Excerpt: Our reviews of Hawaii Five-0: The First Season (Blu-ray) (published March 12th, 2012), Hawaii Five-0: The Fourth Season (published September 25th, 2014), and Hawaii Five-0: The Third Season (Blu-ray) (published September 23rd, 2013) are also available. I'm hard pressed to think of a show which uses its shooting location to better effect than Hawaii Five-0 .
Conclusion: While Hawaii Five-0 cannot match the excellence of cable's finest series, it's perhaps the best thing going on network television. It's big and beautiful both at once, featuring high-caliber action scenes and lush backdrops to accentuate a great cast and gripping story lines. Not every episode's a thriller, but then again what series -- particularly those that run more than a dozen or so episodes per season and don't follow a continuing plot line -- can say as much?
Excerpt: A special task force designed to handle high risk cases, Hawaii Five-O was given free reign to work by the previous governor, but the new one has started setting up some limits. In order to ensure the task force operates under more scrutiny, an agent from Homeland Security is assigned, Lori Weston (Lauren German). But even with the supervision, the team tackles some of the toughest cases around and plays by their own rules.