(new) Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

the new Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

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 Hawaii Five-0, Ray Donovan, Supergirland The Rookie!

Hawaii Five-01 | Can we talk about how massive Hawaii Five-0‘s Halloween moon was? That’s gotta disrupt the tides, right? Also, the human femur that Jerry dug up was awfully large for a teenage girl, wasn’t it?

2 | How satisfying was it when Madam Secretary‘s Elizabeth ripped into her teen daughter Alison for choosing not to vote in the midterm elections?

3 | Was Supergirl‘s origin story for Agent of Liberty almost uncomfortable — or oddly resonant — to watch, in these “us versus others” times? Also, TVLine reader Guylaw asks of that one flashback: Why were federal agents intervening on a workplace skirmish?

4 | Did it strike you as odd that Ray Donovan decided not to tell us via on-screen graphic how much time had passed during that extremely subtle leap-forward midway through Sunday’s premiere?

5 | Have we talked about the fact that two Desperate Housewives husbands have been POTUS on The Last Ship…?

6 | If room 3B of Arrow‘s Slabside prison is at the top of the main cell block’s staircase, how is Level 2 “downstairs”? (Like, is there a Level 1 that’s even deeper?) And after their recent prison fight club storylines, we have to ask: Are Arrow and Riverdale slowly becoming the same show? (They both feature vigilantes and archers, too!)

7 | Was The Resident the last show you expected to give you nightmares during Halloween week?

8 | Did The Good Doctor purposely not have Park refer to his ex-spouse by name or pronoun to leave the door open to explore his sexuality? Or were the details simply not important?

Real Housewives of Orange County9 | Shouldn’t all reality shows add a running count of “hours since the rest of the cast has spoken to the crazy one,” as Real Housewives of Orange County did this week?

10 | Why did Black Lightning kill off the sadly untapped Syonide, if her killer was just going to die a few episodes later? Also, would Freeland’s Board of Education really put someone like Lowry in charge of Garfield High?

11 | Why wouldn’t This Is Us‘ Kevin just meet Randall at his home in Alpine, N.J. instead of trekking so much farther to Philadelphia? Oh, and how did Kevin and Randall set up a voter registration drive/campaign event in such a short time… on a Sunday?

12 |TheRookie‘s Nolan and Chen act pretty cozy when around West — are they not hiding their secret romance from him?

13 | Will Watch What Happens Live‘s Debra Winger go down as one of the most difficult talk show guests of all time?

Tell Me a Story14 | Did Tell Me a Story‘s Jordan really think a pulse check on this very dead security guard was necessary? Also, don’t you wish the show had cast Kayla with an actress who’s slightly more convincing as a high school student?

15 | Was Live With Kelly and Ryan‘s Halloween “reboooooot” special among the most cringeworthy hours of TV to air in 2018? The Property Brothers dressed as the Olsen twinswas the stuff of nightmares, yes?

16 | Does Today have a contingency plan for if there’s a breaking news event on Halloween morning? Would Savannah, Hoda, Al et al deliver the news in their costumes?

17 | Did SNL boss Lorne Michaels just start binge-watching Ray Donovan or something?

Chicago Fire18 | Does this restaurant on Chicago Fire serve big enough cake slices?

19 | What are the odds that Arrowverse’s “Elseworlds” crossover worked in a cameo from Colin Donnell while filming in Chicago? (Maybe Tommy Merlyn is (bearded) Batman?!) Also, if the Windy City is doubling for Gotham, does this mean the prospective Batwoman series won’t film in Vancouver?

20 | Supernatural fans, wasn’t it nice to have an old-fashioned Monster of the Week Halloween episode? But was Sam’s story about why he hates the holiday worth the 14-year wait for an explanation?

21 | Are you digging the idea of Legacies introducing new, outlandish creatures (dragons, gargoyles, etc.) into the Vampire Diaries-verse? Or are you worrying that it might tarnish the franchise’s, ahem, legacy?

22 | Was this week’s Good Place just further proof that Andy Daly should appear on every TV comedy at some point?

23 | Is every episode of Will & Grace this season going to have a Very Special Subplot? (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

24 | Are Peter Gallagher’s news anchors from this week’s The Gifted (inset) and Murphy Brown related?

25 | After the looks that Grey’s Anatomy‘s Meredith and DeLuca exchanged this week, is anybody — anybody! — still even vaguely interested in the idea of her hooking up with Link? Speaking of Link, didn’t he become 50 percent more appealing when he started chopping off his hair (to ease the fears of a young cancer patient who was concerned about balding)?

26 | What surprised you more about House of Cards Season 6’s “previously on” recap — that Netflix allowed actual footage of Kevin Spacey’s Frank to be used or that, in using said footage so sparingly, they found a way to make him seem like a bit player in his own show?

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Oahu and the U.S. Virgin Islands beckon Hollywood and productions from around the world with lush scenery, sunny beaches — and generous, budget-friendly incentives that many filmmakers find too good to pass up.

With its wide range of looks and locations, experienced crews, and the best infrastructure in Hawaii, Honolulu and the island of Oahu are widely regarded as the production center of the tropics.

The islands’ cinematic appeal and long tradition of production have attracted an impressive list of films and TV series, including two current network television series: the rebooted hit “Hawaii Five-0” (pictured above), now in its ninth year, and the rebooted procedural “Magnum, P.I.,” in its first year.

Both CBS series are overseen by producer, writer, showrunner Peter Lenkov and shoot at least 22 episodes per season.

Other Oahu-shot projects include ABC/Touchstone’s influential hit series “Lost,” co-created by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, which showcased the island’s diverse locations.

“All but four scenes in its six-year run were shot on-island, with Honolulu and Oahu doubling for settings including Korea, Los Angeles, Sydney, the Australian Outback, Munich, Afghanistan and even Buffalo, N.Y., in winter,” says Walea Constantinau, film commissioner, Honolulu Film Office.


Oahu also doubled for the Costa Rican Isla Nubar in the “Jurassic Park” mega-franchise, and provided locations for “Godzilla,” “Kong: Skull Island,” the 2017 box office juggernaut “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” and South America-set Netflix film “Triple Frontier.”

Constantinau adds that the islands’ many production services companies also assist global productions of all sizes from Europe, Asia, Oceania and Canada. Networks traveling to Oahu and Honolulu include the BBC, Fuji TV and Australia’s Nine Network. Numerous commercials are shot there every year as well.

Georja Skinner, division chief at Creative Industries Hawaii, Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism, reports that Hawaii has seen a big surge in production over the past two years, with 2018 spending hitting an estimated $438 million and generating some $757 million in economic impact, including household impact, and an estimated $48 million in state taxes. Total jobs are estimated at over 4,800.

“To keep up the momentum, we’re extending for another seven years our refundable tax credit,” says Skinner. The credit, which has been in effect since 2007, equals 20% of qualified production costs on Oahu, and 25% on the other Hawaiian Islands.

The island also supports its Creative Lab programs, an initiative designed to develop home-grown talent. Also in the works: plans for a 30-acre studio facility.

With its postcard landscapes and unique culture, this small U.S. territory is considered by many a gem of the Caribbean. And to the film and television industry — as Film Office director Luana Wheatley notes — it offers “locations, convenience and the American Flag.”

But she stresses that while the U.S. Virgin Islands are known for their stunning coastlines, their appeal lies “way beyond beach. Here you’ll find a diversity of locations, ranging from rural farm land, ranches with cowboys, and scenic New England- or California-style shore drives.”

The U.S. Virgin Islands also boast long country roads, African savannah-like landscapes, flat plains, gorges, lush rain forests and rolling hills. Some of the towns hark back to old-world settlements and resemble quaint European villages.

Also available to filmmakers: Cosmopolitan settings, colorful Caribbean architecture and, of course, the legendary and ubiquitous breathtaking white sand beaches surrounded by turquoise waters.

The islands have doubled for such varied locations as Greece, Afghanistan, Mexico, Brazil and Key West, and credits include such high-profile films, TV series and commercial clients as “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” and “The Shawshank Redemption.”

Other notable projects: “Ghost Ship of St. Thomas” (Travel Channel), HGTV’s “House Hunters International” and “Beachfront Bargain Hunt,” as well as ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
Companies that have shot on the islands include E! Entertainment, Food Network, DirecTV, T. Rowe Price, Target, Maxim Magazine, Nordstrom, Italian Vogue, Lands’ End, Target and REEF.
“You’ll always find an experienced film industry with English-speaking crews and the use of U.S. currency,” Wheatley notes.

The archipelago consists of four main islands: St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas and Water Island. Additionally there are countless outer islands and cays. Each island has its own character and unique locations and all can be scouted by helicopter within an hour.

The official language of the U.S. Virgin Islands is English and right-to-work laws apply. Plus, no visas or passports are required for U.S. citizens.

The destination welcomes year-round shoots, with an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and water temperature of about 77 degrees. There’s no sales tax and productions get special exception from excise taxes, duty, bonds or carnets on importation of equipment and accessories.

The U.S. Virgin Islands filming incentive requires a minimum spend of $250,000, and has a funding cap of $2.5 million per year.

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Adam Noshimuri resurfaces this week on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, in bad shape — and not because of any potential sororicide rap.

In the episode “Is Borne on the Back; Is Borne in the Arms,” airing tonight at 9/8c, it is revealed that Adam’s wife Kono — who for over a year has been chasing sex traffickers on the mainland — has given him the hook. In the exclusive clip above, Danny (played by Scott Caan) shows up to rouse Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) from a self-pitying slumber, and then possibly raise his spirits with a proposition.

How is Adam feeling after the split from Kono? And will Danny’s offer of “salvation” be met with a yea or nay? Press play above to find out.

Elsewhere in this Friday’s episode, McGarrett crosses the line and is arrested while investigating the death of his former SEAL buddy (played in flashbacks by CSI: NY‘s Eddie Cahill), who died while making an emergency landing on an aircraft carrier, and the only survivor is a baby.

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9.04 – A’ohe kio pohaku nalo i ke alo pali

Jerry accompanies Junior as he escorts a fallen soldier home to Oahu. Also, McGarrett and Danny discover a dead body when they delve into the illegal and highly profitable black market for sand, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CBS translated A’ohe kio pohaku nalo i ke alo pali to On the Slope of the Cliff, Not One Jutting Rock Is Hidden from Sight

Thanks to LeiCa for the screenshots.

OK, tell me, how can a show go from the total failure of 9.03 to really good in just a week?

Yes, I truly enjoyed this episode. My initial reaction was “wow, five star episode”. But let’s look at it with a bit of a distance, and see what the final verdict will be. Here are a few, short thoughts for 9.04.

I asked Cokie to add her two cents to the review; she was kinda reluctant. Which is rare. As usual, her thoughts are in italic.

After thinking about it, I’m not sure I really have anything to add to your review, but here are some random thoughts.

I really liked Junior and Jerry together and it was good that Jerry went with him to escort the airman home. We got a bit of history of the two characters which was done well and was not too much. So far I have liked the glimpses into Junior’s past… but I don’t need an entire show of them.

When we started the episode I wondered if junior was at Steve’s and who was keeping him awake. Well, it was Jerry. And not at Casa McG.

I really liked these two together on their mission to bring the fallen home. And I learned a few things, too. I had no idea that they are asked to pick someone to accompany the body home if it comes to the ultimate sacrifice. That was news to me. And it gave me some great ideas, but that’s another story.

Jerry came a long way. At first I couldn’t stand him, I thought he was not believable, and I did not enjoy watching the actor. And giving him a badge? I’m still not cool with that. 😉 But after he got a haircut, which was a great, brave move, he grew on me. I still think his transformation isn’t really believable, but by now I do like watching him. Just wait until the review for next episode. Anyway, I think he did another great job here.


Another great thing was Duke and his story. Glad they finally came back to it. I totally agree with Steve; you don’t go out without a fight for what is right. And I don’t see how Steve projected himself onto Duke; what he told Duke was what he felt was the right thing to do. For Duke just as much as for anyone. So, no, Danny wasn’t right about that. But I can understand that he would chose the way of the least resistance.

Loved Steve and Duke. Steve shows support to all of his family and I love the respect he has for Duke. I do not agree that Steve was projecting himself onto Duke. He knows the man has integrity and honor and he wanted to stand beside him to help in any way that he could during the court proceedings. It was a noble thing to do, but it exemplified who Steve is.


More scenes that I really enjoyed where the diving and on the boat. Loved Steve’s gestures when he went down and Danny kept talking. I wish we would see more of Steve in the water.

But I do wonder why he went down alone, shouldn’t he have a diving buddy. Don’t dive alone. But OK, guess that is asking too much.

Seeing how close they were to the shore, I really do wonder how nobody noticed the sand-sucking operation. They need huge equipment and ships for that. Something like that doesn’t go unnoticed.


All the stuff about the sandman was interesting but quite grisly to first be dumped in the ocean (especially the case of mistaken identity) and then to be sucked up, minus your feet. I have heard of sand mining before and wasn’t surprised it was being done on Oahu but it seems like it was being done out in the open. It doesn’t seem to be an easy thing to hide with all the equipment they had. I liked the way they solved the case, finding the dead woman’s husband. Of course, once the spouse was introduced, was there any doubt that he was to blame? Bet he wishes now that he had hired a more honorable murderer…

OK, here’s my question. While Steve looked oh-so-hot, first jumping into the sand machine and then rolling out of it covered in sand, why did he do that? I mean… where was the guy going to go? Was Steve planning to have a fight with him inside the sand? Cuff him inside the sand? It seemed there was only one way out and was Steve not sure they could find him? While it was a good visual scene, it really made no sense. Thankfully Danny found the right button to hit so that there wasn’t Steve sushi.

LOL, yeah, Steve jumping into the sand didn’t make any sense at all. Actually, it was pretty stupid.

I liked the show a lot. I’d give it 5 stars keeping me entertained for 43 minutes!

I was also well entertained, but correct my verdict to four stars. Just to keep some room for improvement.


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9.03 – Mimiki ke kai, ahuwale ka papa leho

Crime spikes when a heat wave hits Oahu, causing McGarrett and Danny to hunt down a bank thief, and Tani and Junior’s car is stolen while they’re on duty. Also, Grover plays the golf game of a lifetime, and Kamekona incites a riot by price-gouging on his shave ice, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CBS translated Mimiki ke kai, ahuwale ka papa leho to When the Sea Draws Out the Tidal Wave, the Rocks Where the Cowries Hide Are Exposed

To be honest, this was an episode I’d rather forget. And I surely will not waste my time with a full review.

I am sorry to say, but this was one of the worst episodes ever. It was ridiculous from start to finish. In my eyes beneath anything Five-0 has delivered so far.

You know, we had an unusual hot summer here, with temperatures around 100° for weeks, without any rain or cooling wind. But I didn’t see any of my coworkers sitting around in the buff at their desks. And we generally don’t have ACs. That was one of the most stupid scenes ever.

I also didn’t see any totally frustrated and miffed people because of the hot weather. There was no aggressiveness behind the wheels, or anywhere for that matter. It was hot. So what?! People get all bend out of shape because of it? I do understand that the elderly, sick people and children have trouble handling long periods of heat. But professionals going crazy after a couple of days of high temperature? Give me a break.

And all this blablablabla at the restaurant? Shoot me now.

Really, enough said about this absolutely boring and stupid episode.

And remember, if you liked it, good for you.

I will never watch that episode again, that’s for certain. Not even to crab a couple of screenshots. Although I did hear some very interesting reactions to the episode, which were actually the highlights of it. 😉

Let’s just hope this was the fail for this season and happily move on to number 9.04 😊


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