(new) Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

the new Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

“I’m not ready to let him drive it because he’s not responsible. First of all, he can’t drive stick and it’s a stick. So that should be the end of this f—ing thing. But it’s not. He rides the clutch. He grinds the gears. It’s like, if he would just get a little humble and just ask me, I’ll teach him how to drive it. And when he does, I’ll give him the keys back.”

– Alex O’Loughlin about Scott’s driving

TV Guide

October 2013

51358768 Actors Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin filming a chase seen in a rented mini car on Kalalaua Ave for ‘Hawaii Five-O’ in Waikiki, Hawaii on March 18, 2014. FameFlynet, Inc – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – +1 (818) 307-4813
51358756 Actors Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin filming a chase seen in a rented mini car on Kalalaua Ave for ‘Hawaii Five-O’ in Waikiki, Hawaii on March 18, 2014. FameFlynet, Inc – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – +1 (818) 307-4813

My Thoughts

  • Sometimes we look for the deeper meaning of things that happen on a show like Hawaii Five-0 and everybody try to analyse it and comment on it. But it might in fact just be something as simple as one actor not thinking the other one is a good enough driver. Nothing really to do with the characters in the beginning, but it just works like that and then it becomes part of the show …..

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Two issues are driving their discontentment: long working hours and the direction of the show.

During a mid-day break from filming in Honolulu, the no-nonsense duo quickly quash the perception that being a part of a hit TV show that is located on the sandy shores of a popular holiday destination is anything but dogged work. ‘There’s no time off, so you see people more grinding and grumpy than having a great time,’says Caan, son of veteran actor James, who plays hot-headed cop Danny ‘Danno’ Williams.

‘Nobody’s doing an hour show and going like ‘This is the greatest thing in the world’. It’s not. Your life is gone when you’re doing a show like this, so the goal is to get through it.’

The pressure of delivering hour-long weekly episodes, working 16 hours a day, six days a week, is beginning to show in the circles under the 34-year-old’s blue eyes. He adds: ‘The no-time-off drives me crazy. That’s my fight if it goes another year, because I need to do the other things I like to do. It’s sort of unhealthy doing this show.’

For a moment, he sounds like his Hawaii Five-0cynical tough guy persona, who refers to the island at one point as a ‘pineapple-infested hellhole’. Both real and reel men also feel like a fish out of water on the laid-back island and miss the chaos of the city.

But Caan quickly qualifies, saying: ‘Don’t get me wrong, I love the show, but I get asked questions and I don’t know what I’m supposed to do – I’m too honest to bull****. I’m an artist and I’m an unhappy artist most of the time, it’s just how I am.’

Equally unhappy and not afraid to show it is Australianactor O’Loughlin, who plays straight-edged task force leader Steve McGarrett. Like Caan, he is emphatic that Hawaii Five-0 is a tough gig.

‘You move away from your family and friends to a small island where everyone knows your business and the time you’re not at work, you’re at home studying for the next day. Even when the red carpet stuff comes around, you’re so tired you don’t even want to go,’he says.

The more important bone of contention for him is the development of his character. He would like McGarrett to possess more depth, while, he hints, the producers prefer to adhere to the tried- and-tested money-making method of standard procedurals.

Finding the opportunity to express emotion while staying within the boundaries of the rigid hero is tricky, O’Loughlin, 34, admits. ‘I’m the first one to say please let him kill someone or do something naughty,’he says.

‘Taking off my sunglasses like this,’ he adds, mimicking David Caruso’smuch parodied idiosyncracy in CSI: Miami, ‘is bull****, and I will never do it. Ultimately, what it comes down to for me is character. They’ve tried to take it away, and I’ve been like a baby with a rattle.’

Caan is backing up O’Loughlin, whom critics say he has eclipsed in the show. ‘It’s obviously a nice thing to hear, but people overlook that Alex’s job is a lot harder than mine,’ says the stocky, square-jawed actor.

‘He’s not allowed to have fun. Every time he does something loose, they’re like, no, that’s not McGarrett. So I’ve sort of been set up to be the guy that has fun and makes the show light, and you always win as that guy.

‘I think fewer and fewer people want to see ‘CSI: Hawaii’. They (the producers) should see that this show doesn’t need to be so procedural,’ adds Caan with a tinge of frustration.

In an attempt at damage control, he reiterates that he does not mean to diss the show, and confesses that he struggles with the limitless boundaries of his honesty. And then he makes another all-too-frank announcement.

‘Oh and by the way, I don’t have the cinema career that I want anyway. I don’t get offers to be in movies starring opposite the people I want. This show to me was the best offer I’ve gotten in a really long time. So I’m lucky to have this job. I’m humbled, but I’m not gonna be happy.’

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Sometimes you wonder why you are still here as a fangirl and then you read something like these words from actor and producer Andrew Steel …… and you know!

What an absolute legend Alex O’Loughlin is! Got to watch him on set of Hawaii 5-0 today … Incredible to see how humble the guy is. Treating everyone on the set as if they were family. He even drove me home after he wrapped for the day! #hawaii50 #gratitude #nida #aussies #aussieactor #seriesreg #aspirations #dreamjob #dude #legend #topbloke #humble #brother #mate #champion

(PS. Andrew is in Hawaii to shoot a commercial.)

Andrew also studied at NIDA, and graduated at the end of 2010 with a degree in acting.

Thank you Andrew – you made my day!


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Brothers reunite!

Hawaii Five-0 regular, Andy Lawrence, recently brought his real life bro on the set of his TV show, and Joey hinted that he may be making a special appearance. Today, the veteran actor shared this message alongside their family selfie, “Something’s cooking on the #island stay tuned selfie @andrewlawrence.”

I’ve been a fan of the Lawrence Brothers since their Disney days (Matthew Lawrence too). I know they’ll kill it on the show! Their acting talent is out of this world.

All rights to the image and quote belongs to Joey and Andrew Lawrence.


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We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, The Fosters and Hawaii Five-0!

1 |Orphan Black fans, are you missing Felix something fierce? Isn’t it weird that he’s been off-screen for so many episodes during the show’s final run?

2 | Does Once Upon a Time‘s “new Cinderella” sort of scream, “We realized we had no good fairy tale characters left to make Henry’s baby mama”?

3 | With the brutal assaults on Miriam, Grandma Horne and Becky, was this week’s Twin Peaks especially Violence Against Women-y, to the point of being repulsive?

4 | Did Game of Thrones Ed SheeranEd Sheeran’s Game of Thrones cameo yank you right out of the magic of Westeros? And didn’t Sam’s big discovery that Dragonstone sits on a mountain of dragonglass feel like a too-easy solution to the looming White Walker problem?

5 |Doctor Who fans, did the mixed reaction to Jodie Whittaker’s casting as the first female Doctor turn you off from ever reading another Internet comments section again?

6 |Was the most disturbing thing in The Strain‘s season premiere how horribly chipper the PSA spokesperson was?

7 | Is American Ninja Warrior‘s new Rail Runner obstacle, while fun and challenging, a bit imperfectly designed? On top of all else, should one really have to worry about the handlebars going crooked?

8 | When did Casual‘s Valerie become so self-absorbed? And at what point is she going to lay down the law with teenage daughter Laura? Last but not least, don’t you wish the Powers That Be would have shown us more of Leia and Leon’s relationship before the big proposal?

8 | Can the World of Dance directors please stop going for close-ups during the massive and intricate Swing Latino-type group numbersHawaii Five-0 Adam that are best appreciated in full view?

9 |Fosters fans, what’s your theory about how Stef and the new neighbor know each other?

10 |How can the Five-0 team recruit Adam, a convicted felon/former Yakuza boss? (With a magical pardon from the governor?)

11 |What, was Ed Sheeran not available?

12 | Have Salvation‘s Liam and Jillian eclipsed Coca-Cola’s beach stand kids as this summer’s sweetest summer romance?

13 | Were you surprised that The Carmichael Show followed up on the Morris storyline? And now that it has in a substantial way, do you think there’s a chance we’ll meet Joe’s other son before — sniff!the series finale?

14 |Kingdom‘s Christina is going to wind up “adopting” cam girl Kayla, isn’t she?

15 | Are Blood Drive‘s in-faux-mercials more entertaining than the Christoper/Aki half of the storyline? And who besides us was cheering when the show came down hard against the Oxford comma?

16 | Mr. Frakes, where can we buy one? (Seriously.)

17 | Who on Hollywood Game Night thought we needed these “Meet the Stars” interstitials?

18 | Actually, a Timeless/This Is Us crossovercould make sense, right? Like, Kate travels back in time to stop Miguel from murdering her dad with a pick axe?

19 | Is Zoo‘s new Big Bad, Abigail Westbrook, frankly boring you? And is the twist that she is “Jackson’s sister!” not nearly as fascinating as the show would have us believe?

20 |As many have put it, does Serinda Swan’s Marvel’s Inhumans character more read as “Morticia” than “Medusa”?

21 |Late Show viewers, were you let down by Stephen Colbert’s Russia Week? Weren’t you expecting the episodes to consist mostly of footage shot in Russia, rather than one, mayyyybe two segments per night?

Hit the comments with your answers – and any other Qs you care to share!

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