Hawaii Five-0 gets two new players, and one who gets a promotion.
Let’s start with Adam. To be honest, when he was still more or less in charge of his father’s empire, and kind of a bad guy, I liked his character. He had potential to be a good villain. Unfortunately, he fell in love with Kono, and the snoozefest began. What a boring character he became. For me, that couple was the most boring on TV. And I won’t pretend that I am sad that Kono left the show.
I was hoping never to see Adam again. Now it seems that he even gets more screen time. Honestly, that makes no sense to me. And remember, I am not talking about the actors here. I really like Ian Anthony Dale, but his character on this show is just boring and useless.
It makes no sense to me that his wife Kono left him. Leaving him behind to save the world… or whatever. And it makes even less sense that Five-0 has any need for a convicted felon who has ties to the crime world, and brings no skills to the table whatsoever.
Giving Jerry a badge was far, far fetched, but this is ridiculous. Five-0’s credibility just went out the window with this move. Until Jerry, at least every member had the training to actually do their job. Adam? Not so much. They now have another ‘consultant’, or what?
One can think about this what one want, I think it’s stupid and ridiculous.
Now, about the two new members.
I am actually really looking forward to the new guys. I especially like the new ex-SEAL. I hope he will be someone who ‘gets’ Steve. Who Steve can be friends with. Who can be a great partner out in the field. I would love that, and I hope they will not pair him with the new woman. Let Danny work with her.
She will probably end up being a new love interest for someone anyway. At least the fandom will make her one.
I hope this new woman on the team will be her own character, and not a Kono-wanna-be. I hope she’s a character that I can buy-in to. Kono never managed to sell her prowess to me. The only woman I bought-in to is not currently on the show, so I really hope that Tani will fill the void on Five-0.
Speaking of a void. Do I think this show needs more women as team members? I will probably offend some people, but my opinion is no. It has only very little to do that the show only managed to create one character I liked watching do all the things she did. No, it’s because I’m simply not interested in watching women on TV in other roles than as support for the main characters. And before you cry bloody murder, I DO believe that women can do the same things men can (well most everything), and I DO believe in equality for women in real life. Although it’s arguable if female characters bring in (money wise) as much as male characters for the companies. For that to argue we would need a study or someone who actually does know all this stuff. I don’t know much about it, so all I can say is, if someone works equally as much, they should be paid the same. If not… they shouldn’t.
Bottom line, equal pay and rights aside, I don’t wanna watch women on TV. It’s boring as hell to me.
And I don’t think that more women on TV would influence the real world. I don’t think it works like that. Give me a great, confident, capable character on TV, and I will watch her. Uh, we had one on Five-0, pity she isn’t there anymore. Until we have another equally great one, I am not interested in more stupidly written women with no story.
And even if there would be another great female character, I would still not be that interested if there wasn’t a male character she was working with. I’m sorry, but female characters as a stand-alone are simply not interesting to me. And I can’t think of any TV-show or even movie with a female lead that I truly liked.
So, for me, it’s no big loss that Kono is gone, or that we only have one female on the show. These new cast members can be a refreshing thing for Five-0.
Despite all the strange things that have happened over the last couple of weeks, from departing cast to new ones, I am really looking forward to the new season. I think it will be great and better than last season. And I don’t think it will be the last one either.