I think that pretty much sums up the excitement shared by many Hawaii Five-0 fans – after CBS announced today the season four premiere will be in Wakīkī this September. The annual Sunset on the Beach event attracts thousands from around the world, including the celebs themselves to a red carpet beach walk.
First order of business for fans from afar: BOOK ‘EM DANNO! And by that, I mean they’ve already been booking their flights for Hawai‘i to attend the Five-0 shindig on Sept. 26. Fan Anita Lavenia (@alavenia) tweeted: "Already got my tickets!! @PLenkov Big news for #H50 fans – SUNSET ON THE BEACH confirmed – September 26, 2013 – HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!"
And while fans have been blasting their Five-0 enthusiasm in a digital frenzy, some have been thanking CBS. @MaryE wrote this morning, "I.m getting ready to book my flight to beautiful Hawaii THANK YOU TO CBS for letting us know early." Continue reading →
Will moving "Hawaii Five-0" to Friday nights be putting it out to pasture?
The network announced that instead of its usual Monday air date, "Five-0" will replace "CSI: NY" on Fridays for its fourth season. This opens up a Monday time slot for the upcoming series "Hostages," starring Dylan McDermott. "Five-0" will also be airing an hour earlier than the usual 9 p.m. time.
Some fans fear the move to Fridays will kill off the show because, lets face it, not everyone stays in on a Friday night. DVR will have to be "Five-0's" savior. It will also air right before the very popular "Blue Bloods" series, which could be a good thing. Maybe viewers tuning in early for "Blue Bloods" will catch the tail end of "Five-0" and realize, hey, this is another great show.
Hawai‘i Five-0 star Scott Caan said he's sorry for bashing Hawai‘i on national television. It was in response to the backlash against him by fans, non-fans and no-longer fans. Caan apologized via e-mail, probably through his publicist, but hey, we'll take it:
“I am truly sorry for my comments made on ‘Chelsea Lately,’” Caan said in his message. “Jokes are always a part of late night talk shows, but I’m horrified if I hurt or offended anyone, as that was not my intention. I love Hawaii, I love the people of Hawaii and I apologize.”
Scott Caan (second from the right) and the Five-0 crew.
True, late night talk shows can get out of hand, especially with a host as feisty as Chelsea Handler. But I thought jokes were supposed to be funny? I honestly couldn't figure out if he was joking, which tells me he's a much better actor than he is a comedian. Of course, he's not the only celeb to knock Hawai‘i, but at least their blunt humor is obvious…and mostly funny. Continue reading →
The Hawai‘i Five-0 star bashed the islands on a late-night talk show recently – dissing the food, the surf and the slow-moving people. He's been filming in Hawai‘i since the show's first debut in 2010 and even got a mansion near Diamond Head. But judging by his interview on "Chelsea Lately," the actor's not too thrilled about his time in the islands.
Check out what he had to say about Hawai‘i:
At first I thought he was trying to be funny by saying the exact opposite of what people would expect him to say about "paradise." Now, I'm not so sure. After watching it a few more times, he seems to truly despise living in the islands.
Sad, because I feel like everyone has been so welcoming to – not only him – but also to the show itself. Filming a television series takes time; it takes space, and when that involves closing a road or a business, it can often become a burden on locals, even tourists. There might be complaints here and there, but for the most part, we just deal. Aloha's in our spirit. Continue reading →
The producers of Hawaii Five-0really know how to entertain their audience this season. First it was the alternate ending episode that gave viewers the power to choose the murderer. Now, during this week's Pro Bowl events, the cameras will be turned, and it's the viewers that may end up on the show.
The H50 film crew will be set up throughout events surrounding the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl, as reported by local media. These events include the NFL Pro Bowl Ohana Day at the Aloha Stadium and the Waikīkī block party. Ohana Day has practices, interviews with the players and other family activities. There'll be signs outside of each event, advising attendees that H50 filming will be in progress. Continue reading →
Let me first preface this by saying, it's not often you see a celebrity in Hawai‘i. So when Hawaii Five-0's Scott Caan walked past me yesterday, there was no way of stifling that darn girly giggle. Mind you, he was also shirtless and still dripping from a surf sesh. With his board in hand, he looked up and gave us that "Sup" nod (with the quick eyebrow-chin raise, too, hehe).
We had just surfed ourselves, followed by the usual routine of tying up the boards to the car and drying off. Then in my peripheral, I saw someone that looked like the new-age Danno from Five-0. A quick glance confirmed that, yes, it was Danno! Our friend, who doesn't know a thing about Five-0, had the balls to give him the "Sup" nod back. I stood there, frozen, but also thinking about the blog, "Hmm, it probably wouldn't be appropriate to spring an interview on him now or snap a quick pic…or would it?" Continue reading →
Who did Hawaii Five-0 fans vote as the murderer in the season finale?
There were two different villains, actually, depending on where you watched it. The East Coast voted on the greedy academic, while the West Coast wanted the college student to be the culprit.
Viewers (except those in Hawai‘i) casted online ballots during the show, to decide on which character murdered the professor. Once tallied, the appropriate ending was then lined up for its television debut. If West Coast fans were really hardcore, they could've watched all three episodes on cbs.com earlier in the day to help make their decision. Continue reading →
Remember those murder mystery boardgames, like Clue or Who Did It?
Hawaii Five-0 will be playing a similar game but instead of moving plastic pieces, fans will dictate an onscreen ending via Twitter. The Jan. 14 finale episode will be live, just not for Hawai‘i, and follows the investigation of the death of an O‘ahu State University professor.
Viewers will vote on the culprit by choosing either the professor's boss (#theBoss), his teaching assistant (#theTA) or a student who cheated on an exam (#theStudent). The votes will be counted immediately, with the most popular ending airing live during the CBS broadcast. Continue reading →
Regardless of how you feel about the current season, the engine that fuels Hawaii Five-0 has shifted from the obsessive dance between Steve McGarrett and Wo Fat to the psychological tango between McG, his long-presumed-dead mother and her desire for both forgiveness and validation of a super secret spy life that destroyed an entire family. To get it, she not only had to work her way back into Steve’s life, but that of a daughter she hadn’t seen in two decades. Continue reading →
The Circle of Life continues for Alex O'Loughlin and girlfriend Malia Jones. Their newborn cub entered the world in late October, and people are already calling him a Lion. It's not the he can't wait to be king, but rather, that's his real name. Lion.
And it definitely tops all the trendsetting celeb baby names out there…cough…Apple. But as weird as it sounds, you've got to admit. Lion O'Loughlin has a nice roar to it. Don't know if he'll ever be a king but hopefully someone important, with a name like that, anyway.
The Hawai‘i Five-0 actor and model girlfriend from Hawai‘i first went public about their relationship in January. Seven months later, they surprised fans with bouncing baby news. And now, with a game-changing name like, Lion, there's bound to be more surprises on the way.
A dog named Rafiki would be cute, but that's too predictable. Oh well, hakunamatata!