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NCIS: Los Angeles Review: Who Smelt It?

It's a credit to the producers and the writers that the show is entertaining from start to finish despite the fact that the story line is completely bogus. Governments and national banks do not physically transfer gold from country to country. 70 million in today's international markets is chump change. You need your "illion" to have a "b" or "tr" in front to matter.

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What has happened to our favorite Superseal? Last week he lost a rooftop chase to and was taken captive by a guy with terminal cancer. This week he can't take out a pudgy rent-a-cop with a bad leg? In the original 5-O it was Chin Ho not Kono who was killed off. Kono (played by Gilbert Lani Kauhi aka Zulu ) left after season 4. From what I've read Zulu was fired by producer Leonard Freeman after he had a verbal altercation with a member of the production team. That episode where Chin was killed was unique. It is the only episode in either series where Steve McGarrett actually "booked" someone himself. Ratings at this time of the year don't mean much but H50 had 10.4 million viewers to a Castle rerun (5.9) and a Michael Buble Christmas special (5.8)

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Rumor Has It

Continued good news with the ratings. H50 won the time slot with 9.15 million viewers to 9.0 for a Blake Shelton Christmas special on NBC with Castle last at 8.4 without its big lead in from Dancing With The Stars.

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Rumor Has It

Very enjoyable episode with Max and Sabrina. Despite the very cheesy tie-in with tonights Victoria's Secret special on CBS the Danno and the models story was entertaining with a smiling and less grumpy Danno. Our favorite super seal though had a bad day. First he had to tackle Naked Boy, then he was smoked by a guy with terminal brain cancer in the parkour chase. Then the same guy easily got the drop on him in the clinic.

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Cat and Mouse

Absolutely agree with Jim. Each TV show has its own norms or little universe where the norms of science, law, medicine,etc may differ a little or a lot from the real world. So maybe in H50 land there is Q Branch at Pearl Harbor which hands out James Bondian toys to naval officers. The key is for people to realize that just because you see it on TV doesn't make it real.

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Cat and Mouse

I confess. I'm a member of the "reality police" that people complain about. Yes I know its just a TV show. With only 46-48 minutes to tell a story time compression is a necessity.It takes weeks or months in real life to get phone records, bank records,lab reports, etc that H50 gets in minutes with their magic table top computer. Notice this week they ID'd the victim in minutes with "facial recognition software" even though his face resembled a charcoal briquet. The problem is too many people think this is real because it's on TV or a movie. Our court system is having problems because jurors are expecting "CSI" type evidence {i.e. the Casey Anthony case).

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Cat and Mouse

Good news on the ratings. H50 won the night with a season high of 10.1 million viewers. Castle had the night off though. With Revolution going hiatus, hopefully ratings will continue to climb. Did anyone catch what they did with Mangosta at the end? And cut Mom a little slack. At least she didn't apply the battery cables to a more sensitive area of his anatomy.

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Cat and Mouse

I really tried to like this episode especially with the cat and mouse game with Steve and Olivia. But the writing was way too sloppy. Really a restraining order against a law enforcement official who at all times was acing in his official capacity! Hopefully she gets a good lawyer because the case is all circumstantial. No real physical evidence to link her to the victims. Cop a plea to the madam charges and maybe we can see her back. I definitely agree with Jim G the Catherine/Mom story was terrible. Do something with Catherine. Get her out of the Navy before she gets court-martialed. Using naval resources to assist your boy friend is a one-way ticket to Leavenworth. Naval intelligence officers are not spooks, spies, or black op types.

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: A Dramatic Variety

The final ratings for Monday: H50 9.0 million, Revolution 7.0, Castle 10.4. H50 is ahead of Castle in the 18-49 demographic. Speaking of demographics first Ed Asner now Shelley Berman. Who is the next octagenerian guest star? My vote is Betty White as Danno's grandmother. Or maybe Regis Philbin as his grandfather.

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Hawaii Five-0 Review: A Dramatic Variety

Good news on the ratings. H50 had 8.8 million viewers-highest of the season. Revolution continues to tank - 7.0 million lowest of the season. I still think the show is definite for one maybe two more seasons then off to TNT in 2014 for syndication.

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