Excerpt: Our reviews of Hawaii Five-0: The Fourth Season (published September 25th, 2014), Hawaii Five-0: The Second Season (Blu-ray) (published December 9th, 2012), and Hawaii Five-0: The Third Season (Blu-ray) (published September 23rd, 2013) are also available. The original Hawaii Five-O was an impressive TV drama that ran from 1968 to 1980. It held the record as longest running police procedural until 2003 (when it was surpassed by Law and Order ).
Conclusion: "Hawaii Five-0: Season 1" is certainly not groundbreaking television, but as an episodic Action series with a tropical backdrop, strong characters, and fine acting, it's more than serviceable. All that really matters here is that the show is entertaining, even if things get a bit repetitive at times.