DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
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.
Caan do: Scott Caan