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Mike, that is indeed a disturbing development. I still don’t understand how rebooting old shows isn’t grounds for a major lawsuit. Isn’t it copyright infringement?? Even if you change the entire storyline and even the music but you’re still using the title of the old show and the old character names. How is this allowed?? Isn’t it the property of the original producer?? Doesn’t Donald Bellisario have anything to say about this? I can’t beleive that it’s all CBS property and the producer or his family (if deceased) have no say in it. That doesn’t seem right. CBS or any other other network is only a means by which a show is shown to the audience. But it remains the property of the person who produced or conceived it. Is this not correct?

And how does MacGYVER (originally an ABC show) get shown by CBS anyway?


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“I also thought McG should have been more emotional losing his beloved Kathy.”

I don’t know, John, but he almost killed the man who killed her, and if they hadn’t dragged McGarrett off of him he would have surely killed or drowned the bastard. If you ask me we had never seen McGarrett THIS emotional. As for McGarrett crying his eyes out 24/7 over Cathi I’m not sure I would want to see that and it would definitely be out of character for him. Keep in mind that he was still in shock during this whole time. It usually takes some time for the tragedy to finally sink in. Often it takes weeks or even months.


Added: October 21 2017 03:29:14 PM
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Last night's show (S08E04), reviewed:

http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log8.htm#4


Added: October 21 2017 02:08:45 PM
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Happen to catch the new Hawaii Five O episode. I was pleasantly surprised. Loved the scene when Junior lived in the tent city. Homeless shelter. Very realistic scene. Kamekona should have become a boxer. He received plenty of blows by the criminal. This would have rendered a lesser man unconscious. It seems some hacker had uncovered Five-O's list of informants. Walker Texas Ranger had a similar episode years before. Kamekona faced certain death when the criminal received a call from his father. He changed his mind and Kamekona was spared. Wright the Andre Agassi looking criminal played an outstanding role as an expert computer hacker assisting Five O. Their Informant list was comprised. Toast became Toast but Kamekona was allowed to live. Jerry even showed off his singing chops in the final ohana scene. JC

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Last night's Five-Zero was Danno-free, but then we were forced to deal with ISSUES of the new characters.

Tami has problems with her brother, which distracted her from guarding Aaron Wright, who was enlisted to help Five-Zero because their geek-on-call and "beloved character" (I'm sure someone will refer to him this way) Toast was murdered and their system was hacked. There really was nothing she could have done, though -- it's not like she could understand what Wright was up to, getting his pals to come and rescue him.

We find out the other new guy, Junior, lives in a homeless shelter, has no cel phone and McGarrett suspects that he is having trouble readjusting to life in the real world after returning from life in the military. Hopefully Junior is not going to have an attack of PTSD or something and go pyscho.

Kamekona got lots of screen time, which was a good thing, but the beating the guy was taking for being a criminal informant after he was kidnapped was pretty tasteless. And what was it that his kidnapper's father told him on the phone which made him release the big guy?

Daniel Dae Kim must be happy ... maybe ... because an Asian guy was an important character, but he was a bad hacker ... sort of like Asians were bad gangsters on last week's show. To top it off, in another realm of equal opportunities, the guy was blind!

Venturing into methods of convincing people to co-operate that we haven't seen for a while, like McG showering Kamekona's kidnapper's father's shop with gasoline, Grover actually threatened to hit this blind guy. What will he do next, push someone in a wheelchair down stairs like Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death?


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Disturbing...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/live-feed/magnum-pi-reboot-works-at-cbs-1050888


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On Man In A Steel Frame: I have to agree with Fred on this one. It has some good points McG with a beautiful fashion designer girlfriend Kathy. Some beautiful photography and good conversation scenes McG and Kathy. The frame was a good one but not perfect. There are several small problems with Man In A Steel Frame. First, the phone call. Who would call it in? Obviously, the killer because Kathy's place was isolated. Second, McG was struck in the head from behind. Probably McG suffered a slight concussion. This squares with McG's story he's struck when he entered. Third, they found the psychotic drug or whatever in McG's system which shows that he had been drugged. It's strange that the detective and Danno would think McG could be involved in Kathy's death. McG went to bat4 Danno plenty of times. Later,Danno comes to his senses arguing with the DA Manicote. The plot quickly unravels with the tennis instructor involved. McG figures that's where his gun was switched at the tennis club. Why didn't the tennis pro just pass McG a note or talk to him secretly in the locker room or the court? Sure, he was threatened but these criminals weren't with him 24/7. I also thought McG should have been more emotional losing his beloved Kathy. This was a woman he supposedly loved dearly. I would give Man In A Steel Frame 5 stars on my 6 star system. JC

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"Double Exposure” and “Deadly Daughter” are both very good episodes but not top of the line classics. What the former has going for it are some bizarre characters (especially Doyle Weston) but outside of that it’s just another episode where the mob tries to bump off a witness who saw something she shouldn’t have. We’ve seen this before. But it does have that cool opening inside the Diamond Head crater and when that guy gets run down by the car outside of the Diamond Head entrance (cool shot!). Also the ending where that car goes up in flames as it careens down a hill in that pineapple (or is it sugar cane?) field. There’s that fantastic helicopter tracking shot that captures this footage!

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Season 9 is 1 of my FAV seasons. Difficult to pick 5. I'll go with: 1.Double Exposure 2.Yes,My Deadly Daughter 3.Nine Dragons 4.A Capitol Crime 5.Assault On The Palace. Some good episodes fall short. I think Bells with Rich Little I have a few small problems with. The old landlady gives a perfect description to the sketch artist even though Danno said she was all over the place. Double Exposure nearly flawless in the photography and script. I'm a big fan of HRH in Paperhangers. The ending is rather weak. Why not just wait a day or so and setting up the accomplice at the end was stupid. He might have rolled over and told HFO they were going to the airport. This is not shown. A Capitol Crime is outstanding start to finish. I think Double Exposure episode #200. Season 9 HFO still has its fastball. Thanks for showing your Season 9 lists. JC

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Granted that some of the slo-mo shots of McGarrett and Cathi on the boat getting all lovey-dovey while the “happy” music plays is a bit cheesy, but that’s all offset by a riveting story of a perfect “steel frame” against our top cop! Also it’s really creepy during the scenes of McGarrett being set up by the “man without a face” (literally) who’s lurking about the premises. Love it!

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Not They're...There are. Doh!

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Ringfire, I'll concede to you that Jack Lord is excellent in Steel Frame. I'm just not a big fan of the plot. And opposed to the new Five-O series, they're not a lot of personal relationship episodes. And, for me, McGarrett is all Five-O, almost 24-7. His love life seems awkward as a result.

The episode is good, just not in my top 10.


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Fred, good to see “To Die in Paradise” in your top 10. No idea why it gets so much hate. Yes the kidnappers are 2 idiots but that’s by design. They’re supposed to be 2 dolts who are in over their heads. They actually crack me up! And I never had a problem with Pamela Franklin as Bobbie Jo Bell. She was alright in the role and even her much maligned song (heard echoing through the valley lol) isn’t bad by any stretch. I’ll concede that “Bible Jim” is a dumb character and should have been left on the cutting room floor, but on the other hand he’s so ridiculous that I can’t help but crack up!! So there’s at least some comedy value. But ultimately the episode wins me over on the strength of the lush beauty of the islands. I think they filmed the wilderness scenes in part on Kauai and in part on Oahu. It was nice to get away from the concrete jungle of Honolulu. Also the cliff climb at the end (accompanied by Don Ray’s fine score) was fantastic!!

Wow! “To Kill a Mind” is your worst??? It’s actually my favorite of the 3 Pat Hingle/Ormsbee episodes! I loved the idea of Ormsbee unknowingly doing the bad guys’ bidding by trying to destroy the top secret unit which they can’t destroy themselves. I thought the debris in the water was a really cool idea.

I’m also surprised at the absense of “Man in a Steel Frame”. A riveting and gut-wrenching episode!! Jack Lord’s finest hour! McGarrett letting loose at the end and beating the living daylights out of the “most interesting man in the world” in the surf is a thing of rare beauty. Simply sublime!!


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I agree with Ringfire. Season 9 is the last of the classic seasons. I'd still rank it 7th, 8th or 9th among the series' seasons.

My top 10:

1 - The Bells Toll at Noon
2 - The Last of the Great Paperhangers
3 - Tour De Force, Killer Aboard
4 - Target - A Cop
5 - Nine Dragons
6 - Elegy in a Rain Forest
7 - Yes, My Deadly Daughter
8 - A Capitol Crime
9 - To Die in Paradise
10 - Assault on the Palace

Just missing the cut - Dealer's Choice...Blackmail, Older Profession - Latest Price, Blood Money is Hard to Wash and Double Exposure.

I'd put To Kill a Mind at the bottom for this season.


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Here is my ranking for season 9, the last "great" season of Five-O.

1. A Capitol Crime
2. Target - A Cop
3. The Bells Toll at Noon
4. Man in a Steel Frame
5. Blood Money is Hard to Wash
6. Elegy in a Rain Forest
7. Tour De Force, Killer Aboard
8. The Last of the Great Paperhangers
9. To Die in Paradise
10. Nine Dragons
11. Assault on the Palace
12. Double Exposure
13. To Kill a Mind
14. Practical Jokes Can Kill You
15. Yes, My Deadly Daughter
16. Dealer's Choice... Blackmail
17. Heads, You're Dead
18. Oldest Profession - Latest Price
19. Requiem for a Saddle Bronc Rider
20. Ready, Aim...
21. Man on Fire
22. Let Death Do Us Part
23. See How She Runs (or the adventures of Osiris, Willow, Rainbow, Phoenix, Karma, Rhyme, Cassiopeia and Aquarius - GAG!!)

The first 4 on this list easily belong on my ALL-TIME favorites list and any one of those 4 could have been the best episode of any of the previous seasons. Even season 8 didn't have a strong batch like those 4.


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"The Case Against McGarrett" is not as good as the original trilogy and in some ways could have been more suspenseful, but on the whole it's still a fairly strong episode. It's just outside of my top 5 for the season.

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Season 8 Classic Hawaii Five O Review. The Case Against McGarrett. Honore Vashon the Father receives an early parole hearing despite trying to conspire to kill McG. It seems strange that he would receive an early parole especially that he attempted to eliminate McGarrett Hawaii's Top Man. McG & Danno have about a week to present info for a report and make sure Honore stays behind bars. McG arrives late but presents a lengthy list of Vashon's criminal activities he's still in control of. Vashon is denied his parole but finds a way to face off against McG. A group of officials and dignitary types are held hostage during a prison tour and visit. McG agrees to exchange himself for the hostages but he's wearing a device that can pick up what's happening inside. Vashon places McG in a mock trial having the prisoners listen and as jurors too. Probably Vashon's strongest point that Chris was found NOT GUILTY. However, as McG pointed out, witnesses were bought off, others disappeared, etc. Vashon takes too long giving Danno & the rescue team time to plan and execute capturing McG and arresting the prisoners. Vashon receives words from an ox-strong prisoner Tasai about wanting his escape and this trial taking too long. Danno & the rescue team rescue McG and the prisoners captured. I wouldn't place The Case Against McGarrett in my Top 20 but a solid episode. It would rate 5 stars out of 6. Loved seeing Vashon again and it was great to see the mock trial. McG was able to negate all of Vashon's arguments. I would have enjoyed seeing the prisoners vote to increase the tension and suspense. JC

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Pelotas is the Spanish word for balls as in a soccer ball. Grover said it. He's from Chicago. I'd cut him some slack. In my opinion, a dig for that is a stretch.

But the episode was ridiculous. The 89th in a row. Or thereabouts. :)


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Haha! Pelotas?? Lol. Anyone who’s ever watched a soccer game on a Spanish channel knows that pelota is a soccer ball.

I thought everyone and their grandma knew that cojones is balls/testicles in Spanish.

Don’t tell me the Five-Faux writers don’t know this.


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Friend's reaction to my recent of most recent Five-Zero show (obviously a fan of the old show):

Eww! Just eww! You have made me once again glad I don't watch that tripe. What have they done to Five-0, Ma? Sigh.

A question you don't ask in your review is, how does a waitress afford a $426-a-night hotel room? As for where Walcott got his guns and other equipment, probably off the Internet!

And, dear Mother of Maui, can you imagine OUR McGarrett and Danno arguing over fabrics? Are you kidding me? I'm with you -- this schtick needs to just disappear!

As to the [T-]shirt -- again, eww! As I have said before, the only way I can even think of this dreadful series is to conceive of it as a parody -- and a very bad one, at that -- of the original.

Yes, "pelotas" is Spanish for "balls," but of the spherical plaything type (baseballs, basketballs, etc.). The Spanish word for the kind of "balls" referred to here is "cojones" (co-HO-nes) Hell, most Anglos here in Florida know that. Where are the writers who wrote this disaster from, anyway?

Gads, I'm glad I don't waste my time with this.

Barf.


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There is a peculiar comment after the review of last Friday's show in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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DavidatMililani

So pathetic that some people at Hawaii still don't know much from the then KGMB News Interview of Leonard Freeman creator of Hawaii Five - O. That's correct Hawaii Task Force Five Oahu, and NOT Hawaii Five Minus Zero, nor Hawaii Fiftieth State.

Leonard Freeman had done the Interview because of serious complaints of racism and stereotyping as far as not Representing the Population of Hawaii (Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos), making Asians Criminals, and making only Caucasians the good guys. This got so bad that the Local Hawaii Labor Unions in Support of the Hawaii Actors Guild were going to Strike, Leonard Freeman announced this would change.

When questioned about the Title he explained about the other Task Forces One, Two, Three, Four, Six, Seven, Eight. He further explained why NOT Zero as a negative (Zero) in the Title could kill the TV Show, a writer for a Hollywood rag had written a scathing article saying that "Hawaii Five Minus Zero" was exactly that a Big Zero (Flop).
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Doing a Google search for certain phrases in the above leads to what looks like an earlier posting of the same material 3 months ago on the site in the link below (it can take a few seconds for the comments to load):

http://www.kitv.com/story/35924007/hawaii-five-0-signs-3-new-star s-in-wake-of-cast-departures

Based on Google search results which I got yesterday, there are supposedly also references to the above rant on these sites below, but I think they are buried in some of the individual links. Most of the links on the first site do not work.

The second link below seems to be a discussion about issues like Five-O versus Five-Zero and how to deal with postings about the shows on a site like Wikipedia.

https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/Nakamurad avid

https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Talk:Hawaii_Five-0_(2010_TV_series)


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Did you see the T-shirt design for McGarrett and Danno's restaurant? If not, go and read my review of the episode, and click on the link (the only link) in it...

http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log8.htm#3


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I have no idea if the "lawsuit" referred to in the e-mail I received is specifically the one referred to in those news items (which are all kind of old).

That's what you get when you do a Google search using those terms.


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Oh so it’s Morton Stevens’ heirs who are tying this thing up? So essentially anything composed by Morton belongs to the family and not CBS, which is preventing CBS from releasing the soundtrack? But then what about the scores by the other composers (Ray, Shores, Broughton, Geller, etc.) - does CBS own those? I suppose CBS could release a soundtrack featuring those composers’ scores but of course without Morton’s music it just wouldn’t be a complete soundtrack. Maybe it’s better to wait and see if some settlement can be reached with the Stevens family. Hopefully sooner than later.

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Do a Google search for

Morton Stevens lawsuit
Hawaii Five-O lawsuit

(though this is kind of old news)


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Hmm... wonder what that lawsuit could be. I wonder if it’s somehow related to the new show and who owns what property.

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I e-mailed La-La Land Records, and this is what they had to say:

There is a lawsuit going on and all Hawaii 5-0 related soundtrack releases have been put aside for the time being.


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Why is CBS slow in doing these? Is it because they lack the resources to go through their music library and do all the necessary restoration or cleanup? Are they worried that the cost in doing this isn’t worth it because they won’t recoup their losses (i.e. sales will be lousy)? I’m guessing it all boils down to money. If they were assured that this would be a huge money maker they’d be all over it, right?

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Discussion Forum discussion.

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“When I asked him again in 2008 after the DF discussion then”

What’s a DF discussion?


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The issue of a Five-O soundtrack other than the one on Capitol Records (the CD version of which may soon go out of print) has been brought up in the discussion forum before, like in April and May of 2008.

I had already contacted a well-known producer of soundtracks for his opinion on this a few years before that (2002) and this is what he e-mailed me then: "Unfortunately the problem with 5-O is that CBS is very slow to do any deals, due to the necessary legal research." When I asked him again in 2008 after the DF discussion then, he re-iterated what he had said earlier: "CBS is impossible to deal with."

I had also contacted another soundtrack producer (I can't track this down, it was MANY years ago, probably prior to the above) who told me words to the effect "All good things come to those who wait" regarding a Five-O non-Capitol soundtrack.

But here we are in 2017 and still nothing has happened.


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Check this out: http://bit.ly/2i8JEb2
LaLaLand Records has released THE WILD WILD WEST TV soundtrack - with scores by Richard Shores, Richard Markowitz, Harry Geller, Robert Drasnin, Dave Grusin, etc. I already purchased the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE TV soundtrack from this site a while back. Both were CBS shows and used many of the same composers that Five-O used. So my question is what’s keeping these guys at LaLaLand from releasing an expanded soundtrack for Five-O the way they did for M:I and WWW? Is it because there isn’t enough demand for it or because somehow those scores are unavailable (lost or damaged)? I can’t imagine that the fanbase for THE WILD WILD WEST is greater than for FIVE-O. I’d be willing to shell out some large bread for a soundtrack like that. It would be a dream come true! Anyone have any ideas? Mike? You’re our resident music expert.


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In the early 80's when I started watching H5O the syndication loop we had on the Vermont CBS affiliate was seasons 1-7 and 9. The package didn't include any 2 part or 2 hour episodes such as the pilot but it did include the Vashon trilogy.

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Good Comments! Remember syndicated episodes going from Season 1 to 7 and back to 1. JC

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S08E02 reviewed:

http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log8.htm#2


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Great lists!

I did not know about the elimination votes from years ago. I like Gidget's dad as villain in Legacy of Terror and as the ruthless IRS agent earlier. In each episode, he gets dispatched. Mako is always very good too no matter the series.

I'm not crazy about Honor is an Unmarked Grave. And I have to admit, because a lot of the episodes were not part of syndicated packages, I'm not as familiar with 6 to 9 episodes as result. I think Unmarked Grave is one of these.


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To me “Honor is an Unmarked Grave” has a very similar feel to “Highest Castle — Deepest Grave”. Wealthy family hiding a dark secret, bones are found in both cases, there was a forbidden affair, etc. Both are a very good mystery but ultimately there are other episodes that rank higher for me that have a greater “Five-O feel” to me.

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Season 8 sure has some great episodes. A Killer Grows Wings, McGarrett Is Missing, Murder Eyes Only, The Case Against McGarrett can't crack the Top 5. My Top 5 would be: 1.Legacy Of Terror 2.Death's Name Is SAM 3.Retire In Sunny Hawaii Forever 4.The Defector 5. Honor Is An Unmarked Grave. Love Season 8 and Season 9 episodes. It's Season 10 when some of the writing and episodes of lower quality arrive. There are a few Season 8 episodes I've never seen. Mostly in 8,9,10, and a few in 12. Probably about a dozen. I don't remember seeing Ring Of Life Season 7. What a fantastic episode Legacy Of Terror is start to finish. Commander Blackwell is 1 of my FAV characters all time. JC

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And here is season 8...

1. McGarrett is Missing
2. Deadly Persuasion
3. The Capsule Kidnapping
4. Retire... in Sunny Hawaii... Forever
5. Death’s Name is SAM
6. The Case Against McGarrett
7. Turkey Shoot at Makapuu
8. Target? The Lady
9. Love Thy Neighbor, Take His Wife
10. Sing a Song of Suspense
11. Loose Ends Get Hit
12. Anatomy of a Bribe
13. Legacy of Terror
14. A Touch of Guilt
15. Wooden Model of a Rat
16. A Killer Grows Wings
17. Termination With Extreme Prejudice
18. Murder — Eyes Only
19. The Defector
20. Honor is an Unmarked Grave
21. How to Steal a Submarine
22. The Waterfront Steal
23. A Sentence to Steal

Just like Mike doesn’t like episodes with the word “fear” in them I guess I too have an aversion to the word “steal”, which would explain why my last 3 episodes all have that word. Lol! See also “Steal Now — Pay Later” back in season 7.

Fred, I agree about the gradual drop-off after season 6. I used to think that 7 and 8 were about even and that 9 was actually an improvement over both of those. I now think that 7 overall was stronger than 8 while 9 might be just a slight improvement over 8 (or maybe not). I see that you have “Legacy of Terror” ranked pretty highly. I don’t know if you were around on the Five-O IMDB board a few years back when a few of the reviewers (spearheaded by “alpha”) were reviewing the episodes season by season (as the DVDs were released). Then they also did an elimination type of thing to choose the best episode of each season. The picks for all the other seasons were all the usual suspects, but the season 8 pick was surprising. When all the episodes for that season were eliminated “Legacy of Terror” was the last one standing. It’s a good episode but not one you ever see get picked as the best. Typically you see “Retire in Sunny Hawaii” or maybe “The Case Against McGarrett”. I thought that was interesting. I’m sure Mike has a link saved somewhere for these season winners.


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What?!? Honor is an Unmarked Grave doesn't make the list at all?

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Time to list my Top 10 from Season 8:

1 - Retire in Sunny Hawaii...Forever
2 - Sing a Song of Suspense
3 - Legacy of Terror
4 - Turkey Shoot at Makapuu
5 - Loose Ends Get Hit
6 - Wooden Model of a Rat
7 - McGarrett is Missing
8 - Target? The Lady
9 - Anatomy of a Bribe
10 - How to Steal a Submarine

Just missing the cut - Termination With Extreme Prejudice, The Defector, A Killer Grows Wings, A Waterfront Steal and A Touch of Guilt.

In my opinion, Season 6 is the zenith for the series and every season after that is worse than the one before. Again, in my opinion, season 7 is pretty good, but Season 8 starts a big drop off. I believe my sentiments are echoed by syndication reruns. I had never seen a lot of Season 8 episodes until I bought the season's DVDs. A good number were left out of the syndication package.


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Check out these articles on Richard Shores. There are 3 parts. Part 2 talks about his work on THE WILD WILD WEST and part 3 talks about his work on FIVE-O. Apparently scoring WWW was his favorite.

http://bit.ly/2ypXRrh
http://bit.ly/2yJlRl7
http://bit.ly/2yJLIt1


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Sorry, but I am confused. WHAT channel are you guys on Hawaii 5-0 nowadays>>
You are NOT LISTED on Spectrum !!
Thank you
georgiehownow@gmail.com

[??? No idea what you are talking about here. This site is not officially connected to the show, so if you have questions about where it is broadcast, you should check your local TV station, local CBS TV station or contact @PLenkov, the show's executive producer via Twitter. - MQ]


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Jeff, as I recall “The Box” didn’t have much of a score. It was mostly a dialogue piece set in a confined space. The only part I recognize that was in “The Box” is the part that plays at 3:50.

Fred, I actually think the part that plays at the 8 minute mark is a bit different from what we hear in “One for the Money” (when the first 2 victims are stabbed). During those scenes that droning machine sound is much more pronounced and has more drone or buzz to it. Here on the WWW it’s a bit muted and not very pronounced. But the other pieces sound fairly spot-on. I often wondered why it’s the only episode from the first season that has the curious end credit of “Music Supervision Morton Stevens”. This seems to suggest that there was no actual score written for this episode and instead it was lifted from the CBS library (most of which seems to belong to Shores). I guess Stevens gets credit because he was the guy in charge of music for the show, even when he didn’t score it.


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Good link Ringfire. The music is similar, but maybe slightly changed in the earlier part. The creepy music from One for the Money is pretty close. And the part just after the 8 minute mark is about exact.

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Thanks for that link, ringfire...Shores was one of my favorites and I had no clue some of his early Five-O scores were tracked from WWW. Much of it was used in S1's "The Box". Likely helped him get invited back to score many of the S2 and S3 episodes. He also did some MANNIX episodes during this period for CBS.

Added: October 03 2017 07:06:10 PM
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Check out this WILD WILD WEST suite from Richard Shores (there’s also a part 2 there): http://bit.ly/2yUJQ1v

There’s a whole lot of music there that was also used on Five-O, especially during the early seasons. So I’m guessing much of it was composed for WWW and since it belonged to CBS it was then used on Five-O. If you start listening at around the 2:20 point and go from there you’ll hear many cues that were used extensively in “One for the Money” as the creepy killer theme for Charlie.


Added: October 03 2017 02:45:13 PM
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I also have to concur with Mike that it's laughable to see tiny women beating up big guys, even if they have martial arts moves.

At least they didn't show Tani managing to beat up Duclair. She almost managed it, but he was about to emerge victorious before McGarrett and Danno showed up.

Still, watching her do formidable battle with Randy Couture was a joke.Jack

Personally I'd like them to cut out the hand-to-hand combat from the female characters (unless fighting other females), and have them stick to investigations and gun battles.


Added: October 03 2017 03:44:51 AM
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We Hang Our Own - Why is Che Fong acting as coroner when explaining that the younger Farraday did not die as a result of the wheel rim injury because the wound was not severe enough? Che deals with forensic evidence. I'm guessing that Doc Bergman must have been unavailable for that episode.

Added: October 02 2017 07:31:52 AM
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Todd, the MiZchief hacker character will be back on October 20th: "The lives of Five-0's informants are in danger when the HPD system is hacked and one ends up dead, forcing McGarrett to enlist the help of hacker Aaron Wright (Joey Lawrence), who he just imprisoned." You can read about this further by clicking on this link (spoilers, but I have already spoiled things with the previous sentence!).

Beulah Koale will be in the show starting on October 13th (the third episode), along with McGarrett's canine friend.

I think Lenkov is cheating with the picture he posted on Twitter. It doesn't take much effort to track down the particular helicopter, a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane (especially since Lenkov's picture already shows this name). This is not the helicopter used on the show -- see also this shot. (The identification number for the helicopter in the last picture, N4037S, leads to Stiller Brothers, a company in Yuba City, California, and actually is for a Skycrane.) According to Wikipedia, the maximum weight a Skycrane can lift is 20,000 pounds, which is 10 tons. Whether the cabin in the show is that weight or less is debatable. The one shown in Lenkov's picture seems to be newly pre-fabricated and is being moved to some location. The one on the show is a fully-functional cabin with lots of stuff inside, not to mention the five people, though I doubt their combined weight would exceed 1,000 pounds, or half a ton.

I am sure that Randy Couture will be happy to have his character on this show die, so he can go and earn more money making the next Expendables movie, though that one (the fourth in the series) will reportedly be the last!


Added: October 02 2017 12:23:30 AM
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