7.05 Ke Kū ‘Ana
When a cache of guns is stolen from a gun range, Five-0 discovers the culprit is intent on making a dramatic and potentially deadly statement on gun violence. Also, Kono and Adam are finally reunited when he is released from prison.
CBS translated Ke Kū ‘Ana to The Stand
I will give my disclaimer up front this time, because I know many people will disagree with my review. And that is perfectly fine. I don’t mind at all. Your opinion does in NO way alter my enjoyment, or none-enjoyment of anything I watch or do. And neither should my review alter your enjoyment.
I never cared if I was the only person in the world who loved or hated something. My opinion is always based on what I like, or dislike. I don’t let people influence what I like, or what is hip, or whatever. Some call that opinionated. I call it “I know what I like”. 🙂
So, here we go.
Kono and Adam.
I just don’t see it. I’m sorry, but these two are the most boring couple on TV. Ever. I don’t see any chemistry there, and I really couldn’t care less about these two. Seriously, what a waste of time.
Oh, and as a side note, what an ugly wedding band. LOL. I normally don’t even register such stuff as dresses, haircuts or jewelry. But this thing is so butt ugly. Guess that is just a matter of taste. 😉
Adam and the father/daughter
Oh, please stop being this soap opera show. I so freaking don’t care about Adam’s good side and paying his prison friend back. And getting the father and daughter back together before he dies. We had that before, even with a guy in prison. Exact same story with the same ending, the daughter forgiving her father. Stop it, I’m begging you.
The armored truck
Oh, God, can it get any more stupid? First the guy steals a construction vehicle that he modifies to his needs. Ever thought about the logistics of that? I know Five-0 doesn’t, but I do immediately when I see something like that. He needs a place where he can weld all those plates to the truck. He needs to buy all that stuff. He needs hours and hours to work on it. And all the time it must be at a place where his work is not discovered.
And then he is finally done with his glorious indestructible truck, but unfortunately he forgot to close the windows. Cokie said he needed to breathe. Yeah right.
And let’s not forget he raided that gun range to steal this huge big gun. Which he then carried easily down into the sewer system. Sure, no problem.
And by the way, why the heck did he steal it anyway? And why shooting that gun owner? He wanted to make a statement? That was just dumb.
Hey, was that the guy from Steve’s group therapy? Would have been cool if they mentioned that with more than a look. Too bad those scenes from season 4 landed on the cutting room floor. Still shame on the show for that.
The argument in the car
I think it is so sad that Dannoying is not able to give a reasonable argument, that he always reverts down to insulting his so-called friend. What an idiot. Thankfully Steve called him out on it.
But other than that, I think they are both right. In a way. And they are both wrong. There is no way that only well trained and responsible people will get their hands on guns. Sorry, Steve, but since that is not happening, maybe there should be better control.
And Dannoying, no matter how much you think no one should have guns, sorry, but that is never ever gonna happen. That industry is a billion-dollar industry, and in the end, it all comes down to money. Always.
And by the way, you are a liar saying that you only carry a gun because your job requires it. May I remind you that you went to a foreign country as a civilian to kill another human being in cold blood? THAT was not a requirement of your job. You use a gun when it fits your purpose, so, come down from your high horse.
You know, second amendment or not, as I see it, there is no, absolutely no reason for any person to have automatic weapons. Those guns, hand guns and assault rifles alike, only have one purpose and one alone. To kill people. And no person should have the right to have such firearms in his house, or on his person.
You think you can protect your family with such weapons? Think again. You are wrong. The likelihood of your toddler shooting you or him/herself, or getting shot with your own weapon by an actual burglar is through the roof if you have a gun in your home.
Kids will always find a way to get their little hands on your gun.
You don’t need no fucking machine gun in your home. Should everyone have the right to have such guns? Hell, no. Should there be people allowed to have such guns after a thorough check of their background, character and mental health? Maybe.
But no matter what your stance on this issue is, it doesn’t matter, because there never will be any change. Again, way too much money involved.
I must say, I am so very happy to live in a country where I don’t have to think about any of my neighbors having a gun arsenal in his home.
The scene at the courtroom
Again with two members of Five-0 going kinda undercover? Groan-worthy. Those scenes were so darn predictable, down to the stupid judge trying to shoot the baddie. Ugh.
At no time did Steve want to storm into the courtroom guns blazing. When the situation warranted he and SWAT got into position to intervene, but when the situation changed, when more information came in, he adapted the plan and waited in cover to see how the negotiation went.
I have no idea why people think being ready for any event means that Steve is oh so eager to execute with maximum firepower. That is such bullshit, and shows me that those people have no idea what his years of training were all about. TEAM. That is the most important thing in his work. And in the past years that is what he always showed. If someone had a better way they went that way. Steve is not someone storming off guns blazing.
And it really pissed me off that Dannoying obviously also has this strange idea about his boss. “Going in” was a bad idea? No, Dannoying, at that moment in time it was the only option, and after the situation changed, Steve and SWAT stood down immediately. Which does not mean to give up to be ready to go in at any given second.
I guess I really have watched too many crime shows, because that the baddie was the father of a shooter was as clear as day. I could have told you that before he even went into the courtroom, which by the way was ridiculous in the first place.
Why don’t I think this was the best show this season, or even anywhere near it? And why didn’t I think this was a great and courageous way to tackle this important issue?
There is a very simply answer to that. At least for me. If I want to discuss, or even just get information on this topic I have thousands of platforms to do that. I could even discuss it at home with family and friends. Because pretty much everyone on this planet has an opinion on it.
But quite frankly, I do not want my favorite show to take on this topic. I strongly believe they are not the right show to do that. I watch the show I love for getting my crime and action fix. Five-0 always was a show with a twist, but they shouldn’t go too far with it. I think they did.
And the worst of it, they didn’t even make a point. What did they hope to accomplish? To give a great and exciting show? Well, it wasn’t. It was rather boring.
To give a great and new statement about gun control? They didn’t. And they can’t. Because there isn’t just one right stance on gun control. The only one right stance it that no innocent people should be killed by any kind of gun. Not in the hands of disturbed people, or by little kids playing with guns, or even by police officers who didn’t see another way but shooting someone.
I think it is not the job of a program like Five-0 to tackle this problem. Some might call it courageous to do it anyway, I call it a waste of time if you don’t make a clear point. And they didn’t. And how the hell could they? They are a police show where they often celebrate police brutality and murder.
Don’t agree on that part? How about you start really watching Five-0? Police brutality and murder are done mostly by Dannoying, Kono and Chin on this show. They have hit and beaten innocent people and suspects without being provoked. They have hit restrained people. That is police brutality and should not be celebrated by the show or by the viewers.
All three have committed murder. Kono just shot five people two weeks ago without even giving them the chance to surrender. That was not bad ass or anything, that was a slaying. It doesn’t matter if they were bad people or not. It was not OK.
The list goes on with these three. And yes, before you cry bloody murder, Steve has also hit a person who already had surrendered. But he was by far not as aggressive about it as the others, and as far as I can recall he always refrained from being judge and executioner at the same time.
Oh, and let’s not forget Grover. I don’t even know what to call his trip to Chicago.
My point is, the show glorifies these gross acts of misconduct for any police officer or even human being, so they have no right to take a point in that discussion. And therefore, this whole episode was for naught and a form of hypocrisy. Whether you want to see it that way or not.
Anyway, I think this show lacked a good story-line. The story didn’t flow and it again felt like single scenes stitched together. That doesn’t say all scenes were bad, no they weren’t, but it was by for not enough to even get a good. I actually hover between poor and OK. Since I can’t decide I give you a seventh choice this time. Boring. That’s what it was for me, and not even the pretty, or the not-mentioning of liver could change it.
And now go and take me apart. 🙂 You know, it really should be a rule here that when you vote awesome or awful that you have to give a reason for it.
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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.