Hawaii Five-0

TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Lots of guns, gore in violent remake of classic cop show.

CBS Action 2010

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 25 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Lots of action, lots of heart, lots of laughs

The remake of Hawaii Five-O is fantastic.While paying modest tribute to the original, it stands as its own series. The story telling is spot on and will keep you at the edge of your seat. The characters are relatable and the chemistry is great. However, this is not a TV series for younger audiences. There are several episodes that are very intense and sometimes the violence is very graphic. There are also some sex scenes thrown in. No nudity, just a little awkward and not vital to the story. But these occurrences are pretty few and far between. Language is pretty mild. No f-bombs. The language that is used is pretty mild and rare. Overall, if you want a good action filled show with laughs, twists and turns, and heart. This is your show! You will love the heroes, hate the villains, the stunts are amazing, the sights of the Oahu island are gorgeous, and not to mention it has the amazingly catchy theme song from the original show, you will love Hawaii Five-O!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 18+


This show started good, but the storyline they have now just suck. In the last episode Steve suddenly becomes a construction engineer supervisor. The team shows up at a crime scene where one of the bad guys was shot by the time they arrived, never showed it. And the new girl girl and junior are killing the show, just killing it.

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