Hawaii Five-O: Refreshing Spin On Classic “Criminal Justice” Shows

Chris Barriga, Sports Editor

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Hawaii Five-O is a reboot of the 1968 television show of the same name. The reboot first aired in 2010. In the new series, new characters who continue keeping Honolulu safe from crime are introduced. After his father’s death, Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) leads a special crime task force and recruits key assets to his team like Detective Danny Williams (Scott Caan), Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), and Officer Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park), and Captain Lou Grover (Chi Mcbride) to ensure safety in the Aloha State. Several plot twists and new villains arise within the show, which leaves viewers excited for more.

When I was first introduced to Hawaii Five-O, I had doubts about whether or not I would like it because I wasn’t interested in criminal justice. However, this crime show is not “cheesy” like several other cop procedurals that depict the “true lives” of the police force. Viewers will actually gain knowledge about how crimes are truly solved. Hawaii Five-O uses real-life procedures to solve real-life crimes that occur around the police department which makes it a worthy show to watch. Storylines where bombs are defused are just one of the many real-life procedures used on Hawaii Five-O.

Hawaii Five-O has an interesting storyline that intertwines each character’s work life personal life. With several things happening at once and references to the previous season, it may be challenging to figure out what is going, but new viewers will catch up quickly and are sure to enjoy the storyline because it has several twists and turns.  

Although two of the main characters did not return for Season 8, Hawaii Five-O has not been underperforming. According to staradvertiser.com, “Season 8 of Hawaii Five-O is off to an exciting start.” The change in cast shouldn’t stop viewers from watching the show because the story just gets better as each new plot twist is revealed.

You can watch the show on CBS or Netflix. If you’re in need of a show that is filled with lots of action, Hawaii Five-O is the perfect choice. Even if you’re not into crime drama, Hawaii Five-O will change your opinion because it’s not only focused on police work, but also the everyday hardships of a few brave individuals. For these reasons, Hawaii Five-O is a great show that new viewers should try.      

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