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Danny "Danno" Williams
Chin Ho Kelly
Sgt. Duke Lukela
Dr. Max Bergman
There was room for some contemporary improvement. With that mission accomplished, "Hawaii Five-0" just might be one remake with staying power.
Hawaii Five-0 should be fun, not grim, and that's what Caan brings to the table... He gives the show an enormous lift, to the point where it would probably be unwatchable without him but borders on enjoyable, at times, in his presence.
It's set in Hawaii. People chase each other a lot. McGarrett says, "Book 'im, Danno." And, aside from a few bars of the famous theme song, that's about all this overheated police show has in common with its famous predecessor.
The story and the chemistry work, but periodically the action feels rushed.
The show feels enough like the original "Hawaii Five-0,'' which ran from 1968-80, to qualify as a respectful and affectionate remake of the material.
All the requisite beauty shots, but the two leads steal the show. A winner.
Overall, I really liked the pilot episode and basically, Hawaii Five-0 had me at Aloha.
The pilot is directed by Len Wiseman and he handles the action scenes with aplomb, but like most cop shows, the heart of the action lies in the relationship between the partners and/or the team.
The beautiful Hawaiian setting, coupled with the high energy, cool action and talented cast all add up to a show that delivers exactly what it promises.
I can't say this pilot was good enough to draw me back every single week, but it's a traditional show done well.
I really enjoyed the new version of this classic program. It appears that CBS kept all the parts of the original show that worked and updated the parts needed to be modernized.
Audience Reviews for Hawaii Five-0: Season 1
Jul 26, 2020The 4 stars are great but the stories are often a bit predictable.
Dec 17, 2019Exactly what you want network tv for - good locations, decent production quality, passable stories. Decent.