Friday, September 24, 2010

He's not your mother's Steve McGarrett

I have to say I'm kind of excited about the new Hawaii Five-O. As a kid, it was the premiere cop show. Bad guys, cheesy lines (Book 'em Danno!) and of course, that great theme music.

Every week for years (or at least a couple of them) I would lace up my tap shoes and dance to the opening credits of Hawaii Five-O on the terrazo floor in the Florida room (that's what we call a rec room down here in the Sunshine state) while my family cheered me on. I was certain that if I practiced enough, Miss Nancy (my tap and ballet teacher) would let me do a solo tap number to Hawaii Five-O at the next big recital. I think I was envisioning a hula skirt for a costume.

I never got to do a tap solo, but I did get to do a tap duet. Only it was to the music of "The Good Ship Lollipop" in which I was forced to channel Shirley Temple, right down to the ringlets, PLUS carry a giant lollipop in my hand while I tapped, but that's another post altogether.

I'm happy to report the first episode passed my muster and has made the permanent scheduled series status on my DVR. Of course, it has nothing to do with the fact that the new Jack Lord is being played by the yummy Alex O'Loughlin. Nothing at all. My 8 year old self does not remember ever being faintly attracted to Jack Lord, aka Steve McGarrett. The rest of the cast is pretty awesome too: Jean Smart, Scott Caan, Grace Park and the awesome Daniel Dae Kim (from Lost!)

Monday nights, 10 pm est. Be there. Aloha.


Kristen Painter said...

I really liked this show too! I'm going to watch a few more episodes at least. I don't really need more tv to watch, but I'm loving this cast.

Marilyn Brant said...

My husband and I watched it on Monday and loved it! I'm curious to see, too, what it'll be like once they've had the chance to settle into a weekly routine but, for now, it's one of the more promising shows this fall for me. Would love for you to tap dance for us sometime, though ;).

Mel Francis said...

Holy Crap! What an opening! I'm hooked after first 10 minutes!

Maria Geraci said...

Yeah, the opening was awesome. And I loved seeing Jean Smart as the governor:)

Marilyn, maybe one day you'll see me tap dance;)


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