I watched the first episode of this show, season 1. I
thought it was okay, but not worth watching because it was
kind of boring. I love the actor who stars in it, but they
cut his hair and made him more of a military guy (not my
kind of thing). I have friends who liked it and watch
Fast-forward to now and I live in - guess where? Hawaii!
Right where they film the show and where the action takes
place. In fact, I've seen them out filming. Let me rephrase
that. I've seen camera crews out on the streets, and all of
their attending trucks and security, filming this show, and
movies, out near where I live. It's a really big deal here.
I heard from a good friend that he happened to see Jorge
Garcia in the Downbeat Cafe, which is about 3 blocks from
here, and a place I go every Sunday! So far my luck has not
been good. I haven't seen any of the cast. You know I'll be
keeping my eye out.
Anyway, after watching this DVD, I have to say that it's
really an action show, even more than it is a cop show. In
fact, it really reminds me of another show: "NCIS: Los
Angeles". Both shows are very unrealistic cartoons.
They make you think there is lots and lots of crime on the
streets, and many terrorists, and lots of shootings and
other murders. They're like fun popcorn movies where you
just sit back and enjoy the thrill ride and cheer for the
good guys. While you're not paying attention, the characters
and their relationships draw you in and make you care for
them, even though you could have sworn that you didn't even
know these people or who they are.
The cartoon factor is even more obvious in a show set in
Hawaii. We all know that there's plenty of crime and
violence in Los Angeles (of course, not nearly as much as
they show on TV), but here in Honolulu, it's laughable. We
have very little crime here, and almost no shootings or
violence. We live on an island and it's very hard to bring
guns here! I'm not saying there's NO crime, but most
of it just bar fights or things like theft or domestic
abuse. People aren't shooting each other, or at the
cops. We have a lot of poverty (very expensive to live
here) and many many homeless, but for the most part, people
are laid back. Even the homeless barely ask for money or
bother people as they walk by (which is something I've never
seen with the homeless in other cities). Maybe it's the
Aloha spirit here, or the fact that there are many big
families where people take care of each other, or maybe it's
the heat, or maybe it's all the pot people, but people here
are very nice and relaxed, and friendly, just like you see
in the tourism commercials.
I hope I didn't burst anyone's bubble about "Hawaii
Five-0". Enjoy the show, anyway. The DVD's, like so many of
the CBS DVD's, have tons of great features. See below.
They're worth watching!
FIVE-O (2010) – THE FOURTH SEASON
– Out September 16
With the spectacular beauty of Hawaii
as a backdrop, the fourth season of the action-packed series
arrives on DVD loaded with exclusive special features
highlight the making of the thrilling show. In addition to
interviews with the cast and crew, to a celebration of the
series fans across the globe, the newest collection includes
“Aloha Action,” an explosive look at the breathtaking stunts
that make HAWAII
FIVE-O one of television’s biggest hits.
The action-packed series starring Alex O'Laughlin, Scott
Caan, Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-0:
The Fourth Season, arrives on DVD featuring 22
episodes in addition to exclusive bonus footage, behind the
scenes looks and interviews with the cast and crew. The
Hawaii Five-0 team faces some of their biggest challenges
yet as they fight to keep paradise safe from the most
dangerous criminals on the islands. Joining the team
this season is Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride), who
recently moved his faimly from Chicago to head the SWAT unit
on the island.
Special Features: *Shoreline: Season 4 - Dive into the
fourth season with series cast and writers
*Aloha Action! Season 4 - Take a look at the season's
*Designing Five-0 - Watch in-depth interviews with the
show's art department and take a look at some of their
biggest designs for the latest season
*A Celebration Like No Other - Join dedicated fans from
across the globe who converged on Waikiki Beach for the
Season 4 Premiere
*The Making of "Ho'onani Makuakane (Honor They Father)" -
Find out how the episode came together, explore the history
behind the Japanese internment, and the lengths products
went to ensure period authenticity.
*Plan of Attack - Get a detailed look at the visual effects
magic created to simulate the attack on Pearl Harbor.
*Captain Lou Grover - Enjoy this fun profile of the
character portrayed by Chi McBride.
*King's Oh So Sweet Hawaiian Recipes - The six-part web
series features shrimp truck Granddaughter of King's
Hawaiian founder, Robert Taira
*The Reunion - To celebrate Jorge Garcia's guest appearance,
sit down with Garcia and his former "Lost" castmates Daniel
Dae Kim and Terry O'Quinn as they discuss reuniting on the
set of "Hawaii Five-0"
*From the Fans to the Fans - Go behind the scenes of the
fan-built episode "Ho'i Hou (Reunited)"
Specifications: Full Screen Format
English 5.1 Surround
English Stereo Surround
Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Brazilian Portugeues Subtitles
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 15 hours, 58 minutes
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