Wipeout!: The Racialicious Review of Hawaii Five-O 1.1
Therefore, I'd say the old show was cast better than the new show. Forty years after the fact, that's ridiculous.
As for the show itself, the look and feel was an homage to the old series. But the old series put us into the shoes of ordinary Hawaiians and gave us clever detective stories to puzzle out. This show was mostly chases, gunfights, and explosions. The only thing that saved it was the banter between McGarrett and Williams.
I'd give it a grade of "B." I'll keep watching for now, but the original was better.
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Below: Grace Park shows what she brings to the Hawaii Five-0 team.