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Mike, you’re right that Shigeta played Joseph Takagi and that Nakatomi was the name of his corporation. Most people tend to forget this. They just remember Nakatomi Plaza and assume he’s Nakatomi. It’s all good though. As long as they remember the man.

As for early season Governor I actually prefer this version to the later seasons. Later on he would task McGarrett with finding some lost dog of one of his heiress friends. Stuff like that. Steve and Gov would get really chummy and cute later on. McG would be poking fun at Gov calling him “sonny” because that’s what Millicent Shand used to call him (though admittedly I do get a chuckle out of that scene and it actually is pretty funny). But in the early seasons this would never fly. Gov was all business and so was McG. Yes, sir. No, sir. I understand, sir. Good day, sir. In fact everyone in season 1 was very subservient - Kono and Chin were all “yes, boss” to McG. Sign of the times, I guess. I know folks still get offended because Connery’s Bond tells his Jamaican ally Quarrel to “fetch my shoes” in DR. NO. This is all a time capsule which I love revisiting.


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In watching these first season episodes again, some of which I think I haven't really seen in about 20 years (I don't recall watching them again when the first season DVDs came out, which was in 2007, unlike other seasons when they first appeared), I am finding myself really annoyed by the Governor's attitude towards McGarrett. This guy is acting like a big bitch!

Seriously, no matter how much of a superman McGarrett is, there is a limit as to how all-encompassing, all-knowing he can be in terms of being "on the cusp" in dealing with every crime in Hawaii, even over and above those which affect the Governor personally.

It's not like McGarrett and his team are a bunch of slack asses, really!


Added: August 02 2018 09:52:22 AM
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Pix of James Shigeta grave at Punchbowl Cemetery taken by Ringfire:

https://twitter.com/fiveohomepage/status/1025002882167332864


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Mr. Mike. I just saw your post this AM. I think the episodes that would receive the highest honor 6 stars would be in NO particular order:1.Hookman 2.Engaged To Be Buried 3.The Ninety-Second War Part I. 4. Highest Castle, Deepest Grave 5. King Of The Hill 6.Yesterday Died...7. The Vashon Trilogy. There's probably a few more that I'm missing. A few excellent episodes get nickel and dimed to 5.5 for a variety of reasons. 1. Cry, Lie. This would be close to 6 but the ending with Danno and Kono shooting at Callo...I think it's a little over the top. 2.Three Dead Cows At Makapuu. I enjoy this episode but can't quite give it 6. Maybe, because he could prove his work already with the three cows. Killing innocent Hawaiians in the thousands possibly and for what. 3.Double Exposure. This was an outstanding episode but McGarrett in the copter blasting close to his men. It was very dangerous. I think you mentioned about the ending before too. 4.The Singapore File. This is real close to 6. I guess it gets nickeled and dimed a little for the guests on the boat. They kind of gave away the suspense when they flashed the camera on the priest. He indeed is the guy sent to rub out McGarrett. There are some more 5.5 ones. Forty Feet High And It Kills! Nightmare In Blue, East Wind-Ill Wind, Honor Is An Unmarked Grave. JC

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Thanks, H50 1.0 FOREVER. If true then it’s sad that the house is gone. I’m on O’ahu now and have been checking out some of the episode locations that I missed or didn’t know about 10 years ago when I first visited. I’ve taken quite a few pics. Maybe I can send them to Mr. Mike at some point and he can put them up on his site somewhere.

Speaking of Joe Matsukino, I visited the Punchbowl Pacific Cemetery today and found the grave of James Shigeta, Honolulu-born Korean War veteran. I took a pic. I love that place, with the Lady Columbia statue (seen in the opening titles) overseeing all our fallen heroes laid to rest there. Interesting note - there was a lady there who asked me who I was looking for. I told her an actor was buried there. She was surprised and asked which actor. I told her James Shigeta who appeared on the original Five-O. She thought that was really cool but obviously didn’t know who he was. So then I told her if she remembered in the movie DIE HARD the Japanese businessman who gets killed by Hans Gruber and all of a sudden her eyes light up and she exclaims “NAKATOMI!!!!!” lol. [Shigeta's character in Die Hard was named Takagi, he was President of Nakatomi Trading. -- MQ] She then proceeded to tell me that she actually worked in that building (Fox Plaza) in Century City in L.A. She couldn’t believe that he was actually buried here at this cemetery.

P.S. I did a Magnum P.I. helicopter tour (with the doors off) too today! Very exciting!!! I was wearing my official Tom Selleck red jungle bird shirt. The Magnum staff loved it :)) Here’s their site: https://bit.ly/2Az1pJj


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Hello Mr. Mike! Concerning "Tiger by the Tail," the scene where Parks has been shot, Danno says he's still breathing. Just after this, McGarrett tells the HPD officer to call an ambulance. Did Parks later die as McGarrett was outside talking to Bobby or when Bobby was reconciling with his father? Your review says Parks was shot dead. Just curious on this one. [Someone else already told me about this, I think by e-mail. I thought I had fixed this, which I have done now, thanks.]

Like the review and I found myself wondering about Jasper myself - FBI or HPD? He is shown in the credits as "Jasper, FBI." Still doesn't explain McGarrett's order to Kono to notify the FBI and Kono leaving the office if Jasper is right there. :)


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Thank you Mr. Mike! That is very helpful! :)

Added: August 01 2018 06:00:58 PM
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John, are there any original H50 shows which get 6 out of 6 stars as far as you are concerned? If so, what are they?

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Bobbi, the thing called "Legacy" in the season one is 11 minutes and 38 seconds long. It has scenes from the old and new shows. I dunno if it's worth $10 just for this.

There are other special features as follows:
- Commentaries
- Picture Perfect: The Making of the Pilot
- Inside The Box
- Shore Lines: The Story Of Season 1
- Aloha Action!
- Grace Park's Hawaiian Tour
- Inside Comic-Con
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Re-scoring the Theme Song
- CBS Promos
- EYE LAB Promos

You can buy this season one NEW from amazon.com for less than $10 if you are ordering the DVD. If this thing you are talking about is a Blu-Ray for $10, I would probably go for that.

I found season 4 of the new H50 in a Salvation Army thrift shop. That is 6 discs with 4 episodes on each, it cost me only $2.00! I thought this was a good deal.


Added: August 01 2018 05:30:22 PM
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Working my way through Season 1 now - have not gotten to Deathwatch yet. However, I am reading Mr. Mike's reviews as I watch episodes and as usual, not disappointed. Thank you again Mr. Mike for all the work!

On a slightly off-topic note: was wondering if I could get an opinion - I'm sure everyone has one, just don't throw rotten tomatoes at me. :)

Is the Season 1 DVD of the reboot worth it? I found one at a used bookstore today for $10. *Nothing* from the original, which tells me people are hanging onto those - Duh! Anyway, I know there is a chapter on the extras titled "Legacy" and was wondering how much do they really talk about the original series. Thinking it *might* be worth it for that but if it's just about them and how they're bringing back the classic with their own spin - gag me now.

Thank you in advance.


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John Chergi, Deathwatch certainly was a deadly episode -- and a chilling one. First, Matsukino killed the young ADA with a baby on the way. Then, he killed his partner's girlfriend -- blew her to smithereens! He must have tried umpteen times to kill Cardonus. Prison's too good for the likes of him. McGarrett needed to find a federal charge he could bring him up on and have him sent to the electric chair.

Ringfire, I want to say the house was in Black Point, south of Diamond Head Road where it becomes Kahala Avenue. If it once was, it does not appear to be there now. I can say that it was not one of the houses along Kahala Avenue.


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Deathwatch has 1 of the larger body counts on HFO. I'm saddened every time thinking about the pregnant wife. Her husband made an every day decision to go back to the office. I believe it was Sunday. He is killed by a thief. Reminded me of 9/11 in the sense that what people did right before the plane attacks...Some survived and some died. A walk down for a smoke break or looking for something at one of the shops...That person survived and a person working at their desk didn't high up. It was only Season 1 but Classic HFO showed its greatness with Deathwatch. McGarrett has to protect a key witness that was involved in the death of the young lawyer in the beginning. Love that ending when he arrives via ambulance. McGarrett and the witness were both determined and strong. I'd give Deathwatch a good 4.5 out of 6 stars. What Would You give Deathwatch Classic Hawaii Five O fans? JC

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Thanks Mr. Mike for the reviews.

Concerning "Cocoon" - the Amazon.com versions are following the 2-part DVD release (at least I think this is the case). I watched it last night and the tourist bus scene was cut out of it. I have seen that particular scene on YouTube but it is missing in the Amazon digitals.


Added: July 31 2018 11:41:31 AM
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Deathwatch reviewed:

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/5-0log1.htm#11


Added: July 29 2018 08:05:49 PM
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Thanks for the extended review Mr. Mike on The Ways Of Love. I've always enjoyed this episode. It's a gritty and intense episode from beginning to end. One of the interesting things about The Ways Of Love...Little tidbits are learned to lead to the next info. Celeste passes away falling out of the high speed car chase. Through her death, they visit her place and learn about Barca in the letter. A prisoner. Great close camera work when Barca and Crowley incapacitate the guard in the elevator in the escape. It's tough to watch the scene where Barca goes after Larsen. I wonder if they wrote an alternate ending where Barca has the jewels but McG takes him down in the vehicle. I give The Ways Of Love a strong 5 stars out of 6.

Added: July 28 2018 09:59:24 PM
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Can someone help with the location of a house which I’m pretty sure is in Kahala? It was shown in at least 3 Five-O episodes (but maybe more) - it was Li Wing’s house in A Matter of Mutual Concern, Agatha Henderson’s house in Honor is an Unmarked Grave, and Eric Damien stayed there in $100,000 Nickel. Anyone know where it is?

Added: July 27 2018 09:43:56 PM
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S01E07 re-viewed (The Ways of Love):

http://fiveohomepage.com/5-0log1.htm#7


Added: July 26 2018 07:48:15 PM
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I’m sure the meaning of The Pagoda Factor would instantly make sense if we got our hands on the script LOL!

Governor: Steve, you had better be cautious with pal Joey or I’ll have some serious explaining to do if this thing goes south.

McGarrett: I understand, sir. Believe me, pal Joey is a real pain in the pagoda factor, but I have him on a tight leash. Good day, sir.

Ah, makes perfect sense now! :)


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That's very interesting, Mr. Mike, and that would be a perfect explanation of the title of "Daisies"! I wonder how many other things were in original scripts but never made it to the episodes. There could be other great explanations of episode titles out there somewhere.

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Inglewolf, long-time H50 fan, e-mailed me about the title of the "Daisies" episode as follows:

"I swear once upon a time I read somewhere on the Internet that the title of this episode came from an unused line in the original script.

"From what I recall Thad Vaughn's father had been contacted on the mainland. His reply to the news of his son's death was "You can paint daisies on his coffin and drop it in the ocean for all I care". Unfortunately when I recorded that in my own Hawaii Five-0 notes I neglected to put down that exact source.

"I know the source wasn't somebody's entry on the Yahoo Hawaii Five-0 group (like the one who claimed that "King of the Hill" originally was shown with a scene showing Yaphet Kotto's character getting struck by the bat the little leaguer lost his grip on)."

I (me, Mr. Mike) have tried to track this down, but there is nothing that comes up with a Google search. If it was on some forum like Yahoo, it probably was not archived anywhere.

I don't think this joins the list of other "things I could have sworn were on Five-O" people have claimed over the years, which have been debunked.

One of these was in Force of Waves, where there is some business about John Vernon's character getting a traffic ticket. This is just mentioned in the show, but someone, I think on my forum, swore that there was actually a scene in the show where the cop gave him the ticket.

Another one has to do with McGarrett throwing a telephone in frustration onto his desk in The Young Assassins, which never happened (really)...


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I have added music queues to Twenty-Four Karat Kill review:

http://fiveohomepage.com/5-0log1.htm#6


Added: July 25 2018 07:09:38 PM
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Having just finished Face of the Dragon, speaking of foaming at the mouth, here are stats for how many characters are my revised reviews, compared with the length of the original in brackets.

Cocoon - 37,728 (9,076)
Full Fathom Five - 18,669 (6,164)
Strangers in our Own Land - 20,219 (3,781)
Tiger by the Tail - 16,064 (3,125)
Samurai - 23,152 (11,138)
And They Painted Daisies - 16,954 (5,416)
Face of the Dragon - 20,121 (1,021)


Added: July 25 2018 07:05:35 AM
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Just completed: Face of the Dragon (S01E15):

http://fiveohomepage.com/5-0log1.htm#15


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I love Bernard Herrmann’s music but from what I’ve heard of the man he could be difficult to work with. Sounds like he was trying to put Mort in his place, but Mort instead put him in his place. Way to go Mort!!

I looked on YouTube for this “Ambush” piece that Herrmann is talking about and this is all I could find: https://bit.ly/2OdQuHV
Sounds like nothing in the Vashon score at all.

I’ve been rewatching season 6 and there are 2 excellent scores which no one ever talks about! “A Bullet for El Diablo” by Mort and especially “Anybody Can Build a Bomb” by Richard Shores! The former is like Hookman fused with some Hispanic instruments. The latter uses some cues which are similar to the earlier Draw Me a Killer which Shores composed but for the most part it’s an original score and sounds really awesome and epic. Really highlights the tension and the race against time to find the bomb and stop Mercury. I dig both scores! Also both episodes are extremely underrated as well. Diablo is #5 for me for the season and Bomb is right behind it.


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Posted by CBS TV Studios on Twitter:

"This is my third reboot, but this one predated all of the others. I've been talking about #MagnumPI for 10 to 15 years now. It was my favorite show growing up." @PLenkov on the reboot of @MagnumPICBS #SDCC [San Diego Comic Convention] 5:19 PM - 19 Jul 18

Hmmm, I always thought H50 was Lenkov's fave show of all time. But going back to read what he said about it a long time ago, it appears that it was a show his >father< really enjoyed, and PL was sitting at his father's knee as they watched the show together during its original run. (Maybe PL didn't really understand it.)


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I'm reading a biography of Bernard Herrmann, the composer who wrote scores for movies like Citizen Kane, Psycho, Vertigo and numerous TV shows like The Twilight Zone and Have Gun, Will Travel, where his contributions to the CBS music library were used over and over. He wrote to Morton Stevens as follows:

Dear Mort:

During the month of November the Hawaii 5-0 television show appeared here over ITA as it has done for some years. I was astonished to hear that on three of these shows (devoted to the Vashon family) the music used was based on a piece of mine entitled "The Ambush," and that no credit was given to me, nor has it ever appeared on the clearance sheets of BMI.

Now let me make one thing clear. Although CBS has every right to use this music which is in their tape library, as they see fit, they have no right to give somebody else credit for composing it.

I should appreciate your attention in this matter, and your advising me promptly of your reactions. I should like these before I proceed further to protect my legal and artistic rights.

With best regards,
Bernard Herrmann

Stevens replied:

Dear Bernie:

In answer to your letter of January 23rd I must say that I fail to see any evidence to support your suggestion that the theme was based on one of yours entitled "Ambush." I find no more similarity between ***'s theme and your theme of "Ambush" than between your "Ambush" theme and the first few notes of "Für Elise" by Beethoven or the first fragment of Mozart's "Overture to the Marriage of Figaro."

Nevertheless, I am happy that you reminded me of your piece entitled 'Ambush" because in listening to it again I find a new appreciation of the marvellous way in which you made such a few notes build a level of tension which was extraordinary.

According to the book:

Enraged by Stevens's "condescending and snide" answer, and convinced CBS had committed a moral if not legal violation, Herrmann battled the network over the issue for years without success.


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Hey Mike,

Another GREAT job on the PILOT / COCOON music cues!

Perhaps, you might add Mort's other gem, A THOUSAND PARDONS - YOU'RE DEAD down the road.

Anyway, please keep them coming and thanks again!:)


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Except looking at those pics Yong and Young actually do look kinda similar, but “Wong Tou” Richard Loo and “Hai Fat” Richard Loo not so much.

I’m just gonna assume that this Richard Loo was some local Hawaiian “actor” that they picked up for this one episode to play Wong Tou, never to be used again. The other more famous Richard Loo (who incidentally was also born in Hawaii) in addition to lots of movies also guested in many 60s and 70s shows (I recall seeing him on BONANZA as some Chinese warlord) but did not appear on Five-O.

I suppose the other possibility is that the end credits are wrong and it’s a typo. Maybe it shouldn’t even be Richard Loo, but something else instead. Like Richard Poo lol or Richard Doo. :)


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I did some searching and I can pretty much confirm that Harry Endo's daughter, Leslie, played the employee at the travel agency in "Computer Killer." I've compared a screen cap from that episode with a more recent photo of her. She had a dimple on the right side of her chin that appears in both photos. Sadly, I also found out that Leslie passed away on December 31, 2016. Rest in Peace, Leslie Endo Baker.

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IMDB has screwed up actors before, for example (from my Not That Much Different review):

IMDB has mixed up two Five-O character actors, Walter Yong and Walter P. Young. The first actor was named Walter Yong. He appeared in The Child Stealers (Boat Owner), McGarrett is Missing (Storekeeper) and Anatomy of a Bribe (Joe Kimura). The second actor was named Walter P. Young, Senior. He appeared in Not That Much Different (General) and The Late John Louisiana (the title character). You can see pictures of both these actors here: http://fiveohomepage.com/pix/Young-Yong/ IMDB has combined these two actors into one listing: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2045865/.

Walter P. Young also appeared as one of the gamblers in 24-Karat Kill, as I just noticed recently.

As far as Harry Endo's daughter in one of the episodes under discussion here is concerned, can't help with that one...


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Can anyone shed any light on the actor playing Wong Tou (Paul Dennison’s partner in crime) in Twenty-Four Karat Kill?? Mr. Mike just reviewed this episode so maybe he can chime in as well. The credits say it’s Richard Loo, an actor who I’m familiar with. Most people probably remember him as the Thai criminal kingpin Hai Fat in the 007 movie THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. He was Scaramanga’s (Christopher Lee) employer and ultimately ends up getting shot by Scaramanga’s golden gun later in the film. I’ve seen him in other films as well, like THE SAND PEBBLES with Steve McQueen. Bottom line is you can google his pictures and he doesn’t look like the guy playing Wong Tou in this episode. I thought maybe this was a different Richard Loo but IMDB points to the same Richard Loo that I’m familiar with. It even says he was born in Hawaii on Maui. But I’m positive that Wong Tou and Hai Fat from the Bond movie are NOT the same person, even though both credits say Richard Loo.

Anyone have any ideas about this??? It’s been driving me crazy forever. I thought maybe it’s his hairstyle that’s different in the Five-O episode, but it’s more than that. I’m convinced it’s a different face altogether.


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Pilot analysis is finished (I hope):

http://fiveohomepage.com/5-0pilot.htm

This is the original version

http://fiveohomepage.com/5-0pilot.htm

The new one is about 3 times longer than the original.

There was a big goof in the original which has gone unnoticed for years!


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Todd, I believe that Harry Endo's daughter was the employee working the desk at the travel agency toward the end of the episode, but I haven't seen this one in a while. Can anyone confirm this? "Computer Killer" was a creepy and disturbing episode. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, especially with your expertise in the field.

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Todd, thanks for your outstanding analysis of The Computer Killer. Aarons was 1 intelligent criminal. Probably should have gotten away with the crime. It amazed me how Aarons methodically killed Palmer and the lady. Like he was smoking a cigarette or eating a plate of eggs. Aarons was narcissistic and psychopathic. No question about that. I wonder if he killed before. The young Tillis was kind of a bland character. It's a straight-forward kind of criminal case but adding The Computer Killer definitely enhanced the story. Palmer's prints were still at the crime scenes. That's reasonable doubt but Aarons made a deal I guess. I'd give The Computer Killer 5 stars out of 6. Wonder if he was placed in the same jail as Big Chicken or did they finally build a new prison in Swanson's demands in The Box.

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On a flight back home right now, and decided to watch some Five-O while the in-flight internet was down.

I chose "Computer Killer", which I haven't watched in a long time. This one particularly interested me because I have a Master's in Computer Science, and I first learned how to program about 8 years after this episode was made.

Mike, you say that Harry Endo's daughter was credited as "Employee", and you think it was at the bank? Could she have been the woman at the travel agency who purchased Charles Aaron's ticket for him?

Most computer technology shown on TV is very inaccurate and exaggerated, but this one kept fairly true to reality. While it's unlikely that all of the "World Business Systems" networks would have been connectable through a dialup modem (notice they all had their own dedicated phone line), if you dismiss that part, it isn't too far fetched that a designer of the system could have inserted a back door in order to access the systems. I found this "back door" plot point much more realistic than the typical situation on TV where a "hacker" can just break into any system at will (Which is impossible!)

Near the beginning, Aarons dials into the DMV using his cell phone and connects it to his computer. This was impossible in 1974, as the connection would not have been good enough on early cell phone technology to carry the modem carrier.

I don't understand why Aaron's had to plant phony fingerprint data into the police computer system Why not just get Palmer's ACTUAL fingerprints? After all, Aarons killed him, and had access to as many fingerprints as he wanted!

The ages of some of the characters in this episode were unrealistic. William Curtis (the first witness) was supposedly 37, but in reality the actor was 47, and looked it. The second woman murdered was supposedly 50 years old, but looked around 65. Not sure what the point was to fudge these ages.

You would think that a computer genius like Aarons could have transferred the payoff to a Swiss bank account somewhere, rather than to an account in his own name! Seems incredibly reckless to me!

Not sure why Aarons would have made a plea deal. He already committed two murders, and Hawaii had no death penalty. His offense was worse than Hugh Tillis' (obstruction of justice), so why would Aarons have made a deal to get Tillis?

These nitpicks aside, it was an enjoyable episode, and I give it 3.5 stars.


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Just started watching H50 on the cbs app on Amazon and I am hooked. My husband and I watch two episodes a night (our bonding time, LOL ) In season 5 and we have noticed that Steve doesn't seem to have as much screen time as in the past four seasons. Did he have a health problem and did he use a body double for some running scenes? In Pig in a Blanket he was chasing seen in the hospital and the back of his head his hair is really long. Sorry for the goofy questions.

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The Wo Fat episodes sure were excellent episodes. It was a great mental game of chess between McGarrett & Wo Fat over 12 years. Other than the circus episode, I thought the Wo Fat episodes at least 4 stars in my 6 star system. I had written "later" but it ended up "late" on the forum page. Guess I had backspaced on my tablet and "r" was omitted. I know there were Wo Fat episodes throughout 12 seasons. I listed several over the 12 year run. Honestly, I have enjoyed Mr. Mike's expanded Season 1 reviews. It has stimulated the 2018 Summer forum discussion. My guess is King Of The Hill is my FAV Season 1 episode. What about you Classic HFO forum regulars?

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H50 1.0 FOREVER, slight correction. Wo Fat was absent in season 6, not season 7. In season 7 Wo Fat went to the circus LOL!

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I should add that "Cocoon" told us right off the bat that "Hawaii Five-0" was going to be around for a long time. It was very nearly movie quality.

Now, 50 years later, we know that H50 was, indeed, around for a long time. It has been showing continuously, somewhere around the world, since it first aired on September 20, 1968. You don't find many series with a track record like that.

Similarly, Jack's movie, "Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot" has been showing continuously at the Colonial Williamsburg visitor's center for more than 61 years, now. It first aired on March 30, 1957, and is available on DVD from Amazon and from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Well worth a gander at how the colonists felt and reacted with the approaching Revolutionary War that could well have cost them everything they had.


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Re: John Chergi's remark that Wo Fat would resurface late in the series:

Actually, Wo Fat and the actor who portrayed him, Khigh Dhiegh, appeared in 15 episodes throughout the series: in the Pilot, then in Seasons 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 12, counting two-part episodes as two separate episodes.

He was absent in Season 7 and moved more slowly in Seasons 8 and 9, leading some people to wonder if he might not have been ill, which would explain his not appearing in Seasons 10 and 11.

It was in those seasons and Season 12 that the Kumu became a serious force with which to reckon. Then, of course, Wo returned for the finale, "Woe to Wo Fat."

So, in fact, Wo Fat was quite a force to reckon with virtually throughout the series.


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I agree. The musical cues are fantastic!

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Yes, Mike - a HUGE THANK YOU for putting up the great musical cues from the episodes - keep 'em comin'.

A job well done!:)


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Thanks Ringfire for the link. I see my gut is still on point :)

I should check out the other forum on this page as well - oops :)


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Bobbi, if you’re interested in what fans think of the MAGNUM reboot you can read the comments here: https://bit.ly/2t5f0Ba

I also posted this a while ago on the “other TV shows” discussion forum.


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UGH is an understatement. I'm so not watching. Give me the original any day (again!).

How much you want to bet they'll have palm trees in North Korea again? ;)

Details, people! Details!!


Added: July 19 2018 09:50:48 PM
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UGH.

https://deadline.com/2018/07/magnum-p-i-comic-con-jay-hernandez-eric-guggenheim-cbs-1202429903/


Added: July 19 2018 09:00:15 PM
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Cocoon is a strong pilot episode. The Cocoon building for 1968 was ahead of its time. Wo Fat also was a streak of genius. He would resurface late in the series. Forty Feet High And It Kils! A Bullet For McGarrett, Murder--Eyes Only, Nine Dragons etc. McGarrett proved to be a great investigator from the beginning. He noted Hennessey wasn't a swimmer and other inconsistencies. Love when McG decided to do the indoctrination and be captured. I would give Cocoon 5 stars out of 6. They also made the right decision on a new Danno. JC

Added: July 19 2018 07:55:21 PM
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Mr. Mike has been doing a wonderful job recording the complete score for each of the season 1 episodes he has reviewed thus far. Granted they include dialogue as well but many of them are extended musical passage without any dialogue and are a real treat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looking forward to hearing the music from “Cocoon” which was Emmy-nominated.

Keep up the great work, Mike!!


Added: July 19 2018 01:39:44 PM
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Thanks, Mike for the update. It just could be that CBS will celebrate the 50TH Anniverasy of the old show with the new season of the reboot in September.

Anyway, it would be nice if something will be in the offering - also, I wonder where the Stevens law suit stands - if that gets settled somehow, perhaps we will finally see some of those wonderful old scores being released on CD. I know that Doug Fake over at Intrada Records has mentioned that all of the Bruce Broughton scores from the old show have been transferred and BOTH Doug and Bruce want to get the scores out.

We shall see...:)


Added: July 19 2018 12:49:56 PM
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Ringfire, the reason that BOOKEM thing disappeared is because the entire review was done again from scratch, just dropping certain things into a template. The template did not have this BOOKEM and I never thought about it at the time. I have fixed this. Thanks!

Glenn, I asked my pal at CBS re something for the 50th anniversary as we have discussed before, but he says "nothing that I know of yet" (I think the decision is not up to him).


Added: July 19 2018 10:16:43 AM
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