September 11th, 2013 by bahamabert
Looks like Alex is already figuring out the best tactical approach to some of the more delicate questions.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)
“Fans, now is your chance to ask Alex O’Loughlin anything! Submit your questions in the comments below. Alex will answer some of your questions during a video Q&A later this month. Be creative and don’t be shy, ” says the September 10th post to the CBS.com Hawaii Five-0 blog.
With answers from Alex as incentive, CBS’s blog is generating questions by the bushel basket. People responding have certainly taken the network at their word, with questions running the gamut from the sublime to the silly, some of which are guaranteed to generate snickers and the occasional eye-roll.
One thing’s for sure: based on the early response, Alex and the folks at the CBS blog will be able to choose from a vast variety of questions covering every topic imaginable. That said, there’s always room for more questions, especially if they’re intriguing, insightful and fresh! Curious about which recurring character Alex would like to see more of? Ask him! Wondering if he’d like to play an undercover character with an Aussie accent? Go for it! But don’t post your response here! Head over to the “You Ask, They Tell” blog entry at CBS.com and fire away!
September 6th, 2013 by littlesrule
It’s quite genius, really, using a triathlon as a cover for a robbery. But even at the peak of their physical strength and endurance, the athletes turned jewel thieves were still no match for the Five-0 team.
We get a glimpse of McGarrett’s mystery past as a Navy SEAL complete with cute nickname. Smooth Dog – any guesses on how he earned that one?? When Danno presses McGarrett about his time with the SEALs, McGarrett is coy about his special skills he used while with the SEALs.
“I can’t type on this thing because I have goofy thumbs.” – Danno referring to his cell phone
“Steve the Science Guy is back!” – Danno
“Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0″ Episode 10, Hei hei, updated rerun edition
March 7th, 2011 by officer808
Originally posted 11/23/10
Alex o’Loughin as Steve McGarrett, Hawaii Five-0 Episode 10 Hei hei, Photo: CBS
Reading way too hard between the lines…
I know I watched way too much Lost because I watch Hawaii Five-0 the way I watched Lost. When McG gave his address as 2727 Pi`ikoi last week, this Undercover Agent searched for it in google, thinking there’s some hidden meaning or importance to it. But no, there isn’t. That address doesn’t exist, and I need to run my brain in a lower gear to watch Hawaii Five-0. I just need to enjoy the sun and bikinis like everyone else. In fact, there’s so much skin time that I tend to ignore the dialog and retranslate everything in my mind, because I am still looking for a deeper, second meaning…
Episode 10, Hei Hei – reading between the lines
Scene: Cut to Pier 20, Honolulu Harbor, Five-0 team looking down into the water.
Kono: Anyone up for a swim? [Oh gawd I gotta strip down to a bikini. Again!]
Chin Ho: I forgot to bring my board shorts. [No one wants to see me strip down Maybe there's a broken computer I can fix!]
Danno: Looks like the rookie is going swimming! [Hell yeah I want to see Kono in a bikini! Again!]
McG: I’ll go in with you. [Guys, I'm required to be shirtless once every other episode, by contract.]
Danno: That’s very nice of you! [You show off. But I still look good in my my tight, fitted shirts.]
McG: You sure you don’t want to go for a swim? [Yeah that's right buddy. You want to arm wrestle?]
Danno: You go ahead with your pants, I’ll be here with a dry towel. [Jerk.]
Rachel and Danny – reading between the lines
In this episode, we finally meet Rachel for the first time, and although her relationship with Danny is strained, there’s still love between the two of them. The long, slow glance Rachel gives as Danny drives away is reflected by Danny’s gaze into the rear view mirror of his car, with the bold letters “Objects are closer than they appear” standing out in the mirror. Does this hint at a renewed romance between the two…?
And now, “Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0″ Episode 10, Hei hei
1) We have the most pathetic Iron Man triathlon. The start at Magic Island finishes a 100 yards later at the other end of the island, and is then followed by a 2 mile bike ride down the street. That’s the magic of Hollywood!
2) Cops here don’t allow silly things like probable cause or search warrants stop them from investigating.
3) We are so behind on the times, we still use Gavin’s List to buy, sell, look for jobs and find casual encounters. I heard you people on the mainland use something called Craig’s List?
Did you notice…
Kono talks about the “mauka” side of the street. Mauka in Hawaiian is a directional reference of something that is in the direction of the mountains. The opposite is “makai” or in the direction of the ocean. Hawaiians had no concept of compasses.
Kono mentions passing the Moana Surfrider Hotel. It’s one of the oldest hotels at the end of Waikiki.
Danno mentions at the end going to “Sidestreet”. He’s talking about Sidestreet Inn, a local restaurant that serves great local food. The restaurant was founded by a few of Hawaii’s top gourmet chefs who wanted to have a more casual restaurant.
“Hao kanaka” is Hawaiian for “iron man”, referring to McGarrett’s awesomely huge muscles.
McG has lost THREE phones…his iphone went overboard when Graham tossed it over the Mighty Mo. The second iphone was hacked by Bullfrog, and the third disappeared temporarily in a Samoan abyss.
“Hao kanaka” was the original working title, Hawaiian for “iron man”. “Hei hei” was the final title, which means “race”.
September 6th, 2013 by littlesrule
Who doesn’t love the sound of dozens of bullets whizzing over head as the Five-o team tracks down a killer? The paid assassin was sent to kill a foreign leader, General Pak, who was attending a summit on Hawaiian.
This episode showed the internal conflict felt by the Five-0 team when they had to defend Pak who is responsible for the deaths of thousands of his own people. Defending the indefensible is a distasteful part of the job that many military and law enforcement personnel find themselves in on a regular basis – yet it has to be done.
“Do you realize how much of your life revolves around food?” – McGarrett
“Do you realize how much of your life revolves around armed conflict?” – Danno
“You can ride in the trunk. I’ll get real Jersey up in this piece.” – Danno
“Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii 5-0″ Episode 9, Po’ipu
November 16th, 2010 by admin
Po`ipu in Hawaiian means “to overwhelm” or “to attack”, and what turned out to be a single murder in Waikiki ends up being a full assault on the Five-0 team. The episode begins with a sexy Lady in Red (Emmanuelle Vaugier) who makes hooking up in Waikiki look like an hourly occurrence with the clueless Secret Agent Man. Seriously Secret Agent Man, *nothing* comes that easy. And boy does he learn that the hard way and ends up in a bloody mess.
The investigation commences, Kono plies through the crime scene under the watchful eye of Chin Ho. “Maika`i loa, Rookie”, [very good!] Chin tells Kono. No, Chin Ho, maika`i loa to you for pulling off the Hawaiian, brah! Meanwhile, Danno and McG speed off to pick up the deposed dictator, while arguing the merits of Hawaii versus Jersey. Danno insists that Jersey’s greatest contribution to American culture is Jon Bon Jovi…that whole dialog cracked me up!
The dynamic duo fly down to the state capitol to see protesters demonstrating against the imminent arrival of the deposed leader, Kim Jong Il (Ric Young). Sparks fly and old emotions flare when McG runs into his former partner Bullfrog (Max Martini). Their bromance threatened, Danno stands there, green with envy…
The investigation brings them to their first suspect, a former soldier of the deposed leader named Shan (Nelson Lee) . After taking him down (“DUDE! You got tackled by a girl! hah!”), he confesses that he doesn’t want Kim Jong Il dead, but rather he wants to tie up the court system for years and cost the tax payers millions by having Kim Jong stand trial. His mother passionately tell our heroes about the one time, she ordered seafood fried rice, and he accidentally gave them pork fried rice, AND HE REFUSED TO REFUND HER. That man is pure evil I tell you.
Chin Ho manages to track the Lady In Red by cross checking maxim.com and googling keywords “hot assassins”, and they find her at the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Just when McG thinks he’s got the jump on her, she takes off with guns blazing! McG’s first motto is “Leave no man behind” (107, Ho`apono), his second motto is “Don’t let tourists get in the way of your bullets” and fires back multiple times. His work is cut short thankfully when the Lady in Red fails to look both ways before crossing the street (splat!).
With that lead dead, they go back to pick up Kim Jong Il. On the way to the summit, they find out that Bullfrog is in on the assassination plot! A battle ensues, guns blaze and more brand new Chevys are destroyed. They make off to McG’s house’s for sanctuary where Kim Jong Il finally reveals that he’s had a change of heart and wants to atone for his crimes. In a firery exchange McG lectures Kim Jong Il about how his team and Kim’s family could have been killed, but Kim Jong shoots back that if he lives, his survival means his whole country is saved. Could it be?!? McG got it wrong?!?!
Bullfrog tracks McG to the house on McG’s hacked iphone (Steve Jobs would insist that McG was holding the phone the wrong way). McG goes into Black Ops mode and takes out the attackers commando style. The team protects the family, and McG takes down Bullfrog, and all is well again in the Aloha State.
This was a very, very, good episode. The writers sacrificed character development (hm..what *is* McG’s specialty?) in exchange for a strong story about redemption/second chances and big action. In all seriousness, the story is a thinly veiled reference to Burma’s recent political troubles. There is a small Burmese population here in Hawaii who would take the story a lot more to heart than the rest of us.
And now, “Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii 5-0″ Episode 9, Po`ipu:
3) We have more Chevrolet dealerships than Starbucks stores and ABC stores combined. Everyone here drives a Chevrolet. Chevrolets are the only car in existence. If you can’t afford a new Camaro, there’s an abundance of 1988 Chevy Celebrities around.
2) The state of Hawaii suffered through 17 days of furloughs for the kids, department budgets were cut, and people were laid off, but the Hawaii Five-0 team can afford high end (Chevrolet) cars and the most high tech computer equipment where with a few waves of your hand you can throw PDF files up on multiple 50 inch plasma monitors.
1) Dudes…if you’re a single guy hanging out in Waikiki and a hot chick throws herself at you, she doesn’t want you. She wants you dead. Maybe you’re a secret agent she needs dead, maybe she hates her exboyfriend and she’s taking it out on you, maybe she hates men the way Rosie O’Donnell hates men, but there’s no happy ending to that secret rendez-vous.
ET and SY contributed to this.
September 5th, 2013 by littlesrule
Last season, we saw the introduction of the handsome “Billy,” as a possible threat to the happiness of television’s most kick-ass couple, Steve McGarrett and Catherine Rollins. Hawaii Five-0′s executive producer, Peter Lenkov teases TvLine.com, about the future of “McRoll.”
Do you have anything to share about Steve and Catherine’s relationship this season on Hawaii Five-O? –Janet
Show boss Peter M. Lenkov told me that Catherine will be going “through a life change” as she leaves the Navy to work for her sorta-ex Billy’s private security company – and with Steve’s blessing. At least for now. “McGarrett, not being the jealous type, is going to insist that she take the job — and he’s going to end up regretting that,” Lenkov chuckles. “You’ll see McGarrett a little vulnerable, which is fun.”
Tough as nails McGarrett, vulnerable? We do love to see the tender side of our Super Seal and as long as he does it shirtless, it’s fine with me.
August 30th, 2013 by littlesrule
Last week, viewers were treated to a shirtless McGarrett this week, he and Danno are fully decked out… in tuxedos! As ZZ Top says, “Every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.”
Danno takes a page out of the McGarrett handbook for questioning suspects when he straps Bastille (Bronson Pinchot) to the roof of the Camaro then takes him on a joy ride to get him to talk.
One of my favourites, Will Yun Lee returns as bad guy Sang Min – the sleazy bad guy that everyone loves! This guy outshines everyone when he is on screen.
“So uh, just a question: things go bad: which one of these guys do you want?” – Danno
“I’ll, uh, take the ugly one” – McGarrett
“That’s good. They’re both ugly.” – Danno
McGarrett and Danno setting hearts a flutter in tuxedos
Below is Officer 808′s recap from November 2010
“Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii 5-0″ Episode 8, Mana’o
November 9th, 2010 by admin
Like something shiny on the ground that Paris Hilton sees, the dancer’s shiny coconuts were distracting me during the luau scene. Drums beating, grass skirts flying, coconuts gleaming… it’s the glare, I tell you, very distracting. Distracting until the point of the grand uncovering of the roasted pig. The thing that will wipe a smile off a man’s distracted face is the sight of a human being who’d been slow roasted in a deep imu all day long. How many of you would just stand there, and say “Oh my, oh dear how terrible!” like those tourists? Everything I’d eaten the past week would be tripping over each other in a mad rush to come back out- Zippy’s chili, mac salad, mom’s curry she made for me on Friday, two liters of diet coke, and maybe even some Halloween candy still lingering in there.
We find that Danno’s old partner, Meka was murdered. But murdered because he was crooked, or murdered to cover up a conspiracy…? They meet up with internal affairs officer SGT Basilone (Jon Seda) who stonewalls them. Danno doesn’t make any friends trying to get answers from the Bigger Than They Need To Be Police Officers (I think these extras were cast from the stevedores at Sand Island), until Bruce Lee (Jason Scott Lee) slips Danno a little note for a lunch date. That takes them to an art show, where Sexy Cocktail Dress Kono pickpockets Jonny Depp to get into the back room where the drug dealer is. Not getting any answers, Aggro Danno straps the drug dealer to the hood and goes for a joy ride around Waikiki. But wait. Who’s that drug dealer? IT’S BALKI BARTOKOMOUS! My God, he *really* let himself go after he moved out of Cousin Larry’s place. Cousin Balki confesses the world, and now McGarrett and Danno have something solid!
Later, Danno needs to blow off some steam. He cheats on his bromance with McGarrett and decides to spend some quality time with Chin Ho. They go somewhere where everybody knows their name, and over some fine Primo beer, they commiserate. Danno gets the bright idea to question a con they put away from a previous episode, and with a secret deal, the con tells Danno who the mole is.
McGarrett, Danno and Cousin Balki set up a sting with Bruce Lee and SGT Basilone. To meet Hawaii’s daily quota, a gunfight ensues, bodies hit the floor. Bruce Lee runs after Ochoa, and by the time everyone else catches up, two shots ring out and Ochoa is dead. Everyone say it together…. “HMMMMMMM….” Why would he have to shoot Ochoa? Bruce Lee could have easily slapped incoming bullets down with his bare hands, or he could have knocked him down with a flying bicycle kick.
A late reveal about Ochoa wounds reveal the real mole in the HPD as…Bruce Lee! NO! It can’t be! They finally put a quality local actor in there (please don’t hurt me for saying that Mr. Kala Alexander, sir), and he turns out to be the bad guy! DOH!
In my opinion, this was the strongest episode since the Pilot. Like McGarrett who wanted to give the SEAL in the previous episode the benefit of the doubt, Danno wanted to do the same for his ex-partner. Not only that, but he took control of the case himself, establishing himself and his police method over Mcgarrett’s military expedience. The writing was excellent, and Scott Caan showed shades of Sonny Corleone in strong dialogs…I dare say Scott may be as good, if not better than his father James.
The episode wraps up by again showing how important family is in Hawaii. After a cute dialog, Danno chases after his daughter to give her the toy, Danno appeals to the con to think about Meka’s son, the con gives Danno the info on the condition he gets to see his family again. Finally, Danno tells Meka’s son to remember Meka as a hero. Emotional control was over for my wife at this point, I handed her the box of kleenex, but could only think of one thing…shiny coconuts.
August 30th, 2013 by littlesrule
My favourite part of Ho’oapono was
shirtless McGarrett guest star Robert Loggia, who stole every scene he was in as WW II veteran and USS Missouri tour guide, Ed McKay. As a man now well into his 80s, I have no doubt that McKay could still kick some serious ass.
“I thought I told you to stay put” – McGarrett
“I’m an old man. I don’t hear so good” – McKay
Couldn’t resist shirtless McGarrett!
Below is Officer 808′s recap from November 2010
“Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii 5-0″ Episode 7, Ho’apono
November 4th, 2010 by admin
The buzz that I’ve gotten was that this episode stood out a little better than the previous few before it…no clunky pidgin lines, not as much bantering. I myself liked because it showed a little more of the military presence in Hawaii…unfortunately it featured the post deployment consequences on a Navy SEAL just returning from overseas. This was balanced by what I thought was the best scene between guest star Robert Loggia and Steve about Steve’s grandfather, revealing Robert Loggia not as an action hero wannabe, but a comrade in arms who regretted not being able to do more for his crewmates who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Quotable: “Who’s that, your wife?” -Tour Guide to Steve McGarrett
And now, “Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii 5-0″ episode 7, Ho’apono
1) If anyone turns up dead in Hawaii, again suspect the Triad, Sons of Samoa, human traffickers, Filipino Sinn Fein, or the Russian mob/arms dealers/psychotic business execs. They are the only perpetrators here in Paradise.
2) “You must be this tall to ride and/or join the HPD”. Did you notice the SWAT team members who escorted the handcuffed SEAL outside of the Battleship Missouri? Braddahs might have been the SWAT team’s sewer, tunnel or air duct specialists.
3) Skip the Battleship Missouri Tour and go on the LOST Tour instead. You’ll never know when it’s Hostage Taking Day. However if all hell breaks loose on the LOST Tour, there’s a big black smoke cloud coming after you!
August 12th, 2013 by littlesrule
Aloha Five-0 Undercover readers – it’s Mrs. Little here! I am very excited to be joining the Undercover agent team this season.
My journey to becoming a Hawaii Five-0 fan was quite by accident…
It all started in 2010 on a family vacation to Hawaii.
When I heard there was a cop show filmed in Hawaii debuting that fall, I thought “Even if the show is a bust, I am going to watch it for the beautiful Hawaiian scenery.” I was hoping the tropical scenes would make the cold Canadian winter much more bearable. To my surprise, I was hooked on Hawaii Five-0 with the awesomeness that was the pilot episode!
I have returned to Hawaii 5 times since then. During each visit I had the opportunity to watch filming of the series (I was even asked to be in the back ground on two occasions!).
See that blue blur to the left? That’s me!
I have met Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Hiro Noshimori) and the big man himself, Alex O’Loughlin!
Thanks to Hawaii Five-0, I have made many friends throughout the world who also enjoy the show.
I look forward to catching the wave and enjoying the ride with you!
April 1st, 2013 by officer808
Here’s a short clip of Grace park answering fan questions submitted to CBS eyelab. She talks about the Hawaiian language she’s learned and the most dangerous scene she filmed.
January 29th, 2013 by officer808
Lauren O’Neil of Canadian media outlet CBC got a rare interview with Hawaii Five-0′s Grace Park, who talks about being in sci-fi, her rise in acting, and being Korean.
December 7th, 2012 by officer808
From the fine people at Static Multimedia, @terrysagirl tipped me off to a brilliant interview with Alex O’Loughlin. Here’s a snippet, but be sure to check out the whole thing. Who knew he and Scott didn’t get along at first?
Scott Caan told me that you didn’t get along straight away because in his words, “your egos bumped a bit in the beginning.” And you’re referred to as a “bromance” now, so how did that come to be?
Well I think as an actor you meet different people all the time, you work with different people all the time, you do movies, you do shows and stuff, you move around. The thing with Scott and I, we’re both alpha males. We’re actually born only like about three hours apart, same day, same month, same everything, but on different parts of the planet. We’re actually like mirror images of each other in some ways and completely opposite in the others, and I think part of that was also finding out our place in the show and working out, you know, we’re the two leads of the show, but on the journey that we’ve taken and the bromantic nature of the characters, there’s a bromance between McGarrett and Danno, and it sort of has transferred our bromance together as Scott and Al, it’s kind of transferred onto the show as well. We’ve become good mates. We spend a lot of time together and it’s great. I’m very lucky to have someone like him to work with every day.