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'Hawaii Five-O' 2.01 'Ha'i'ole' Review

September 20th, 2011 2:05am EDT
Hawaii Five-O
I have to admit that I didn't know what to expect from the season premiere of Hawaii Five-O. I was merely crossing my fingers and hoping it improved from its nearly shark-jumping first-season finale. Thankfully, that will just be a bad memory, because the show has come back in fine if not excellent form.

Steve's in prison awaiting trial for the murder of Governor Jameson. Danny's visiting him just to introduce his former SEAL instructor, Lieutenant Commander Joe White (Terry O'Quinn of Lost and, to me, the dad from The Cutting Edge), who wants to lend him a hand. Chin Ho, now a lieuten...
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Wishes Of A Television-aholic: 'Hawaii Five-0'

July 21st, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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For someone as obsessed with television as I am, the prospect of four months without new episodes of my shows is a maddening one. Thankfully, mid-July is finally upon us, and I can take comfort in the knowledge that most television shows have began production for the 2011-2012 season. To honor this momentous occasion, I will be detailing my wishes upcoming seasons of my beloved shows. I will do a different show every week, so stay tuned for your favorites and feel free to chime in too. First up: arguably the best rookie show of last season, CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0.”

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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.24 'Oia'i'o' Review: 'Did We Just Jump The Shark?'

May 17th, 2011 8:40am EDT
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As a regular viewer of the original Hawaii Five-O, I was among those who dreaded a remake, but the majority of these twenty-four episodes made me eat my words. Unfortunately, the season finale of the new version is an unpleasant surprise: everything that this show has previously proven itself not to be.

The episode starts with two of our heroes getting what they thought they wanted: Danny has gotten cozy with ex-wife Rachel, and Chin Ho gets an offer to return to the Honolulu PD. There's got to be a catch, right? Well, there's a big one: the money stolen from the asset forfeiture...
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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.23 'Ua Hiki Mai Kapalena Pau' Review

May 10th, 2011 8:02am EDT
Hawaii Five-O
This week's Hawaii Five-O is a perfect episode of how my brain gets ahead of my viewing experience. Common sense tells me that despite being exposed to sarin, Danny isn't going anywhere, because Scott Caan is a regular with a contract. This normally would ruin an episode for me, but the H5O team seems to anticipate that criticism and turns in an episode that is much less about putting him in peril and more about the case that leads our heroes to unravel.

We open hot, with Five-O trying to bust Wo Fat at a local house and ending up chasing Sang Min (Will Yun Lee, dressed ridiculou...
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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.12 'Ho'ohuli Na'au' Review

May 3rd, 2011 2:00am EDT
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If anyone else started humming "Jessie's Girl" during the beginning of tonight's Hawaii Five-O, you're forgiven. Unfortunately, Rick Springfield isn't with us long: he's a sleazy fashion photographer who gets barbecued in his own trailer. Pretty short for a guest appearance that CBS thought highly enough of to promote in their episode listing! (And before episode's end, my local CBS affiliate would also run a spot for the late local news about his DUI arrest. You can't make this stuff up.)

As is normal with a premise like this - which I know I've seen used for at least one Law & Or...
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Reigning Men: Five Favorite Male TV Characters

May 2nd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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The birds are chirping. The flowers are blooming. The temperatures are rising. All these wonderful changes herald the most beloved and bittersweet time of year for this lover of pop culture: May sweeps. While I’m all atwitter with excitement about the final episodes of my favorite shows (Seriously, I tweet about it.), I’m almost inconsolable over the impending loss when regular season shows go into hiatus. And I’m not talking about nuanced plotlines or even the hook-up no one saw coming. No, what I will miss the most are the pecs and abs, the swagger and snark of my favorite male char...
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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.20 'Ma Ke Kahahei' Review

April 12th, 2011 8:22am EDT
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Hawaii Five-O has come and gone recently (the last time the show aired consecutive episodes was February 14 and 21!) .

Steve and Danny come across a dead guy on their day trip. As if that's not bad enough, Steve gets a boulder in the face, and breaks his arm in the resulting fall. As someone who's actually had both those things happen to them (though not at the same time), I can say they both hurt a lot. While I was appreciating Vicodin, though, Steve's analyzing the crime scene. I give props to the writers for being willing to significantly injure the lead character. (Now we see if...
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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.19 'Na Me'e Laua Na Paio' Review

March 22nd, 2011 9:24am EDT
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Did you miss Hawaii Five-O? Me too. It's been exactly a month since the last new episode. Because of that, and because it features the first appearance of potential new series regular Larisa Oleynik, I had high expectations for this one.

The case of the week involves a would-be superhero murdered while attending a sci-fi convention. (Does anyone else find amusement in former Heroes star Masi Oka making an appearance as Max Bergman, who is apparently also a comic-book geek?) As a longtime geek and convention-goer myself, I have to shake my head a little about another portrayal of that...
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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.18 'Loa Aloha' Review

February 22nd, 2011 9:25am EST
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As we established with my review of last week's Hawaii Five-O, I really like it when things blow up. I especially like it when it comes as part of a great plot. This week's episode is the total package.

We meet Danny's younger brother, Matt (Dane Cook), who appears to be successful, fun and likeable, but of course things can't ever be that simple; they'd be boring if they were. By the end of the first act, Steve and Danny are made aware that Matt is the focus of a federal fraud investigation, and on the verge of being indicted. I know that I decried stunt casting last week, but I'm ...
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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.17 'Powa Maka Moana' Review

February 15th, 2011 9:36am EST
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We've had a tsunami (fake but still). We've had the jungle. So what's next in Hawaii Five-O's recent string of high adventure stories? Well, pirates, of course! Pirates who take over a hapless ship full of college kids and who will not ask you why the rum is gone.

Steve and Danny are pushing Steve's father's car up a hill when they get wind of the hijacking. I mention this because that vehicle is, in fact, the original 1974 Marquis that Jack Lord drove in the original series, and I love how much this show respects its predecessor. Five-O gets together and arrives on the boat, which ...
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Top 10 Current TV Character Crushes

February 14th, 2011 12:30pm EST
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It's Valentine's Day, and that means love is in the air (for some of us, anyway). It's also a perfect time to pay tribute to the fictional men who've made my heart melt this TV season, for one reason or another, or oftentimes several. These are ten guys who, if they were real, would have no problem getting my phone number.

Warning: there are spoilers for certain series. Each show is listed in each character's heading. If you're waiting for the DVD's, I'd advise skipping those particular sections.

Before I get too mushy, here's the criteria for making my list:

1) They had to be from...
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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.16 'E Malama' Review

February 8th, 2011 2:00am EST
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How do you follow the threat of a tsunami? With an episode in the Hawaiian jungle. Really, the only way this episode of Hawaii Five-O could've had a cooler setting was if there'd been some excuse for a Bengal tiger. Just look at this picture and tell me that's not cool. (I have to say, though, I was laughing a little at the Google Earth opening.)

So how does one get to this point? Julie (True Blood's Mariana Klaveno) is a Very Important Witness in a high-profile murder case, and on the day she's scheduled to testify, barely escapes a pair of thugs posing as HPD cops. Needless to say,...
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Keck's Exclusives: Sean P. Diddy Combs Surfs in to Hawaii Five-0

January 26th, 2011 1:29pm EST
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Wow! After delivering the goods in December alongside Robert De Niro on Saturday Night Live, Sean P. Diddy Combs will next play a cop in a spring episode of CBS's Hawaii Five-0.

According to show sources, Diddy plays a New York police detective named Reggie Williams who heads to Honolulu to hunt down the men responsible for a brutal crime against his family. But this vigilante's one-man war for justice sets him on a collision course with Team Five-0. Uh oh.

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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.15 'Kaie'e' Review

January 24th, 2011 7:30am EST
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Hawaii Five-O scored the post-conference championship time slot this year, and you can't say this episode didn't make the most of it: we've got a tsunami, the return of Steve's girlfriend Catherine Rollins, and Scott Caan finally getting to show that Alex O'Loughlin isn't the only one who looks good without a shirt on. (Hey, he held his own with a shirtless Paul Walker, remember?) If this were any other show, I'd be crying "stunt episode" by now, but not with this one - because the tidal wave functions as an impetus for the hunt for a missing scientist.

By the middle of the episode...
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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.13 'Ke Kinohi' Review

January 4th, 2011 2:03am EST
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"Ke Kinohi" is the episode we've all been waiting for since...well, two weeks ago. Or since Taryn Manning gave an interview where she vented her frustrations. Never mind the behind the scenes drama; there's enough in front of the camera, with a fair bit of anticipation for this episode, especially on the heels of how great the previous one was. (Probably even a little more for me, as I had myself an Alex O'Loughlin marathon this weekend. After which, I need to admit that I am taking membership in his fan club. You can say 'I told you so' later.)

Just when Steve gets a victory by putti...
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37 Hottest Male Stars Of 2010

December 30th, 2010 8:00am EST
Hottest Male Stars
Yesterday we celebrated the 37 Hottest Female Stars Of 2010, and today it's the men's turn. There were tons of sexy actors, musicians and stars on our radar this year. Check 'em all out below!

Leonardo DiCaprio rocked the big screen with "Inception" and "Shutter Island." He also survived an emergency landing at JFK airport in New York City when the plane he was in experienced an engine failure. That didn't stop him from continuing on to Russia for a tiger conservation event hours after getting caught in the mid-air plane scare.

Johnny Depp

Robert Pattinson

Robert Downey Jr.

U...
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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.12 'Hana ‘a’a Makehewa' Review

December 14th, 2010 2:07am EST
Hawaii Five-O
CBS gave an early gift to Hawaii Five-O fans: the episode we've been waiting for, which features the return of Victor Hesse (James Marsters), better known as the man who murdered McGarrett's father.

The show opens right in the middle of the action, which is a great idea, except for that the whole "unknown caller" setup doesn't really work considering that Victor's return was spoiled some time ago. It's not the script's fault, though; rather, it's a perfect example of how shows can get spoiled by today's improved flow of information. What is a little jarring is the choice to then go b...
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'Hawaii Five-O' 1.11 'Palekeiko' Review

December 7th, 2010 1:50am EST
Hawaii Five-O
There's been a lot of Hawaii Five-O buzz this week, with the news that the show is bringing on Reiko Aylesworth in a potentially recurring role and casting for a new series regular. In case you're keeping score, if you add in the two other recurring characters - Max Bergman and Mary Ann McGarrett - that's doubling the main cast in less than one season, depending on your definition of recurring. Yet both Max and Mary Ann have been suspiciously MIA, at least until tonight, when Max returns to the fold in order to help Five-O with a murder-abduction. (No idea where Mary Ann is for the six...
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CBS Fall 2010 Line-Up: What And When To Watch

September 23rd, 2010 11:00am EDT
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Presenting Starpulse's quick-and-dirty guide to this fall's new CBS programming.

First, the new:

Mike & Molly, Mon. Sept. 20, 9:30/8:30 CST -- America's obesity epidemic has left a lot us a bit fluffier, and "Mike & Molly" might be CBS's attempt to deliver a show we can relate to. Unfortunately, that seems to be the extent of the humor -- being fluffy. The main characters, played by Billy Gardell ("Yes, Dear") and Melissa McCarthy ("Gilmore Girls"), meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, fall for each other, and deal with the modern-day problems overweight couples face. Time will tel...
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New Fall Shows - What Should You Be Watching?

September 17th, 2010 10:15am EDT
Hawaii Five-O
The Fall season is officially upon us, and that means while the weather gets cooler, there's more and more reason to stay inside and watch your favorite shows. This has been a big season for new dramas, however, so here's a look at some of the most buzzed about hour-long dramas for the 2010-2011 season. You can look forward to superheroes, worldwide mysteries, con-men, and justice!

Hawaii Five-O
September 20th on CBS at 10 PM EST

Remakes of old favorites are usually a hit or a miss, and it's still too early to tell which one this is going to be. Based on the procedural drama that aired...
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Original Danno To Make Cameo In New 'Hawaii Five-0'

September 16th, 2010 9:30am EDT
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The original Danno from legendary TV series "Hawaii Five-O" has agreed to make a cameo appearance in the revamp.

James McArthur played Danny 'Danno' Williams from 1968 to 1980 and, at 72, he's now the last surviving original castmember.

McArthur is already a huge fan of the new version of the show, which stars Alex O'Loughlin as Detective Steve McGarrett - originally played by the late Jack Lord - and Scott Caan as Danno, and he reveals he's been approached to make a guest appearance.

The actor says, "This one's going to be a hit. It's got a good cast and good plots. They've asked me to ...
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CBS Unveils A Darker New 'Hawaii Five-O'

July 29th, 2010 2:04pm EDT
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CBS unveiled its new Hawaii Five-O for the Television Critics Association on July 28 at their fall press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The new Steve McGarrett played by Alex O’Loughlin is more Jack Bauer than Jack Lord.

“The more flaws you bring to a character, the more balance you give your character, the closer that character moves towards every man,” O’Loughlin said. “If he’s everyman, you can relate to him.”

He’s got a military background, he plays by his own rules, and he’s not always right. O’Loughlin wants to show a lead character who’s not a 100% black and white good guy.

“I ...
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Cult Vampire Favorite 'Moonlight' To Return To Primetime This Summer

May 7th, 2010 9:38am EDT
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Summer just got a lot scarier on The CW. The network will air the acclaimed drama "Moonlight" on Thursday nights beginning June 3.

"Moonlight" will air from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET, following encore episodes of the first season of the The CW’s hit drama, "The Vampire Diaries."

On "Moonlight," Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin) is a captivating, charming and immortal private investigator from Los Angeles, who defies the traditional blood-sucking norms of his vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supernatural abilities to help the living.

In a life-altering twist of fate, Mick was “...
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Jennifer Lopez Sports A Beehive Hairdo To Go With Her Hefty Bag Dress (Pics & Video)

April 29th, 2010 7:25pm EDT
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Check out Jennifer Lopez at the U.K. premiere of "The Back-Up Plan" yesterday.

What do you think of her gigantic bun and one-sleeved garbage bag-like dress? Who knew so much could go wrong in one look?

The actress was recently named one of the world's "most beautiful" by People magazine. And lately Jennifer has rocked the red carpet with her sexy ensembles. So we have to forgive her for this rare fashion misstep.

The fit star insists she has adopted a more relaxed attitude towards fitness since becoming a mom. She explained, "I don't get too crazy (about exercise) any more. There was a ...
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Q&A: Jennifer Lopez Discusses Her Personal Life & Latest Movie 'The Back-Up Plan'

April 21st, 2010 10:05am EDT
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Jennifer Lopez hasn’t always been this revealing. During the height of the J-Lo media frenzy, Lopez would never answer questions about her personal life. Now she’s a married mother of twins and that was all fair game for discussion at a press conference for her new movie, The Back-up Plan.

The movie kind of relates to her personal life. She plays Zoe, a career woman who wants to have kids, but only seems to meet losers. So she goes the sperm bank route, only to meet the man of her dreams, Stan (Alex O’Loughlin), once she’s already pregnant… with twins. Along the way, hormonal changes make ...
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Jennifer Lopez's Stylish Black Zippered Coat - Hot Or Not?

April 20th, 2010 6:10pm EDT
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Jennifer Lopez showed up to "The Late Show With David Letterman" yesterday wearing a sleek black coat. We like the look. What do you think?

J. Lo is busy promoting her new film "The Back-Up Plan." In the movie, she plays a single woman who opts for artificial insemination after dating for years and failing to find the right guy, only to see the man of her dreams breeze into her life just as she learns she's pregnant.

The actress has banned her husband, singer Marc Anthony, from watching the sex scenes in her new film. She explained, "I didn't want to torture the poor guy. He shouldn't be ...
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Jennifer Lopez Bans Marc Anthony From Watching Sex Scenes

April 15th, 2010 12:02pm EDT
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Jennifer Lopez has banned husband Marc Anthony from watching her sex scenes in new movie The Back-Up Plan - because she doesn't want him to see her seduce another man.

The singer/actress stars alongside Alex O'Loughlin as a single woman who conceives twins through artificial insemination, and later falls in love. The romantic comedy features a saucy scene, which sees Lopez strip and embrace O'Loughlin on a kitchen table.

However, the star is refusing to let Anthony watch the steamy footage, because she doesn't want to upset him.

She says, "I didn't want to torture the poor guy. He sho...
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Latest TV Casualties: 'Three Rivers,' 'Raising The Bar' Canceled

December 1st, 2009 12:54pm EST
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Three Rivers starring Alex O'Loughlin has been canceled, according to TVGuide.com. Effective immediately, CBS will air repeats of Criminal Minds and NCIS: Los Angeles instead of the medical drama.

The series will complete production on all 13 episodes from the show's original order, but there's been no word on whether they will air.

"Three Rivers" has not been doing well in the ratings, drawing an average of 7.5 million viewers. Compare this to the network's "The Good Wife" and "NCIS: Los Angeles'" 13.7 million and 17.5 million respective averages.

Meanwhile, TNT just announced th...
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The Right People At The Wrong Time: A Look at CBS' New Fall Shows

September 4th, 2009 9:06am EDT
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Accidentally on Purpose creator Claudia Lonow describes her new fall show, a comedy based on a memoir of the same name by Mary F. Pols, as being an unconventional romantic comedy. Jenna Elfman's character is a 30-something - well actually 37 as the pilot is quick to constantly point out - newspaper woman who gets pregnant after a one-night stand with a 20-something (the adorable Jon Foster) who lives in his van. From there, the two move in together because the guy is determined to do what he can to be a good dad, despite being scared to death and not really having a frame of reference on ho...
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Photo Slideshow: Weekly Happenings...Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez & More

July 22nd, 2009 11:50am EDT
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Adam Sandler pimping his new film "Funny People" was only one of many celeb happenings this week. Take a look at some other events that occurred...

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Adam Sandler, a cast member in "Funny People," gives a thumbs-up to photographers as he arrives at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Monday, July 20.

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Jordin Sparks Handprint Ceremony to Promote Her New Album "Battlefield" at Plane...
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