The bad news is that the television series Hawaii Five-0 has come to an end. The bad news is that you won’t be able to watch the show on Netflix. The good news is that if you’re a fan of the long-running drama, you won’t be disappointed with what’s available on the streaming service.
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A remake of the classic CBS crime procedural from 1968-1980 created by Leonard Freeman, the hit CBS crime procedural gave viewers a taste of the darker side of paradise for ten seasons. Detective Danny Williams (Scott Caan) and his task force, dubbed “Five-0,” investigated a variety of crimes in the Hawaiian Islands, from organized crime to terrorist activity. Reserve Naval Officer Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Laughlin) and Detective Danny Williams
Fans may be wondering where to turn now that the show has concluded (aside from the CBS remake of the classic CBS crime show Magnum P.I. based on Hawaii): While I can’t guarantee a tropical climate for everyone, I’ve compiled a list of Netflix streaming options for those who are already pining for an episode of Hawaii Five-0. Let’s “make a reservation” for them.
1. Criminal Minds
In this fan favorite, a federal law enforcement team that specializes in psychological analysis attempts to predict the next move of the most dangerous people in the United States in an effort to catch them in the act after 15 seasons of the series finale.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: Criminal Minds is a long-running CBS procedural drama based on FBI Behavior Analysis cases but presented in a far less brutal manner than Netflix’s Mindhunter. It features an ever-evolving, often interchanging cast of likeable people (initially led by Mandy Patinkin, but then by Joe Mantegna from the series’ third year until its end) who have dedicated their lives to studying some very unlikable people.
2. The Blacklist
The elusive master criminal Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) turns himself in to the FBI on Elizabeth Keen’s (Megan Boone) first day as a profiler, surprising the bureau by offering his assistance in catching the country’s most wanted felons.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: It’s a deliciously mysterious and addictively exciting series about unlikely partnerships that pay off nicely, and it’s currently in its seventh season on NBC.
3. Person Of Interest
An affluent technology wizard (Michael Emerson) teams up with a former CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) to form a preemptive task force that uses highly sophisticated artificial intelligence software he designed to detect impending crimes in New York City before they happen. They do this without the authorities’ knowledge.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: Even though this Emmy-nominated CBS procedural, executive-produced by J.J. Abrams and the show’s creator Jonathan Nolan (Christopher’s brother and co-creator of Westworld), didn’t last as long as other procedurals, its Minority Report-inspired premise and stellar cast made for five seasons of interesting and thought-provoking television..
4. Lethal Weapon
When Danny Glover’s Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) and Mel Gibson’s loose cannon Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) are teamed up to catch a drug smuggler, they must put their differences aside.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: An action classic from 1987 directed by Richard Donner and featuring a mismatched pair of heroes, this Shane Black-penned thriller is perfect for the holiday season because of its tension and suspense.
A young New Yorker (Jake McDorman) finds himself in possession of a pill that unlocks his brain’s full potential, making him the prime suspect in a murder linked to the drug before earning him a position as a consultant with the FBI later on in the storyline.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: Though only airing for one season on CBS, Bradley Cooper’s film of the same name from 2011 continues to be remembered as a fun blend of science fiction, comedy, and of course good old fashioned police procedural drama.
While we’re on the subject of TV shows based on popular movies, Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) is an unforgiving former Green Beret who is now employed by the CIA to use his “special” skills to conduct dangerous operations with people he could turn out to be “a nightmare” for in the future.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: In this two-season prequel to the blockbuster action film franchise starring Liam Neeson, audiences were taken on a journey around the world.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), a former marine turned special agent, leads his team from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Washington D.C. to crack cases involving Marines or Navy personnel and their families, especially.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: One of the longest-running procedurals of all time, and certainly the longest to air on CBS, is currently in its 17th season and has inspired two hit spinoffs along the way. It is buoyed by first-rate writing, Emmy-nominated action choreography, and a dynamic cast of colorful characters.
8. The Good Cop
Solving crimes is nothing in comparison to living with his estranged father, ex-cop Tony Caruso Sr. (Tony Danza), who has just been released from prison and is a troublesome former cop.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: Fans of this crime dramedy from the creator of Monk were heartbroken when Netflix abruptly canceled its sole season of the show. They wished they could see more of the irresistible wit and endearing characters that this series had to offer in its single season.
Former Black Ops soldier (and future The Mandalorian star Gina Carano) seeks revenge on those who betrayed her after they were duped by the government agents who hired her.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: Soderbergh convinced screenwriter Lem Dobbs to rewrite Haywire’s central character as a woman so that Carano could lead the all-star cast (which includes Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor and Channing Tatum to name a few) in this action-packed spy thriller that is a thrilling quest for revenge, like Steve McGarrett’s character arc in Hawaii Five-0 began.
After being named the number one suspect in a terrorist bombing that killed dozens, FBI agent Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) looks back on her training days to see if any of her former classmates were involved.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: For three seasons, Quantico offers a good mix of dark, suspenseful mysteries with sexy character-driven side stories, just like any other good network television drama on the air today.
11. Spenser Confidential
Following his release from prison, former Boston cop Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) joins forces with his on-and-off girlfriend (Iliza Schlesinger) as well as his aspiring mixed martial artist roommate (Winston Duke), his longtime friend (Alan Arkin), and his landlord (Alan Arkin) to investigate the murders of his two former colleagues, including one for which he was suspected of being responsible.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: From its tense score and cinematography to its rapid-fire creation of a motley crew of justice seekers right before your very eyes, director Peter Berg’s offbeat Netflix original feels like a 110-minute pilot of a network TV procedural drama (despite its frequent use of F-bombs).
12. Malibu Rescue: The Series
In the course of fulfilling their oath to protect Malibu’s beachgoers, a group of scruffy young lifeguards encounters the typical problems faced by teenagers, even if it does not involve the same glamorous style, action-packed thrills, and slow motion running shots that they had expected.
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 will enjoy it because: There may not be the same grit and dramatic narrative style as a crime procedural aimed at a more mature audience in this comedy series that follows a 2019 Netflix original movie of the same name, but it has its fair share of high-stakes adventure in a sunny, oceanside environment and what else can a fan of Hawaii Five-0 ask for?
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What are your thoughts on this? Do the shows and movies on this list bring back fond memories of the CBS Hawaii Five-0 reboot, or do they make you long for it even more? Let us know in the comments what your favorite Netflix crime procedurals or other genre staples are, and be sure to come back to CinemaBlend for more recommendations.
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