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Hawaii Five-0 is searching for locations

April 18th, 2014 by

We occasionally see a comment on social media from someone living on Oahu who has received “the note” on their front door.  ”The note” being the correspondence left behind after a location scout from Hawaii Five-0 spied a home they might want to film in, only to find the residents aren’t home.  And we’re always a bit surprised when someone says “not interested.”  After all, who wouldn’t want to the opportunity to meet Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Scott Caan, and have their home featured on a television show with a world-wide audience? But after reading this article from the Star Advertiser, their reticence to disrupt their lives is a bit more understandable.

COURTESY NORMAN SHAPIRO/CBS

COURTESY NORMAN SHAPIRO/CBS

From Mike Gordon – Honolulu Star Advertiser

The actors are on vacation, production crew members have joined other local film and TV projects, and the Diamond Head soundstage is buttoned up.

But even though “Hawaii Five-0″ is on hiatus until July, with the final episodes of the current season still to air on CBS, location manager Timmy Chinn is already scouting for next season.

It’s the never-ending cycle of a successful TV series, Chinn said. And he could use your help (again).

He needs more locations: more houses, more restaurants, more storefronts, more warehouses. He’s got a list.

“I would like to find more upscale mansions,” he said. “We want something on the beach. A school, too. I’m looking for a school. We’re looking for a very nice conference room up in the air, like a penthouse conference room with a view.”

Finding a mansion isn’t the hard part, he said. The hard part is finding a doorbell. Or a door to knock on.

But once he reaches the owner, it’s not uncommon to discover that the house has an agent.

Dozens of homes are so sought-after that their owners are represented by management companies, Chinn said.

This season, “Five-0″ shot more in Kahala, Kaimuki and Palolo because the production headquarters moved from the old Hono­lulu Advertiser building at the start of Kapiolani Boulevard to the state film studio at Diamond Head. It didn’t pose many problems.

“We forget we are in Hawaii,” Chinn said. “We moved maybe three or four miles. It’s opened up new neighborhoods to us.”

The show used big exteriors this season as well. It opened with a helicopter taking off from inside Aloha Stadium and will finish with an episode that required the closure of Kala­kaua Avenue in Wai­kiki, from the point where Kuhio Avenue branches off of Kala­kaua up to Lewers Street. On a Sunday morning. For three hours.

The show uses hundreds of locations each season, including 60 to 70 houses.

“Five-0″ sets up one day, shoots one or two scenes the next day and then cleans up. It can be traumatic for the homeowner, Chinn said.

“We are a huge show,” he said.

“We are in your living room. We are in your kitchen. There are people all over the house. But when they yell cut, we’re gone. They yell cut, and we pack up everything and we are out in half an hour and you’re going, ‘What just happened?’”

And all that for about a minute or two of actual screen time.

Some locations, especially homes, become recurring sets that are used several times a season.

While the first time is usually exciting for the owners, the experience can become tiresome, and the onus is on “Five-0″ to keep the property owner happy, Chinn said.

“Over time you get to know us,” he said. “You know my face. You know the set decoration guys. But then we are gone.”

Chinn decided he could improve the relationship. He wants to not just give property owners a place at a Sunset on the Beach premiere or at the season wrap party, but to also invite them to hang out with his production team during the events.

“You want to get them more involved personally,” he said. “I imagine making them part of the ‘Hawaii Five-0′ family. If your house is part of the show, you are part of the crew.”

Email your location suggestion to Five.o.locations@gmail.com.

AND that’s a wrap …

Hawaii Five-0 Season 4 Finale Spoiler!

April 16th, 2014 by
Grover and McGarrett ep 416

Grover and McGarrett ep 416

 

It’s hard to believe that the end of Season 4 is only three episodes away and it looks like trouble for one of the newest cast additions.

TV Guide teases -

“I need some Hawaii Five-0 scoop! — Helen
The usually straight-laced Grover will steal from McGarrett’s playbook when his daughter is kidnapped in the season finale. “As renegade and out of control as [Grover] thought McGarrett was in the [season premiere], he goes even further in this one,” executive producer Peter Lenkov says. “He doesn’t have a free pass like Five-0 does, so there’s going to be consequences. [But] sometimes you have to turn the badge around to get the job done.” Fortunately, I hear the consequences have a silver lining that will play out next season.”

What do you think about the addition of Chi McBride’s “Lou Grover” character? Yea, Nay, or We’ll see?

 

Initial Friday ratings show overall Spring Fever slump

April 14th, 2014 by
Steve (Alex O'Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) share a harrowing experience when trapped in a collapsed building (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) share a harrowing experience when trapped in a collapsed building
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Apparently not even the prospect of Steve and Danny trapped together in a collapsed building, complete with bromantic banter and man-pain, was enough of an enticement to keep Hawaii Five-0 viewers at home and in front of their TVs for “Ku I Ka Pili Koko (Blood Brothers).” Ratings were down across all the major networks for most of the Friday night Primetime lineup, which is not unexpected at this time of year. Spring is most definitely here, bringing with it all sorts of outdoor diversions and temptations to DVR.

Five-o brought in a 1.3 rating and 4 share in the 18-49 demo, slipping by a tenth from the previous week. Total live and same-day viewership was 9.09 million. Five-0 held onto more ratings ground than the competition; NBC’s Grimm was off by two-tenths of a point, and  even ABC’s usual ratings power-house, Shark Tank, slipped by four-tenths compared to last week. Overall, CBS won the night in total viewers and tied with ABC for ratings and demo share.

Ratings courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 11, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM FOX Kitchen Nightmares -P 1.2 5 3.02
ABC Last Man Standing 1.1 5 5.57
CBS Unforgettable 1.0 4 7.66
NBC 108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers 0.7 3 3.91
CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.4 2 1.54
8:30 PM ABC The Neighbors 0.8 3 3.87
CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.5 2 1.49
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.6 6 6.49
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.3 4 9.09
NBC Grimm 1.2 4 4.84
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.1 4 2.84
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.3 1 1.08
10:00PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 5 10.97
ABC 20/ 20 1.4 5 5.66
NBC Hannibal 0.8 3 2.41

Hawaii Five-0′s “go-to” reporter

April 14th, 2014 by

If you’ve watched the new inception of Hawaii Five-0 from the start, during a scene near the end of Friday’s episode you may have found yourself thinking, “That reporter sure looks familiar.”  And you would be correct.  Local freelance reporter, writer, and public relations director, Diane Ako, has made a hobby of cameos on the Oahu-based show, with at least three appearances that I’m aware of.

Diane Ako in  “Ku I Ka Pili Koko.”

Diane Ako in “Ku I Ka Pili Koko.”

After Diane’s first experience in the show’s maiden season, she wrote a short blog post about the day in which she claimed that the show’s star, Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett) was “every bit as hunky as all the gossip columns say.”  Of course, fans of the show will have no problem believing that.

Diane’s initial appearance was with Alex and Scott Caan, and she had nothing but compliments for both actors.  You can check out the original blog from 2010 here, to read Ms. Ako memories about her first day on the set in Season 1.

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Ku I Ka Pili Koko”

April 10th, 2014 by
Blood Brothers - McGarrett and Danno

Blood Brothers – McGarrett and Danno

 

Friday’s episode is one that fans having been looking forward to all season. Hawaii Five-0 has been lacking some of its epic bromance as Scott Caan has seen less screen time this season and his absence has left fans clamoring for more McGarrett-Danno time. Executive producer, Peter Lenkov, teased, “Prediction: Fan favorite. McDanno fans will be MORE than satisfied.” (via Twitter.)

I predict lots of heart to heart between the two friends as they face possible death. Get your tissues ready.

It’s interesting to note that Xzbit is listed as recurring cast, reprising his role as Jason (JC) Dekker. He originally appeared in the adorable “3 Men and a Baby” episode 4.07. His character is now in jail and has information for the Five-0 team.

From CBS

FIVE-0 IS SET UP WHEN A BAD TIP LEADS THEM TO AN ABANDONED BUILDING THAT IS RIGGED TO EXPLODE WITH MCGARRETT AND DANNY TRAPPED INSIDE, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, APRIL 11

Xzibit Guest Stars as a Prison Informant

“*Ku I Ka Pili Koko” – Five-0 is set up when a bad tip leads them to an abandoned building that is rigged to explode with McGarrett and Danny trapped inside, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Xzibit guest stars as a prison informant.

(*“Ku I Ka Pili Koko” is Hawaiian for “Blood Brothers”)

SERIES REGULARS:

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)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Lili Simmons     (Amber Vitale)

Xzibit     (JC Dekker)

 

GUEST CAST:

Byron Mann     (Fire Captain Hank Iona)

Terry Chin     (Kekoa Hale)

David Gautreaux     (James Cobb)

Joseph Kingsley     (Marcus Dekker)

Diane Ako     (News Reporter)

 

STORY BY: David Wolkove

TELEPLAY BY: Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt

DIRECTED BY: Maja Vrvilo

Hawaii Five-0 leaves door open for Michelle Borth’s return

April 8th, 2014 by

Hot off the press – some possible good news for fans of Steve McGarrett’s love interest, Lt. Catherine Rollins comes to us from TV Guide.  In times when death seems to be the only way out for television characters, we find out that not only does the character (played by Michelle Borth) not die, we may see her return.  Borth stepped up her role in Season 4 when Grace Park (Kono) took some time off from the series.  Die-hard fans of the McGarrett-Rollins couple nicknamed “McRoll,” now have some hope that the characters may reunite at a later date.

Michelle Borth and Alex O'Loughlin - credit: Peter Lenkov

Michelle Borth and Alex O’Loughlin – credit: Peter Lenkov

 

From TV Guide Mega Buzz

Is Catherine going to die on Hawaii Five-0— Justin
The fact that Michelle Borth’s exit from the show coincides with Steve and Catherine’s dangerous mission in the Middle East does seem ominous, right? Fortunately, I have good news! “She doesn’t die,” executive producer Peter Lenkov tells us exclusively. “She goes out spectacularly. She goes out a hero, and the door’s open for her to come back. Hopefully we’ll see her again at some point.” Relieved?

You can find more buzz about other shows here.

 

Initial overnight ratings for Fan-built Five-0

April 7th, 2014 by
Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) brings Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) up to speed. (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) brings Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) up to speed.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Hawaii Five-0 fans got to see the fruits of their viewer-participation labors when the “Fan-built Five-0″ episode, “Ho’i Hou (Reunited),” aired this past Friday. In addition to the story elements voted on by viewers — Chin Ho’s High School Reunion as scene of the crime;  a macadamia nut tycoon as victim; a stiletto-heeled shoe as murder weapon; a struggling illusionist as suspect; a model rocket as evidence; a take-down in a giant maze — the writers treated us to a new chapter in the Champ Box Mystery when Steve and Danny flew to Cambodia to check out the coded  grave-site coordinates Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia) found on John McGarrett’s battered old toolbox.

“Ho’i Hou” brought in a 1.3 rating and 5 share in the 18-49 demo, and won the hour in viewership — 9.52 million.  The slight drop in both total viewers and ratings compared to the last original episode, which aired on March 14th, is in all likelihood the result of the two-week “March Madness” hiatus combined with good old Spring fever; with warmer weather and more hours of evening sunlight, some viewers are probably enjoying themselves outdoors while their DVRs catch Five-0 for them.  Five-0′s biggest competitors were also down from previous weeks.

Ratings tables courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 4, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Last Man Standing 1.3/5 6.17
NBC Dateline 1.2/4 6.15
CBS Unforgettable – Season Premiere 1.0/4 7.50
FOX Kitchen Nightmares – R 0.7/3 1.93
CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.4/2 1.46
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 0.9/3 3.94
CW Whose Line is it Anyway – R 0.4/1 1.37
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.9/6 7.19
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.3/5 9.52
NBC Grimm 1.3/5 4.88
FOX Raising Hope 0.6/2 1.61
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.3/1 0.77
9:30 FOX Raising Hope – Series Finale 0.6/2 1.55
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.5/5 11.40
ABC 20/20 1.5/5 6.33
NBC Hannibal 0.8/3 2.32

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Ho’i Hou”

April 3rd, 2014 by
Every girl's crazy about a sharp dressed man

Every girl’s crazy about a sharp dressed man (photo courtesy of CBS)

Hawaii Five-0 fans are known for having strong opinions on the direction they want their favourite show to go, often sharing those views on social media. In a ground breaking move, fans have spent most of this season crafting their very own episode by voting on various elements of the show. Check out our recap here.

How do you feel about this kind of interactive television? If CBS does something like this next year, what would you like to see them do?

Watch below as the cast talk about the making of this fan built episode.

 

Beach bums may recognize guest star Krista Allen from her role as Jenna Avid on Baywatch. Watch for her at Chin’s high school reunion – former flame, perhaps? Sorry folks, doesn’t look like she will be re-enacting running down the beach in slow motion while wearing a skimpy red Baywatch bathing suit.

Another Lost actor is back on the island. Mackenzie Astin appeared in only one episode as a pivotal character from Kate’s past. Seems like once an actor works in Hawaii, the island isn’t done with them!

From CBS

YOU’VE WORKED ON THIS EPISODE ALL SEASON! NOW FAN-BUILT “FIVE-0” IS HERE! FIVE-0 INVESTIGATES WHEN THE DAUGHTER OF A MACADAMIA NUT TYCOON IS MURDERED WITH A STILETTO HEEL DURING CHIN’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, APRIL 4

“Hawaii Five-0” Viewers Chose From a Menu of Key Story and Production Elements for This Special Episode

Jorge Garcia Returns and Rob Corddry Guest Stars as the Fan-Voted Struggling Illusionist

“Ho’i Hou” – Five-0 investigates when the daughter of a macadamia nut tycoon is murdered with a stiletto heel during Chin’s high school reunion, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Jorge Garcia returns and Rob Corddry guest stars as the fan-voted struggling illusionist.

HAWAII FIVE-0 viewers spent this season voting on key story and production elements for this special episode, including wardrobe, music and even the episode’s title.

(“Ho’i Hou” is Hawaiian for “Reunited”)

SERIES REGULARS:

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)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Jorge Garcia     (Jerry Ortega)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

 

GUEST CAST:

Cecilia Brown     (Amanda Santiago)

Rob Corddry     (Tony Gibson)

Peter Shinkoda     (Alan Kim)

Krista Allen     (Nani Kahanu)

Mackenzie Astin     (Bradley Richmond)

Samantha Sloyan     (Sarah Richmond)

James Brennan     (CIA Agent Sam Connors)

Mary Anne McGarry     (Nina Johnson)

Bulldog     (AV Club Buddy)

Benjamin C. Lloyd     (HPD Uniformed Cop)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Christina M. Kim

DIRECTED BY:     Sylvain White

Five-0 fans finally have their Fan Built episode

April 1st, 2014 by
Tune in on April 4th to see how it all comes together!
(Image courtesy of CBS.com)

Procedural shows come with a built-in set of format requirements: present a case, follow the clues, and solve the case. In the case of shows with a strong action-adventure component, those elements must come with a generous helping of, well, action, which often translates into explosions, car chases, gunfights, and skin-of-the-teeth escapes. Finding new angles on those traditional action staples requires an ever-greater degree of creativity, novelty, and timeliness. Hawaii Five-0′s production and writing staff came up with an innovative and exciting way to stretch their storytelling muscles and step outside the usual story development confines: the Fan-built Five-0 episode.

Five-0 launched its viewer-participation campaign last October with a bold website announcement: “We’ll shoot HAWAII FIVE-O your way! You pick the elements, then later this season watch the episode you created!”

In some ways, the “Fan-built” campaign was like Season 3′s “you pick the killer” promotion for “Kapu,” on steroids;  but instead of  voting for their choice in a single category, viewers had the chance to vote on key story elements, props and cast wardrobe, featured musical artists, and the name of the episode.

Of the four, the story element vote was the most critical, as it established the framework on which the writers would build their story. Phase One offered six story element categories and each category consisted of seven options, as shown below. The winning option in each category is highlighted in blue.

1) Scene of the Crime
- Chin Ho’s High School Reunion
- Volcano
- Skydiving Lesson
- Motocross Race
- Luau
- Helicopter Tour
- Yoga Retreat
2) The Victim
- Ancient Hawaiian Healer
- Pro Golfer
- Celebrity Matchmaker
- Cabana Boy
- Astronaut
- Sumo Wrestler
- Macadamia Nut Tycoon
3) The Murder Weapon
- Five Inch Stiletto
- Flame Thrower
- Poisoned Jacuzzi
- Snow Shovel
- Poisonous Toad
- Tiki Torch
- Spear Gun
4) The Evidence
- Body Drained of Blood
- Jelly Fish
- Kitty Litter
- Toy Rocket
- A Missing Eyeball
- Sumarian Tiger
- A Bag of Teeth
5) The Suspect
- Hula Dancer
- Spring Breaker
- Synchronized Swimmer
- Aging Rockstar
- Personal Chef
- Race Car Driver
- Struggling Illusionist
6) The Takedown
- Sniper Hunter Robot
- Rappelling
- Scuba Diving
- ATV Chase
- Giant Maze
- Base Jumping
- Spelunking

 

The struggling illusionist, at Chin Ho Kelly’s high-school reunion, with the five-inch Stiletto; sounds like something out of a game of Clue, doesn’t it? Assembling an exciting and coherent story from this list of seemingly random elements might seem like a daunting prospect, but it really wasn’t, as the Five-0 writing team came up with the list of options to begin with. That’s not to say they didn’t have their work cut out for them, as they had no way of guessing how fans would vote. Ideally, your story elements are going to introduce the audience to new people, places, and aspects of Hawaiian culture as the plot unfolds, and some of the options were better at this than others.

 

Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia), class of '89 (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia), class of ’89
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Scene of the Crime — Chin Ho’s High School Reunion

Chin Ho’s high school reunion seems to be a great way to include Jorge Garcia’s Jerry Ortega in the story. Chin and Jerry were classmates and friends at Kukui High and Jerry, with his interest in things clandestine and conspiratorial, probably knows more than a few tales of scandal and intrigue involving their classmates.  Chin’s graduating class could very easily run the gamut from local society’s  mighty to the might-have-beens, and Steve having attended the same school, may know a few of them himself.

The Victim — Macadamia Nut Tycoon

As victims go, a macadamia nut tycoon can be played in a variety of ways, ranging from the buttoned-down Wall Street sort , the laid-back local, or all sorts in between.  Macadamia nuts are big business  in Hawaii, where they can be found enrobed in rick milk chocolate, dusted with cinnamon, crusted with Maui onion and garlic, dipped in caramel, rolled in cayenne pepper, or squeezed into an assortment of oils. Mmmm….but I digress.

 

Doctor Who's favorite time-traveling femme fatale, Doctor River Song (Alex Kingston) and her killer heels (Photo courtesy of The BBC)

Doctor Who’s favorite time-traveling femme fatale, Doctor River Song (Alex Kingston) and her killer heels
(Photo courtesy of Doctor Who/The BBC)

The Murder Weapon — Five-inch Stiletto

While not something that screams “Hawaii,” the five-inch stiletto can be played at least two ways — the serious, and seriously lethal, stabbing knife, or the somewhat more frivolous stiletto-heeled shoe. Before you scoff, fans of Doctor Who and the 50th Anniversary Special, “Day of the Doctor,” will be happy to point out that River Song’s towering red stiletto-heeled shoes have found a place of honor in the U.N.I.T. Black Archive, Top Secret repository of the most dangerous weapons on Earth.

As the second round of voting would show, the writers went outside the box and opted for a pair of truly killer heels. Not so frivolous a choice after all!

 

Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) and Catherine (Michelle Borth) find an unexpected payload in a model rocket (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) and Catherine (Michelle Borth) find an unexpected payload in a model rocket
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

The Evidence — Toy Rocket

The idea of a toy rocket can be taken in several directions including the vintage toy spaceship, the model-kit version of some well-loved sci-fi starship from seventies TV,  or perhaps the scale model of NASA’s crowning achievement, the Apollo / SaturnV moon rocket. One thing they all have in common is internal space that can be used as a hiding place for small objects, as the teaser publicity photo shows.

 

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Actor and comedian Rob Corddry plays struggling illusionist Tony Gibson
(Photo courtesy of EW.com)

The Suspect — Struggling Illusionist

Sleight of hand and misdirection are the stock in trade of the magician or illusionist, and both are skills that would come in handy for someone out to commit murder. Evidence could almost literally disappear in a puff of smoke. Witnesses could have their attention focused elsewhere at a key moment. In this role we’ll have comic actor Rob Corddry going up against our team.

 

The Dole Plantation's Pineapple Garden Maze in Wahiawa, Oahu (Photo courtesy of Dole Plantation / Oahu Concierge)

The Dole Plantation’s Pineapple Garden Maze in Wahiawa, O’ahu
(Photo courtesy of Dole Plantation / Oahu Concierge)

The Takedown — Giant Maze

Mention a giant maze in Hawaii, and the Dole Plantation maze in Wahiawa, O’ahu will immediately come to mind.  Billed as “the World’s Largest Maze,”  the Pineapple Garden Maze covers three acres of land and consists of two and a half miles of  pathways.  Hidden within the serpentine recesses of the maze are stencil stations; your mission is to find all the stations as quickly as possible and use each stencil to fill in a box on the card you’re given at the entrance.

Staging a climactic killer takedown in the Dole maze gives the writers and the director opportunities for exciting and spectacular, if challenging, camera and stunt work. Just imagine the camera swooping over, along, and through the sharp turns and dog-leg paths as Five-0 chases the suspect!

 

Phase 2's Wardrobe Winners -- "Dark Angel" for Kono, a "Dark and Devilish" killer heel, and "Lava Rock" for Chin Ho (Photos courtesy of CBS)

Phase 2′s Wardrobe Winners — “Dark Angel” for Kono, a “Dark and Devilish” killer heel, and “Lava Rock” for Chin Ho
(Photos courtesy of CBS)

Phase 2: Prop and Wardrobe Vote — Jan10-17, 2014

The Prop and Wardrobe Vote gave fans the chance to vote on wardrobe for Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), and Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park), and to vote for their choice in killer heels.

When fashionistas rave about shoes to die for, they’re generally not contemplating death by footwear. For Five-0 viewers, however, that’s just what they were voting on — their favorite pair of perilous pumps. As with Chin and Kono’s outfits, sleek lines and dark colors took first place in the form of a “Dark and Devilish” strappy peep-toe number.

Chin Ho’s reunion wardrobe was decided by viewers, with the clean and classic black suit and white shirt — “Lava Rock,” as the outfit was named — beating the other four alternates.

For Kono, the wardrobe choices were more casual and work-oriented, with a sheer black long-sleeve blouse — “Dark Angel” — taking first place.

 

Phase 3's music candidates -- Black Keys, The Green, Switchfoot, and Johnnyswim (Photos courtesy of CBS)

Phase 3′s music candidates — The Black Keys, The Green, Switchfoot, and Johnnyswim
(Photos courtesy of CBS)

Phase 3: Music Vote — Feb 14-21, 2014

Phase 3 of the voting campaign allowed viewers to pick their favorite artist for inclusion in the episode’s soundtrack. Most often, popular artists and songs are featured in what has become a Hawaii Five-0 signature — a montage of beautiful people swimming, surfing, boogie-boarding and generally enjoying themselves at the beach and in the crystal-clear tropical waters.

Viewers were given four candidates for inclusion in the Fan-built episode: The Black Keys album “El Camino;” The Green’s “Hawai’i ’13;” Switchfoot’s “Fading West;” and the Johnnyswim album “Heart Beats.” Sample tracks were provided for all four artists, with “Good One” from The Green’s “Hawai’i ’13″ coming in as the fan favorite.

 

 

Phase 4: Episode Title Vote — Mar 7-14, 2014

Phase 4 of the Fan-built Five-0 project allowed viewers to pick the name of the season’s eighteenth episode. The five options were:

- Po’ina ‘Ole (Never Forgotten)
- Ho’i Hou (Reunited)
- Pa’a i ke au (Stuck in Time)
- He ha’ina ‘ino (Deadly Confession)
- Hua’a ‘ia (Unearthed)

Since viewers picked “Ho’i Hou (Reunited)” as their favorite for the title of Hawaii Five-0′s very first Fan-Built Five-0, we can only hope to see Chin Ho and Jerry perform the classic duet made famous by Peaches and Herb.

Whatever you do, don’t miss this history-making chapter of television history on Friday, April 4th!

 

 

Friday Overnight ratings for March 14th’s “Ma Lalo O Ka ‘Ili”

March 17th, 2014 by
Danny decides to play (re)match-maker for his parents, Clara and Eddie Williams (Melanie Griffith and Tom Berenger) (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Danny decides to play (re)match-maker for his parents, Clara and Eddie Williams (Melanie Griffith and Tom Berenger)
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Last Friday’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ma Lalo O Ka ‘Ili (Beneath the Surface),” brought the three-episode “Ma Williams” story arc to an end, tying it up — for now, anyway — with a romantic bow and a re-creation of Clara (Melanie Griffith) and Eddie (Tom Berenger) Williams’ first date. When not busy being a loving and supportive son, Danny joined his teammates in solving the crime du jour — in this instance, an apparent murder and abduction. Meanwhile, Chin Ho’s old high-school buddy Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia, promoted to series regular for Season 5) resuscitated McGarrett’s Toolbox Mysteries from Season 1 by discovering a coded message hidden under a coat of nonstandard red paint.

While the ratings picture for CBS was blurred somewhat by basketball tournament preemptions in some markets, Five-0 came in with a 1.4/5 rating in the 18-49 demo, matching the ratings for the two previous weeks and staying in the ten-million-plus total viewer range.

Ratings table courtesy of Zap2it.com’s TV by the Numbers

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 14, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.3 5 7.07
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2 5 6.39
ABC Last Man Standing -R 0.8 3 4.90
FOX Rake 0.5 2 1.91
CW Whose Line is it Anyway -R 0.4 2 1.32
8:30 PM ABC The Neighbors 0.9 3 3.92
CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.5 2 1.40
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.9 7 7.42
NBC Grimm 1.6 5 5.41
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.4 5 10.06
FOX Enlisted 0.6 2 1.57
CW Colin & Brad -R 0.3 1 0.95
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 0.5 2 1.55
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.9 6 7.13
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 5 12.02
NBC Hannibal 0.9 3 2.59