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Turning Back Time with HAWAII FIVE-0’s Cast of Characters, Part 1

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

Previewing DOUBT with Katherine Heigl and Tony Phelan

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

Keeping the Holiday Spirit Alive in 2017!

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”

HAWAII FIVE-0 Takes a Bow as Season Seven Begins

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 Begins Production on Season 7 with Traditional Blessing

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

Ian Anthony Dale talks MURDER IN THE FIRST and HAWAII FIVE-0

On the brink of the third season premiere of Murder in the First, (which airs June 26 at 10 P.M. on TNT), I had the honor to speak with Ian Anthony Dale about his role as Jim Koto on the series as well as his recurring role of Adam Noshimuri on Hawaii Five-0. First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me.  I really appreciate it.  I had the privilege to interview you in

One Final Bow for THE GOOD WIFE

  As announced during this year’s Super Bowl, The Good Wife will take a final bow to CBS and to the world on May 8, 2016. Such a critically acclaimed series causes pause to reflect on just what made it so appealing to audiences in the first place. In a CBS press call earlier this year, the husband-wife writing duo/series creators/executive producers and showrunners Robert and Michelle King met with reporters to dish on the ingredients that make up a


Television shows sometimes impact viewers so much that they touch their hearts and change their lives.  I’ve written here at mytakeontv before about what a powerful tool TV can be.  This year’s Winter TCA’s gave NBC a chance to show off some of its more noble shows.  And three of them – Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med come from Executive Producer Dick Wolf.  Wolf joined Colin Donnell (Chicago Med), S. Epatha Merkerson (Chicago Med), Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire),

Lisa Welchel previews Hallmark’s HEARTS OF SPRING

As Hallmark’s Hearts of Spring gets set to premiere, I had the pleasure to speak exclusively with one of its stars, Lisa Welchel (The Facts of Life). Tell me a bit about your character, Carly Ashby. She writes a parenting blog, she’s single, her daughter is a senior in high school getting ready to go off to college, and she’s kind of finding love the second time around. What do you admire most about her? I would say I admire

Cheryl Ponders The Lesser-Known Lab-Rats of Hawaii Five-0

Has anybody but me noticed how quickly the lab rats of Hawaii Five-0 scurry away? First, there was the eccentric Dr. Max Bergman (played by Masi Oka), who, in his debut as Chief Medical Examiner in Episode 19 of Season One [“Ne Me’e Laua Na Paio” (Heroes and Villains)], showed off his skill as a musical prodigy on the piano and his penchant for avoiding eye contact.  Bergman had quite an interesting character arc, with a thing for Keanu Reeves

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