Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu in order to find his father's killer; The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force - Five-0.
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Series cast summary:
Alex O'Loughlin ...  Steve McGarrett 240 episodes, 2010-2020
Scott Caan ...  Danny Williams / ... 240 episodes, 2010-2020
Taylor Wily ...  Kamekona 170 episodes, 2010-2020
Daniel Dae Kim ...  Chin Ho Kelly 168 episodes, 2010-2017
Grace Park ...  Kono Kalakaua 168 episodes, 2010-2017
Chi McBride ...  Lou Grover 160 episodes, 2013-2020
Dennis Chun ...  Sgt. Duke Lukela 150 episodes, 2010-2020
Masi Oka ...  Max Bergman 136 episodes, 2010-2019
Jorge Garcia ...  Jerry Ortega 130 episodes, 2013-2019
Ian Anthony Dale ...  Adam Noshimuri / ... 98 episodes, 2011-2020
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Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) comes to Hawaii to avenge his father's death, but when the Governor offers his own task force, he accepts. He picks up team members on the way, Danny Williams (Scott Caan), the head detective on his father's case, Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), a former Honolulu Police Department Detective who was fired for accused corruption, and McGarrett's father's old patrol partner, Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park), a Cadet at the Police Academy who's one week from graduating, Lori Weston (Lauren German), entry to Five-O temporarily, Catharine Rollins (Michelle Borth), a girlfriend of Steve, and Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride), a former Chicago Police Department Head of S.W.A.T. Written by ahmetkozan

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Action | Crime | Drama

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CBS wanted to bring the series back one year sooner for the 2009-2010 season, with Edward Allen Bernero in charge of production. The plot would have been a sequel with Steve McGarrett, Jr. taking over the unit from Steve McGarrett, Sr. It didn't go beyond the scripting stage. In 2009, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci took over, and decided to reboot the series, instead of make it a sequel to the original. See more »

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The dancers in the opening credits are actually performing native French Tahitian "'O 'tea tamuré" dance (female in traditional Tahitian grass skirt with hips rapidly moving to fast drumming in a figure 8) and the male performing the traditional "danse du feu", or fire dance, and have no relation whatsoever to traditional native Hawaii dances. The hula dance, the traditional native Hawaiian dance, does not feature drums, nor grass skirts, nor rapid hip movements; its costume is made of medium length, green "ti" leaves and its main focus is on the dancers' hands, by which they tell a story. No percussion for Hawaiian hula, but their music is the unmistakable ukulele sound. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Steve McGarrett: Book'em, Danno!
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Crazy Credits

Each episode title is in the Hawaiian language. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Hawai'i Five-0 S8 (2018) See more »

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Hawaii 5-0 Theme
Written by Morton Stevens
Performed by Brian Tyler
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Highly entertaining cop show
8 February 2011 | by cosmic_questSee all my reviews

I have never seen an episode of the original 'Hawaii Five-O' (although I will certainly give it a go if it is ever repeated on television) so I have no preconceptions of what to expect with this rebooted version. However, I do love American cop shows and have been looking forward to this since I first heard it was being produced. For those unfamiliar with the premise, the show is set in Hawaii and centres on a newly formed police unit consisting of ex-Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett, New Jersey detective Danny Williams (who has grudgingly moved to Hawaii to be with his young daughter), wrongly disgraced Hawaiian detective Chin Ho Kelly and his rookie cousin Kono Kalakaua (who, apparently, was a guy in the 1970s version but is played by Grace Park in this version).

'Hawaii Five-O' is very much a light, fast action show and doesn't pretend to be anything more. To watch this show, you are required to sit back, relax and suspend your belief. since the characters and story lines are the television version of 'Bad Boys' and 'Lethal Weapon'. As a fan of shows like 'LA Heat' and 'Fastlane', it is refreshing to see the car chases, cop banter and beating up of bad guys that is found in 'Hawaii Five-O'. If you are wanting realism and dark story lines then watch 'Criminal Minds' or 'Blue Bloods' instead, both of which are also good for different reasons to why this show is enjoyable. There is so much realism on television today that I do like something that is pure and simple fun although I do hope that as the show progresses, we will see the characters develop and strengthen.

It certainly a show that deserves a look-in. Even if one doesn't like the characters or the story lines, it's worth watching just to see beautiful Hawaii and the wonderful sun (for British viewers, this is probably the only chance we'll get to see the sun until June, if then!).


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20 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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