(new) Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

the new Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

Will Once Upon a Time connect romantic dots before it’s too late? Which Chicago couple will be intruded upon? Who is TV’s new Sabrina hanging with? What brings back a Legends cutie? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Can you tease anything about Once Upon a Time‘s LGBT romance? —Jadis
Coming off the midseason finale’s reveal that said romance is between Not-Just-of-Wonderland’s Alice and Zelena’s daughter Robin, we will “absolutely” learn how it came to be, says co-creator Eddy Kitsis. “You’re going to see how they met, how they fell in love…. We’re going to show the entire relationship,” he assures. “We just wanted to do a time jump and then fill it out in the second half of the season (arriving Friday, March 2).”

Anything new on the second half of Once Upon a Time Season 7? —Rachel
As in, the second half of what is now Once‘s final season…? When I saw Mekia Cox at TCA, she previews the introduction of Tiana’s Prince Naveen, who apparently will pop up in Hyperion Heights (played by Beyond‘s Jeff Pierre). “There are some people that Sabine meets that might be familiar to the fans of Princess Tiana’s story — one in particular, who’s a love interest,” she teased. Similarly, Dr. Facilier (played by Daniel Francis) will be resurfacing with a cursed identity of his own. “It’s fitting, I’ll say that!” Cox teased of the soothsayer’s Hyperion Heights vocation. “I really like what they’ve done with his character. I think everyone will be pleased to see what he’s up to.” Bonus scoop: Episode 19, which is titled “Flower Child,” will feature a group of wood nymphs, the leader of which has a daughter who is anxious to explore the human world.

Any idea when we’ll see Thunder suit up on Black Lightning? —Michele C.
Actually, you will see Anissa (played by Nafessa Williams) suit up this Tuesday night — though her first instinct about what to wear quickly proves to be, um, battle un-ready. What she then gets properly fitted for, thanks to a super-helpful boutique clerk (and colorful latex), is pretty fabulous for a “beta” costume. And that’s not even counting what she does with her hair….

Any info regarding Percy aka City Mouse’s exit from NCIS: New Orleans? —Hollie
No news yet, but exiting cast member Shalita Grant does have a big episode airing Tuesday, Feb. 27….

Is that “human” Gideon in the new Legends of Tomorrow photos? What brings her back? —Sal
Previewing next Monday’s episode of the CW series, Amy Louise Pemberton aka Gideon says, “[It] is very much about Zari and her learning her place within the team, and Gideon’s basically manifested herself to help her figure out where she fits in the team.” As for how the team’s newest member takes to meeting the ship’s AI face to “face,” Tala Ashe said, “Given the context of [it], I think she will initially be quite pissed off…. The way that Gideon enters Zari’s world is perplexing and makes her pretty mad at first!”

Do you know if Netflix’s Sabrina series will be sticking the core of Sabrina, Harvey, Hilda, Zelda and Salem? — Riana
If you’re a fan of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics, you can expect to see most of your favorite characters appear at one point or another. A sneak peek of the pilot script revealed Harvey’s arrival, while Aguirre-Sacasa recently posted the first picture of Salem on Twitter. Additionally, I’ve learned that casting is currently underway for Prudence, the Regina George-esque leader of a bewitching trio known as the Weird Sisters, and Father Blackwood, a High Priest of the Church of Night who becomes an “oppressive authority figure in Sabrina’s dark education.”

What’s the early word on Legion Season 2? —Nicole
TVLine’s Dave Nemetz says that in the FX hit’s Season 2 premiere (airing Tuesday, April 3) — “visually inventive and absolutely baffling as ever” — David has to piece his memory back together after getting zapped by that orb, and he ends up forming an unlikely alliance to battle the nefarious Shadow King. That baddie from the Marvel comics will make his official on-screen debut this season in the form of Navid Negahban aka Homeland‘s Abu Nazir.

Any word on Neve Campbell’s involvement in the new season of House of Cards? —P.
I would describe her involvement as nil, seeing as LeeAnn Harvey remains very dead.

Can you send me the latest information on Nashville? —Keith
Before the CMT drama’s final season wraps, flashbacks will introduce us to an 8-year-old Deacon and a thirtysomething Gideon. (Pegged to the resurfacing of Deacon’s dad, we assume?)

What can we look forward to when Chicago Fire returns (on March 1)? —Whitney
After a photo of Casey and Severide leaping from the factory fire makes the newspaper, CFD’s PR department decides it’s a good idea to do a “day-in-the-life” spread about the firehouse. But as a result, the photographer “comes into [Dawson and Casey’s] lives in a really intrusive way,” showrunner Derek Haas teases. Meanwhile, “With Stella possibly moving out, Kelly’s going to make his play of why she shouldn’t.”

What’s coming up for The Middle’s Sue? Will the next new episode, “Toasted” (airing Feb. 27), be about her 21st birthday? —KC
“Indeed it will!” showrunner Eileen Heisler confirmed (before a slew of birthday party stills surfaced). “Sue Heck is turning 21… and as you can imagine, it doesn’t go smoothly.”

Any news of what’s to come on CBS’ SEAL Team? –Elspeth
As you might have surmised, given how the accelerated deployment played out for the Hayeses and their already tenuous union, Jason will be open to new romance whilst abroad in JBAD. Herewith is David Boreanaz’s full, unedited quote on the topic: “It’s going to be a whole new show once we are on deployment character-wise, allowing us to do things that we wouldn’t be doing if we were back home and introducing new characters — including a possible new love interest for Jason.” (SEAL Team returns Feb. 28.)

Any scoop on Hawaii Five-0? —Belle
‘Member that undercover op for Tani I teased, airing March 2? It just got more interesting, because it turns out that McGarrett and Danny — having sensed a “chemistry” between the new recruits (thanks to Danny’s vision of a future where they are married?) — send the two undercover as the parents of a student applying at a private school whose headmaster has been murdered.

Is there any chance The Goldbergs’ 1990s spin-off will get a second shot? I quite enjoyed it. –Scott
You can file this under “totally bogus” news, Scott: there are still zero plans for the planted spinoff pilot to move forward as a series.

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Original Source

Back in November 2017 on their set visit, ET Canada asked Alex why he thinks people watch Hawaii Five-0.


  • I think there’s a few reasons. I think that there’s a lot of people that live in parts of the world that experience really harsh winter. And don’t have any sort of tropical climate, ever. And so I think to be able to sit down each week and have an hour with a bunch of characters that you know, and feel that sunshine, and bronzed skin on the beach. I think that’s one aspect. Hawaii is very beautiful you know.

  • And I think there’s also relationships on the show. McGarrett and Danny and their sort of bromance, is definitely one. And the new relationship with McGarrett and Eddie, is kind of cool.

  • And so … you know what I mean, it’s cathartic*. Ultimately the answer is catharsis* in whatever way that is delivered to the individual. But I think we provide that on a number of levels.

*[Cathartic = Providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions]

*[Catharsis = the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions]

  • The new actors that we have are fantastic. Beulah and Meaghan, they’re really wonderful. They brought a new enthusiasm. And you know, they are younger and they have a lot of energy and it’s just a breath of fresh air. It’s fantastic.

Link to video

Have you ever thought about why you watch Hawaii Five-0? Do you watch it for the scenery of Hawaii and/or all the beautiful bodies? Do you watch it for the relationships like the one of Steve and Danny, or maybe Steve and somebody else? Do you watch because of the mindless action? Maybe you watch it for the combination of it all?

On what level does the show serve as your catharsis? Maybe the big question is actually just whether we seek out watching television as escape from reality, or purely for entertainment?

Or maybe like me, you mainly watch this show to see Alex do his thing?

Make your choice and please feel free to elaborate on why you have chosen, what you have chosen. Maybe your reasons for watching actually shifted over the years ….


The Halloween episode, and there’s a lot going on. Fortunately, apart from the occasional costume (I can only echo Tani’s “What the hell…?” on seeing Jerry, dressed like an idiot) it’s action all the way. Steve is escorting our old friend Dr Alicia Brown (Claire Forlani) to court, where she’s standing trial for the murder of Madison Gray. She’s pleading self-defence… except, as she confesses to Steve, it was essentially an extra-judicial execution. Steve is perturbed by her apparent feelings of guilt: in what parallel world can’t he and his friends just run around shooting people who deserve it? And she has a daughter at home. What if you’re imprisoned, Dr Alicia? “Then”, she tells Steve, “I need to ask you to take care of her”. Huh? With Junior and that dog already under Steve’s wing, things are going to get pretty crowded chez Le Kahuna Grand.

Meantime, in the sort of utterly ridiculous Case of the Week which keeps me coming back to this show, there’s a killer on Oahu who seems to be re-enacting old Hawaiian folk tales. First to go is a pig importer whose death, as Tani informs an increasingly incredulous Danny, is an homage to a legend in which a fire goddess enters into a romantic relationship with, then splits from, a half-man half-pig demi-god. Danny can see why that might have happened: “He’s tracking hoof-mud all through the kitchen and the living room like an animal…” he sniffs. But when the killer follows up with a second death – this time the folk tale is something about trolls, I was about as interested as Danny – and then the kidnapping of a young girl, again apparently based on folklore, it’s clear that he grudgingly needs to take Tani more seriously.

But with no leads, what’s the Five-0 to do? Well, Steve has a word with the judge at Alicia’s trial, and no more than a few seconds later proceedings are halted in order that she can help find the killer. In the middle of her trial for murder. Alicia, at least, has the good grace to look baffled by this turn of events; but there’s no time for her to wonder about the state of the justice system in Hawaii, because she’s needed in the field.

And while all that’s going on, Grover has been summoned to Death Row in Florida State Prison, because Sebastian Wake, a multiple killer-for-hire who’s being executed in a matter of hours, wants to talk to him about something. Specifically, he wants to talk – in that even, ironic tone of voice which film and TV serial killers are obliged to possess – about Clay Maxwell. He, of course, is Grover’s former partner and bestie, who Grover firmly believes killed his wife, got away with it, then sent people after Grover to kill him as well. Well, now Grover’s listening. So, Wake says, if you can just get me a stay of execution I can tell you all about it…? Grover tries, but unsurprisingly the authorities aren’t having it, and Wake goes to his (unnecessarily gruesome, I’d say) death in the electric chair. But there’s a little post-death surprise for Grover anyway.

Back on Oahu, the abducted girl is found alive, but her kidnapper – who has a tragic backstory of her own – escapes, presumably to reappear later in the season. And Alicia gets offered a soft plea deal: probation with a condition she helps the Five-0. Which, together with the deal Adam Noshimuri got, suggests that Hawaii might be the best place in the whole USA to commit murder and get away with it. The final scene – suggesting that poor old Alicia and her daughter are about to be targeted yet again by yet another psycho-on-the-loose – was perhaps a bit much. Otherwise, though, this was excellent entertainment.


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Original Source

During November 2017, around the time of SOTB 8, ET Canada was on the set of “Hawaii Five-0”to get the scoop on season 8’s newest cast members, including the series’ new four-legged star, Eddie. This is a short clip of responses that they got from the available cast.

Alex: It kind of feels like the pilot was yesterday, in a sense. It also feels like it was 50 years ago. Makes me feel old.

Chi: I’ve been in the business for quite a while now, and it really feels good to be on a show that has a fan base that is very loyal.

Alex: This season has definitely been a season of reflexion for me. I’ve had a lot of reflexion. We’ve had some big cast changes and things have shifted around. And I cut my hair.

[News clip about Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park leaving and newcomers, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale.]

Alex: The new actors that we have are fantastic. Beulah and Meaghan they are really … they are wonderful. They brought a new enthusiasm and you know … they are younger and they have a lot of energy. And it is just a breath of fresh air.

Chi:Meaghan is a doll. And Beulah is just a fine actor. And an even better … and ever better man. And they are just great. They just came and fit right in. It was all seamless.

[Clip from show]

Beulah: Whenever you bring something new, and if it’s good, it’s kind of refreshing. And sometimes you need change for good things to happen. And I think great things have happened since … especially Meaghan. She is an amazing actor. I am alright.

Meaghan: To jump onto a show that’s so long running and so beloved to fans has been kind of a gift.

Beulah: Sometimes I pinch myself that I am living in Hawaii first of all, and that I’m working, you know, on Hawaii Five-0.

[Short clip, telling about the addition of the dog on the show, Eddie]

Alex: I love Eddie man. That dog man. There you go, that’s your answer. Tune in for Eddie.

Jorge: This season gets a lot more handsome [showing of his new shorter hair] Jerry’s got this little haircut. And listen, there’s a lot of dead bodies on the show. I don’t know what to tell you?

Chi: We’ve got a lot of the stuff that you love. We’ve got the car chases and the good cases and the weird criminals. And the great … great storylines. And deep characters.

Link to Video


Taking you back to the early days of Hawaii Five-0. This time we have a combination of a written transcript that was posted at the time, and a short clip from footage of Alex answering one of the questions on the day. I really would have liked to see a longer version of the interview. If anybody still have some more footage of it, or know where we can find it, please let me know.

TheHawaii Five-0 panel was held earlier today at the Beverly Hilton hotel as part of the CBS TCA summer press tour. The following is the transcript (provided by CBS) of today’s panel featuring stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan and Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Peter Lenkov.

– by Jim Halterman

on 28 July 2010

(Original can be found in the link. We shortened it for this post)

QUESTION: Alex and Scott, when you’re taking roles that are this iconic, where do you guys start? Because obviously this is a major reboot of the characters’ histories, for a beginning. Do you go back and look at the old show? Do you just start from the script you’re given and just take it from square one?

SCOTT CAAN: I purposely didn’t go back and look at too much of the old show. I wanted to start fresh, and I didn’t want to have any old ideas. I just kind of wanted to start fresh. So no, I didn’t do any of that. I think Alex did a little bit more of that. He’ll tell you about it.

ALEX O’LOUGHLIN: Well, I remember the old show from when I was a kid. I mean, if you can remember, the old show was taken off TV 40 years ago. You know, it started over 50 years ago, and there’s been a lot of changes in television and in the way we act stylistically and with technology and with what we can do with the money that we have with special effects and stunts and all the rest of it. So it’s not a remake. We’re not kind of picking up where they left off.

It’s a reboot, and the characters are very different. My character, Steve McGarrett, is — in the old show, you didn’t know much about the character that Jack Lordplayed, whereas in the pilot on our new show, you learn a lot about my Steve McGarrett. And I didn’t look to that — I didn’t look to that for — to make decisions. I just did my character work based on the script that these guys wrote.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 28: Actor Alex O’Loughlin speaks at “Hawaii Five-0” panel during 2010 Summer TCA Tour Day 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alex O’Loughlin

QUESTION: Alex, you’ve been through a couple rounds with CBS now. Would it be fair to say you feel more confident this time around?

ALEX O’LOUGHLIN: Yeah, I do. I — I don’t want to take anything away from the other shows I’ve done. I’ve worked with some incredible people and some wonderful showrunners and some — well, “Moonlight,”I don’t know if I ever met the showrunners. There were about 17 of them. But the other shows were great in their own ways. But the thing is there’s a reason things either work or don’t work in television. And I don’t know what the answer is. I just sort of keep blundering along to the next thing and hoping.

But this has — the team behind this, I mean, the two men here who are at the helm of this show, Peter and Alex, and the writing staff that we have, it just feels — everyone feels so capable. There’s also something — I don’t know. Like I saw the pilot. I read the pilot, I did the pilot, and I saw what they did with it. And there’s something special about it. So I mean, if this one doesn’t go, I’m completely bewildered. I have no idea how television works at all.

QUESTION: For Scott.Scott, maybe it was just me, but it seemed to me that, more than any other time I’ve seen you, this role reminded me of something your dad might have done. Were you conscious that this might be more reflective of some of his work in the past? Were you conscious of that?

SCOTT CAAN: I don’t think so. I mean, I think originally when they talked to me about doing this show, I didn’t know if I particularly wanted to get involved in doing TV. And I read it, and immediately it was like, “Yes, this is something I want to do.” And I think that I was able to do better work on this than I had done in the last ten years in movies.

And I think it’s just — you’re getting to see a little more of my personality, and a little more of what I can bring. And I guess that’s going to come from, you know, someone I come from. So I guess it’s just a coincidence.

QUESTION: In the original show, Danno, very much the sidekick, sort of off to the side. McGarrett gets to do everything. Here it seems like more of a buddy piece. Was that by design? Was that just you seeing what Scott was doing in the pilot? Can you talk a little bit about that?

ALEX O’LOUGHLIN: Who’s the question directed to? I’m sorry?

QUESTION: The producers.


PETER LENKOV: Well, I think, for me — when I sort of like dove into this thing and talking to Alex [Kurtzman] about what made the original show so good and so memorable was the cases week to week. I think what we wanted to do was really go into these characters, but we felt that — we felt we needed McGarrett to play off somebody. And I think when we started to think about the Danno character, the Danno character really felt like it would be a good foil in some ways, a good — you get some good drama out of the relationship if you have someone who is a fish out of water.

So really by design originally, it was that these two guys would be front and center in the show, McGarrett clearly leading the unit and Danno being his right-hand man, but really being an equal in terms of his experience and what he brings to the table. So really, yes, by design it was built that way.

QUESTION: And “Lost” did a lot for Hawaii. People went there. The original “Hawaii Five-0” also brought a lot of tourism there. The cooperation that you’re getting from, be it, the Hawaii tourism or the film office, is that all dedicated to bring bodies to Hawaii?

ALEX KURTZMAN: I think that Hawaiihas been wildly receptive to bringing the show back. I think that the original series is a real point of pride for them. It’s a badge of honor. And I think that was something that we felt we had to respect and we had to — we had to make sure that the legacy endured in the right way. You know, I’m sure they’re happy that it will bring tourism — more tourism to Hawaii, but the nice thing about it is that I think people want to go to Hawaiion vacation anyway. So it’s interesting to me; like, we were cutting the show, and one of the editors said, “God, just”— she got this look on her face, and I said, “What?” And she said, “I just feel like I’m on vacation when I watch this show.” And I thought, “That’s great.” That’s exactly what you want, because hopefully at the end of a long day, you’ll come home and you’ll want to watch “Hawaii Five-0” just to escape.

QUESTION: We’ve seen in recent years the rise of this type of television that we call blue-sky television, in cable especially with “Burn Notice” in Miami. And you talked a little bit about wanting people to feel like they’re on vacation when they watch this show, but the actual storylines and action seem pretty gritty and pretty intense. So are we going to see more of that lighthearted stuff come out in the show, or are you just hoping that the locale is going to communicate that?

ALEX KURTZMAN: A hundred percent yes, absolutely. The show is very lighthearted. A lot of it has to do with the banter between Danno and McGarrett. But the key for us is that the foundation had to be real. One of the first questions, I think, people ask is, “Why do this show now?”And the answer to that for us was that Peterwalked in the door and said, “This is a show that is meaningful for me because it’s really about my relationship with my dad. My dad and I used to sit down”–By the way, I’m telling your story, if that’s okay.


ALEX KURTZMAN: But, you know, he said, “This is about my relationship with my father. We used to sit down every week, and we would watch this show. And it became sort of how we bonded.” And I think that in hearing the story, what struck us about it was that the spirit of “Five-0” is about a family. And for Peter to come in with a take that was so much about family felt like, “Okay, that’s a very good, honest, emotional reason to come into the show.”And it ended up, I think, leading to the storylines that we came up with for the pilot: a guy who had sort of been running away from his family for a long time, coming back home, and then having to rediscover that. And it felt like — you could make that about “Five-0,”or could you make it about something else. But that was a good story. That was just a good story. It certainly was a story that I would be engaged by. So the fact that we could put it in the context of “Five-0” was even better. And then it became about paying tribute to everything that the original “Five-0” was really about.

QUESTION: As a quick follow-up, Hawaii is also known for its ethnic diversity, but the panel isn’t particularly diverse. So are we going to see the actors of color who have been cast have prominent roles on the show?

ALEX KURTZMAN: Well, Chin and Kono certainly are and — absolute- — the answer is a hundred percent yes, we have –

PETER LENKOV: We’re actually probably casting half of, week to week, our guest stars out of Hawaii. It’s important to us for us to be real. It’s important for us to feel authentic. And right from the beginning, we — when we started shooting the first episode, we started going on weekends to these workshops, acting workshops, and making sure that we invest back into the community and get actors trained so we could utilize their talent and make it feel real. Our big thing is really for this show to feel like you’re really in Hawaii week to week, and that means casting locally.

QUESTION: You guys — I notice the word “reboot”being bandied about quite a bit, and Alex O’Loughlin mentioned it. Nina mentioned it. Why are you guys avoiding the word “remake”? I mean, remakes often don’t pick up from where the last one left off. They’re usually rethought and re- — is there something about the image of the show you want people not to have in their mind when they go to view this version?

ALEX KURTZMAN: I think, for me, the word “remake” suggests that we’re doing exactly the same thing, just doing it again. And I think in our experience in “Star Trek,” we felt like you have to find the spirit of what that original franchise was about, and you have to really be true to it, and then you have to expand on it and bring it into the modern time with whatever rules will govern it. And I think what we felt like we really had to do was make sure that we were staying true to the spirit of the show, but bringing something new to the table that a modern audience would recognize. And for us, that’s why the word “reboot,” I think, just feels more appropriate.

QUESTION: Alex, playing McGarrett, the old McGarrett was stoic unbending. It was either black or white, right or wrong. There are more colors in your — more gray areas. Tell me how you came up with that, or do you admire the stoic nature of the original McGarrett?

ALEX O’LOUGHLIN: I love Jack Lord’s McGarrett. I love Jack Lord’s hair. I love Jack Lord’s version. I think he started blue steel, the look that he does. [Laughter] He’s awesome. None of which I can get away with today in 2010on television.

Look, Steve McGarrett, my Steve McGarrettis — our Steve McGarrett is a little different. Yeah, he’s stoic in a lot of ways, though. I mean, he’s a military guy. There are a lot of areas where he’s black and white, where he’s very clear. And, I mean, the differences between Danny and Steve are so apparent in every episode, and, you know, Stevegoes in one direction and Danny freaks out and he’s like, “How can you possibly think that it’s okay to go in that direction?” And Steve is kind of bemused constantly by Danny’s reactions to this.

But as far as the character, I don’t know. I mean, it’s my job to — my job is character. That’s the only thing that I have any kind of control over. It’s the only thing I have any input into, really, I mean, at the end of the day. And so — and that’s what I’ve been trained in and that’s what I really enjoy doing.

So I guess I came to this and did the character work that I always do. And I found a lot of layers to this guy. And the other difference, like I mentioned before, is that you learn a lot about our Steve McGarrett in the new “Hawaii Five-0” in the very beginning, and so I had a lot to work with — stuff about his father, about his family, about his estrangement from them, about his military background, about the level of training that he’s done.

I mean, it takes a lot of dedication and a very big decision to — and a lot of perseverance to get — not only get to something like the Navy SEALs, but to actually get through and to be in the field with a team like that. So this guy, he’s a really interesting case study for me as an actor and as a sort of researcher of human movement.

But in answer to your question, the only reason I can continue bringing colors and levels to this guy is because of the writing that’s delivered to me on a week-to-week basis and that’s —

Link to video of this answer from Alex:

QUESTION: Well, briefly, is it a reflection of our times that nowadays we can accept a leading character who is not absolutely good or absolutely bad, that you can show a flawed human being?

ALEX O’LOUGHLIN: I think so. That’s always been — I refuse to show you anything else. And in some of the other work I’ve done, the other bits get cut out and they will show you one version of the performance that I’ve done, but I never deliver a performance on the day that is just one thing, because it’s inaccurate to all of us. None of us are just purely benevolent or malevolent. I mean, it’s not possible in human nature, unless you’re Gandhi or — and I’m sure he has —

PETER LENKOV: I think, also, what makes Steve McGarrett and I think what makes Danny Williams so interesting is that they are a little gray, and I think there is some flaws in that, in them. And I think that’s what makes them so watchable. They make mistakes and they’re human, and I think that — them being real comes across and I think that’s why you gravitate to these guys and I think that’s why it really clicked and it worked for us. And I think we’re fans of flawed heroes.

I think when you see somebody week to week just, you know, is always a winner and always gets his man, sometimes it gets a little boring. You sort of want to see something that feels very real and very true, and we strive for that and we strive for these characters to just really bring out the best in each other but really feel real to an audience that’s watching them.

ALEX O’LOUGHLIN: And that’s the other thing, if I might just elaborate on what you’re saying, Peter, is that the more flaw you bring to a character or the more balance you give your character with flaw, the closer that character moves towards everyman, you know. And if that character is an everyman, then we can all sit back and relate to them like we can’t relate to a superhero.

QUESTION: Question for the producers. I think — I can’t recall in the last few years. We’ve seen so many new crime shows coming out, whether it’s this or in a courtroom. Any particular — do you guys have any theories why the networks have a particular appetite for that genre right now?

ALEX KURTZMAN: I think the audience likes mysteries. They like puzzles. They like unraveling. They like following your heroes as they’re unraveling these mysteries. You know, crime and solving crimes — I just think it’s timeless in terms of its appeal. I don’t know. I mean, I’ve worked on a lot of crime procedural dramas, and they’ve always had huge audiences. And I think what I hear from people all the time is they love the mystery. They love solving a crime and solving it as they’re watching it with their leads.

BETH HAIKEN: Thank you very much. Just to explain, everybody, Grace and Daniel are in Hawaii, shooting so that’s why they couldn’t be with us today. And Alex Kurtzman and Peter Lenkov will be at the party tonight. Thank you.

My thoughts

  • This was done during the first month of filming Hawaii Five-0. Of course they already filmed the Pilot episode in March, so by this time they only finished filming one more new episode – in other words, early days still.
  • To me Alex looked very stern and pensive in most of the footage of the day – wonder if it was just nerves, or if he was a bit pissed off at something?

You can also see and read the other short video clip of that day here:Scott Caan & Alex O’Loughlin – CBS – July 2010


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