Hawaii Five-O > Hawaii Five-0 Review: The Hookman Cometh > Comments Page 4
Good episode, but Danny's tirade at he gun shop--WELL. Strike one. If I wanted to watch political BS would have watched CNN. May not be a fun much longer.
I watched the original on CBS.com over the weekend. It was a great episode, and I think that the current H50 did a great job recreating it and still having it updated to today. I loved seeing that they used the same scenes, even the green Mustang. The original had about 50 minutes, which shows you how much all of today's shows, show commercials. The average show today is around 42 minutes. I would have loved to see another 8 minutes of our show, but money talks.
I think that they did put in a little debate on the gun control issue. I don't see anything wrong in that, they did not go on forever, and showed both sides. I don't think Danny did not know the laws that Hawaii has, he was simply stating an opinion, which is what Danny does. You would expect him to be the one to do so, which is in character, so the writers did a good job without going on and on about it. Very enjoyable show, I like the character stuff, but we need one every so often about the crime itself.
I did find the original Hookman and think this new one improved on original. There was more depth to all the characters, and more emotion. Kudos to Alex O'Loughlin in this one. He had to sell his connection to all these officers as they not on the show before. He did amazing job. And I love Max Weinberg. He was very funny to me. I also love Kono as the sniper which is different to the original version. Very good change. I agree Season 3 is just wonderful!
Another good episode, loving Season 3! Concentrated on the Core 4, with no backstory from anyone's boyfriend/exwife/girlfriend/mother/arch enemy.
I did notice the retro credits, which I liked. Fine job by Peter Weller(Robo-cop good 80s movie), he was menacing without saying much. Always good to see Kono go into her sniper girl mode.
Anyone else notice - Steve has cargo pants with 100 pockets on and Danny has to hand him gloves? Just a weird thing I noticed. And Alex O has def put on some weight, but he looks good - powerful (and yummy-just saying).
@Amy - I definitely thought that same thing, he has gained some weight. But he looks way better heavier than too thin like he was in Season 2.
What's with the political crap. Maybe Dano should retire and run for congress as a liberal anti-gunner. It's a good show hope it doesn't go all political on us. We get enough of that garbage on the news!!
So Steve is seeing ghosts now hum not a good sign.
Great episode. Love the emotion from Steve at the end. Also loved the look from Danny when he realized he close he came to loosing his partner and best friend. One question though. Is it just me or did Steve gain some weight.
Yes, I've seen the original recently as a local cable station broadcasts both H50 and Magnum, PI. I enjoyed this episode. I'm a fan of Danno, but he is getting a bit whiny. He tirade at the gun shop was inappropriate. Glad the team remembered Kono is a crack shot! The last scene rocked with Steve!
Great episode. The producers did a super job paying homage to the original and at the same time updating it to today. I do think J.J. Armes was more menacing than Peter Weller and the car chase was better in the original without the quick edits. Good thing they had Kono bring down the sniper instead of Danny who did it in the original given the current Danno's marksmanship. Only negative the ridiculous debate(?) between Norm and Danny which was silly. Hawaii has one of the strictest gun laws in the country. Danno should have known this.
Another fantastic episode. The series has the ability to experiment with all these unique ideas due to its easy viewing and always producing an enjoyable hour of television. It was good to see a few navy seal moments again from Steve, and the writer's dropping in and out of Wo-Fat related episodes is proving successful in making the show appreciative to regular viewers and also to those who drop in now and then. I hope it's renewed for many seasons to come, audiences deserve a steady enjoyable show thats not too heavy going.
That was one of the best episodes of the series, definitely the best one this season. This felt like more than just a remake; it had down all the iconic scenes from the earlier episode and all the key lines. It had a more modern feel to it and was a bit more realistic than the earlier episode. It also was more sentimental since these were people that Steve was close to. Episodes that bring out the deeper emotions in Steve have turned out to be the great, such as Ke Kinohi from Season 1 which was the best episode of the series in my opinion. Hopefully the writers have learned to leave behind all the Shellburne trash and move on to filming more juicier stories like these. Normally, I tend to just like the Wo Fat related episodes, this was the first episode (maybe along with that jungle one where Steve goes Rambo) without him that I loved.
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