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I have squee'd about it at length on Twitter, but I would be remiss not to mention it in here as well: Hawaii Five-O!

Oh my gods, I can't even believe how much I love it already. I watched the first couple of episodes back when they started airing and then I probably got ~too busy~ to keep up and I fell behind. But now I just finished catching up last week, and yeah, OH MY GODS. I have come up with a bullet-y list of why we should ALL be watching this show.

- Kickass cast is freakin' kickass. I mean, I suppose Steve does have a lot of Gary-Stuesque qualities, but holy shit, son, this stuff is just so much fun to watch and root for! Really though, Steve's just the most prominent example because trust me; Kono, Danno, and Chin-Ho are all BAMF's in their own rights. Consistently.
- FUN. Fun, fun, fun! Partyin', partyin', yeah! This is a total, unabashed popcorn show brimming with action and comeuppances and crazy CRAZY shenanigans and other jubilatory treats. Amongst which is...
- The banter. It is SO DELIGHTFUL. The snark and the repartee and, underneath it all, the not-even-the-slightest-bit subverted friendship of Steve and Danny is a bottomless mine of gold.
- All of the main characters are being developed. They all have lives outside of Five-O that we get more or less expansive glimpses of. Always a plus, always leaves me wanting more. In a good way, I hasten to add!
- The camaraderie/team dynamics is already showing potential for, idek, THE WEST WING-scale greatness. I'm not even kidding, and some of you know I do not take that reference lightly. ;) To vaguely allude to something which I do not wish to spoil (heh), the whole gang gets themselves in a Serious Inextricable Predicament and just, the way they chose to stick together come what may was a thing of sheer beauty. *_*
- Obvious hotness. I mean, have you seen this cast? They do not always wear shirts. Just putting that out there. :p

- I am now a lot more nervous about ever visiting Hawaii because OH SHIT THE VIOLENT CRIME RATE. lolol.

In short: show is fucking awesome and everybody needs to give it a go! Then tell me how much you loved it. ;)

And now, my flailings on the latest episode.

Hawaii Five-0, 1x20: Ma Ke Kahakai

I'll start off with a copypasta off my Tumblr (lol I know) : STORY TIME! I saw this gif before I even watched the episode and thought, 'this is the cutest thing I have ever seen, omg, must watch episode right this instant!'

So then I start watching, and Steve and Danny are on this epic hike
JUST BECAUSE* and it's just really fucking nice, innit, and Steve's saying how his dad used to take him there and so I thought 'oh! Danny will come to see the merits of hiking and he'll probably take Grace on this trail at the end of this episode or something and gif of unparallelled cuteness will occur in that context'. Little did I know.


*[livejournal.com profile] lilibel and Victor Hugo made sense of this for me: demain dès l'aube, (...) j'irai par la forêt, j'irai par la montagne / je ne puis demeurer loin de toi plus longtemps. I'll wait here while you Google-translate.

No but I've tried, I really have, to not ship it. I was going to be a noromo for this pair. I had RESOLVED not to read too much into the subtext. But it was a lost cause all along, wasn't it? I first felt my will falter after "I know you," and now I'm full-on reading fic and having ~dreams. lol. Okay so I'm weak, but what a wonderful reason to fall, you will maybe agree.

BESIDES THAT: I'm not gonna lie, I was a little bit sad that James Kyson Lee didn't have a scene with Masi Oka. If that's alright with everyone, I'm gonna pretend their H50 characters are actually BFFs and hang out all the time to geek out over comics and dumb sci-fi TV shows. ;)

How badass was Chin and Danno's synchronized jump onto the suspect's boat? Holy manatee, instant-rewind for me just so I could marvel at it again. *_*

I am glad we found out what happened with Chin-Ho, for a second there I thought that might get dragged out a bit longer but it's good that we know. Now it's all about whether he'll turn in his uncle and the strain his choice will put on his and Kono's relationship. By the way, I love Kono SO MUCH. And I may or may not want to see more of those surfing lessons she's been giving Danny, too.

Has the show been renewed for next year yet? I just can't get enough. I thought after my marathoning something like 14 episodes in a week I might be underwhelmed by the new one yesterday, but I was so not. To conclude;

Roses are red, violets are blue,
Hawaii Five-0:

I am also very much open to icon(-maker) recommendations for this fandom, if anybody has any that they like.

Date: 2011-04-14 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sellthelie.livejournal.com
I don't think CBS has announced any renewals yet, makes me feel better about this not being said. But I think it's safe.

I like [livejournal.com profile] totallybalanced, [livejournal.com profile] oncloudse7en & [livejournal.com profile] wildpages, I think all my Five O icons are by them. :)

Date: 2011-04-14 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gossy16.livejournal.com
Oh, crud. I'm also thinking it's safe but it'll be nice to get confirmation. :)

Thank you for the recs! I totally forgot to ask in my post (epic facepalm) but what's the main icon community? I searched LJ interests and yet I remain confused.

Date: 2011-04-14 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] promiseoftin.livejournal.com
I laughed SO MUCH when Danny made the heart. LOL, they luuuuuv each other.

Date: 2011-04-14 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gossy16.livejournal.com
It was amazing. I still can't get over it, LOL. They are so married, though. <333

Date: 2011-04-14 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alliecat8.livejournal.com
ITA on everything you said; can't think of a thing to add. Except this (I'm skipping your review 'cause I haven't seen this week's ep yet): on Tuesday morning I mentioned needing to catch up with it on DVR and my husband said, "You're really gonna hate what they did to Steve's face." And I got VERY UPSET inside! Which leads me to believe that I am deeper into this thing than I think!

Date: 2011-04-14 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gossy16.livejournal.com
For a sec I was confused, what did they do to Steve's face? But I think I know what your husband meant, and let me just say, I had a near-panic attack at the start of the episode. I was legit yelling "OH MY GODS, WHAT!!" at my screen, lmao. You need to watch it, though! It was so great ♥



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