comscore Wendie Burbridge, Author at Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The latest from

Wendie Burbridge

Select your preferred viewing style.
Headlines Only
Most Recent
Hawaiian actors show real aloha in their ‘Hawaii Five-0’ characters

Hawaiians believe that we should always greet a friend warmly, with a hug and a genuine kiss. To say aloha without a pūliki, which means to hug or embrace, or a honi, our word for a kiss, is disingenuous. Traditionally, Hawaiians share ha, or breath, especially when we want to convey our deep love and aloha. Read more

Five-0 Redux: Luck in love, family, and food is all ‘Hawaii Five-0’ fans want for Danno

Friendship has been a strong theme throughout the last eight seasons of “Hawaii Five-0.” While there are always examples of the bonds of family and ʻohana between the members of the Five-0 Task Force and their families-- none have been stronger than between Commander Steve McGarrett and Detective Danny “Danno” Williams-- played by Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, respectively. Read more

Season 8 villains add depth and intrigue to ‘Five-0’

Since the demise of Wo Fat and Gabriel Waincroft, “Hawaii Five-0” has been seriously deprived of a series villain. Each season, various bad men and evil women have tried to fill those shoes-- to no avail. Still, season eight gave us a few options that could be contenders for the coveted crown. 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

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’ Season 8 highlights

“Hawaii Five-0” started its eighth season last September in a precarious position. After the summer departure of series regulars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, many questioned the continued success and longevity of the show. But the show gained a second wind with the debut of two new characters. Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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


Honolulu Local Business Guide

Scroll Up