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Mike, regarding Karen Rhodes picks for season 5:

"SEASON 5.
Best: Tie between The Jinn Who Clears the Way and the Vashon trilogy (Honorable Mention: Death is a Company Policy; The Listener)
Worst: The Diamond that Nobody Stole"

I can agree on Diamond probably being the worst (or maybe Percentage) but what strikes me as funny is a tie between Jinn and the Vashon trilogy. I don't think Jinn is anywhere in the same ballpark as the Vashons. The Vashon trilogy is pretty much the best 3 episodes of the entire series whereas Jinn isn't even my favorite Wo Fat episode. My Wo Fat picks are Cocoon, Nine Dragons, and And a Time to Die. I didn't include A Bullet for McGarrett (which I adore) because Wo Fat only makes a cameo there.


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Todd, you wrote:

"How could they have forgotten the awful "A Bird in Hand" as one of the worst episodes of Season 12?"

The answer is simple - McGarrett recites a poem for the ages at the end. "Gold, gold, gold..." :D But seriously, in my opinion it's far from the worst of the season. The plot is pretty interesting and moves along fairly briskly which is more than can be said for other clunkers of the season.

Todd, you also wrote:

"On a side note, I'm glad they included "I'm a Family Crook - Don't Shoot!", one of the more underrated and forgotten episodes of the series."

I disagree that it's forgotten or underrated. In fact it regularly shows up on people's favorites lists. But it's interesting that your views and mine on this episode and "Over Fifty" seem to diverge. It looks like you enjoy this episode much more than "Over Fifty" whereas I'm the opposite. I think "Over Fifty" is a bonafide classic and my personal favorite from season 3 whereas "Family Crook" is VERY GOOD (but doesn't quite crack my top 5 for the season). I'm a huge Andy Griffith fan (love both TAGS and MATLOCK) but Hume Cronyn as Lewis Avery Filer is in a whole other league in his performance. He SHOULD have won an Emmy! Next to Gavin MacLeod as Big Chicken I can't think of anyone else who can hold a candle to Cronyn's Filer. Maybe Luther Adler as old Nick Vashon and Danny Goldman as Eddie Josephs if I squint hard enough.


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Al Harrington on To Tell The Truth in 1957:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9Gb3owzy4w

Thanks to Bill Koenig.


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From almost 21 years ago in Usenet newsgroup alt.fan.hawaii-five-o, these were Karen Rhodes' best/worst episodes of the show…

SEASON 1.
Best: Once Upon a Time (Honorable Mention: King of the Hill; The Box)
Worst: One for the Money

SEASON 2.
Best: Just Lucky, I Guess (Honorable Mention: The Singapore File, The Joker's Wild, Man, Wild; Blind Tiger; Cry, Lie)
Worst: A Bullet for McGarrett

SEASON 3.
Best: Over Fifty? Steal (Honorable Mention: Time and Memories, Paniolo, Trouble in Mind, The Reunion, The Guarnerius Caper, To Kill or Be Killed, F.O.B. Honolulu)
Worst: Dear Enemy

SEASON 4.
Best: Skinhead (Honorable Mention: R&R&R; Highest Castle, Deepest Grave; Rest in Peace, Somebody; Nine, Ten -- You're Dead)
Worst: A Matter of Mutual Concern

SEASON 5.
Best: Tie between The Jinn Who Clears the Way and the Vashon trilogy (Honorable Mention: Death is a Company Policy; The Listener)
Worst: The Diamond that Nobody Stole

SEASON 6.
Best: Hookman (close race! Honorable Mention: Draw Me a Killer; Mother's Deadly Helper; Nightmare in Blue)
Worst: Tricks are Not Treats

SEASON 7.
Best: Three way tie this time: We Hang Our Own, I'll Kill 'Em Again, and Bones of Contention (Honorable Mention: Computer Killer, How to Steal a Masterpiece, Diary of a Gun)
Worst: A Study in Rage

SEASON 8.
Best: Honor is an Unmarked Grave (again a hard choice. Honorable Mention: Wooden Model of a Rat, Anatomy of a Bribe, A Killer Grows Wings, Retire in Sunny Hawaii -- Forever, Termination with Extreme Prejudice)
Worst: The Waterfront Steal

SEASON 9.
Best: Nine Dragons
Worst: Ready, Aim . . .

SEASON 10.
Best; Up the Rebels (Honorable Mention: The Descent of the Torches)
Worst: A Short Walk on the Longshore (Dishonorable Mentions to Angel in Blue, Tall on the Wave, and When Does a War End?)

SEASON 11.
Best: Number One With a Bullet
Worst: The Case Against Philip Christie (Dishonorable Mentions to The Pagoda Factor, Small Potatoes, The Bark and the Bite, and Why Won't Linda Die?)

SEASON 12.
Best: A Lion in the Streets (it's the ONLY tolerable one!)
Worst: A Bird in Hand (Honorable Mentions for Worst of the season: all the rest of them!)


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Regarding the high/low IMDb ratings, thanks Mike for organizing the top and bottom rated ones by season, so we can more easily digest it.

Most of the high/low rated episodes are ones I would mostly agree, but there are a few exceptions:

1) I still don't understand why "Over 50? Steal!" was such a beloved episode. It was easily the top rated on IMDB. I always found it to be overrated, and thought the episode was just okay. I remember it being talked up on the Five-O newsgroup in the '90s, and I was disappointed when I finally saw it.

2) Very surprised that "Nightmare In Blue" and "I'll Kill 'Em Again", two episodes in most people's top 10 (and mine, too) didn't make the "good" list.

3) "A Distant Thunder" wasn't a bad episode, and deserved a better rating than it got.

4) How could they have forgotten the awful "A Bird in Hand" as one of the worst episodes of Season 12?

On a side note, I'm glad they included "I'm a Family Crook - Don't Shoot!", one of the more underrated and forgotten episodes of the series.


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Mike, I will write some reviews of the new Five-Zero.

Can't promise it will be done in a timely fashion, or every week for that matter, but I'll write some.

I'm wondering why you are no longer watching the new show.

You gave the first four episodes no worse than 2 stars, so it seems as if you prefer Season 9 over Season 8.

Why pick this point to quit watching?


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Classic H50 re-view continues:

S02E06 - A psychology professor (Eric Braeden) trained by Wo Fat hypnotically programs a policewoman to assassinate McGarrett.

http://fiveohomepage.com/5-0log2.htm#29


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Great insights Bobbi on Just Lucky, I Guess. It's an outstanding episode. Plenty to recommend. Marty Sloane plays the hard-working and well-respected California hardware salesman who enjoys an evening out with Angela. Sloane's married but he's in Hawaii for the convention and looking to score with an attractive prostitute Angela. He's new to this kind of thing and is awkward and nervous. Sloane is instructed to hide by Angela and gives Sloane a key. Bombay gives Angela a few opportunities to hand over the stuff "H" but she refuses. She's hidden it or stolen it from Charlie somehow. Out on the terrace, Sloane witnesses Charlie Bombay toss Angela off the balcony and down several stories to her death. Sloane is a conflicted man as he is an eye witness to a murder. However, going forward would also expose himself to being with the prostitute and undoing his good works. Family and friends he'd hurt as well. The story is also energized by Joyce a policewoman who plays Angela's sister. She Wants to make a deal with Charlie for the merchandise she knows where it's hidden. I would give Just Lucky, I Guess a strong 5 stars pointing to 5.5. Excellent acting all around from Marty Sloane to Charlie Bombay to Joyce.

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I think I'm done today after this post, but I'm not guaranteeing anything ;)

As usual, I enjoyed your review Mr. Mike. This time, "Just Lucky, I Guess."

I agree Albert Paulsen seems to be yelling more than anything but I did enjoy Ann Helms role as "Joyce" - no less than the third policewoman with that first name! The other two were in "Full Fathom Five" and "A Bullet for McGarrett."

John Randolph was enjoyable too because he gave the right mix of nervousness and hesitation when he discovered he was in over his head.

The plot point of using a stuffed animal to hide drugs has been used before too and I find Five-O's use especially amusing. You pointed out "Wait Until Dark" - it's from 1967 and I think it was on TCM recently. I can back up another six years with an episode of "The Untouchables" called "Death for Sale" with an original airdate of 27 April 1961 - it even has its own Five-O connection!

In the episode, a cocky 20 year-old named Johnny Lubin is the criminal mastermind and he's already eye-ball deep in crime. Long story short, for one, he's a jerk and for another, he's out to make himself a millionaire before he's 21. His plan is to take opium and push it out using stuffed animals - mostly pandas. These pandas were in his girlfriend's apartment and it's how Ness and his men caught him. It's an enjoyable episode and that's mostly because of the actor portraying Lubin. About 23 years old at the time, it's none other than James MacArthur - our own Danno! Now, the latter throws the stuffed animal found at the airport at McGarrett in the Five-O office and I giggle *every* time - it's the irony I find exceptionally funny. :D


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H50 1.0 Forever - sorry for smashing your name so badly. Sometimes my memory fails even if I've seen something a few minutes before.

Mr. Mike - I've watched McGarrett more than once pick up something trying not to transfer his prints. Not that it's a big deal, his prints are on file and they can eliminate him right away.

Anyway, I think that's the premise - not to mess up the prints. We also see items getting bagged which is even better. I don't think we really saw the bagging technique on a regular basis on TV until "CSI" but I could be wrong.


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Re-view of Classic H50 S02E04 "Just Lucky, I Guess."

A salesman attending a convention in Honolulu witnesses the murder of a hooker, he is reluctant to identify the mobster who threw her off a balcony.

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/5-0log2.htm#27


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Ringfire - you go! :) Agree 100% - don't know what's going on but no one needs to do anything just because someone demands it.

H5-0.1 Forever - I now need to check out this movie. Not that I wasn't already sold - you sealed the deal. :)

Back to the series - I have been re-watching episodes slowly but surely. Last night was "For a Million...Why Not?" There was one editing lapse at the beginning of the hour. The Torino wagon Kono gets into leaving the scene suddenly disappears as it drives out of the shot! An HPD car is parking in the background as McGarrett is walking with the federal guy just after Jerry Turner is killed. I had to rewind it twice to make sure I saw what I saw. :!cool:


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On cop shows, not just H50, cops will pick up a glass with fingerprints on it using a handkerchief. I don't understand this ... does this mean that this will NOT smudge the prints? Doesn't make sense to me, I'm sure depending on how they handle it from that point, the prints could indeed be messed up!

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Classic HFO Fans: Which is your FAV episode between Forty Feet High And It Kills! or Just Lucky, I Guess?
Murder--Eyes Only Season 8 has been watched a few times on my new DVD player and it has earned the rare 6 star ****** rating. That's equivalent to Mr. Mike's 4 stars ****. Other 6 star ratings include Hookman, Didn't We Meet At A Murder?, Highest Castle, Deepest Grave, Yesterday Died..., The V for Vashon Trilogy, King Of The Hill, etc.
On Murder Eyes Only, I boosted the rating from 5 to 6 because of the incredible depth of story and excellent photography. I also understood that Mrs. Waldren was being rescued from the Clinic and it was a real clinic with patients. The scene with Danny shooting McGarrett with the empty gun was powerful. I noticed they weren't upset at the end at Waldren like I thought. They realized the incredible skill of how Waldren was placed in the hypnotic state. Wo Fat & Company tried but McGarrett as usual unraveled who was behind it. A well-photographed and well-written story. JC


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Going back to "Just Lucky, I Guess" and John Randolph and John Frankenheimer's "Seconds" (1966), there's excellent writing (David Ely) and acting in that film. John Randolph portrays Arthur Hamilton, the middle-aged bank executive, who was seriously disappointed to learn that climbing the corporate ladder isn't all that society told him it would be. Tony Wilson (Rock Hudson) was equally disappointed to learn that starting over isn't as simple as taking on a new name and face. It is giving up the good, as well as the bad, a price most of us aren't willing to pay.

About half the cast of "Seconds" went on to appear on H50: Khigh Khiegh (Wo Fat in 15 episodes), Jeff Corey (King of the Hill / Highest Castle, Deepest Grave), Will Geer (Forty Feet High and It Kills), and Richard Anderson (The Child Stealers). Frank Campanella and Murray Hamilton appeared in Len Freeman's post-Five-0 series, "Men at Law".

But, then, we're talking about two A-1 projects that have since become cult classics. If you haven't seen "Seconds," by all means, do. But hang on to your seat. You're in for a scary ride.


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Elise, I have no idea who you are but Mr. Mike doesn’t need to do a damn thing if he doesn’t feel like it. Who are you to tell him what he needs to do? Chill out.

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Mr. Mike - excellent review as always, this time for "Forty Feet High and it Kills!"

I especially liked Will Greer's performance in this episode - he has a penchant for showing a mean streak that lies just beneath the surface. He so enjoys tormenting Wo Fat. :) As if he's twisting the knife by saying, "You don't quite have me." Lochner is no doubt amused by Wo Fat's squirming.

I also enjoyed how this episode unfolded - events happened in the order they were supposed to. There were no major jumps in logic and we saw the Five-O team work well against Wo Fat and his men.

The premise was clever but not overly so and I found myself enjoying it more the second time around than when I watched it the first time. :)


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Mr. Mike - concerning your comment about Hayes Guards. I have another -- the guard looking out the window with the manager in "For a Million -- Why Not?" is from Hayes. This is after the "botched" robbery to set up the heist of $6 million.

Yes, they're bad. :D


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Ringfire, we have encountered each other before. I would suggest that you reread my original comment to Mr. Mike and understand the intent that he still needs to comment on the atrocious current series otherwise he is doing a grave disservice to the original series, which wasn't always perfect either, but what the heck.

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Re-view of Classic H50 S02E03 Forty Feet High and It Kills! Wo Fat engineers a bogus tsunami alert in order to kidnap a top genetic scientist.

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/5-0log2.htm#26


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Mike, this Elise character is seriously confused if she thinks you’re Lenkov and that you (Lenkov) have been writing these lengthy reviews of the show for the last 9 years LOL!! I’m pretty sure Lenkov has other important things to do than to write reviews of his own show.

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I am not the one who is confused.

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What a confused posting.

What makes you think Lenkov has anything to do with this site? Have you ever read any of the reviews of the new show on this site? If so, you would wonder why the show is still on the air because there are quite a few negative comments about the new show in these reviews, mostly by >me<, not Lenkov.

If you want to complain to Lenkov about something, contact him via @PLenkov on Twitter, please!

Sheesh.


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Coward!Review the current gross series. If you don't, you are complicit in it's so called success and its hatred of women. Calling you out Plenkov.

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John, good point about why Latin American revolutionaries would be in Hawaii as opposed to some place in the continental U.S. like Texas. Unless we're supposed to accept some fictional Latin American island nation somewhere in the Pacific. After all, Five-O had used fake countries a few times - most famously Arasunda (LOL!) and Melanesia in "The Gunrunner". Yes I recall Silva in Sharkey's Machine - his character takes that fall off the high rise at the end. I think at the time it was a record-breaking high rise stunt performed by the famous stuntman Dar Robinson, who tragically died during a stunt a few years later.

Mike, I think I have SECONDS somewhere in my Netflix queue. Will need to get around to it eventually. I just received FROM HERE TO ETERNITY which of course has the Hawaiian connection and the famous beach scene at Halona Beach Cove. It also won an Oscar and was mentioned by Sally Kirkland in "Murder is a Taxing Affair" so it's worth checking out.:)


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"Seconds" (1966), directed by John Frankenheimer, is one of my favorite movies. In addition to John Randolph, the film also stars Will Geer and Jeff Corey. All three of these actors, aside from appearing in early seasons of H50, were blacklisted during the 1950s. It also stars Khigh Dhiegh!

I'm just wondering if there were any other blacklisted actors which the original H50 employed? I was thinking Theodore Bikel, but I can't find any evidence that he was accused of being a Commie, even though he hung out with FOLKSINGERS and, according to Wikipedia, was "a longtime activist in the civil rights and human rights movements, participating as a fundraiser with performances," something which should have raised a red flag (no pun intended).


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Excellent review of "Savage Sunday," Mike. I'm looking forward to reading your completed re-view of "Just Lucky, I Guess." I liked John Randolph, who appeared with Rock Hudson in "Seconds."

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Ringfire
Good remarks Ringfire about Henry Silva. I liked him in Sharkey's Machine. Some small things that keep Savage Sunday at the 3 star level. The revolutionaries travel to Hawaii a long route to go. Say these revolutionaries were from the Latin American countries. Texas or California military bases or armories would make sense. Shorter distance to travel and they could have snuck back over the border. A second small problem was Acuna missing McGarrett descending down the rope. He looked like a sitting duck on the rope for a few seconds. Acuna 1 of the leaders of this group my guess would be a pretty good shot. Surprising he missed. The third problem was how easily the revolutionary group smuggled Acuna out of the hospital. One of the weakest points of Savage Sunday. Taking Acuna to a military hospital might have provided better security. I like Savage Sunday with each watch. I think Mr. Mike's 2 1/2 star review and analysis gives an accurate representation of this episode. JC


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Speaking of Savage Sunday, Henry Silva was a heck of an actor. He was in quite a few high profile films in the 60s and 70s (even as a lead in a few as I recall) but he really had a renaissance of sorts in the 80s as a particularly vicious villain (he looked more evil as he got older) in quite a few popular actioners of the time, like Sharky’s Machine (with the late Burt Reynolds), Code of Silence (with Chuck Norris), and Above the Law (with Steven Seagal). The last 2 were directed by the great Andrew Davis and shot on location in Chicago. Siskel & Ebert were particularly impressed with Code of Silence where Chuck basically plays a Dirty Harry type. Henry Silva is a ruthless Colombian drug cartel in it who offers to give Chuck “the gift of a Colombian necktie” :!surprised:

The film has a really cool soundtrack by David Frank, evoking that 80s gritty urban Chicago vibe. Have yourself a listen: https://bit.ly/2OgXjaq
In fact Above the Law which was also scored by Frank has a similar sound. Ah, I miss the tough guy films of the 80s.


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On Savage Sunday: I've always enjoyed Savage Sunday Season 2 Classic HFO. It's deeper than many watchers think. Henry Silva and Julie Gregg give strong performances. Revolutionaries strike an armory on a Sunday presumably because of less personnel and security working. Their goal is to acquire through stealing as many of these weapons as possible which will help them fight the powers in their country. I don't think the country is named but from their conversations...They are outgunned and outmanned in this country war. It's an intelligent plan acquiring the weapons but their leader is left behind after the wounded guard gathers strength to pull the alarm. HPD and the HFO team arrive quickly trapping Acuna in the armory. Some good shooting and action here as Acuna and the police trade shots. McGarrett devises a plan to navigate up to the roof and swing down on a rope through the skylight. The plan works and McGarrett brings the wounded Scuba in. Acuna is hospitalized while the rest of the revolutionaries assemble at Jenny's work place. Great acting by Manny as an older man who escaped the revolutionary country and set up work in Hawaii. The plan is to smuggle the weapons out transporting them through shipping. McGarrett realizes Acuna won't talk especially after seeing his battle wounds and scars. One of the weaknesses in Savage Sunday is how easily the rev. group springs the wounded Acuna from the hospital. Only 1 problem. Acuna needed rest after the wound was worked on. He could bleed to death by exertion and moving the injury. The story deepens as Marla Acuna's wife is pregnant and will have a son. Will she raise the son with Acuna captured or dead? What would be the son's future? Will the son grow up in this cycle of war where he will fight someday? Savage Sunday is a very good episode. McG even has some sympathy for Acuna which he doesn't usually have for most suspects. Mr. Mike I see has given Savage Sunday 2 1/2 stars. I would give it at least 3 stars. This story has some similarities to For Whom The Bell Tolls where the group was fighting the Fascists. They were up against very bad odds of succeeding. JC

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Nice review Mr. Mike!

I agree the music was too perky for the military and chase scenes. It's not bad music but there is definitely a disconnect.

Speaking of disconnects - one thing that bothers me is the doctor when he tells McGarrett and Danno that Acuna has 24 hours to live, if that. That's not the problem - the problem is that the doctor mentions Acuna was brought in at 10, the surgery - and thus the suture - were done at noon. All well and good but the shot of HPD Unit #130 at the church shows the clock at about 10:20am. Was there a time warp I don't know about? :p How could they have brought Acuna in at 10 to the hospital when the alarm at the armory hadn't been pulled yet?

One of those things that make you scratch your head.

Love the pictures too Mr. Mike - that's a great summary for the episode. :)


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Classic #H50 S02E05 Savage Sunday re-viewed:

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/5-0log2.htm#28

Revolutionarie s break into an armory to steal weapons for the struggle back in their country. McGarrett has his hands full when their wounded leader is taken from the hospital and the consul for their country says to let him die.


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Mr. Mike: I'm sorry to see that you are no longer going to review the new series' episodes going forward. I am one who looks forward to your reviews of the new series and I frequently go back to the original series and re-read your reviews. Your analysis will be missed.

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I read your review Mr. Mike - I enjoy them all immensely :) I have pulled some serious nuggets out of your reviews and have prepared myself when necessary to watch certain episodes.

:!cool:


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Mike, I believe John means he can’t wait to see the rest of your season 2 reviews. I’m sure he’s read your Babe Ruth review.

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John, I already re-viewed To Hell With Babe Ruth recently. Did you see that?

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/5-0log2.htm#25

I wonder if people bother to read my reviews at all; why do I bother! :!shake:


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Kathy, this site has nothing to do with the production of the show. Please express your concerns to @PLenkov on Twitter...

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Please stop the childish arguing between Danny and McGarrett. It is annoying and the show does not need it
Thank you


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Plenty to discuss here on the forum. Let's start with Forty Feet High And It Kills! I think Forty Feet High And It Kills! in my Top 5 Season 2 episodes. It's 1 of my sister's FAV episodes too. I love the creativity of the false Tsunami warning and the Lochner scientist character. He's not a passive captive but matches wits with the brilliant Wo Fat. It's a real masterpiece episode. I think it was the right call to make the deal to ensure they found Lochner. He had diabetes I believe.
To Hell With Babe Ruth like When Does A War End? has a good initial concept or story about the man Ngata going to complete his mission 28 years later. With his psychological problems, the writers could have been more creative with what to do with his character. I did like some of the authenticity in the episode: EX:Trying to drive the car after all his years in the psych place. I enjoyed when he returns to the vacant house with the myriad of cobwebs and the sinking ceilings in places. Great visual showing how long he was in the psych place. I've been thinking how they could have improved this episode. I agree with many it gets tired of hearing Ngata rant and rave and yell and things. They just missed on this episode. It happens sometimes. I also believe the ending was strange. Here they are with all this sophisticated equipment and manpower and nobody hears Ngata screaming or the noise he's making. Cant wait to see Mr. Mike's Season 2 Reviews (1969-1970). JC


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As of today, I am not going to watch or review any more of the new H50. If someone else wants to review the episodes, that is fine, I can put their reviews on the site (some conditions apply, obviously). If you are interested in doing this, you can contact me through the link at the bottom of the page, though I think a lot of people might be more interested in the World Series at the moment.

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Speaking of Beau - he was the driver that Lennox shot in "Ten Thousand Diamonds and a Heart."

I couldn't help but laugh during the next episode "Kill or Be Killed." Now, it was a serious episode and a lot of issues were covered well including father-son relationships, PTSD, military misconduct, and others.

The part I laughed at is Danno being at the hippie hangout. First, he's handed a joint and really doesn't know what to do with it. He tries to pass it off but is unsuccessful and I swear he contemplated for a second on whether to take a hit or not - can you imagine the conversation he has with McGarrett afterward if he did? Thus, I laughed.

And I swear he has the best - or is it worst? - luck when he's made or about to be made. Just as the lead guy, played by Dave Donnelly, is about to pounce, here comes the calvary and Danno is off the hook, sort of. It's not the first time or the last time this kind of thing happens to him. :)


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Interesting insight into Hayes Guards. I just saw them the other day in Death’s Name is Sam. They did good in that one at the airport - managed to stop the female smuggler from smuggling in the Strella component.

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If you are in Hawaii, do NOT hire guards from Hayes Guard Service, they are bad!

• Babe Ruth - the guard gets his throat slit by Nagata's shuriken
• Forty Feet High - multiple guards get overpowered quickly by Wo Fat's minions
• Savage Sunday - another guard (Beau, back from the dead in Babe Ruth) is quickly dispatched by the revolutionaries

:D


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Nope, sorry to disappoint Ringfire. :)

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Agreed on A Distant Thunder, Bobbi. Probably my second favorite of season 11 after The Skyline Killer. Bobbi Tamara? Lol.

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I'm surprised to see nothing made the top or bottom for Season 7. I'm not surprised with Season 6 - that's the first full season I bought on Amazon. There's a lot of solid episodes there.

I'm also a bit surprised "A Distant Thunder" didn't rate higher. It's a solid episode even if it's hard to watch. I do crack up when I think of the memorable quotes out of it though.


Added: October 25 2018 06:51:51 PM
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Great to see “Rest in Peace, Somebody” as the highest rated season 4 episode. My favorite episode. Tin idol!

Good to see the turkeys at the bottom too where they belong.


Added: October 25 2018 05:35:39 PM
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I was looking through IMDB ratings to see which shows are really good and really bad (8.0 and higher or 6.0 and less). Comparison of shows on IMDb is not really that good, though, because early season shows can have over 100 votes, whereas those in the 12th season might only get a couple of dozen.

SEASON 1
8.1 Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won't Be Born
8.0 Cocoon Part 1 Rebroadcast

SEASON 2
5.7 To Hell With Babe Ruth

SEASON 3
9.1 Over Fifty? Steal!
8.1 The Reunion
8.0 Trouble in Mind
8.0 F.O.B. Honolulu Part II
8.0 And A Time to Die...

SEASON 4
8.2 Rest in Peace, Somebody
8.2 3,000 Crooked Miles to Honolulu
8.1 Odd Man In
8.0 Skinhead
8.0 Good Night Baby, Time to Die

SEASON 5
8.8 "V" for Vashon: The Father
8.6 "V" for Vashon: The Patriarch
8.5 "V" for Vashon: The Son
8.3 The Listener
8.3 The Jinn Who Clears the Way
8.3 Chain of Events (The VD episode!)
8.1 I'm a Family Crook - Don't Shoot!
8.1 Death is a Company Policy

SEASON 6
8.7 Hookman
8.5 One Big Happy Family
8.3 One Born Every Minute
8.2 Draw Me a Killer
8.0 Murder is a Taxing Affair
8.0 Death With Father

SEASON 7
None

SEASON 8
8.4 Retire in Sunny Hawaii ... Forever
8.0 Murder: Eyes Only
8.0 McGarrett is Missing

SEASON 9
8.1 The Last of the Great Paperhangers
8.1 Nine Dragons
8.0 Tour De Force, Killer Aboard

SEASON 10
6.0 Tall on the Wave
5.8 When Does A War End?
5.8 Tread the King's Shadow


SEASON 11
5.9 A Distant Thunder
5.7 Why Won't Linda Die?
5.1 Small Potatoes


SEASON 12
5.9 Voice of Terror
5.7 The Kahuna
5.7 A Shallow Grave
5.5 The Golden Noose
5.3 School for Assassins
5.1 The Moroville Covenant
4.7 Sign of the Ram


Added: October 25 2018 06:14:18 AM
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Hey Mr. Mike - yeah, I'm thinking Heather's mom, Komiko, and Takuma might be bother and sister. Granted, we don't see her but I find it plausible and *gasp!* it makes sense. :)

Agree Forty Feet High and It Kills is a good episode. I'll have to go back and watch the box sequence again. I thought they drugged Lochner enough that he would sleep the whole trip and thus why he was in the box. Now, I'm not sure how long the voyage is or what Wo Fat is thinking but it seemed like that was his plan to keep Lochner "boxed" for the journey.

Ringfire - thanks for sharing that news. It's sad we keeping losing them.


Added: October 24 2018 02:50:01 PM
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James Karen, popular character actor on TV and in film, dies at 94. He played the neighbor Del Wingfield in Five-O season 8 “Love Thy Neighbor, Take His Wife”.

Added: October 24 2018 02:24:44 PM
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