Upon hearing CBS was remaking "Hawaii 5-0," my initial reaction was, "Great, I bet it's just another 'NCIS' - 'NCIS: Hawaii.'"

Upon hearing CBS was remaking "Hawaii 5-0," my initial reaction was, "Great, I bet it's just another 'NCIS' - 'NCIS: Hawaii.'"

Then I heard Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Fringe") were producing, and I hoped maybe "Hawaii Five-O" would be something original.

Alas, you should always go with your gut.

The series follows decorated naval-officer-turned-detective Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), who returns to Oahu to track down the man who murdered his father. Once he's there, he reluctantly accepts the governor's offer to lead a special task force designed to catch the bad guys any way they can.

McGarrett is, of course, joined by Danno (Scott Caan) - a relocated New Jersey detective who came to Hawaii because his ex-wife and daughter moved there. He prefers New Jersey?!

To round out the team, they recruit Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim), a former detective accused of corruption, and his fresh-out-of-the-academy niece, Kono (Grace Park).

As you can see, it's a lot like "NCIS" - O'Loughlin's playing Mark Harmon's grizzled Navy man and Caan fills the snarky sidekick role.

Look, it's bad enough CBS won't take creative risks and merely remakes a campy '70s cop show. But to just mold it after your other show? Where's the beef?