Hawaii Five-0 – It’s a jungle out there (Originally for CliqueClack TV)

There are many things people can and should take seriously in life. Things like, say, having a stroke, or the child literacy rates in third world countries. Things people should not take seriously are cop shows. They are highly unrealistic. If they were actually realistic, there would be a lot more episodes wasted on false alarms and the highly popular past time of urination on public property which, if my town’s paper is to be believed, covers about 90% of all crimes cops actually deal with. But as far as I can tell, that is not exactly the point of Hawaii Five-0 or, in fact, almost any cop show. It’s to entertain and fulfill all of our deeply-seated needs to see bad guys beaten up and taken down.

So to preempt the peanut gallery of Statler and Waldorfs that seem to take some deep enjoyment in simply lying in wait for posts to go up so they can vent frustrations, let me take a moment to explicitly agree with you on this point — this episode was unrealistic as all hell. If you want to see realism in a cop show, I suggest you break out your DVDs of The Wire, because this show will never fill that need. If, however, you would like to see amusing and endearing people solving crime in stupidly gorgeous locations, congrats! Have we got a show for you.

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