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Revised: To Hell with Babe Ruth (S02E02). Still a bomb (no pun intended)!

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/5-0log2.htm#2


Added: October 23 2018 09:16:47 AM
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Just watched "The Late John Louisiana" and found a funny goof - there is more than one as well - when Pierson and Grant get out of the car in the middle of nowhere supposedly on the way to the radar station: there is a reflection of a microphone in the windshield of the car.

Added: October 21 2018 11:19:27 PM
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Friday's show reviewed:

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/2010-log9.htm#4


Added: October 21 2018 08:23:18 AM
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Plenty of entertaining items on the discussion forum. Ringfire, I've enjoyed Wooden Model Of A Rat with repeated viewings. I honestly didn't like it the 1st time I viewed it. Another McGarrett frame up and why would McGarrett place the rat right in the open in his collection. However, August March and Suzari make a powerful 1 2 punch criminal duo. March speaks in elevated language and Lupin also an intelligent type. I enjoy it with more viewings as I stated. The ending is fantastic. Probably would give Wooden Model Of A Rat a good 4.5 or 5 stars on my 6 star system.
Honestly, I think Samurai is 1 of my FAV Season 1 episodes. It's action packed and entertaining. Tokura is an interesting racketeer and I love the scene when he's shot at by the Bushido guys in court and Tokura just dusts himself off. Great action for 1968! I don't blame Danno on the poisonous lipstick. It might be like the Invitation To Murder thing where a few pills were poisoned. Say Travers had 3 or 4 different lipsticks. Maybe, 1 would be poison. My guess she had her purse with her and the poison lipstick was a smart one by Tokura and his men. JC


Added: October 20 2018 09:04:43 PM
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“Pua a'e la ka uwahi o ka moe” (“The Smoke Seen in the Dream Now Rises”) – McGarrett investigates a cold case from the 1940s, one that his grandfather and the famous Honolulu detective Chang Apana worked on, and he tries to deduce how the case could have been solved. Also, McGarrett and Danny get ready for the opening of their restaurant, on the milestone [sic] 200th episode of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The FIVE-0 cast appears as characters from the 1940s.



Added: October 19 2018 01:10:49 PM
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Ringfire - you're the best! :) And no, I'm still looking for those chill pills!! :D

Chicken - I liked your comments as well. I always liked Montalban but I have to agree with Mr. Mike - in this specific role, it's strange to say the least.

I have to agree on your assessment of Wooden Model, Ringfire - I loved those zingers!


Added: October 18 2018 10:16:54 PM
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Bobbi, I thought you took your chill pills already. Still being a picky know-it-all, this time about the lipstick in Samurai? ;) Though I gotta admit it would have been priceless with Danno having lipstick all over his lips while arguing with McGarrett: “If she wanted a candy bar I TOOK THE FIRST BITE!! If she wanted to paint her lips I PAINTED MINE FIRST!!” :D

Hey Big Chick, long time no chat! I’m with you on Samurai. Rico Montalban makes that episode and it’s a grower each time I watch it. Same with the non-Asian Alfred Ryder as Harry Quon in Late John Louisiana. He’s great too and very effective!

By the way, I watched Wooden Model of a Rat today and on its own as a story it’s no great shakes but Ed Asner and Kwan Hi Lim TOTALLY make that episode! The best villain duo from season 8 by far! Asner’s August March is so delightfully oily and Suzari is so deliciously deadpan.

“I am composed entirely of ears, Mr. March”
“You may perceive my astonishment, Mr. March”
“To our mutual benefit, I am sure”

:D Man, I love Suzari. Probably my favorite Kwan Hi Lim performance.


Added: October 18 2018 10:07:16 PM
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RingFire & Bobbi: Chicken must profess, as evidenced by this here encyclopedia-esque site, that Mr. Mike does indeed Know It All (at least as far as the Five-O be concerned).

After another viewin a "Samurai" on the 50th anniversary I perused Mr. Mike’s updated review to find not only in-depth info on his ‘Dinner with Danno’ but trivia n detail to the effect that Tokura’s dearest daughter Deedee became assistant to none other than the great method actin icon Marlon Brando, hisself. Indeed an outstandin compilation a info, Mr. Mike!

Chicken can understand Danno’s take that actors just actin, even when a white dude play a Japanese. An after all, this was back in the day. But Ise agree with your point that Mr. Lo in "By the Numbers" and Spock's pop in "Hell With Babe Ruth" just seem ridiculous.

But I’d argue thats Rico’s performance be so charismatic and so flamboyant, and his on screen chemistry with Jack so enjoyable, that it transcend the overt obviousness of Montalban bein no Asian.

In fact, other than racketeer Harry Quon, Lenny Takura gots to be Chicken’s favorite Five-O phoney Asian guy.

And "Samurai" just be a classic & iconic episode, man. And Montalban be a big reason for that. I dig the ep more and more every time Ise take it in.

And great updated review, Mmmmmmister Mike. Like Chicken never woulda guessed that the bushido wasn’t no bunch a sword brandishin fanatics but actually a chivalrous code. Man, go figure :!thinking:


Added: October 18 2018 09:22:03 PM
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Well, late as usual - although in this case I got my days mixed up. :)

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of "Samurai" - a 'favorite' on this forum. ;)

Anyway, reading Mr. Mike's review, there are a lot of things that could have been done so much better. At the same time, there were things that worked well including the music. I chalk it up to the mere fact this was the first episode filmed although it was not the first one aired.

One of things that's weird - the whole Mary Travers business. I've been thinking about it and there's something bugging me. Now, we know through dialogue the Five-O team was trying everything she was consuming and yet she was still poisoned.

Through lab work we discover the 'murder weapon' was her lipstick. If the guys were on top of it, why didn't they try her lipstick? Now, that would have been weird but they were protecting her after all. Granted, we would have had a dead cop as well as a dead witness since the poison worked in about an hour. What gets me, why didn't they just buy makeup for her at a store they knew wasn't contaminated? Were they not thinking that far ahead? :)

I get that they were trying to establish characters and relationships because of the early production schedule - nothing was set up prior to this episode, except what is seen in the pilot.

As usual, my two cents - for what they're worth. :D


Added: October 18 2018 08:32:30 PM
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Will do Ringfire! Just for you, baby! ;)

Added: October 17 2018 05:39:58 PM
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Bobbi, when you find those pills save some for me. I just hate knowing it all. Oh the cross I bear :!cry:

Added: October 17 2018 05:38:16 PM
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Ringfire - you made my day!!! :D

I've been called a lot in my life, including Puritan Witch Burner, but a know it all? Yeah, maybe. I need to look for my chill pills. :!cool:


Added: October 17 2018 02:50:52 PM
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I know, we’re such insufferable know-it-alls, aren’t we?

Why can’t we just chill out and go with the flow? I mean who cares if the Diamond Head volcano blows up and lava starts flowing down Kalakaua Ave. It’s all dramatic license, right? Sheesh, we need to loosen up. :!thinking:


Added: October 17 2018 01:19:41 PM
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https://bit.ly/2CP8Ix4

Hmmm, I wonder who these comments are directed at?

"Who cares if the writers stretched the facts a bit for dramatic affect? Only those who get their only joy out of life by being insufferable know it all’s. I’m sure they all ran to Google to double check the weather history so they could bitch and bemoan the horrible writing. They are always looking for something to complain about, no matter how small or insignificant. There is nothing more annoying than insufferable know it all’s. But you know what? They don’t know it all because, obviously, they have no comprehension of the concept of literary license or that such a thing as fiction exists."

Don't forget, the motto of this blog is "Surfing the wave on the positive side!" NOT!


Added: October 17 2018 06:31:38 AM
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Add me to the list of people who felt the heat wave episode was absurd.

Like many of you, I noticed that the 110 degree temperatures were unrealistic for Honolulu.

Additionally, the writers don't understand why air conditioners fail in heat waves. It happens because they are run constantly in places where they typically aren't run 24/7. Los Angeles in the summer is a good example.

Honolulu is hot/humid year round, so the AC units wouldn't suddenly fail because it's unusually hot.

The Hawaiians trying to cool themselves off was also unrealistic. Again, they are used to hot weather. It would be like Fairbanks residents freaking out because of an unusually cold winter day.

The Grover scene was weird and ridiculous in itself. He also acted out of character, abusing that poor caddy to the point of endangering his life.

The crime of the week wasn't even that good, once again featuring a small female with superhuman physical power. Her previous life as a bank robber doesn't even explain how she can fight like a superhero ninja. Why not make that perp male?

Finally, I agree it's time to just put Tani and Junior together. Why did they waste the "swimming together" moment on a dumb musical montage?


Added: October 17 2018 01:54:35 AM
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http://fiveohomepage.com/96conv/Video/

I have revamped the page with video from the 1996 convention so the TAHITIAN LANAI LUAU video (which only appears on my site) is now accessible to people with phones and computers which cannot play Flash Video. I could not put these videos on YouTube because it got very cranky about the fact that Jimmy Borges was singing a version of "Girl From Ipanema" where he was making up the words. These are the three videos at the bottom of the page.


Added: October 16 2018 05:17:32 PM
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The last (heatwave) episode of H50 was so bad I don't know what to say. If my TV was old enough to afford losing it I would have thrown a brick at it.

What doesn't help is I watched it right after Bluebloods which is like going from a five star Waikiki hotel to lining up for toilet paper in Venezuela!


Added: October 16 2018 02:48:45 PM
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"And I get to stay and make license plates."

Oh great! Now, I gotta track them all! :D

Sorry, couldn't resist. :!cool:


Added: October 15 2018 07:33:14 PM
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Bobbi has done "analysis" of license plates seen ... in the first season so far. Check it out!

http://fiveohomepage.com/License/


Added: October 15 2018 05:34:33 PM
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Hi all. I had to chime in about the hot temp episode.

As said by many, it doesn't get near 100 in Honolulu. At least the actual temperature. I read an article the other day that did say that the heat index reached 100 this summer. So, like ringfire said, it feels like 95, or in the article's case 100. And besides, where I live, in the summer, it's 100 most days. People are hot, but the city doesn't come to standstill. I felt that the Hawaiian's reactions to the hot temps was more ludicrous than the 100 degree premise.

Now, about Grover's golf game, I'm surprise that no one has mentioned the Caddyshack intended parody. Grover's magnificent golfing in the extreme heat was a parody to the Bishop's heavenly divine game during the torrential rain/lightning/thunder storm. Grover even called the caddy once "Noonan", the character name of the main caddy in Caddyshack, Danny Noonan, played by Michael O'Keefe. Classic comedy movie. :D


Added: October 15 2018 02:59:49 PM
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All the times I’ve been on Oahu (always in the summer) I don’t even recall it hitting 90 degrees. So forget 100. It’s always somewhere around the mid 80s. Sometimes upper 80s. I don’t recall 90. And with the ocean breezes the humidity isn’t even all that bad. Honestly the humidity here on the East Coast (especially in Philly) is MUCH worse! It’s practically unbearable here. If it’s 95 outside then with the humidity it feels like 105!! You can’t even breathe. Just stay inside an air conditioned house and don’t dare go outside. That’s when we get heat advisory warnings here. People die. Nothing like that ever happens on Oahu. And when the sun sets and it gets dark you actually have to throw something on because you’ll feel a chilly wind blowing (especially closer to the water). You’ll never get that kind of night chill in Philly when it’s hot and humid all day.

Added: October 15 2018 12:06:12 AM
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I know this is gong to come across wrong and I don't mean it to. I am genuinely asking out of curiosity and concern - are the writers even trying any more?

What I mean, how long did it take you guys to figure out the highest temperature ever in the State of Hawaii was 100F? I would say not very long. What? The writers couldn't be bothered?

I don't think it would be as big a deal if the 'heat wave' wasn't such a major plot point -- i.e. Tani's car, the ice incident, the villain dying in the elevator. In other words, it drove the whole episode and if that is going to be the case, then an effort needs to be made to get it right. It's simply not going to be 109F in Honolulu - of course, I say that now and watch something weird will happen next summer.

As far as your review Mr. Mike, I liked the breakdown on how much time each category was given in the episode. It's sad that the Crime of the Week only got about 28% of the attention. :!thinking:


Added: October 14 2018 01:49:54 PM
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Friday's show was a joke starting with the heat wave that hit the Honolulu area. Temps getting up to as high as 109 degrees? Really? Those script writers continue to create the most illogical and absurd episodes that are unrivaled on television for a show that somehow has lasted now into its 9th year.

I went to the weather channel site intent on looking up all-time record temperatures in Honolulu. Never has it come close to the 109 degree level that was seen in Friday's show. I've been to Hawaii 6 times in my life. Yes, the dew point/humidity level is high daily and often it does feel tropical. But the temps in the day usually are in the upper 80s/lower 90s at best. It's a little cooler in the winter months, that is if you can consider 84/85 to be cool, though again the humidity is always high.

Here are some things that I would have liked to have seen in Friday's episode:

1). A kick-ass martial arts fight between that nasty female escaped felon who killed two city of Honolulu police officers, (also seriously maiming two other characters) and McGarrett/Danno, (although the latter would have been useless) near the end of the episode. It would have been similar to the fight seen in the season opening "Cocoon" episode when McGarrett and Danno met up with that Chinese agent in Hennessey's apartment. Both McGarrett and Danno were getting their asses kicked. McGarrett had to shoot the Chinese guy dead in order to survive. It might have ended up being the same result in Friday's episode, it being necessary for the woman to have been shot dead by one of the two. That one cop took a serious butt whipping going up against the lethal martial arts' moves that the woman put on display before she took his gun and shot him twice - in the chest and head.

It's just that later the same young woman, trapped in the elevator and then dying of heat stroke all because of the brutal temps was such a letdown considering the buildup of how bad-ass she was throughout the episode. Although at the time it was impossible to make a connection the old woman in the lobby several times having to remark to McGarrett and Danno that the elevator had stopped working due to heat ended up being important. The female felon was dead inside the elevator although, of course being unable to open the door McGarrett and Danno had no clue of this woman's whereabouts.

2). Grover playing 18 holes of golf in that absurdly hot weather should have had him passed out on the 11th hole, and if anything in the emergency room of a local hospital, that or dead. Grover vastly overweight is not exactly in top physical shape, nor was he filmed once hydrating himself properly with liquids. He also carried his own bag throughout the entire round, walking the course and not using a golf cart. As a matter of fact a man his age and body mass could have dropped dead of a coronary on the course in that heat. And then making a downhill 70 ft putt, with a large break, (at least 6 ft. right to left according to Grover) to enable him to shoot 72 for his round, even par was ridiculous. The odds of even a top 5 ranked pro on the PGA tour making that length of putt with a break to it are about 1%. That entire storyline involving Grover as written by the crack H 5-0 script staff was borderline asinine.

3). Finally, please get it over with. It's plain as day that Tani and Junior like each other romantically. Start the relationship. The scene near the end when the two go swimming and end up staring at each other, Tani coming closer to Junior in the water with this look etched on her face should have ended up with the two kissing and of the French variety. Even with that rain suddenly appearing and that stupid "Singing in the Rain" song heard in the background the scene should have ended up with Tani and Junior exchanging tongues.

Danno in the episode last season when he got shot while, along with the others, quarantined in that isolation ward fantasized as he hung between life and death of a future when Tani and Junior were married and she was the head of the 5-0 task force.


Added: October 14 2018 08:55:13 AM
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Friday's show (S09E03) reviewed, this review is a bit different than normal... ;)

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/2010-log9.htm#3


Added: October 14 2018 06:45:05 AM
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G Atkinson, just so you know, this site is not connected with the production of the show, so it cannot "get it back on track." I would suggest you contact either @PLenkov or @H50_Writers on Twitter.

Added: October 13 2018 10:00:34 PM
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The Friday October 12th episode was the most ridiculous that I have every seen. The frivulous story line deviated from the quality of any I have ever seen. Please tell me that you will get back on track. Some humor and good nature ribbing is fine, but when more than 50% occupies the storyline I, and I am sure many others, will something more interesting for entertainment.

Added: October 13 2018 07:12:38 PM
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John, it also doesn’t help that immediately after the accomplice in the hospital is shot (in Death With Father) it immediately cuts to Tom Morgan hopping on a motorcycle (with his girlfriend on it already) and quickly riding away. That’s why I always assumed that he stopped by the hospital with his girlfriend, went inside, killed his accomplice, then went out, hopped on his bike, and scurried away. It’s also pretty dark in the room where the guy gets shot and the killer’s face is mostly in the shadows so if you don’t pay close attention you might confuse the Oriental killer with Tom. Both have similar length hair and are about the same age.

Added: October 13 2018 04:36:58 PM
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Bobbi
You bring up a good topic about the King's cape. My guess is in the Season 2 Classic HFO episode there was more HFO Team involvement since it was the 1st time the cape was stolen. Also, the King's cape important part of Hawaiian history and the Hawaiian people were not happy about it being stolen. The young college students painted themselves in a corner because once they captured the cape...There wasn't much they could do with it. I agree that the 2nd time the cape was stolen McG wasn't as adamant taking the case. More of a HPD matter he stated in Practical Jokes. It's possible like the 1st time he realized the cape would turn up. Ringfire-That' s a good catch in Death With Father. I assumed Morgan the bright young chemistry student killed the man in the hospital. It's amazing what you catch in the DVD's or a repeated airing. JC


Added: October 13 2018 02:08:24 PM
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In last night's show, Jerry is seen taking stuff out of this fridge. It seems to be a VERY large fridge (i.e., an expensive one). Is this fridge in Jerry's house? I thought Jerry lived kind of a spartan existence.

Added: October 13 2018 02:06:39 PM
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Does anyone know who sang the classic Bob Marley song “Three Little Birds” in Season 9 episode 3 last night?

Added: October 13 2018 07:08:27 AM
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Well that was pretty intense. The main crime was not even the focus and we have to focus on Grover being a jerk, Tani and Junior going after a stolen car after failing to lock it, Jerry helping a man who wanted ice to cool his pregnant wife and Kamekona raising the price which got there trailer trashed. None of these minor plots has anything to do with the crime of the week.

Although the main story is simple, a bank robber under a fake name goes crazy when some repair man crook stole her money, beats the manager up, kills 2 cops, stole a motorcycle and goes after the repair man. She knocks him almost dead and intent to escape in the elevator but the power went out and died heat and no air. However she killed 2 cops, she stole a motorcycle, you'll think she'll be hunted with thousands of cops on her ass and manage to track her to the hotel already? How did he know where the repair man is? No cops bothers to patrol the streets to find a stolen motorcycle outside and end the case already?

And the ending was sappy but that is this reboot for you.

At least Danno and Steve don't bicker so much and made them more focus on the case.


Added: October 12 2018 08:15:01 PM
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Please, God, make Scott Caan cut that hair short. Even his dad called him, "haircut!"

Added: October 12 2018 06:27:57 PM
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Thanks for the clarification on Duke, Ringfire - it's greatly appreciated.

I know the cloak discrepancy is from the writer's corner, just pondering at an angle inside the Five-O-verse as it were. :)


Added: October 12 2018 12:26:12 AM
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Bobbi, yep Duke was channeling his inner Jack Lord in that episode, screaming at the poor hapless HPD cop. The HPD cop said he thought the assassin/doctor was already cleared earlier, at which point Duke yells “YOU THOUGHT WROOOONG!!!!” :D almost slamming his fist against something. Mike points out that Duke seems particularly involved and hot-under-the-collar in this episode. Maybe Duke was trying to show the guys that he was ready for Five-O, ready to step up :)

As for the Kamehameha cloak episodes I leave it up to writer discrepancies. It’s not like it’s the same writer writing the entire series, all the episodes. The earlier one was written by Robert Hamner (who also wrote Most Likely to Murder) while the later one was penned by Bill Stratton (who wrote a bunch of episodes).


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Just scanned through The King Kamehameha Blues (I'm researching certain things at this point). Anyway, this pertains to the heist of the King's cloak and how Five-O is involved from the word go.

Anytime I watch this one, I can't help but think of Practical Jokes Can Kill You - it also pertains to the cloak being stolen.

The difference is McGarrett's attitude: in the first episode, it's Five-O business but the second one, he considers it a matter for HPD. Mr. Mike points this out in his review of Practical Jokes, by the way.

I wonder if the reason for the inconsistency is that at the conclusion of the first case there was an after-action meeting -- in their universe, of course because we don't see anything on camera -- where HPD and Five-O concluded it should have fallen into the purview of HPD. After-action items come up all the time as a result of military exercises and everyone goes over what can be done better the next time. In this case, solving the case of the missing King's cloak.

Considering the significance of the cloak, it makes sense that it falls into Five-O's lap but who knows. Anyway, just throwing it out there as to why the shift in attitude. I get it that it's all fiction and somebody wrote it into the script. But still, something to ponder.


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Ringfire - is that where Duke chews out the HPD guard after the guy is shot? I remember a scene where Duke is just ripping into an HPD officer and it takes place in a hospital - it may be from that episode. Shocked me when I first saw it. Just shows how seriously Duke takes his job.

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Wow, just discovered something! Just rewatched “Death With Father” and noticed that the drug-making accomplice who is shot dead with a silencer in the hospital is shot by some Oriental looking dude wearing a doctor’s white coat. All this time I always thought it was Tom Morgan (Peter Strauss) who shot his accomplice to keep him quiet. So who is this Oriental guy? We never see him again. I guess the only explanation is that he’s working for the drug kingpins Kwan Hi Lim and Seth Sakai? Funny how one misses something like this on repeat viewings.

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Aha, I see. Just that for me those 3 immediately stick out, being major Bond villains and all. No biggie, all good :)

Added: October 11 2018 12:44:07 PM
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Can’t believe they mentioned the Five-O episodes with Luciana Paluzzi, Maud Adams, Soon Teck-Oh but forgot the ones...//

Why do you assume I forgot? The post mentioned other shows besides Five-O. There isn't room for *everything*. It's a blog post, not a book.


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Can’t believe they mentioned the Five-O episodes with Luciana Paluzzi, Maud Adams, Soon Teck-Oh but forgot the ones with 3 major Bond villains Yaphet Kotto, Christopher Walken, and Donald Pleasence. All 3 of those make my top 5 Bond villains list.

1. Christopher Walken
2. Donald Pleasence
3. Sean Bean
4. Yaphet Kotto
5. Michael Lonsdale


Added: October 11 2018 09:41:21 AM
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Long-time H50 fan Bill Koenig has passed along some interesting links from his blog:

https://hmssweblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/1960s-meme-the-irresistible-hero/

https://hmssweblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/less-obvious-ways-of-celebrating-global-james-bond-day/

https://hmssweblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/hawaii-five-0-presents-a-hyper-remake-of-original-pilot/


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Ringfire, if I wait another 20+ years to watch SOSF again like I have done with H50 recently, maybe I will change my mind about some of those episodes too. In fact, if I watched them again now, not even a year after doing them, I would probably change some ratings.

You might be interested to know that 20 years ago, the earliest I can find when there were star ratings on my site, that both Samurai and The Big Kahuna had only >one< star. This time I was tempted to drop Samurai to 1½ because this show is stupid on so many levels, though at least I think I figured out what the whole assassination business with Tokura is all about.

You can check really old star ratings by going to www.archive.org and searching for http://www.mjq.net/fiveo ... or more recent ratings by just searching for www.fiveohomepage.com

As far as current ratings are concerned, I have put these on hold for a while. Maybe this will encourage people to actually discuss the show and what I wrote about it.

Concerning the episodes where you were dissatisfied about the ratings, while I realize you are primarily bringing them up because you want to compare them to certain SOSF episodes, 3 of the 6 have exactly the same rating as before.

[new rating/old rating]
“The Box” 3.5 / 3.5
“Deathwatch” 3.5 / 3.5
“Tiger By the Tail” 3.0 / 3.5
“One for the Money” 2.5 / 3.0 [20 years ago, this was rated 2]
“Full Fathom Five” 3.0 / 3.0
“Daisies” 3.5 / 4.0

On IMDB, the highest-rated SOSF show there is currently S03E19: The Programming of Charlie Blake, which I gave 1.5 stars to because of its stupid ending!


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WHAT?!? Lenkov was approached about writing a Five-O movie 25 years ago?

https://www.instagram.com/p/Box5hNJn0SI


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Wow Mike, I can’t believe that you now have only one single 4-star episode for season 1, after your re-analysis. Before you had a handful of 4-star episodes. To compare this to SOSF (a show you don’t like nearly as much as Five-O) you seemed to hand out 4 stars more freely to that show. No way would I ever place “The Takers” or “Before I Die” above “The Box” or “Deathwatch” or “Tiger By the Tail” or “One for the Money” or “Full Fathom Five” or heck probably half of the first season.

I was particularly surprised that you lowered “Daisies” from 4 stars. As far as police procedurals go (and especially your attention to police accuracy) this one is about as accurate as any Five-O episode. In fact the episode almost feels like DRAGNET in its adherence to police procedure. Thought that would be right up your alley. Personally I prefer “The Box” as it’s a more tense and exciting entry. But I thought “Daisies” would be more up your alley.

Also I thought “Pray Love” was a big drop off for you but I see that it’s back up again, though not at 4 stars.


Added: October 10 2018 09:59:37 PM
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Actually, for my last review, I should have just run my notes, LOL:

http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-season9/s09e02.pdf


Added: October 10 2018 05:28:46 PM
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S09E02 (Friday's show) reviewed:

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/2010-log9.htm#2


Added: October 08 2018 04:10:31 PM
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Nicholas Colasanto (Coach Ernie Pantusso on CHEERS) had a good batting average directing Five-O... 3-1. Three classics (Pardons, Just Lucky, Most Likely to Murder) and 1 turkey (Babe Ruth). But even this turkey is edible compared to something totally rancid from season 12 like Moroville Covenant. Yuck!

Added: October 08 2018 09:30:41 AM
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Yes, it is too bad that tire tread business was introduced without any logical explanation like I suggested. This show has a dynamite script, great acting and an Emmy-award-winning score which I included in its entirety with my review. It was well directed by Nicholas Colasanto, the same guy who did the next show, one of the all time turkeys!

Speaking of "mistakes which influence the rest of the show," how about the most recent episode of Five-Zero which I cannot be bothered to review yet.

A guy who is in the employee of the Chinese pretending to be a US federal agent grabs this other guy who is a double agent the Chinese want to talk to, torture, etc. ... this is on a plane, you realize. He straps himself together with the double agent and, opening the door on the plane, jumps out as the plane is approaching Honolulu International Airport.

There is only one thing that is really stupid here. When we see this, the plane is descending towards the airport OVER THE WATER. Yet these two guys end up in "THE JUNGLE," which is pretty funny, considering places where you might land by parachute on Oahu have always struck me as relatively close to "CIVILIZATION" in some way no matter where you are, as can be seen by the fact that Danno and Tani and Junior, who are sent out to find these two guys, are not using satellite phones, but their regular cel phones, duh!


Added: October 08 2018 07:06:08 AM
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Mr. Mike - watched A Thousand Pardons -- You're Dead! again - although it was a pretty fast run through.

I know I'm late again, but I would like to add about the tire tread - that is one big chunk off the tire and agree it doesn't make sense. If we are to assume he drove the jeep base to post, which is highly unlikely, it would probably be in the Motor Pool garage for awhile because the entire wheel would need to be replaced. I had it happen to me in a private vehicle - it sucked -- and don't ask. :D

We see the jeep later when Simms drives to Yoko's apartment - it's fine and that's a fast turnaround and trust me, Motor Pool's don't move that fast.

A cast would have made more sense if there was not a lot of traffic in the area of Diamond Head Tunnel before the body was found.

And yes, this was not a small plot point either - it was huge in pointing McGarrett toward Simms.

Still, I liked the episode as it also gave us some depth of character for our Five-O team members.


Added: October 08 2018 12:12:06 AM
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Episode 2 was ok, don't see so much logic fallacy but still wonder why they did not make Wo Fat an Chinese agent at the beginning if they are going to do a Chinese spy network right now or how will they resolve the international issue with them or how will they explain the whole crash thing outside the Chinese embassy.

Ans yes, Danno and Steve bickering is so damn old already.


Added: October 06 2018 02:10:06 PM
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