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Original Hawaii Five-O Complete Series Package

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Rick Thompson, Apr 20, 2017.

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    I don't blame you for feeling or looking upset there-- I'm sure you would have taken some great family shots, as well as those of Hawaii!
     
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    Full disclosure time. I'm a veteran. So I love watching these types of procedures. Especially when they are done right by actually service members. Don Bellisario is a TV god to me because of his portrayal of service members and veterans alike. The 1980 film The Final Countdown is catnip to me for all the types of scenes portrayed that bore you. Not everyone enjoys that process.

    That said, I think the fact that Hawaii Five-0 would delve into a variety of story types made it more attractive. Police procedural, espionage, thriller, mystery and melodrama. It had them all.
     
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    802 “McGarrett is Missing”

    Sometimes I can tell in less than a minute if an episode is going to be really good—and I was right about this one.

    Some sharp dialogue and metaphors going on. I love when Five-O goes a little deeper than the average action-detective series.

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    And I enjoyed seeing Steve out having fun at the beginning. I don’t recall seeing him out on the ocean playing before.

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    Boy, he really let it all hang out, didn't he?!
     
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    803 “Terminate with Extreme Prejudice”

    Nice spy story. I have to say THE FUGITIVE was the TV series I really cut my teeth on, and as such, it imprinted on my mind a troop of guest stars, so that when I see them in other shows, I always think of the character(s) they played on THE FUGITIVE. Murray Matheson played in an early episode of THE FUGITIVE called TICKET TO ALASKA. He’s some ten years older here, but I still think of his character from THE FUGITIVE when I see him, especially since he’s essentially playing the same character here. And I really enjoyed it.

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    804 “Target: The Lady.”

    It’s a good day when I get to see Susan Dey, playing a character called Susan, no less.

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    Some great dialogue by McGarrett after being called desperate by a heavy. “Desperate? I’m not desperate. People on this side of the law are never desperate. We’re persistent. And that persistence pays off when things start to fall apart. And they always fall apart.”
     
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    In other words, the Danza at its best, right?
     
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    805 “Death’s Name Is Sam”

    I wonder if the camera crew you see here on the bottom right is part of the second-unit film crew. Looks like it to me. I’ve said this more than once, but I love that Five-O uses minimum stock footage, that as much as possible is shot on location.

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    This was a fun episode. The espionage/assassination plot was exciting, but the real treat here was an appearance by George Takei...

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    ...and then, to top that, another appearance by John Calicos!

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    Best episode of season eight yet, IMHO.
     
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    IIRC, the 1978-81 ABC detective/action series Vega$ w/the late Robert Urich was also shot practically entirely in Sin City (Las Vegas), outside of a couple of expanded ones done in the Bay Area and Hawaii.

    Filming credits on the majority of the episodes, IIRC:

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    Also, from the third-season expanded premiere "Aloha, You're Dead":
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    There was no San Francisco filming credit for "The Golden Gate Cop Killer," though; also, all screenshots of these credits come from CBS' all-in-one condensed DVD of Vega$.
     
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    806 “The Case Against McGarrett”

    I enjoyed seeing the Vashon family back in the fray. Having said that, this episode plays almost entirely with house money from those brilliant previous episodes, including a lengthy flashback visually and another one orally. And sadly, IMHO, the brilliance of the original trilogy is just an echo here. I don’t mean to come down unfairly on this episode, but its pedigree left me expecting more than an insane plot for revenge which McGarrett himself calls “stupid.”

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    I agree with McGarrett. I will say this, however. I do appreciate that FIVE-O continually brings back characters I find intersting from earlier seasons. It’s uncommon that shows of its time did that. But Five-O is a rare show.
     
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    807 “The Defector”

    I think of Pat Hingle in a similar way to Ricardo Montalban in that whenever either appears, the quality of the show usually goes up with him. No exception here. I liked that Hingle’s character clashed with McGarrett but by the end they had a grudging respect for each other. Lots of cloak and dagger stories this season. I like them so far.

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    I hope Hingle returns as this character. If I know anything about Five-O by now, I’d say he just might.
     
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    I loved this episode as well. It is my favorite of season 8.
     
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    LOL, you guessed correctly—twice in Season 9, in fact. This season 8 appearance is my favorite of the three, though each has their moments.
     
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    808 “Sing a Song of Suspense”

    To be honest, I thought the quality was gonna tank this season, but here was another enjoyable episode. I’m impressed at how long this series pumped out good episodes.

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    809 “Retire in Sunny Hawaii…Forever”

    I enjoyed this episode, probably more than I should have....I love Danny's reactions to his aunt.

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    Tell me Aunt Clara comes back. My guess is no, but I’m hoping….:)
     
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    According to Wiki, Helen Hayes was nominated for an Emmy for this Five-O appearance. As many of you probably know, James McArthur (Danno) was the real-life adopted son of Helen Hayes and Charles McArthur.
     
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    Unfortunately she does not, but in S10 and S11 there are a couple of similar-type episodes featuring Mildred Natwick as an elderly mystery novelist (friend of the Governor) who gets mixed up in some odd cases, and wacky hijinks ensue.

    BTW, I really liked Charles Durning in this episode!
     
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    810 “How to Steal a Submarine”

    I like when the acknowledgment of the Coast Guard comes up at the beginning of the episode. It means the production value gets opened a little and we have a chance for some cool sea shots! Occasionally they overdo it, but not this time. Fabulous!

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    But wait! There's more!

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    Coolness!
     
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    And your screen captures perfectly sum up each episode you review. You have quite an knack. I enjoy your posts on Hawaii Five-0. They bring a fresh perspective to a show I've known for decades. Thank you sir!
     
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    You're more than welcome. I guess my knack for picking out screenshots comes from being a filmmaker myself. Truth be told, I picked those particular screen grabs just for you. I salute you, sir.

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