Hawaii Five-O Review: The Hookman Cometh

I hope you used your week off  to rest up, folks, because "Hookman" was all about action, action, gun control debates, action, prosthetic arms, creepy engraved bullets, action, total bromance, and, oh yeah, action. I'm getting exhausted just re-reading my notes!

You more eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed the groovy, retro font used in some of this week's opening credits--a subtle nod to the fact that "Hookman" is a re-make of an episode from the original "Hawaii Five-O." This re-boot did a clever job of keeping many elements of the original episode--like the names of the killer and his victims, the nature of Curt Stoner's injury, and the taunting phone call that Stoner makes to McGarret after he busts into the Stoner's apartment--while updating many others (the original's hooks were updated into state-of-the-art robotic hands, and, as the original was shot in 1973, I can't imagine that it contained 1/10 of the charming bromancitude seen in this episode). Read More...



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