I mentioned on the top 5 of the 70s thread that I was thinking of trying Five-0 again, and Peter F. helpfully pointed me to the pilot Cocoon, which I watched last night with my teenage son. We both thought it was surprisingly good! And, as you folks know, it's quite a bit different from the rest of the series. All of the basic elements were there, but as Peter mentioned this was more James Bond-ish in its approach. I actually liked Jack Lord's McGarrett better in this one, I think, because he was both more active and more vulnerable. And it may seem like a cliché now, but making the cop date the hippy-chick, and yet having them both be equally good and committed to bettering society, was actually pretty bold back in 1968. The sensory deprivation stuff was cutting-edge for back then too—more than a dozen years before Altered States. I almost wished they'd kept with this format for the show, but I imagine the budget just wouldn't have allowed that. And probably thinking up James Bond-like plots week after week would have been not just extremely difficult, but would have made the show wildly implausible to the point of being silly. And so, I guess I'm glad they did something closer to a regular cop show, but set in paradise. I think I liked Cocoon better than any episode of the show I've seen before. I'd probably give it about a "B+"