Back in November 2017 on their set visit, ET Canada asked Alex why he thinks people watch Hawaii Five-0.
- I think there’s a few reasons. I think that there’s a lot of people that live in parts of the world that experience really harsh winter. And don’t have any sort of tropical climate, ever. And so I think to be able to sit down each week and have an hour with a bunch of characters that you know, and feel that sunshine, and bronzed skin on the beach. I think that’s one aspect. Hawaii is very beautiful you know.
- And I think there’s also relationships on the show. McGarrett and Danny and their sort of bromance, is definitely one. And the new relationship with McGarrett and Eddie, is kind of cool.
- And so … you know what I mean, it’s cathartic*. Ultimately the answer is catharsis* in whatever way that is delivered to the individual. But I think we provide that on a number of levels.
*[Cathartic = Providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions]
*[Catharsis = the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions]
- The new actors that we have are fantastic. Beulah and Meaghan, they’re really wonderful. They brought a new enthusiasm. And you know, they are younger and they have a lot of energy and it’s just a breath of fresh air. It’s fantastic.
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Have you ever thought about why you watch Hawaii Five-0? Do you watch it for the scenery of Hawaii and/or all the beautiful bodies? Do you watch it for the relationships like the one of Steve and Danny, or maybe Steve and somebody else? Do you watch because of the mindless action? Maybe you watch it for the combination of it all?
On what level does the show serve as your catharsis? Maybe the big question is actually just whether we seek out watching television as escape from reality, or purely for entertainment?
Or maybe like me, you mainly watch this show to see Alex do his thing?
Make your choice and please feel free to elaborate on why you have chosen, what you have chosen. Maybe your reasons for watching actually shifted over the years ….