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Hawaii Five-0 Double Header Weekend

June 27th, 2014 by

 

It’s a Hawaii Five-0 double header repeat weekend!

In Friday night’s episode titled “Ma lalo o ka ‘ili”, fans relive Danno fussing over his parents’ break up. Melanie Griffith (as Clara Williams) and Scott Caan work well together playing mother and son, ending the three part story arc in this episode. Conspiracy theorist Jerry, helps decode more of the Champ box for McGarrett, leading Steve into a deeper mystery about his mother. Not wanting all the attention going to Jerry, McGarrett rips his shirt off when confronting a CIA operative.  OK, so it doesn’t happen exactly like that, but you ladies deserve a heads up.

Does Jerry have a 'Beautiful Mind'?

Does Jerry have a ‘Beautiful Mind’?

On Saturday, fan’s heart strings will be tugged in “Kupu’eu” as a guest star  is killed off , and a little too early, in my opinion. I was hoping for this character to be around much longer to give McGarrett a run for his money since his story had a lot of potential.  No spoilers here, though! You will have to tune in to see who it is, if you missed it the first time. One of my favourite characters, Joe White also returns. You know that his appearance only means more angst for McGarrett.

Autumn Reeser as Gabby

Autumn Reeser as Gabby

As a side note, former Hawaii Five-0 guest star, Autumn Reeser (Danno’s love interest, Gabby) will appearing on the Thrilling Adventure Hour panel at San Diego Comic Con in July. Reeser has been part of the stage show and podcast team for the last 6 years. If you will be in San Diego on Comic Con weekend (July -24-27, 2014), Reeser will be appearing in the old time radio stage performance on July 26th, 2014. No Comic Con badge needed! Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

 

H50 Summer Scanner – June 25, 2014

June 25th, 2014 by

Mark your calendars!

On June 24th, CBS announced the Fall schedule with Friday, September 26th, being the date for Hawaii Five-0′s fifth season to debut.  The show is maintaining it’s Season 4 timeslot, 9pm/8c.  The DVD set for last season goes on sale on September 16th.

Season 5 premiere date.

Season 5 premiere date.

But until then, it’s almost time for the filming of Season 5 to begin; July 8th to be exact. If we’re lucky, the show and local media will share the opening Hawaiian blessing ceremony with us via live video stream as they have in the past two years.  And let’s hope for some good on-set photos this season, as cast and crew don’t seem to be sharing as many as they did in the first few years.  Come on, CBS, give the fans some Season 5 love!

Recently Daniel Dae Kim was spotted in Atlanta where Insurgent (of the Divergent movie series) is filming. Daniel took advantage of his southern location to skip over to North Carolina and cheer on Hawaii native Michelle Wie, who went on to win the U.S. Women’s Open.  Obviously enjoying the filming experience, Kim tweeted, “That was a good day. Really impressed by the talent and kindness of the people on this project. #Insurgent”

Daniel tweeted this photo of himself with U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie.

Daniel tweeted this photo of himself with U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie.

On Monday, June 23rd, students and staff at Hongwanji Mission School (the first Buddhist School established outside of Japan) were fortunate to host the Five-0 main-man himself, Alex O’Loughlin.  O’Loughlin, a guest of the school’s Ohana Arts Program spoke about “about acting as a profession and his experiences.

Photo: @ohanasummerarts on Instagram

Photo: @ohanasummerarts on Instagram

He answered questions from the students and offered some sage advice regarding being true to oneself and treating others as you want to be treated,” according to a school representative.  Apparently Scott Caan also phoned in to speak to the students as well.

From @hmsdolphinsnow on Intagram

At Hongwanji Mission School – Photo: @hmsdolphinsnow on Intagram

 

 

Hawaii Five-0 Season 4 DVD release date

June 23rd, 2014 by

Although you’ve been able to pre-order the Hawaii 5-0 Season 4 DVD on Amazon for awhile, we now have the release date for you!  Mark your calendars for September 16th and f you’d like to support this blog, you can order using one of our links here or by clicking the Amazon link on the right side of the blog.

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TVshowsonDVD.com has a few more details for you, but we’re hoping the Blu-ray is released on the same day.

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Many viewers thought that the fourth season of the CBS show was better than the previous two, so you’ll want to add this one to your collection.  In addition to behind the scenes features, the gag reel featuring a very funny Alex O’Loughlin, Grace Park, Scott Caan, and Daniel Dae Kim, is always one of the high points of the set, and new cast member Chi McBride should add a few laughs.

H50 Summer Scanner – June 17, 2014

June 19th, 2014 by

 

Ian Anthony Dale & Daniel Dae Kim at #PowwowHawaii event. Photo via @Chant808 @Nonstophonolulu

Ian Anthony Dale & Daniel Dae Kim at #PowwowHawaii event. Photo via @Chant808 @Nonstophonolulu

During a recent interview with Popsugar.com, Ian Anthony Dale talked about his new role as homicide lieutenant Jim Koto in TNT’s Murder in the First. Dale revealed that he relies on advice from his brother, a homicide detective, when playing roles such as this. He says his brother is a valuable resource but will be the first to tell him when he has done something wrong. Ah, brotherly love.

For Hawaii Five-0 fans, Dale teases about his future on the CBS show, saying, he “can’t talk about” what might be coming up for Adam Noshimori next season. Can we hope that Kono’s love interest will return?

Check out the entire interview below.

 

Photo: Broadwayworld.com

Photo: Broadwayworld.com

Island resident Daniel Dae Kim is throwing his star power behind a Hawaiian bid to create the Barack Obama Presidential Center by lending  his voice to the video pitch. The Presidential Center will include a museum and “think tank” institute . Chicago and New York are also submitting bids. No stranger to assisting the President, Dae recently served as Cultural Envoy and Member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the United States at the World Expo in South Korea.

H50 Summer Scanner – June 5, 2014

June 6th, 2014 by

We’ve got some movie news for Hawaii Five-0 fans!  Variety reports that Daniel Dae Kim will be joining the Divergent  franchise as Jack Kang. He will be appearing along-side stars Shailene Woodley, Theo Thomas, Octavia Spencer, Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts in “The Divergent Series: Insurgent”, the second in the four film series. The movies are based on a trilogy by Veronica Roth with the final book being split into two movies to be released in 2016 and 2017. The first Divergent filmed grossed $267 million.  No word on whether Kim will be in the later productions as well.

Daniel Dae Kim in "Lost"

Daniel Dae Kim in “Lost”

Filming on the movie has already begun in Atlanta, Georgia. Kim tweeted that Insurgent filming will be what he is “doing this summer”. We hope it will not interfere with the Hawaii Five-0 once filming resumes in July.

Movie synopsis – Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

Insurgent is set to be released March, 2015.

In other movie-related news, Scott Caan is in Morocco filming Rock the Kasbah with Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, and Kate Hudson.  Directed by Barry Levinson, the movie centers on a burned-out music producer who brings an American Idol type show to Afghanistan.  Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney, has recently signed on to join his CBS-mate, Caan, who replaces Shia LaBeouf in the film.

From @chabichimorocco on Instagram

From @chabichimorocco on Instagram

 

One last thing for this edition of the Scanner, Ian Anthony Dale’s (Adam Noshimuri) new television show begins this Monday, June 9th, on TNT.  It will air at 10/9c.  Be sure to show Ian the aloha and check it out!

Grace Park receives honor from Asian Hall of Fame

June 1st, 2014 by

On May 31, 2014, actress Grace Park was inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington.  Grace was in good company with fellow inductees including former Presidential Cabinet member Norm Mineta, Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian, and Manu Tuiasosopo of San Francisco 49ers fame.

Photo credit:  Reporter Janet Kim of KING-5 in Seattle

Photo credit: Reporter Janet Kim of KING-5 in Seattle

The Asian Hall of Fame “honors distinguished individuals of Asian Pacific descent whose personal achievements have contributed to the American experience.”  In the field of entertainment with its noticeable scarcity of Asians, Ms. Park’s 14 year career is quite an achievement.

Born in Los Angeles, but raised in Vancouver, Canada, Ms. Park first became known to many Americans when she played two lead roles on Battlestar Galactica.  Her beauty and talent caught the eyes of the right people when it was time to cast the CBS reimagining of Hawaii Five-0, where she’s still going strong as team member Kono Kalakaua.

To read Grace’s  previous comments on her Korean heritage and receiving this honor, you can check out our previous blog. http://www.50undercover.com/2014/02/13/grace-park-to-be-inducted-into-the-asian-hall-of-fame/

Nathan Adrian tweeted "Straight cheesin' with Grace Park from Hawaii 5-0."

Nathan Adrian tweeted “Straight cheesin’ with Grace Park from Hawaii 5-0.”

 

 

H50 Summer Scanner – May 30, 2014

May 30th, 2014 by

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Daniel Dae Kim is not spending his hiatus sipping Blue Hawaiians on the white sands beaches near his home in Hawaii.

Kim’s production company, 3AD (launched last year), is in talks with CBS to remake the popular South Korean medical drama, Good Doctor. The show follows a genius pediatric surgeon who is also a savant. He tells the Hollywood Reporter that his Korean background will help in the adaptation for a North American audience. “I can understand the Korean dialogue, the cultural nuances of what the show is trying to portray. I think I have a fairly good sense of what will translate and what won’t.”

The popularity of Gangnam Style is part of the reason that Kim wants to bring Korean influenced projects to the US. “K-pop is bigger than ever, there is an awareness in the U.S. of an international market, there is an interest in intellectual property such as basing TV and film on books and foreign content.”

Kim is also in talks to bring the story of Mike Kim, a North Korean specialist who helped refugees cross from North Korea into China, to film. (Mike) Kim’s memoir, Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World’s Most Repressive Country, is the basis of the movie. He is also the founder of Crossing Borders, a non-profit organization that assists North Korean refugees.

CBS and Kim signed a two year project development deal last September. We look forward to following Daniel in his new role as a producer.

Alex O’Loughlin’s guilty pleasure returns to the air

May 27th, 2014 by

You can help help save one of Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin’s favorite pleasures this summer.  I’ll bet you didn’t realize you had that much power.

Alex O answers fan's questions

As a long-time fan of FOX’s dance competition show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” I have to admit that I got a bit of a thrill upon hearing that the Aussie actor not only loves the show, but gets cranky if he misses an episode.

When CBS released a video of the man behind Steve McGarrett answering fan’s questions, one of the inquiries was, “What is your guilty pleasure?”  I think most of us were surprised at Alex’s response.

So You Think You Can Dance.  I love it so much.  I dream about it.  Listen, I don’t care.  I don’t care if the world knows.  This is the thing – I DVR it.  If I don’t get to watch it within 72 hours of the DVRing, I get extremely grumpy.  I get short with the kids, I get short with the people at work.  I have to watch it.  I get very emotional when it’s on.  When people get cut, or sometimes they get a little, they get a little upset…I have been known to get a little misty.”

Alex, I know exactly what you mean, because I have shed more than a few tears while watching the inspiring performances, gorgeous choreography, and heartbroken fellow contestants as their friends are sent home.  One of the aspects that sets this competition apart from others on television, is that most of those who make it into the top 20 have devoted their lives to studying their passion, they haven’t just moonwalked in their bedroom and thought they were ready for prime time.  Not all of the contestants have studied their art formally, some have learned their style on the streets. so there are opportunities for all.  SYTYCD celebrates all genres of the art and I love watching as these performers learn styles that push them outside their comfort zone.

Now, you may ask why I said you can help save this show.  Television is a cut-throat business and in recent years FOX has already dropped the separate elimination episode and SYTYCD has had to incorporate results into the competition episodes.  It’s resulted in an awkward format, but executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has done the best he could with the time he’s been allotted.  Like most shows on TV today, this one is on the edge, and last month Mr. Lythgoe tweeted his pleas to fans to watch the show, and to implore their friends to do so.

 

From SYTYCD EP Nigel Lythgoe

From SYTYCD EP Nigel Lythgoe

Alumni of the show have gone on to Broadway (Newsies, Wicked) movies (the Step Up series) and Hawaii native Mark Kanemura from the fourth season, became one of Lady Gaga’s primary dancers.

I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want a cranky Alex O’Loughlin taking his bad mood out on his kids and co-workers, so it you want to keep the man in a good mood, here’s your chance!  We were fortunate enough to get a Season 11, but let’s see if we can get the gorgeous Aussie (and ourselves) a Season 12.  You can see the entire interview below, or you can skip to the 7:54 mark to hear him talk about So You Think You Can Dance.  But why wouldn’t you want to deprive yourself of more of that Australian accent?

If you’d like to check out the show, tune into to your local FOX station Wednesday, May 28th at 8/7c.

DVR numbers point to summer doldrums

May 22nd, 2014 by

The past month has seen television ratings down across the board, and the most recent Live+7 DVR numbers reflect a continuation of that trend.  Perhaps after a rough winter people are determined to get out more often, but whatever the reason there’s no denying that regardless of which night of the week, people are watching less television, even the recorded variety.  Like shows on all networks, the Alex O’Loughlin led Hawaii Five-0′s May 2nd episode dropped for week 32 of the traditional TV season.

As more and more viewers turn to computers and portable devices to check out their favorite shows, it’s getting more difficult for the standard ratings system to get a grasp on the actual numbers.   But the good news for CBS and Hawaii Five-0, even though down from a month ago, the ratings are considerably higher than those of last May.

“Makani ʻOlu a Holo Mālie (Fair Winds and Following Seas),”

“Makani ʻOlu a Holo Mālie (Fair Winds and Following Seas),”

From TV by the Numbers:

Largest 18-49 Ratings Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Net 18-49 Live+SD (rating) 18-49 Live+7 (rating) Post Airdate 18-49 Rating Absolute Increase From DVR Viewing Post Airdate 18-49 Rating % Increase from DVR Viewing
1 Big Bang Theory, THE-05/01/2014 CBS 4.5 7.0 2.5 56%
2 Modern Family-04/30/2014 ABC 2.8 4.8 2.0 71%
3 BLACKLIST-04/28/2014 NBC 2.6 4.5 1.9 73%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/01/2014 ABC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
5 Criminal Minds-04/30/2014 CBS 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
6 Nashville-04/30/2014 ABC 1.2 2.4 1.2 100%
7 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/29/2014 ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
8 CSI-04/30/2014 CBS 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
9 Chicago Fire-04/29/2014 NBC 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
10 CHICAGO PD-04/30/2014 NBC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
11 Castle-04/28/2014 ABC 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
12 Once Upon A Time-05/04/2014 ABC 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
13 Elementary-05/01/2014 CBS 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
14 Grimm-05/02/2014 NBC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
15 RESURRECTION-05/04/2014 ABC 2.1 3.1 1.0 48%
16 NCIS-04/29/2014 CBS 2.5 3.5 1.0 40%
17 FOLLOWING, THE-04/28/2014 FOX 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
18 Law And Order:SVU-04/30/2014 NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
19 REVENGE-05/04/2014 ABC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
20 GOLDBERGS, THE-04/29/2014 ABC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
21 Person Of Interest-04/29/2014 CBS 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
22 Family Guy-05/04/2014 FOX 2.2 3.1 0.9 41%
23 Hawaii Five-0-05/02/2014 CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-04/29/2014 CBS 2.1 2.9 0.8 38%
25 2 Broke Girls-04/28/2014 CBS 2.3 3.1 0.8 35%

 

Largest 18-49 Percentage Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Net 18-49 Live+SD (rating) 18-49 Live+7 (rating) Post Airdate 18-49 Rating Absolute Increase From DVR Viewing Post Airdate 18-49 Rating % Increase from DVR Viewing
1 Nashville-04/30/2014 ABC 1.2 2.4 1.2 100%
2 Hart Of Dixie-05/02/2014 CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
3 Grimm-05/02/2014 NBC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
4 Vampire Diaries-05/01/2014 CW 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
5 BLACKLIST-04/28/2014 NBC 2.6 4.5 1.9 73%
6 New Girl-04/29/2014 FOX 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
7 Modern Family-04/30/2014 ABC 2.8 4.8 2.0 71%
8 CSI-04/30/2014 CBS 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
9 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/01/2014 ABC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
10 REVENGE-05/04/2014 ABC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
11 Elementary-05/01/2014 CBS 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
12 FOLLOWING, THE-04/28/2014 FOX 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
13 Hawaii Five-0-05/02/2014 CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
14 Chicago Fire-04/29/2014 NBC 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
15 Criminal Minds-04/30/2014 CBS 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
16 CHICAGO PD-04/30/2014 NBC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
17 ORIGINALS-04/29/2014 CW 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
18 REIGN-05/01/2014 CW 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
19 Mentalist, THE-05/04/2014 CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
20 Castle-04/28/2014 ABC 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
21 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/29/2014 ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
22 Big Bang Theory, THE-05/01/2014 CBS 4.5 7.0 2.5 56%
23 Law And Order:SVU-04/30/2014 NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
24 Glee-04/29/2014 FOX 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
25 Hannibal-05/02/2014 NBC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%

 

 

Largest Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Program Net Viewership Live+SD (000) Viewership Live+7 (000) Post Airdate Absolute Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing (000) Post Airdate % Viewership Increase from DVR Viewing
1 BLACKLIST-04/28/2014 NBC 10791 16447 5656 52%
2 Big Bang Theory, THE-05/01/2014 CBS 16074 21515 5441 34%
3 Modern Family-04/30/2014 ABC 8395 12624 4229 50%
4 Castle-04/28/2014 ABC 10343 14290 3947 38%
5 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/01/2014 ABC 8809 12753 3944 45%
6 Elementary-05/01/2014 CBS 7787 11712 3925 50%
7 Person Of Interest-04/29/2014 CBS 11309 15135 3826 34%
8 NCIS-04/29/2014 CBS 17253 21037 3784 22%
9 Criminal Minds-04/30/2014 CBS 10304 14009 3705 36%
10 CHICAGO PD-04/30/2014 NBC 7280 10907 3627 50%
11 CSI-04/30/2014 CBS 9951 13558 3607 36%
12 Blue Bloods-05/02/2014 CBS 11589 15077 3488 30%
13 Chicago Fire-04/29/2014 NBC 7058 10520 3462 49%
14 Hawaii Five-0-05/02/2014 CBS 8773 11845 3072 35%
15 RESURRECTION-05/04/2014 ABC 8155 11088 2933 36%
16 Nashville-04/30/2014 ABC 4622 7527 2905 63%
17 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/29/2014 ABC 5946 8840 2894 49%
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-04/29/2014 CBS 14831 17670 2839 19%
19 Grimm-05/02/2014 NBC 4929 7716 2787 57%
20 FOLLOWING, THE-04/28/2014 FOX 4507 7278 2771 61%
21 Mentalist, THE-05/04/2014 CBS 8423 11145 2722 32%
22 REVENGE-05/04/2014 ABC 4981 7591 2610 52%
23 Law And Order:SVU-04/30/2014 NBC 6040 8547 2507 42%
24 Good Wife, THE-05/04/2014 CBS 8988 11365 2377 26%
25 Once Upon A Time-05/04/2014 ABC 6862 9190 2328 34%

 

H50 Summer Scanner – May 21, 2014

May 21st, 2014 by

We’re introducing a new feature to help Hawaii Five-0 fans get through the summer months, and here’s our first edition of the H50 Summer Scanner.  Our aim is to give you recaps of Five-0 related happenings, and we hope you enjoy it.

Will yun Lee with Ian Anthony Dale at the Season 3 Hawaii Five-0 wrap party. Photo credit Will Yun Lee via Twitter

Will Yun Lee with Ian Anthony Dale at the Season 3 Hawaii Five-0 wrap party.
Photo credit Will Yun Lee via Twitter

Two Hawaii Five-0 favourites have moved on from the island (for the time being).

Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0‘s bad guy with a heart, Sang Min) found success as bodyguard Harada in last summer’s action blockbuster The Wolverine (starring Hugh Jackman). He also appeared in the recently cancelled Intelligence starring Lost alum Josh Holloway. But never fear because you can catch him this summer in HBO’s True Blood. Lee will have a recurring role as an urban cowboy bent on revenge. You can bet that this role will see Lee kicking some undead butt when True Blood‘s final season  airs on June 22nd, 2014.

Kono’s true love Adam was only seen for a short time this season but actor Ian Anthony Dale is not taking a break. He plays series regular Lieutenant Jim Koto in TNT’s Murder in the First from NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues creator Steven Bochco. The series will give viewers an inside look at the workings of the justice system. Taye Tiggs (of Private Practice) also stars. Murder in the First premiers June 9th, 2014 at 10/9C. Check out the trailer below.