Lewis Avery Filer had been an insurance investigator forced to retire when his company was taken over by a conglomerate. The wily Filer is now pulling daring robberies at businesses either owned or ...
An off-duty police officer is shot and killed by a sniper while he is moonlighting as a funeral escort. The next day another officer is shot and killed during a police standoff, but the bullet taken ...
Sam McCloud is a Marshal from Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police Department. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.
Five-0 was a special state police unit answering only to the Governor of Hawaii. It worked with Honolulu police to fight the underworld in the island state. Sooner or later virtually all the bad guys heard Steve McGarrett grunt "Book 'em, Danno!" though chief bad guy Wo Fat was caught after MacArthur left the series.Written by
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The "Five-O" in the series' title pertains to Hawaii as the fiftieth state to enter the union (August 21, 1959), even though the "O" in the title is not the number zero (0). The meaning is the same. In the 2010 series, the "0" in the title is the number zero (0). Over the years, the term "five-O" has become a slang term meaning any police officer. For example, in New Jack City (1991), Ice-T's undercover character is outed by another character, who uses the expression, "Yo! Five-O! This guy's a cop!" See more »
After the original 1968 Mercury was replaced with a 1974 Marquis Brougham 4-door hardtop, some stock footage shows the 1968 Mercury passing or in traffic. See more »
Remember it is the late 1960. Here is a series that dares to respect the native people of a US state. While some regard Jack Lords acting style as wooden it is solid as a rock. He is the anchor of the series. The respect McGarrett shows for his team and the people of Hawaii comes through in almost every episode. As can be expected with any series that lasts this long, there are a few standard cop scripts, but kick back and look at the scenery in those. Catch the better ones- anything with Vashon, Wo Fat, etc., etc. If you are willing to realize this was a long time ago and there are some things that are VERY different these days (for the worse in most cases) open up and fall in love with one of the best series ever. Just look at the opening credits (the first music Video?) and go back to simpler times.......
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this