Millions of people tuned into last night’s season finale of CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0” — and to mixed reviews.
Fans had a lot to say about the finale, ranging from all-out praise for the show’s cliffhangers and plot twists to unabashed criticism for, well, the show’s cliffhangers and plot twists.
The episode, titled “Oia‘i‘o” (or “trust”), featured every TV plot twist you could think of: wrongful arrest, cold-blooded murder, surprise pregnancy, loyalty shifts, an arsenal of semi-automatic weapons in the possession of the shave ice stand owner. The only thing missing was Grace Park in a bikini.
It was a little much for me, actually. I like being shocked and awed like any other TV-obsessed American. But I didn’t care for the loose plot development leading up to these twists, some of which seem a bit far-fetched and overly convenient. (Even Scott Caan, clearly the fan favorite on the show, thinks some scenes are a bit contrived.)
But there’s no doubt the show offers enough action, humor and “carguments” between Det. Steve McGarrett and Danny “Danno” Williams to garner it a second season. (The show averages 11.9 million viewers every week.)
But Season 2 better be good. And fans are going to have high expectations. They don’t want shallow or emotional storylines. (Folks already didn’t like Danno and his ex-wife getting back together.) They want action, high-speed car chases, gun fights, A-list guest stars, ninjas, female wrestlers and a better wardrobe for Park.
Anyone have suggestions?