- California Doubling: Subverted. The mundane locations suggest the show was shot anywhere BUT Hawai'i, and yet the ending credits swear it was shot "entirely on location in Hawaii." It was probably an attempt to differentiate itself from Hawaii Five-O, but the entire point of having a detective series set in Hawaii was to take advantage of the beautiful locations, so the series basically shot itself in the foot trying to be different.
- Narm Charm: The random jogger who finds the General's body is just goofy in her Wangst.Servo: (amused) Her whole family gathered around the TV to watch her on his show and that was it!
- So Okay, It's Average: It was a failed pilot chiefly because it was bland beyond belief, even wasting the Hawaii location. Other than that, there's really nothing that wrong about it.
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