We’ll be getting a lesson in Hawaiian history when “Kūpale” airs, with McGarrett’s boyhood mentor, Mamo, appearing as one of the participants in a historic battle reenactment. Think grown men running around in red loincloths. OK, never mind – bad idea. Don’t do that. Think totally rad tattoos.
Honestly, I’m a bit apprehensive about this episode given that there are not one, but two instances of stunt casting in it, with appearances by baseball’s Shane Victorino and Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno. I hope it’s an enjoyable, quality chapter unlike last year’s listless P. Diddy outing, which was memorable primarily for McGarrett’s soulful eyes. OK, fine, that’s what I remember. I have no clue if either Victorino or Ohno can act but I’ve got my fingers crossed, and of course, really, there’s always something to enjoy in each Five-0 adventure.
In an impressive use of social media, the fans of both men seemed to have been instrumental in getting them cast on the CBS show, tweeting their pleas to EP Peter Lenkov over a period of several months. I think that Peter is quite a sports fan, so I’m not sure the same technique will work with getting former co-stars of Alex and Scott’s on the show, but I think we should give it a shot. What do ya say, Moonlight fans? Let’s start a twitter campaign to have Sophia Myles and Jason Dohring on Hawaii Five-0. And maybe a spot for Adrian Grenier and the Entourage crew, while we’re at it.
Photo: Norman Shapiro/CBS
“Kūpale*” – Five-0 investigates the murder of a man dressed as a Hawaiian NaKoa warrior found in the jungle near the site of a historical war reenactment, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Feb. 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder and Hawaii native Shane “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Victorino guest stars as a business executive on a company retreat. Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time, guest stars as a Hawaiian history buff who helps Five-0 with the case.
None of the three major networks brought in a huge win at the 10 p.m. time slot on Monday, with the audience fairly well distributed between them. Although Hawaii Five-0 brought in the most viewers, NBC’s new show Smash had a very slight edge in the 18-49 demographic.
To be honest with you, I’m ready for a light-hearted episode with amusing banter, carguments, and more smiles than we’ve seen during most of Season 2. Based on the preview for Monday’s show however, it looks like episode 216 is full of drama, violence and payback. Soooo, I choose to look forward to the reunion of our fearless leader and his “friend-with-benefits,” Catherine at the first annual Hawaii Five-0 Prom.
When Catherine shipped out, McGarrett seemed to have a sudden epiphany that the lovely lady had become more important to him than he’d previously realized. In the promo photos that CBS released, we see that the pair do indeed lock lips this time, something that was replaced with a “break-up hug” earlier this season. Quite a few fans mentioned that omission to executive producer, Peter Lenkov, and apparently he’s heard us. A big “woohoo” for public displays of affection! What may work even better is “behind closed doors” displays of affection. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want the show to turn into a soap opera, but Steve’s had a rough year and he needs a little TLC. Any volunteers?
“I Helu Pū*” – When Five-0 nearly causes an international incident while on a case, Lt. Governor Denning tells them one of the team members will pay for it with their job, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Feb. 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The Daily Mail has shared some fun behind the scenes photos from the set of Hawaii Five-0 where James Caan is guest starring on his son’s show. Fans of Scott and his dad are thrilled to see the two of them together.
He knows a thing or two about shooting guns on screen after starring in the likes of The Godfather and A Bridge Too far.
And James Caan appeared to be passing on some tips to his son Scott as they filmed scenes for his hit TV series Hawaii Five-O.
The pair looked like they were having an exciting time as they sprung into action on a marina in the sunny paradise island.
And James, 71, certainly seemed to be taking a leading role, as he was pictured shooting a revolver during an action scene.
Of course the veteran has plenty of useful experience to offer when it comes to toting a gun on screen.
As a young actor he was able to learn from watching gun-slinging legend John Wayne when they starred together 1966 western El Dorado.
Listen to me Sonny: The Godfather actor was happy to have a chat with his son when they had a break from shooting scenes
Big stars: James was the biggest name on set despite the fact the show’s star Alex O’Loughlin was also there
He also starred as Sorentino ‘Sonny’ Corleone, son of mob boss Vito Coreone, played by Marlon Brando in the cult classic The Godfather.
It is unclear at the moment exactly what role the Thief star will be playing on the popular CBS show, though the fact he bears such a strong resemblance to his 35-year-old son means it is likely he will play the father of hotshot detective sergeant Danny Williams.
But it already seems he could be making more appearances, as executive producer Peter Lenkov has hinted his character could become a recurring role.
The Godfather II is better eh? The karate expert seemed to be showing Alex some moves as they hung around between takes
Water we going to do now? No doubt James was wondering what was next on the agenda during a break in filming
It was not just Scott, 35, who was picking up tips from his old man.
His co-star Alex O’Loughlin, who plays lieutenant commander Steven McGarrett, also seemed to be getting some martial arts training from the karate expert.
He is in good company though – the sixth dan Takayuki Kubota black belt has also gave classes in self defence to the real-life Culver City Police Department.
Hard stuff: James as Sonny, far left, along with his The Godfather co-stars, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and John Cazale
Hawaii Five-0 season 2 episode “Lapa’au,” has been nominated for a Genesis Award! The award is given out each year by the Humane Society of the United States, honoring media for raising public awareness of animal issues. In “Lapa’au,” penned by Joe Halpin, Danny Williams fosters a dog who’s owner has met an early demise.
DOLPHIN TALE Alcon Entertainment
RIO Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Studios
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Twentieth Century Fox/Chernin Entertainment
WAR HORSE DreamWorks SKG
BORN TO BE WILD 3D Warner Bros. Pictures, IMAX Corporation
BUCK Sundance Selects, Cedar Creek Productions
ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT Crossover Productions, Sandbar Pictures
SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD
THE CLEVELAND SHOW “Ain’t Nothin’ But Mutton Bustin’” FOX
THE COLBERT REPORT multiple issues Comedy Central
MELISSA & JOEY “Toledo’s Next Top Model” ABC Family
THE GLADES “Swamp Thing” A&E
HAWAII FIVE-O “Lapa’au” CBS
NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE “Dangerous Crossroads: Human Animal vs. Wild Animal” Nickelodeon
SID THE SCIENCE KID “Save the Stump!” PBS Kids
20/20 egg farm cruelty ABC
ANDERSON COOPER 360 multiple issues CNN
E:60 cockfighing ESPN
ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL multiple issues HLN
ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER egg farm cruelty
CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC multiple issues
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS multiple issues
LOCAL NEWS FEATURE
KHOU-TV (Houston) multiple issues
KPHO-TV (Phoenix) “CBS 5 Investigates Canned Hunts”
KTLA NEWS AT 10 (Los Angeles) multiple issues
WPMI-TV (Mobile) “Alabama’s Blood Sport” and “Training to Fight”
LOCAL NEWS SERIES
KTNV-TV (Las Vegas) “LOLAA Kennel”
WOIO-TV 19 ACTION NEWS (Cleveland) “Torture at the E6 Cattle Ranch”
MORNING NEWS SHOW
SUNDAY MORNING “BATS!” from Barry Petersen CBS
TODAY multiple issues from Jill Rappaport NBC
TODAY “Online Puppy Sales” from Lisa Myers NBC
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW multiple issues
THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW vegan cooking
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW vegan challenge
GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK BAIT BBC America
MADONNA OF THE MILLS HBO2
NATURE “Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey” PBS
ANIMAL PLANET INVESTIGATES: CAPTIVE HUNTING EXPOSED
CRIMES AGAINST NATURE “Blood Ivory” and “Making a Killing” Nat Geo Wild
IT’S ME OR THE DOG “Bone Of Contention” Animal Planet
VANGUARD “Tiger Farms” Current TV
BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL
KOPI LUWAK/ETHICAL CONSUMERISM Carte Blanche M-Net South Africa
THE MEDAN CONNECTION Carte Blanche M-Net South Africa
OUTSTANDING WRITTEN WORD
MOTHER JONES “The Cruelest Show on Earth” by Deborah Nelson
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC multiple articles Editor in Chief, Chris Johns
O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE multiple articles Editor in Chief, Susan Casey
VANITY FAIR “Agony and Ivory” by Alex Shoumatoff
SERIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER Janet Patton
MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS Chris Adams
THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT Philip Walzar
THE ATLANTIC.COM multiple articles on wild horses by Andrew Cohen
LA TIMES.COM multiple issues by Dean Kuipers
NY TIMES.COM multiple issues by Mark Bittman
TIME.COM multiple issues by Krista Mahr, Alexandra Silver, and Bryan Walsh
BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL PRINT
THE INDEPENDENT (UK) multiple articles by Martin Hickman
SOUTH ASIA magazine (Pakistan) “Importance of Animals in Islam” by Nilofar Ahmed, “Social Justice and Ethics” by Anees Jillani, and a commentary by Syed Rizvi
THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK) multiple articles by Daniel Foggo, Simon Parry, and Hannah Ashwell
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AWARD
PRISM “A Call to Compassion from Our Brothers the Animals” by Kendra Langdon Juskus
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER “Finding Faith in God’s Creatures” by B.G. Kelley
The first Monday of February sweeps of course saw original programming on all of the broadcast networks. On the heels of a record breaking Super Bowl and great post-Super Bowl turnout for The Voice, would Monday’s time period debut of The Voice and the premiere of Smash take a bite out of the competition’s ratings? In a word, yes.
NBC won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers with The Voice pulling a 6.6 adults 18-49 rating from 8-10p, 29% higher than last year’s premiere. Smash debuted to a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating (the half hour breakout was a 4.2 dropping to a 3.4). For a hailstorm of bullets from NBC, click here.
CBS was second on the night with How I Met Your Mother down 0.4 from its last original to a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls was down 0.3 from its last original but was CBS’s top performer (and the best 18-49 rating for a scripted show) with a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men was down 0.4 from its last original to a season-low 4.2 adults 18-49 rating and Mike & Molly was also off four tenths with a season-low 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 was off a tenth to a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.
The Bachelor’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating was even versus last week. Castle was down 5% to a season low-tying 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.
FOX shows took a hit with House down 17% to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating and Alcatraz down 21% from last week to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, February 6, 2012:
My first reaction upon reading the synopsis for Monday’s Hawaii Five-0 episode was “Eek!” Okay, in truth, there may have been an obscenity uttered, but in the interest of keeping this a family-friendly blog, let’s agree that I said “eek!” A former partner-gone-rogue blames Danny for the misfortunes that have befallen him, and has come seeking retribution by threatening to kill Grace. Faithful viewers of the show already know what an animal Danno is when he feels his family is threatened, and I suspect that McGarrett will be ready to do battle right by his friend’s side. God help the man who messes with this Ohana.
In addition to the various members of Danny’s extended family, our favorite lab geek, Charlie Fong, is back again. According to the press release, a man named Mark Dunkerley is playing a man named Mark Dunkerley. I admit that I had no idea who this was, so I “Binged” him. (Just kidding, I totally Googled him, but while eating a Subway sandwich.) It turns out that this international businessman is currently the CEO of Hawaiian Airlines and a doppelganger for Tony Blair. As a matter of fact, I’m not convinced it isn’t the former prime minister. I believe Mr. Blair is masquerading as the CEO so that he could land a cameo on Hawaii Five-0 without provoking jealousy among other former politicians, thereby avoiding an international incident.
In all seriousness, this promises to be an intense, edge-of-your-seat episode, but I’m hoping we get a little comic relief. A cargument would be nice, too…
Mark Dunkerley Photo:Hawaiian Airlines
“Mai Ka Wa Kahiko*” – A dirty cop from Danno’s past comes to the island to exact revenge on Danno and his family for ruining his life, forcing the Five-0 to find a way to help their teammate, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Feb. 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
(*Mai Ka Wa Kahiko is Hawaiian for “Out of the Past”)