I do remember the original Hawaii Five O that played on the Columbia Broadcasting Service from 1968-1980 that was a very good television show that I enjoyed seeing the Hawaii State Police battling the bad guys on television in both Panama and the U S after my relatives left the former Canal Zone in Panama in 1978.
There is something that really interests me is that with the departures of actor Daniel Dae Kim and actress Grace Park after seven seasons on the newer version of the show which I never really caught on as my form of entertainment.
Maybe being an old school Catholic who likes his television shows with no swearing, characters dressing decently and some good old fashioned battles between the police and bad guys with the good guys winning may be outdated in this generation is one reason I usually reply when an entertainer who is a minority complains that they are not paid enough to pay the characters on the show like Park and Kim who are of Asian ancestry my original punchline is “Cry me a Gatun Lake.” which means that Gatun Lake is a man made lake in Panama.
Maybe Kim and Park are not paid enough compared to their co-stars on the show since they are not exactly household names in the industry in America compared to A list celebrities.
My view is that when an entertainment writer claims that CBS is racist for not paying Kim and Grace their market value after seven seasons on the show, it is as fake as Gatun Lake being a real lake.
If I were Kim and Park, trade places with me and sell pizzas for that company that owned by former Detroit Tigers owner Tom Monaghan for minimum wage for 20 years and take vile insults from customers for 20 years for late deliveries and maybe you won’t be using the excuse that being a minority in the entertainment industry is preventing you from playing roles that are given to big name movie and television stars today who are Caucasian.
As my late dad always advised me on handing tough times “It is like water off a duck.” I am sure that Park and Kim should be thankful that they worked seven years on the show and it is time to move on or else be typecast as knockoffs of the original cast members of the show who are longer with us rolling in their graves.