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Hawaii Five-0 returns on Friday, Sept. 29 at 9/8c!

Monday, September 4, 2017 · Posted in , , ,

First of all let me tell you that I'm really sorry for loosing Kono (Grace Park) and Chin (Daniel Dae Kim). The show won't be the same without them, that's for sure! And I'm not the only one feeling like this.

On the other hand we get new characters. Tani Rey (Meaghan Rath) and Beulah Koale will be joining the show. 

I don't really know them but let's give them both a chance. Let's hop they bring something new and can make the show better, although I'm extremely skeptical about this. 

Adam Noshimuri (Ian Anthony Dale) is series regular now, which is excellent news!

CBS says: We'll shoot HAWAII FIVE-0 your way!

Sunday, October 13, 2013 · Posted in

If I'm not mistaken, this is not the first time for CBS. I guess it has been another "We'll shoot HAWAII FIVE-O your way" in the past but I'm not really sure about this. Anyway, I love the idea. It's great that they are letting us fans contribute to the show. 

"You pick the elements, then later this season watch the episode you created!"

So please click the CBS link and make your episode :)

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 4 Promo Teaser

Sunday, August 25, 2013 · Posted in ,

Season Premiere Sept 27!!!

According to Five-0 Undercover

Hawaii Five-0′s got a new badass cop on the job. Chi McBride’s SWAT Captain Lou Grover, who is introduced in the September 27th season premiere, is front and center in one of Season 4′s first promos, along with Sgt. Duke Lukela, played by fan favorite Dennis Chun.

In an interview Peter Lenkov told  

“It’s always fun to dig back into Five-0 mythology and resurrect a character — and in this case, Chi McBride plays SWAT Captain Lou Grover,” says executive producer Peter Lenkov. “Recently transferred to Hawaii from Chicago, Grover isn’t easily sold on Five-0′s tactics, referring to the task force as: ‘McGarrett and his merry band of do-whatever-the-hell-they-want.’ What Five-0 does conflicts with Grover’s own style of law enforcement. And that creates good conflict, so prepare for some combustive tension between the two this season.”
I'm really looking forward to see this. Looks like we are going to have some action and conflicts.  I hope he's not going to have more screen time than the H50 team.It's always good to see new faces but let's not forget  that   the last couple of seasons bringing  these new characters was not always good. Anyway, let's hope he's going to bring something good to the show.

Tim Daly is the new Guest Star on Hawaii Five-0

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We know Tim Daly from Private Practice and now we are going to see him in our favorite TV Series, Hawaii Five-0.

Tim Daly (image source)

He's not the only one joining Season 4.This is the guest star list for the next season :  

 Rumer Willis (image source)

She is returning basically, because we've seen her once. Anyway, I'm looking forward to see her again because I like her. 

Terry O’Quinn (image source)

I guess there is no need to tell you who he is and what he does when he's in H50 :) 

Chi McBride (image source)

Carol Burnett (image source)

Jorge Garcia (image source)

Henry Ian Cusick  (image source)

According to Cusick will play a ruthless terrorist named Ernesto.

Rebecca DeMornay (image source)

I love this list, these are great actors and I guess the all bring something new to the series. I can't wait to see them. 
The series moves to Fridays and returns on September 27.

Ian Anthony Dale will play series regular Lt. Jim Koto in “Murder In The First”

Saturday, May 25, 2013 · Posted in ,

I have some really good news for those who like Ian Anthony Dale. He has a new role and we'll have the chance of seeing him more in the future. 

According to
Ian Anthony Dale (The Hangover, NBC’s The Event) has joined the cast of TNT’s drama pilot Murder In The First as a series regular. Co-created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, the project is a murder mystery that centers on San Fransisco PD homicide detectives Terry Seagrave (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson), as they take on a case that seems more like a maze. Dale will play Lieutenant Jim Koto, a no-nonsense homicide police lieutenant with movie star good looks who is Hildy and Terry’s superior. The actor, repped by A Management, Kohner Agency and Derek Kroeger, is recurring on CBS’ a Hawaii Five-O as Adam Noshimuri, son to head of the Yakuza and boyfriend of Five-O officer Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park).

Alan Ritchson lands role of McGarrett’s BFF (SPOILERS!)

Monday, February 25, 2013 · Posted in

Alan Ritchson and Alex O'Loughlin aboard C17 Globemaster III
“Hawaii Five-0” actors Alan Ritchson and Alex O’Loughlin (right) go over their lines during.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jerome S. Tayborn)
ZAP2it’s Carina MacKenzie gave us the name to go with the face in behind-the-scenes set photos posted by Exec. Producer Peter Lenkov. MacKenzie revealed that Smallville’s Aquaman, Alan Ritchson, will play the SEAL-era best friend of HAWAII FIVE-0′s resident “Aquaman” Steve McGarrett in the much-anticipated SEAL flashback episode “Olelo Pa’a” (S03E20). Behind-the-scenes photos released Thursday by Lenkov and by the 15th Wingat Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam showed Ritchson and Alex O’Loughlin together on location in the cargo hold of a C17 Globemaster III in appropriate SEAL gear.
In addition to being helmed by veteran Hollywood director Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Innerspace, The ‘Burbs, and H50′s S2 episode “Ka Iwi Kapu”), “Olelo Pa’a” will also see the return of Terry O’Quinn as McGarrett’s former Commanding Officer, Lt. Commander Joe White, and White’s Vietnam veteran Huey pilot turned barkeep, Joe Bama (Jimmy Buffett).

‘Hawaii Five-0′ casts Alan Ritchman of ‘Smallville’ and ‘Blue Mountain State’ as McGarrett’s brother-in-arms
By Carina Adly MacKenzie / February 22, 2013

Alan Ritchson
Alan Ritchson plays Freddie, McGarrett’s SEAL  best buddy. (Photo courtesy of ZAP2it / Getty Images
“Blue Mountain State” star Alan Ritchson spent some time in Hawaii last year, filming scenes for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — and now he’s returning to the Aloha State for some time with Danny and McGarrett.
Ritchson has nabbed a guest-starring role on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” and Zap2it has your exclusive details. He plays Freddie, described as a sweet guy who is built like a fullback. Freddie is a Navy SEAL — and he was McGarrett’s best buddy during his years in the military.
We’ll see them in flashbacks to their time training, when they supported each other through some extremely difficult conditions, and later, in battle together, when they had to make some painful choices together.
Ritchson is best known for his work as Thad Castle on “Blue Mountain State” and as “Smallville’s” Aquaman. He’ll appear this fall in “Catching Fire” as Gloss, one of the career tributes in the Quarter Quell Hunger Games.

'Hawaii Five-0': 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

Thursday, January 10, 2013 · Posted in

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The holidays are over, and it’s time to look forward to several more frigid months of winter and paying off all those Christmas presents you couldn't afford.  Luckily, most television shows are gearing up for the second half of their 2012-2013 seasons.  My New Year’s resolution is to gather as many juicy spoilers as I could and share them with y’all.  It’s a lot easier than vowing to work off a month’s worth of double desserts.  First up, CBS’s procedural set in paradise, “Hawaii Five-0.” 
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Back to the Future.  A future episode will serve as a prequel to “Hawaii Five-0’s” intense and fantastic pilot, reports.  It will focus on Steve’s training as a Navy SEAL and may even bring back at least one of the Hesse brothers aka the sinister siblings who were involved in the murder of McGarrett’s father.  Executive Producter Peter Lenkov even dishes that McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) "had actually gone into North Korea with another Navy SEAL, a man who saved his life and was killed there."  The only thing McGarrett needs less than another gunshot wound is more angst. 
The “Hawaii Five-0” pilot is still the standard in which I measure all episodes against, so this episode must be epic. 

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Season 4?  Season 3 has put “Hawaii Five-0” back into the golden-gilded guilty pleasure status it fell from with its confounding sophomore run.  Granted, it’s very early in the year to for a definitive answer about the future life-span of my shows, but considering that almost all of my fav new shows were axed (Adieu, “Partners,” “The Mob Doctor,” and the ambitious “Last Resort!”), I can’t help to worry.  According to, a H50 renewal is considered a “safe bet.”  Mahalo, CBS

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Hawaii gets the “GTL” treatment.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve definitely wondered about Danny’s family and exactly how he became such a cynical little rageball.  In an upcoming episode, viewers will finally meet another Williams in the form of his “Jersey Shore”-esque nephew, E-Train, Zap2It reports.  If he’s anything like characters from the MTV reality show, Danny’s bound to hulk out like Ronnie on the boardwalk. 

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Chin’s grief is finally explored.  One of the major plotholes of season 3 (no, not the inexplicable decision to make McGarrett’s mother, played by Emmy winner Christine Lahti, a spy) will finally be…um, filled in.  Chin’s grief over the death of his wife has been left unexplored until now.  Daniel Dae Kim’s Lieutenant Kelly has kept a low profile this season.  He’s stared off into the distance, cut his hair and shirked off his friends’ concern. reports that Chin has been burying his anger and grief, and viewers will finally see exactly how he’s channeling that anger.  It is compulsive gambling?  Binge-drinking?  Crocheting?  Your guess is as good as mine.

Choose your own ending!  Most might not remember the choose-your-own-adventure books that were all the rage when I was a kid, but the "Hawaii Five-0" powers that be must have been a huge fan as he is applying that philosophy to the bikinis-and-bombs crime drama for a television first, according to  In an episode airing Jan. 14, after revealing the motives for three suspects to kill an Oahu State professor, viewers will be able to choose the ending of the episode with real-time voting via Twitter and 
"I've always felt the most fun aspect of watching a mystery is trying to figure out whodunit," executive producer Peter Lenkov said.  "Now the Hawaii Five-0 viewers will actually get the chance to tell us who they think committed the crime and we will listen. I love that our dedicated and attentive fans will actually play a part in resolving our story."
Is there an option to make hotties Alex O’loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim and Scott Caan take their shirts off? 
Watch the promo for the new episode airing on Jan. 14 on CBS at 10 pm EST below.

Photo Credits: CBS Broadcasting Co. 

'Hawaii Five-O' Plot to Be Determined by Twitter

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This Hawaii Five-0 plot is going to be a "choose your adventure" type of episode.
CBS is taking to social media to allow Hawaii Five-0 fans a chance at a "choose your own adventure" type episode… sort of.
Using Twitter, fans will be able to choose the ending of an upcoming Hawaii Five-0 episode that will air next Monday, January 14th.
The episode features the investigation of the death of a university professor. Fans will be able to vote between three suspects who they believe the killer is via or through Twitter, by tweeting the hashtag corresponding with the suspect—the university professor's boss (#theboss), a TA (#theta), and a cheating student (#thestudent).
"I've always felt the most fun aspect of watching a mystery is trying to figure out 'whodunit,'" said Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov. "Now the 'Hawaii Five-0' viewers will actually get the chance to tell us who they think committed the crime and we will listen. I love that our dedicated and attentive fans will actually play a part in resolving our story."
CBS will be airing alternate endings, depending on how voters from each U.S. time zone vote. Though no details on how the votes will be tallied are given, no doubt it's going to be a bit of a technical nightmare trying to keep up with the tweets.

Visual Effects Society nominates ‘Hawaii Five-0’ episode for award

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The Hawaii-filmed CBS drama “Hawaii Five-0” picked up an award nomination from the Visual Effects Society for the third season opener that aired in September.
The episode, titled “La O Na Makuahine” — Hawaiian for “Mother’s Day” — was one of five nominees in the outstanding supporting visual effects in a broadcast program by the Los Angeles-based Visual Effects Society.
The announcement by the Visual Effects Society didn’t say specifically why “Hawaii Five-0” was nominated, but it likely was the scene in which a helicopter picked up an armored car during villain Wo Fat’s escape.
The other nominees in the category were HBO's “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” episode 308 of “Boardwalk Empire,” episode two of History's “The Men Who Built America,” and AMC's “Hell on Wheels: Blood Moon.”
The awards will be presented on Feb. 5 during an event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, at which director Ang Lee will be honored with the VES Visionary Award, while Richard Edlund will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

That scene was great! I loved it!

CBS is off the hook

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A judge says a former showbiz agent suing the network sufficiently pleaded claims but that CBS is off the hook because it can't "un-make" the TV series.

Hawaii Five-0
Kevin Lynch/CBS
CBS has prevailed in a lawsuit brought by George Litto, the talent agent who represented the original Hawaii Five-O creator Leonard Freeman.

Litto claimed that he was cut out from participating in the successful new version of the show, and in October, he amended his allegations in an effort to have the 2010 agreement that paved the way for the new Five-O be ruled invalid.
If successful, Litto might have been able to extract tens of millions of dollars in damages from CBS and also make it more difficult for the network to reap profits on the hit series going forward.
But a judge has sustained CBS' demurrer to the lawsuit without leave to amend, meaning that barring any reconsideration or appeal, the network has escaped any liability.

CBS tells The Hollywood Reporter, “We appreciate the court’s ruling and are pleased that it brings an appropriate conclusion to our involvement in this lawsuit.”
The original incarnation of Hawaii Five-O ran from 1968-80 on CBS.
Litto's boutique agency represented Freeman when the writer-producer made his first deal with CBS. Freeman died in 1974, necessitating a new deal with the showrunner's widow Rose Freeman. That year, an amendment to the contract gave CBS the right to produce the show in the future and shifted responsibility of production from Freeman's company to CBS. The Freeman estate got a huge backend profit participation, and CBS wasn't allowed to recoup production overages.
In short, though Freeman had died, his heirs were entitled to big money from the show.

Two decades later, in the 1990s, CBS decided it wanted to make a movie version of the series, and the parties fought in federal court and in arbitration over who reserved rights for this possibility.
Litto and Rose Freeman allegedly agreed in 1996 to "work together and jointly exploit and equally share revenues" from future productions of Hawaii Five-O. In 1998, an arbitrator decided that Freeman's heirs held on to motion picture, stage play and merchandising.
But CBS still retained the possibility of rebooting the TV series, which it eventually did, but only after making a deal in 2010 with Freeman's heirs on more friendly financial terms.
In May, George Litto Productions sued Freeman's heirs for cutting the ex-agent out of the dealmaking and arriving at an arrangement that allegedly reduced the percentage backend participation and eliminated the valuable no deficit/no production overage accounting stipulations. Litto alleged the backstabbing had cost him tens of millions of dollars.
Then, this past autumn, in what Litto's attorney Henry Gradstein called at the time a "game-changer," CBS was added as a defendant on the allegation that it was aware of the 1996 operating agreement between Litto and Freeman and nonetheless had the trusts make a deal they weren't authorized to make unilaterally.
CBS brought forward all sorts of fancy arguments to defend the claims, including that what was transferred to the Litto/Freeman joint company only involved the rights to revenue, not the right to control exploitation of Hawaii Five-O.
But ultimately, the judge dismissed CBS from the case for a much simpler reason: that Litto had waited too long to bring the claims.
"Although plaintiff has sufficiently pled that the company rather than the trusts possessed the right to exploit the underlying rights to Hawaii Five-O … it would be inequitable to rescind the 2010 amendment," wrote Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon in his tentative ruling, which has now been adopted as official.
The judge added that a delay in bringing the claims would be prejudicial for CBS.
"Plaintiff instituted this current action over two years after the 2010 amendment was signed," he wrote. "CBS has already produced the television series and to restore the consideration would essentially require CBS to 'un-make' or, in the alternative, pull what has become a very popular television series."
Reached for comment, Gradstein says, "Obviously, we respectfully disagree with the Court’s current ruling and are considering our procedural options."
The case continues without CBS' participation as a lawsuit from Litto against Freedman's heirs.

Terry O'Quinn Returning to Hawaii Five-0

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Another Lost reunion is in the works on Hawaii Five-0.
Terry O'Quinn will reprise his role as retired SEAL Joe White on the CBS drama later this season, the network tweeted.
Returning winter shows: Where we left off and what's next
McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) has "a LOT" of questions for his mentor, CBS teased. That's certainly understandable, as Joe was last seen in the Season 2 finale, when he introduced McGarrett to the mysterious "Shelburne," aka McGarrett's mother.

O'Quinn most recently starred on ABC's short-lived drama 666 Park Avenue.
Are you looking forward to seeing O'Quinn back on Hawaii?

It was just about the time to see him again. I guess he's bringing some trouble with him :)

Alex O’Loughlin and Malia Jones Name Son Lion

Sunday, November 18, 2012 · Posted in

Update: The actor told reporters Saturday (and PEOPLE has confirmed with O’Loughlin’s rep) that his newborn son’s name is Lion.
Originally posted Oct. 26: It’s another boy!
Alex O’Loughlin and Malia Jones have welcomed a son, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The baby reportedly arrived Thursday, Oct. 25.
The Hawaii Five-0 star, 36, is already father to 15-year-old son Saxon, while Jones, 35, is mother to 3-year-old son Spike, each from previous relationships.
O’Loughlin and Jones, a surfer and model, first stepped out last November. The couple announced the pregnancy in August.


Lindsay Price to Guest Star on Hawaii Five-0

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 · Posted in ,

It looks like Chin is about to bounce back on Hawaii Five-0. In a very attractive way.
According to TV Guide, Lindsay Price (Eastwick, Lipstick Jungle) will stop by the CBS drama later this season as Leilani, a nurse at a local prison who meets the aforementioned agent when he's taken hostage inside her place of employment.
Look for Chin to protect this new love interest when the inmates rise up against her. Yes, ladies, he's quite the romantic!

Casting News: Behati Prinsloo joins Hawaii Five-0

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 · Posted in

She gets to work with Alex O’Loughlin by day, and cozy up to Adam Levine at night. Not that we’re jealous or anything! OK, fine, we totally are.
Sources confirm that Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo (you may know her as the gorgeous 23-year-old dating Levine) is going to guest star on an upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-O…playing…a model!  Her episode will air Dec. 3, and the following night (Dec. 4), Behati will take part in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, also airing on CBS.
Behati will be appearing in scenes with O’Loughlin’s Commander Steve McGarrett and Scott Caan’s Lt. Danny Williams. Her storyline begins when a threatening letter is received at a Victoria’s Secret fashion shoot and the three models (including Behati) could be the target. Shockingly (not!), Danny is more than happy to be assigned to work the case, and find out who sent the letter.
Hawaii Five-O executive producer Peter Lenkov confirms the casting, saying: “We’re all very excited to welcome our latest guest star, the head-turning, jaw-dropping, Behati Prinsloo, Victoria’s Secret supermodel  extraordinaire. Hawaii just got way hotter.”
Check out Behati’s double-night double feature on Hawaii Five-O and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4.

Five-O's sexy love interest

Saturday, October 27, 2012 · Posted in , ,

MICHELLE Borth has one of the most enviable jobs in television right now.
Not only does she get to live in beautiful Waikiki, she gets to play the girlfriend of Aussie hunk Alex O'Loughlin on Hawaii Five-O.
"According to Twitter, I am the luckiest girl in the world," she said.
"I completely agree. Alex is amazing and wonderful and gorgeous. He's all of those things and I get to spend to my days working with him."
It's hard to believe The Combat Hospital actor was hesitant about relocating to Hawaii to take up a more regular position on the show.
"I liked my life in LA. My friends and family were there," she said. "I wasn't too keen on picking up and moving again. I had just done it from Toronto. But now that I'm here it's just gorgeous."
Borth has essentially been promoted to a regular cast member.
Her character Catherine, who was away at sea for long periods of time as a member of the Navy in the first two series, joins the Five-O team.
"I've been working for a really long time and I've never been on a successful show, so I was excited to become a bigger part of it," she said.
"It was a side gig for me. I got to go to Hawaii now and then and that's what I thought this would always be."
The move back to dry land brings Catherine's relationship with team leader Steve McGarrett into the spotlight for the first time.
"We've never seen McGarrett deal with his romantic relationship, so it brings whole new dynamic to the show," Borth said.
"They've been in a long distance relationship so it has always been a honeymoon when they get together. But when you're working with them in a high pressure environment things are going to get complicated.
"It's not going to be a storybook love for that long."
Catherine fits into theFive-O fold quiet well, says Borth.
"It's almost like you would never know they weren't all friends for a long time," she said.
"It's an organic thing. If anything, in my opinion, Danno is a fan of it. He teases McGarrett a lot about labelling what their relationship is,
"My character also develops a closer relationship with Danno because of his daughter."

Alex O'Loughlin and Malia Jones welcomed their first son!

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Malia Jones and Alex O'Loughlin arrive at the 9th Annual G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala on January 14, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Credit: John Sciulli/
It's a boy!
Hawaii 5-0 star Alex O'Loughlin and his girlfriend, surfer and model Malia Jones, welcomed a son on Oct. 25, the actor's rep confirms to Us Weekly exclusively. The couple announced their pregnancy in August, one day before O'Loughlin's 36th birthday.
The new parents have yet to reveal their son's name.

This is the first child for the duo, who both have children from previous relationships; O'Loughlin is father to son Saxon, 15, while Jones is mother to son Spike, 3. The pair made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 9th Annual G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala in January.

O'Loughlin is in the midst of shooting the third season of CBS' Hawaii 5-0 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Australian actor's other notable TV and film credits include The Back-up Plan, August Rush, The Shield, Whiteout and Three Rivers.

Jones, 35, has appeared in magazines such as Sports Illustrated and Esquire. She has also been in commercials for Coca-Cola, VO5 shampoo and American Express.


Mega Buzz: Wo Fat

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 · Posted in

When are we likely to see Wo Fat again on Hawaii Five-0? — Bradley, via Twitter
He will next resurface in Episode 10, but, shockingly, he won't necessarily be coming after McGarrett or his mother. "He's a guy who was broken out of prison, who's had all his resources taken away," executive producer Peter Lenkov tells us. "He has to sort of rebuild himself — has to start from scratch. We're playing with how Wo Fat rises back to where he was before he was brought down. It's more about rebuilding his empire and less about his conflict with McGarrett."

Say aloha to perfect role

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 · Posted in ,

Viewers would be hard-pressed to find a TV series with more high-octane action than Hawaii Five-O. Now into its third season, the reboot of the classic police procedural that starred Jack Lord and ran from 1968-1980 features car chases, stunts and explosions of the calibre usually reserved for Hollywood blockbusters.
It's a fact not lost on Daniel Dae Kim, the South Korean-born star who plays Det-Lt Chin Ho Kelly, part of Steve McGarrett's (Alex O'Loughlin) Five-O task force.
"It is hard work, we have movie-scale stunts on a TV schedule and budget so it requires a great deal of creativity and ingenuity and attention to detail," Kim says during a break in filming.
"Generally crime procedurals aren't acknowledged come awards time but there isn't a show on television that has stunts on a grander scale or on a more regular basis that we do.
"If there is any award or any way that our show should be recognised, it should be for the stunt work."
Kim, who was raised in Pennsylvania and New York, is one of the most popular and high-profile Asian American actors on US television.
His credits include CSI, Angel and 24 but Kim is probably best known for playing Jin in all six seasons of J.J. Abrams' Lost.
Kim is surprised to hear there are few Asian faces on Australian television other than news presenters.
"We should change that, shouldn't we? I am not going to say it was easy because it most certainly wasn't," Kim explains of breaking into acting. "At the same time it is not easy for any actor regardless of colour or race.
"This is a difficult business and it takes a lot of perseverance and you have to develop a kind of tough skin and be able to handle rejection. I do feel being Asian American has added a few more hurdles to that journey."
Kim is particularly proud that Hawaii Five-O employs more Asian actors than any other series on US TV and is ethnically authentic by employing many Asian Pacific Islanders.
"I actually moved my family out here when Lost started, wow, that was nine years ago now," he reflects.
"I felt at the time even if Lost had been cancelled in the first six months, I could at least give my young family a Hawaiian vacation. Little did I know that would turn out to be a nine-year-long vacation."
Kim, who lives there with his wife and sons now aged 10 and 16, says there is a difference to how things work in Hawaii.
"I think the saying island time really does mean something different. There's a different style of driving, a different style of dressing for work, a different approach to life.
"It is definitely a far cry from places like New York City where I spent a lot of my career."
Kim loves that Hawaii Five-O is not the typical crime procedural and allows the audience to become invested in the characters by exploring their personal lives.
Kelly's world was rocked at the end of season two when he was forced by crooked cop Frank Delano to choose who would live, his wife Malia (Reiko Aylesworth) or his cousin Kono (Grace Park).
He chose Malia but she died of her injuries; little surprise then that when given the chance, Kelly got revenge by shooting Delano dead rather than arresting him at the end of the season three premiere.
The impact of Kelly's unexpected "bad cop" moment will likely be felt later this season.
"I think that is true, whether it is supported in the writing or not it is something I as an actor will keep in my head at all times," Kim says.
"I look forward to exploring it further and I am hoping we do get an episode or two down the line where the ramifications of this big decision he had to make come to the fore."
He says the best thing about playing Chin Ho Kelly is he is a fully realised character who is integral to a very popular TV show and he is Asian.
"He is not stereotypical, you sense his emotions and his feelings.
"He gets quality lines that are fun to play. That to me is my favourite thing."
Hawaii Five-O airs today at 9.30pm on Ten.

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