CBS RELEASES “HAWAII-FIVE-0” TEASER

CBS RELEASES “HAWAII-FIVE-0” TEASER






WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE MCGARRETT!



HAWAII FIVE-0 LINK:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb-ejxJEgqE


The trailer opens at Kualoa Ranch with a Stryker Force heading deep into the valley with massive explosions and vehicles flipping. But Kualoa isn’t Kualoa in the scene it’s Pohang, South Korea; the execution of  Steve McGarrett’s father by terrorists; the entire cast is introduced in various scenes; North Shore scenes; Waikiki, surfing; Windward Oahu. There are very quick shots reminiscent of the original Five-0 opening: Waikiki overview; fire dancer, King Kamehameha statue; and a variation of the original theme music. Plenty of banter between characters and fighting and shooting, including a “Book ’em Danno” line…



The Hollywood Reporter which has apparently seen a “rough cut screener” – not Hawaii media – declares that the pilot episode is “Not ‘Lost’-great, not ‘Sopranos’-great,” but  “CBS-great”…


“Hawaii evolves the police procedural by a few degrees in a new direction — just enough to feel fresh, but otherwise highly familiar”…”What’s interesting about the pilot of this police drama is that only one scene takes place inside a police station, and that comes at the very end. Otherwise, Five-0 is set in jungles and beaches and scenic highways and seedy apartments…


The reviewer continues: “The cast is attractive (duh) and likable. Alex O’Loughlin cannot pull off some emotional heavy lifting that’s required of him in the pilot’s first act, coming off as merely sulky. His new partner, a wildly gesticulating Scott Caan, turns his role into a scene stealer. Their bromance is the best part of the pilot and thank goodness for it — if this relationship didn’t work, neither would the show. Daniel Dae Kim is here, having strolled over from the set of Lost and doesn’t make much of an impression in the pilot. Battlestar vet Grace Park is also present and somewhat ridiculous as a tough, brawling police cadet who looks maybe 97 pounds when soaking wet — which, as it so happens, is how we’re introduced to her. The pilot has Park in her bikini and she’s later ordered to strip to her underwear, while O’Loughlin has one shirt-changing scene — is this social progress or a roll-back or just to be expected? I don’t know, but I wanted to urge Park to eat a heavy dinner at Olive Garden…



Otherwise, there’s a lot of gunfire, gorgeous scenery, impatient direction and snappy editing…

If Hawaii Five-O doesn’t work on CBS, a network where NCIS draws 19 million viewers a week, I’ll be amazed….



When a handcuffed suspect asks “What kind of cops are you?” McGarrett (O’Loughlin) answers in three words: “The new kind”…Truer words have never been said…







CBS today released an exclusive preview for its new television series Hawaii Five-0 starring Alex O’Loughlin, above, (The Back-Up Plan), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), Scott Caan (Into the Blue), and Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica: The Plan)…












Hawaii Five-0’s productions offices


Hawaii Five-0′s production offices open around July 6…Rachel Sutton is the local casting director. Hawaii Five-O premieres this Fall on CBS, airing Mondays!…







One thought on “CBS RELEASES “HAWAII-FIVE-0” TEASER

  1. Will there be enough extras from Hawaii to meet the demands of all these productions or will they be flying in extras from the mainland ?

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