24. Hawaii Five-O (1968-80)
Prior to the long-running installment on CBS in recent times, Hawaii Five-O had a prior stint first starting in 1968. The meat of this series occurred in the 70s despite it beginning in two different decades. For those who’ve never seen the ocean — or have longed for a tropical paradise — the setting of Hawaii paired wonderfully with the adventurous storylines. It’s nearly a slam dunk when you have a cop-centric crime narrative. Adding this sort of setting only aided the mystique surrounding the likes of Jack Lord, Kam Fong, Richard Denning, and James MacArthur.
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