the next show? And we can make it a reoccuring theme!"
:D

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 13:57:03 PST


Submitted by: Hans
From: Boston

>>> They are afraid in today's politically correct times to offend anyone so they feel that Russians and East Europeans are safe. You would think they would have got the message from the November 2nd election that Americans are tired of this kind of stuff, so it is the same old, same old from the entertainment world<<<

Yup, you nailed it, the elections weren’t about unemployment and wasteful spending, they were about bringing back more dark skinned bad guys to TV! If what you say is true, why does new 5-0 have enough torture scenes to give Dick Cheney an erection lasting more than 4 hours?

I think it took until Season 9 before I noticed a black person appear on the show who wasn’t a prostitute, pimp, drug dealer or angry messed up war vet. Ah, the good ole' days!
;)

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 13:47:31 PST


Submitted by: Mia
From: Bell

You guys are killing me. LOL.
For a second I thought that scene of McGarrett with no pants was for real. :D :D
In the few episodes I have watched Alex O. and Grace P. are shirtless or in a bikini. So, why not? :o

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 13:24:48 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: American Tin Idol

Yo, Mister Mike - maybe to improve the music Lenkov can guest General Platt as Jonathan K to serenade Alec Oh during the upcoming X-mas strip scene:

Pants on the ground
Prentendin to be Five-O wit yo cargo pants on the ground

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 12:04:00 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Can you imagine Jack Lord approaching Leonard Freeman and saying "Hey Len, how about I take off all my clothes for the next episode? This competition with MANNIX is something fierce. We gotta do something special for the next episode - to really reel the audience in! This will definitely work, Len. Trust me." :D

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 11:16:37 PST


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

Mandy, if you missed the last five episodes, you've missed some riveting television, by which I mean, shirtless O'Loughlin action! ;)

I was kidding about the pants-free scene, but you never know. AO'L has joked that he'd be happy to take off ALL his clothes onscreen if it would make the show successful. Little did he know that it just might come to that. After all, it's easier on the writers than creating a good character.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 10:02:34 PST


Submitted by: Mandy

It is a sure thing that McGarrett takes off his pants? Because I have dumped the show 5 weeks ago , but I will not miss that episode .
And then some people say you can't never beat a classic. :D

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 09:25:29 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

PUN-ISHMENT:

If McGarrett takes off his pants, the "uncut" version will be featured on the DVDs.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 09:01:09 PST


Submitted by: TErry
From: Tucson, AZ

When Robert said "this was the best episode yet of this new show. It rivals anything the first season of the original put out to this point" he was trying to be funny. Sort of like some other people (who we all know hate the new show) were trying to be funny recently by posting positve comments about the new show. The comments they made were not funny, and neither is what Robert said.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 08:29:34 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The nudist colony scenario reminds me of the Peter Sellers/Elke Sommer movie A Shot in the Dark. Maybe they can license Henry Mancini's classic music from this film; it would be a vast improvement over the current drivel, anyway.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 08:16:12 PST


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

An amusing interview with O'Loughlin on Canadian TV:

bit.ly/fzrLHl

Near the end he talks about how strong Grace Park is!

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 08:15:04 PST


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

Hey I like the Crotch Holster idea. "He was going for my gun!"

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 08:11:20 PST


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

Somewhere in Hawaii there must be an expensive nudist colony which the Five-0 team has to infiltrate.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 08:10:27 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

... and Danno will try to catch McG under the mistletoe. DAMN! The old show could only dream of going places this new show is going. It pains me that Jack and Jimmy weren't able to broaden their acting ranges to this level. :!cry:

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 08:04:17 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Yes, but then his "bulges" will be obscured by the official Five-O Crotch Holster®. ;)

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 07:59:09 PST


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

...and Steve will take his pants off! :D

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 07:55:41 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

SPOILERS FOR CHRISTMAS EPISODE!!

HAWAII FIVE-0 “Hana ‘a’a Makehewa” Season 1 Episode 12 – It’s Christmas in Hawaii, but instead of celebrating, Five-0 is negotiating a hostage situation when the man who killed Steve McGarrett’s father resurfaces. Victor Hesse, very much alive, is threatening to detonate an explosive that he’s strapped to Chin Ho Kelly’s chest, (Monday, Dec. 13).

I'm glad the bomb wasn't strapped to Kono's chest, she is skinny enough already.

I think this is the episode where not only Hesse returns, but also Wo Fat and the slimy Japanese businessman played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa make an appearance (and no one can play slimy Japanese businessmen better than Tagawa).

As well, Danno is supposedly going to dress up as Santa Claus, and what else can happen? Probably Danno will have to listen to his bitchin' wife (though she is more friendly after the "awww" moments of the last episode), his daughter will be cranky because she didn't get to be the lead in the school Christmas pageant, Max Bergman, the nutball coroner, will lapse into an autistic state, Kelly Hu will offer to be a "little angel" at the Five-O Christmas party, the Governor will actually make an appearance, and ... ?

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 07:37:35 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

>>>"...the best episode yet of this new show. It rivals anything the first season of the original put out to this point.."<<<

Another reminder that sadly, we have lost The War On Drugs.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 07:36:30 PST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York,NY

Steven,

I couldn't agree with you more, but that's called playing it safe. They are afraid in today's politically correct times to offend anyone so they feel that Russians and East Europeans are safe. You would think they would have got the message from the November 2nd election that Americans are tired of this kind of stuff, so it is the same old, same old from the entertainment world.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 07:05:15 PST


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

Nice paranoid trip you're on, Steven! What did Ed Flanders give you this time? :D

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 07:04:29 PST


Submitted by: Steven
From: Miami

From watching Five-Zero, one would think the only villains in this world are Russians and East Europeans. Everyone else is so good and pure, which is of course keeping in line with nuDanno's "left wing mouthpiece" characterization. If the nu show wants to "push the envelope" why not do an episode about a crazed Imam? Or an ex-Black Panther-type '60s radical blowing stuff up? Perhaps even a Hawaiian serial killer--get our own "Kimo" to play the role! How 'bout a former vigilante-turned Rabbi who comes out of retirement for one last civil rights violation?

I have *tons* of ideas to keep this show on the air longer than the beloved original! Just let me in! :!devil:

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 06:15:16 PST


Submitted by: KD MCGarrett
From: stick to the knitting....

@Robert ummmm...even some of the die-hard fans of the new show thought the last episode wasn't fantastic. I watch a show twice to give it a chance, but the writing is awful. Watched CSI yesterday and now that is solid writing-the problem with NCIS Hawai'i is too much going on which they are cramming in. CSI manages their pacing as a drama which IMHO is what is needed to draw out the stories. Too bam,bam,bam...

Come on, this McG is too gung ho;-i mean to lift prints he couldn't bother to use the kit from the car and used dust from a vacuum bag?-very unnecessary. Somebody obviously thinks its MacGyver (sic) and not McGarrett lol Where is Che Fong? No we don't need Masa Oki's version of Doc as that role falls short. Right now, this show will probably only make it to 2nd season as the novelty will begin wearing off.

Added: Wednesday 24 November 2010 05:07:41 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: What show is you watchin brudda?

“What this show has over the old show, IMO, is the dialog.”

Hey, Rob, Chicken would echo Boris’s question: Have you even seen any of the episodes of Hawaii Five-O’s groundbreakin 1st season, man?

Cause, yeah, much superior dialog on the Five-Zero – like faux-Danno askin faux-Steve if he miss him, or faux-Steve critiquing Danny’s choice of ties. Very, very cutting edge. Indeed.

Julie, thanks for sharin Joss Whedon’s thoughts on the whole rebootin trend. I would add this quote from auteur Abel Ferrera, responding to questions on the “reboot” of his 1992 landmark film Bad Lieutenant.

“I was told I should be really happy that such great people are ripping off our ideas.”

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 21:03:17 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Keepin Da Faith

Many thanx, Heather! Great work n’ great that you bringin it back. Glad to be conversatin with a fellow follower of our Lord :)

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 20:50:13 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

Here's an interesting quote from Joss Whedon. They are rebooting Buffy the Vampire Slayer and this is part of his reaction (where he acknowledges that he's doing the same thing)

"This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths — just because they can't think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself."

You can read the full article here at eonli.ne/ebSIQ3

So it looks like the trend of rebooting will be around for a while :p

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 19:54:54 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

have you even seen any of the episodes of the first season, Rob? You've seen Uptight, right? And Full Fathom Five and Grandstand Play?

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 19:41:13 PST


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

Big Chick, yeah, that was my baby. You're welcome to one of the shirts, but it looks like first I have to do some monkeying with the graphic to make it better print quality. More news as it happens.... in the meantime, Verily I say unto you, Praise Him!! :D

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 18:49:09 PST


Submitted by: Robert Scorpio
From: San Diego

Ummm..I have no idea what some of you are watching, but this was the best episode yet of this new show. It rivals anything the first season of the original put out to this point..

Nay-sayers of this show are just proving to me that no matter what this show does, you're going to find some reason to hate it. What this show has over the old show, IMO, is the dialog. Watching the old five-0, and the silly cornball dialog they had on at that time (the late 60s by the way) was very annoying to me then and even more so now when I see some of those first season episodes.

This episode was very good, the plotting, the pacing, and the feel was just right.

Rob

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 18:34:10 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Down Seattle way

Wow, man. I remember seein that on the web way back when, Heather. Didn’t know that was you too! Would you consider sellin a fellow Five-O Head one a them shirts??

Can’t wait to see Jack’s gallery again as well. Rejoice, and Praise the Lord! Jack Lord…..

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 17:17:41 PST


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

AHA!!!! Thanks to some amazing technological wizardry, I've opened one of my 13-year-old 3.5 floppy disks, and I've rediscovered it at last - my great work of art!!!

bit.ly/hWG9Qw

:D

Now off to Cafepress to put it on a t-shirt....

I've also found most of the old Jack Lord photo gallery, so I'll put those pictures back up on the web in the coming days.

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 16:25:17 PST


Submitted by: Carrie
From: US

I tried the new show again yesterday because there was nothing to watch yesterday at that time.
It was God awful.
The story was soo boring. And the music, Gosh! how annoying.
Seems any excuse is good to show the new McGarrett shirtless. Well, maybe that can keep some people from falling to sleep. I need a smart story. Too many hot bodies in TV to watch already. And better looking BTW.
And the banter still there. Those two seem to a real couple to me , even if they say No.

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 16:03:21 PST


Submitted by: Anne
From: Tangerine

Oy! I forgot to watch last night. Oh, well, will catch it later.

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 15:57:52 PST


Submitted by: freebird
From: california

Great show love it !!! the cast is awesome love you shaun :!devil: Best show on tv

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 15:26:18 PST


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

Wow, Al Harrington looks pretty good!

So what's the deal with Glenn Cannon - I understand he appeared in "Lost"?

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 11:53:40 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

Here's the dialogue there seemed to be confusion about in the early part of the show. Came through crystal clear for me on Time Warner Cable in NYC with a Sony Bravia and the surround sound system off.

MCG: Alright Chin, contact the HPD, the TSA, tell them we're looking for any body trying to travel with or unload a large amount of cash.

Kono: Don't cancel your lunch plans...we might be wrapping this one up sooner than you think.

Mike, I have a lot of respect for you, but you sound like a little old man shaking his fist in the air about the "annoying" music. I can understand not enjoying the music based on personal taste, but to condem the producers for not caring about the music or using second rate music is unfair at best. If I'm misinterpreting your posts over the last several weeks, my apologies, but that's how it comes off to me.

I too thought the music on the old show was outstanding. But I also enjoy the music on this version. Yes, it's different and that's the point. I like the producers are finding some cool new groups to incorporate into the show and are matching it well to the story lines. Like "Want for Anything" by Ernest Ellis which played out this week's ep.

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 10:17:48 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Jerry Parks sooooooooo digs the new Five-Zero, bay-bee, that he somehow managed to forget to tune in last night. :D Now THAT is what I call a great and timeless show!! That original "old folks show" just can't compare. NOOO WAAAAAAY!!!

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 08:13:47 PST


Submitted by: KD McGarrett
From: Booking 'em

Here is the Al Harrington interview (far left is the video)

http://bit.ly/fvVt8C

:D

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 08:10:18 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

"so glad you all have taken an (old) show and brought it back as something (NEW) and greatly improved."

If by "you all" you are referring to ANYBODY from this WWW site, you are addressing the wrong people! ;)

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 07:45:40 PST


Submitted by: KD McGarrett
From: Get some better writers...

@Mike-yes, often the dialog is unintelligible, but that is the problem. i find myself watching it online or on my DVR again to try and fathom what the heck is being said. I am not surprised that it is the most DVR'd show as one has to listen to it again to hear what is being said.

Liked the opening to the show-on second viewing wasn't as bad as i originally thought, but still not fabulous. Yes, i watch twice so i cannot ever be accused of being unfair to the show!

As somebody said, let it go. It is going down the new updated Knight Rider route. Question: how does this case fall into Five-O's jurisdiction?

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 07:35:04 PST


Submitted by: Heather W.
From: North Carolina

I never watched the orginal show because it was so old and boring. The New Hawaii Five-O is GREAT. It has three things I love: action, good acting, and ofcourse some sexy looking actors. I'm so glad you all have taken an (old) show and brought it back as something (NEW) and greatly improved. :D

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 07:31:28 PST


Submitted by: Stephen R.Dunn
From: Burt Ny

mark no previews for next week show because its a rerun.I am enjoying the new version but i didn't care for last nights episode that it was boring.looking forward to seeing al harrington in the new hawaii five-o he is playing a character named mamo whose a friend of the mcgarrets There is a video on the hawaii news now website.

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 07:27:14 PST


Submitted by: Marc P. Mailhot
From: Westbrook, Maine USA

Well folks this dissing with the two lead actors has started...how long will this go on? And in the Nov 22 episode...did not even see previews of the next episode...with the "Be Here...Aloha" at the end. What does this mean???

Meantime I have all 10 of the original seasons...great enough for me and I'll own all 12 when I get done. Never mess with an original...rarely is a new version as good.

Let this go...the attempt to "update" it...falls far short in my book. :!cool:

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 06:49:16 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: The world of confusion

Mention of House is interesting, because I was thinking of that show while watching last night's episode -- you know how on House the writers dig through medical books to find the most obscure disease possible, which House then figures out some patient has and by the end of the episode everything is peachy? Same with last night's Five-0, this business about triathlon types storing their own blood so they can inject themselves later with this blood (shades of O'Loughlin's Moonlight show, of course) and increase their energy levels or whatever the f**k (I think that's what they were talking about -- the dialog is a mile a minute and incomprehensible at times thanks to the sound mix). Maybe the producers are taking advantage of the fact that the new Five-O is the most DVRd show ever, so people who are watching it are more likely to stop and rewind to figure out what the hell was said or done?

Added: Tuesday 23 November 2010 05:55:47 PST


Submitted by: Leopard
From: central AR

For a number of years Ive not been a TV head and found few shows Battlestar Galactica and House Interesting enough to watch.

This TV season IMHO, has hit the jackpot and now for the first time in over a decade..I have to have a DVR ready to rock at least 3 nights a week and as we now live in "the sticks" this TV season rocks....with the new Hawaii 50 as the creme de la creme. The characters, production value and the High tech crime solving are all top shelf. It helps that Im 25% Hawaiian an my mom's a member of the Hawaiian Entertainers hall of Fame, still resides in Honolulu and that my all time fav show is Magnum PI...so my Hawwaina connection may bias me..

but now with HOUSE and 50 Mondays are way cool.. Im old nuff tho recall the old 50 and this one passes the torch with class and elan'

ALOHA!!! :!cool:

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 22:40:12 PST


Submitted by: jan
From: Kahaluu

I THINK THE NEW EPISODE IS FINE... ITS NICE TO SEE THEM CARRY ON THE SHOW... ALTHOUGH, I REALLY THINK THEY SHOULD'VE GOTTEN A male Kono instead.. it just stays on track and true to the real one...

ALSO - I THINK THEY SHOULD PLAY THE ORIGINAL EPISODES EVERY WEEK AND THEN GO STRAIGHT INTO THE NEW VERSION.. I GUARANTEE EVERYONE WILL BE WATCHING....!

BUT ALL IN ALL - THE NEW VERSION CAN'T HOLD A CANDLE TO THE ORIGINAL VERSION.... ITS NICE SEEING HOW ALL THE OLD PLACES USE TO LOOK.. BRINGS BACK GOOD MEMORIES :) --- ALSO, I WONDER IF THE DANCERS AND THE GUYS WHO PADDLED ON THE INTRO AND THE END OF THE SHOW ARE STILL ALIVE... I HOPE THE SHOW IS MAKING JACK LORD, DAN-O AND ZULU PROUD!!!

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 21:29:06 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

QUICK THOUGHTS ABOUT TONIGHT'S SHOW:

A variation on "Assault on the Palace," where crooks pull off a robbery during a public event, in this case, a triathlon.

Very annoying music at both the beginning and the end.

Why does 5-0 even get involved with this case?

McGarrett barks orders at beginning: "I want mfmfmf bluhbluhbluh prfprfprfprf." (No idea what he said.) Kono immediately jumps in with some comment: "Mrbmrbmrb dfuidfuidfsudf poksdfkopsdf." (No idea what she is talking about, can't understand a word.)

Can't believe this woman is Danno's ex-wife at all!

Torture with barbells.

Blast from the past -- Kono to Chin: "You think they know we're tailing them?"

Does Danno's daughter have a Hello Kitty computer?

My interest in this episode = very minimal.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 21:28:49 PST


Submitted by: KD MCGarrett
From: live report...

Oh well. This is a booring episode and the usual banter between the 2 It just uses the Five-0 name but lacks Pizazz..oh hold on, improving during the final few with a great chase scene.

Oh wow Grace is complaining? Well, sorry but that is unfortunately why the producers hired her-now I don't agree, but you knew that when you signed up. She has never showcased anything else but I do like her but she needs a better role, but I don't envisage anything meatier for her anytime soon. All this disinterest in the show by the actors doesn't bode well.

Heather-the Jack Lord article was interesting and it just goes to show how much influence he had in imrpoving working conditions for the crew.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 20:41:21 PST


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

I didn't care for tonight's episode. I found the heist plot too far-fetched, and, frankly, boring. But I liked the subplot with Danno and his ex-wife. She's great! Much more interesting than McG's girlfriend. Scott Caan did very well in this one.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 20:41:03 PST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: My heart is in Hawai`i

Good episode tonight. Although it was true to the new-generation style of television, it told a plausible story in logical progression. Conversations centered around the story without going off on odd tangents. Although it might be considered rough to trip up someone riding a bicycle, it's no rougher than shooting him, especially not after a multi-million-dollar jewelry heist. Technology was within reason, nothing too far out. Grace Park was allowed to be a true member of the team and not just eye candy. She, AOL, Scott Caan, and Daniel Dae Kim acted like professional colleagues. All in all, it was acceptable as a new-generation Five-0.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 20:14:16 PST


Submitted by: Jere Lepley
From: West Haven, CT

I love the new show. I once lived in Hawaii so also love seeing the sights. I want to ask one favor. Please have the cast members wear seat belts. It does not send a good message (especially to teens) that they ride around without them.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 19:43:05 PST


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

Well, this is interesting!

bit.ly/bxyzhl

*****

This article appeared in the April 14, 1973 issue of the AUSTRALIAN TV WEEK. Sounds like Jack Lord set a precedent….or did he?

JACK BEATS THE SYSTEM

HAWAII FIVE-0 star Jack Lord is a man who insists on relaxation. Even on a whirlwind promotional tour of Australia the well-muscled giant insisted on time off to enjoy the scenery. Which is why he took a boat trip around the Sydney Harbor, an attraction which never fails to get visitors from the States.

Jack, back home in Hawaii, completely revolutionized television series-making all on his own, because of his insistence on peace and relaxation and shorter working hours.

“Things were just getting out of hand,” he told TV WEEK. “I was working all hours of the day and night and the weekends, too, so I decided that enough was enough. Now I don’t lift a finger at the weekend, except maybe to paint, and I will not work the long hours that I used to.”

When Jack first put his foot down the television producers howled and said it couldn’t be done.

“You know what?” drawled Jack. “They soon found out it could be done. It had to be. I didn’t intend working myself into the ground. Suddenly schedules were tightened up, and time wasting was cut to a minimum. The same guys that were crying suddenly started to grin when they were working just five days a week, without masses of expensive overtime – and getting a good product on the screen. There is so much time-wasting goes on with a series and it can so easily be cut down. Now I reckon we have the happiest working crew in television. We are relaxed and know that we can enjoy our leisure time without work cutting into it. And for me, that’s how any job of work should be – even in television.”

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 18:18:55 PST


Submitted by: Jade

Seems Alex O. and. Scott are not happy with their jobs , they work too much. Sad.
Not a nice thing to say with so many people losing their jobs these days.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 15:37:34 PST


Submitted by: JulieS
From: Australia

One thing I noticed about the actors working on the original show is that they were in every episode - even if it was for only a scene or two. Most other shows back then as well as now usually had a main actor missing for one or two episodes during the season.

As far as I know you didn't hear the original show's stars complain about working in Hawaii.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 15:06:53 PST


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

Actually, KD, if you read the Star Advertiser article you would know that Grace Park does have complaints about her role, and quite reasonable ones too, I might add:

GRACE PARK is feeling lonely in the crowd of hunks on "Five-0." The crime fighters need more gender equity — and she's asked the show's creators to cast another woman as a regular.

"There's a different dynamic with two women versus a girl and a guy," she said. "I wouldn't have to be the only girl ... the girl that always has to be hot. I don't want to always be the one in a bikini. Let me be the normal one. Let me be Mary Ann; let someone else be Ginger."
[...]
"I would also like her to experience who she is as a person and what makes her her by being in these situations," Park said. "Right now I don't see too much of that."

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 13:53:35 PST


Submitted by: KD McGarrett
From: lucky to have a job...!

Grace Park isn't publicly bickering about her role and demands of the business. Honesty is a good thing, but it could also get you fired! :p

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 12:06:18 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

yes, they miss workin' out, hiking, screwing around and going shopping...

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 10:46:00 PST


Submitted by: KD MCG
From: honest, frank and forthright...

Artful whining indeed. Quit the show if you cannot take the heat. Jack Lord also ran himself ragged and yes he wasn't perfect, but he was grateful for the gig.

What AOL said wasn't untrue-acting is a grueling business and it takes a piece of your soul. But, I am sure that many other out-of-work actors would be glad to take his role. It doesn't seem Caan's heart is in it and so he would probably jump at the chance of a movie or another show.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 10:14:49 PST


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

I love to read the intelligent comments on this guestbook. They restore my faith in the rationality of my fellow human beings ;)

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 09:41:43 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: the promised land

Ringfire and Boris: Yes, thank you, it is so liberated to baptize oneself in the holy water of Five Zero. Acceptance is the first step.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 09:27:23 PST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Jerry Parks just took another look at Five-Zero. And it blew his mind!! NO WAY, bay-bee, but NOOOO WAAAAAAAY could the original Five-Oh compare with the new one! This new show is here to stay. Far out!!! This new show flips me, maaan!! AOL is my BFF.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 09:14:39 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

the new show is fantastic! One of the best.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 08:37:50 PST


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

As if Jack Lord's McGarrett wasn't a hot stud! And promoted that way! I have tons of pics in my collection that show the Five-0 era Jack in male-model poses. Often he's in a gorgeous mod aloha shirt and ascot, in a tropical garden. Some pics include Hawaiian babes fawning over him. One might even guess that Jack ENJOYED promoting his good looks flamboyantly! :D

And AO'L's McGarrett appears to be much less concerned about his HAIR than Jack's McG was. (Scott Caan, on the other hand, is carrying on the Pompadour tradition....)

As far as James Macarthur is concerned, judging from the promotional photos, it would appear that he spent much of the 1960s without his shirt on.

Hey, it's all good.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 07:41:04 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

A brief description of James MacArthur's memorial service yesterday in Palm Desert.

bit.ly/cziLNm

And KHON is reporting a memorial service will be held in Honolulu some time in January.

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 07:18:18 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Article on recent CBS strategy behind procedural dramas:

http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=147203

(Five-O is mentioned briefly.)

Added: Monday 22 November 2010 05:58:16 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: NYC

The color is perfect, it's just our old eyeballs that can't see proper colors. We think it's yellow because we're senile. And thanks Chick for coming around. Now we just have to get Boris to be a Stepford Wife as well.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 18:12:23 PST


Submitted by: Big ‘Low Calorie’ Chicken
From: The Color of Truth

Beacons O’ Truth N’ Justice, Indeed, Otto. Thanks for sayin whats had to be said.

Chicken be wrong as well. Feels good to come clean and embrace the brave new world of hot studs and torture du jour.

You right, Rick. Chicken see no yellow tint, just true colors. Thanks, Rick and Otto. And thanks most of all to the great Mr. Lenkov!

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 18:09:55 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

No Chicken, No. You don't see any yellow tint. Color's not "goosed up" ...Lenkov says so.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 18:03:46 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: Stepford, CT.

Yes Rick, it's just the way it is. Jack Lord, JMac, Kam and Zulu, those dudes are just part of the depressing past. They were mere sketches of these new beacons of truth and justice. It was difficult but i finally had to give in and admit that i was wrong. We were all wrong.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 17:59:25 PST


Submitted by: Big ‘Hip’ Chicken
From: The Here & NOW

Great video, Rick! Most Def, Five-Zero McGarrett is most studely.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 17:56:15 PST


Submitted by: Big "Modern" Chicken
From: It’ Now, Is Happenin’, It’s Today

You is right, Otto. Times has changed. No Doubt. Instead of talkin bout investigations, Five-Zero Steve & Danno bicker bout punahou malasadas and whether Danny’s tie match his dress shirt. Who doesn’t love the new bitchy, whinin Danno? And 21st Century McGarrett is much better as a sulkin, scowlin male model type. New Kono be much hotter as well! Thanks for keepin it real, Otto, and settin us straight.

To paraphrase SNL’s great Fernando “Tis better to Look Good than Po-leece good”

So let’s all keepa rockin with the turbo-charged, yellow-tinted Five-Zero!!!!

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 17:48:02 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Otto, had to give your post time to kick in. You're right. Maybe I am livin' in the past. The new McGarrett is a stud. I'll take your wise counsel. Get with the NOW. The new scene... bit.ly/bV2a6l

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 17:32:45 PST


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: This Century

Yo Boris, Rick and the great Big Chick:

Let's face it, y'all, you is livin' in the past. That old dinosauric show is no match for the turbo-charged action fest they're rockin' on Monday nights. The new McGarrett is a stud. And the new Kono is way better as a Korean chick that doesn't look remotely Hawaiian. You guys are just stubborn. Get with the NOW. The new scene. It's what's happenin'.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 14:23:25 PST


Submitted by: Amy

Hawaii 50   is just  another of CBS' standard crime procedurals, like CSI, NCIS, Without a Trace, etc . , and that could prove to be a turnoff for people who don't like classic CBS-style procedurals.
 
I am sorry, but any actor  that signs for a CBS procedural knows what he is getting into ,  the latest entry in the network's long line of police procedurals , the case-of-the week  that has made CBS the No. 1 network,.  CBS is  not taking a creative risk with this remake.They are  just doing what works for them.
 
Seems to me  they are pointing fingers to each other because the
show is not the mega hit they all were expecting and they sound very  frustrated. Why Hawaii Five-O  is not the new CBS mega hit ?. Maybe  because too many cop shows  or just because it is a remake , and remakes usually don't work. 
I would love to read what writers think. They are probably just taking the show where CBS is asking them to.
 
I was VERY disappointed. I was a big fan of the original and this one fell short
Lazy writing, way too much gun-play for Hawaii, and gratuitous violence .
 

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 14:13:36 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The links below will only work in the USA.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 14:11:42 PST


Submitted by: Big City Gal
From: NYC

For your viewing pleasure....

On Hulu....

Full ep of "Ironside"
w/Jack Lord guest starring - bit.ly/9llHg2

"The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Behind the Locked Door"
w/James MacArthur guest starring (And Gloria Swanson too!) - bit.ly/a4FX9J

Finally....SyFy is running a James Bond marathon on Thanksgiving. "Dr. No" with Jack Lord as Felix Leiter will be on at 10:30AM, at least in my time zone. Check your local listings.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 13:35:21 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Five-O actors talk about work in Honolulu Star-Advertiser: http://bit.ly/dstkKv

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 12:15:58 PST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Workin Harder for Les(s)

C’mon Boris, Rick - CBS gotta go easy on these boys. Alec Oh need to rest up so he can stay pretty, and Jimmy Caan Junior needs his energy for his weekly artful whining.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 10:48:36 PST


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

O'Loughlin is absolutelly right!! I've been saying this from the beginning. The way the scripts are written, McGarrett is a cipher. It's like the whole show is revolving around a black hole. It's not O'L's fault - he's doing the best he can with the material he's given.

I LOVE that he calls bull**** on David Caruso!! :D That's gonna ruffle a few feathers.... but I agree with him on that score too.

Scott Caan, well, he's a good whiner - seems that he's playing himself in the show!

The PR thing must have caught them both at a low ebb of energy. But they're certainly not the first to say that starring in a series is exhausting. I've heard that, acting-wise, it's like running a marathon every day, for months on end.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 10:47:43 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Here are some stupid things that have happened in the Five-O shows so far. How would you have fixed these if you were the Script Co-ordinator? Some of these dilemmas are very difficult to get out of in an intelligent way. I have offered a couple of suggestions.

===

Evil Serbians kidnap a computer genius to get him to drop the radar around Oahu, so bad guys can fly in "under the radar" (or more precisely, "without the radar") and buy top secret stuff from them.

Danno and McGarrett infiltrate an "undercover" gambling operation run by local gangsters with the help of Chin Ho's cousin Sid. But visiting Mafia guys manage to figure out the ruse within mere minutes.

A convict escapes from prison and sets up a guard to look like himself and get ventilated by the SWAT team. There is no motivation for the guard to do this. [The convict should have threatened the guard with his family's life (the guard mentions his family after he is captured), but how the convict would know where the family lived is another matter. Maybe he could have forced the guard to tell him their address. A very simple solution, which would have taken a few seconds of time.] In the same episode, the convict manages to get his former partner to have millions of dollars transferred to a Honolulu bank within minutes. Danno and McGarrett talk to the convict's former prison cel neighbor in front of a yardful of other hardened bad guys and get him to provide vital information.

Danno gets the skinny on a cop in HPD who is up to no good by convicing another hardened felon that they put away in the pilot episode to co-operate by offering him a visit with his wife and child.

An evil dictator/army General modeled on Kim Jong-il and Ferdinand Marcos decides to ask for political asylum in the States because he has had a change of heart over all the people he has oppressed, tortured and killed. [The General should have been the son of the guy who was responsible for all these bad things, and wanted political asylum to atone for his father's sins.]

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 10:40:14 PST


Submitted by: Sylvia
From: Classic TV Land

Sounds like Messers Caan and O'L want more substance in this show (and I bet their co-stars would, too).....

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 10:12:45 PST


Submitted by: Ben
From: CA

@Rick, That was funny,

I feel so sorry for those guys.
Yes , living in Hawaii and making tons of money each week must be very frustrating. :!thinking:

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 10:10:57 PST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

>>>what a couple of pussies<<< ...no kidding. They need to read this before it's too late... amzn.to/9VrtrS

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 09:47:55 PST


Submitted by: boris
From: spfld ma

what a couple of pussies

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 08:47:54 PST


Submitted by: Barbara
From: CHICAGO

Yea, I was surprised at this article. Well not so much surprised because that's the way it has always been with hour-long dramas. But I was surprised that this journalist seemed to focus on the negative stuff. I'm sure that's not all they talked about but that was all that seemed to be the journalist's focus. I still think there's more to Alex O and his acting and hopefully better writing on the show will bring it out. Oh, well.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 08:02:23 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

More quotes:

CAAN:

'There's no time off, so you see people more grinding and grumpy than having a great time,' says Caan, son of veteran actor James, who plays hot-headed cop Danny 'Danno' Williams.

'Nobody's doing an hour show and going like 'This is the greatest thing in the world'. It's not. Your life is gone when you're doing a show like this, so the goal is to get through it.'

The pressure of delivering hour-long weekly episodes, working 16 hours a day, six days a week, is beginning to show in the circles under the 34-year-old's blue eyes.

He adds: 'The no-time-off drives me crazy. That's my fight if it goes another year, because I need to do the other things I like to do. It's sort of unhealthy doing this show.'

For a moment, he sounds like his Hawaii Five-0 cynical tough guy persona, who refers to the island at one point as a 'pineapple-infested hellhole'. Both real and reel men also feel like a fish out of water on the laid-back island and miss the chaos of the city.

But Caan quickly qualifies, saying: 'Don't get me wrong, I love the show, but I get asked questions and I don't know what I'm supposed to do - I'm too honest to bull****.

'I'm an artist and I'm an unhappy artist most of the time, it's just how I am.'

[...]

'I think fewer and fewer people want to see 'CSI: Hawaii'. They (the producers) should see that this show doesn't need to be so procedural,' adds Caan with a tinge of frustration.

In an attempt at damage control, he reiterates that he does not mean to diss the show, and confesses that he struggles with the limitless boundaries of his honesty.

And then he makes another all-too-frank announcement.

'Oh and by the way, I don't have the cinema career that I want anyway. I don't get offers to be in movies starring opposite the people I want. This show to me was the best offer I've gotten in a really long time.

'So I'm lucky to have this job. I'm humbled, but I'm not gonna be happy.'

O'LOUGHLIN:

Equally unhappy and not afraid to show it is Australian actor O'Loughlin, who plays straight-edged task force leader Steve McGarret.

Like Caan, he is emphatic that Hawaii Five-0 is a tough gig.

'You move away from your family and friends to a small island where everyone knows your business and the time you're not at work, you're at home studying for the next day.

'Even when the red carpet stuff comes around, you're so tired you don't even want to go,' he says.

The more important bone of contention for him is the development of his character. He would like McGarrett to possess more depth, while, he hints, the producers prefer to adhere to the tried- and-tested money-making method of standard procedurals.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 06:44:15 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Oops, found the article on the Singapore paper's WWW site:

http://bit.ly/9QNGSI

There is a second article by the same author, entitled "Asians rule on Hawaii Five-O":

http://bit.ly/a36wkJ

This second article actually incorporates the first one (about Caan and O'Loughlin).

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 06:34:47 PST


Submitted by: Jon Schuller
From: Charlotte, NC

I've started watching the re-born 5-0 series and have noticed an increasing emphasis, with each new episode, on a musical soundtrack under every scene. I understand why music is used but not to the extent, or the added volume, for every single scene throughout an episode. In fact it's so loud that many pieces of dialogue are at best difficult, if not impossible, to follow. Eventually maybe the producers will get enough complaints and go back to making the scenes dramatic without the need for music.

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 06:32:44 PST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Barbara, this is indeed a very interesting article, again from the press junket with Asian TV journalists which took place in Hawaii recently. Quite a change from the usual puffery which you expect to read the actors being quoted as saying during these events.

The full article is reproduced on an Alex O'Loughlin fan site here:

http://alexoloughlinrocks.com/galleries/d/45486-1/ST_201110_02w.jpg

I have not been able to track this page down on the site of the newspaper itself, even though it appeared only yesterday (the paper is from Singapore).

I imagine the CBS promo people (who I'm sure regret letting this journalist get so "up front and personal" with Caan and O'Loughlin) will be fretting big time over the comments from the two stars about the way their characters are being developed and also the gruelling work schedule. I can already hear the ka-ching when it comes to negotiating salaries for a second season if that happens.

But on the other hand, I'm sure the CBS flacks are well aware of what Oscar Wilde said: "There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." ;)

Added: Sunday 21 November 2010 06:22:11 PST


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