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Hawaii 5-0 9/24 **SPOILERS**

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Gerryex, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Gerryex

    Gerryex Member

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    Hi ALL,

    This show is a dichotomy! On the one hand it is a somewhat entertaining action mini-movie with good characters. That is the main reason that I will watch it.

    But on the other hand, it is the most unbelievably stupid police show I've ever seen. One thing in this episode really stands out. When they find the dead bodies at that house they were able to figure out that the bad guys were going to take the place of the clean up workers going into the bombed out police building and steal something from the evidence room. So the 5-0 team gets into their cars with sirens screaming and races to the police building to tell them that there are bad guys impersonating the clean up crew. WHY DIDN'T THEY JUST RADIO OR CALL THE POLICE ALREADY AT THE POLICE BUILDING AND HAVE THEM GO IN RIGHT AWAY!! Incredibly stupid!!! When the 5-0 team gets there the bad guys are already in the building. If they had called the regular police they would have been able to go in much earlier than the 5-0 team.

    And to keep on in the same stupid theme, when they discover the bad guys have already been to the evidence room and are gone, again INSTEAD OF USING THE RADIO TO CALL SOMEONE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING, they run to the loading dock and the bad guys are already gone!!!!!

    Anyway, for now I'll still keep watching, but there are times I'm yelling at the TV because they are so STUPID!!!

    Gerry

    P. S. Thumbs up to Christine Lahti as I haven't seen her in a long time and she really looked quite good!! :up::up:
     
  2. d-dub

    d-dub Jami's Gameboy

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    If you watch this show without checking your brain at the door, it won't end well for you.
     
  3. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    If I was one of the guards in the armored transport with Wo Fat, as soon as the truck went airborne I would have blown his head off.

    That really should be the protocol for prisoner transport: any attempt to spring the prisoner results in summary execution. That would reduce the jailbreak attempts...
     
  4. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    This was the worst episode of the series. It was also very disappointing season premiere for a show I was looking forward to.

    I asked the very questions the OP did about using the darn radios to alert the other cops.

    Also, the scene with the helicopter to take the armored car was stupid too. My wife immediately said the H50 had jumped the shark. I was surprised they didn't show the shark with the divers. I immediately called it that there were divers waiting.

    Why couldn't they have just set the truck down on the deck of a cargo ship and skip the whole diver scene? Because they wanted the whole James Bond vibe!
     
  5. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    Apparently you never saw CSI Miami :D
     
  6. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    Connersville...
    or Cop Rock! :eek:
     
  7. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    That part actually made sense in the context of the whole thing. Dropping the truck in the water was an effective way of neutralizing the guards in the truck.

    If they set the truck down on the cargo ship, you would still have to deal with the two guys with assault rifles in the hold.
     
  8. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    That's true. Didn't consider that.
     
  9. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    The level of intentional stupidity in this episode was staggering. In addition to the lack of calls mentioned above, how about using the radio to tell Steve and Mom that Wo Fat has escaped, so they can NOT land and tell everyone who she is? :rolleyes:
     
  10. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    Connersville...
    I am pretty sure they are using "replacement writers" this season!
     
  11. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Reading this, I'm glad I gave up the show before last season's finale. It's gone all the way into CSI: Miami territory. Even Scott Caan's entertaining performance isn't going to bring me back.

    I'll just get the theme song from iTunes and let the rest of it go. :D
     
  12. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Active Member

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    How to fix 5.0? Have Grace Park in a string bikini every week. Always show great landscapes. Make the writing more believable and less like superman. Have a foot chase along a crowded beach every week. Make 5.0 part of the police department instead of some kind of elite military force. (I have this same problem with Flashpoint) Focus a lot less on the ongoing wofat character and more along solve the crime of the week. Car chases are good, stop unrealistic long range shooting with a pistol. Stop running off to foreign countries.
     
  13. omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

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    Is this really any worse than the original Hawaii 5-0 with Jack Lord and company?

    I don't think so.
     
  14. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    Connersville...
    I have never had a problem with any episode until this one. I will keep coming back for the scenery, action, and Grace Park in a bikini!
     
  15. caslu

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    No, it's not... in fact I might argue the original was worse.

    I went back and watched the original Ed Asner episode when I heard this series was doing a pseudo sequel to it and it was not only badly done, it was intolerably boring... something this show is not.

    Worst of all, no Grace Park in the original!
     
  16. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    ugh...more Wo Fat
     
  17. Gerryex

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    I gave up on the CSI's a long time ago!

    Gerry
     
  18. Gerryex

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    I actually used to watch Cop Rock! While I'm not a musical person, it was kind of quirky for the cast to break out in song. But it still wasn't as dumb as this veraion of H 5-0!!

    Gerry
     
  19. stellie93

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    But really, in most cop shows aren't the stars always racing across town to get the bad guy where you would expect someone patrolling in the area to get there way quicker? It just emphasizes it when they're headed to the police station. ;)
     
  20. omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

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    Speaking of Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) who incidentally got to the 7th round of Dancing with the Stars a few seasons ago and who is a martial arts expert.

    I have to say he's miscast on looks alone, he's too "pretty".
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001092/
     

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