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March 11th, 2013 by bahamabert
Five-0 investigates a most unusual death at the Hawaii Polo Club
(Screencap courtesy of CBS and mycoven.de)
Just in case — if you haven’t seen tonight’s repeat of “Popilikia (Misfortune),” there be SPOILERS here!
This episode has something for everyone — Steve and Cath enjoying a lie-in until Doris (Christine Lahti) makes an unexpected domestic appearance in the kitchen, a hapless horseman losing his head over a game of polo, Danny and Kono tangling with a bejeweled fortune teller (Bai Ling), and that staple of crime procedurals, an entitled son who feels daddy done him wrong.
We also get some fun interaction between Doris and Chin Ho, and Liliha Bakery Coco Puffs are involved. More and more, it seems Doris has her own agenda and while Steve’s suspicions are growing, he continues to underestimate his ex-CIA mother.
YouTube promo courtesy of CBS
March 10th, 2013 by bahamabert
Hawaii Five-0′s Peter Lenkov attended the South by Southwest (SXSW) Convention this weekend in Austin, TX, where he took part in the iCritics: Showrunners Friends or Worst Enemies? panel discussion session. Lenkov was joined on the panel by writer/producer Kyle Killen (“Awake,” “Lone Star”), with TV.com’s Tim Surette hosting.
Five-0 viewers used Twitter to vote for the most likely suspect in “Kapu,” with different timezones choosing different perpetrators.
(Screengrab courtesy of CBS and Bookemdanno.net)
The hour-long panel focused largely on the extent to which keeping up with Twitter feedback could be beneficial to a showrunner, and whether such feedback could influence a show’s development. According to Indiewire.com’s Alison Willmore, Lenkov described Twitter as “the new watercooler,” only much more accessible.
Of course, that access can prove to be a double-edged sword, as it often exposes a showrunner, and increasingly a show’s cast and crew, to vitriol as well as praise. According to Austin360.com’s Gary Dinges, Killen likened the Twitter experience to “a focus group, where you are behind a mirror and people are saying horrible things about you and your children,” adding that he tended to “focus way more on the negative; you can get stabbed in the heart.” For Lenkov, there are pros to balance the cons; “I spend a lot of time online on Monday nights. I’ll read next day reviews on fan sites. Usually I’m horrified,” he said, later adding that he finds himself “watching fan-made videos and re-tweeting them because they’re so good.”
Alison Willmore’s Indiewire.com article, which is excerpted below, also gives insight into the extent to which networks are paying increasing attention to social media, and to the value of new storytelling twists, like the “vote for your favorite suspect” device in “Kapu.”
Twitter is Changing the Way We Talk About TV, But Is It Also Changing the Way TV Is Made?
by Alison Willmore
March 9, 2013
TV.com’s Tim Surette hosts showrunners Kyle Killen and Peter Lenkov at SXSW panel discussion.
(Image courtesy of Indiewire.com)
For Lenkov, online fan response actually dictated the outcome of an episode. The 13th episode of the currently season, which aired in January, offered viewers a chance to determine which of three suspects was responsible for a crime. People weighed in via hashtag, with the East and West Coast actually getting different endings based on their responses.
It was an exercise suggested by actor Masi Oka, who plays Dr. Max Bergman, and supported by CBS, who’d actually thought of doing something along those lines separately. Deering Davis, who’d cited this incident herself, said that “it seems like it takes away a lot of the creative control from the people producing the show,” but Lenkov was more bothered by the fact that the experiment was rushed because of the network-set timeline and that they ended up having to graft the “choose your own adventure” ending onto an episode that was already written. In any future attempts, he explained, “we’d craft a story with that in mind.”
While both Lenkov and Killen took advantage of the direct response from audiences that Twitter provides — “It’s like a focus group, you’re behind the two-way mirror,” Killen put it — they didn’t seem concerned about fans ending up driving a show. For one, by the time an episode airs, production is usually already several episodes past that, so immediate changes are impossible. Lenkov said that fans tend to take credit for changes that a show’s producers and writers had already implemented themselves, while Killen allowed that he could imagine a scenario in which he might respond to viewer feedback if “people are so not getting out of it what you intend that it becomes self-destructive.” He added that as a viewer, he wouldn’t want the power to alter a show — that the series he loves are ones he wants to enjoy rather than participate in.
Read Alison Willmore’s complete article at Indiewire.com
Information on the SXSW Convention and Peter Lenkov’s panel is available at sxsw.com
March 7th, 2013 by officer808
Alex O’Loughlin at Sunset on the Beach 2012. Photo: Robert Werner
Undercover Special Agent Robert has been holding out on us! He recently shared on our Facebook page photos he took from the 2012 Sunset on the Beach Hawaii Five-0 premiere. Check them out!
March 5th, 2013 by bahamabert
Will Danny’s anger get the better of him?
(Image courtesy of CBS)
From the look of a new Hawaii Five-0 spoiler posted March 5th by TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, it seems things are about to get dicey for our favorite New Jersey transplant.
Based on where production is at this point — due to start work on episode 3.21, “Imi loko ka ‘uhane,” this Thursday — Ausiello’s spoiler most likely applies to one of the four season-ending episodes. Sounds like it’s going to be a rough and emotional ride for Five-0.
Question: Anything on Hawaii Five-0? Particularly Danny-related, if you don’t mind. –Sarah
Ausiello: Done, and done: Later this season, when Five-0 hunts an abductor of little girls, Danny-the-dad, as you can imagine, gets especially aggressive — to the point that he even must hand over his badge to Steve.
Read the entire article at the TVLine website.
March 4th, 2013 by bahamabert
Dumped in Halawa prison and left to die, Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) fights to survive with the help of an unexpected ally.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro / CBS)
Though this week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0 is a repeat, tomorrow will be its Monday night debut; “Olelo Ho’opa’i Make (Death Sentence)” premiered Sunday, January 20th after the AFC Championship game. The episode is very much Chin Ho’s, with his season-opener actions coming back to haunt him in the form of a vengeful Delano brother. A rude awakening at home quickly leads to an even worse one — Chin wakes up in a cell at Halawa Prison, where he’s at the mercy of every low-life he and Five-0 put away. Fortunately, he finds an unexpected ally as well as a sorta-maybe future love interest to help him stay out of the clutches of bloodthirsty inmates until help arrives.
The episode is also notable for its soundtrack of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix tracks — seven in all — which are being released on March 5th on a new album titled “People, Hell and Angels.”
A quick aside — 50undercover reader Ed Mattes reminded us that turning on your TV’s closed captioning for the early Kono and Adam scene will give you a translation of Adam’s phone conversation. Gotta love technology!
Youtube extended promo courtesy of CBS
March 1st, 2013 by bahamabert
Steve and Danny discuss the finer points of surfing etiquette in “Kalele” (Screencap courtesy of CBS and Mycoven.com)
This weekend we get a bonus episode of Hawaii Five-0 when CBS airs Season 2′s “Kalele (Faith)” tomorrow night at 8:00pm ET. Fans remember this episode for the melding of Five-0 past and present, with iconic actor Ed Asner reprising his original series role of ruthless smuggler August March. Last seen in 1975′s “Wooden Model of a Rat,” March is not long out of a thirty-plus year prison term when present-day Five-0 calls on his diamond-smuggling expertise to help with a high-stakes case. Footage from the original episode fit perfectly well in Kalele.
We’re also treated to a “boardgument” as Steve and Danny bicker about surfing etiquette as they walk up out of the water onto Waikiki’s Queen’s Beach, where Steve’s sister Mary Ann (Taryn Manning) — all kitted out in her new flight attendant uniform — gleefully hugs the stuffing out of them both.
Of course, it doesn’t take hapless Mary Ann long to run afoul of Tony (Candyman) Todd’s menacing conflict diamond smuggler Jordan Nevins, who ropes her into his scheme when he claims to have kidnapped her friend Angela. Five-0 saves Mary Ann’s bacon and she joins the team for Steve’s surprise birthday party, complete with grenade-shaped cake.
“Kalele” saves the best for last, with Asner’s August March showing his true colors in a scene once again combining footage and dialogue from the 1975 episode with the current one. Turns out this grandfatherly old man is more grizzly than teddy bear, which ill-fated Angela learns far too late.
Youtube extended promo courtesy of CBS and H50Season2
February 28th, 2013 by bahamabert
Marc Dacascos as Wo Fat” (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro / CBS)
Mark Dacascos, Hawaii Five-0′s very own murderous man of mystery, Wo Fat, is getting something of a belated birthday present from NASCAR. Dacascos, who turned 49 on February 26th, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Dollar General 200 this coming Saturday, March 2nd. The Dollar General 200 is the second race of the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season and will take place at the Phoenix International Raceway (PIR).
Turns out it’s his other on-screen persona — The Chairman of “Iron Chef America” — that has the deeper ties to NASCAR; Dacascos has worked with PIR and NASCAR before.
“I get an adrenaline rush as The Chairman of Iron Chef America every time I should ‘Allez Cuisine!’ I can’t imagine how excited I will be as Grand Marshal when I say ‘Drivers, start your engines,” says Dacascos in Steven B. Wilson’s article for Speedway Digest.
Wilson’s article can be read at the Speedway Digest website.
February 28th, 2013 by bahamabert
Train front-man Pat Monahan’s attention quickly strays from Daniel Dae Kim’s H50 script when his mystery mer-babe flits past. (Screencap courtesy of Train and VEVO)
I’m not generally one to rave about music videos; that said, have you seen the new Train video for “Mermaid” yet? If you haven’t, watch it below. If you have, I’m sure you’ll agree it’s everything you generally look for in a video — ridiculously catchy song, enough story to hold the video together, and lots and lots of eye-candy of every kind. Train’s “Mermaid” offers all of that, and more: hula, fire-dancing, Hawaii Five-0 cameos, beaches, bikini-clad mer-babes, Pro Bowl festivities, cheerleaders, famous football players, and lead singer Pat Monahan pursuing his elusive mermaid across Oahu.
A question for the local-kine Five-0 and football fans: the scenes of Train playing on stage, out on the field at Aloha Stadium, surrounded by exuberant fans, cheerleaders, hula dancers, and the stray mascot or two — were they shot during the Pro Bowl half-time show?
(Youtube video courtesy of Train and VEVO)
February 28th, 2013 by bahamabert
Remington Taum, Copy Editor for UH Kapiolani’s Kapi’o News, had the opportunity to sit down with Hawaii Five-0′s Alex O’Loughlin in December and conduct what promises to be a truly memorable interview. The Q&A-based interview excerpted on the Kapi’o News website will be published in its entirety in the upcoming Spring issue of the Kapi’o Magazine.
‘Hawaii Five-0′s O’Loughlin: I get to do fun ‘boy stuff’ and play with guns
Added by Remington Taum on February 27, 2013.
Scott Caan, left, and Alex O’Loughlin, right, enjoy a break between scenes during the filming of the second season finale of “Hawaii Five-0.” Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS.
With its third season more than halfway in, “Hawaii Five-0″ could not be any hotter. CBS even reached out to fans of the show, allowing its viewers to pick the ending of an episode.
In December, I sat down with “Hawaiʻi Five-0″ star Alex O’Loughlin during his lunch break for a casual Q&A interview. After getting some food, we got comfortable inside and started chatting about his career, what’s next for the CBS drama and some quirky favorites of his that some of his fans may not know.
This guy is a character, and was welcoming to questions about how he got started in acting and the Hawai’i-based TV show.
RT: How is this season different from the last two? From your experience.
AO: I actually really like this season. It feels like a lot of things have smoothed out. I’ve relaxed a bit and I’m not taking risks. I’m not doing stunts like I used to. I just can sit back, do my work and be with my family. So actually, for me it’s fantastic. I feel like I’ve got a bit of job security now. Like (during) the first two years, (it was like) the rug could be pulled any minute.
RT: What would you say is the most rewarding part of your job?
AO: Well, I have a really great job. I have a lot of fun. I get to tell stories, which is what I love to do most, I get to work with a great group of guys, and I get to do fun “boy stuff” and play with guns. The most rewarding thing about my job, though, is being able to reach people in a way that’s outside of the industry. If I do a bunch of work and become a person of public interest on some level then I can hopefully use that to generate care in other areas that might be based in community service or philanthropy.
I think that’s the most important part of my job as an actor. It’s a way I get to give back.
February 25th, 2013 by officer808
Christine Lahti – Hawaii Five-0
Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS
Ok, if you remember that hilarious line from the first Beverly Hills Cop, you’ll laugh, and of course you’ll probably hint that you’re part of the older demographic.
According to THR, Hawaii Five-0′s Christine Lahti (Doris McGarrett) landed the role of “Helen, the captain of the Beverly Hills Police Department. She’s described as wise, political, maternal, nostalgic and selfless who is dignified and respected by her detectives.”
The pilot, expected to be picked up by CBS later in the year follows the exploits Aaron Foley (Brandon T. Jackson) who plays the son of Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) and is a continuation of the movie storyline.