DVD Review: HAWAII FIVE-0 – Sixth Season

CBS/Paramount Home Entertainment
Release date: April 21, 2009
MSRP: $49.99

Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer, Harry Endo

Once again I have truly enjoyed another season of this great show, it holds up so well as far as storytelling and plots go that it makes a lot of newer shows look silly. The show uses actual forensics and utilizes computer technology probably totally up to date for its time (1973). The realism of the police work is what give this show it’s edge.

Season six brings some very entertaining episodes in as well. There is a high entertaining episode (One Big Happy Family) with Slim Pickins as the head of a family of serial killers that moves from place to place wacking people and taking money. Episode 1 titled Hookman has a killer with hooks for hands using s sniper rifle. I really like the episode with a group of pimps trying to take out a gangster (played by Barney Miller star Gregory Sierra), also featuring another Barney Miller star, Ron Glass. Even Pat Morita in a small role. Another great episode has the Five-0 crew trying to catch a group of businessmen killers who have a wonderful scam based on inheritances. The show is a true showcase of great television actors of the seventies and the acting is actually pretty damn good for TV of that time.

Classic television that deserves a place on the shelf of any fan of top cop shows.

Order Season Six of HAWAII FIVE-0.

Jon Jordan
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