Monday, 15 November 2010
HAWAII FIVE-0 2010 SERIES
Imagine CSI meets Magnum with a little bit of the A-Team and a twist of Baywatch thrown in and you've pretty much got the new version of Hawaii Five O. They've wisely kept the original (iconic) theme tune but given it a few modern twists that don't take away from the rousing action packed feel of Morton Stevens's original theme -probably the most recognisable theme in TV history. And the visuals that go with the theme are also in homage to the original but with more peaches.
When this show was first in development it was revealed that the new series would concentrate on the son of Steve McGarrett, but thankfully the makers decided against this and have merely updated the series, keeping the same characters but telling the story in a contemporary setting. It all works fine and the original premise of son of McGarrett hunting the killers of his cop father, Steve would have been too corny.
Reviews have been mostly positive and anyone who likes good, all action crime drama should be right at home here.