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A Guide to Hawaii Five-0 Sunset on the Beach 5

September 12th, 2014 by
Alex O'Loughlin at Sunset on the Beach Season 3 - Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS

Alex O’Loughlin at Sunset on the Beach Season 3 – Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS

 

It will be a double your pleasure celebration on Waikiki Beach this weekend. Sunset on the Beach has become an annual tradition to launch the season premiere of Hawaii Five-0. This year, the cast and crew will also be celebrating the 100th episode – an impressive milestone for any show. For the first time since Season 2, Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park are all expected to be walking the red carpet! They will be joined by executive producers Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci as well as fellow cast mates Chi McBride, Jorge Garcia, Dennis Chun, Shawn Garnett, Teilor Grubbs, Al Harrington and William Sadler.

Itinerary (listed in Hawaii Standard Time)

6:00pm – Red Carpet on the Beach – Expect photo ops, press interviews and maybe, just maybe, a chance for a brief interaction with your favourite Hawaii Five-0 star.

7:00pm – Premiere Screening - Lucky attendees will get a the first look at the season 5 premiere – a whole two weeks before it airs on CBS!

Immediately following the Premiere – A live stage performance by Bush.

(You can use this time conversion tool to determine when the festivities begin in your local timezone)

Online Streaming

For those not lucky enough to be able to attend in person, you can stream coverage of the Red Carpet courtesy of Honolulu Star Advertiser. We will provide a link when one becomes available. Note – the streaming will not be behind the Star Advertiser paywall – it will be provided for free.

If you’re on Twitter:

Hashtags to follow and use: #H50 #SOTBH504 #SOTB

The Honolulu Pulse is running a live blog.

Also, give @honolulupulse, @CrankyDad, @erinsmith808, @StarTGIF and @StarChristie a follow. They will be live tweeting from the red carpet!

#H50 twitter accounts to follow:

@PLenkov  @danieldaekim  @masioka  @jorgegarcia

You can also access all Star Advertiser premium content for 14 days at the low price of $1.99!

H50 Summer Scanner – August 21, 2014

August 22nd, 2014 by
Steve catches up with Aunt Deb

Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) catches up with Aunt Deb McGarrett (Carol Burnett) before his Thanksgiving plans take a turn into the typical Five-0 danger zone.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

One of my favourite guest stars from Season 4 is coming back and she’s not alone! Carol Burnett will be returning as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb. You may remember the touching scene where she announced to him that she was to undergo cancer treatment. While receiving chemo, she will meet a man to be played by the legendary Jersey Boy, Franky Valli. The two have a whirlwind romance which will result in her wedding in Hawaii. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like her cancer treatment will be success. “They’re going to have this whirlwind romance, and they’re coming to Hawaii to get married because they realize both of them don’t have much time left,” Peter Lenkov told TV Guide. Be prepared to have your heart strings pulled.

Photographer: Ross D. Hamamura - RDHphoto.net RDHphoto

Photographer: Ross D. Hamamura – RDHphoto.net RDHphoto

Alex O’Loughlin once again used his star-power for good. On August 16, he attended the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii’s annual Walk in the Country event. In typical Alex style, he gracious posed with lucky fans at the fundraising luau.  You can see more photos from Honolulu Magazine on our Facebook page!

Upon completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this past weekend, executive producer Peter Lenkov threw down the gauntlet to his cast.  And in true Five-0 fashion, stars Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, and Jorge Garcia came through for fans, and for the charity.  The Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the internet by storm as a fundraiser and awareness generator to help combat ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gerig’s disease. People are dared to dump ice water on their heads as well as donate money to this great cause. So far, the campaign has raised $4 million in two weeks! Visit http://www.alsa.org to donate.

Note: After gamely dumping the freezing slush on themselves, the three actors chose to call out just one person; CBS President and CEO, Les Moonves. We’re happy to report that Moonves took the challenge not long after, and we’re hoping made a hefty donation to the extremely worthy cause.

H50 Summer Scanner – August 14, 2014

August 15th, 2014 by
Photo: CBS

Photo: CBS

Executive Producer, Peter Lenkov, clarified the reports that McGarrett will be getting a new love interest in Season 5. Lenkov told TVLine,“Everybody’s selling it as a love interest, but really it’s a friendship.Friends with benefits, perhaps?  He also provided more details about the 100th episode, saying “There really will be no more questions, as to, ‘Are [Steve and Wo fat] related?’ and ‘What is Wo Fat’s relationship with Steve’s mother?’ … That’s all going to come to a head and be resolved.”

Bush from their official website

Bush from their official website

Mike Gordon of the Star Advertiser announced some big entertainment news for this year’s SOTB. Those attending the Season 5 premiere at Sunset On the Beach are in for quite a treat! The post-grunge rock band, Bush, will be entertaining the beach goers live on stage! I saw them in concert in my *ahem* younger years, and you’re in for a loud, rockin’ time!

Mike also noted that all of the main cast members will be attending the premiere, making it the first time since Season 2 that Scott Caan and Grace Park appear.  No doubt the fans who line the red carpet will show their enthusiasm to the shows stars .

Ming-Na Wen and Daniel Dae Kim at the OCA Awards. Photo credit Ming-Na Wen via Whosay

Ming-Na Wen and Daniel Dae Kim at the OCA Awards.
Photo credit Ming-Na Wen via Whosay

Daniel Dae Kim was honoured by the OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates this week along with actress Ming-Na Wen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Both received the Pioneer Award OCA is “dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.” (from their website)

DDK posing for a selfie with Tony Waller via Instagram

DDK posing for a selfie with Tony Waller
Posted by @1solesearcher on Instagram

 

Update 8-11-12: Be a part of Hawaii Five-0 fan history!

August 11th, 2014 by

From Undercover Agent Zoe

Week 1 Updates:

Thank you to everyone who has already taken the time to submit something to the fanbook. I have now responded to everyone whose email I have received. If you haven’t had a response then it means I haven’t received the email so please let us know if you think I have missed you!

We still need everyone’s input to make this a rounded experience for all of the cast and crew. I would also really like to hear from local fans in Hawaii as well – especially if you have been part of any of the events that the 5-0 team have done (such as the fan breakfast, charity events etc) please please get in touch!

If there are any artists out there that have done drawings of the cast I would really like to be able to include these in the book – with permission, of course.
Fansites – I would like to include pages for you as well, as you are the fans sources of information – please get in touch with anything you would like to include.

There are 2 weeks until the deadline! Monday 25th August.

Questions? Queries? Requests? Please email me at H50fanbook@gmx.com

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Original post

Friend of the blog, Undercover Agent Zoe approached us a few weeks ago with a brilliant idea.  She told us she’d be on the set of Hawaii Five-0 to watch filming in September, and mentioned that she wished she could share the experience with everyone.  She came up with an idea that allows fans to leave a thankful and lasting impression on the cast and crew of our favorite show.  I’ll let Zoe explain it all in her own words! Please note, Zoe is handling ALL communications, not 50undercover.com.  For all questions and submissions, contact her at the email address below. Now, have fun!!


Hawaii Five-0, People's Choice Awards Calling all H50 fans! Many of you know that earlier in the year that CharityBuzz was auctioning off Hawaii Five-0 set visits to a few lucky winners. My wonderful husband bid and won one of these, so we are heading back to Hawaii to pop on to set! I feel incredibly fortunate, as I know so many fans would simply love the same opportunity.  This got me to thinking of how to share the experience with fans worldwide. I thought it might be a nice opportunity for us fans to give something back to the cast and crew, so I thought of creating a Worldwide Fanbook that I can give to the cast and crew when the visit occurs. The premise behind the book is the celebration of 100 completed episodes. This should be a positive experience, and a show of appreciation. Focus on what you DO like about the show and showing your appreciation for that.   I will have the final edit on what is included in the printed book. I want to make this clear from the outset that anything inappropriate will not be included.  This is not the avenue to declare your dislike of a character, nor is it a suggestion box for your take on where the storyline should go (to cite a few examples).   So what I am looking for from you… Name: Nationality: Twitter/Email Contact Info: What can you include (not limited to):

  • Personal accounts of cast/crew meetings
  • Stories from SOTB / Fan Meet Ups / Fan Breakfast etc.
  • How cast/crew have inspired you
  • Personal message of THANKS J
  • Photographs
    • Personal pics with cast/crew
    • BTS Photos
    • Favourite Scenes (and why they are so!)
    • Collages
    • Memes/Quotes
    • Drawings
    • SOTB photos
    • 5-0 shrines (you get the idea…)
  • GET CREATIVE!

Email your entries/questions to H50FanBook@gmx.com no later than Monday 25th August. I really do need everyone’s help to make this possible so please share this around and let’s create something special. Thank you! -Undercover Agent Zoe

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!

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.

Wendie Burbridge Recaps Hawaii Five-0 Season 4

May 15th, 2014 by

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From our good friend, Wendie Burbridge (of the Hawaii Five-0 Redux), in a special to the Honolulu Advertiser-

If there is a phrase to describe season four of “Hawaii Five-0,” it would be “to change is to mature.”

A more grown-up version of the CBS series debuted on a new night and time — Fridays at 8 p.m. — bringing in two new characters while saying aloha to another. And while the show kept its action-filled story line moving along at a smart and stronger pace, changes helped “Five-0″ ramp up the quality without losing its focus.

» Change is good. Many fans thought the move to Friday would kill the show, but “Five-0 Friday” seemed to be what the series needed to regain its season one audience numbers. The earlier time slot as well as being the lead-in for Tom Selleck’s cop family drama “Blue Bloods” also seemed to help propel the Hawaii-based series onto the list of the top 20 shows of the TV season.

» Change can be difficult. The season started with “Aloha ke Kahi i ke Kahi” (“Love One Another”), where McGarrett (series star Alex O’Loughlin) broke every law to save his kidnapped girlfriend, Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth), who had been taken by drug lords. Over the course of season four, we got to know more about McG and Cath’s love for each other and how their careers have intersected.

Yet even their sweet on-screen relationship did not help to save Rollins from being written off the show in episode 21, “Makani ʻOlu a Holo Malie” (“Fair Winds and Following Seas”). It went down like this: Catherine and McGarrett take off to Af­ghani­stan to find the son of a Pashtun man who once saved her life. During their search, McG is kidnapped by the Tali­ban and is forced to leave Catherine behind in Kabul. She is last seen on a black motorcycle, riding off into the Afghan sunset, determined to continue looking for the lost little boy. Fans hope to see Cath come back to McG, but Borth is not returning for season five.

» Change can be encouraging. Chi McBride guest-starred in the season opener and joined the cast as a series regular by November. McBride’s character, SWAT Capt. Lou Grover, moved his family to Hawaii to start a new life, away from a tragic mistake he made as a cop in Chicago.

It was Grover’s episode in the season finale, “ʻO ka Pili ʻOhana ka ʻOi” (“Family Comes First”) as Grover pulls a McG — breaking all the rules — to rescue his daughter Samantha (Paige Hurd) after she is kidnapped by evil computer hacker Ian Wright (returning guest star Nick Jonas). McGarrett offers Grover a spot on the Five-0 task force after he is forced to retire. Next season should be interesting, with the captain (Grover) and the commander (McGarrett) trying to work together without killing each other.

Jorge Garcia also joined the cast this season after he guest-starred as conspiracy theorist Jerry Ortega, Chin Ho Kelly’s (Daniel Dae Kim) old pal from Kukui High, in “Ka ʻOiaʻiʻo Maloko” (“The Truth Within”). His character quickly became a fan favorite, and Ortega’s love of secret government plots seems to have helped McGarrett solve more of the Shelburne mystery surrounding his mother, Doris (Christine Lahti), and her connection to Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos). Ortega found a cypher on the bottom of the Champ box left behind by McGarrett’s father, leading the Five-0 leader to a grave in Cambodia that once held villain Wo Fat’s mother.

Perhaps next season Ortega will help McGarrett finally solve the mystery surrounding his mother and her connection to Wo Fat. If nothing else, he will add a bit of quirky comic relief.

» Change happens. There were many changes for the core four this season. Whether they were good or bad, we know what the team is facing in season five.

Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) spent half the season “on the run” from the Yakuza with her lover, Adam Noshi­muri (Ian Anthony Dale). This was in part because Park was on maternity leave. While we saw Kono and Adam in several episodes, those scenes were filmed in Vancouver where Park gave birth to a baby boy. It was a happy day when Kono and Adam returned to Hawaii in “O Kela Me Keia Manawa” (“Now and Then”). In the season closer, Kono mentions that Adam has brought up the “M” word — perhaps there’s a wedding on the season five horizon?

Chin seems to have made peace with the loss of his wife, Malia (Reiko Aylesworth), who was killed at the end of season two by bad cop Frank Delano (William Baldwin). In the intense episode “Hana Loko­mai­kaʻi” (“Favor”), he said a final aloha to her at the beach where they first met. Chin’s new girlfriend, Leilani (Lindsay Price), seemed to have a presence this season, but with the news that Price is expecting her second child, Chin may be in for more heartbreak.

Danno Williams (Scott Caan) dealt with his parents’ divorce (Mela­nie Griffith and Tom Berenger played Mom and Pops Williams) as well as the obvious growing pains of having a near-teenage daughter (Teilor Grubbs). His new love interest, Amber (Lili Simmons), seems to be making him a bit happier, but with Danno we never really know. Caan was sporadically pres­ent during the season — in one episode and hardly in the next — but with the news of his impending fatherhood in real life, fans can only hope we see Danno in season five.

McGarrett’s ohana has grown, as his sister, Mary Ann (Taryn Manning), returned home after adopting a little girl. Unfortunately, he seems to have lost not only his girlfriend, but his Aunt Deb (played to perfection by Carol Burnett), who came for Thanksgiving to tell him she was dying of cancer.

McGarrett spent a lot of season four trying to find out why his mother seems to have such a soft spot for Wo Fat. At one point he thought Wo Fat was his half-brother, even having Max (Masi Oka) test the bad man’s blood to see if they were a DNA match.

So when Wo Fat returned in Friday’s season finale, we did get a bit of a cliffhanger. Not a huge hang-onto-the-edge-of-your-seat ending, but one that gave us something to think about for season five.

In the season finale, Wo Fat breaks out of a Colo­rado supermax prison after it seems Doris aided his escape. He shows up in Hawaii, only to kill Ian Wright and free Samantha Grover. While he’s still in the wind, the message he has Samantha deliver to McG is that they need to talk. That’s a meeting fans can’t wait to see in season five.

So perhaps one of the biggest “Five-0″ changes will come next season: Wo Fat turns out to be a good guy?

What fun would that be?

Read Wendie Burbridge’s “Five-0 Redux” blog with episode recaps, interviews and cultural insight into the popular CBS series at hono­­lulu­pulse.com.

Networks need not fear Friday night

May 2nd, 2014 by
Capt. Lou Grover (Chi McBride) sets aside his reservations about McGarrett's (Alex O'Loughlin) methods in the season finale. (Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Capt. Lou Grover (Chi McBride) sets aside his reservations about McGarrett’s (Alex O’Loughlin) not quite regulation methods in the season finale.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

According to USA Today’s Bill Keveny, commenting in a May 1st online article, networks are finally realizing that Friday nights are no longer bad news for prime time shows. The CBS lineup, and Hawaii Five-0 in particular, feature prominently in Keveny’s article.

“CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, now paired with the night’s most-watched series, Blue Bloods, has increased its audience 11% despite moving from Mondays to the second-least-watched night of the week,” says Keveny, going on to quote CBS exec Glenn Geller on the successful pairing of Five-0 and Blue Bloods.

“We’ve had tremendous success this year “with the Five-0/Blue Bloods combo, says Glenn Geller, who oversees CBS’ returning programs. “Every network has a little something to crow about, and it’s great for network television. Audiences show up for good TV, and there’s a lot to choose from on Friday night.”

Keveny also chatted with Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov, who is understandably delighted with the show’s performance on what was seen by the hand-wringing contingent as a death-sentence timeslot.

“Five-0, averaging 11.6 million viewers, is trying to tap into a family audience, and executive producer Peter Lenkov says it makes a good fit with Blue Bloods, another fourth-year police drama, and a top-15 show (13.7 million) that this season had its most-watched episode since its premiere in 2010,” says Keveny.

“For Lenkov, the move to an earlier time slot (9 p.m. ET/PT) may be at least as important as the switch in nights,” Keveny added, before further quoting Lenkov.

“I always thought we were better suited for a 9 o’clock show no matter what night we we were on,” he says. “I think we’re lighter in terms of our procedural stories and character interactions. We like to think there’s a lot of humor in the show. I always felt like the 10 o’clock shows always seemed a little edgier and darker,” while competition on Mondays was “like a street fight.”

Keveny goes on to reveal some promotional teases for tonight’s high-stakes episode, as well as for next week’s season finale.

“Lenkov hopes to end Five-0‘s first Friday season in style. This week’s episode will feature Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Catherine Rollins (Michelle Borth) traveling to Afghanistan to help a family, while the May 9 season finale will continue the story of Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride) and feature an appearance by archvillain Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos).”

Read Keveny’s full article at the USA Today website.