I'm surprised about how low this TV series is being generally rated. Less than 5? Blimey! Has it become fashionable to hate "Baywatch" by any chance? Of course, like most TV shows of quality, this one also had its ups and downs, but in general it was a good and likable TV series.
Is there any better TV series to watch in the Summertime than "Baywatch"? I don't think so! It is especially delightful to watch during the Summer and also during the late Spring, when the Summer is about to come.
For one thing, this TV show takes place mostly in exotic sand beaches and during the Summer season and as such, we guys have the blessing of seeing girls in bikini.
Some folks might think that this is a typical TV shows for teens, whose only purpose is to see girls in bikini. That's very untrue. Many episodes have good stories behind. There is lots of adventure and humor in this TV show either. Besides, this is a very realistic TV show - it shows us people in life's danger being rescued by the lifeguards and that is something that happens in real life. It shows us all the courage and braveness of the lifeguards. They're heroes. They risk their lives to save those who need.
"Baywatch" also counts with the help of many good actors (or at least they were generally great here), great characters and the natural beauty of exotic sceneries: sand beaches and sometimes forests, green places, mountains and waterfalls - depending on the episode and the adventure.
The opening and final credits are awesome (especially the opening credits), as well as the cool opening song.
A great cast also makes the difference: David Hasselhoff, David Charvet, David Chokachi, Brian Keaulana, José Solano, Jason Momoa, Charlie Brumbly and babes such as Donna D'Errico, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, Stacy Kamano, Kelly Packard, Carmen Electra, Geena Lee Nolin and Brooke Burns. My most favorite and the prettiest for me was always Yasmine Bleeth. Other favorites of mine were Geena Lee Nolin and the exotic beauty Stacy Kamano.
In my opinion, Mitch Buchannon (portrayed by David Hasselhoff) was a better character than his replacement. Mitch's son Hobie was cool, but later he disappeared. David Chokachi was a cool Cody, but I think Matt was a more charming and cool character (who would have thought that David Charvet would become a singer later?). Stephanie (played by Alexandra Paul) was never a favorite of mine - unlike her lovely sister Caroline (Yasmine Bleeth), but she was a great character too. Logan was never much of a character, but he left his mark too.
Zack McEwan (comically played by Charlie Brumbly) was one of the funniest characters, with his silly and goofy humor. The funniest of all, however, was Jason Ioane - brilliantly portrayed by Jason Momoa. In fact, Jason Ioane was a very charming character, with those Hawaiian looks, a great sense of humor, a cool voice and a cowboy-like posture. Interesting that the actor's real name is Jason too.
Brian Keaulana was an interesting character. Funny that his real name is Brian Keaulana too. Manny was another interesting character.
Although "Baywatch Hawaii" is a little different, it is more of the same. In my opinion, "Baywatch Hawaii" is just as good as the earlier "Baywatch". It has a different cast (equal in talent) and it takes us to the exotic island of Hawaii, even more beautiful than what we see in the "old Baywatch".
I must confess that I started watching "Baywatch" around 1992, so I thought it was from back then and not 1989. Anyway, during numerous years I watched this TV series - they used to pass it every Summer around here. They don't do it anymore, but I miss it. I had a great time watching this TV series over and over.
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