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Hawaii Five O is an American television series that starred Jack Lord as Lead Detective for a fictional Hawaii state police department. The show ran for 12 seasons, from 1968 to 1980. The twelfth season was repackaged into syndication under the title McGarrett. The CBS television network produced the program from September 20, 1968 to April 5, 1980. Currently, the program is broadcast in syndication throughout the world and on-demand streaming media via CBS Interactive. Created by Leonard Freeman, Hawaii Five-O was shot on location in Honolulu, Hawaii, and throughout the island of Oahu, with occasional filming in other locales like Los Angeles, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as other Hawaiian islands. Hawaii Five O centers on a fictional state police force (named in honor of Hawaii's status as the 50th State) led by former Navy officer Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord), who was appointed by the Governor Paul Jameson (Richard Denning). McGarrett was assisted regularly by State Police officers. A young officer, Danny Williams (played with intensity by Tim O'Kelley in the show's pilot, but replaced in the regular series by James MacArthur), Chin Ho Kelly (Kam Fong) and Kono Kalakaua (Zulu). Later, Honolulu Police Department Officer Duke Lukela (Herman Wedemeyer) joined the team as a regular, as did Ben Kokua (Al Harrington) who replaced Kono. Occasionally, they were assisted by other officers on an "as-needed" basis. During the course of the show, the team was also assisted regularly by: medical examiner Doc Bergman (Al Eben), forensic specialist Che Fong (Harry Endo) and a secretary. The first secretary was May (Maggi Parker), then Jenny (Peggy Ryan) and later Luana (Laura Sode-Matteson). For twelve seasons, McGarrett and his team hounded international secret agents, criminals, and Mafia syndicates plaguing the Hawaiian Islands. With the aid of District Attorney and later Hawaii's Attorney General John Manicote (Glenn Cannon), McGarrett was successful in sending most of his enemies to prison. One such Mafia syndicate was led by crime family patriarch Honore Vashon (Harold Gould), a character introduced in the fifth season. Blaming McGarrett for the death of his son, Vashon swore vengeance using all of the resources available to him. Most episodes of Hawaii Five-O ended with the arrest of criminals with McGarrett's catch phrase to Williams, "Book 'em, Danno!", with the offense occasionally added after this phrase, such as "-Murder one!". Other criminals and organized crime bosses on the islands were played by actors such as Ricardo Montalban, Gavin MacLeod, and Ross Martin as Tony Alika. For the 12th and final season, series regular James MacArthur had left the show (in 1996, he admitted he had got tired and wanted to do other things), as did Kam Fong after season 10. New characters Jim 'Kimo' Carew (William Smith), Lori Wilson (Sharon Farrell), and Truck (Moe Keale) were introduced in season 12 alongside returning regular Duke Lukela. The Five O team consisted of four to five members (small for a real state police unit) and was portrayed as occupying a suite of offices in the Iolani Palace. The office interiors were a soundstage set. Curiously, it lacked its own radio network, necessitating frequent requests by McGarrett to the Honolulu Police Department dispatchers to "Patch me through to Danno". McGarrett's tousled yet immovable hairstyle and proclivity for wearing a dark suit and tie on all possible occasions rapidly entered popular culture. In many episodes (including the pilot), McGarrett was drawn into the world of international espionage and national intelligence. McGarrett's archnemesis was an intelligence officer of the People's Republic of China, Wo Fat. The Communist rogue agent was played by veteran actor Khigh Dheigh. The show's final episode in 1980 was titled "Woe to Wo Fat", in which McGarrett finally put his archnemesis in jail. The show's action and straightforward story-telling left little time for personal stories such as wives and girlfriends, though a two-part story in the first season dealt with the loss of McGarrett's sister's baby. Occasionally, a show would flash back to McGarrett's younger years or to a romantic figure. The viewer is left with the impression that McGarrett, like Dragnet's Joe Friday, is wedded to the police force and to crime-fighting at this point in his life. Hawaii Five O survived long enough to see reruns of early episodes enter syndication while new episodes were still being produced. The 12th season was repackaged into syndication under the title McGarrett. Since McGarrett was also a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve, he sometimes used their resources to help investigate and solve crimes, hence the Navy was credited in the closing credits of some episodes.

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1 2010 The New Hawaii Five - 0
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2 The 12th Season (1979-80) No more Chin, no more Danno, new guys
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3 Hair care Jack Lord
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4 Never Boned McGarrett's too cool to bone fish!
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5 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 Original "Hawaii Five-O" never boned. Jack Lord's McGarrett was the epitome of Cool! (And his hair did move - it often would blow just a tiny little bit in the Waikiki wind!) I still love to watch this show for the scenery and for McGarrett's detest of not only the criminals but also for the innocents who almost always did or said something the would get Steve's ire up! - - - - - As for the new "Hawaii Five-0"? It's still to be seen if it's going to bone any fish. It's gotten close. The one thing I definitely don't get about this new take on the show is that the producers/writers can't seem to figure out if it's a remake of the original or a continuation. The fact that the characters share the same exact names as the original signify that the show is a remake. However, in the 2nd season, the show brought back actor Ed Asner to reprise a role he played in the original show alongside Jack Lord. It's the same character who recently got out of prison for the crime Jack Lord's McGarrett arrested him for. But now it's the new McGarrett who is questioning him. ??? The character, named August March, doesn't question as to why McGarrett is now much younger and looks completely different. Also, the new Steve McGarrett is rebuilding his father's car - the exact same car that Jack Lord's Steve McGarrett drove on the original series. ??? The only explanation I can come up with is that the new "Hawaii Five-0" is taking place in the BIZARRO UNIVERSE! - - - - - I voted Never Boned on behalf of the original series. -- Submitted By: (Profzed) on July 31, 2012, 10:36 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I agree with you, Joe, actually. They should've left the old H50 rest. Unless, as you they bring back the original actors, which in this case is pretty much impossible. the new one I can watch sometimes, but as I said the idea of Steve and Danny trading one-liners is just not right. I saw an episode the other night and every time Steve and Danny are in the car together the one-liners start. the first time or two this wasn't so bad but it really gets lame after a while. I miss Jack Lord and James McArthur. there was a winning team. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 9, 2012, 12:56 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Has anyone submitted the new show? -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 8, 2012, 8:30 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Lrbloom, I was talking about the description. Anyway, I just don't think it's fair for any show to be victim to a silly remake. Say what you will about an original show but once they wrap it should be a done deal unless the original actors are coming back. I tried watching the new one and I didn't make it through an episode. The new version has nothing to do with the old one except Hawaii. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 8, 2012, 6:10 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
5 The wikipedia does refer to both shows - however the text copied anpasted herein may have been edited slightly to save space. The artical about the 2010 remake reboot is shorter. However it is inevitable that comparisons between the new and the old should take place and as long as nothing vulgar is printed it would likely make no difference whether they were seperately listed or not since there will be no way to stop people from coimparing the two -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 7, 2012, 4:22 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Read the description of the show and nowhere does it ever mention the 2010 version of the show, yet this is the current number 2 reason people are citing that it boned. Please, whenever a show is remade such as this one, instead of going to the original show and starting a reason it boned was the remake, just start a new show altogether and put the year afterwards. This should be two different shows, Hawaii Five-O, then Hawaii Five-O (2010). The original Five-O did not bone but the 2010 version was BOA (Boned on Arrival). -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 7, 2012, 3:26 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 The new H50 is now including bad jokes between Steve and Danny making them look like a couple of clowns. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on March 31, 2012, 4:25 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I agree. The new Hawaii Five-0 should be in its own category next to Hawaii Five-O (original uses letter "O" while new series uses numeral "0"). As a big fan of the original, I think the new series is even better! -- Submitted By: () on February 7, 2012, 11:38 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 They shouldn't even include the new Hawaii Five-O with the classic. No one beats Steve Garrett. The new Hawaii Five-0 is like CSI Hawaii/Miami Vice with a couple of pretty boys driving sports cars around shooting up the bad guys without getting their hear messed up. Yuck! -- Submitted By: () on January 17, 2012, 2:45 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I don't watch.. and now they have TWO 'Lost' alums on there -- Submitted By: () on November 3, 2011, 11:44 am - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote
11 The new H5O is just an average cop show with a pretty setting. No substance. If it were in a L.A. or N.Y. locale, nobody would watch. -- Submitted By: () on October 27, 2011, 10:59 am - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Am I the only one on Earth that thinks this remake just completely blows? When I saw this advertised I couldn't believe anything this lousy could've ever been done to a classic and on CBS no less? What is the world coming to? -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on June 25, 2011, 2:52 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 The new remake of H50 completely sucks as the whole crew walks around with their shirts unbuttoned loking like a bunch of beach bums instead of cops. Overhyped and overrated from the start of 2010 season - hope it's cancelled soon. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on June 13, 2011, 4:21 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 I'm from Hawaii, and let me tell you, brudda, ain't no way you gonna stay cool with that many clothes on. Must have been using some BIG fans. -- Submitted By: (HistoryProf) on November 24, 2010, 10:23 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
15 Jack Lord's ("Steve McGarret") hair never moved, nor did he ever break a sweat. He was just so cool that Danno did all the grunt work, like chasing down the criminals and tackling them. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 4, 2010, 12:27 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
16 Through 6 seasons on DVD, it still holds its own. I'm planning on eventually purchasing #7. -- Submitted By: (bmasters1981) on July 30, 2009, 8:22 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
17 When Low Fat didn't murder the wimpy dude who later screwed up Fat from getting the 100 dollar couterfeit plates. Very uncharecteristic of Wo. -- Submitted By: (ChrissyM) on July 13, 2009, 5:57 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
18 Solving crimes and living in Hawaii at the same time? Dude, I'm there. Book 'em Danno. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on June 6, 2009, 10:03 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote

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