Book ‘Em Danno: First Look at the New ‘Hawaii Five-0’

I would like to begin by admitting that I have no investment in the original Hawaii Five-0 television show. I know the theme song, I’ve seen a few episodes, but for the most part I feel absolutely nothing toward the fact that it’s being rebooted. That said, I was impressed beyond expectations by some of the first footage released from the show. As you are about to see below, CBS has unleashed a behind the scenes featurette and the show’s opening credits, which features an updated version of the classic theme.

Here’s what is interesting about this show. One, you have a very solid cast — Alex O’Laughlin, Scott Caan, Lost‘s Daniel Dae Kim and Battlestar Galactica‘s Grace Park. Each have assumed roles on this team of outside-the-system cops who patrol the gorgeous landscape of Hawaii, getting into trouble and taking care of business in time for a little surfing. As episodic cop shows go, this one looks to be in the “fun zone” with shows like the unfortunately canceled Life and Burn Notice. This is what I’m gathering from early footage. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions based on the two video embeds below. Did I mention that Grace Park is a badass in a bikini in this show? Hawaii Five-0 will debut as part of CBS’ Fall 2010 line-up.

Behind the Scenes Featurette:

Opening Credits (with new theme song):

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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