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‘Five-0’ starts off the new year with renewed purpose

It’s a brand new year for “Hawaii Five-0,” and it looks like all the changes the show has made this season has paid off in the ratings game, as well as in popular opinion. This week’s episode, “Ka hopu nui ʻana” which roughly means “The Round Up” in Hawaiian, was no exception. Read More

‘Hawaii Five-0’ fans pick the best of 2017

2017 was an interesting year for “Hawaii Five-0”-- complete with the kind of changes that made even the most dedicated fan doubt the future of the popular series. Yet it seems as if with the new changes that helped launch the eighth season of the action drama, fans had little to worry about. Read More

Real-life veterans help ‘Five-0’ deliver a special holiday message

During the holiday season, “Hawaii Five-0” tends to deliver a sweet Christmas episode complete with a positive message of hope, along with a reminder that giving is always better than receiving. This year’s Mele Kalikimaka message, however, was a little stronger and tied to one of the common themes the television show has worked to develop over its seven years on television. Read More

Facing the past gives ‘Five-0’ hope for the future

“Hawaii Five-0” has never shied away from delving into its past. In the seven years that the series has been on the air, their past has often haunted them– usually because of the choices the team has made. Read More

Taking a risk pays off for ‘Five-0’

The noble act of laying down one's life for another is one of the many themes that is threaded throughout the weekly storylines of “Hawaii Five-0.” While no one from the Five-0 team has died to save anyone, many have come very close to death, and it is not uncommon for them to risk everything-- their jobs, their reputations, and even their own physical safety and health-- to save their friends. Read More

‘Five-0’ continues to follow the right path

For the most part, “Hawaii Five-0” viewers enjoy many aspects of the hit television show, but they especially like when their heroes solve the case, catch the bad guy, and save the victim. When they can also watch McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) fly a racing plane, and defy death and gravity-- well, that just makes them cheer even more. Read More
 

Hawaiian actor Kila Packett returns to ‘Five-0’

For almost two years, “Hawaii Five-0” has not had a true series villain since the death of Gabriel Waincroft (Christopher Sean) in the season six finale. A “series villain” is the resident bad guy whose sole purpose in life is to terrorize and threaten McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and the Five-0 ʻohana. Read More

175 is a magic number for ‘Hawaii Five-0’

Last weekend, “Hawaii Five-0” debuted their 175th episode on Waikīkī Beach at their annual “Sunset on the Beach” red carpet event. Hawaiʻi fans and others who traveled to Oʻahu specifically to attend the occasion were thrilled to experience the television milestone a week before it was scheduled to air on CBS. Read More

‘Five-0’ thrives under good conditions and close friendships

In the Hawaiian language, pilialoha means friendship, but it means much more than just the run of the mill version of being friends with others. Read More
 

Hawaiian legends and folklore help to inspire a ghostly case

Everyone loves a good spooky story. If you are from Hawaiʻi, where the tales are ingrained into your childhood and Camp Erdman campfire memories, you have probably heard all of the stories of disappearing hitchhikers, ghostly dogs, faceless women, and kolohe menehune. Read More

Season 8 of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ is off to an exciting start

We are four weeks into the new season of “Hawaii Five-0,” and the popular police procedural has continued to prove itself with strong episodes and consistent ratings. Read More

Protecting their ʻohana gives ‘Five-0’ a stronger purpose

In Hawaiʻi, the word ʻohana often refers to more than just belonging to or being in a family. It can also mean having trusted friends and deep relationships with people you spend most of your time with. The same people who share your joys and your sorrows on a regular basis. Read More

Returning friends help to keep ‘Five-0’ on track

Just because a guy is a super spy, doesn’t always mean that he’s an expert on everything-- and that includes being retired. Yet, this spy is still very good at catching bad guys and backing up Five-0, which helped make the latest episode of “Hawaii Five-0” quite entertaining. Read More

New characters seem to be a good change for ‘Five-0’

Leave it to “Hawaii Five-0” to introduce a new character that captures our hearts from the minute he puts on his uniform and heads off to work. Sure, he’s on four legs and covered in fur-- but that makes him even more lovable. Read More

‘Hawaii Five-0’ breathes new fire into their eighth season

It looks like the new year of “Hawaii Five-0” is going to be a hot one. There’s a new spirit in this eighth season and it seems as if the changes in the show are perhaps just what the show needed after seven years and 168 episodes. Read More

Looking forward to a new kind of ‘Five-0’

For “Hawaii Five-0,” who starts their eighth season next Friday, Sept. 29, the concept of drama should be second nature. Yet since the beginning of their last season, the hit television show has been plagued by more drama than any television show should ever face. Read More

‘The Chun Family Legacy’ makes series DVD worth the effort

Traditionally, “Hawaii Five-0” fans celebrate September, as the month marks not only the return of their favorite show but also the release of the previous season on DVD. This year’s DVD release is extra special, as it includes a very poignant short feature which focuses on actor Dennis Chun’s family connection to the show. Read More
 

Oncefound FX helps bring out the Mummy in Garcia’s Halloween Haunt

Hawaiʻi actor and expert special FX artist, Kamakani De Dely, has an interesting relationship with “Hawaii Five-0”-- one that has cast De Dely in several unique roles. Read More

Fans define the best ‘Five-0 ʻohana’ moments

For seven seasons, “Hawaii Five-0” has fully embraced the theme of ʻohana and infused it into their overall storylines and character arcs of the popular police procedural. Read More

O’Loughlin is still a big reason why fans love ‘Hawaii Five-0’

After seven years of “Hawaii Five-0,” many continue to credit series star Alex O’Loughlin as the reason behind the success of the show. The Australian actor has helmed the reboot of the classic police procedural since the series start, playing the iconic commander of the Five-0 task force, Steve McGarrett. Read More

Despite the critics, Caan is definitely a ‘Five-0’ fan favorite

Out of all of the stars of “Hawaii Five-0,” actor Scott Caan is both beloved and vilified. Beloved by fans for his dramatic portrayal of Detective Danny “Danno” Williams, a former New Jersey police officer who finds himself “a fish out of water” in sunny Hawaiʻi. Read More

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