(new) Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

the new Hawaii Five-0 on CBS


(Sunset on the Beach #4 on 26 September 2013)

I’ll keep it short. Last year I didn’t.

I’m constantly overwhelmed by the turnout at this event.

We have the great pleasure of living and working here. And we also have the great privilege of employing many, many, many Hawaiian families every year.

And I said it in the press line here tonight, that all of you people that come here every year to support us, the show and the Hawaiianeconomy – especially those of you from other sides of the world. You are all representatives of the giant fanbase, that is the fanbase of Hawaii Five-0.

So thank you all very much.

I hope you enjoy the show. See you next year.


My Thoughts

  • Alex did not say much, but he said a lot with these few word. He acknowledged the significance of the show for the people of Hawaii, by not only employing many, but also boosting the economy with tourism.
  • In earlier years it was as if they always wanted to focus on the event as something special just for the locals, but this time he thanked the fan base from all over the world for supporting the event. That was kind of nice.
  • For different reasons, I wonder if that year and that SOTB was not the apex of the show …..


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Will Once Upon a Time connect romantic dots before it’s too late? Which Chicago couple will be intruded upon? Who is TV’s new Sabrina hanging with? What brings back a Legends cutie? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Can you tease anything about Once Upon a Time‘s LGBT romance? —Jadis
Coming off the midseason finale’s reveal that said romance is between Not-Just-of-Wonderland’s Alice and Zelena’s daughter Robin, we will “absolutely” learn how it came to be, says co-creator Eddy Kitsis. “You’re going to see how they met, how they fell in love…. We’re going to show the entire relationship,” he assures. “We just wanted to do a time jump and then fill it out in the second half of the season (arriving Friday, March 2).”

Anything new on the second half of Once Upon a Time Season 7? —Rachel
As in, the second half of what is now Once‘s final season…? When I saw Mekia Cox at TCA, she previews the introduction of Tiana’s Prince Naveen, who apparently will pop up in Hyperion Heights (played by Beyond‘s Jeff Pierre). “There are some people that Sabine meets that might be familiar to the fans of Princess Tiana’s story — one in particular, who’s a love interest,” she teased. Similarly, Dr. Facilier (played by Daniel Francis) will be resurfacing with a cursed identity of his own. “It’s fitting, I’ll say that!” Cox teased of the soothsayer’s Hyperion Heights vocation. “I really like what they’ve done with his character. I think everyone will be pleased to see what he’s up to.” Bonus scoop: Episode 19, which is titled “Flower Child,” will feature a group of wood nymphs, the leader of which has a daughter who is anxious to explore the human world.

Any idea when we’ll see Thunder suit up on Black Lightning? —Michele C.
Actually, you will see Anissa (played by Nafessa Williams) suit up this Tuesday night — though her first instinct about what to wear quickly proves to be, um, battle un-ready. What she then gets properly fitted for, thanks to a super-helpful boutique clerk (and colorful latex), is pretty fabulous for a “beta” costume. And that’s not even counting what she does with her hair….

Any info regarding Percy aka City Mouse’s exit from NCIS: New Orleans? —Hollie
No news yet, but exiting cast member Shalita Grant does have a big episode airing Tuesday, Feb. 27….

Is that “human” Gideon in the new Legends of Tomorrow photos? What brings her back? —Sal
Previewing next Monday’s episode of the CW series, Amy Louise Pemberton aka Gideon says, “[It] is very much about Zari and her learning her place within the team, and Gideon’s basically manifested herself to help her figure out where she fits in the team.” As for how the team’s newest member takes to meeting the ship’s AI face to “face,” Tala Ashe said, “Given the context of [it], I think she will initially be quite pissed off…. The way that Gideon enters Zari’s world is perplexing and makes her pretty mad at first!”

Do you know if Netflix’s Sabrina series will be sticking the core of Sabrina, Harvey, Hilda, Zelda and Salem? — Riana
If you’re a fan of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics, you can expect to see most of your favorite characters appear at one point or another. A sneak peek of the pilot script revealed Harvey’s arrival, while Aguirre-Sacasa recently posted the first picture of Salem on Twitter. Additionally, I’ve learned that casting is currently underway for Prudence, the Regina George-esque leader of a bewitching trio known as the Weird Sisters, and Father Blackwood, a High Priest of the Church of Night who becomes an “oppressive authority figure in Sabrina’s dark education.”

What’s the early word on Legion Season 2? —Nicole
TVLine’s Dave Nemetz says that in the FX hit’s Season 2 premiere (airing Tuesday, April 3) — “visually inventive and absolutely baffling as ever” — David has to piece his memory back together after getting zapped by that orb, and he ends up forming an unlikely alliance to battle the nefarious Shadow King. That baddie from the Marvel comics will make his official on-screen debut this season in the form of Navid Negahban aka Homeland‘s Abu Nazir.

Any word on Neve Campbell’s involvement in the new season of House of Cards? —P.
I would describe her involvement as nil, seeing as LeeAnn Harvey remains very dead.

Can you send me the latest information on Nashville? —Keith
Before the CMT drama’s final season wraps, flashbacks will introduce us to an 8-year-old Deacon and a thirtysomething Gideon. (Pegged to the resurfacing of Deacon’s dad, we assume?)

What can we look forward to when Chicago Fire returns (on March 1)? —Whitney
After a photo of Casey and Severide leaping from the factory fire makes the newspaper, CFD’s PR department decides it’s a good idea to do a “day-in-the-life” spread about the firehouse. But as a result, the photographer “comes into [Dawson and Casey’s] lives in a really intrusive way,” showrunner Derek Haas teases. Meanwhile, “With Stella possibly moving out, Kelly’s going to make his play of why she shouldn’t.”

What’s coming up for The Middle’s Sue? Will the next new episode, “Toasted” (airing Feb. 27), be about her 21st birthday? —KC
“Indeed it will!” showrunner Eileen Heisler confirmed (before a slew of birthday party stills surfaced). “Sue Heck is turning 21… and as you can imagine, it doesn’t go smoothly.”

Any news of what’s to come on CBS’ SEAL Team? –Elspeth
As you might have surmised, given how the accelerated deployment played out for the Hayeses and their already tenuous union, Jason will be open to new romance whilst abroad in JBAD. Herewith is David Boreanaz’s full, unedited quote on the topic: “It’s going to be a whole new show once we are on deployment character-wise, allowing us to do things that we wouldn’t be doing if we were back home and introducing new characters — including a possible new love interest for Jason.” (SEAL Team returns Feb. 28.)

Any scoop on Hawaii Five-0? —Belle
‘Member that undercover op for Tani I teased, airing March 2? It just got more interesting, because it turns out that McGarrett and Danny — having sensed a “chemistry” between the new recruits (thanks to Danny’s vision of a future where they are married?) — send the two undercover as the parents of a student applying at a private school whose headmaster has been murdered.

Is there any chance The Goldbergs’ 1990s spin-off will get a second shot? I quite enjoyed it. –Scott
You can file this under “totally bogus” news, Scott: there are still zero plans for the planted spinoff pilot to move forward as a series.

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Back in November 2017 on their set visit, ET Canada asked Alex why he thinks people watch Hawaii Five-0.


  • I think there’s a few reasons. I think that there’s a lot of people that live in parts of the world that experience really harsh winter. And don’t have any sort of tropical climate, ever. And so I think to be able to sit down each week and have an hour with a bunch of characters that you know, and feel that sunshine, and bronzed skin on the beach. I think that’s one aspect. Hawaii is very beautiful you know.

  • And I think there’s also relationships on the show. McGarrett and Danny and their sort of bromance, is definitely one. And the new relationship with McGarrett and Eddie, is kind of cool.

  • And so … you know what I mean, it’s cathartic*. Ultimately the answer is catharsis* in whatever way that is delivered to the individual. But I think we provide that on a number of levels.

*[Cathartic = Providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions]

*[Catharsis = the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions]

  • The new actors that we have are fantastic. Beulah and Meaghan, they’re really wonderful. They brought a new enthusiasm. And you know, they are younger and they have a lot of energy and it’s just a breath of fresh air. It’s fantastic.

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Have you ever thought about why you watch Hawaii Five-0? Do you watch it for the scenery of Hawaii and/or all the beautiful bodies? Do you watch it for the relationships like the one of Steve and Danny, or maybe Steve and somebody else? Do you watch because of the mindless action? Maybe you watch it for the combination of it all?

On what level does the show serve as your catharsis? Maybe the big question is actually just whether we seek out watching television as escape from reality, or purely for entertainment?

Or maybe like me, you mainly watch this show to see Alex do his thing?

Make your choice and please feel free to elaborate on why you have chosen, what you have chosen. Maybe your reasons for watching actually shifted over the years ….


The Halloween episode, and there’s a lot going on. Fortunately, apart from the occasional costume (I can only echo Tani’s “What the hell…?” on seeing Jerry, dressed like an idiot) it’s action all the way. Steve is escorting our old friend Dr Alicia Brown (Claire Forlani) to court, where she’s standing trial for the murder of Madison Gray. She’s pleading self-defence… except, as she confesses to Steve, it was essentially an extra-judicial execution. Steve is perturbed by her apparent feelings of guilt: in what parallel world can’t he and his friends just run around shooting people who deserve it? And she has a daughter at home. What if you’re imprisoned, Dr Alicia? “Then”, she tells Steve, “I need to ask you to take care of her”. Huh? With Junior and that dog already under Steve’s wing, things are going to get pretty crowded chez Le Kahuna Grand.

Meantime, in the sort of utterly ridiculous Case of the Week which keeps me coming back to this show, there’s a killer on Oahu who seems to be re-enacting old Hawaiian folk tales. First to go is a pig importer whose death, as Tani informs an increasingly incredulous Danny, is an homage to a legend in which a fire goddess enters into a romantic relationship with, then splits from, a half-man half-pig demi-god. Danny can see why that might have happened: “He’s tracking hoof-mud all through the kitchen and the living room like an animal…” he sniffs. But when the killer follows up with a second death – this time the folk tale is something about trolls, I was about as interested as Danny – and then the kidnapping of a young girl, again apparently based on folklore, it’s clear that he grudgingly needs to take Tani more seriously.

But with no leads, what’s the Five-0 to do? Well, Steve has a word with the judge at Alicia’s trial, and no more than a few seconds later proceedings are halted in order that she can help find the killer. In the middle of her trial for murder. Alicia, at least, has the good grace to look baffled by this turn of events; but there’s no time for her to wonder about the state of the justice system in Hawaii, because she’s needed in the field.

And while all that’s going on, Grover has been summoned to Death Row in Florida State Prison, because Sebastian Wake, a multiple killer-for-hire who’s being executed in a matter of hours, wants to talk to him about something. Specifically, he wants to talk – in that even, ironic tone of voice which film and TV serial killers are obliged to possess – about Clay Maxwell. He, of course, is Grover’s former partner and bestie, who Grover firmly believes killed his wife, got away with it, then sent people after Grover to kill him as well. Well, now Grover’s listening. So, Wake says, if you can just get me a stay of execution I can tell you all about it…? Grover tries, but unsurprisingly the authorities aren’t having it, and Wake goes to his (unnecessarily gruesome, I’d say) death in the electric chair. But there’s a little post-death surprise for Grover anyway.

Back on Oahu, the abducted girl is found alive, but her kidnapper – who has a tragic backstory of her own – escapes, presumably to reappear later in the season. And Alicia gets offered a soft plea deal: probation with a condition she helps the Five-0. Which, together with the deal Adam Noshimuri got, suggests that Hawaii might be the best place in the whole USA to commit murder and get away with it. The final scene – suggesting that poor old Alicia and her daughter are about to be targeted yet again by yet another psycho-on-the-loose – was perhaps a bit much. Otherwise, though, this was excellent entertainment.


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