Hawaii Five-0: Season 1 (2010 - 2011)

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Season 1
Hawaii Five-0

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A brisk, slick reboot of an old favorite, Hawaii Five-0's picturesque locales and attractive cast make for pleasurable viewing.

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Critic Ratings: 40

83%

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User Ratings: 12

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Air date: Sep 20, 2010

An elite task force probes high-level crimes in this reboot of the classic series. In the opener, decorated naval officer Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) investigates his father's murder and is persuaded by the governor to head up a new police squad that answers directly to her.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2010

A former cyber-terrorism expert is kidnapped and Five-0 try to rescue him before there is a breach in national security. The investigation reveals the abducted man has a so-called skeleton key that allows access into government computers and that Russian mobsters are intent on obtaining it.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2010

A deadly gang war erupts during a high-school football game and Chin discovers that his cousin may be involved. The investigation uncovers a link between the gang and a powerful mainland mob. Meanwhile, Danny's ex-wife tries to gain full custody of their daughter.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2010

A convict escapes from prison and targets a young couple who won $1 million and an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii. The probe reveals the con had help from the inside to get away and that he plans to recover money taken from a previous heist. Meanwhile, McGarrett's estranged sister visits.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2010

The two teen daughters of the U.S. ambassador to the Philippines are kidnapped. One is murdered and her body is found off the Waikiki coast. Her sister is held for ransom, but Five-0's investigation uncovers evidence that money may not be all the kidnappers are after.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2010

The CEO of a major surf company is killed by a sniper while surfing at a company-sponsored event. The case is personal for Kono because the victim was her mentor when she surfed professionally and the chief suspect is her sharpshooter ex-boyfriend. The investigation takes Five-0 into the interconnected worlds of North Shore surfing.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2010

A Navy SEAL suspected of murdering his wife takes hostages aboard the USS Missouri memorial battleship, even though he claims he is innocent. McGarrett uses his own naval training to board the ship and confront the man. The investigation reveals the victim is a former Russian citizen who fled her homeland under mysterious circumstances.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2010

Danny's ex-partner in the Honolulu Police Department is murdered and his charred body is found in a barbecue pit during a luau. The victim was the focus of an Internal Affairs investigation and was suspected of being a department mole connected to a powerful cocaine cartel.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2010

An infamous dictator becomes an assassin's target when he visits the islands. Five-0 must protect him while also investigating the murder of a security guard involved with the visit who apparently knew details of the planned assassination.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2010

Danny's ex-wife assists Five-0 in a baffling investigation when highly skilled thieves kill two security guards in an armored car heist but leave behind the money.

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A remake of the show that debuted in 1968, the first series of the rebooted 'Hawaii Five-O" premiered 42 years later in 2010, reintroducing audiences to "Five-0" task force, led by ex-Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin). The specialised law enforcement group, deemed necessary by Hawaii governor Pat Jameson (Jean Smart), also includes relocated New Jersey detective Danny Williams (Scott Caan), former Honolulu police officer Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and soon-to-be police officer Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park). The elite police task force solves crimes across the state of Hawaii, showcasing the state's photogenic landscape. Also introduced is recurring villain Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos), leader of the Yakuza crime organisation.

Critic Reviews for Hawaii Five-0 Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (21)

There was room for some contemporary improvement. With that mission accomplished, "Hawaii Five-0" just might be one remake with staying power.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 20, 2010 | Full Review…

The story and the chemistry work, but periodically the action feels rushed.

Sep 20, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 20, 2010 | Full Review…

All the requisite beauty shots, but the two leads steal the show. A winner.

Sep 20, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Overall, I really liked the pilot episode and basically, Hawaii Five-0 had me at Aloha.

Mar 9, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I can't say this pilot was good enough to draw me back every single week, but it's a traditional show done well.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 3.8/5 | Full Review…

The show is damn good, with great cinematography, solid performances and slick, stylized action and drama. If you dig cop dramas, you're bound to love this show.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hawaii Five-0: Season 1

  • Jul 26, 2020
    The 4 stars are great but the stories are often a bit predictable.
  • Dec 17, 2019
    Exactly what you want network tv for - good locations, decent production quality, passable stories. Decent.

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