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HAWAII FIVE-0

CBS Monday, Friday, at 900 ET

 PTC Summary:

Hawaii Five-0

(CBS/drama)

9:00 p.m. (ET) Friday

Production Companies: CBS Studios
Producers: Alex Kurtzman and Peter M. Lenkov

The 1970’s police series Hawaii 5-0 is back with a slick 21st century update.  Steve McGarrett, a former Navy SEAL, is recruited by the governor of Hawaii to head up an elite police task force.  Steve’s main goal is to find an international criminal who murdered his father, but he and the team also track down other criminals who use Hawaii’s advantageous geographical location for trafficking drugs and other global criminal enterprises.  Steve picks Danny Williams, a by-the-book family man, to be on the team, as well as his father’s former protégé, Chin-Ho Kelly.   The team is rounded out by recent police academy grad Kona Kalakaua.  Specializing in undercover operations with more leeway than a normal police operation, the task force goes after criminals with military-like precision and expertise. The team recently lost team member Kono, who left town with her boyfriend to hide from an international terrorist chasing them. Steve’s girlfriend Catherine Rollins (a retired Naval officer) joins 5-0 in her place.

Hawaii 5-0 bears more similarity to an action movie than a police procedural, with confrontations between criminals and the 5-0 over-the-top and violent. Episodes have included many shooting deaths, morgue scenes involving police medical examinations and autopsies, martial-arts style fights between police and criminals, and some explosions.  Language includes the words “son of bitch,” “frigging,” “ass,” “damn,” and “hell.”  Sex is not usually part of the action, but there have been a few scenes of Steve waking up in bed with his girlfriend, a scene of Kono in the shower with her boyfriend, references to relationships of main characters, and the sexual peccadilloes of people investigated during cases.

 

Hawaii Five-0 is not recommended for viewers under age 18.


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Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

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