Hawaii Five-O

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There are plenty of rea­sons this show was, at the air­ing of its last episode in 1980, the long­est-run­ning po­lice drama in Amer­i­can TV his­tory. There was the amaz­ing scenery of ex­otic Hawaii, which had only just be­come a state a few years prior to the first episode. Then there was the ter­rific Jack Lord as De­tec­tive Steve McGar­rett (a role orig­i­nally of­fered to Gre­gory Peck) and James MacArthur as Danno, spawn­ing the iconic catch­phrase ‘Book ‘em Danno’ when­ever a crim­i­nal was charged. Lastly, was that theme tune we’re now go­ing to have in our heads all day, com­posed by Mor­ton Stevens and re­garded by some crit­ics as the great­est TV theme tune of all time.

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