If you grew up in the seventies, you’re probably already familiar with the action, excitement and danger that filled each episode of the popular police drama Hawaii Five-0. And now die-hard fans can enjoy new episodes and a younger generation can discover a new favourite show with the remake of the series, which debuted in the fall of 2010. Hawaii Five-0: The Second Season was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD and I received a screener copy to check out for myself. Here’s a brief synopsis:
New crimes, new criminals and new corruption confront the elite federalized task force known as Hawaii Five-0 in the action-packed series featuring the rugged enforcement team whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the islands’ sun-drenched beaches. Season Two starts with a stunner – Detective Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) finds himself behind bars, accused of murdering the Governor. The action accelerates with new leads in the killing of McGarrett’s father. And things go from hot to explosive in cases that include Kono (Grace Park) being suspended from the force, the arrest of Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) at the Russian consulate and the kidnapping of Danno’s (Scott Cann) young daughter in a bizarre revenge plot. Join the Five-0 team for all 23 episodes of high-velocity, crime-busting action!
My husband had watched the original Hawaii Five-0 series and I had never seen it so we were well suited to review this DVD set. Having no idea what to expect, I was quickly caught up in the action of the series, which balanced humour, danger and action together in a great way. Police dramas are not my first choice if I’m watching television but overall I found the series entertaining and very high energy.
My husband, as a fan of the original series, was eager to see how the characters and plot had been updated for a new generation. He appreciated the modernization of the series and commented that the interaction between McGarrett and Danno really kept the show moving along. He’s sold on the new series and has watched the DVD set more than once already.
With special features including the Aloha Action! Take 2 featurette highlighting the show’s dramatic stunts, an inside look at the creation of the second season called Shore Lines: The Story Of Hawaii Five-0, Season 2 and a special interactive Crime Scene Locator map, this set is sure to please any old or new Hawaii Five-0 fan. If you love suspenseful, action-filled police drama with a good dose of humorous interplay between the main characters, Hawaii Five-O: The Second Season will be perfect for you. Check it out for yourself today!