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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hawaii Five-0: Book me every week

Book him, Danno.

If you're a fan of the original show starring Jack Lord from the 1970s, you know what I'm talking about.

If you don't, do yourself a favor and check out the re-imagining of one of the most popular TV shows of all-time. The season premiere of CBS's Hawaii Five-0 was Monday night. To say I was blown away was an understatement.

CBS, which knows what it's doing with cop shows (hint, hint, CSI) could very well have a blockbuster on its hands and rightfully so.

First, there is the iconic theme song and even the iconic high-rise building zoon-in to Steve McGarrett, ala Lord in the original series.  Second, there's action, more action and more action. Third, there's Hawaii.

As the 1980s TV series Magnum P.I. proved, it's difficult to mess up a TV show based in Hawaii. Kind of makes you wish you were there every week, doesn't it?

As for the cast, Alex O'Loughlin looks promising as McGarrett and Scott Caan as Danny "Danno" Williams could be the star of this series with his with quick wit and one-liners. There's also a great chemistry developing between theses characters.

Lost fans will be glad to see the underrated Daniel Day Lewis, who played Jin in Lost and now Chin Ho Kelly in Five-0. Rounding out the cast is Grace Park as Kona "Kono" Kalakaua, who, by the way, doesn't look bad in a bikini.

You have to love Hawaii, or in this case, Hawaii Five-0.

- Mark Podolski


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