Hawaii Five-Uh-Oh

If you’re into network action/dramedy shows, you’ll want to give tonight’s episode of Hawaii Five-O a look.  For one thing, the show has not been renewed for an eleventh season.  Ten years is a pretty good run for any show, and this revival is one of the few to come close to matching the original.

Jack Lord’s ran for 12 years and set the standard for its day.  Alex O’Loughlin’s run anchored a network for a decade, and the audience numbers justified another two years of production, but his body just couldn’t keep up with the demand.  He has admitted in interviews that doing his own stunts had led to injuries that have plagued him for years.  Like a boxer or running back, he’s walking out while he can still walk under his own power, and good for him.  After beating himself up for a decade for our entertainment, he has earned some new adventures, and adventures without the physical risk.

As for myself, I will be sad to watch the show go.  They have kind enough to allow me numerous days on-set as moving scenery, and even allowed me and my children a few chances to play at professional acting.  The cast and crew have been universally kind and welcoming.  Tonight, for the last time, you can catch me in my last appearance on Hawaii Five-O.  As the show rides into the sunset, they let me slip in almost at the finish line with one last speaking role.  Trust me, you can’t miss me in this one.

About Jon Mollison

Jon Mollison was weaned at the literary knee of Tolkein, Howard, Moore, and Burroughs. He spent decades wandering in the wilderness of modern genre fiction, wondering when the magic and wonder went out of the world of dragons and space ships. In his darkest hour, he encountered a wise man who handed him the open secrets to crafting works that emulate the stories of the great authors who built the genre. They are easily summarized in but two words: Regress Harder. Now one of the twelve champions of the Pulp Revolution, his self-published works represent a more direct lineage to the tales of action, mystery, romance, virtue, and pure unalloyed adventure than the bland imitations churned out by New York City publishing houses in recent decades.
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