Hawaii Five-O: Cocoon (Pilot)  » TV  »
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  • I like the movie, but it is very heavy on the spy factor, and as much as Hawaii is prime early on, it ends up being a bit of a spy caper

    • by Orrymain

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      The pilot for Hawaii Five-O was presented as a movie that aired several days before the regular season began. The show is about the elite state police force of Hawaii, which is called Five-0. The force is led by Steve McGarrett, a no-nonsense and tough man of the law with a strong sense of right and wrong. He’s powerfully portrayed by Jack Lord. He had the looks and the strong demeanor to pull off this role.

      The biggest guest star, so to speak, was Hawaii itself.

      I admit to loving all of the McGarrett driving scenes. This show is full of them. That’s part of what makes the show unique. We see McGarrett going full force out of his parking space and all along the roads of Hawaii, seeing the scenic offerings along the way. It’s positively beautiful. I also like that feeling of being in the car. It’s camera work that isn’t normal for television.

      This pilot movie introduces the arch nemesis of McGarrett for the entire run of the ...

      • series, Wo Fat, an agent for Red China. Khigh Dheigh plays this part to the end. He’s crafty and he’s nasty, and somehow he always manages to get away and survive.

        McGarrett pretty much hogs the pilot, though series regulars Zulu and Kam Fong have some scenes. The Danny Williams character is present, too, but it’s played by Tim O’Kelly. He’s barely in the movie. The talented Lew Ayres plays the governor, with James Gregory playing Jonathan Kaye. Both of these roles are recast for

        the series as well.

        I like the movie, but it is very heavy on the spy factor, and as much as Hawaii is prime early on, it ends up being a bit of a spy caper. I didn’t enjoy that as much. The one thing I’m glad about, too, is that the show didn’t have an affair of the week, though from the pilot it looked like it could since McGarrett was romancing a character played by Nancy Kwan.

        All in all, this was a good start to the successful crime drama.

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