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Hawaii Five-O 2.0
lucas vigor
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Posted: 2010-09-21 10:34 am   Permalink

They should have Tikiyaki Orchestra as the soundtrack.....!!

Works for me!
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2010-09-21 11:12 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-21 06:50, JackLord wrote:
My take:

I went in with an open mind and imho it crashed and burned. The camera work and graphics are stellar, but it just felt like I was watching CSI: Honolulu.

My biggest complaint is McGarret. Look, I realize this is the 21st Century and the original 5-0 debuted in 1968. But the appeal of Steve McGarret was that he was larger than life. He was a cool and calm stoic who was hard as steel and yet had a heart of gold.

In contrast, this guy plays McGarret like Kevin Costner would play him. Indeed, this show is more a remake of The Untouchables than it is of 5-0. And the McGarret-Danno dynamic is all wrong. It was more like watching how Starsky and Hutch were first aquainted. In the original, Steve was in charge and Danno was the loyal right-hand man. These guys were decking each other half the time.

An interesting mix of PC (the terrorists) with a complete jettisoning of PC (when Steve, Danno, and Chin question the fella selling shaved ice). I will say no more of that. Quite violent- glad its on late.

As a cheesy cop/buddy show or, as I said, a remake of The Untouchables in Hawaii, its entertaining enough. Its technically competent and the acting is fine. Its just did not do it for me. But that's just my opinion and I know others will feel differently. No worries.





That about sums it up for me as well.... I'll keep watching though...
A little Tikiyaki in the background would have been killer...


 
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naugatiki
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Posted: 2010-09-21 11:27 am   Permalink

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On 2010-09-21 10:34, lucas vigor wrote:
They should have Tikiyaki Orchestra as the soundtrack.....!!




I would have picked anything with an island feel over those cut to the ocean scenes and that urban hip hop they played in the backgroud.


 
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JackLord
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Posted: 2010-09-21 12:02 pm   Permalink

Really......"Jack Lord" ?

Somehow I fond that statement a bit of a stretch, coming from you, and all.
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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2010-09-21 12:10 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-21 11:27, naugatiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-09-21 10:34, lucas vigor wrote:
They should have Tikiyaki Orchestra as the soundtrack.....!!




I would have picked anything with an island feel over those cut to the ocean scenes and that urban hip hop they played in the backgroud.



Me too, however, Honolulu can be a really gritty urban place, and hip hop is really popular there...
Unfortunately, since NWA infested our planet, every urban place has it's "gangsta" element...

so, in the original popular series, the hippies and their counterculture were often bad guys (when it wasn't Red China or WWII Japanese ex-pats hiding out on the islands) , so don't be surprised if the "gangstas" will be the bad guys as often, and Islamic Fundamentalists/Middle Easterners will be the "new" bad guys.
So, of course, the crappy music needs to follow suit.


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2010-09-21 12:41 pm   Permalink

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So, of course, the crappy music needs to follow suit.
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Well, in that case maybe we can find some Tikiyaki clone/rip-off band.....(there are plenty of them out there these days!)


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2010-09-21 1:08 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-09-21 12:10, tikiyaki wrote:

....so, in the original popular series, the hippies and their counterculture were often bad guys (when it wasn't Red China or WWII Japanese ex-pats hiding out on the islands) , so don't be surprised if the "gangstas" will be the bad guys as often, and Islamic Fundamentalists/Middle Easterners will be the "new" bad guys.


Do you know who the actual "bad guys" in Hawaii are?

It's all those local kids breaking into the tourists' rental cars.

If 5-0 cracked down on them, the crime statistics on the islands would probably drop by half.


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2010-09-21 1:54 pm   Permalink

Looks like McGarret's original, black,MERCURY MARQUIOUS
is going to be playing a role as well.
What was that ? a 1972?

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dcman
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Posted: 2010-09-21 2:34 pm   Permalink


I liked, the over-saturated colors, the well-filmed action scenes, and fairly solid filming and writing.

As a pilot, I give it a solid B-. I wanted, and will continue to want, more Hawaii (and personally, I think there is a real opportunity to bring back the Aloha Shirt). It needs character development, and to continue to build on a storyline that allows for stand-alone episodes as well as the season long story. Much of this will likely and hopefully come in time.

I'll be back to watch more, because I liked what I saw so far and want it to succeed. And, my daughter said it was cool......

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Mongoloid
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Posted: 2010-09-21 2:36 pm   Permalink

A majority of the criminals are the tweakers that are spun out on batu (ice, meth) robbing people so they can get their smoke on. When i lived in Waikiki i would find purses in my buildings trash cans all the time. They would snatch em off the beach while the tourists took a dip take the valueables then dump em. They should do a casting call in Kalihi and get the bug eyed ,skinny and toothless donkeys to play the villians and keep it real deal Holyfield!

 
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CincyTikiCraig
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Posted: 2010-09-21 10:21 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-21 11:12, Beachbumz wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-09-21 06:50, JackLord wrote:
My take:

I went in with an open mind and imho it crashed and burned. The camera work and graphics are stellar, but it just felt like I was watching CSI: Honolulu.

My biggest complaint is McGarret. Look, I realize this is the 21st Century and the original 5-0 debuted in 1968. But the appeal of Steve McGarret was that he was larger than life. He was a cool and calm stoic who was hard as steel and yet had a heart of gold.

In contrast, this guy plays McGarret like Kevin Costner would play him. Indeed, this show is more a remake of The Untouchables than it is of 5-0. And the McGarret-Danno dynamic is all wrong. It was more like watching how Starsky and Hutch were first aquainted. In the original, Steve was in charge and Danno was the loyal right-hand man. These guys were decking each other half the time.

An interesting mix of PC (the terrorists) with a complete jettisoning of PC (when Steve, Danno, and Chin question the fella selling shaved ice). I will say no more of that. Quite violent- glad its on late.

As a cheesy cop/buddy show or, as I said, a remake of The Untouchables in Hawaii, its entertaining enough. Its technically competent and the acting is fine. Its just did not do it for me. But that's just my opinion and I know others will feel differently. No worries.





That about sums it up for me as well.... I'll keep watching though...
A little Tikiyaki in the background would have been killer...





Ditto here. The plot is yet another trite "A Cop Who Plays By His Own Rules" BS. Why do McGarrett & Dano have to have the 3 day growth of bear/slicko hair douchebag look? They look like they should reek of Axe body spray as well. In the original McGarrett was the most "by the book" guy on TV-the new guy is like some comic book action caricature. Great cinematography though, especially in full 1080i HDTV.

I'll give it a few more episodes to come together though-has anyone seen the original Five-0 pilot? It was completely different than the series was, and quite bad BTW.

Mahalo,

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Tiki Mantis
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Posted: 2010-09-21 10:42 pm   Permalink

I just want the black car, a pompador, and Wo Fat. Z

 
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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2010-09-21 11:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-09-21 22:21, CincyTikiCraig wrote:

I'll give it a few more episodes to come together though-has anyone seen the original Five-0 pilot? It was completely different than the series was, and quite bad BTW.

Mahalo,

Craig



I, once again, disagree. The original 5-0 pilot was dark, and a bit twisted, especially for the 60's. Wo Fat, and that isolation tank...it made me uncomfortable just watching it.
Danno was different actor, and so were a few other things, but I think it was a great episode.



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2010-09-21 11:52 pm   Permalink

The Wo Fat episodes were the best! I watched the pilot when it first aired
as a kid & really dug it then.


 
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JackLord
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Posted: 2010-09-22 06:55 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-21 23:07, tikiyaki wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-09-21 22:21, CincyTikiCraig wrote:

I'll give it a few more episodes to come together though-has anyone seen the original Five-0 pilot? It was completely different than the series was, and quite bad BTW.

Mahalo,

Craig



I, once again, disagree. The original 5-0 pilot was dark, and a bit twisted, especially for the 60's. Wo Fat, and that isolation tank...it made me uncomfortable just watching it.
Danno was different actor, and so were a few other things, but I think it was a great episode.





I agree. Interesting that it was a different actor who played Danny. What happened to him? A firing akin to Pete Best?

And Kam had not yet gotten the Chin Ho character perfected. He was a bit goofy. That changed quickly though.

Otherwise a great episode and it always freaks me out as well.

Check out the movie, The Manchurian Candidate- Frank Sinatra vs Wo Fat, or at least a similiar character played by the same actor.


 
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