First Aired: September 20, 2010 on CBS
Starring: Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett, Scott Caan as Danny ‘Danno’ Williams, Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly, Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua, Taylor Wily as Kamekona, and Teilor Grubbs as Grace Williams.
Hawaii Five-O TV Show is a remake of the 1970s hit classic “Hawaii Five O” and revolves around the Mafia and criminal life on the island. It centers around an elite police task force who try their level best to curb all the illicit acts and businesses in the area but often fails to do so. Hawaii Five-0 succeeds mostly because it steers clear of sacrilege and gently ushers an old viewers into the modern world television. It will most certainly pick up a newer generation of TV watchers with a new theme song and vivid pictures of the beautiful island of Hawaii.
Los Angeles Times O’Loughlin’s by-the-book performance is buoyed by a fast-paced script and a splendid supporting cast, including and especially Scott Caan as Danno, that radiates enough hit-making energy to render even Oahu’s azure waters and perfect sunsets superfluous. Mary McNamara
Pop Matters That effort to seem “contemporary” carries over into the plot too: the new task force has “immunity” from the Governor to do whatever it takes to catch the bad guys, the better to keep up with shows like 24, one presumes. They aren’t just detectives, they’re a special arm of the law that doesn’t have to adhere to “procedure” and “regulations.” Chris Conaton
Boston Globe They make an appealing team, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re chasing bad guys through the breathtaking–and HDTV-ready–beauty of Hawaii. There’s nothing groundbreaking going on here, just old-fashioned action-adventure fun. New old-fashioned fun, that is. Matthew Gilbert
Washington Post Hawaii Five-0 is a big bag of dumb fun, with a story told as tautly and smoothly as the surface of a Polynesian drum. Hank Stuever
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