DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

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Hfive, AWAII au­di­ence 0.

I thought it might be bad. Scott Caan and giddy lo­cal tele­vi­sion in­dus­try re­ports about how this was the ‘‘ best new show com­ing out of LA’’ not­with­stand­ing. But you know me. I don’t like to go into some­thing with that kind of at­ti­tude. I’ve hated the idea of plenty of things and then watched them and loved them.

Ex­hibit A: Glee. But Hawaii Five-0. . . that’s an­other mat­ter. It has a lot of things I don’t like in a show: things that ex­plode; run­ning and jump­ing for barely le­git­i­mate rea­sons; in­su­lar buddy cops; only the girl takes her clothes off; and, it’s a re­make. Or re­boot, as we ap­par­ently now call them. I kind of have a prob­lem with re­makes on prin­ci­ple, un­less it’s this: a bad show ren­o­vated by some­body with real tal­ent. Like Tim Bur­ton’s first Bat­man film, to give you a for in­stance. But how rare are those? Very.

More of­ten it’s The Bionic Woman turned into The Bionic Woman. Or Hawaii Five-0 re­made into Hawaii Five-0.

Things I know about the first Hawaii Five-0: The mu­sic; the main dude’s hair; ‘‘ Book ’ em, Danno’’; the Ra­dio Bird­man song Aloha Steve & Danno.

Alex O’Lough­lin

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Caan do: Scott Caan

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