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Wow, Bobbi! 2107? You have a DeLorean or something?

Seriously, the way the woman gushes about the new episode reminds me of a little girl where every new thing is, like, the greatest thing EVER! The dog Eddie makes an appearance and that’s, like, the greatest and cutest thing EVER! Tani watching the men dig is, like, the hottest thing EVER! The McDanno apartment-gument was, like, the best one EVER! I have a feeling if someone had farted it would have been, like, the greatest fart EVER!


Added: October 03 2018 06:28:44 PM
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I can do you one better Ringfire - I didn't get hooked on Five-O until the Fall of 2107 -- how bad is that!? I remember watching it with my dad during the later part of the original run but for whatever reason it didn't hook me in until recently. I chalk it up to having more life experience under my belt compared to when I was 8-10 years old. ;) Because of that, I am able to pick up some of the finesse and nuances that I didn't pick up before. The other issue, the episodes are rewatchable and I don't think that's the case with the reboot. I could be wrong and to each their own. People like what they like but yeah, the gushing is a bit overboard.

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Added: October 03 2018 04:40:34 PM
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What’s crazy is that Linda character who wrote that Cocoon review is 58 years old, yet gushes over Alex and the show like a 16 year old! :!wondering: I didn’t know women in their 50s acted this way or even cared for the new show. She says she was only 8 in 1968 when the original premiered and thus never cared for the original show. Well, guess what? I wasn’t even a glimmer in anyone’s eye at the time. I was born at the end of 1980 when MAGNUM debuted its pilot and FIVE-O had already finished its run. Yet that didn’t stop me from becoming a huge fan of the show later on in reruns. Since I’m much younger than her (by a whole 20 years) I shouldn’t like the original and should love the new one, right? You would think. But no, because to me the new one lacks quality and the old one does. I just can’t understand someone who grew up in the 60s and 70s liking modern shows. I just wonder what she watched when she was growing up. Did she not watch any TV back then and was only exposed to it when Five-Zero came out, causing her to think this is the best stuff since sliced bread? I understand that millenials only know what’s current and trendy and don’t remember or care about old shows. I give them a pass. But surely someone in their 50s remembers great shows of yesterday and would not so easily be impressed by flashy stuff of today. One would think anyway.

Added: October 03 2018 04:23:45 PM
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In the words of the original Higgins, "Oh My God!"

The last paragraph on the second link has me - dumbstruck. Wha...What? The "best show on television" wouldn't be except for what came before. Sure, Lenkov could have made the same show and given it any title, except he chose Five-Zero. So here we are.

For the record, I wanted to like the reboot. They just didn't suck me in with the pilot. Should I have tried other episodes? Sure - and I have. Not that Five-Zero doesn't have its good moments, it does. There just isn't enough there for me. Meanwhile, the more I watch the original, the more layers I find to uncover. It's definitely fun.


Added: October 03 2018 02:41:22 PM
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https://h50koolaid.wordpress.com/2018/09/30/h50-review-welcome-to-season-9-9-01-ka-ʻowili-ʻokai-cocoon-season-premiere/

(The motto of this site is "Surfing the wave on the positive side!")

When I first heard H50 was going to be retelling the original 1968 Pilot story of Hawaii Five-O, I was excited mostly because I absolutely loved their previous effort with S3E15 "Hookman", and not because I remembered the original episode. I was eight years old when the original H5O debuted and, as you all know, it was not a show I cared for, throughout its 12-year run. So, the same way I went back and watched the original "Hookman" back in Season 3, I went to CBS All Access to check out the original "Cocoon."

[She didn't watch the original pilot, she watched the two-part version. See my post from September 06 2018 08:14:56 AM]

I have to say, just like with "Hookman", I liked the current iteration of this episode so much more than the original. The original was a two hour/double episode and with the number of commercials in 1968 being significantly less than they are today, that left a lot of time to fill. So, there's a lot in the 1968 version which, while great for 1968, just wasn't needed in 2018. I think Peter Lenkov did a fantastic job of taking Leonard Freeman's original story and pruning out what was unnecessary for 2018 while keeping the essence of the story totally and lovingly intact. You can feel the reverence Peter has for the original story in all the ways this version mirrors the original. The way Steve kneels over the body of the victim at the beach, the reconstruction of the cocoon with its adjacent lab, the burned pieces of paper containing the clues, much verbatim dialog, and on and on.

I also love how he updated the story and to allow the entire team to be fully involved in the investigation of the murder of CIA Agent Tom Hennessey, an old friend of Steve's. Danny, Tani, Junior, Lou and Jerry are front and center in numerous scenes at HQ and around the magic table. As I noted in a previous blog, the original "Cocoon" was pretty much the "Jack Lord" show. Danny, Chin and Kono were in the episode, of course, and were part of the investigation but the vast portion of screen time was centered around only McGarrett.

[From the end]

And there you have it. A perfect season premiere containing everything we love about this show. Peter wrote a fantastic script, taking all the best elements of the original and making it ever better by utilizing every member of the team to their best advantage. He also set up stories to move forward into the season.

[...]

Peter: You did Mr. Freeman proud! Cocoon was awesome! What a great job you did getting two hours down to one and the team involvement was perfect. And thank you for all the Steve and Danny time! Always the best part of H50. Great start to what's sure to be a great season!

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The above is nothing, though. Check out this:

http://www.tvandweekends.com/2018/10/02/the-hawaii-five-0-legacy-1968-2018/


Added: October 03 2018 08:04:44 AM
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Mike, thanks for the Emmy-winning Morton Stevens score for "A Thousand Pardons". I look forward to my 2 favorite Richard Shores scores from season 2 - "Forty Feet High" and "Bullet for McG". Huge fan of "Singapore File" too - a mix of Shores and Stevens!

I agree that the tire tread that McG produces for Simms doesn't make sense. Are we to assume that as Simms was circling aggressively around Watanu in his Jeep a piece of tire just peeled off? That sounds unlikely. And if it did peel off would the Jeep still be in a drivable condition? Highly unlikely, unless he drove on just a partial tire and rim. An impression/cast of the tire would have made much more sense. Still an excellent episode and I wouldn't lower it by half a star for this small thing (not sure if that's why you lowered your rating).


Added: October 02 2018 02:05:18 PM
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I'm glad you figured things out, Ringfire. I was disturbed by the reaction of people to those press releases not only here, but elsewhere like in my Twitter account (@fiveohomepage). I should have just referred people to their appearance on the "next season" page. Take a look at the heading at the top of that page...

http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log2.htm#pressreleases

Having finished season one of the old show, I did the first show of season two yesterday. This is because most of it was already written up. The rest of this season is going to take a while, because most of the reviews -- dating back 20 years -- are one paragraph each, aside from Bored She Hung Herself.

http://fiveohomepage.com/5-0log2.htm#1


Added: October 02 2018 07:37:33 AM
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Well, Mr. Mike, you got me. I did indeed fall for your "upcoming episodes" hook, line and sinker. In my own defense, I'll say that it's because your "episodes" seemed to fit right in with the ridiculous antics of the new show, so I wouldn't be surprised by anything they would do.

Added: October 02 2018 03:48:42 AM
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Well, Mr. Mike has always been a snark, figures.

Checked the Proboards and saw things more interesting then what Mike wrote, in fact they are doing a flashback episode that goes back to 1941.


Added: October 02 2018 12:48:43 AM
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I hope you guys realize that Mr. Mike is having some fun with you guys regarding those "upcoming episodes". No, Diamond Head will not erupt and AOL will not be redirecting the lava flow using an earth mover. :D
And Duke taking hostages because he wants to be on the team? :D

BTW I saw the Cocoon remake. By Five-Zero standards it was quite good. It didn't exactly follow scene for scene (as I didn't expect it would) and of course the Danno bickering couldn't be avoided. But the scenes that it did duplicate it did very well and I was pleasantly surprised by the accuracy. Much better than the MAGNUM pilot and also a better remake than Hookman (as Mike pointed out). In the latter it wasn't just the anti-gun rant by Danno that bugged me but Hookman himself. There were no hooks. In my opinion that was a VERY big omission. What we got was Fingerman instead. Or Handman.


Added: October 01 2018 08:48:05 PM
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Is this press release for the upcoming episodes for real or is this a joke? I really hope it's the latter...

Added: October 01 2018 12:51:47 PM
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re: press release "Diamond Head erupts..."

The Hawaiian Archipelago was/ is created by a hot spot that as of now is beneath the Big Island.
Therefore it is impossible for Diamond Head which is on O'ahu to erupt. No comment.


Added: October 01 2018 03:19:16 AM
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