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McGarrett’s visage again ends Season Finale -Courtesy AOLRocks.com

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This week my Hawaiian sister @WendieJoy and I talk about the season 2 finale of Hawaii Five-0 and do a bit of a wrap-up on the past season.

The Season 2 finale is entitled, “Ua Hala” (Death in the Family) and Wendie breaks down the title’s meaning in Hawaiian.

Other points we cover include:

-Was this Season’s ender- worth the hype and the wait?

-Good points- what we liked:)-

-Performances of  the 4 main characters- what was awesome, who stood out.

-Constructive Criticism about the episode.  Was it a copy-cat of last season? What’s up with other CBS season enders: Criminal Minds, NCIS and NCIS: LA etc. all having very large explosion filled episodes too!

-Reaction to Shelburne? Did we know, do we buy it, why would MOM stay away for so long?

-What we think will happen with these story lines in Season 3

-The addition of “Cath”, Steve’s navy love-interest, (played by Michelle Borth) to the cast next year.

-Our plans for the summer!

Thanks for tuning in to our little Podcast!  Let us know what you think by leaving comments on the blog! Don’t forget to check in with @WendieJoy for new posts to her Five-0 Redux blog all summer at the Honolulu Star Advertisiser’s Pulse Website.

ALOHA!

WEBSouffle

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ALOHA and Welcome back to WebSouffle’s Hawaii Five-0 podcast, where we focus on discussing the CBS reboot of ‘Hawaii Five-0, set in beautiful Hawaii.

This week my Hawaiian sister, @WendieJoy and I talk about the latest new episode of Hawaii Five-0, the 18th of Season 2. Entitled, “Lekio” or “Radio” as it’s translated by CBS,  it features special guest stars, Dennis Miller and James Caan, father of Scott Caan who plays Det. Danny Williams.

This week’s topics include:

-Wendie’s always fascinating breakdown of the title of the episode and how it’s more of an adaptation of an English word than a Hawaiian derivation,

-Dennis Miller, the actor – comedian and radio star, the acerbic ranting wit who as Officer808 puts it in his Five-0 Undercover Blog,  gets the ‘Rick Springfield treatment’ in an early and explosive send-off.” Make sure to catch the his funny article, “What We Learned about Hawaii from Hawaii Five-0, Episode 218, “Lekiō” at his blog.

-Cops and why we don’t envy them as parents (ie: Danny and Grace’s heart-to-heart about boys being evil) We also discuss the concept of “artistic license” and how they really don’t make enough to live at the Hilton Hawaiian Resort in Oahu!

-Danno’s shirtlessness (sorry, we HAD to go there!)

-Max’s freak-out after the kidnapping of the dead radio star’s body

-Caan “Squared” The fabulous James Caan appears on the show alongside McGarrett and Danny (his son, Scott Caan) with a performance that is a real Tour De Force. The banter, the laughs, and the nicknames are priceless! Not to mention the addition to the Carguement scenes! (For more about James Caan’s time on the set, see an excellent article written by one of Wendie’s colleagues at the Honolulu Star Advertiser,  reporter Mike Gordon (aka @CrankyDad).

-Wendie elaborates on her Five-0 Redux Blog Post entitled, “Father Figure” and how this was the theme that permeated the episode. Perhaps the Hawaiian word for Father Figure should have been the real title of the episode!

-The lovely end scene filled with Tony Archer offering marriage counseling to McDanno, #cutedannotoes and NY style Pizza that you gotta fold to eat right.

and finally….

WEBSouffle and Wendie do talk about what we term ‘The Elephant In The Room’

-the latest news about Alex 0’Loughlin needing to take a little time off to get his health in order and how much love and support we and his fans all over the internet are sending his way.

For more on that I direct people to my friend Mizzoh’s great website AlexOLoughlinRocks.com to find a good article describing the situation.

“Hawaii Five-0” goes on a short hiatus for the next two weeks, with repeats of two of the more popular episodes from season two. “Mea Makamae” airs March 5, followed by “Ma‘ema‘e” on March 12. You can read Wendie’s reviews of these episodes at her blog, ‘The Five 0 Redux‘ at the Honolulu Star Advertiser’s Pulse Website, linked above.

And the next new episode 2.19, named Ka lele  (“Faith” or “Support”)
will feature Ed Asner reprising a role he played from the original Hawaii Five-0 where Jack Lord’s McGarret (in this case, Steve’s father, Jack) put him in jail and now he is to be released. It will also star Taryn Manning as Steve’s sister, MaryAnn.


Finally, 5-0 fans and listeners, don’t forget to catch WendieJoy’s  Five-0 Redux blog on the Honolulu Star Advertiser’s Pulse website. Its a great way to get your Hawaii Five-0 reviewed with a side order of Hawaiian culture!

Make sure to tune in again at alohavermont.com, leave your comments about the episodes and our podcast and please don’t forget to “Like” WEBSouffle’s Facebook Page for updates.

Much Mahalo for listening and Aloha to all!

Danny's Frittata Flambe'

WEBSouffle's Frittata sans Flambe'

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WELCOME back to WebSouffle’s Hawaii Five-0 podcast! This week teacher and blogger of the ‘Five -0 Redux’ , Wendie Burbridge and I talk about Episode 17 of this season, entitled, “Kupale” and translated as “Defender” by CBS.

This week, besides burnt Frittatas, we will talk about:

-Weird Hawaii weather & Vog

-Wendie’s fascinating insights into Hawaii history -Including:

  • King Kamehameha’s Nakoa warriors & their battles

  • The Hawaiian martial art called Lua

  • The Pali Lookout’s origins

  • Hawaiian Tattoos

-The SHOW WE LOVE is BACK! We run down the List:

  • The fun, the Ohana, the Bromance, the Crazy, the Carguments, Gracie, Gabby, Kamekona

  • Swimming Danny (not to mention a slob and a bad cook)

  • Guest Stars: Apolo Anton Ohno as a bad guy, & Shane Victorino as a Company Team-builder

  • The brilliant writing

  • Plot, action, love and humor

-The Danny/Gabby arc

-WEBSouffle’s theory on where Danny lives now.

-A little about next week’s exciting episode starring Scott Caan’s Pop, James Caan and Dennis Miller entitled “Leiko” (Radio)

We also recommend you navigate to our friend Officer808’s great Five-0 Undercover blog where he writes a funny and informative review of this episode entitled, “Things We Learned About Hawaii from Hawaii Five-0 Episode 216, ‘Kūpale.’ “

Please enjoy the podcast and don’t forget to tune in again next week. We welcome your feedback here on the blog at Alohavermont.com. If you haven’t yet done so, please become a Fan of the podcast and get the latest updates by “Liking” our Facebook page!

Much Mahalo and Aloha until next week!

@WEBSouffle

I Helu Pu Episode 2.16

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FIVE-0 TAKES ACCOUNT, SETTLES SCORES AND SAYS “ALOHA” TO LORI WESTON

WELCOME back to WebSouffle’s Hawaii Five-0 podcast! This week  teacher, and writer for the ‘Five -0 Redux’ Wendie Burbridge and I, talk about Episode 16 of this season, entitled, “I Helu Pu” and translated as “The Reckoning” by CBS.

This week’s topics include:

-Wendie’s breakdown of the episode’s Hawaiian title and how it translates into the theme of this week’s show.

-The non-linear timeline, flashing forward and backward and of course WEBSouffle’s  inevitable tie-in to “Lost”

-The Black Tie Charity Event at the Hawaii Convention Center

-The Team Dynamic: Is it back for good?

-Steve’s Superhuman powers…are they over the top, literally?

-The Departure of Agent Weston

-Local Hawaiiana:

  • Radio personality, classic 5-0 actor,  Kimo Kahoano who was security detail for the Governor

  • Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and a bit about the Ukelele.

  • Haleiwa Joe’S

  • The “Wailana Cafe,”  where Max went for pancakes

    (**Update: For more scenes and locations for this episode please check out 3DHawaii.com ‘s blog post here)

-A little about the upcoming  episode for Monday, Feb 20th entitled, “Kupale” which means “Defender” in Hawaiian according to CBS.

CBS states in it’s Press Release: Five-0 investigates the murder of a man dressed as a Hawaiian NaKoa warrior found in the jungle near the site of a historical war reenactment.  Guest stars will include Philadelphia Phillies outfielder and Hawaii native Shane Victorino and Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno.

We also mention our friend, Officer808 and his great blog post on this episode that we recommend you read at his Five-0 Undercover Blog.

Please enjoy the podcast and don’t forget to tune in again next week. We welcome your feedback here on the blog atAlohavermont.com as well as on our Facebook page!

Much Mahalo and Aloha until next week!

@WEBSouffle

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Welcome back to WEBsouffle’s Hawaii Five-0 Podcast Blog!

On Podcast Show#27  @WendieJoy (‘Five-0 Redux Blog’) and I discuss the 15th episode of the season, entitled “Mai Ka Wa Kahiko”  (Out of the Past.) Both of us seem to agree with fans posting all over the internet that this was not only an intense and gripping show, but one of the best episodes of the 2nd season, due in no small part to Scott Caan’s amazing performance.

The Official CBS Summary stated:

“A dirty cop from Danno’s past comes to the island to exact revenge on Danno and his family for ruining his life, forcing the Five-0 to find a way to help their teammate.”

Press play on the audio recorder above to hear us talk about:

-Scott Caan and the rest of the cast’s amazing acting

-Actor Peter Greene, who played Danny’s ex-partner, Rick Peterson

-A  “Lost” episode connection

-The Lori/Steve race and Koko Crater Trail

-Officer808’s recommended post about the episode :

               Things We Learned About Hawaii From Hawaii Five-0, Episode 215, “Mai Ka Wā Kahiko”

-Our take on the future of -The Danny/Rachel/Stan relationship

-Product Placements

-The Hawaiian Airlines Hawaii Five-0 Trivia Contest

-Local actors who appeared in the episode

-What’s coming up in next week’s episode and the possible meaning of the title “I Helu Pu” (The Reckoning)

Please enjoy the podcast and don’t forget to tune in to our podcast again next week. We welcome your feedback here on the blog at Alohavermont.com as well as on our Facebook page!

Much Mahalo and Aloha until next week!

WEBSouffle


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Aloha again Hawaii Five-0 Fans!

In this week’s podcast we have a discussion of the last new episode, S2Ep14, broadcast January 16th, and entitled, “Pu’olo” (aka “The Package”)

Tune in for a lively review and our take on the episode with me, @WEBSouffle of Vermont and Hawaiian local expert, teacher, writer and blogger @WendieJoy (Wendie Burbridge) of the Honolulu Star Advertiser’s Pulse Website where she writes a  blog reviewing the show with a ‘side order of Hawaiian culture’ called “The Five-0 Redux.”

In this episode we review everything from

  • The big Shelburne reveal

  • Teen!Steve

  • New comedy duo: Kamekona and Sang Min

  • Danno’s Delivery

  • Kamekona’s new Subway diet

  • Popular Hawaiian storyteller Lopaka Kapanui

  • The Ninth Hawaiian Island, Las Vegas

  • Another nice local person who plays a bad one on TV

and a little about the next new episode scheduled to air February 6th called  “Mai Ka Wā Kahiko” (‘Out of the Past’) which promises to be a very intense Danny-centric episode.

Remember to comment here on our podcast and on the next new episode on this post! Feedback is always welcome. Please also make sure to “LIKE” our Podcast blog’s Facebook page to keep up-to-date on show news and the next podcast!

Mahalo for listening!