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‘Five-0’ Preview: ‘Ho‘opa‘i’

The rollercoaster ride of “Hawaii Five-0” guest stars hits a high point tonight, with the arrival of Sean Combs. He plays Reggie Cole (which is his birth name), a NYPD detective who finds his family targeted by a vengeful crime…

‘Five-O’ preview: ‘Nā Me‘e Lāua Nā Paio’

It isn’t quite Comic-Con (nor Kawaii-Kon), but “Five-0″descends into the costume-filled corridors of a sci-fi convention tonight to investigate the murder of mid-mannered cape-wearing Alex Baker (a.k.a. “Superdork”).Meanwhile, Larisa Oleynik guest stars as Jenna Kaye, a CIA agent who is…

‘Five-0’ Preview: ‘Loa Aloha’

If you think Danno (Scott Caan) is funny, his little brother Matt should be a real hoot. Renown stand-up comedian and actor Dane Cook guest stars as the younger Williams, a fun-loving Wall Street broker who visits on Monday’s “Hawaii…

‘Five-0’ Preview: ‘Pōwā Maka Moana’

“Hawaii Five-0” has done well in the ratings, but tonight’s toughest competition for attention will be the Valentine’s Day holiday. Perhaps in a bid to attract the romantically inclined, the top-billed guest stars are “real-life engaged couple” Nick Lachey and…

‘Five-0’ Preview: ‘Kai e‘e’

Sunday brings the NFL semi-finals, and CBS hopes “Hawaii Five-0” can ride the wave of the AFC Championship game into huge viewership numbers.Yes, once again, “Five-0” airs at a special night and time, so if you want to catch the…

Gifts for ‘Hawaii Five-0’ fans

The San Diego Union-Tribune wrote a story about Christmas gifts for the die-hard TV fans.For fans of CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” the newspaper suggested the following:• Steal your giftee’s iPod and download Hawaii Magazine’s eight most romantic songs from the Aloha…

‘Five-0’ Preview: ‘Palekaiko’

Alex O'Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim on 'Hawaii Five-0.' Image courtesy CBS.I know I wasn’t alone last week in feeling “Hawaii Five-0” withdrawal, with CBS airing the season’s first rerun. Sure, it was the episode that featured Kukui High School,…

Too much bromance?

Bromance is in the air — and all over “Hawaii Five-0.”The relationship between Dets. Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan) has been the subject of both intrigue and criticism.Some argue that the banter between the two…

‘Five-O’ Preview: ‘Hao Kanaka’

The closest we’ve come so far to meeting the ex-wife of Det. Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan) is the “Psycho” ringtone on his cell phone. But this week, we finally meet her.Danno’s ex, Rachel, is played by Australian film and…

‘Hawaii Five-O’ vs. ‘Magnum, P.I.’

It’s the question that comes up often in small circles of die-hard TV junkies: which Hawaii-based detective show is better — CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” or the classic “Magnum, P.I.”Both are set in Hawaii. Both boast an ensemble cast. Both are…

Dear ‘Hawaii Five-0’ writers

Dear “Hawaii Five-0” writers,We feel your pain.It’s hard enough making the show interesting, figuring out creative plot lines and ways to get Grace Park to wear next to nothing in every episode. We get it.But we didn’t realize writing in…

‘Five-0’ Preview: “Mana‘o”

It was only a matter of time before “Hawaii Five-0” featured a luau. The good news is, we’ll see a good, old fashioned imu. The bad news is, said imu was used to cook a cop.Episode nine is titled “Mana‘o,”…

How annoying is product placement?

It’s not a recent phenomenon.Product placement has been around for decades, gaining popularity in the ’80s with movies such as “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” which prominently featured Reese’s Pieces.These days two-thirds of advertisers employ what’s called “branded entertainment” — or product…

Ho, brah, I stay local now

This Saturday I helped at a journalism workshop for high school students, where they had to participate in actual press conferences and write stories or blogs afterward.One of the press conferences featured a University of Hawaii-Manoa film student who has…