Did you watch the Hawaii 5-0 premier?
I wasn't sure I'd like it since I grew up with the original Hawaii 5-0. My brother and I used to love watching the show to see if we'd recognize any of the places. We'd laugh when they'd say McGarrett was at a certain place and we knew he was on the other side of the island. Jack Lord would often be seen driving somewhere, but we knew he was headed the wrong way.
I remember my mother telling me how she stood behind a very tall man at the bank and everyone started whispering that he was Jack Lord. She was awed by how handsome he was.
The funniest thing was seeing Jack Lord always wearing a suit with dress shoes. Sheesh! The only time I saw guys in a suit was at a funeral, a prom or a wedding.
I wanted to see the remake because of Daniel Dae Kim who I loved watching in Lost. He always spoke with a Korean accent in Lost so I figured he'd try the local accent for this Hawaii 5-0 remake. Nope. He sounds like a haole (Caucasian person, usually from the mainland) even though he's supposed to be local. Steve McGarrett is supposed to have grown up in Hawaii but he talks like a haole, too. Then again, Keahi Tucker (our haole news anchor) is also local and sounds as mainlandish as any other Midwestern newscaster so I guess it could be believable.
It was interesting to see a woman governor. I guess she's supposed to be like our current governor, Linda Lingle. I wonder if they'll change that since we will have a guy for the next governor.
I like the interaction between the characters, Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams. I think it's more interesting than the original because I always thought they made "Dan-O" look like such a mild subservient underling of McGarrett. McGarrett was also very stiff and formal...rather unapproachable and god-like.
The current McGarrett is just as smart, but fallible. I like that. I also like that Danny Williams is treated more as an equal along with Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua.
Overall, I think there is a lot to like. Hawaii looks good. The writing is good. The acting is pretty good. The action is fun.
I think I'll watch again next week.