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“Look at that. Some day we will be strangers in our own land.”


@Orrymain wrote a review of “Strangers in Our Own Land” (Season 1) on Review Stream (https://www.reviewstream.com/reviews/?p=74291). He might have gone into more depth to make his case. Even so, the last paragraph provides food for thought. He wrote,


While I appreciate the message of Hawaii Five-0: Strangers in Our Own Land, the story isn’t all that strong. . . . I do think it’s sad that [the last line in the episode] is pretty right on. Development of Hawaii has far exceeded what was feared when this episode was filmed [1968]. When are we going to learn?


Answer one or more of the following questions:

1. What is your take on development in Hawaii and its effects on the people who live there?

2. What do you think Jack and Marie would think if they saw Honolulu today?

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ellkayottawa
ellkayottawa
Feb 23, 2023

I live in Canada and agree that development can be horrid everywhere. Especially when you consider how poorly it is done. Condos packed into places where once there were lovely homes with gardens. Some homes taken down to build 2 in the same space - no yards and hardly 3 feet between them. The traffic that comes along with the multitude of condos is unbelievable. Even the parks are disappearing. My last visit to Hawaii was in 1977. I loved it! Oahu was busy but lovely - Kauai was paradise for sure. I would not like to go back now. It would break my heart.

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
Feb 23, 2023
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I agree completely. It would break my heart, too.

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honu59
honu59
Feb 21, 2023

“Look at that. Some day we will be strangers in our own land.”


This is such a hot button topic for me! Whenever I watch this episode and hear Kono offer that final line, I shake my head and say aloud, “You have no idea!”


I visited Hawaii back in 1975. About 12 years ago, I started thinking that I’d like to go back. Then I watched some episodes of the Hawaii Five-O reboot, and the views of Honolulu I saw horrified me. Talk about paving over paradise! My desire to go back to Hawaii was dead, then and there! I would love to go back to Hawaii if I could use a time machine.


I have read several articles…


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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
Feb 21, 2023
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There are. I bought one for my granddaughter. It's very well written and tells a bit about how things were at that point in time, such as flying to the islands on a four-engine propeller plane. Actual places have been thinly disguised, but we recognize them.

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