Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
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The governor of Hawaii authorizes Navy intelligence officer Steve McGarrett to put together a special unit whose first job is to capture the man who killed McGarrett's father.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Crowley ...
Lexi Hara ...
Meagen Hensley ...
Captain DeMarco (as David Bintliff Johnson Jr.)


Upon returning to Hawaii to investigate his father's murder, decorated Naval officer Steve McGarrett is recruited by the Governor to head up an elite new police task force - his rules, her backing, no red tape. Their first case involves tracking a weapons dealer connected to McGarrett's father's murder. Written by CBS Publicity

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20 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Det. Steve McGarrett: [On his cellphone] Governor, I'll take the job. Let's just say I found something that changed my mind. No. No. No. Immediately. I'll transfer to the reserves and I'll run your taskforce. What? Right now?
[McGarrett raises his right hand]
Det. Steve McGarrett: I, Steven J. McGarrett, do solemnly declare upon my honor and conscience that I will act at all times to the best of my ability and knowledge in a manner befitting an officer of the law.
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Promising beginning
22 September 2010 | by (Calgary AB Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this show with low expectations; I liked Jack Lord and Wo Fat and the theme song. The theme song made my day! The cast is amazing; great casting from the lead all the way through. Good solid character actors doing what they do best: act. The writing is perhaps a bit derivative but it rather has to be; there are only so many plots.but the cast and writers make the best of it. Sure it is an 'odd buddy' movie but also one mixed with a touch of "Magnificent Seven" or "Chichi no Samurai". The interaction between these folks and the rest of the cast, in fact all the interpersonal relations, are well written. Good human relations without soap opera. The sketching of what makes Hawaii different is very well done, much better indeed than what I recall of the Lord series. So it is a very promising beginning.

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