Hawaii Five-O is an American television series produced by CBS Productions, and set in Hawaii. The show originally aired for twelve seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continued in reruns. The show features a fictional state police unit run by Detective Steve McGarrett, played by actor Jack Lord in the original series, and Alex O'Loughlin in the modern remake.
The modern remake started airing in 2010, using the original character names and theme music.
The original theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular.
Most fans remember the common episode-ending line,
which was usually some variation of McGarrett
instructing his subordinate to "Book 'em, Danno"
sometimes specifying a charge such as "murder one."
McGarrett relocated to Hawaii in 1961 (“Murder is a Taxing Affair”). At some time prior to 1968, Governor Paul Jameson hired McGarrett to command Hawaii Five-O, the state police (“Goodnight, Baby, Time to Die!”), on the recommendation of Commander Walter Stuart, a Navy Intelligence prosecutor who would later serve as Hawaii’s attorney general (“Yesterday Died, and Tomorrow Won’t Be Born”). Jameson considered this appointment as one of the smartest decisions he had ever made in office (“Samurai”). When McGarrett left Navy Intelligence, his old friend Ron Nicholson filled his post (“FOB Honolulu”).