Hawaii Five-O - I really liked this update of the classic 70s cop drama. The action moves fast and the cast is really terrific. The writers took minimal time to explain the situation and the introduction of the 'team' felt organic and realistic. They got right to the action and delayed showing me few if any 'quirks' these main characters are no doubt come to have. It's only the first episode but already you can see how the relationships are working and I love the local flavor of the island that has it's own rules and cultural quicks.
You know me and my fondness for local colloquialism and slang. Now I have this and 'Dog, the Bounty Hunter' to perfect my Hawaiian language training.
And Grace Park never seem to change. They must freeze her to preserve her beauty between shows. That is just a collection of perfect genetics and is why you need not stress so much if you don't have a look or body like hers. We always have our DNA making it either easy or hard for us. Stupid DNA.
Nice to see Daniel Dae Kim from 'Lost' get to continue living the sweet life on Hawaii. He was always one of my favorites from that OTHER island. I found that the guys they cast foir 'Dano' and Steve were perfectly fine. As long as my McGarret has a 'kick ass and take names' attitude, I can accept the actor playing him.
I just wish modern styles allowed him to have Jack Lord's bionic hair. Ne never got it ruffled or mussed up once in the classic original.
Good choice to only slightly update the fantastic theme song of the original. Without that I would have has ZERO confidence that the producers had the ability to pull off a cop drama where the Hawaiian setting was always one of the main characters.
VERDICT - Yes, another cop show but an interesting cast and location will bring me back for me.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.