I gotta admit, the more I’m seeing of CBS’s new “Hawaii Five-O”, the more I’m digging it. I was never a big fan of the original (way, way, WAY before my time), but I don’t recall their Steve McGarrett being an ex-Navy commando. The new series seems to have given Alex O’Loughlin’s McGarrett more of a tragic backstory involving his dad and some terrorist types. I’m sure this will be popping up in the series as it progresses.
The new version has former “Moonlight” star Alex O’Loughlin taking up the badge as the new Steve McGarrett, Scott Caan as his right-hand man Danno, “Lost’s” Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho, and “Battlestar Galactica’s” Grace Park as Chin Ho’s sister, Kona. Jean Smart shows up as the Governor of Hawaii, and I believe that’s “Boondock Saints” vigilante Norman Reedus in the pilot episode, playing one of the terrorist brothers.
CBS has the show scheduled for this Fall.