October 2nd, 2013 by littlesrule
Looks like McGarrett is going to have his hands full this week. Not only will he be helping Tim Daly’s character find his missing daughter, but Catherine’s ex, Billy Harrington, will make an appearance in this episode. Perhaps we will get to see how McGarrett reacts to Catherine reconnecting with her past love.
I’d like to see Billy make a play for Catherine. With McGarrett’s good looks and charm, he has gotten away with taking advantage of Catherine and her Navy contacts for too long. It would be a nice change to see him have to fight for her affection.
Saddle – Navy SEAL meets Texas Ranger
A FIVE-0 MURDER INVESTIGATION LEADS THE TEAM TO HELP A TEXAS RANGER WHO COMES TO THE ISLAND TO FIND HIS MISSING DAUGHTER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 4 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Tim Daly Guest Stars as a Texas Ranger
“A’ ale Ma’a Wau*” – A Five-0 murder investigation leads the team to help a Texas Ranger who comes to the island to find his missing daughter. Meanwhile, Kono and Adam fight to stay alive when their hidden location is discovered, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tim Daly guest stars as a Texas Ranger.
(*A’ ale Ma’a Wau is Hawaiian for “Fish Out of Water”)
Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan (Danny “Danno” Williams)
Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly)
Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua)
Masi Oka (Dr. Max Bergman)
Michelle Borth (Catherine Rollins)
Taylor Wily (Kamekona)
Teilor Grubbs (Grace Williams)
Ian Anthony Dale (Adam Noshimuri)
Dennis Chun (Sgt. Duke Lukela)
Shawn Mokuahi Garnett (Flippa)
Justin Bruening (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington)
Tim Daly (Ray Harper)
Bobby Foley (Michael Maki)
Marcus Natividad (Tom Akuna)
Brando Eaton (Carl Jacobson)
Ajax Maharlika (Frankie Choi)
Kristi Lauren (Amanda Harper)
Jon Michael Zimbrich (Shrimp Player)
Tia Morales (Looky-Loo #1)
WRITTEN BY: John Dove
DIRECTED BY: Joe Dante
October 1st, 2013 by officer808
Check out my talk story session with radio talk show host Mike Buck from AM690 KHNR which aired yesterday morning. We discuss “Aloha kekahi i kekahi” and Sunset on the Beach! Unfortunately special guest Mark Dacascos was not able to call into the show, but promised to do so in the future.
Officer 808 on the Mike Buck Show, September 30, 2013 for “Aloha kekahi i kekahi”
September 30th, 2013 by bahamabert
Texas Ranger Ray Harper (Tim Daly) comes to town to look for his missing daughter in “A’ale Ma’a Wau,” airing Friday, October 4th.
(Image courtesy of CBS)
Saddle up, y’all! Tim Daly’s comin’ to town in next week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0!
From the CBS press release:
“A’ale Ma’a Wau*” – A Five-0 murder investigation leads the team to help a Texas Ranger who comes to the island to find his missing daughter. Meanwhile, Kono and Adam fight to stay alive when their hidden location is discovered, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tim Daly guest stars as a Texas Ranger.
Daly’s character is named Ray Harper.
September 30th, 2013 by officer808
Bigger and better
All Hawaii Five-0 season premieres have demonstrated what the show loves to showcase: big action and character development. The first five minutes alone was as big as any Hollywood blockbuster, and Alex Kurtzman wasn’t joking when he said on the red carpet at Sunset on the Beach that there will be bigger stunts. McGarrett’s slick moves and some fancy camera work definitely projected a big Hollywood action sequence we see in the movies.
On top of that, many vehicles saw their last day in this episode, crashed in one way or another or riddled with bullets. The biggest loss was Danny’s beloved silver Camaro- despite enduring three years of Five-0 abuse, it was no match for a well placed bomb in the back seat. Oh, the loss, but I’m sure Danny will find love elsewhere…
Danno (Scott Caan) and McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) find themselves in what O’Loughlin would call “a bit of a pickle” with terrorist Ernesto (Henry Ian Cusick) and his henchmen.
(Image courtesy of CBS)
Of course, the one thing that stood out in my mind was the manner in which poor Carlos was dispatched in the basement of Five-0 headquarters. A lot of different things could have happened…Danny could have clobbered Carlos as he walked past, Carlos’s buddy could have shouted or warned him away, but no, McGarrett got fancy and shot Carlos right through the bullet wound of his captive. McGarrett earned extra points for style in that take down.
Not to be outdone by cars and explosions, Alex himself stated that he did some of his own stunts. As part of the CBS Hawaii Five-0 twitter event Friday night, he stated (shirtlessly) that he himself was clinging onto the helicopter skid as it lifted off in Aloha Stadium. He also mentioned that another actor punctured a lung in that same scene. They’re doing all this just for the love of the craft!
CPT Grover bares all
Chi McBride entered the hostage crisis in front of Five-0 headquarters with a particular presence. On the red carpet, he looked bigger in person that he did on television, and I mean this dude is big. He plays CPT Lou Grover, the SWAT captain who recently moved from Chicago. His demeanor and physical presence definitely carries authority, and his involvement with the Five-0 team should lead to an interesting conflict. CBS described him early on as a “by the book” police officer, who’s textbook delivery of tactics will go against McGarrett’s “throw the book out the window” style. While we saw almost the same type of relationship with CPT Fryer (Tom Sizemore), I have a feeling Grover will get into McGarrett’s business a lot more that Fryer ever did.
McGarrett must have seen Karate Kid- taking one right from the Cobra Kai playbook: SWEEP THE LEG! Photo: CBS
We’ll see what happens next, as I’m sure Grover was not too happy about McGarrett forcing him to surrender his weapon while removing the prisoners from the SWAT van. McGarrett can physically dominate a scene when confronting bad guys, but seeing him looking up to speak to Grover is something you you don’t see very often. As a side note, Chi McBride will now have the distinction of having the first “pantsless” scene, and I’m sure Alex, Scott and Daniel fans will start petitioning for their favorite character to follow suit.
Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua) and Ian Anthony Dale (Adam Noshimuri) have great onscreen chemistry. I enjoyed their scene aboard the Kahana, on their way to Hong Kong to avoid discovery by the Yakuza and other gangsters. I thought their relationship was doomed from the beginning, when distrust fueled Kono’s moves to spy on him, but the scene aboard the ship dispelled any notion that they were indeed in love. I personally thought we wouldn’t see Kono for a few episodes, but gangsters have already infiltrated their Honeymoon suite, and their time together may still be numbered.
Overall, I was thrilled, humored and entertained by the premiere episode. As I mentioned in two previous years of covering Sunset on the Beach, there is no better feeling than sharing the same moments with thousands of other fans, “ooo-ing”, “ahh-ing”, applauding and cringing at the same moment.
I have two wishes for Peter, Alex and Bob:
1) Please blow up as many things in this episode for the next 23 episodes (don’t worry, I’m sure Ford, Kia, Hyundai, and Honda would all love to advertise on the show to make this happen).
2) Keep on delivering great stories and make us feel for these characters!
And now, Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0, Episode 401, “Aloha kekahi i kekahi”
I’m sure a lot of you local folks noticed that all car chases on Oahu conveniently happen on Lagoon Drive by the airport.
Should have gotten the Extended Warranty option. Photo: CBS
I doubled checked Costco Hawaii’s return policy: despite taking anything back after its been through the ringer, electronics can’t be returned to Costco after 90 days. Looks like the Governor is going to have to foot the bill for another Magic Table.
Did you notice:
The building in which Hawaii Five-0 is headquartered was referred to as “the Palace”. It’s actually Ali’iolani Hale, where the Hawaii State Supreme Court meets.
The cadet who stopped Kamekona is the same guy who was the hotel security in an episode last season.
Henry Ian Cusick’s last time in Ali’iolani Hale was during “Lost” filming, where the courthouse was a stand in for Oxford University.
September 29th, 2013 by Terry
Did you miss the premiere of Hawaii Five-0 at Sunset on the Beach? No worries; there are videos and photos galore, and we’ll be sharing some of the best with you. If you’re a fan of Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett, you’ll enjoy these two.
Alex O’Loughlin and Sangita Patel of ET Canada
September 28th, 2013 by bahamabert
Danno (Scott Caan) and McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) find themselves in what O’Loughlin would call “a bit of a pickle” with terrorist Ernesto (Henry Ian Cusick) and his henchmen.
(Image courtesy of CBS)
Hawaii Five-0′s Season 4 premiere episode, “Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi,” took second in Friday’s Live + Same Day viewership behind Blue Bloods — 9.38 million viewers for Five-0 and 11.39 million for Blue Bloods. CBS won the night overall with a 1.6/5 rating in the demo and 9.631 million viewers.
Ratings table courtesy of Zap2it / TV By The Numbers
Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, September 27, 2013
||Viewers Live+SD (million)
||MasterChef Jr. -P
||Undercover Boss -P
||Last Man Standing
||The Michael J Fox Show -R (8-9)
||Perfect Score -R
||Hawaii Five-0 -P
||Dateline NBC (9-11PM)
||Sleepy Hollow -R
||America’s Next Top Model
||Blue Bloods -P
September 27th, 2013 by bahamabert
Hawaii Five-0′s Peter Lenkov, Alex O’Loughlin, and Daniel Dae Kim will be live-tweeting tonight during the East Coast premiere of “Aloha kekahi i kekahi.”
(Images courtesy of CBS)
Hawaii Five-0 fans, tonight’s the night for the Season 4 premiere and CBS will have Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, and Peter Lenkov live-tweeting during the East Coast premiere! So, crank up your twittering device of choice and make ‘em proud!
Here are the relevant Hawaii Five-0 Twitter usernames and times:
Tweet @PLenkov Tweet @HawaiiFive0CBS Tweet @danieldaekim
Peter Lenkov Alex O’Loughlin Daniel Dae Kim
Fri 9/8c Fri 9/8c Fri 9/8c
Visit the CBS Tweet Week page to learn more!
September 27th, 2013 by bahamabert
McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and SWAT Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride) get off to a rocky start in the season 4 premiere.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)
Fans of Hawaii Five-0 have been speculating for months, and with the Season 4 premiere just a few hours away, TV Guide’s Liz Raftery is getting us some answers from Peter Lenkov and Alex O’Loughlin.
Hawaii Five-0 Boss: “McGarrett Is at the Tipping Point”
Sep 27, 2013 12:13 AM ET
by Liz Raftery
Hawaii Five-0 doesn’t waste any time getting into high gear when it kicks off its fourth season in a new timeslot this Friday (9/8c, CBS). There’s no daring underwater prison break like in the Season 3 premiere, but the episode still manages to set in motion events whose ripple effects will be felt throughout the season. And not all of the major players make it out of the premiere unscathed. Will Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) finally get the answers he’s looking for from Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos)? Will Kono (Grace Park) be brought back into the fold? And who, or what, poses the biggest threat to the team this season?
TVGuide.com turned to O’Loughlin and executive producer Peter Lenkov to get answers to eight burning questions ahead of Season 4:
The season premiere kicks off with McGarrett helping Wo Fat escape, and then the fallout that ensues is fairly disastrous. What’s his motivation for doing that?
O’Loughlin: He wants answers about his mother. And as far as he’s concerned his mother’s been dead for 20 years. There’s something going on with Wo Fat and Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti) and he can’t get to the bottom of it, and so he goes to see him and we know what happens. … For McGarrett now, in a way, if he just let Wo Fat get killed, it’d be a sort of thorn out of his side, and it would be something he doesn’t have to worry about anymore. But there’s so many unanswered questions. There’s still unanswered questions about his father. He doesn’t feel comfortable with the excuse that he got. There’s still things that don’t add up. There’s still things that need to be answered for. He truly believes that Wo Fat has information that he’s not giving over that can give him answers about his own life and his own existence and his own parents. And I think that until he gets those answers, he’s going to move in and out of existential crisis forever. And so, on a personal level, I don’t think he’s going to let anything happen to Wo Fat.
Will McGarrett finally get answers about his mother’s relationship to Wo Fat? And will he be satisfied (when?) he does?
Lenkov: McGarrett is at the tipping point with Doris and the secrets of her past. With her unwillingness to give him the answers he needs, McGarrett is going to have to take matters into his own hands. As the season unfolds, McGarrett is going to get some of those answers. … But this road to uncovering the truth about his relationship to Wo Fat and how it all relates to his mother, Doris, has been long — he still has some miles to go before getting there.
O’Loughlin: The great sort of quandary for him is that he can’t get past why Doris would have let Wo Fat escape that night back in the third season, in the house. It’s not beyond imagination that they could be half-brothers. That’s kind of eating him up. He’s obsessed. … He’s so driven by this. If he thinks he can get an answer about something that can help solve some of that stuff and help fill some of the black holes that kind of leave him feeling so empty every day, he’s going to do it no matter what.
Will Doris be back this season? Should McGarrett trust her?
Lenkov: We will hopefully see Doris again this season, but I can’t yet reveal exactly how. When McGarrett and Doris meet again, he’ll be much closer to the truth — and it will be a truth she can no longer deny.
O’Loughlin: I don’t think he can trust her at all. And imagine your own mother looking you in the eye and not believing anything she said. I mean, it would be the most devastating feeling. And I think in those moments when he puts her on the ship and she goes on the slow boat to China and there’s a moment there where he looks at her and he’s so torn. It’s like, I want to believe what you’re saying. I want to support you. I want to make you listen to me. But I’m kind of powerless, and my gut is telling me not to believe anything. So it’s a very tortured predicament for anybody. But I don’t really think he can believe anything she says.
Catherine (Michelle Borth) finds herself in a sticky situation in the premiere. How does her relationship with McGarrett evolve over the course of this season?
Lenkov: McGarrett and Catherine’s relationship will been faced with many challenges at the top of the season. Big changes are coming, and that can’t help but affect their relationship. I think anyone McGarrett cares about unfortunately could be a liability to him. He’d sacrifice himself in a moment for someone he cares about. There may not be anyone he cares for as much as Catherine.
O’Loughlin: Catherine Rollins is becoming more of a prominent member on the team. We’re really feeling her presence, and she’s evidently important to McGarrett. He’s growing more and more fond of her and they’re more and more comfortable with each other. It’s essentially a long-term relationship now. … Every episode, the relationship is progressing. It’s not necessarily progressing towards marriage and kids, but it’s progressing. The more time we spend with each other,the more important we become to each other. The more important she becomes to him. We see what sort of a priority she is to him in this episode. But what is your relationship worth? Is what you’re getting out of the relationship worth the toll that it’s taking? How much of a liability is she going to be to McGarrett? Kono’s like a sister. It’s a very different situation. But Catherine Rollins becoming more involved with Five-0 on a procedural level, that’s dangerous ground.
In the premiere, McGarrett immediately gets off to a rocky start with Capt. Grover (new cast member Chi McBride). Tell us about the new character. What’s his relationship with McGarrett like?
Lenkov: McGarrett’s actions [in the premiere] will have consequences. Few people would take well to your colleague turning a gun on you your first day. A bad first impression is always hard to overcome, but when it’s holding someone at gunpoint? Nearly impossible. We will learn very quickly Grover isn’t impressed by McGarrett’s methods or his so-called “immunity and means.” However, with Grover as our new head of SWAT and McGarrett head of Five-0, these two will never be apart for long. Over the season, we’ll see if these two can learn to trust each other and work together.
O’Loughlin: He’s kind of a badass. He comes in, he’s the new head of the SWAT team. I use him and his resources. I break the law, and he’s not going to stand for that s—. There’s no way. It’s a fiery, combative relationship. … But it’s good. My suspicion is that these characters are going to have more in common than they think, or that they’d like to think and that we would expect. But they’re both strong, they’re both leaders, they’re both alpha. They’re both pigheaded. So I think it’s going to be a very interesting relationship.
What sort of challenges will Danny (Scott Caan) face this season?
Lenkov: We’ll get to see a bit more into Danny’s family this season when his mother (to be played by Melanie Griffith) comes to visit, perhaps revealing some deeper reasons for why he is the way he is. Danny’s also finally adjusted into his joint custody of his daughter, Grace, but it makes him realize that any serious romantic relationships he has (including Gabby) no longer just affect him. He has to realize how they might affect Grace as well. It gives him and Gabby some tough choices to make.
What is Chin Ho’s (Daniel Dae Kim) journey this year?
Lenkov: This season, we get to see Chin finally having just picked up the pieces after the loss of his wife Malia last season, trying to make a slow go of it with Leilani, the nurse he survived his prison break with. We’ll also get a chance to revisit some of Chin’s early days in his police career and see that sometimes, the choices that we make, even for the right reasons, can have unintended consequences. At his core, Chin Ho’s always had a powerful connection to his family. He ruined his reputation and got kicked off the force just to protect his uncle. While the whole team feels Kono’s absence, it hits Chin the hardest. His drive at the top of the season is to make it safe for her and Adam to return.
How will Kono remain connected to the story since she’s overseas?
Lenkov: Kono will have her own circumstances to deal with while overseas, but she is an essential part of our team. We’ll being keep tabs on her abroad. Unfortunately, the danger to Kono and Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) in Hawaii is still very real, so returning is not an option. However, it appears that “danger” is coming for them now and no place may be safe. They’ll be forced to choose their fate — fight or flight.
What will McGarrett and Danny’s relationship be like in Season 4?
O’Loughlin: They’re doing pretty good. Danny doesn’t have any major qualms at the moment. I think he’s pretty settled and pretty okay. He’s not itching to get out of there too badly at the moment. There’s not too much drama with Grace. There’s always one of us shrouded in drama, and the other one’s there kind of backing the other one up. But we’ll always quibble. Wouldn’t be McDano if we didn’t.
(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)
September 27th, 2013 by littlesrule
Waikiki Beach was once again jammed packed with fans as Hawaii Five-0 premiered the first episode Season 4 at Sunset on the Beach. This year, there was a mix of rabid Hawaii Five-0 and teenage Jonas Brothers fans as the Jonas Brothers performed a free concert following the airing of the premiere episode. Nick Jonas is slated for a role in a future episode.
Hawaii Five-0 stars walked to red carpet and greeted fans as they have in past years, though notably absent were Scott Caan and Grace Park. CBS Entertainment president, Nina Tassler, was blown away by the fan support she witnessed at Sunset on the Beach. Hopefully, that means that Hawaii Five-0 will be around for years to come.
From Hawaii News Now
All photos from Hawaii News Now
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It was another year and another Sunset On the Beach for “Hawaii Five-O,” as the CBS drama kicked off its fourth season in grand style.
The brothers were performing because Nick Jonas has a recurring role on the show.
“This role is really fun,” said Jonas. ”When they came to me I was more than happy to be a part of it. It’s going to be interesting for people to see me in this light.”
The fans were still as enthusiastic for stars Alex O’Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim, who walked the red carpet, signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans.
The two said they enjoy Sunset on the Beach, and have grown to love the event as well as Hawaii itself.
“This makes it a communal experience, like we don’t have a chance to have,” said Kim. “We get to say thanks to the fans, we get to watch it on the big screen with the fans. It’s special.”
“I’m never not amazed at what I see when I come down here, and the commitment from fans, said O’Loughlin. ”Without fans and without the people who are willing to show up, we don’t have a show and i don’t have a job.”
He also said he feels Hawaii is home. “I was talking to my agent, and I was like, you know, I don’t ever want to give up my place here,” said O’Loughlin. “I don’t want to move my kids to L.A. I love it here. I love it here for the family. I love it.”
CBS executives also turned out for the event. “Hawaii Five-O is not only a beloved show for the network,” said Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment. “We can see how much the fans love it here. I’ve never seen support like this. It’s extraordinary.”
“We know the history and the legacy of the show, and obviously the impact that it’s had on the people of this island, and it’s been great to be a part of this new version of it,” said Nick Jonas.
The show is now syndicated and can be seen in 200 countries. “We come to find out at an event like this that it’s also loved around the world,” said Honolulu Film Commissioner Walena Constantinau. “People from all over the world have come here to celebrate with the people of Hawaii, this first episode.”
The episode was shown to the fans on a big screen, a day ahead of the television premiere. After the episode was shown, the Jonas Brothers took to the stage for a 20-minute set performed before screaming fans.
The show, which is moving to Friday nights this fall, premieres on television this Friday.
September 27th, 2013 by officer808
Executive Producers Peter Lenkov and Alex Kurtzman, Sunset on the Beach, Hawaii Five-0 Season 4 premiere. Photo: Undercover Special Agent Beach Bum
Stars, studio executives and fans alike were smiling from ear to ear last night for the highly anticipated premiere of “Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi”, the Sunset on the Beach Season 4 premiere of Hawaii Five-0. I was smiling ear to ear as well, given another privilege to cover the red carpet event for your favorite Hawaii Five-0 blog!
Executive producers Peter Lenkov and Alex Kurtzman were asked about what the new season would bring.
“We’ll have bigger stunts and expand the family,” Alex started.
Peter added that they’ll ”tell some good stories…and bring in some secret weapons like Chi McBride.”
I asked Peter what his proudest achievement was, three years since the premiere of season 1. He took a look at the crowd and said, “Seeing familiar faces, these are people that have been with us from the beginning!”
Having established the series into the fourth season, I was curious to know if die hard fans of the old series have warmed up to the new one. I asked Peter what kind of feedback his father gives him on episodes of the new series.
“I’m his son, he’s gonna love his son no matter what,” Peter said. “But he’s a critic also, he knows the original, so he’ll call me on stuff that he feels isn’t honest, and he’s really the guy I at the end of the day I want…, ’cause he’s the representative of the original fans, I want him to like it. So I keep him in mind when I work on a script because not only want to please him, but to honor the legacy, [creators] Leonard Freeman, Rose Freeman. We just really want to do a good show.”
I asked if they felt they shook off critical comparisons to the original series by this point, “We’ll never shake that off,” Alex said with a smile.
Another star that I had the opportunity to talk to was the gracious and gorgeous Michelle Borth. If you didn’t know, Michelle did 100% of her stunts…until recently. She hurt her neck pretty badly and said, “It comes with the territory, I call it an occupational hazard. I’ve been adamant about doing my own stunts, I do all of them. I don’t know if I’m going to do all of it anymore…I’m gonna let the professionals do it, but I’ll do as much as I can.”
Michelle Borth at Sunset On The Beach, Hawaii FIve-0 Season 4 premiere. Photo: Officer 808
Asked about how she stays in shape for the stunts, Michelle said, “They make me do these scenes that kick my ass! I don’t have a choice, I have to! If the show wasn’t so action packed, I wouldn’t be as regimented as I am. Because [the show] is, if I don’t workout, I’ll injure myself.”
After the red carpet, everyone settled in for the program, where city and state officials thanked the cast and crew for their contribution to Hawaii. CBS executives thanked the fans of Hawaii and at large for their continued support of the show, Peter and Alex introduced the cast. Finally the lights went out…
So what happened in the episode? Wait till tonight and you’ll see. You won’t be disappointed! If you were there, what was your favorite moment of the night? But remember don’t give away the episode!
I’ll jot some personal notes here…
Alex O’Loughlin, interviewed by Tannya Joaquin and Keahi Tucker. Photo: Undercover Special Agent Madjack
Disappointment: Unfortunately, because of the timing and my position in the media line, I was not able to speak to Daniel Dae Kim or Alex O’Loughlin this year. That was disappointing since I had some great questions for Daniel about the Kelly family dynamic and his unluckiness in love. I wanted to ask Alex what kept him focused this year, in the wake of his personal troubles midway through season 2.
Fanboy moment: I did however, have the pleasure of meeting the lovely Brooke Anderson, who is as sweet and charming in person as she is on television. Brooke co-hosted the event along with Billy V.
“So this is what it’s like” moment: As I walked down the red carpet to set up my camera in the media line, I saw many familiar faces along the fence line, many of whom had been there since the wee hours of the morning. My extended “internet ohana” of show fans and blog followers welcomed me with cheers. Nowhere near as loud as cheers for Alex, and no one is going to scream for me to take my shirt off, but I’ll take it . I’ve gotten to know a lot of you over the past few years, and your excitement drives me even more. I thank you all for supporting this blog!