Monday, May 24, 2010

Hawaii Five-O Redux?

Hawaii Five-O is one of those iconic television shows, almost legendary; like Bonanza, Gunsmoke, or Joanie Loves Chachi.

Hawaii Five-O had what may be the most perfect opening credit sequence of all time:

I may be a bit behind, I don't really track the new fall television line-ups like I did when I was younger, but I've recently learned that Hawaii Five-O is being remade, and will be part of CBS's fall line-up this year.

The casting looks great, with Alex O'Loughlin, who I thought was excellent as vampire-detective Mick St. John in Moonlight, as Steve McGarrett, and Scott Caan, son of James Caan, as Danny. The cast also includes my favorite Cylon, Grace Park, as Kona Kalakaua (Funny how she keeps reprising roles that were originally male,) and Daniel Dae Kim, last seen in Lost, as Chin Ho.

The new opening credits look good, and the updated theme music still has that old "kick":

I look forward to seeing how it turns out. I hope that they get it right.

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