Hawaii Five-O > Hawaii Five-0 Review: All Aboard the USS Bromance > Comments Page 2
This show has all the makings of a great show, but like many comments on here it is missing the mark, sometimes more than others but seldom a bull's eye. The location is hard to beat and all the characters are there and they're pretty good eye candy as well...but what to do? Exactly! The writers need to limit the bromance (it is after all the same ole same ole after a while) and get on with it. Surely there are many good stories to revolve around this fine cast of actors and I second the emotion that seeing Kona "in action" is a thrill every time. I love this show but it needs to be more compelling and not just a Chamber of Commerce ad for Hawaii. Maybe the writers should take a look at Burn Notice, Covert Affairs or White Collar? Like I said, everything is in place for a great show but, please somebody "book us," Dannno!
Jschoi = I forgot about Adam's brother getting out of prison. You are right there will be some answers there. It might also cause some tension for Kono, either from Chin or between her and Adam. We'll have to see, can't wait. I'm glad they are finally spreading the good story lines around.
I agree with the review as I love the 'bromance' banter and the way that Danno and Steve manage to deepen their friendship while still getting on each other's nerves in a playful way. And how could any hetero gal not LOVE the fact that we got to see Danno and Steve without their shirts and soaking wet?! I was thrilled that we got so much eye candy in this episode! Hurrah!
Nothing like oogling some fine beefcake to make a girls evening brighter. I also feel that Daniel Dae Kim did some very fine acting in this episode, because you could see his broken heart bleeding all over the place, but he wasn't maudlin about his grieving. I hope Catherine does become a permanent part of the H5O team
Mildly surprised by this episode. Turned out much better than expected from the preview. Two minor issues active duty military are expressly forbidden from actively assisting local law enforcement by the Posse Comitatus Act. Second for Steve: Float Plan!! The Coast Guard guy should have given you a head slap for not having one.
@Kathy....Look out for Adams brother, just out of prison, coming next month. I'm sure he's coming to take over the family business. I think this will answer a lot of ? about Adam and Adam/Kono.
Danny and Steve bantering are here to stay, I have a sense of humor, maybe its not to the liking of others. I loved the lines in the dingy, I hear friends in my life and at work do the same thing, and yet no one calls them immature, because they know they are just kidding around. Give the writers some credit, they do show Danny as being mature and caring. If you don't like it, then you don't, can't please everyone.
I love this show, and I think this year has started off great. I'm looking forward to seeing how Adam causes trouble. I understand why Chin would be concerned for Kono, and as he said, he's not worried about Adam. How much control does Adam have over the Yakuza, didn't one of his father's right hand men try to shoot him, because Adam would not shoot Steve and Wofat?
Kono and Adam do look good together, but I'm sure there will be trouble.
Liked episode. Looking forward to next week with more of Mom. Clearly in minority here but wish that the Steve/Catharine relationship would deepen.
I agree that the "bromance" was annoying. The banter was never very clever and having Danny do nothing but whine is a discredit to the character. Once we got past that and they were rescued the show got better. One other part that was phony was when Chin is trying to grab Kona's hand and their fingers won't touch. Suddenly he's able to lock onto her wrists. MAGIC!!!
Let's have more crime solving and let Danno grow up and be a cop again. BTW, what happened to his wife and child?
Great episode. Showed off the true strength of the show - McDanno plus some heartfelt Chin and Kono scenes. Loved the banter and back and forth between the boys. I enjoyed the "she's not my girlfriend" line as I think of Catherine as friends with benefits, but nothing more so it fit. Nice to get small bits of Danny back story, certainly explained his aversion to the ocean. Also, nice continuity with the Malia and Adam references. Love to see the personalities and character moments with the core 4.
My only beef with the ep was once again Catherine was forced in. She didn't need to be in the episode at all. The ride along with Chin and Kono with the vest and gun was ridiculous. She's not 5-0, she's not a cop. She is military intelligence, a desk jockey, not security or military police. She had no business at a possible crime scene. There is no reason for her to be in every episode. Actually, there is no reason or purpose to her being a regular. A little goes a long way w
Thanks for the positive review this week, Jim! I agree with all of it! Steve and Danny's bromance was front and center for the first 3rd of the episode, and we finally advanced their friendship and Danny's backstory. I have come to the conclusion that Danny snarks the most when he is really, honestly scared - whether he's just been shot at, or almost blown to smithereens, or drifting around the ocean in a leaking dinghy with the possibility of becoming a shark's lunch! The worse it seems, the bigger a defense mechanism it is! I think Steve recognizes this about Danny and has the patience of a saint because he understands Danny very well after 2 years as partners. Danny's story about his friend's death was very well delivered, as well as the snarkiness - it actually showed us more of who Danny is - I believe that's called character development!
Again the ratings were bad.
NBC Revolution.. 3.0 8.01
ABC Castle.. 2.2 10.61
CBS Hawaii Five-0.. 1.9 8.39
Peter needs to take some action my guess is that fans are Fed-Up with the McDanno show don't get me wrong I love them but this season the bickering and whinning from Danny is to much. I want the Navy SEAL Steve back!!
Michael@ Sorry I find nothing funny about it at all and have no interest in seeing Danny play the role of "wife". He's more like playing the role of a child and he needs to grow up and act like a cop for just one episode.
The over the top bickering and bromance scenes are becoming the worst aspect of the show and ruining the characters. They act like idiots when they are together.
Catherine following Steve into the kitchen with the bat - lol.
7. Then they need to END this Mom/Shelburne/WoFat never ending storyline.
Good review Jim of a fun episode.
1. Steve needs to return his mothers hat.
2. Danny was starting to bug me with his on and on whining till he told the story about his friend drowning. Then I cut his whining some slack cause I figured he was pretty panicked about drowning himself. I love that he wore a collared button down shirt fishing. Jersey boy.
3. I thought Steve's "she's not my girlfriend" reminded me of a 15 year old high school guy who was being teased about a girl he likes by his buddies. It made me laugh, his character has some "emotional issues" ya know. She's his girlfriend, as Dan pointed out whether he admits it or not.
4. Max giving Dan the sunburn creme "apply it liberally" lol.
5. The dead guy's pretty young wife opens the door and I thought "she did it". Surprise(not) - I was right.
6. Overall good episode, so glad we are back to "crime of the week" with the Fab Four.
6. CAN'T wait for breakfast with Psycho Mom next week! Catherine following S
Danny is like a wife to steve that how danny act like a wife its funny
There is nothing funny about Danny's constant whining and complaining. Why does Steve put up with it. Do the writers really think anyone would enjoy being nagged to death. So Steve just has a thing with Catherine. He's happy to use her and have sex with her and for her to endanger her life for him, but she's just a friend with benefits. Huh, I wonder if she knows that.
Chin getting indignant that someone may be getting away with murder seems quite hypocritical. I'm really trying to forget that the writers turned him into a murderer.
The characters are becoming more shallow as the seasons continue. I hardly recognize the kick ass Navy SEAL from season one. He's just part of a bad comdedy act now.
Cann is the worst over-actor on TV - the constant hand waving, gesturing, shouting, and slapstick drives me crazy. The real tragedy is he has infected O'Loughlin with the same amateurish mannerisms and bad acting moves. When I think back to how cool and self-controlled Alex O was in Moonlight, I could just cry - my favorite male TV actor is gone, replace by a stupid, fake-Italian, robot who can't deliver the simplest line without pounding his chest, shaking his fingers, and waving his hands. Give us a break, for God's sake - don't know if it's the director or producer who's pushing this copycat acting style, let's cut it out and showcase Alex's natural skills.
The episode was really good, and anyone who has watched H5O from the beginning knows that Danny complains aboujt everything (except his daughter), so deal with it! His scenes with Steve are good, and the writers did exactly what most everyone asked for...more "bromance." And Chin will always be "bigbrother/cousin" to Kono, so his concerns for Adam are well founded...in his mind. Catherine is perfect for Steve and has had an excuse for being there for him in every episode so far while her ship is in port. [Sailors in port have duty schedules--shifts--just like normal workers, and having been 'gone' so long on TAD--temporary assignment--so, of course she would be around a lot] Besides, if Steve didn't want her, he wouldn't have hugged he when he returned! As for the 'fans' who disguise their comments as Dish/hopper ads...CUT IT OUT! Your on every TV Fanatic review! Good review Jim.
i LOVE McDanno...and Chin and Kono....but, i'm NOT sure i care for Catherine....and i'm NOT sure, i care for steve's mother....McDanno is FUN....i get a kick out of the 2 of them.
Speaking of guest stars from Heroes, Lost, and TR...how about another guest from Moonlight? We had Jordan Belfi die in front of Alex again, so how about Jason D. (aka Josef) being his snarky self once more? He could compete with Scott! LOL. Or Eric could play an ADA. Come on CBS.
Now if they only would kill off mama (has no place in the show and keep the girlfrined at home)it would be the good show again. Sorry to see mama coming back. D & Mcgarrett work together in a boat as good as they do in a car. And yes, Scott C is a nice guy. Worked with him on American Outlaw in Texas.
HFO has gone from one of my favorite shows to almost unwatchable in 3 episodes. i usually love danno’s sarcasm and cynicism but this week he was totally overboard (no pun intended).
the producers/writers are doing with catherine exactly what they did with Lori - forcing the character onto the show without a purpose. in some scenes she didn't even have any lines - she just stood there. and being in the navy doesn't make her qualified to run down criminals with the team - she's not a cop, she's steve's girlfriend (sort of)! she’s great as a guest star, but not a regular. they've already added christine lahti as a strong female character, and her story arc has a purpose. they need to just leave it at that.
Danny needs to stop his constant whining and b*tching, I would have killed him and blamed it the villian!! Man up, Danny!! Stop sounding like a housewife with PMS!
Somebody, hand-cuff Danno...... (Or toss him overboard)
Everytime I watch the show it makes me miss living there. I lived in Kaneohe for about a year and the highlight of my time there was when I walked into "Pinky's" and saw Scott Caan sitting at a booth eating lunch. He was kind enough to let me snap a cellphone pic and I used it as proof that I had actually met him hehe. It was totally cool and he was very nice. I will never forget it.
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