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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!

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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

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!

Show#22 ‘Hawaii in Vermont’ Podcast review – Further discussion of “Ha ‘i’ ole” S2E1 with @WendieJoy 9/22/11

Blogger, Writer, Reporter @WendieJoy Burbridge (picture courtesy of The Honolulu Star Advertiser)

@WendieJoy Burbridge is an Oahu native, a great friend of our “Hawaii In Vermont” Podcast (a dear friend of mine, too!) and of course is the author of the The Five-0 Redux Blog on the “Honolulu Star Advertiser.”

Fortunately, this busy lady had some rare free time this week on her long commute home from her day job as a teacher and you can be darn sure I took advantage!  Thanks to technology, we were able to Skype between her car and my computer in Vermont and have an even more in depth conversation than my “initial reaction podcast”  (Show #21) about the new episode of the 2nd season.

I really wanted to get Wendie’s perspective on “Ha ‘i’ ole” because of her two unique points of view.

One point of view we talk about was what it was like for her to have already seen this episode over 2 weeks before it’s Network Premiere at ‘Sunset At The Beach’ in Waikiki on a big screen. I asked Wendie to compare seeing it there to seeing it at home on a tv or computer screen.

The other aspect I was curious about of course, was how being an islander affected her perspective and/or enjoyment of the episode. This was was quite interesting and we learn more about the title “Ha ‘i’ ole” and it’s meaning from Wendie who also wrote about it in her pre-episode post on her The Five-0 Redux blog. We also learn some interesting trivia about the opening cemetery scene and the beautiful singing by the Honolulu boys choir.

We talk about fugitive Steve McGarrett’s Halawa Jail breakout and his appearance. (Apparently it’s not that unusual because breakouts from prison have happened before!) In addition, we also have fun discussing the new character, Max and how all the banter and bromance between Steve and Dannyhappily seems intact. There is the usual probing of the themes and characters of the show which we always include as a part of our discussion. We also give our opinions of the plot and the crazy twist at the end.

Finally, we talk about some of the extras on the just released  DVD of the first season of the show and some of the deleted scenes we have seen and which we wished had been a part of the original episodes they belonged to.

Wendie’s only regret is having met Mark Dacascos (Wo Fat) on the Red Carpet  a few weeks ago, and having to hate his character on the show, even though he was such a nice guy in real life. Oh, well, she will just have to accept having love/hate relationship with him!

Tune in for our next “Hawaii In Vermont” H50 podcast review sometime after next week’s all new 2nd episode of the new season,  “Ua Lawe Wale (Taken.) The official press release for the episode from CBS says:

GOVERNOR DENNING ASSIGNS A NEW MEMBER TO FIVE-0’S TASK FORCE, AND THE HEAT IS ON FOR KONO, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” MONDAY, SEPT. 26

Gov. Denning assigns Officer Lori Weston to Five-0 to make sure McGarrett and team follow the new rules set by him and also apply her excellent profiling skills to the task force.  Meanwhile, as Five-0 investigates the kidnapping of a teenage paddleboard champion, Internal Affairs Capt. Vince Fryer continues his interrogation of Kono, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Sept. 26

Thanks for listening! Talk to you soon, ALOHA!

First “Hawaii In Vermont” Hawaii Five-0 Podcast of Season 2

Wendie Burbridge interviews Masi Oka at SOTB2 in Waikiki on the Red Carpet

Wendie Burbridge and Masi Oka at SOTB2 in Waikiki on the Red Carpet (courtesy of Christie Wilson & the Star Advertiser)

As promised in our last post, the “Hawaii In Vermont” #H50 Podcast has indeed managed to snag a nice little interview with talented Hawaiian Blogger,writer, and teacher  and now reporter, WendieJoy Burbridge!

Wendie, as our listeners know, is a great friend of the show, and writes the “Five-0 Redux” Blog. Hers is one of the few blog reviews of the show with a distinctly Hawaiian point of view, since she lives and works on the island of Oahu!

Today, one day before the Network TV Premiere of the 2nd season of  Hawaii Five-0, Wendie gave us a bit of her Sunday. She told us that the excitement of last week’s 2nd season World Premiere Red Carpet event at Sunset On The Beach keeps on coming and she hasn’t even had time to process it all.

Even this weekend, when we caught up with her she was driving to meet some Five-0 fans who came a long way to celebrate the network premiere tomorrow night and who she was going to Sunday brunch with in Waikiki.

So even though we were unable to Skype with her, we were able to get some audio through an iPhone and I felt it was decent enough to share with our fans!

Our podcast mainly covers her experience being on the Red Carpet for the World Premiere and representing the “Honolulu Star Advertiser” as a reporter there.

Wendie discusses her schedule for that day, how she prepared for her reporting gig and who her favorite interviews were with. She also tells us how she managed to interview stars like Alex O’loughlin and not faint!

Wendie Burbridge Interviewing Alex O'Loughlin at Sunset On The Beach 2

Five-0 Redux Blogger Wendie Burbridge interviews star of Hawaii Five-0, Alex O'Loughlin at Sunset On The Beach S2 World Premiere in Waikiki (courtesy of the Star Advertiser & Christie Wilson)

In addition, we get a quick lowdown on what’s in store for the rest of us when we finally get to see the 1st episode of the new season, Monday, September 19th and how amazing it will be. Wendie’s husband, Chief, also gives us his perspective as a spectator on the beach that night!

So sit back and relax as we offer up this little appetizer as a precursor to tomorrow night’s premiere episode of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ entitled “Ha’i’ole.”

Make sure to stay tuned here and our facebook.com/alohavermont page for details about when our initial reaction podcast will be posted soon after the 1st episode of season 2 premieres!

Aloha!

Video of Honolulu Star Advertiser Interviews by Reporters, Wendie Burbridge and Mike Gordon (Courtesy of Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Alex O'Loughlin Signs Autographs at SOTB2 in Waikiki, Sat 9/10/11 for the World Premiere of hit drama "Hawaii Five-0's" 2nd Season, picture courtesy of Katherine Huson Finch

Well, an amazing time was had by all last night in Hawaii at the ‘Sunset On The Beach’ Red Carpet Event in Waikiki, celebrating the world premiere of the 2nd season of our favorite primetime drama, the new hit series “Hawaii Five-0”!

I was lucky enough to get to do a little color and commentary with @AlohaBruce at his special UStream Live feed of 3 cameras on the event that his Hawaii-Aloha.com Travel company sponsored. Although it wasn’t the only coverage, it was one of the few with great angles, sound , music and especially glimpses of the stars walking the red carpet at Queens Beach in Waikiki.

Pictures from the coverage, fan interviews  and other fan events arranged by Bruce can be found here at his blog  as well as this SOTB 2011 Picture Gallery!  Here is a link to archived videos from the Live stream so you can experience the excitement for yourselves!

Wendie Burbridge Interviewing Alex O'Loughlin at Sunset On The Beach 2

Five-0 Redux Blogger Wendie Burbridge interviews star of Hawaii Five-0, Alex O'Loughlin at Sunset On The Beach S2 World Premiere in Waikiki 9/10/11

Check back here soon for a @Websouffle Podcast Wrap-up of the fantastic SOTB coverage, star interviews and other blogger  impressions. I will post details about that soon on our AlohaVermont Facebook page. I hope to get writer, blogger @WendieJoy on again for a great discussion of her experience on the Red Carpet as well as how she managed to interview Alex O’Loughlin and other stars of the show without fainting!

In the mean time, check out my friend Mizzoh’s excellent SOTB2 overview at her website, AlexOLoughlinRocks.com and extensive links to the going’s on Saturday night at Sunset On The Beach in Waikiki!

Also, please don’t forget to check out my lovely and talented Hawaiian sis, @WendieJoy Burbridge’s awesome and sublime article of her experience last night on the Red Carpet at her Five-0 Redux Blog here!

Mahalo, and  Check back soon!

Picture courtesy of 50Undercover.com & CBS

So we get this picture…tantalizing yes! We get to see the name tags for Peter Lenkov, Daniel Dae Kim and even new addition to the cast, Terry O’Quinn, who apparently will be named Lt CMDR Joe White. We also get the front page of what looks like the script that the cast gathered to run through today. The title is what is intriguing to us since we know how much the Writers of the show like to tease us with Hawaiian words and possibly give us a tiny hint about what the episode might be about! And of course, it’s the first one after our explosive finale last May!

So what’s it mean?

If you check out Officer808’s 50Undercover.com blog, he offers a few ideas, like “Rat” or “Mole” or “sinker and lure.” When I put it in an online Hawaiian dictionary without spaces I got this:

Which actually makes sense if we think about our tough, hard, impudent and stubborn Five-0 Team!!!! ‘Unbreakable’ is what I would call them for sure!!!

 However, when talking with our friend @WendieJoy, writer of the Five-0 Redux Blog, she tells us, that though she’s not a fluent ‘Hawaiian’ speaker, she can say this:

  “‘iole’ is Hawaiian rat, “Ha’i’ole” is stubborn or unbreakable. The okina is VERY important in Hawaiian language, so it depends on where the okina is in the word b/c it changes the meaning…
I saw the pic of the script and it only has one ‘okina- ‘okina is a glottal stop. It is an actual letter in our language b/c adding it changes the meaning of the word… like this one… adding another ‘okina changes the meaning completely.

    It is very important…it’s not an accent mark, it’s a stop… it changes pronunciation of words… but does not create a stress like an accent mark. it looks like a backwards apostrophe… but obviously on the keyboard you have to use a apostrophe unless you have a hawaiian keyboard.”

So, we don’t know, but @WendieJoy has promised to ask someone close to her who is fluent to get his take on it and I will post that here!

Perhaps this is what the writers really want! Maybe they do want us to think about the dual meanings. We know they use consultants for the language….sometimes we’ve wondered if the consultants knew what they were talking about. In any case…it just makes it more enticing for us in our long “hellatus” before the premiere of the episode on September 19th!

Thanks for reading and Stay Tuned! Aloha!