Hawaii Five-0 Fan Must-see: Netflix Emmy-nominated series you may missing


The bad news: Hawaii Five-0 has ended. The worse news: the series is not available to stream on Netflix. The good news: there is plenty of content available on the streaming service that will appease fans of the long-running drama. For 10 seasons, the hit CBS crime procedural, itself a remake of creator Leonard Freeman’s classic CBS crime procedural that ran from 1968-1980, gave viewers a taste of the darker side of paradise. Reserve Naval officer Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Laughlin), Detective Danny Williams (Scott Caan), and their task force dubbed “Five-0” investigated a series of crimes in the Hawaiian Islands ranging from organized crime as far as terrorism.

Now that the series is over, where can fans find more justice under the sun (not including CBS’s Hawaiian-based remake of the classic Hawaiian-based CBS crime show Magnum P.I.)? While I cannot promise a tropical climate for all of them, I have compiled numerous TV shows, and even a few movies, available to stream on Netflix that those already missing Hawaii Five-0 will have a ball with. Let’s “book ‘em.”


Criminal Minds
A federal law enforcement team that specializes in the psychological analysis of the most dangerous people in the United States tries to predict their next move in an effort to catch them in the act in this fan favorite that recently had its series finale after 15 seasons.

Why Hawaii Five-0 fans will love it:
Inspired by the cases of FBI’s Behavior Analysis, but presented in a far less brutal fashion than Netflix’s Mindhunter, Criminal Minds is yet another long-running CBS procedural drama featuring an ever-evolving, often interchanging cast of likable 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 folks.
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The Blacklist
On her first day as an FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) finds an unexpected ally in elusive master criminal Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader), who shocks the bureau by turning himself in with a proposal to offer his assistance in the hunt for the country’s most wanted criminals.
Why Hawaii Five-0 fans will love it: This Golden Globe-nominated hit crime drama, currently in its seventh season on NBC, is a deliciously mysterious and addictively exciting series about unlikely partnerships that happen to pay off nicely.


Person Of Interest
Outside the knowledge of the authorities, a wealthy tech wizard (Michael Emerson) teams up with a former CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) to form a preemptive task force that uses a highly sophisticated artificial intelligence software he designed capable of detecting impending crimes in the New York City before they happen.

Why Hawaii Five-0 fans will love it:
This Emmy-nominated series, executive produced by J.J. Abrams and creator Jonathan Nolan (Christopher’s brother, and co-creator of Westworld), may not have ran for as long as most CBS procedurals tend to last, but its grounded, Minority Report-esque concept and dynamite cast make for five seasons of unique and clever entertainment.
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Lethal Weapon
Veteran Los Angeles detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) must set aside his differences with loose cannon Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) when they are thrown together as partners and assigned to nab a drug smuggling.
Why Hawaii Five-0 fans will love it: This 1987 buddy cop classic directed by Richard Donner, and also one of many Shane Black-penned thrillers appropriate for the holiday season, is one of the top action films of its time, or any time, especially for the dynamics of its mismatched pair of heroes.

An ordinary, young New Yorker (Jake McDorman) comes into possession of a pill that unlocks the full extent of his brain, which at first makes him the prime suspect in a murder tied to the drug, before eventually earning him a consulting position with the FBI.
Why Hawaii Five-0 fans will love it: Bradley Cooper produces, and occasionally appears on, this continuation of his 2011 film of the same name that, despite lasting only one season on CBS, is remembered as an enjoyable combination of science fiction, comedy, and, of course, good old fashioned crime procedural drama.

Speaking of TV series inspired by popular movies, a vengeful former Green Beret named Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) is enlisted by the CIA to use his “particular set of skills” for a potentially “long career” of dangerous operations involving people whom he could prove to be “a nightmare” for.
Why Hawaii Five-0 fans will love it: This short-lived prequel to the blockbuster action movie franchise of the same name starring Liam Neeson was two seasons of high-octane thrills that took audiences on adventures all over the world.

Former marine turned special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) leads his team from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in cracking cases, particularly involving Marine or Navy personnel and their family members, in Washington D.C.
Why Hawaii Five-0 fans will love it: Currently in its 17th season and having inspired two hit spin-offs along the way, this top-rated drama from veteran producer Donald P. Bellisario is one of the longest-running procedurals of all time, and most definitely the longest to air on CBS, kept afloat by its first-rate writing, Emmy-nominated action choreography, and dynamic cast of colorful characters.
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