Aloha Again... HAWAII FIVE-O!!!
it's got the same iconic theme music,
and since thirty years have passed since
the original show (1968-1980) ended its run,
the theme now has a pounding "house" backbeat,
but it still somehow sounds exactly the same. . .
because some of the original musicians are the very
same ones performing this tricked out millennium edition!
from the awesome Steve McGarrett to "book 'em" Dano.
Some surprises are in store though: Kono is now a hot chick!!!
And she's played by gorgeous "Boomer" from Battlestar Galactica:
Grace Park, the actress whose name sounds like a 'burb in Caloocan.
Daniel Dae Kim from LOST
is back in Hawaii (!) for this new show.
Somehow, I don't think he's really complaining.
Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan as the new
versions of partners Steve McGarrett and Dano,
have the sleekest and funniest "buddy" chemistry
since Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in "48 HOURS"!
This new H50 is a funny as "Chuck", and as violent
as "The Shield". How's that for a wild combination?
with all the FILIPINOS living in Hawaii,
it's only a matter of time until this show
features a recurring character from the Philippines;
(a la Charice's "Sunshine Corazon" from GLEE)
this week's episode finally featured PINOYS on the Big Island;
unfortunately, they were Pinoy Terrorists from Luzon (!)...
who kidnapped the daughter of
the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines:
the villain had a surname that sounded like ARROYO,
and was played by the former football coach of GLEE.
It would have been perfect if they casted DICK ISRAEL!!!
the opening credits don't just use the same great music,
it's also a homage to the images of Hawaii that were
seared into our eyeballs when when we were kids;
compare the Original and 2010 opening credits,
and you'll be very pleased to see
quite a few shots that will look oh so familiar!