After a series has been on the air for twelve seasons and rebooted for seven, there’s not much to film that hasn’t already been done. With the 7th season finale airing tonight at 9/8c on CBS, in this final part of comparing the main characters of Hawaii Five-O and its reboot, I thought it might be fun to just see what bad luck McGarrett has gotten into over the years (particularly in light of the fact that Alex O’Loughlin revealed
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Ashley Scott and I shared a wonderful phone conversation about her latest Lifetime project, Manny Dearest. She was refreshingly open and down to earth. She also recognized straight away that I’m Southern, a trait we have in common. So, how are you? Things are good. We just bought a house in Topanga Canyon, which is an interesting place to raise our kids. We’re hiking in the mountains and checking out all the critters. Your bio says you have two children?
A deeper dive into Danny, old and new – Back in the day, the role of Hawaii Five-O’s Danny Williams was played by James MacArthur, who was the recipient of that famous Jack Lord/Steve McGarrett phrase, “Book ‘em Danno.” That phrase occasionally rears its head in the remake of the series, though it’s obviously not as popular as it was with the original series. The original Danny Williams was a bomb expert who diffused several explosives during the series twelve-year
Chicago Fire’s Bree Williamson enjoys playing flawed characters – take General Hospital’s Claudette. In her upcoming Lifetime movie, Mommy’s Little Boy, she again sinks her teeth into the role of a damaged character. In an interview with mytakeontv, Williamson opens up about her role and her career. mytakeontv (mtotv): How did you prepare to play this role? Bree Williamson (BW): I did pretty much the things I do for most roles – create a backstory for the character and try
Cheryl’s multi-part story on how characters from H50 compare to their previous-run counterparts continues with Daniel Dae Kim’s Chin Ho Kelly – Looking back at the original Hawaii Five-O, the role of Chin Ho Kelly was played by Kam Fong. Fong’s real name was Kam Tong Chun, and he was a real-life police officer for 16 years before retiring and ultimately joining the cast of Five-O. Fong’s son, Dennis Chun, has a recurring role on today’s Five-0. Unlike his Kelly-role
Cheryl’s newest multi-part story looks at how characters from H50 compare to their previous-run counterparts, starting with Grace Park’s Kono – Way back in 1968, with the first season of the original Hawaii Five-0 on the air, the four lead characters of the series were easy to spot. They were, of course, Jack Lord (Steve McGarrett), James MacArthur (Danny Williams), Kam Fong (Chin Ho Kelly), and Zulu (Kono Kalakaua). Not so today. When the reboot series airs on CBS on
From Grey’s Anatomy executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater comes Katherine Heigl’s new legal drama, Doubt. CBS recently held a press conference with Phelan and Heigl on the threshold of the series premiere to talk the world of Doubt and possibilities of life after a thirteen-episode run. On the heels of her work with Grey’s, Heigl admits her interest in the series was peaked since previously working with the pair and being aware of “how talented, smart, and amazing
If you’re like me, you love everything to do with Christmas, and the end of the holidays is really a downer. But, as the year draws to a close, some pretty exciting projects are on the horizon. In keeping with the wonder of a still-winter wonderland, NBC tries to keep the holiday spirit fresh and alive with its annual New Year’s Eve broadcast, live from Times Square. This year is no exception. “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly”
As Queen’s Surf Beach drank in the beauty of another sunset over Waikiki, cast and crew gathered with fans for Hawaii Five-0’s Season Seven red-carpet premiere. And what a memorable event it was – and a starlit night so clear the white canopy that has enveloped so many Five-0 premieres was nowhere in sight. First to arrive at mytake’s spot on the carpet was Teilor Grubbs (Grace). MyTakeonTV (MTOTV): I understand you’re really into sports. Tell me about your favorites.
Hawaii Five-0 began production for Season 7 with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. Kahu Kordell Kekoa presided over the ceremony and began by citing the significance of the number “7” in the Bible. He brought tea leaves to symbolize healing, nourishment, and safety in the new season. Present at the bright and early 6:15 call time were Executive Producer Peter Lenkov and actors Dennis Chun, Teilor Grubbs, Daniel Dae Kim, Chi McBride, Alex O’Loughlin, and Grace Park. Hawaii News Now