"I have a confession to make: I've seen every single episode of Hawaii Five-0. Yes, you read that right, all 240," says Derek Lawrence of the CBS drama, which tonight ends its 10-season run. He adds: "Like you surely are, people are often curious when they hear about my fandom of this CBS procedural reboot, especially considering I'm not exactly in the target demo. My dad is definitely in the target demo, and he absolutely watches. Honestly, Five-0 is one of the shows we've talked about most over the years, becoming a staple of Saturday morning calls (he's been saying all season that this should be the last season, while I would happily watch another 22, or 240, episodes). But there are plenty of reasons other than father-son bonding time that I kept that series recording for 10 seasons. To me, there's nothing more important in a show than characters. The writing can be phenomenal and award-winning, but if you don't want to spend time with these people, then you'll just stop coming back. While Five-0 didn't produce a Michael Scott, a Leslie Knope, or a Don Draper, this was always a group I enjoyed spending 42 minutes with."
TOPICS: Hawaii Five-0 (2010 series), CBS