- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc (28 Feb. 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786401710
- ISBN-13: 978-0786401710
- Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 2.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,625,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Booking "Hawaii Five-0": An Episode Guide and Critical History of the 1968-80 Television Detective Series
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"a season-by-season look -even details the collectibles available from the series"--Burlington County Times
Top Customer Reviews
What I particularly like about 'Booking Hawaii Five-0' is the fact that Ms Rhodes recognises that you can't review a TV show on the basis of just one episode or indeed just one season. Television, unlike film and theatre, cannot be judged on a one-off two hour performance, because a television series runs for longer and therefore experiences many more peaks and troughs.
The television series 'Hawaii Five-0' was hugely popular throughout the 1970s culminating with it being the number 1 US police drama and receiving an Emmy nomination in 1972. By the mid-seventies the show was gradually dropping down the ratings, primarily due to an increasing number of poor quality episodes. Ms Rhodes manages (to a certain degree) to write with objectivity and highlight the transition from the shows peak to its eventual demise.
However, the book does have its drawbacks.
Don't expect very many photos and those that are included aren't in colour. In fact the overall presentation isn't the greatest and is distinctly lacking in style. If you did fall into the trap of judging a book by its cover, than you really wouldn't rate this book at all. The detailed plot listings for each episode are very interesting to the devoted fan, but the more casual viewer of the series may soon lose interest. As it seems that this book is aimed towards the die-hard fan, there are many questions that are not covered in enough depth for my liking.Read more ›