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.
Have watched it from the start. Can't believe its been 10 years. Very happy about the early extension.
@Walter...thanks for the information. Sounds good, one of my favorite Magnum episodes was when Sinatra was on tracking the killer of his granddaughter. Rick owned a club in Magnum. Looking forward to the rest of the season with our new TV hero's in Hawaii.
@ke,or K, or is it Kelly....again, Danny is what he is. He was put into a place he did not want to go. He is there because of his daughter and no other reason. Now that she has adjusted herself, any good father would not want to move her once again, that shows character, thinking of whats best for his child and not himself. You always complain that people have different opinions and if you don't like something then say it. Well, is that not what Danny is doing? And aren't you complaining about him the way you say me and others complain about you and others like you? You can't have it both ways. Danny is a character that Scott plays, he is not real, Hawaii five 0 task force is not real, neither are the other characters or situations. If you are not entertained there are other shows, if it bothers you so much you complain constantly then why torture yourself. The character is not going to change, this is the way he has been portrayed. I don't think its bad at all, and thats my opinion.
Thanks Walter. I'm still hoping for Tom Selleck, but I guess that would be difficult. Larry Manetti was a big part of Magnum. I wonder what he will play. This is a great show, very entertaining and Danny is what he is. Cops are not robots whether in real life or on TV. If they were all the same I don't think anyone would be watching. Realism is what you get when you go outside your door. TV is a fantasy land, if you think its real, or expect it to teach people things, then watch a documentary.
Yes, I understand what you are all saying about the shooting, I thought the same thing, but the rest of the episode I thought was great. I absolutely loved seeing McG in his uniform, and the scene with them waiting outside the courtroom was classic bromance. Glad to see that the Govenor isn't as much of a jerk as they portrayed him. Hopefully he is an honest one and Five-0 has won him over. I did recognize the voice of WoFat in the beginning, but then I had expected him in this one, so I was kind of waiting for it. I love Mark Dacoscas' Wofat, he is truly evil and played very well. I was surprised to see a helicopter rescue two days in a row, but you can't capture Wofat, he's just too good a villian. I assumed that Danny would eventually get Grace, but I was thrilled they did not drag that out. I love Scott's Daddy moments, always shows what a good actor he is.
Pam....CBS.com usually has the full episodes of shows on for a little while.
@Jschoi....I think you are right, Kono is going to get into trouble at some point because of Adam. We know the team will help her out, but I am glad that they are showing her not being fooled and blind to what may be going on. @Joanna....I hope they don't kill Adam off at some point, although thats where they might be going. I don't know yet if he's really good and trying to change, or if he is going to the dark side with his brother. I like Adam, but it would be boring if everything went smoothly for Kono. I'm just happy both and Chin and Kono have continuing storylines. I love Steve and Danny, but we need a little more of these two thrown in.
(cont.) I like the action, I know there will be those that will complain, "its not original", but name one thing that has not been done in a TV show or movie in the past 60 or so years. Kono and Adam are getting more interesting. Kono tracking his phone to see what he's up to shows she's not going to just let Adam do whatever, and I hope they don't take too long before we find out what Adam's brother did with Kono's gun. We get another new episode tonight which is exciting, but that means not as many left for the rest of the season, which means a lot of reruns over the remaining 4 months. After tonight only 10 episodes left.
Realism never bothers me. There were a lot of things I could have pointed out, but then the riot would not have lasted very long, Chin would not have met the nurse and have a possible future love interest, and the team would not have been able to fly Kamekona's chopper into the prison yard to resuce Chin while Sang Min escapes to show up in another episode. I don't think any of us would have liked the show had all of that not happened, I want to be entertained and I was. I was happy to see DDK get an episode where he could show his talents. Thanks Walter for suggesting the other 2 Baldwin brothers come and get their revenge on the 5-0 team. I would like to see that. Still hoping we see Tom Selleck as well. I'm glad to see that they mentioned that Chin was getting help with his grief, and it would be totally in character for him to hide it from his team. I thought they handled that well, I was starting to wonder if they were going to show him care at all that Malia was killed. I like the action things that they are doing, I know there will be those who will complain, "it's not original". Not much can be with all the TV and Movies that have been done in the 60 or so past years. (cont.)
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