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    Quote Originally Posted by anapuni808 View Post
    I don't think it was ever meant to replicate the original. I like that they use the original theme and didn't mess with it too much - but i'm enjoying the show for its entertainment value. Of course, I wasn't expecting it to be like the original so I'm not disappointed that it is different. Hawaii has changed over the years. I would expect the show to change too.

    just my 2 cents worth here.
    I agree with anapuni808 and tutusue 100%. IMO no tv show made today can be compared with a tv show produced in 1968-1980. Even music videos from that era look dated when compared to the ones produced today.

    I like the new show for the most part and I and many local residents that I've talked to want to see the new Hawaii Five O succeed.

    This is because the revenue and promotion Hawaii will get from this show will be far better than anything else the Hawaii Visitor's Bureau could accomplish.

    Besides, the general reviews from the mainland of the new series have been been positive and upbeat and that's a good sign.

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    I still love the show. It's big dumb fun. It's "Armageddon," not "Citizen Kane."

    I also think it still celebrates Hawaii more than it mischaracterizes and exploits it, though certainly it's a fine line and a lot of people feel differently. This week's episode brought us "flip flops" instead of "slippers," and the griping on Twitter (in which I also participated) prompted both Daniel Dae Kim and writer J.R. Orci to respond (they knew "slippers" was accurate and even filmed a take using it, but opted for the term most viewers would understand).

    So yes, it gets a lot wrong, but some things are surprisingly well done. And given how quickly things move and how rapid-fire the editing usually is, I pay attention to where the editors choose to pause or linger. An earlier episode ended with McGarrett and his sister having a picnic at their father's graveside at Punchbowl, something I don't think you see often elsewhere. And this week, the funeral at sea, with the bittersweet "Hawaii 78" playing over it, was a nice touch.

    I like the mix of guest stars, giving us Kevin Sorbo and Butch Helemano (and Aidan Powell) in the same episode. Are there enough local faces featured? Maybe not. But there are certainly more on "Hawaii Five-0" than on any other show out there now, and we've certainly seen more locals (however that's defined) in five episodes of "Hawaii Five-0" than in six years of "LOST."

    I could do without the oversaturated "CSI Miami" coloring, and surely Hawaii is not the hotbed of machine-gun toting gang members, international drug cartels, human traffickers* and happy homeless hippie camps it's made out to be... but Hawaii still comes off as someplace worth protecting, and as a place with more to offer than the typical postcard would suggest, and I can get behind that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    [...] And this week, the funeral at sea, with the bittersweet "Hawaii 78" playing over it, was a nice touch.[...]
    I always get misty-eyed when I see a local funeral that involves the ocean. I attended Iz's and Rell Sunn's and there's just no denying that it's an overwhelming experience. I woulda loved to have been a fly on the wall when the writers' learned of this tradition. It made for a breathtaking scene with a great choice of music. I even got misty-eyed watching it on tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    There were some continuity issues too. There was the scene where the guys on dirt bikes rode through the camp starting fires; Grace knocked one of them off his bike when she hit him in the chest as he went by her, but later he was picked as the bad guy because of a black eye. She never touched his head.
    The guy got up and Kono flipped him on the ground again.

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    Sorry for finding this thread so late in the game. I'd like to jump in here, if I could.

    First off...R.I.P. James MacArthur. I would have loved to seen him make a few appearances in this new series.

    I am definitely in agreement with alot of folks that Scott Caan is really great in this show. His rant about Pizza ia few weeks back was classic, and a speech I've given too many times to people here in LA about Pizza....really funny. I think his character is the best of the bunch.

    I think, tho' Alex O'Laughlin's performances are kinda stiff, so was Jack Lord in the original....stiff is ok, if it's done in the right way.

    One question tho' (forgive me , but I didn't read all 11 or so pages of this thread) Am I the only one who's annoyed that KONO is now a 90 lb girl who can kick everyone's ass, instead of a big Hawaiian Braddah ?
    That being said, I like Grace Parks (what's not to like?), but would have preferred her as an additional character, instead of making her the "new" kono.

    I really like the show alot, and other than the above comparison, am NOT holding it up or comparing it to the original series.

    I'm really happy that the show got picked up for the rest of the season. It's the only network show I actually make a point to watch, and Monday Night is Hawaii 5-0 night at my house.

    I think my favorite episode so far was the pizza episode, like I said, for Danno's classic banter, but this week's past episode was good too.

    Anyway, there's 3 or 4 cents from me.

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    I was on the phone with my credit card company yesterday, and the operator spent a minute or two telling me how much she loves Hawaii on Hawaii Five-O. I don't know if she cares much for the show itself, but the backdrop was enough that she's already planned her vacation here for next year. She's never been here and was quite excited.

    It's working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikiyaki View Post
    I am definitely in agreement with alot of folks that Scott Caan is really great in this show. His rant about Pizza ia few weeks back was classic, and a speech I've given too many times to people here in LA about Pizza....really funny. I think his character is the best of the bunch.
    When I heard Scott Caan's rant, I was thinking that's exactly what Tikiyaki would've said. Having read your food blog, the rant is almost word for word on what you said about pizza! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    When I heard Scott Caan's rant, I was thinking that's exactly what Tikiyaki would've said. Having read your food blog, the rant is almost word for word on what you said about pizza! LOL
    Right ? I think the guy who wrote the dialog must have been eavesdropping on one of my MANY conversations about this topic.
    I love how Danno called it "Mutz" (mozzerella) - that writer knows his East Coasters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    Having read your food blog, the rant is almost word for word on what you said about pizza!
    Tikiyaki has a food blog? Why do I not know about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    Tikiyaki has a food blog? Why do I not know about this?
    Ditto for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener View Post
    Tikiyaki has a food blog? Why do I not know about this?
    Ditto for me!
    Tikiyaki's food blog is at this link: http://tikiyaki.wordpress.com/

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    Yea....i haven't updated it in about 5 years...but I DID blog food there for a few minutes. Enough for me to rant about pizza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    .Besides, the general reviews from the mainland of the new series have been been positive and upbeat and that's a good sign.
    Hmmm. The opinions that I have run across with (both locally and from the mainland) have been mixed, at best.

    But reviews from critics (pro and amateur) don't matter, really. What's most important to a TV show's survival are the ratings. And the numbers don't look good. H50's ratings have been on a continual decline since the first week. The bloggers from TV Series Finale have been tracking the show's ratings.

    H50 has been assured of having a full first season. But if the current trend of plummeting ratings continues, the show will not be renewed beyond that. The program is in need of some serious changes, as a charismatic Danno, a scantily-clad Kono, and lush Hawaiian scenery alone are not enough to keep audience members from jumping ship as each week passes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tikiyaki View Post
    Yea....i haven't updated it in about 5 years...but I DID blog food there for a few minutes. Enough for me to rant about pizza.
    I just read your Hawaii trip (2006) nice post. You'll be sad to hear that Morning Brew is not free WIFI anymore but they moved into a really lovely spot a couple doors down from the old location and now serve beer & wine as well as other foods like ahi skewers. The one thing I never liked about their food is it's just stuff from Costco without much inspiration. I work at the new store next to it so I get their Americano quite frequently!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    What's most important to a TV show's survival are the ratings. And the numbers don't look good. H50's ratings have been on a continual decline since the first week. The bloggers from TV Series Finale have been tracking the show's ratings.

    H50 has been assured of having a full first season. But if the current trend of plummeting ratings continues, the show will not be renewed beyond that.
    I wholly concur with this. My favorite Hawaii based TV show to use regarding ratings is Byrds of Paradise. A lot of people in Hawaii loved it; the show never connected with mainland audiences. The ratings tanked. Show gone after 13 episodes.

    Just like North Shore, Island Son, Marker, Hawaii, and countless others... no ratings, no show.

    5-0 is lucky to get a renewal. Now they better live up to CBS's and audience expectations or else there will be a set and prop auction by next June at the old Advertiser building.
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    So for today's episode we have:

    1) The return of the Shave Ice guy
    2) Robert Loggia
    3) The USS Missouri
    4) Kelly Hu
    5) Kim Hagi

    It did seem that the outdoor shots were less orangey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
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    5) Kim Hagi
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    Is that how she was listed in the credits?

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    I thought it was a so-so episode. Nothing really good and nothing really bad. Very predictable story line and so-so acting made it (once again) just another cop show except it happens to be filmed here. [/yawn]
    Kelly Hu is supposedly an assistant to the governor, so perhaps she'll be a semi-regular?
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    Last night's episode was definitely the darkest. It opened with a brief tribute to the late James Macarthur. We then got a story line featuring PTSD and domestic discord caused by kids killed in Middle East crossfire, and a soliloquy from Robert Loggia about lives lost at Pearl Harbor. There was some banter, some humor, but the writers are at least flexing their drama muscles a bit.

    If Kono keeps losing the people she's supposed to babysit, maybe they'll stop giving her that particular assignment.

    As for the ratings, despite competing with Game 5 of the World Series last night, it looks the the numbers for "Hawaii Five-0" are actually up a tiny bit over last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    I thought it was a so-so episode. Nothing really good and nothing really bad. Very predictable story line and so-so acting made it (once again) just another cop show except it happens to be filmed here. [/yawn]
    The story writing could have been a lot better, especially when you pull the "dead-wife-had-secret-past" shtick.

    I like the idea of McGarrett using his SEAL skills, though a touch of Under Siege.

    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    Kelly Hu is supposedly an assistant to the governor, so perhaps she'll be a semi-regular?
    If things go well, she'll be a recurring character and a thorn on McGarrett's side (i.e., antagonist).
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    If things go well, she'll be a recurring character and a thorn on McGarrett's side (i.e., antagonist).

    As much as I like to see Hu be a regular, that would mean we would see less of the Governor. They try to establish the same Fiive O - Governor's Office relationship in the first two few episode. It would be a shame to drop that. The same way about Danno's personal life. That was also a strong one. I hope they continue to give it a few minutes of air time to keep it from being forgotten.

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    They had people on the ship carrying purses and bags you are not allowed to bring anything to the museums/memorials if you have a bag you need to check it at their facility for I think $3.00 or leave it in your car (which is not the best idea.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by leashlaws View Post
    They had people on the ship carrying purses and bags you are not allowed to bring anything to the museums/memorials if you have a bag you need to check it at their facility for I think $3.00 or leave it in your car (which is not the best idea.)
    Interesting. I didn't know that! Possibly an advisor pointed that out to production and production elected to still go with the additional props. We may never know!!!

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    Yep, they had to leave the purses/bags in the script since they got used twice -- once when he wanted to find CrazyGlue to fix the gash in that one hostage's head and then again when he grabbed some makeup to use in lifting the fingerprint off the bloody knife.
    (Unusual for someone to carry CrazyGlue in their purse, isn't it? )
    Considering that the USS Missouri is supposed to be empty, I guess they figured those two items wouldn't be found in any room where he had the hostages so they had to use the purse/bag idea.
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