Alex O'Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim were at the Honolulu Capitol building Thursday to be honored by state lawmakers. The Hawaii Five-0 cast and crew were recognized for their continued contribution to the state's economy and tourism industry. Other popular shows and movies have packed up and headed to the islands. The entire cast of Cougar Town slipped into swimsuits for their upcoming season finale and last year Modern Family took over Waikiki to film their tropical vacation. Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgard, and Brooklyn Decker set sail for warmer weather when they invaded the beach for a few weeks last Summer during the filming of Battleship.
From Felicity to Mr. Big's ex-wife, you're sure to recognize some familiar faces popping up in new places on the Fall TV lineup. A few of our favorite Friends are returning in January, while Captain Kirk, Lost-ies, and more are already back on the small screen. Check out the case files on these favorites!
Jimmy Fallon sang and danced as host of the Emmys in LA last night, and the fun kept coming for him and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, as they moved on to the Governor's Ball with other winners, nominees, and presenters. Mad Men's Jon Hamm raised a glass to his show nabbing its third consecutive best outstanding drama series award — do you agree with its win? New mom Amy Poehler stuck close to Tina Fey, while Kevin Bacon couldn't take his eyes off his lovely wife and best actress in a drama honoree, Kyra Sedgwick. Lost's Michael Emerson chatted with costars Daniel Dae Kim and Henry Ian Cusick, as The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev chatted with best supporting actor in a drama Aaron Paul. He totally won Buzz over with his cute press room excitement right after hitting the stage.
January Jones, meanwhile, cuddled up to her special date, Jason Sudeikis, in her show-stopping Versace gown along with Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston. The Glee kids, like Mark Salling, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, and Chris Colfer, celebrated Ryan Murphy and Jane Lynch's wins all together. We've got you covered for TV's biggest night — make sure to check out shots from the red carpet, exciting behind-the-scenes press room photos, and Buzz has the entire list of winners here!
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What it's about: Former Navy lieutenant Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) returns to Hawaii to investigate his father's murder. He takes the position as the head of a new police team, partnered with newbie Danny Williams (Scott Caan). Straitlaced McGarrett and wisecracking single dad Caan butt heads at first, but quickly realize that they work well together with their forces combined. Rounding out their team is local resident Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and his kickass cousin Kono (Grace Park). After cracking their first case together, they're already a family.
Where it works: The show may be a reboot, but you'd never be able to tell (other than the iconic theme song, of course); the show is fresh, fast-paced, and has an interesting hodge-podge of likable characters. O'Loughlin is a bit stiff but boy is he easy on the eyes, and his buddy chemistry with Scott Caan couldn't be better. Of course the gorgeous scenery doesn't hurt either.
Where it doesn't: The guys succeed in capturing their first bad guy by the end of the episode, and I assume there won't be a ton of continuity from one episode to the next. With so many other cop dramas out there, it might be hard to get viewers addicted to a show that doesn't require weekly viewings.
Am I hooked? l'll definitely be coming back for more, but I do fear that the episodes may end up at the bottom of my DVR list.
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Jin is back and alive! Indeed, that seemed to be the Comic-Con fan reaction when actor Daniel Dae Kim came out to promote Hawaii Five-0. During the panel, he addressed the Lost finale and his new role as Chin Ho in the remake of the iconic cop series. He was joined by director Len Wiseman and costar Grace Park, whose appearance got Battlestar Galactica fans buzzing. I've already given you a peek at what to expect from the upcoming Fall series, but here's what they had to add:
- Director Wiseman showed several exclusive clips which were full of high-adrenaline action. Car chases, vans barreling through buildings, explosions — the footage felt more like a movie than a TV show, which is thanks to Wiseman's big-screen sensibility. In fact, this is the first time he's ever ventured into television.
- Park is actually playing Kona in Hawaii Five-0 — a role that was originally played by a man. It's not the first time she's taken on a guy's part (her character in Battlestar was also male first). Park responded that she feels like it's just a sign of the times, and more roles are open to women now other than just "a wife, mother, or prostitute."
- The film's producers assured the audience that the show would satisfy every kind of TV watcher. They promise a new case every week, but there will also be a big mystery revealed over the course of the series for those viewers who stay loyal.
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It's hard to believe that we're already nearing the end of June, which means that Fall is slowly creeping up on us. OK, not really, but it's still fun to predict the future, and I've been helping you figure out which new shows you'll be DVRing in a few months. Today I'm bringing you some insight into CBS's reboot of Hawaii Five-0.
- Who's in it: Scott Caan and Alex O'Loughlin (The Back-Up Plan) are joined by Lost's Daniel Dae Kim (Jin lives!) and Battlestar Galactica's Grace Park.
- What it's about: A new team of cops fightin' crime in — wait for it — Hawaii.
- Why it caught my attention: Reboots are always buzz-y, so I'll be watching to see if this one can live up to the hype. And there's also the fact that Alex O'Loughlin takes his shirt off in the preview. I might be in love.
- Show most likely to: Have the best visual backdrop and gorgeous scenery.
Check out the preview after the jump.
In case you hadn't heard, tonight is the finale of Lost! We've clung to every detail and photo from the episode, prepared our party for this evening, and shared our favorite memories before we say our final goodbye to the show. Throughout it all, there's been one constant — hot guys, who are luck for us, often shirtless. Josh Holloway's Sawyer was crowned your favorite Lost character of all time, but now it's time to pick another favorite. Stay tuned to Buzz all day long for tons of Lost updates and check out the men below and tell us — which Lost man is your stranded on an island pick?
It's been an exciting week meeting the new TV stars of the Fall season, and the fun continues with CBS. The network scored plenty of familiar faces for its Fall lineup, including heavy-hitters Tom Selleck and William Shatner. Check out all the newbies and stay tuned for more upfronts coverage.
The cast of Lost gathered together for one final celebration at UCLA last night. Josh Holloway and Henry Ian Cusick are the final two standing in Buzz's Best Lost Character of All Time bracket, but it's anyone's game, so weigh in on Desmond vs. Sawyer here. Ian Somerhalder got killed off the series early on, but he'll be back in one of the final few episodes, and we still get our share of his smoldering eyes on The Vampire Diaries, which had its own amazing cliffhanger yesterday. Sonya Walger represented the ladies of Lost amid news that her new show FlashForward has been canceled. Michael Emerson, Daniel Dae Kim, and more rounded out the event, though two of the most crucial cast members, Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly, skipped the party. The May 23 finale event is less than 10 days away, and with all our thoughts and theories buzzing we can't wait to see how it all wraps up!
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