Hawaii Five-O > Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 Report Card: B- > Comments Page 2
@Zia - According to my poll about the carguments:
572 (97% ) like it
15 (2%) doesn't like it.
(I know 97+2 is not 100 but blogspot does that all the time.)
It's hard to be objective when you love something. While I don't disagree with your overall evaluation of H50, I do take exception with the "F". An "F" implies no effort ~ they did try, but may have fallen short of their objective. Life isn't perfect, yet we want our TV shows to be. This is one ride I'll take, good or bad, as I want this show to be around for a long, long time.
cont. - I love how the comments get cut off at mid sentence.
I love Michelle Borth, and I hope her character is more like Max at first, so they bring her in slowly. I'm looking forward to season 3. Will like to see the continution of the 4 cliff hangers. I thought that was all very well done.
I liked the 1st season better also. I do think that this picked up after the holidays. I gave a B. If it was solely on the first half with the exception of the opener and Kilua (the one in Korea, not sure if I spelled it right) I would have given it a C. I don't think it had anything to do with the Steve/Danny relationship, I love the banter, I think it's funny. I think Danny and Steve have a more brother relationship, and thats why Danny acts like a mother hen. He truly cares, and he always backs Steve up. Since Steve is the one who is more of a risk taker, then thats why Danny is backing up Steve more then vice versa. We did see Steve almost loose his cool when Grace was kidnapped and he did not know where Danny was, so we know he cares just as much. I'm glad that Chin and Kono are getting more screen time and hope that continues. I will reserve my opinion on Catherine joining the team, I have faith they won't make the same disaster that they did with Lori. I like Michelle
Stories were all over the place this season, the whole thing felt rather disjointed.
Overall a B and that's probably being generous. The problem that plagued the season was bad writing and no direction. Alex's absense was keenly felt as he seems to be the glue that holds the show together. There wasn't really any team dynamic in season two and nothing to do with Lori as it still lacked when she left. The team were all over the place and only the occasional genuine moment between them. In the helicopter in 2.10 and when they welcomed Steve back in ep 2.22, though I felt that was more a welcoming of Alex back.
The characters need more substance. Danny needs to do something beside act as mother hen to Steve. Why is he on an Elite Task force. Kono and Chin need a lot more development. Steve and WoFat need more screentime together as they are one of the best dynamics on the show.
Thanks CMariaD I have corrected the minor typos.
Apparently the "should not operate heavy machinery" warning on my cold medicine should include writing reviews (hehe).
I gave the show an "A" because it is my favorite show on TV. I even DVR it for my son, who is in the Navy, to watch when he comes home on Leave!! :)
I love the core 4 characters, they are awesome. They just click so well together. I really, really hope the Kono will survive. I do have to admit thought, Chin is my favorite, have a major crush on him!!
This was a pretty good review of the season, which I gave an A because I love the show. I enjoyed reading it.
However... there were some fairly glaring errors in it--especially if you write about the show regularly--that I caught, which I'm not sure are typos.
1. It's James CAAN, with 2 As; not James Cann, with 2 Ns as you said whenever you mentioned him in your review.
2. Kono is played by Grace PARK (singular), not Grace Parks (plural) as you said in your review.
3. You said "run the gambit" at 1 point in the review; it should have been "run the GAMUT". Just saying.
I give the season a B overall as I still liked it even though season 1 was much better (I would give S1 an A for sure!). I will stick with the show as I love the Fab 4 and have been following Aol's career for some time (would watch him in anything!) and like to support Aussies doing well abroad (yes I am Australian!). However, the season was uneven for me and I did not like Lori at all. I thought things got much better when she left. Like some of the other comments, I like the Catherine character but would prefer her to be 'part' of the team while still doing her Navy job. I hope the writers have learnt from the negative feedback about Lori taking over the show and ruining the Fab 4 dynamic. Give us lots of action, good storylines, and lots more of the Fab 4 dynamic and you're on to a winner, I reckon (and lots more showcasing of Hawaiian actors and the gorgeous scenery, not just on Oahu).
Cont....I love the carguments and the Steve/Danny relationship. There are those who think Danny is childish, annoying, bitching all the time, and they have a right to their say. I think he is very funny, and the relationship of Steve and Danny are more like brothers, who are going to kid each other, but be there for each other. I hope they don't change this. I love the drama and action, but let us keep the fun also. Chin actually started to get some screen time also, as did Kono, once they decided to not keep Lori.
I am really glad to see both of them get some real meaty story lines and can't wait for next season. As for Shelburne, yeah, I agree they dragged that on for way to long. But, now that we know for sure its his mother, (and I know some don't like that either), but I see some really interesting directions they can go with that, and can't wait until we see who they cast.
I gave this season a B, I enjoyed most, but liked the 1st season better. I did not like the Lori character and said so constantly, but I cringed when others compare Catherine with Lori. We don't know this, and to think that she is going to push aside Grace Park, like the Lori character did, well...I would hope that the writers had heard us loud and clear and would not do that again. They have given Kono a great story line going into next season, and Catherine joining the team, I was not thrilled with, I would have preferred her to help the team from her job with the Navy, but the character is already established and I would hope that people would give them a chance before going in with their minds already made up. Michelle Borth can act, we know that, and she does have chemistry with Alex. Keep an open mind, I'm going to, and if I thought she was there to replace Kono, I'll be right with you, yelling at the writers.
I agree with Adam. I also not happy with Cath join in the team too. Masi, he join the show but not the team and Michelle join the team just like Lauren did. I not into office romance and I really don't want to see the Steve and Cath show just Lori was there. I don't know why the producers and the writers are investing in steve and Catherine so much when they should invest on making the storyline plots better. S2 wasn't great but it was ok, I gave them a c+
I give them B. The whole Lori thing was a mess, I didn't like how she took over the show and I was glad she was gone because I miss the dynamic of the Fab 4. I'm not thrilled of Cath joining the team at all, it mean that kono will be left out again just like Lori was on the team. I barely see kono in s2 and I think it not fair to Grace Park that someone taking her screentime away again.
I agree with Jen. I love the show but this season was very uneven. Starting with Lori, then Alex getting sick to finding out who Shelburne was. Don't hang me but having Steve's mom as Shelburne reminded me of the stupid "dream" sequence on Dallas years ago. I hope that this storyline is resolved very, very quickly before it sucks the life out of the show.
I also agree with Mrs. Alex O'Loughlin about Catherine becoming a regular. I love Catherine and her occasional appearance to keep Steve happy, so here's hoping the 5th Wheel strategy will help and not hurt the show.
I'm looking forward to s3 and seeing more of my favorite core4 in action.
To continue my thought...Jimmy Buffett also deserves some huge kudos for his guest appearance as well.
I'm giving this season a C, mostly because I DETESTED Lori Weston - having her included completely ruined this season for me. Grace Parks' story arc could have been done SOOO much better, but I'll forgive the writers a little because we got Frank Delano out of it. Shelburn? Don't even get me started. That story arc managed to make TOQ annoying and I didn't think ANYTHING could accomplish that...and the writers and producers should be ashamed at that 'reveal' in the finale. Trite and overdone - come on, Show. You have the potential to do better.
The ONLY thing that saved this season for me were amazing performances from our team. From Kono's stoicism when being interrogated by McGarrett and Chin, to McGarrett's torture in North Korea, to Danny's desperation to get his daughter back, to Chin being forced to choose between his wife and his cousin, a lot of FANTASTIC acting happened in S2.
And while James Caan and Ed Asner's guest appearances were phenomenal, I'd also like to
I too gave it an A but because of Lori Weston I really would say A-. I didn't totally enjoy the first few episodes and really missed the team chemistry and Danny\Steve moments. Once the producers caught on and stopped putting Lori in every scene it got better and better. It's my favorite show on tv and the only one that I can watch over and over.
I also like that we have a love interest for Kono. As for Chin we got to see his wedding to Malia ( I want her on more but I think she will die in the season 3 premiere). With Steve we had the disaster of the forced possible relationship with him and Lori Weston which I am happy that Steve told her she was more of a sister. We also had some Catherine moments and as mentioned in the recap above, Joe served as somewhat of a father figure.
All in all I think this was a great season!
This is my favorite show on tv! I have the biggest crush on Alex O'Loughlin and I missed him when he was absent for the couple of episodes, and even with Lauren German on for a good part of the season (I could not stand her), I still gave this season an A. I think it was so great!
The main 4 are great and I also like Grace and other supporting characters. The Steve and Danny carguments are so great! I also like the moments we have with Chin and Kono. I could go on and on about what else I liked but I could be writing all day.
I like Michelle Borth aka Catherine but I am not sure if I will like her as an addition to the team. She should help out on certain cases but not all the time. However I think she will be a permanent member on the task force.
Personally I think the personal storylines were good. For Danny, we got to see a good amount of Grace and then a little bit of his love life, but with Autumn Reeser filming Last Resort I see that relationship being cut this season.
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