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‘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

Greed can sometimes be a blessing in disguise

Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:53 pm
Leave it to “Hawaii Five-0” to take us through the different levels of thievery and greed and make it work for both the good guys and the bad guys. It is one of the reasons why fans enjoy the weekly police procedural-- not everyone is perfect. But they really try to be-- and sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t, but it is always an entertaining ride. Read More

‘Five-0’ helps us to see an important truth

Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:53 pm
There are times in life when everyone needs to take a breath and think about what is truly meaningful in life. “Hawaii Five-0” does a great job using the breathtaking scenes of our beautiful island to help viewers escape our everyday life for an hour each week. Read More

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

Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 5:52 pm
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

Updated on  December 30, 2017 at 12:36 am
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

Updated on  December 22, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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

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