Bromance is in the air — and all over “Hawaii Five-0.”
The relationship between Dets. Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan) has been the subject of both intrigue and criticism.
Some argue that the banter between the two detectives is entertaining; others say it’s too much about them and not enough about the crimes, the plot or — let’s be honest — the other members of “Five-0.” (I mean, Grace Park hasn’t had more than 10 lines in any episode.)
I’ll admit, at first, I was digging the bromance. (Which is, according to Urban Dictionary, the complicated love and affection shared by two straight males.) It has been entertaining to watch them go back and forth, usually in the car — and usually without wearing seatbelts — about everything from ex-wives to anger issues.
Bromances have been a huge Hollywood hit lately, with celebrity bud-couples such as Brad Pitt and George Clooney and Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey making this heterosexual relationship trendy and cool.
But is this bromance taking away from the show? Meaning, is there too much focus on McGarrett and Williams? Or is that what’s keeping the show alive?
From last night’s show:
• Australian actress Claire Van Der Boom as Rachel, the witty, sharp-tongued ex-wife of Danny “Danno” Williams. She needs a larger role in this show.
• Danno plugs Side Street Inn. Great local grinds!
• Former KHNL anchor Diane Ako as — what else — a TV reporter!
• Didn’t buy the plot of highly trained triathletes as diamond thieves. Not the fastest getaway on bikes.
• Seatbelts. McGarrett and Williams still aren’t wearing ’em.
• Still not much Grace Park. When is she going to get a bigger role and shine?
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Yes, am looking for Grace Park to get roles and lines with more substance. And, it’s interesting to see Rachael. She has a certain attraction about her. She comes with a lot of spunk and attitude.
If there’s anything about this Hawaii Five-O, it’s about the Hawaii spirit of “ohana” or family. Bit by bit, it’s coming along. I see it as the one thing that distinguishes this series from it’s contemporaries on TV. Even Kono got to say “cuz” this week.
I like the goofy “bromance” of Steve and Danny. Elevated to new heights with this episode when we finally meet Danny’s ex , Rachel. The bickering Steve and Danny helps to alleviate the ludricous plot lines, like tonight’s one about jewel theives / triathletes. One more highlight : At least we learned a new way to get a superhuman energy boost. Freeze your blood, then inject it back in. At last, I can say goodbye to Four Loko.
@CodyZamboni Rachel looks good. Looking forward to seeing more interaction in the weeks to come.
I agree. Too much yacking by Danno. Let the other characters have bigger roles.
I’m digging the way Chin Ho gets down and dirty with the violence. everyone has semi autos? CHK packs a shot gun. others chase down the baddies? CHK heads them off and clotheslines them with a garden hose. total badass.
@matti2d That was the most bad assed take down of the season!
The bickering between Steve and Danno is beginning to wear thin. I thought it amusing at first but it’s getting old. Maybe the writers just need to dial it back a bit. I also think Danno is just a tad too uptight. Yeah, he’s the mainland haole and maybe that’s what the writers are trying to convey but he could really use some prozac.
Speaking of 5-0. Did everyone see the beautiful Diane Ako as a reporter last night?
bestbuds, guns, explosions, surf, babes, cars, more explosions; i think they got the mix right, esp when you consider that the target audience has been at war for the last two decades.
Cat, you forgot to mention another gratuitous strip down of Grace and Alex. Whether that’s a positive or negative is for each one to say… for me, it’s a negative as it was waaaaaaay too forced… Who’s gonna dive in? …of course Grace! I’m surprised they didn’t have her enter the triathlon during the swimming phase to track the criminals, haha!
Maybe she can’t swim that well.
Oh, as for the bromance, I guess I can repeat what I posted last week, and that is that they should just kiss already, haha!
I dunno, last night’s episode (even with the improbable plot lines) seemed more enjoyable than most. Since the show is doing relatively well ratings wise, I wouldn’t look for any big changes. Show still needs to increase Asian/Polynesian representation.
@Maxcat I have to agree that I thought it was miles better than the previous episodes.
Steve and Danno should just take a ride to the airport, take pictures of each other’s privates and then give each other the full-body pat down. That’s what I do when I want some excitement, and don’t have a date. I book a cheap flight and get a stranger from TSA to bark at me touch me impolitely. These Five-O guys can just flash their badges and use the space and equipment as a professional courtesy extended by TSA.
I so cught that that “side street” whoo hoo fried rice and pork chops with some garlic steaks with a few brews. Winnahs
As for the show, finally had some locals who can speak real “bird”
There needs to be more banter between McGarrett and Danno during the chases and shootouts, a la the Lethal Weapon series and other movies of that genre. The same old seatbelt-less drive with stock footage of going along the shore is getting kinda old.
Yes, I liked this weeks episode also. A LOT of one-liners throughout the show made it enjoyable. Last weeks episode, with the female assassin had a lot of excitement but lacked a credible plot.
With the Diamond stealing Triatheletes the plot, while plausible at best, was more realistic to me. The icing to me liking this particular episode was when Kamekona “handed over” the phone.