6.16 Ka Pohaku Kihi Pa’a – When Five-0’s sketchy confidential informant is accused of murder, McGarrett asks his old friend Odell Martin to defend him, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Feb. 26 2016
CBS translated Ka Pohaku Kihi Pa’a to The Solid Cornerstone
I’m pretty sure most of you will be surprised when you get to my verdict at the end of this review. Well, do not fear, won’t take you long to get there since I don’t have time for a full review.
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What a refreshing start without any ‘previously on’. But hey, they didn’t spare us with it, oh no, they found a way to fill the time with lots of ‘previously on’. Just this time they stretched it over the whole episode. Yes, I do understand that it might be important for all the people who have never seen an episode before, or all the people with the attention span of a three-year-old to repeat again and again what has happened in previous episodes. But as a regular viewer I find those most annoying.
And they make me wonder that if the writers and editors and EPs and whoever is responsible can remember what happened in previous episodes… why the heck can’t they keep up any kind of contingency?!
Oh, but they did this time. Sort of. They mentioned why Danny wasn’t there. Despite it always being happy time for me when I don’t have to put up with ‘his royal nastiness’, the reasoning was pretty week. Getting back to NJ to give the money back to the FBI? Yeah, right, as if they would need Danny to get the money back. Why not simply saying he’s accompanying his mother? Their reason makes no sense. But whatever gets him shipped off the island is fine by me.
YES, I am still complaining about this character. Get used to it. Every episode without him is way calmer, smoother, more adult… just simply better episode. (Ehm… there are exceptions, as always)
So, that was a total win in my book. You love that character? Yeah, well, I’m sorry you don’t get to see him. I really am, but I think the actor’s arrangement is a win for the show.
Anyway. Back to the episode. Calling Sang Min a friend was way over the top for me. He might be an asset to Five-0, I can live with that. But calling him a friend or Ohana goes too far for me.
I have not forgotten that he was the scum of the universe as a human trafficker, and that he did not pay up for it. Why is he even a free man now? Yes, he helped finding McG, he helped Chin in prison. But it certainly won’t make him a friend. Sorry, but that is just wrong.
Speaking of Sang Min. In very, very, very small doses he is kind of OK. But this was unbearable to watch. If it wouldn’t have been for Steve and Odell, this would have been the very first episode that I would have stopped watching.
I’m sorry, but this guy and his totally over the top acting is not my kind of humor at all. It is nothing but totally annoying for me. So, every scene he was in, which unfortunately were a lot, was really annoying for me.
I hated the scene at the hotel where they had a practice run of the trial. Totally stupid and ridiculous. Jerry, Kame, Flippa and Sang Min? Shoot me now!
Oh gawd and don’t even let me start with the Jamaican guy. I barely understood a word he was saying. What was the purpose of him anyway? I even hated Grover’s scenes. Wow, I’m on a roll.
I don’t care for this kind of shit at all. Not my humor, not the kind of show I want to see or take any joy out of. The parts with Sang Min, Ziggy and Co. were a total failure for me.
I didn’t even smile or laugh once. Groaning. Yeah, I did that a lot. Especially about the most stupid reason why he couldn’t have shot that guy. Gimme a break. Because he’s near-sighted and not wearing glasses? Seriously?! Jeez.
So, did I like anything in this episode? Oh yeah. I really liked Odell. And Odell and Steve. And Steve and Chin. And even Kono. Loved the ‘let’s get wet’ scenes.
But that was it. And frankly, that is not enough to make this a good episode. The bad outweighed the good by far. Maybe I was in the wrong mood for this episode, don’t know. But I don’t think I can stand to watch the Sang Min parts ever again.
I don’t care if people like him or not, as I said, I do like him in small doses, but not like this. Ever again.
As you probably have figured out by now, I am really mad. For the first time. Stop this shit with the secondary, in this case even way-down-the-food-chain-characters and focus on the main character(s). Damn it. I don’t like this. I want the show about Five-0 back. The show with the coolest crime fighters on the island. Where did they go? I want them back. Find them, and stop this shit.
Review Rant over!
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And please remember, I don’t write reviews with the claim to be objective. This is how I perceived this episode. If you disagree… that is just fine. I don’t claim in any way that my opinion is the right and only one. This is supposed to be fun, so, don’t take any of this too seriously. Always remember, this is just a TV show.