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Old August 31st, 2010, 01:48 AM
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Default New Hawaii Five-0: Episode & Storyline Discussion

This thread is set up for discussion of episodes and stories that air on the new "Hawaii Five-0" TV series that is set to debut on CBS Monday night, September 20.

Viewers in Honolulu will get a sneak peak of the pilot episode on September 13, Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki.

"Hawaii Five-0" viewers will have several opportunities to catch the show if they did not watch it at air time. Among the options:

* Record to your VCR
* Record to your Tivo or other DVR device
* Watch program stream on the CBS TV website*
* Purchase episode from iTunes store or other online place if available.

* assuming CBS will stream the show.

As for episode spoilers, use the spoiler tag if you are posting the same day or before an episode airs in Hawaii.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 03:01 AM
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http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/b...iki_Beach.html

How did this Hawaii 5-0 screening compare to the Lost screening?
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Old September 14th, 2010, 04:09 AM
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Hmmm...HNN at 10 mentioned 10,000 people attended.
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Hmmm...HNN at 10 mentioned 10,000 people attended.
The Star-Advertiser estimated the crowd at being 5,000, half of HNN's figure. My personal observation from last night was that HNN's estimation was vastly exaggerated. In addition, the Waikiki parking garage where I have my monthly permit had a lot of available stalls last night. This was in sharp contrast to the season premiere screening of Lost earlier this year when this garage (as well as many of the other nearby lots) were packed to the gills, and the crowd was estimated at up to 12,000. Last night's attendance didn't look anywhere close to matching that.

But then again, KGMB/HNN is the station that will be airing Hawaii Five-0. Big shock! The news division of the local CBS affiliate padding the attendance number to hype the new show's popularity? Say it ain't so.
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I definitely thought the LOST crowd was bigger. There seemed to be a lot more media at this event (the red carpet was longer!) I was very disappointed in how late the stars were and how late they screened the episode on the big screen.



I was on the press line in amongst the pandemonium. I didn't even get to interview or have my picture taken with Alex and he was the main one I wanted to talk to! That being said, he ignored half the media to go and talk to the fans (many of whom waited HOURS in the hot sun) so that earned him two big thumbs up in my book!



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I definitely felt the "Hawaii Five-0" screening was noticeably less crowded than the season opener for "LOST" in January. I found the declarations from the stage and by HNN (CBS affiliate, of course) that Monday's event was "biggest 'Sunset on the Beach' ever" to be annoying. No doubt every one is the biggest one ever according to each respective organizer.

As to the show itself, I posted a quick review on Facebook:
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Had fun at the "Hawaii Five-0" advance screening at Sunset on the Beach, but could barely post anything to Twitter thanks to AT&T's flimsy service in Waikiki. Way too many speeches and awkward stage management (Kirk Caldwell really shouldn't have tried to wing it, and why the heck was Mufi Hannemann even there?), but it was great to see Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park among the cast on stage.

As for the show? I liked it. Just enough humor, decent stunts and action, and of course Hawaii looks as great as always. The pidgin... wasn't horrible. I'm sure DDK helped as best he could. Catching made-up names and places will be fun (Kukui High School?). But there was definitely way too much gunplay (automatic weapons everywhere!), and poor Grace Park had not one, but two gratuitous skin scenes. Not that any of her fans will complain.

We'll be watching, and for the local cast and crew, hoping the show's a hit
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When LOST started Season 1 way back in 2004, I don't recall there ever was a Sunset on the Beach for that show.

For the new Hawaii Five-0 to draw a couple of thousand people, sight unseen except for the actors and what little was revealed in the media and elsewhere up to premiere night, I think we can safely say that is is getting off with a good start. There was enough interest to at least draw a crowd, maybe not in the same proportion as the LOST finale, but a crowd it was. Not bad for a first time show with big shoes to fill.

The ultimate test for Hawaii Five-0's success is to maintain a high rating in its time slot with some consistency. It is up against ABC TV's Castle and a new show from NBC titled Chase.

The lead in show on CBS is a new comedy called Mike and Molly. CBS has a 2 hour comedy block before Five-0 airs.

The fact is Five-0 is regarded as a new show and competition is tough.

ABC will probably have a strong 2 hours before that as Dancing with the Stars returns to its time slot.

You can look at the day to day fall TV schedule here:

http://www.tvguide.com/special/fall-...-schedule.aspx

Everyone knows Dancing With the Stars is quite a big hit. How much of that audience stays with ABC or turns the channel to something else remains to be seen. Castle is beginning its second year on ABC in the same slot.
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When LOST started Season 1 way back in 2004, I don't recall there ever was a Sunset on the Beach for that show.
This is getting a bit far afield from "episode and storyline discussion," but I wanted to note that there was a screening for the series premiere of "LOST." In fact, scrivener was there. He told me at the time that I might like it. That was an understatement.

But contrary to common claim, the "Sunset on the Beach" premiere was not the first mass screening of the "LOST" pilot. It was shown at Comic-Con some time earlier.
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For the new Hawaii Five-0 to draw a couple of thousand people, sight unseen except for the actors and what little was revealed in the media and elsewhere up to premiere night, I think we can safely say that is is getting off with a good start.
Well, Hawaii 5-0 is a 2.0 reboot. People already have expectations and will be making comparisons to the original. Whether it measures up to the high standards that Leonard Freeman, Jack Lord, and Co. set remains to be seen.

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The ultimate test for Hawaii Five-0's success is to maintain a high rating in its time slot with some consistency. It is up against ABC TV's Castle and a new show from NBC titled Chase.

Everyone knows Dancing With the Stars is quite a big hit. How much of that audience stays with ABC or turns the channel to something else remains to be seen. Castle is beginning its second year on ABC in the same slot.
I don't see any rival network dethroning ABC from its king of the hill status on Monday primetime. Castle (beginning its third season, btw) has done a more than decent job of following up DWTS, even being able to outdraw some new episodes of CSI:Miami when both shows were in the same time slot last season. So yeah, the new H50 has got its work cut out.

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Had fun at the "Hawaii Five-0" advance screening at Sunset on the Beach, but could barely post anything to Twitter thanks to AT&T's flimsy service in Waikiki. Way too many speeches and awkward stage management (Kirk Caldwell really shouldn't have tried to wing it, and why the heck was Mufi Hannemann even there?)
Why indeed? Heard more than a few boos and hisses when the Mufster was intro'ed. And did anyone else hear some guy yell out, "Don't sing!!!"
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'Five-0' bright with action, wit and charm

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..."Hawaii Five-0" -- the memorable theme song, the exotic locales, the colorful local characters, the rip-snortin' action, the traditional escalating four-act plot, the faintly ominous opening kicker that jolts into a breaking wave and opening montage -- and pump it all up into a modern high-def TV show, with more scenery and more grit and more action and way, way more volume.
Almost less than 24 hours before the new Five-0 makes its debut on CBS tomorrow night.

Also....

Hawaii Five-0 Back on the Beat
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Scott Caan's voice sounds like his dad James Caan.
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Just got thru watching....

Not bad but has potential.....

I pretty much like everyone (pertaining to the MAIN cast). Alex O'Loughlin I am still warming up to.... However, nice to see shots of the islands. Will be watching definately.
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This new 5-0 doesn't have the storyline for the guest star as the criminal. It's fun to see on the old 5-0 then unknown actors such as Christopher Walken, John Ritter, or Joe Moore get their start on the show.
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Yep. One of the hallmarks of the classic series was that you got to see what the bad guys were doing as the crimes were either planned, or were in progress.... The week's villian(s) were often the main focus of each episode.

I hope they do that in upcoming shows.

The background music could be improved and incorporate more of the Morton Stevens theme into it like it was in the classic series.

The premiere was a good introduction to the 4 main characters... Steve, Danno, Chin and Kono.... plus the Governor. OK we got a core.

Love the gadgetry and the almost non-stop, shoot-em up, car chasing action... but I can live with less than that to get more insight into the weekly villian.

I know these days network TV programmers don't like long theme songs, but I wish the opening could be at least 50 to 60 seconds long vs. the new 30 second opening.
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I think this episode shows some slice of Hawaii:
  1. Showing that it actually rains in Hawaii
  2. Steve and Chin Ho being football rivals during their high school days
  3. Danny being the transplant and not trying to fit in
  4. Danny's ringtone for his ex-wife
  5. Chin Ho suggesting a long Hawaiian saying for the team's name

Did they recover the body from the harbor? There seemed to be no mention of it.
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Did they recover the body from the harbor? There seemed to be no mention of it.
Personally, I didn't feel it was necessary to the story. McGarratt made the request which seemed enough to me.

Jonathan Sypert, who played the villian with dreadlocks, did one hell of an acting job. I was so proud of him. He's the sweetest, kindest guy irl and a wonderful dancer. I was surprised to see his ability to go to such an extreme. He scared me!!!!!!
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I have to confess that I never liked this show in its original version and therefore wasn't especially looking forward to the new version. However, I didn't think it would hurt to TiVo it just in case, and hey. I kinda liked it.

What will make this show work, I think, will be the relationships between the main characters, especially Steve and Danno. Their introduction in McGarrett's father's garage was very well done, and the banter in the car was fun. The acting generally left something to be desired, and the writing wasn't quite as good as some of the other crime dramas I occasionally take in, but the story was somewhat engaging. Bonus points for being shot in Hawaii make it something I'll probably keep watching.
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I actually thought it was very good. Right amount of action, good script, interesting characters, superplenty shots of Hawaii (so many that I found myself saying, "Wait, where was that?" over and over again) and they kept the original theme music. Awesome. And Scott Cann is hilarious.

Some nitpicking though. Where are the local actors? Weren't the actors who played Zulu a former Waikiki beachboy and Chin Ho an actual HPD officer? I might be wrong but that's what I recall. Also, the old show did so well because they would take crimes out of the local news and put them in the show. I don't think we ever had any European terrorists/gun runners here, although we definitely have human trafficking. Close enough I guess.

I'll definitely watch again, although I'm a big Castle fan too. Oh well.
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I didn't mind the presence of all the new crime-fighting gadgets and doo-dads. But they showed very little detective work, which was a hallmark of the old series. (McGarrett and Co. gathering clues and trying to piece it all together to figure out who committed the crime and how.) I dunno, maybe they'll do a little bit more of that in subsequent episodes when they get around to focusing on the contents in Steve's father's tool box. So far, tho, the new H50 features a lot of onscreen eye-candy, but little in the way of substance.
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Personally, I didn't feel it was necessary to the story. McGarratt made the request which seemed enough to me.
While he did make the request and he even though he did shoot to kill the bad guy, there is a possibilty that he might survived the shooting and the dump into the harbor only to come back to seek more revenge against McGarratt and the team.
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My favorite part was when the wahine (who was about to grad from the police academy) came out of the water from surfing and punched the guy for dropping in on her wave. Just want we all want in our police ... aggressive and criminal (assault) behavior traits. Oh wait, whew, luckily she got hired on by the 5-0 team, where unchecked violence is part of the job description.

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Got the feeling the villain will be back, like Wo Fat.
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While he did make the request and he even though he did shoot to kill the bad guy, there is a possibilty that he might survived the shooting and the dump into the harbor only to come back to seek more revenge against McGarratt and the team.
Yes, that is a possibility. And maybe my initial reaction is exactly what the writers were hoping for! Time will tell!
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Yes, that is a possibility. And maybe my initial reaction is exactly what the writers were hoping for! Time will tell!
Yeah, I'd be very surprised if they hired James Marsters for such a small role in the pilot without bringing him back for more later. The fact that they never showed the body is key. I'm quite confident that we'll be seeing him again - after all I thought I remembered part of the pitch of the show was that the show would have McGarrett continuing to unravel he mystery of his father's killing over the course of the series. Remember, as FM mentioned before, there's still the loose end of the tape recording his father left and the mysterious key, which we're sure to learn more about as the season progresses. You know it'll all tie in together. (Or if it doesn't, it'll be some very sloppy storytelling.)

BTW - how cool was McGarrett finding a very familiar car in his dad's garage?

I liked it, warts and all, but I was predisposed to with Grace Park in the cast! But it was still kind of jarring hearing Alex O'Laughlin called by his character name. Jack Lord's "Steve McGarrett" was such an iconic figure it's weird even hearing anyone else referred to by that name.

Now for the fun part: Let's get picky!
1) Chin Ho referring to the "Honolulu Police Department" to McGarrett and Danno rather than "HPD".
2) "Local boy" McGarrett very flatly pronouncing local names/locations like "Kalakaua". I read somewhere that he attempted some pidgin too but I must've missed it.

Come on, I know you all have your favorites too!
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The word from CBS is that Five-0 won its timeslot with an estimated 13.5 million viewers - that number is sure to increase when all the people who recorded it on their DVR's watch it.

That's promising since it was up against Castle and new show The Chase.

I think it replays on CBS on Friday night so those who missed it can still catch it again.

It definitely didn't look as good on my TV at home as it did on the giant screen at Waikiki. I wish they would show the new episodes every week at Queen's. Being able to sit on the sand, under the stars and watch the show on the BIG screen just made it so much more enjoyable for me!

I hope America keeps on watching.
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