O'Loughlin & Caan: Book 'em, Danno

An elite team takes shape on the beaches of Oahu in the premiere of Hawaii Five-O. Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park solve crimes in the revamped classic cop fave. It doesn't matter whether you watched the original Hawaii Five-O, because this is a whole new game!

"It's not a remake," star Alex O'Loughlin says. "We're not picking up where they left off. It's a reboot, and the characters are very different."

Hawaii Five O stars Alex O'Laughlin and Scott Caan

The original Hawaii Five-O was a classic, running from 1968-80. The reboot promises the same high energy action and even a few laughs, but boasts new millennium style, special effects and stunts. Even the recognizable Hawaii Five-O theme song has been punched up.

The action starts when O'Loughlin's character, decorated naval officer Steve McGarrett, returns to Oahu to investigate his father's murder.

McGarrett's plan is to uncover what went down, get revenge and leave again, but Governor Jameson (Jean Smart) has other ideas. She recruits McGarrett to head up an elite new police task force with free reign: his rules, her backing and no red tape.

As the story behind his father's murder unfolds, McGarrett teams up with Jersey transplant Detective Danny "Danno" Williams (Scott Caan), a big city cop who moves to the island to stay close to his daughter.

"You get some good drama out of the relationship if you have someone who is a fish out of water," exec producer Peter Lenkov previews. "These two guys [will] be front and center in the show, McGarrett clearly leading the unit and Danno being his right-hand man, but really being an equal, in terms of his experience and what he brings to the table."

The cast of Hawaii-Five-O

Two Hawaiian locals, Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and his butt-kicking niece Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) close out the team. McGarrett turns to his father's former protege Chin for help, only to find the Honolulu Police Detective has been bumped to federal security patrol after being wrongly accused of corruption.

Chin is keen to get back into the crime fighting game and points McGarrett to rookie Kono, who won't have much of a chance to move up as a cop thanks to her uncle's bad rep. The gorgeous surfer jumps into the action before graduating.

Hawaii Five-O premieres tonight, Monday, September 20 at 10 p.m.

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Nida August 09, 2012 | 5:18 PM

Bravo scripts osdttanuing. Cast osdttanuing. Development of Danny(Dano)Williams' character brilliant. Scott Caan owns this part. Glad to see Grace Park, a favorite of mine on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and the Kim character, also very good. The McGarrett character is sort of put in the shade, action figure almost, though he is meant to be the main character, but too buttoned-up emotionally as set up as a contrast to his partner. Will say he has the longest eyelashes, nice enough looking guy, but it's hard to focus on McGarrett when Dano is revealing constant new facets of his character, making him the most interesting of the two. Jack Lord in reruns was a mysteriously magnetic lead in the old Five O, without really revealing a darn thing about himself; and the first Dano, who recently died, didn't have much to do then. I like this Five O much more because we get lots of character I vote for characters who are human. Five O is definitely going in the right direction. Not to be missed.

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