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Hawaii Five-0 blends past and present in WWII-themed episode (SPOILERS)

December 9th, 2013 by

Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim), McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), and Danno (Scott Caan) sift through WWII-era evidence to solve a decades-old murder case.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

This week’s episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ho’onani Makuakane (Honor Thy Father),” gives us a present-day attempted murder case with roots in the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack and its profound effects on the people of Hawaii. Making an event as pivotal as the December 7th, 1941 attacks on Hawaii  a part of a modern-day TV show can be a tricky proposition, but no show is in a better position to make such a story work than O’ahu-based Hawaii Five-0. From the looks of the following promo video, Five-0 is going to give us a moving and thought-provoking experience.

 

 


CBS Press Release for 4.10, “Ho’onani Makuakane (Honor Thy Father)”

THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF A PEARL HARBOR VETERAN LEADS FIVE-0 TO INVESTIGATE A DEADLY CRIME COMMITTED WITHIN THE INTERNMENT CAMPS ON OAHU DURING WORLD WAR II, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, DEC. 13

Scenes Filmed at the Historic Battleship Missouri Memorial and Outside the USS Arizona Memorial

Actual World War II Veterans Were Extras in the Filming of a Remembrance Ceremony at The Battleship Missouri Memorial

“*Ho’ onani Makuakane” – The attempted murder of a Pearl Harbor veteran leads Five-0 to use decades old evidence to investigate a deadly crime committed within the internment camps on Oahu during World War II, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Dec. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Actual World War II veterans were extras in the filming of a remembrance ceremony at the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

(*Ho’ onani Makuakane is Hawaiian for “Honor Thy Father”)

CHEAT TWEET: #H50 fans, b prepared, this episode will move u… #ADateWhichWillLiveInInfamy #PearlHarborDay #4theVeterans 12/13 9PM ET/PT http://bit.ly/1arKvCF

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)

RECURRING CAST:
Brian Yang (Charlie Fong)

GUEST CAST:
Jack Axelrod (Ezra Clark)
James Saito (David Toriyama)
Hira Ambrosino (Martha Toriyama)
Arnold Chun (James Toriyama)
Joshua Macy (Soldier #1)
Donovan Smith (Soldier #2)
Jared Broxterman (Soldier #3)
Eric Manke (Thomas Archer)
Miki Asahi (Linda)
Jarod Einsohn (Young Ezra Clark)
Gaelen Lowers (Fed #1)
Jason New (Fed #2)
Chuck McCollum (Admiral)
Marshall Magnan (Soldier)
Mary Gutzi (Dawn Rigby Burnette)
Conrad Pratt (Kenji Toriyama)
Luke Hagi (Young David Toriyama)

WRITTEN BY: Peter Lenkov and Ken Solarz
DIRECTED BY: Larry Teng

Source: CBS

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Ha’uoli Lā Ho’omaika’i” with sneak peak clip!

November 21st, 2013 by

Hawaii Five-0 is pulling out the stops with guest stars this week in what is sure to be a ratings coup! The Grand Dame of television comedy, Carol Burnett, appears this week as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb.  The lovely Aunt Deb raised Mary on the mainland at John’s request, after the murder-but-not-a-murder of Doris McGarrett.

If you have never experienced the side splitting comedy of The Carol Burnett Show, I highly recommend checking out clips on YouTube.

Below is an interview that Burnett did on the CBS daytime show, The Talk about her Hawaii Five-0 experience.

Watch carefully during Aunt Deb’s singing performance for Burnett’s signature ear tug.  She’s said that it’s her way of sending a little hello to her now deceased grandmother and daughter.

Based on the short preview clip released by CBS, I already know that this is a character I want to see again and again.

From CBS

AS THANKSGIVING APPROACHES, McGARRETT’S AUNT DEB VISITS, BRINGING WITH HER A SHOCKING SECRET, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, NOV. 22

Carol Burnett Guest Stars as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb

“*Hau’oli Lā Ho’omaika’i” – As Thanksgiving approaches, Five -0 investigates the murder of a secret service agent just as the President travels to Oahu.  Also, McGarrett’s Aunt Deb visits, bringing with her a shocking secret, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Carol Burnett guest stars as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb.

(*Ha’uoli Lā Ho’omaika’i is Hawaiian for “Happy Thanksgiving”)

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)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Taylor Wily     (Kamekona)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

Taryn Manning     (Mary Ann McGarrett)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Shawn Mokuahi Garnett     (Flippa)

Larry Manetti     (Nicky “The Kid” Demarco)

Al Harrington     (Mamo Kahike)

 

GUEST CAST:

Carol Burnett     (Deb McGarrett)

Paul Ben-Victor     (Agent Devin Campbell)

Marcia Zina Mager     (Sheila Hicks)

Alexandra Curran     (Andrea Hicks)

Brian Kamei     (Rafael Moreno)

Tom Hintnaus     (Dante Barkov)

Sam Choy     (Butcher)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Eric Guggenheim and Moira Kirland

DIRECTED BY:     Allison Liddi-Brown

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Akanahe” includes preview clip

November 13th, 2013 by

The rising tension between McGarrett and Grover is my favourite new feature of Hawaii Five-0 Season 4.  Their tumultuous relationship reminds me of the first few episodes of Season 1 before the McGarrett and Danno bromance blossomed. Remember when Danno punched McGarrett in the face after getting shot in the shoulder in the pilot?  Ah, the good old days.

Nick Jonas, of the  recently disbanded Jonas brothers, is the big name guest star of the week.  Jonas plays a computer hacker, but sadly, does not appear to cross paths with Hawaii Five-0 fans’ favourite in-house hacker, Toast (played by Martin Starr).


From CBS

McGARRETT AND GROVER MUST WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT NATIONAL SECURITY WHEN THEY’RE TASKED BY THE GOVERNOR TO SERVE A WARRANT TO A YOUNG COMPUTER HACKER, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, NOV. 15 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Nick Jonas Guest Stars as a Computer Hacker

“*Akanahe” – McGarrett and Grover must work together to protect national security after they are tasked by the Governor to serve a warrant to a young computer hacker, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Nick Jonas guest stars as the young computer hacker.

(*Akanahe is Hawaiian for “Reluctant Partners”)

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)

 RECURRING CAST:

 Richard T. Jones     (Governor Sam Denning)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

 GUEST CAST:

Louis Ozawa Changchien     (Riku Sato)

Paige Hurd     (Samantha Grover)

Nick Jonas     (Ian Wright)

Andrew Pang     (Luke Davis)

Eri Aihara     (Wife)

Dalton Pitre     (Boy)

Melissa Puana-Martin     (Governor’s Administrator)

Stephen Meyers     (Paramedic)

Hoku Gilbert     (Branch Manager)

Sam Merritt     (Student)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt

DIRECTED BY:     Jerry Levine

Hawaii Five-0 Friday Final ratings for November 8th’s “Ua Nalohia”

November 11th, 2013 by
Three men and a baby and a pile of cash

Danny (Scott Caan), Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim), and Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) tackle a tricky murder case while tag-teaming on babysitting duty for Mary Ann McGarrett’s (Taryn Manning) newly-adopted daughter Joan.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

 

Hawaii Five-0′s “Ua Nalohia,” with its hilarious and heart-warming three men and a baby secondary storyline, saw the show pull ahead of NBC timeslot rival Grimm in both the coveted 18-49 demo and total viewers. Five-0 brought in a 1.4/5 rating in the demo and 9.51 million viewers versus Grimm’s 1.3/4 rating and 4.88 million viewers.

CBS continues to dominate the night in total viewers, with Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, and Undercover Boss claiming the top three spots in the viewer tally for the fourth week running. For three of the past four weeks, Five-0 has brought in a 1.4 rating and 5 share while the show’s total viewer tally has trended steadily upwards — 8.89mil on Oct 18th, 9.46mil on Oct 25th, 9.71mil on Nov 1st — with a slight dip to 9.51mil on Nov 8th.

 

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 8, 2013:

Time  Net Show 18-49 rating/Sh Viewers (000s)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.8/6 9.22
FOX MasterChef Jr. 1.5/5 4.14
ABC Last Man Standing 1.4/5 6.22
NBC Dateline 1.0/4 5.53
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3/1 0.77
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.0/4 4.52
9:00 ABC Shark Tank (9-10:01PM) 2.0/7 7.32
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.4/5 9.51
NBC Grimm 1.3/4 4.88
FOX Sleepy Hollow – R 0.5/2 1.71
CW America’s Next Top Model 0.4/1 1.08
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.4/5 5.95
CBS Blue Bloods 1.3/4 10.97
NBC Dracula 0.9/3 2.96

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Hawaii Five-0 Final Friday ratings for November 1st’s “Kupuoli’la (Broken)”

November 8th, 2013 by
Danny and Steve follow a lead

Danny (Scott Caan) and Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) trace their alarmingly zombie-like victim back to an exclusive Halloween party.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Shapiro/CBS)

Hawaii Five-o’s Halloween-themed “Kupuoli’la (Broken),” which aired November 1st, saw the show’s total viewer figures increase for the third week in a row — up from last week’s 9.46 million to 9.71 million. Ratings and share in the 18-49 demo were down slightly at 1.3/4, off a tenth of a point from the previous two-week figure of  1.4/5. In comparison, NBC timeslot competitor Grimm dropped by three tenths of a point in the demo, going from last week’s season-premiere figure of 1.8/6 down to 1.5/5.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 1, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.4 5 9.05
ABC Last Man Standing 1.4 5 6.36
FOX MasterChef Jr 1.3 5 4.01
NBC Why We (Heart) Vampires 0.7 2 2.59
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3 1 0.89
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.0 4 4.50
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.0 6 7.31
NBC Grimm 1.5 5 4.96
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.3 4 9.71
FOX Sleepy Hollow -R 0.5 2 1.69
CW America’s Next Top Model 0.4 1 1.01
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.5 5 7.64
NBC Dracula 1.3 4 3.39
CBS Blue Bloods 1.2 4 11.01

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 “Ua Nalohia”

November 7th, 2013 by

Ladies, it’s the episodes we have all been waiting for! Watch out guys, your ladies are going to have severe case of baby fever.

Let’s enjoy this preview.

 

Nine months after this Three Men and  Baby Steve, Chin and Danny and a Baby episode, I predict a baby boom.

From CBS

WHILE WORKING THE MURDER CASE OF AN UNDERCOVER ATF AGENT, McGARRETT IS TASKED WITH WATCHING MARY’S NEWLY ADOPTED BABY, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, NOV. 8 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Daryl Hannah Guest Stars as a Realtor, Cheri Tranton

“*Ua Nalohia” – While working the murder case of an undercover ATF agent, McGarrett and the Five-0 team are tasked with watching Mary’s newly adopted baby after she gets sick, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Daryl Hannah guest stars as realtor Cheri Tranton.

(*Ua Nalohia is Hawaiian for “In Deep”)

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)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Taryn Manning     (Mary Ann McGarrett)

Brian Yang     (Charlie Fong)

Chi McBride     (Captain Lou Grover)

 

GUEST CAST:

West LeClay     (Matt Hutchins)

Finn Armstrong     (Ray Ballard)

Colby French     (ATF Special Agent Blake Kennedy)

Floriana Lima     (Allison Hutchins)

Christie Burson     (Linda Davies)

Alvin Joiner     (JC Dekker)

Brian Lee    (Hideaki Kuroda)

Daryl Hannah     (Cheri Tranton)

Cathy Foy     (Nani)

Mahina Garcia     (Dealer)

Antonio Bustamante Jr.     (Swat Officer)

 

STORY BY:     John Dove and Noah Nelson

TELEPLAY BY:     Bradley Paul

DIRECTED BY:     Joe Dante

Ride the Halloween party bus with Five-0! (Spoilers)

October 31st, 2013 by
Steve & Danny ride the party bus

Danny and Steve ride the Halloween party shuttle bus, which comes complete with loose liquor bottles and stray thong undies tucked between seat-cushions.
(Image courtesy of CBS)

If the misty and remote field of seemingly abandoned cars isn’t spooky enough, Steve and Danny only have to wait for the bass-thumping party shuttle bus to roll up and unload a gaggle of boozed-up Halloween partiers. Offered a ride to the party, our intrepid heroes are soon up to their ankles in empty liquor bottles and stray undies; odds are, they’re going to find a lot more waiting for them at the end of the trip!

Kupouli ‘la airs Friday, November 1st at 9:00pm ET/PT on CBS. Five-0 and zombies! How can you resist?

 

CBS riding the ratings wave with Five-0 Fridays

October 23rd, 2013 by

Scott Caan (Danny Williams) and Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett) in the upcoming Halloween episode of Hawaii Five-0.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Looks like viewers still concerned about Hawaii Five-0′s move to Friday nights can rest a little easier. Based on the latest press release, CBS is pleased with the performance of its new Friday night lineup.

 


CBS FRIDAY POSTING ACROSS-THE-BOARD GROWTH WITH SUCCESSFUL NEW “HAWAII FIVE-0″ AND “BLUE BLOODS” 9:00-11:00 PM CRIME BLOCK CBS Ratings Extra…

Both Series Notching Time Period Increases in Viewers and Key Demos

“Five-0″ Also Up in Viewers Over its Year-Ago Monday Performance

CBS’s Friday lineup is posting across-the-board growth paced by its new 9:00-11:00 PM crime block of HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS, according to Nielsen most current ratings through the first three weeks of the season.

At 9:00 PM, the newly relocated HAWAII FIVE-0 has boosted the year-ago time period by +27% in viewers (10.54 from 8.28m), +64% in adults 18-49 (1.8 from 1.1) and +63% in adults 25-54 (2.6 from 1.6). HAWAII FIVE-0 is also up +14% in viewers versus its year ago Monday average (from 9.25m).

At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS is posting year-to-year growth of +8% in both viewers (12.40m from 11.44m) and adults 25-54 (2.6 from 2.4) and +13% in adults 18-49 (1.8 from 1.6).

At 8:00 PM, UNDERCOVER BOSS is winning its time period in viewers (8.24m) and adults 25-54 (2.1).

Compared to Friday last year, CBS is up +9% in viewers (10.39m from 9.57m), +21% in adults 18-49 (1.7 from 1.4) and +25% in adults 25-54 (2.5 from 2.0).

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “Kupu’eu”

October 23rd, 2013 by

Looks like we are in for a ride on the emotional roller coaster in this week’s episode.  If you haven’t seen the previews yet, there may be spoilers below.

Here is what we know about this episode so far:

  • the title of the episode loosely translates to “Fallen Hero”.
  • Peter Lenkov tweeted a teaser picture from the editing room of McGarrett and other Navy personnel in their dress white uniforms looking somber and saluting.
  • Terry O’Quinn also returns as Joe White.

We see Catherine in a gunfight and she takes a bullet.  Does the title refer to her?  Or could it be that our fallen hero is Joe White? Although, if you notice, there is another character listed with the last name of Harrington. Could that be Billy’s father? Was he in the Navy? Would a death in his family bring him and Cath closer together?

Regardless of who the fallen hero may be, you can be sure that Alex O’Loughlin will shine in this episode. He is outstanding in portraying McGarrett’s heartbreak and emotional turmoil.

From CBS

CATHERINE’S SEEMINGLY HARMLESS SURVEILLANCE JOB TAKES A DEADLY TURN, WHILE ADAM CONSIDERS MAKING THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE TO SAVE KONO, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 25 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Terry O’Quinn Returns as Joe White

“Kupu’eu*” – As Catherine’s seemingly harmless surveillance job takes a deadly turn, Adam considers making the ultimate sacrifice to save Kono, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Terry O’Quinn returns as Joe White.

(*Kupu’eu is Hawaiian for “Fallen Hero”)

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)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Terry O’Quinn  (Joe White)

Dennis Chun     (Sgt. Duke Lukela)

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Justin Bruening     (Lt. Commander Billy Harrington)

 

GUEST CAST:

Monica Lacy    (Sandra Cutler)

Logan Fahey   (Andrew Burns)

Lacey Beeman  (Abby Maxwell)

Larry Poindexter (Lee Benner)

James Brennan   (Sam)

Thomas Allen   (Tom Harrington)

Chad Takesue   (Morgue Attendant)

Taylor King          (Teen Driver)

Paul Bauer            (John Cutler)

John Mark Harmon (Jason Kroll)

James Ireland          (Ed Doctor)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Moira Kirland and Eric Guggenheim

DIRECTED BY:     Jeffrey Hunt

Up Next on Hawaii Five-0 – “A ia la aku”

October 16th, 2013 by

Looks like the theme for this week’s episode is relationships.

Autumn Reeser returns as Danny’s love interest Gabby. Will Danny finally say the “L” word to her? Based on the preview clip, we know that Danny does not have much good to say about marriage.

After last week’s episode, it was quite obvious that McGarrett is starting to have doubts about Cath working with her old flame, Billy. With both Michelle Borth (Cath) and Justin Bruening (Billy) in this episode, I suspect McGarrett will be feeling further insecurity. I kind of like this vulnerable side of him.

Interesting note – the actor that plays the best man in this episode, Raleigh Craighead, was also the stunt man for Robbie Amell who played Billy Keats in Season 3 Episode 4 “Popilikia”.

From CBS

FIVE-0 INVESTIGATES THE MURDER OF A WEDDING CRASHER AND THEIR PRIME SUSPECT IS THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, OCT. 18 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

Rebecca De Mornay Guest Stars

“A ia la aku*” – Five-0 investigates the murder of a wedding crasher, and their prime suspect is the runaway bride.  Meanwhile, Danny makes a big decision regarding his relationship with Gabby, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Rebecca De Mornay guest stars.

(*A ia la aku is Hawaiian for “From This Day Forward”)

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)

 

RECURRING CAST:

Ian Anthony Dale     (Adam Noshimuri)

Teilor Grubbs     (Grace Williams)

Autumn Reeser     (Gabby Asano)

Justin Bruening     (Billy Harrington)

 

GUEST CAST:

James Adam Lim     (Yori)

Briana Lane     (Dahlia Swain)

Alex Asbaugh     (Nathan Cotchin)

Rebecca De Mornay     (Barbara Cotchin)

Bruce Nozick     (Allen Kingston)

Greg Collins     (Victor Wyatt)

Lawrence Kao     (Ty Amano)

Shelbie Koch     (Maid of Honor)

Raleigh Craighead     (Best Man)

JT Netterville     (Security Guard)

Ray Oda     (Chaplain)

Manoa Strings     (Wedding Quartet)

 

WRITTEN BY:     Christina M. Kim and David Wolkove

DIRECTED BY:     Bryan Spicer