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A friendly ‘Five-0′ takeover

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McG Rappelling
McG rappelling into my life... figuratively, of course. (Courtesy CBS)

This has been the Summer of “Hawaii Five-0” in the Burbridge household. I feel like McGarrett rappelled into my life and sent Danno in for backup. It’s basically seeped into everything I’ve done this summer. I’ve incorporated ‘Five-0’ into all of my travels and I’ve shown a few fans the ‘Oahu shooting spots previously only seen from the comfort of their living room television sets. I have made many friends who I connected with via Twitter and Facebook for Tweetups and informal dinners. I never would have met these great and very fun (read sane) folk, if it were not for my work researching and writing for “The Five-0 Redux.”

So I’ve been thinking about all the people I have met, the experiences I have had, the places I’ve been to and seen, all in the last three months. These last two weeks have been a blur, as I met a fan from New York and we visited a few “Hawaii Five-0” sites, held a fun Tweetup at Big City Diner to watch last week’s episode, interviewed an extra who appeared in Monday night’s rebroadcast of “Kai‘e‘e”— and I got a chance to be involved in an online interview with executive producer Peter Lenkov. But that will be for next week’s blog entry. Stay tuned.

Summer H50 Tweetup
Clockwise from top left: Keith, Lisa, Wendie, Patrick, Mana and Brendon at the Summer H50 Tweetup. (Courtesy Kimberly Gay)
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  • Great post plus the photos are fantastic. You have spent a wonderful summer “on vacation” doing all things Five0. Thank you from NE Ohio. Your aspect about the life of an extra adds a lot to our understanding of the show.
    On a side note there are a couple of movies filming in my part of Ohio this summer and fall. I have noticed the call for extras to show up at a certail hotel or outdoor location. One drew thousands.

  • Great blogs!! Thanks for the history lesson on Hawaii :), I didn’t know about it. … I am planning on coming out a visiting Hawaii sometime next year and Can’t wait, I am very fortunate to have friends who have invited me to come stay with them and we have talked about going to see Hawaii 5-0 filming spots and of course the beautiful state itself . I hope you go to the Pearl Harbor memorial also… Thanks for always writing such great blogs 🙂

  • Great article! Has Iolani Palace gotten any more artifacts back in the past 14 years? Last time I was there a lot the rooms were empty! Would love to come back to Hawaii & revisit everything! Sounds like you’ve been busy! Thank’s for keeping us up to date with all thing H5O! Love it!

    • Hey Sharon:) ‘Iolani Palace actually have gotten back some artifacts- i did see Lili’u’s silver service as well as Kalakaua’s. But not much else. There was a lot more furniture than what i remembered, and when I asked a docent if the furniture was original, she said they were copies… 🙁 you can check out this link about their search for more pieces:

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