And the Most Anticipated New TV Show of the Fall (2010) Is…

by Kristin Dos Santos

TV Spoilers and Exclusives

From E!Online

14 June 2010

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Dun dun dun na na na….Dun dun dun na na.

Sorry, just singing a little ditty that just so happens to be the theme song of the most exciting new series coming out this fall. According to you. That’s right. Thousands of you have weighed in on the show you’re looking forward to the most for the coming 2010-11 season, and it is:

Hawaii Five-O!

Yes, the CBS remake, with Lost‘s awesome-sauce Daniel Dae Kim and Moonlight‘s awesome-sauce Alex O’Loughlin  (whom we just spoke with; see below) was chosen by you fans as the show most worth getting excited about.

For those who missed our Pick Your New Fave tournament, the fans were given sneak-peek video and info for all 34 new series, then asked to choose the most kick-ass-looking show from each individual network. Those top five series were pitted against each other to determine the Ultimate New Fave, for ultimate early buzz bragging rights.

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Here are the top shows you’re looking forward to for 2010-11, and their final ranking:

  1. Hawaii Five-O, CBS (27% of the vote)
  2. Hellcats, CW (24%)
  3. The Event, NBC (20%)
  4. Mr. Sunshine, ABC (19%)
  5. Running Wilde, Fox (10%)

Yep,  Ashley Tisdale’s new cheerleading series Hellcats (produced by Tom Welling) ranked in at number two out of all the new series (!), followed by Jason Ritter’s new Lost-meets-24-ish series The Event, then Matthew Perry and Allison Janney’s new comedy Mr. Sunshine, with Keri Russell and Will Arnett’s Running Wilde coming in last (but first for all Fox shows).

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To celebrate Five-O‘s impressive, early-buzz coup, we checked in with Alex O’Loughlin at the Donate Life Hollywood Film Festival, where the star was honored with their Person of the Year award for his endless efforts in raising awareness about organ donation (Fun Fact: his involvement in Donate Life began after starring in Three Rivers), and got a little more info for you who are already shaping up to be Five-O fans…

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What can fans expect from the new Five-O?

Alex: It’s a modern reboot of a classic, an old favorite that was CBS’ number one show for 12 years. It was a huge show. What we are doing is bringing a whole new spin to it. I play Steve McGarrett, which is Jack Lord‘s character, and you will learn all about Steve’s background as opposed to in the old show, you didn’t really know much about him. We open up the pilot learning all about these characters, where they come from, how they come together and it’s about fighting crime in Hawaii.

Are you a fan of Lost and how great is it to be working with Daniel Dae Kim?

Alex: Yeah. Fantastic and yeah, he’s a great guy. He’s super nice. I’m very, very glad he’s on the cast. He’s a pro. He’s a terrific actor, but he’s a really great person as well. So it’s going to be fun.

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Will you be doing any of your own stunts?

Alex: I’m very physical and I really enjoy that side of things and stuff. I’ll do whatever they let me!

You and Scott Caan, who plays your partner, have some strong chemistry in the pilot. Is he the comedic relief to your straight man?

Alex: There’s more to my character McGarrett than you saw in the pilot so he’s not as straight as you think. I mean he’s as straight as a [Navy] SEAL, but he’s got a bunch of stuff that’s gonna come out later on and we riff pretty well together. It’s fun. Naturally, in life, I’m more of a clown, it’s different.

Will you and Scott be the next great TV bromance?

Alex: Me and Scott, oh yeah, we will be the bromance of the decade!

My Thoughts

  • Hawaii Five-0 is now in its 6th season and the only show in the top 5 who made it passed Season 1, but did it really live up to the early hype it created as shown in this survey?
  • In my opinion the Steve/Lou-Bromance  has become a far more pleasant bromance to watch. Playful, funny, competitive, mature and supportive, with lots of mutual respect, admiration and fun. It has grown since the start of Season 4 into something joyful to watch. In contrast with that, Steve and Danny stagnated and has fallen victim to constant immature bickering and insults and the occasional queerbaiting. It kind of spoils the growth of character of two professional mature and heterosexual men, and makes it unpleasant to watch at times.

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Filed under Hawaii Five-0, Interviews, Steve McGarrett

16 responses to “And the Most Anticipated New TV Show of the Fall (2010) Is…

  1. gracenotpark

    I’m with you on the McDanno/McGrover at this point, tho I kinda thought the McD relationship was juvenile even in the pilot. Their scenes are often hard to watch for me. McD is more teenage boy humor, and I’m not one so…

    I was amazed to read the list of the other most anticipated shows…none! None of em made it! While 5-0 has definitely not lived up to its own pilot and the resultant expectations, it’s lived on for 6 seasons and that seems pretty remarkable in the current tv landscape. I am quite sure that a huge part of the reason is our Mr. O. 😀


    • For me it is not about being juvenile in the beginning, but more about the lack of growth. Relationships grow – and for me the bickering in 605 was as if the 2 of them just met.
      The producers must be doing something right if they are still around, like you said, ‘in this current TV landscape’. Cast and crew really works hard to entertain us. But I think as many fans as there are, there are as many ideas of what would have made it one of the greatest show.
      A few decisions which they have made and directions they have taken really puzzle me, but I think getting Chi McBride on board to join the permanent cast, was one of the better decisions that they made thus far.


  2. Definitely agree with you on the McDanno bromance. It was really funny in the beginning but as the seasons roll by, it gets downright childish and nasty at times. It just isn’t funny anymore. Chi McBride is a breath of fresh air. He fits in perfectly with the cast.


  3. To be honest, I never was into McDanno, just because I never found Danny really likeable.
    But Steve and Grover are perfect! I love every moment of McGrover screentime! Really one of their best decisions to make Chi a part of the cast.


  4. Totally agree, the last few episodes of Danny and McG have been downright snarly. The I hear Charlie Brown wah wah thing, and the constant bickering over the driving is getting to me. I love Chi and his low key digs. They have turned Danny into a cry babayy, and McG is fed up. Chi on the other hand is the laid back guy who rolls his eyes at McG but all the while gets him with the gung ho attitude as they both have it. Chi’s character was former SWAT and go get em. They fit nicely together. DDK’s character could use a bit more emotion I think. Rarely do we see him laugh, or make goofy comments. For what it’s worth I do love Jerry. He is the outsider wanting to be inside.


    • I think Chi himself has taken the material given to him and made a great character of Lou. Kind of putting his own stamp of “laid-backness” of good humour on it. Never mean spirited in his delivery of his humour.
      Chin does have a dry sense of humour that comes through at times – but he is a bit more serious.
      The relationship between Steve and Jerry is also great for me. Jerry’s admirations for “Capt. America” is endless. And I think they missed a opportunity for some great fun, for the few episodes that Cath was back – Jerry used to be so smitten with her and they never used it for some humour, while she was back.

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      • It would have been a good scene if he hit on Catherine in front of McG. Can you see the facial expressions from McG if that had happened. Humour is what we need at times.


  5. vanduyn

    I completely agree with your view on the McDanno bromance! It’s making me uncomfortable just watching it. It’s gotten very mean spirited here lately, which I don’t understand at all.
    And no, I don’t think the show has lived up to the hype. Which is saying a lot because I will watch it no matter what as long as Alex is on it. But I don’t think it’s as good as it could be 😦


    • You mean there are other characters on the show besides McG. wink wink…I know what you mean though I watch for him and the other scenes without him are fillers. lol


    • Agree with you Jill. Via Alex, the show will always have my support. And although I do take my stabs at the show regularly, I always want to find the worthwhile parts of it to enjoy. I honestly think that with a few small changes in writing, it can he one of the great shows and something that showcases Alex and the rest of the cast a whole lot better. All the ingredients (mostly because of Alex 😀 ) are there, they just need to be utilised. 🙂


  6. karen

    Not a lot of network shows are….as good as they could be that is. Most are silly. cheesy. Look at Scorpion. Don’t!!! EEEKKK. Horrible show. Yet it survives. I could go on, but you get the picture. Maybe it is time to transfer Danny to Jersey. I wouldn’t miss him for a minute. He isn’t around half the time now anyway.


    • For me the show is actually good, with good ingredients to be great. It just need a few tweaks in its recipes. Everything is already there for greatness, it just needs to be used properly in my opinion.


  7. alexnymph

    Did the show live up to its hype? Yes, I think it definitely did, the first season. The plots were good, the characters were great, and Alex was doing some fantastic stunts. I’m very happy that I watched because I hadn’t seen Alex before, “Enough said.”


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