Daily Archives: July 7, 2014

Countdown to Season 5 Blessing #4

Less than 24 hours  to go to the 8th of July, 6am in Hawaii. That is when we get to join the cast of Hawaii Five-0 to start the filming of the 5th Season of the series, with a blessing ceremony! Please make sure you read the comments at the end of this post, to help and assist you to watch the proceedings tomorrow.

For our 4th instalment of the countdown we take a look at the Blessing ceremony for Season 4. The blessing of the new soundstage and upcoming season consisted of prayers and chants pronounced by Kauila Kawelo Barber and Kalei Nu’uhiwa. Attending were  series stars  Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Michelle Borth, Taylor Wily, Dennis Chun and Al Harrington, with  Peter Lenkov, along with some of the other producers and staff.  Then everyone was off to shoot the first scenes of Season 4.

This blessing ceremony felt to me very similar to what the Season was for me as well. Disorganized! All the elements were there and it was all pretty and nice, but somehow it lacked some structure and passion…….. Even the footage from Hawaii News Now, where poor quality. It was as if the whole affair was rushed and everybody were just going  through the motions, without any quality and real structure.

Season 4 Blessing:

– 10 July 2013 –

Interview before the blessing started:

Alex: You want me to say something?

Tannya: Actually you are live.

Alex: Teleprompter?

Tannya: Hi, good to see you

Alex: How’s things?

Tannya: Good. A little different look than all season?

Alex: I actually haven’t had time to shave, believe it or not. I just got off a plane. I’m about to shave. Stick around you could film me.

Tannya: We do have our international fans watching online.

Alex: Good. Hi.

Tannya: So you are not trying to throw us off the scent? It does not have anything to do with this episode?

Alex: Maybe I am trying to throw you of the scent. You will have to tune in to see what is going on.

Tannya: Did you enjoy the off-season. When we caught up with you at the ranch, you were filming some very exhausting episodes. It’s been a very long season on Hawaii Five-0. Are you rejuvenated now?

Alex: Yeah, to be able to have two months with my kids and my family is the best. And my dog, you know. It was needed and I am ready to get back to work.

Tannya: In that order, kids, dog?

Alex: Well sometimes, depending in how the kids are behaving.

Tannya: What’s it like now being back? The studio has a lot of history. You get to film where the original Five-0 was.

Alex: You’ve got to forgive me; cause this is the first time I have been in HQ, since we moved to this new studio. So I’m still taking it in. And it’s amazing, it looks just the same. No matter where we move too, we sort of readjust. I’m thrilled because we are closer to my house now, so I can sleep for longer.

Tannya: That’s great, because you don’t get much sleep on the show, do you?

Alex: Well, we do alright.

Tannya: What are you looking forward too? I know Sunset on the Beach has always been so important to you, so now it’s a go, set the date.

Alex: They have? It’s all locked in?

Tannya: Should I tell you Thursday September 25th?

Alex: I  thought I knew. You know I wasn’t sure if there was going to do it.

Tannya: You going to be there?

Alex: Of course. I love it. I hope Hawaii wants to keep doing it that s all. I get nervous with a lot of premieres. If they keeps showing up, I’ll be thrilled to go.

Tannya: You think there will be a day people that there are not people hooting and hollering for you?

Alex: I don’t know? Maybe. I mean that’s the fear that I’m just going to roll in and that no one is going to be there.

Tannya: Crickets?

Alex: But I’m stoked, we got another great season on TV. I’ve never been this deep into a TV-show before. I’ve never been to the fourth season as the lead of a show. It’s kind of … it’s crazy to me. Not that it’s ……. Experiencing this objectively is amazing. So every new year that comes along I don’t take any of it for granted. I’m extremely grateful. I’m just as excited as you guys to see what is going to happen. I feel like a fan, more than the guy in the thing. So I am like, what is happening.

Tannya: I don’t want to cut you off, but I think they want to get the blessing started. Maybe that is the good luck charm to keep season 4, season 5, season 6.

Alex: There you go.

Tannya: Alex O’Loughlin, maybe we will catch up with him after the blessing, but we will officially let things get started here. Nice to catch up with you.

Alex: Good to see you.

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Interview after the Blessing:

Tannya: Can we talk to you real quickly again? Sorry we ambushed you before. Still live here.

Alex: You look so much like the woman a spoke to before.

Tannya: I do?

Alex: It’s crazy

Tannya: You look just like this guy on a TV show. So what do you think? It’s a new start in so many ways. New home ……

Alex: It’s fantastic. Look, I’m thrilled. I’m thrilled to be here. Like I said, I’m literally taking all this in as you guys are. I landed, I landed. I just landed on an aeroplane back into town. I flew in, hopped into a shower and walked into this blessing and I am like wow.

I’ve been out of town with my eldest son and I am ready to get back to work. I’m very excited. I am in the same place I am in at the beginning of every season. Which is full of kind of hope, excitement and I don’t know what is happening. So it’s always titillation about it. Titillation?

Tannya: Very family like atmosphere, you guys have, like dogs and everything on set.

Alex: Out little ohana here, dogs and kids

Tannya: Dysfunctional family?

Alex: Always, I don’t know how else to do it.

Tannya: What do you think of your co-stars like having to work with Daniel Dae Kim.

Alex: Having to work with Daniel? I mean it’s a struggle.

Daniel: How sexy is this one here.

Alex: I’ve got to bring my A-game with Daniel.

Tannya: You were holding on to him pretty tightly during that blessing.

Alex: You are in the interview now.

Tannya: Daniel, say hi to all the fans.

Daniel: Hey everybody, thank you so much for supporting us and wish us luck for Season 4.

Tannya: Is this like “Groundhog day” ? This is new to him, but you worked here for Lost.

Daniel: I was here. It’s a little bit disorienting to kind of see this space used in a different way. And it is a little bit odd this space as HQ in a different building.

Alex: Third time.

Daniel: I know right. It’s true, this is our 3rd move.

Tannya: What are your thoughts going into season 4? Do you have any?

Daniel: I always have thoughts. I’m excited. I think it’s gonna be a good season. And to be able to shoot on these stages, which hold a lot of memories for fans of the original Hawaii Five-0, I think it’s really special.

Tannya: And what about the fact that they already have the date set in stone, Sunset on the Beach is a go, we’re doing a premiere again for Hawaii fans first

Daniel: I think that’s amazing. I think it is always great to be able to bring this to Hawaii before everywhere else. You know so much of the show is about this beautiful Island. These beautiful Islands I should say. You know as far as Season 4 is concerned, I think it’s nice that we are able to plan these things. Now that we are a little bit more off a mature show. So we know what to expect in terms of scheduling and we are able get ahead of it 8-ball a little bit.

Tannya: Is Chin Ho going to find some happiness? A new lady this season?

Daniel: Your guess is as good as mine. It would be nice. It would be a nice colour for him to have. I’m really happy with how much variety the characters have to play. This year, I’m sure that is how we will continue it.

Tannya: How about your cousin on the show, Grace Park?

Daniel: I don’t think he can date his cousin. It think that would be illegal in most states. Maybe not in all.

Tannya: They are telling me, time is done, Daniel, thank you. We look forward to another great season …. All the stars heading off

Link to the video of the blessing here

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To make it easier for you to see at what time it will happen, where you live, we have created an alphabetical chart with some of the bigger cities in times zones all over the world. They might start on time at 6am, but as I said in the first countdown post, it normally takes about an hour or 2 before the proceedings actually start……Maybe they will surprise us and will actually start at 6am 🙂

Times
World Map with time zones

World map

If you are still not sure of the time it will happen where you live, you can use the site here  to make the time convention for you.

Just some pointers to help you access and watch the live stream from Hawaii News Now:

  • We created the link location for you on the top left of the blog (Just click on the picture of Alex being blessed, and it will take you to HNN live stream). If you are not able to see the live stream, please read the notes under the schedule that they have there, in order to make sure you have all that is necessary for you to watch the live stream on your computer.
  • When the screen goes black during the live feed, it will most probably be when they are broadcasting ads on the TV broadcast during the News.
  • Sometimes you need to refresh the page to get the live stream to stream properly again – below the live stream screen there is a link to help you to refresh the page (you just need to click on it).

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Our Mick – Or-gasm-o-meter: Moonlight #8

This was not my favorite episode at all – maybe to little of Mick seen on the screen this time. Let’s see how satisfied Mick left us fangirls after this halfway episode……….

1. Letting the eye brow(s) do the work:

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LurxGirlI see a bit of McG’s “constipated face” here. He is in full concentration. I wonder if I could sneak up on him without him noticing? 🙂 I’ll just sit back and stare at his beautiful blue eyes, soft lips, and his long strong nose…*sigh* 10

FOYeur: I do not like the squinting move – not my favourite eyebrow talk. The rest of the face is just gorgeous – perfect lips. But I will give the eyebrows an 8

Average score for category 1: 9

2. Teasing us with the ‘pink beast’  😛

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LurxGirl: Good to know he’s a multi-tasker. 😛 Hands and tongue working together so skillfully. It’s not a toe curling lap of the tongue, but maybe he’s just warming up. I’ll give it a 10, because I’ve never know Mick/Alex to not give it his all.

FOYeur: The beast work so well with he face on this one – it looks like he wants to seduce the computer screen – I am sure that there were some little baby computers born, 9 months later – I give it a cyber sexting 10

Average score for category 2:  10

3. Haunting us with ‘Dat FACE’ :

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LurxGirl: SIGH AND THUD! With a beautiful face like that, I’m sure he’s used to us falling at his feet. 10 for sure!

FOYeur: True perfection! Pure Mick! Pure Alex! – no words to describe it any better. 10

Average score for category 3: 10

4. Sniffing made into a form of art – nose p0rn

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LurxGirlThe full orgasmic swipe of the nose…*shudder*
Imagining it brushing across my sensitive flesh. Feeling the air being drawn in and the warmth escape from his nostrils against my quivering inner thigh. 😛 10!

FOYeur: 😛 Inner thigh …… I’ve got nothing better 😀 I’ll just have to give it a 10 after that day-dream created by LG ………

Average score for category 4: 10

5. Doing the STRUT

(modeling those pants and wiggling that tushy 😛 ):

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LurxGirl: Can’t keep my eyes off that shiny belt buckle. It’s like a shiny lure drawing us towards the bait. 😛 That is no skimpy little worm! 😆 His scrumptious thighs alone, get a 10!

FOYeur: I am sure he should play a cowboy next …….. 😛 10

Average score for category 5:  10

6. Kicking down doors (or people or some other bad@ss move – letting the inner animal out):

LurxGirl:  I will admit, I have only watched this episode in its entirety, twice. The first time was when I first watched the DVDs, then again, before I made my comments today. I watch the pretty parts now and then, but the episode gave me the creeps. I do have to give the badass, one handed, slicing off of the head a 10, even though it makes me cringe. *ICK*

FOYeur: Mick taking a swift swing to get rid of the baddie.  That sling of the sword after the kill, was as badass as it gets. Happy to see Mick’s inner animal getting rid of this creep so quickly – 10

Average score for category 6:  10

7. Mesmerizing us with that smile (sometimes even a laugh or just by being cute):

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LurxGirl Oh, how I adore his one sided smile. *sigh* So sweet and comforting. She said Mick made her feel safe. He gives me the “warm and fuzzies” ALL OVER with this smile. UNF, I could just dive into that chin dimple! 10!

FOYeur: This is very much his sympathy smile. Comforting as LG said, but not my favourite, because I want much more than sympathy from him, if  we ever meet 😀 – 8

Average score for category 7: 9

8. Dishing out hugs (or other acts of kindness or affection):

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LurxGirl:  “Okay, breathe, You ok?” Somehow I feel this will be me with Alex when I meet him. This is the PG scenario. We all know what would happen if my fantasies were to come true. :mrgreen: This is sweet, but I give it a 9.

FOYeur: Not very high on my hugs and kindness scale, but appropriate for the situation maybe. I give it a distant 7

Average score for category 8: 8


9. Titillating us with those perky pecs and/or nudging nipples:

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LurxGirl:  I can’t decide if he looks more like he’s found my hiding place and is going to punish me, or if he’s sexing me with those eyes and is about to pounce on me. Either way, I win! 🙂 The henley is hugging in all the right places and I especially am loving the chest hair! Tongue twitching 10!

FOYeur: Definitely my view from down here on the floor, after I meet him. 😛 Pecs and nips, totally inviting as usual. Reaching up to touch them after such an invitation, will get me off the floor 😆 – 10

Average score for category 9: 10

10. Doing something hot that you won’t find in every episode:

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LurxGirl*ICK!* This is one of those parts I don’t like to watch. I guess if I have to rate the ickiness, I give it a 10!

FOYeur: He looked so hot operating on himself – maybe that was the “audition” that got him the role as Dr Andy on Three Rivers 😀 10

Average score for category 10:  10

Adding up all the averages of each category, we give this episode  96 % on the Mick – Or-gasm-0-meter.

And of course Paula made us something extra to remember this episode by……… 😛

 

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LurxGirl: These two gifs make me laugh. Him searching for his phone in his pants after he falls down the hill is yummy. Not sure how he could lose his phone when his pants are so tight? 😛 Not complaining.
So, it wasn’t my favorite episode, but I can always find something pretty to watch. The scene I remember most is the sunrise scene on the roof with Mick and Beth. He is breathtaking in the sunlight, and Beth’s sweet kiss on his cheek, while shielding the sun from his eyes, made my heart melt. His vulnerability is so freaking sexy!

FOYeur: Yes, although not my favourite episode, there are definitely a lot of nice stuff to take away from the episode that makes it worth while. 🙂

Please feel free to give us your opinion of where you feel we got it right or wrong! 😀

And always remember, this is just us, having some fun with our favorite “Guardian Angel”…….. 😛

 

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Alex O’Loughlin’s Guide to Moonlight – Episode 8

 Moonlight Episode 8

– 12:04 AM –

Written by: Jill Blotevogel

Directed by: Dennis Smith

(16 Nov 2007)

Beth helps a kidnap victim escape from the clutches of a cult, the leader of which has been turned into a vampire. During the course of this case, Beth starts to relive her own kidnapping as a child and comes to discover that it was Mick who had rescued her back then.

Alex:

“As strange as this sounds,” says O’Loughlin, “I think this episode needed a couple of more beats of violence. When you’re dealing with this extremely powerful creature and this guy is good at this, you think it’s going to be a big show down. But when it goes bang, bang, bang, it’s not a big showdown, it’s a medium-sized showdown. Which pulls the drama out of it a little bit. I’m a boy, I like to see things blow up, I like long fights. It wasn’t bad, but I felt that Mick and him, when they have their confrontation, it was a little lame.”

The Faces of Mick:

 

Side notes:

  • I do not know if it was just the make-up used for this episode  or the type of scenes, but Alex (and his hair) really started to look tired in this episode. I was wondering if the long hours were starting to take its toll on him at the time?

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