Against Castle? No. I''ve noticed that just about every re-run channel on the planet is showing the old Hawaii Five-O, though.
I might tune in for Daniel Day Kim.
Filmed against that teal background, the water looks like gobs of gelatinous sperm.
The public is clamoring for more police procedurals set in vacation destinations.
The ads don''t give me any indication about the direction they''re playing up, except some dickplay between McGarrett and Danno.....there''s no real focus on Hawaii (although to be fair, it''s probably a lot less "exotic" now than it was back in the day).%0D\
There''s hardly anything at all about Grace Park as Kano, or Daniel Kim as Chin.%0D\
In fact, there''s nothing that stands out at all.
except Scott Caan''s bulbous ass
I saw bunch of episodes of the original "Hawaii Five-O" with Jack Lord. They were fabulous. They had a marathon of the old series on the Spike channel last week.
Alex O''Loughlin = another boring aussie "actor". Aussie go home!
"The public is clamoring for more police procedurals set in vacation destinations."%0D\
In one of the eps, McGarrett develops a triple split personality, one minute he thinks he''s a vampire, then a doctor in Pittsburgh. Should be great stuff.
Who cares about network TV?
I plan to watch so I can see more Hawaiian scenery than just bamboo trees and a beach (Lost). I''ve visited Oahu twice and LOVED it.%0D
I hope the remake does well for CBS. That''s all.
If they are smart, they will have Caan, O''Laughlin and Kim shirtless as often as possible
As close to a sure thing as there is this fall.
Why do you care about CBS so much, OP?%0D\
And just how do you expect any of us to predict how well the show will do? It hasn''t aired yet. It might be a total piece of crap for all we know.
I hope it fails just to see those Moonlight fraus go nuts again. Good times.
I was surprised that they featured 2 Asian leads, until I saw that they were 2 ex Lost actors. Saves a ton of money on relocating.
I hope it''s a big hit. But the original was the king of Saturday night shows, and there''s no more Saturday night for TV.\
What night is this going to be on?
Focus groups have determined that the young demographic thinks the name "Hawaii Five 0" is confusing. So the network will rename the show "Hawaii Fifty" %0D
Daniel Day Kim = Hot piece of ass!
With that cast, they will save wardrobe money on shirts -- I''m sure they will find reasons in every show for at least one or more of the hot leads to be shirtless. Scott Caan will be first.
I''ve seen it. Lots of explosions. Little to draw you back. Caan is good. Kim and Park are given nothing to do. It will open big and turn into an ordinary CBS prodecural. Castle will do better long term. H50 will beat Chase.
Will they have sunglasses?
[quote]I was surprised that they featured 2 Asian leads, until I saw that they were 2 ex Lost actors\
Well, that, plus any depiction of contemporary Honolulu is going to need to have Asian(-American)s in the cast.
[quote]Kim and Park are given nothing to do.\
Pity. Daniel Dae Kim is one of the handsomest guys working in TV.
CBS will have to be smart if they want to have a successful season with a remake on their hands, r28.%0D\
That is all I want to say. Peace.
It would have been hard for the original to be king of the Saturday night shows since it aired on Thursdays.\
I will tune in if there are sex scenes between Daniel Kim and Scott Caan
I don''t think CBS will have two guys make out on a show like Hawaii Five-O, r40.%0D\
CBS can''t risk that. They still want to treat it like a family show.
Are they keeping the original title theme song? It''s the only thing I can remember about the series when I was a kid. Oh, that and Don Ho.
DIdn''t bother listening to it, but there''s a new theme song to the show. The success of the show obviously depends on the writing (I guess). I''ve noticed that the last three shows set in contemporary Hawaii (they were on only for a few episodes so I can''t even remember their names, one was about a fictional hotel & another was a a cop show) were just plain lousy and a pretty background really doesn''t do anything to help when the writing is that bad.
"It will open big and turn into an ordinary CBS prodecural. Castle will do better long term"%0D\
But the CBS procedurals are hits
R42, it''ll be an updated techno version of the original theme song (though I strongly suspect they won''t play it again after the first few episodes and will instead cut to the credits displaying silently onscreen as the episode plays).\
You can listen to the theme here:
I can''t wait for it to come on. September the 20th.
What''s this about Scot being married to a guy?%0D\
He seems like a overgrown straight frat bro to me
I saw the CBS fall preview on Monday. This show in particular seems really underwhelming. %0D\
It''s not 1969: Hawaii isn''t inherently interesting or even exotic anymore to most younger viewers. The producers need to sell Hawaii more if this show is to stand out from the pack.
If he is married and gay...is this his husband with him?
The actors who played in the original one had an intelligence that is sadly lacking in the cast of the new version. From what I see it''s a couple of hunks with ''witty repartee'' and big explosions every 10 minutes. The blond one is such a ham ! A big flop it will be...
Scott Caan was so very very bad in Entourage. I don''t have much hope for this show !
Who did Grace Park play on Lost again? I only remember her from Battlestar Galactica.
"The actors who played in the original one had an intelligence that is sadly lacking in the cast of the new version"%0D\
Yeah, that Jack Lord was a real Einstein
Were you there when they crucified Jack Lord?\
Sometimes, it causes me to tremble, tremble....
Who has been watching the third season of Hawaii Five-O? I've been loving it. Anyone else?
I think the stories have been ridiculous this year, and not the good ridiculous I usually enjoy from them. The death of McGarrett's mother was always portrayed as the trauma that defined his life and made him become a superhero, yet when he finds out she not only faked her death but was secretly[italic]a CIA assassin[/italic], he just says, "Huh. How 'bout that?" And they apparently haven't mentioned mom's resurrection to the sister yet. Anybody who's ever seen a TV show before figured out the mom was still alive ages ago, and somehow they think we'll be surprised when she turns out to be Wo Fat's mother, too.
Also, if Alex O'Louglin's tits get any bigger, he'll need a bikini top. I bet Scott Caan is always ducking so they won't hit him in the head.
Loved the last scene in last night's episode. Danny brings his daughter over to McGarrett's house where he is having a date with his girlfriend for some late trick or treating. McGarrett's gf and Danny's daughter watch "The Notebook" on the sofa while Danny snuggles next to McGarrett while eating popcorn. The show really plays up the bromance angle.
Not to mention, R63, that McGarrett was more interested in the cheesy horror movie than making out with his girlfriend. They're pretty consistent in portraying Danno and Steve as the love story, with occasional appearances by girlfriends to de-gay the situation.
A good idea, and O'Laughlin has great star power, but the writing has been pathetic.
The whole Chinese supervillain mastermind thing and the parental issues: just weak uncreative garbage.
The best episode was Ed Asner as the jewel thief who helps them solve a case and then kills the woman who took the jewels and makes off with them.
Of the three CBS shows Alex O'Laughlin has starred in, Hawaii Five-0 is easily the worst. Naturally it would be Hawaii that would be the success!
What about Grace Park as Kono on the show?
People really dig that execrable CBS drama "writing," R74. I'd really like it if Alex O'Laughlin were on a well-written show, but not even he can get me to watch this piece of shit.
I like it. Beautiful scenery and lots of eye candy for boys, girls, and gays, and little Scott is funny.
I watch the original daily at noon (ME-TV).
I tried a few episodes of this version, but found them unbearable.
As an aside: I'm over the "Let's put a female in a traditional male role" trend (Hawaii 5-O, Bond's "M," last-gasp detectives on the original L&O, and now Dr. Watson!).
R78 I agree - I prefer the original version.
They need to have a special episode which takes place in a gay nudist colony on one of the islands.
In your dreams, r80.
Who watched Monday night's episode of Hawaii Five-O?
This season has been pretty bad but last episode was good.
Let's hope the next season will be even better.
Anybody home? Hello?
SPOILERS say a member of the 5-O dies on the season finale. Of course, the last time someone was supposed to die, it was some seldom seen character.
Yes, R86, and I was certain this would be the same scenario this year. Like McGarrett's girlfriend or mother would be offed. But the preview for next week says the team of four will be down to three.
It will be Steve's mother (thank God). Christine Lahti was cast in the Beverly Hills Cop pilot that CBS had committed to, yet cancelled at the last minute. The H50 producer spilled the beans on Twitter months ago, saying something to the effect that "it sucks when one of your actors gets another job, and you have to kill off their character."
The "team of 4 becomes 3" will refer to whichever of the four gets busted for their various crimes this year -- Steve helping his mother against the Coach guy this week, Danny torturing Henry Rollins two weeks ago, Chin murdering Billy Baldwin last fall, or Kono's gangster boyfriend's brother killing those people with her service pistol. I predict it'll be the one who's asking for more money next year.
Also saying too much on Twitter is Steve's girlfriend, who's been doing some Amy's Baking Company-level feuding with the McDanno fangirls recently. She tweeted in April:
[quote]in the not so distant future i predict fanatic fandom heads will be exploding.. I'm just gonna kick my feet up, smile and whisper "i win"
...which means Catherine and Steve are probably getting married. Also, speculation abounds that Gabby's return next week after a [italic]nine-month[/italic] absence means she will have Danny's heretofore unmentioned baby in tow. This would complete the de-gaying of Steve and Danno once and for all.
Does anyone else think next year's move from Monday to Friday spells final season? And that Alex continues to color his hair a shade too dark? At this rate, he'll look like David Gest by the end of season 4.
[quote]Does anyone else think next year's move from Monday to Friday spells final season?
Looks pretty ominous.
The writing on this season has been abysmal. McDanno has been my only reson to watch the show and if they're killing it off I won't bother coming back for next season.
[quote]Also saying too much on Twitter is Steve's girlfriend, who's been doing some Amy's Baking Company-level feuding with the McDanno fangirls recently.
That woman is nuts. Just a couple of days ago she announced on FB that one of the fangirls is stalking her. She gave her followers the girl's real name, her place of residence and even published one of her private photos (without permission of course). On Twitter Borth has been calling fans who dislike the Catherine character angry/bitter/jealous/filthy monkeys, bitches, cunts, losers who don't have a life and repeatedly told them to "suggit it". She tweeted a list of names saying that if you are friends with these people, she'll block you. I'm surprised that CBS allows her act like that.
Peter Lenkov, the executive producer, seems to be Borth's huge fan. So I'm predicting that H50 will turn into a Steve&Cath show next season.
I wonder if people are forwarding her tweets directly to CBS. It would be a shame if something happened to her character...