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Fall TV 2010: My Review of CBS’s Hawaii 5-0

With the new fall season starting, new TV is bring us the good, the bad, and the mediocre, but how do you sort out the good and the bad? Here is what to watch this fall, so you can see the best new friendships, new loves, new action, and new heart. Now, is the third time the charm for Alex O’L0ughlin, and this time he is with some familiar faces and in a beautiful local…

What CBS Says:

HAWAII FIVE-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands’ sun-drenched beaches. Detective Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), a decorated Naval officer turned cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder and stays after Hawaii’s governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket immunity to hunt down the biggest “game” in town. Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan), a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline but is committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter; and Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), an ex-Honolulu Police Detective wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol, who is also a former protege of McGarrett’s father. Chin’s cousin, Kono (Grace Park), is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the academy and eager to establish herself among the department’s elite. McGarrett vows to bring closure to his father’s case while the state’s brash new FIVE-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, is determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state. Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

Tune In/Out: Nina Tassler’s crush on Alex O’Loughlin may have finally paid off with a hit with his third consecutive series on CBS. This year, it is the remake of the classic Hawaii 5-0, which features three of my favorite actors, Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, and Scott Caan.

The pilot of the series which airs Mondays is nothing to write home about, but thanks to the talent of Caan, it is a very fun, and beautiful pilot. It is hard to make a series not look great in Hawaii, and that does not change here, with very nicely framed pictures to capture the intense action that the series seems to pride itself on. O’Loughlin, however, is the weakest link as McGarrett our heroine. He is such a stale actor that he should be on his hands and knees thanking Caan, Park, and Kim, for giving him life after his character is thrown back in action after the Governor (Jean Smart) , convinces to lead a Black Ops group, when his father passes.

Watch, Record, Skip: Like I said above, it is nothing to write home about, but it is certainly a solid entry, and you would be wise to click the record button on your DVR for this Monday at 10/9c on CBS.