Though this is your typical police drama type show what makes it watchable are the relationships between the Five-O team members. Bad guys surface and this Hawaiian special task force led by Steve McGarrett (played by Alex O’Loughlin) attempts to catch them. The special task force called Hawaii Five-O does its best to keep Hawaii safe for residents and tourists. Led by former Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett (played by Alex O’Laughlin) Five-O is comprised of former New Jersey cop Dan Williams (played by Scott Caan), former Hawaiian cop Chin Ho Kelly (played by Daniel Dae Kim) and Kono (played by Grace Park). Murders happens and they are solved within 42 minutes. Nothing groundbreaking.
A big plus is the scenery. The show really is an ad for Hawaii. All the outdoor scenes benefit as a result of the greenery and beaches. Totally will make you want to travel to Hawaii. That helps during the times where the story lines are a little far fetched. Like how this team of five can get into a shootout with a couple dozen cartel members and kill them all while not getting a scratch. Or how they can travel to Morocco from Hawaii and right away get cooperation from local law enforcement.
A fun part of the series was all the guest appearances which happened over the 10 years including Rob Morrow, Joey Lawrence, Masi Oka, Metta World Peace, Jimmy Buffett, Chuck Norris, and Christine Lahti.
Even fans of the series will admit that it has been rather up and down in regards to quality. But it was always a hit for CBS over its 10 seasons whether on Monday or Friday nights. While you are not going to get Emmy worthy acting here what you can always be assured of is entertaining storylines.
-“All for One” Music Video
-“Ohana” Music Video
-Looking Back: The Cast Celebrates 10 Seasons
-Celebrating 50 Years of Hawaii Five-O