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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Rumor Has It
12/4/2012 12:32 PM
Fairly entertaining episode. The Victorias Secret plug was pretty shameless, but also amusing. Episodes without the extraneous characters (Doris, Catherine) just flow better - it's more of the old rhythm and dynamic that worked so well, and nothing feels forced. Although, I do find it odd that they start a story and then forget about it for a few episodes (are we done seeing Mary and Doris rebuild their relationship?).
Hawaii Five-0 Review: Cat and Mouse
11/27/2012 11:15 AM
Totally agree...I really enjoyed the crime story - fun to see someone getting the best of McGarret and rattling his cage. But of course, we all knew he'd win in the end!
The Doris/Catherine storyline was ridiculous. Catherine should not be getting her own storylines separate from Steve and/or the team...she's not that big of a character. And the scene where she scaled the hotel balcony was almost laughable. I don't get why they can't just have her be Steve's love interest and leave it at that. And I wish they'd focus more on Doris' relationships with Steve/Mary and less on her spy stuff. I think they're wasting some potentially good character development storylines there.
Hawaii Five-0 Review: A Dramatic Variety
11/20/2012 10:33 AM
I like this episode. I thought it highlighted the core team and the crime drama, while still showcasing the other characters as secondary story lines to keep things interesting. I found it a nice change that Catherine wasn't forced in if she wasn't needed.
One thing that did confuse me a bit was Mary's "daddy's girl" scene at the grave site. In her first appearance on the show (in Season 1), she has a scene with Steve where she talks about resentment for the Dad because she and steve were invisible to him - he never showed them any emotion or attention. She didn't even attend his funeral. I realize that doesn't mean she didn't love her Dad, but it seemed like another instance of the character/story line inconsistencies. All in all, good ep.
Hawaii Five-0 Review: Borrowed Time
11/13/2012 11:53 AM
I initially didn't think I was going to like the episode. It reminded me too much of the Season 1 ep where Chin had the bomb around his neck and couldn't move, and then they did a 'flashback' to the hours leading up to the moment with the bomb - it seemed like a complete copy cat. Plus, any time a show has a Kardashian make a guest appearance, I'm tempted to turn the channel! But the second half of the episode was great. Glad to see Danny finally get a good story line, the 9/11 tie-in was intense, and the ending was sweet.
I'm still not getting the addition of Catherine - she didn't offer any information the team couldn't have found without her, as they have done in many other episodes. Glad to see Mom is finally coming back next week!
Hawaii Five-0 Review: Halloween Do Over
11/6/2012 2:06 PM
i've said this before and i don't mean to harp on it, but i just don't see the reason for Catherine being on full-time. the producers/writers seem so determined to add another female character that they cram them in, regardless of if they actually serve a purpose. i like Catherine but i don't see the point of her being a regular. if they wanted to show steve's softer side, they could've used his mom and that storyline to do that. it would at least make sense for the direction of the show and tie in to what's happened in the past. i think the fans have been pretty vocal about wanting personal relationships to remain secondary story lines. it's good to explore the characters, but put the focus back on the team and their jobs.
Hawaii Five-0 Review: Together Again
10/25/2011 11:17 AM
I'm sorry - I don't get what you see with Lori at all. She still adds absolutely nothing to the show for me. This was the first episode where she actually pitched in with some 'profiling' info on the case, and she's not even doing what she is supposedly there to do - act as a watchdog for the team. It was Kono's first week back with the team and she had very few lines and screen time, which was disappointing. And they never really showed how Lori and Kono interact with each other as people. Who cares if there is only one girl on the team? It doesnt matter to me what the male/female ratio is, as long as there is chemistry between them. Definitely a missed opportunity for some great mcdanno scenes during the fight. I'm losing interest fast.
Sons of Anarchy Review: The Last Drop of Juice
10/19/2011 1:09 PM
i love juice - he's been one of my favorite characters - but a part of me hopes that he truly is dead. that's what makes this show so great - it is fearless and is always shocking viewers. having the branch break is something that would happen on other shows - it's the easy way out.
Hawaii Five-0 Review: A Fist for Fryer
10/18/2011 11:50 AM
Nope - still not buying into the Lori thing! Her scenes are so awkward and forced. The scene between her and Chin could've ben funny, but it was too uncomfortable. And she servces absolutely no purpose on the show. At least other new cast members - like Jenna and Joe - have back stories that give them a reason to be there. I'm glad the Kono story is over and it seems like the show is getting back into its old rhythm, so I really hope they cut Lori loose soon.
Community Review: "Remedial Chaos Theory"
10/14/2011 11:18 AM
this was definitely up there with the classic Community episodes - so glad to see they haven't lost their touch. it just goes to show that all they need is the original group, and maybe an occasional appearance from the dean and chang - but lose all the extranneous guest stars. this episode did venture a bit into the over-analytical thing towards the end, which i am not liking, but otherwise it was absolutely hysterical. loved it!
Hawaii Five-O Review: "Mea Makamae"
10/11/2011 12:04 PM
This episode was a little closer to the old show - some great scenes between McGarrett & Danno (altho, I miss Danno's tie). But still not back up to par. Just don't think the new girl adds anything to the show. Granted the writers aren't doing her any favors, but if they don't have anything interesting for her to say or do, cut her lose. It seems so forced. I like the new romance for Danny - good chemistry and she's a secondary character, which is what the love interests should be. I'm almost ready for Terry O'Quinn to leave too...too much screen time, but at least his character has a storyline.
Hawaii Five-O Review: "Ua Lawe Wale"
9/27/2011 11:36 AM
Awful. I could barely watch this week.
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