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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Magic Breath (5/14/2013)Not a bad episode! Kind of fun to watch - very much a Mission: Impossible mock up! I got the feeling early on in the heist that H50 was making fun of itself a bit. Love or hate this show, you have got to admit the writing team and producers enjoy taking risks and dance to a different drum beat with their plots and story lines. It's not a strict cop procedural. Neither is it simply a character-driven drama or action hero movie each week! It's a combination of all of the above - and it's willing to take risks. I love that about this show. It doesn't work perfectly every week, but when it does, it's awesome! I for one, appreciate the risk taking!
Hawaii Five-0 Review: Milk and Cookies (5/7/2013)Fantastic episode! One of the best of the season. The plot was gripping right from the get-go. The story line may have left us scratching our heads wondering why these people did what the did and who was actually in charge of the abductions and welfare scam, but the thrust of the story was to find little Emma before it was too late! It almost needed to be a Law and Order episode where the first half is finding the perpetrator and the second half is trying the case in court! But then, I don!t really care about the legal stuff on this show (and neither does 5-0!) The actors, including the guest actors were spot on, and the inclusion of Tip Gilbert - the father of Maile Gilbert for whom the Maile Alert system is named for, brought home the reality of child abductions. H50 my be considered "frivolous" television - but it's nonetheless current in it's story lines.
Hawaii Five-0 Review: Personal Safety Waiver (4/30/2013)Thoroughly enjoyed this episode. The format was jarring enough to throw me out of my comfort zone with this show and made me think about the characters a little more. Instead of me feeling like an invisible member of the team this week, I had to look at them and their actions from the outside. It's a good think to have to do once in awhile. Seems a strange way to bring about the recapture of Wo Fat, but really kind of cool, when you think about it. Wo Fat has been the master at blending into the background and being virtually invisible. If it wasn't for Savannah Walker's desire to get the details about the murder scene by physically grabbing hold of the cop walking away (who just happened to be Wo Fat), would McGarrett and team have even realized Wo Fat was involved? Although the mockumentary was awkward and jarring, it did it's part to advance the Wo Fat/Steve storyline along in a convincing way! Wo Fat was the victim of opportunistic journalism!