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Recurring characters continue to forge lasting ‘Five-0’ friendships

For the last eight years, “Hawaii Five-0” has featured talented and interesting character actors in recurring guest roles. Sometimes these characters have returned in subsequent seasons to revive their character arcs within a storyline. Read More

Honoring the ‘Five-0’ dads for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is always a wonderful time to celebrate dads and all they do for our families. “Hawaii Five-0” has highlighted several father figures over the course of their eight seasons. Read More

Strong guest stars, helped to elevate ‘Five-0’ storylines

Each season “Hawaii Five-0” has featured guest actors who have often brought more to the show than viewers expect. Usually, a guest star is listed in the press release with little fanfare or special highlight. Yet their performances have helped to add to the show’s continued success. Read More
Updated on  June 9, 2018 at 8:00 am

Wrapping up season 8 of ‘Hawaii Five-0’

For most people, June marks the start of summer-- school is out, traffic lessens at bit, and our beaches are a bit more crowded than usual. For “Hawaii Five-0” fans, it’s the start of four months of repeats and counting the days until the start of new episodes in September. While fans impatiently wait-- they also have time to mull over all of the questions surrounding the ending of the last season. Read More

Naylor wins a Telly for the ‘Five-0’ DVD bonus, ‘The Chun Family Legacy’

On May 22, freelance producer and director David Naylor won a Telly Award for his video short “The Chun Family Legacy,” a special feature on the “Hawaii Five-0” season seven DVD collection. The DVD, which contains all 25 episodes of the 2016-17 season, includes a gag reel, deleted and extended scenes, as well as several video shorts, was eagerly anticipated by fans of the CBS television series. Read More

‘Five-0’ uncovers secrets and Russian spies in their season 8 finale

It is not unusual for “Hawaii Five-0” to uncover secrets and lies while McGarrett and his team investigate all the murder and mayhem that seem to plague the television version of our beautiful island. In this week’s eighth season ender, titled “Waiho wale kahiko,” which is Hawaiian for “Ancients Exposed,” the Five-0 team find themselves face-to-face with a Russian nuclear attack submarine which has appeared off the coast of Waikīkī. Read More

Five-0 Redux: O’Loughlin’s story of SEAL toughness digs into more of McGarrett’s past

• Updated on  May 12, 2018 at 12:48 am
The word “tough” is often used to describe something or someone that is difficult or extremely resilient, or perhaps strong and full of courage. A person can be tough to deal with, we can have a tough day, and meat can be tough. Likewise, having to make snap decisions is tough, confronting an enemy is tough, and a soldier is built tough.“Hawaii Five-0” has often shown this kind of toughness- especially when two members of the Five-0 task force are SEALs-- Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Junior Reigns (Beulah Koale). Read More

A smart change of pace keeps ‘Hawaii Five-0’ on top

• Updated on  May 6, 2018 at 11:08 am
Funny thing about children-- they tend to be as unpredictable as an erupting volcano. Luckily, most kids tend to settle down as they grow up, and with the help of their parents, begin to focus their angst and anger in more positive ways. Read More

‘Five-0’ proves that ʻohana means more than just family

• Updated on  April 28, 2018 at 1:10 am
Since Disney decided to embrace Hawaiʻi with all its corporate might, everyone now knows that ʻohana means family. Sometimes, “family” can mean more than just blood relations-- much like how the term “ʻohana” is used in “Hawaii Five-0.” Read More

Uncovering hidden secrets helps ‘Five-0’ solve a case and save a friend

• Updated on  May 6, 2018 at 11:59 am
Uncovering a secret is usually at the heart of solving any mystery. The hard part about finding the truth behind any mystery is having to unravel the riddles that surround it. Read More

‘Five-0’ finds their target with the help of an old friend

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm
It’s rare that a television show can give you a history lesson and raise awareness about a cause that matters to Hawaiians. “Hawaii Five-0” often uses the stories and legends of Hawaiʻi-- along with historical fact-- to craft interesting plotlines for McGarrett (Alex OʻLoughlin) and the Five-0 crew. Read More

An act of repentance brings more of McGarrett’s past to light

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:59 pm
It’s fairly human to look back into our pasts-- to relive cherished memories, and to remind ourselves of people we love. Often we remember the good times, as well as moments that we wish would stay buried forever. Read More

O’Loughlin does more than his duty in his ‘Five-0’ directorial debut

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:59 pm
After eight seasons of “Hawaii Five-0,” it is always a treat when one of their own directs an episode. Fans tend to have a stronger connection to an episode when cast members sit in the director’s chair. Read More

The buzz around ‘Five-0’ suggests a strong end to season 8

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:58 pm
It’s been an interesting couple of months for “Hawaii Five-0.” In February, fans spent four weeks with their favorite show on the back burner as CBS aired a special “Celebrity Big Brother.” These last few weeks, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament again sidelined Five-0. Still, even with only two episodes airing in March, there has been a lot of buzz and excitement surrounding the show. Read More

Rising from the ashes, ‘Five-0’ returns with a timely episode

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:58 pm
It is not uncommon for “Hawaii Five-0” to take current issues that affect our islands and use them in a conflict within one of their storylines. This week’s episode had McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and the Five-0 team searching for stolen tanks of chlorine gas which played an important part in a revenge plot against a fictional agribusiness, Agrocore. Read More

Five-0 Redux: Nothing can stay hidden, no matter how deep it is buried

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:57 pm
It’s been a long month without a new episode of “Hawaii Five-0,” but after this week’s latest from season eight, the answers fans have been waiting for seem to be close on the horizon. The episode was a mix of two strong storylines, one the case of the week, and the other dealing with Adam’s and his undercover work for Five-0. Read More

‘Five-0’ has a few gaps to fill when season eight returns in March

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:56 pm
It’s been a month since a new episode of “Hawaii Five-0” has aired and fans are eagerly awaiting its return on March 2. Four weeks without a new episode is a long break after being at the top of the Friday night ratings race for most of the year. Read More

To see ‘Five-0’ in action — patience and respect are key

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:56 pm
The dream of any “Hawaii Five-0” fan is a chance to visit the set of their favorite show to meet the actors and perhaps capture a picture or two of their experience. Over the eight seasons, the show has been shooting in Hawaiʻi, we’ve seen many a lucky fan meet the cast and crew of the hit television show. Read More

‘Five-0’ fans take over for Valentine’s Day

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:55 pm
As Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, love is certainly on the minds of “Hawaii Five-0” fans-- even though the show does not return with new episodes until March 2. Still, fans had a lot to say when asked about their favorite love scenes from the last eight seasons, especially when the love surrounds their favorite character, Steve McGarrett, played by series star, Alex O’Loughlin. Read More

‘Five-0’ needs to continue moving toward more solid ground

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:54 pm
Everyone needs to start off somewhere-- and at times that start can be well planned and executed, or it can be rocky and difficult. Still, once you set a plan in action, it’s hard to stop without further repercussions. Read More

Fans embrace season eight changes

• Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:54 pm
We are halfway through season eight of “Hawaii Five-0” and viewers have begun to make their feelings known about the many changes producers have made to the popular police procedural. Fans were asked this week via social media what they thought about the cast and character changes. Read More

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