The New Hawaii Five-0 Gets Full Season Order

I have to admit, I’m really digging the new “Hawaii Five-0″ TV show. I like the fact that Alex O’Loughlin’s Steve McGarrett is this earnest badass who doesn’t take crap from anyone. I dig that his partner Dano (Scott Caan) is like an entire foot shorter than he is, and when they walk around the episodes together, it looks like a dad and his son. And of course, I’m amused at all the various ways they’ve managed to get Kono (former “BSG”-er Grace Park) out of, shall we say, uniform. Let’s just hope they don’t add another unnecessary female later in the year, cause the last thing we need on this show is seeing less of Kono.

And if you happen to like all those things, too, then good news, because CBS has given the show a full season order. This is bigger news than you might think, especially in today’s TV arena. Of course, better than expected ratings for the show in its timeslot, which have helped the network maintain its first place status, doesn’t hurt.

Also, I can’t really see “Hawaii Five-0″ not coming back for a second season after this year. It’s got all the ingredients necessary to be a long-running show. It’s pretty funny, there’s plenty of action, and there’s sex appeal to burn. It’s not exactly “Lost”-complex; crime procedurals rarely are. Overall, though, I’d just have to say that the new “Hawaii Five-0″ is fun.

Plus, Grace Park. Yeah, Grace Park…



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  • ULIK

    How come there are no ORIGINAL Native Hawaiians in this show?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      “Original” Native Hawaiians?

      • ULIK

        Most of the current people claiming to be Native Hawaiians are now Asians. Phillipinos,Japanese, or Koreans. The Asian population consider themselves “Native” because their parents,grandparents etc. have been there for some generations now. A lot of Asians are “posing” as Native Hawaiians and some are actually just mixed. Asian people have contributed much and are a beautiful and great people also I think that it’s great with more Asians being on tv and them being on the show but REAL Hawaiians that have been there before anybody else have been getting the short end of the stick and have been pushed further away into the slums and away from the mainlands and tourist areas. True Native Hawaiians are looked down upon in Hawaiian society and this is a fact,I’ve been there. I’m not even Hawaiian but I don’t think it’s right. I know that the show won’t be “politically correct” but at least mix it up and show some respect for the people and culture of Hawaii not commercialized Hawaii.

        • qklilx

          The number of actual native Hawaiians is ridiculously small and even if you find one they have to be able to act well enough to be on camera. I think it makes sense to complain about who they use INSTEAD. Just grab some big locals and people will be happier.

          But it was pretty funny to hear a story from an extra who said a group of Samoan extras, including himself, were surprised to see a light-skinned, skinny, short Filipino guy playing a Samoan. But I guess it made sense that he got beat up if he was that small. lol

          • ULIK

            Why is the number of native Hawaiians ridiculously small?(I know why). But what you said is true but I think something needs to be done about it to preserve them and their culture. It’s like in such a small amount of time these people are going extinct and nobody cares? I’d grab a few native Hawaiians and at least use them as extras. At least I’m sure of what little natives they use, could use the money,and EXPOSURE too. You never know there might actually be some great native talent.Throw Samoans,Polynesians,Asians in there but I think these shows should try to be more diverse.

          • ULIK

            Why is the number of native Hawaiians ridiculously small?(I know why). But what you said is true but I think something needs to be done about it to preserve them and their culture. It’s like in such a small amount of time these people are going extinct and nobody cares? I’d grab a few native Hawaiians and at least use them as extras. At least I’m sure of what little natives they use, could use the money,and EXPOSURE too. You never know there might actually be some great native talent.Throw Samoans,Polynesians,Asians in there but I think these shows should try to be more diverse.

  • Palaina

    There are certainly enough Hawaiians or Polynesians that there ought to be some representation. My family has lived on the Hawaiian Islands for generations but I don’t kid myself into thinking that I or we are native Hawaiians. There are many proud Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and a variety of ethnicities who call Hawaii home but they ain’t Hawaiian.