Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Steve McGarrett Story – No # 166 (Epi 7:23)

Although I find the idea of this episode interesting, I feel it is as if they somehow missed the mark about what they wanted to achieve. It was a novel idea to show something about Danny from before the pilot. The prelude of where he was in his life, just before the story began – I guess to endear him to us. But we already knew where he was in his life, because the pilot was so good at explaining it to us back then.

We knew and liked the fact that Danny was a man dedicated to his daughter and who moved to a place where he did not want to be, just to be near her – and as he said to Steve in the pilot “To keep the place, where she lives, safe”.

Up until this episode, I felt that Steve appointed a competent detective to his team when he asked Danny to join him. I thought that Danny was chosen to investigate John’s murder, because the Captain at that stage thought he was the best person to handle it. Was I that wrong? For me it feels like they finally ‘killed’ Danny’s character as a good cop who was actually respected at the time.

For those of you who have come to know me and know how much I adore Alex’s talent, what I am about to say further in this post, might come as a big surprise….. I would rather not have had Alex/Steve in this episode. It took away from what was supposed to be Danny’s moment.

I did not want to feel as if Danny was a child. I did not want to feel Danny can’t look after himself and that Steve needs to save him all the time. I did not want to feel Danny was not good at his job, now and from before he joined the task force. I did not want to feel that Danny is failing as a father and that even there with the kids, Steve had to step in and save the day. And then on top of that needed to lie about Danny’s competence to Charlie. ….. But now I do.

And on top of that I did not enjoy Alex’s being Steve in this episode. It was as if he was “acting” and not just being Steve as he normally do so well. He was playing a part. I do not really know what kind of different takes there were for these scenes to be chosen from, but I feel that those chosen were really not Alex’s best work ever. I am sure during a day of shooting, they sometimes get things right and then they get things wrong. Who knows, maybe there was just not any better takes to choose from?

(What was that?)

There is an element of overacting from Alex in the scenes with Scott, lately.  Mostly in the first part of the season, which I did not write Steve stories about. It is as if Alex is trying too hard to be funny in the Steve and Danny supposedly ‘funny’ scenes. It is as if he is trying to make a joke out of it. Trying to be funny …… For me the “McDanno” scenes have over the years moved from fun riffing of each other, to bickering like two grumpy old men, to acting like toddlers fighting over toys during this season. It seems a bit backwards to me …… no growth.

And about the characters – I found the scenes with Danny condescending from Steve. He is treating Danny like a child. And Danny acting like a child does not help either …… The dialogue feels forced and unnatural. And some of the subtle sexual innuendo thrown in there, is becoming really creepy by now.

And then the final scene with Charlie was kind of weird at times because it felt forced. And at times the look on Steve/Alex face looked creepy and strange to me.

I do not know if it was the lighting or the camera angles – but it looked weird.

He did not feel natural to me – again with the trying too hard I guess. I agree, it is a great “Awww” moment and the scene was sweet. We all know Alex is great with kids, and we have seen it in the way he interacted with children over the years. But I felt that the scene was clearly set up to appease the people who continuously keep begging the producers for some “sweet moments”  with Steve interacting with Danno’s kids.

And it felt weird because they were looking at seemingly nothing in front of them?

And just a comment about yesterday’s post – it looks like people do not understand the difference between the sentence “And there were a few moments with uncle McG that I found creepy” and finding a whole scene creepy

Of course there are a lot of the stupid questions that I normally have about what happened in the episode, but I do not even want to waste my time to have fun with this episode (I scared the Koala Smartass away on this one) ….. You know, things like Danny not recognising the real nurse, after he just saw her talking on the news clip that he watched. She’s got a very distinctive look. HPD not being able to get there faster than Steve – REALLY? etc …..

Having said all that – I am still hoping and maybe against better judgement, also looking forward to two great episodes to end this season …….

And that was Steve’s  story for:

Hawaii Five-0 – Episode 7:23

Wehe ‘ana (Prelude)

Written by: Helen Shang & Zoe Robyn

Directed byMaja Vrvilo

(28 April 2017)

To be continued …….

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#H50 7.23 – Steve got plaid

Can you spell queerbaiting….

I tried to enjoy handyman McG but the dialogue was bothering me. And there were a few moments with uncle McG that I found creepy.

Anyway, if you liked the episode, good for you.

Uncle McCreepy

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#AlexOLoughlin …. My Kids are my Everything

I do very little outside of work, aside from be with my family.

My kids are my everything – I love being with them.

I love my home.

– Alex O’Loughlin

TV Plus,

October 2013

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Hiatus for #AlexOLoughlin

The other cast rush off and are eager to do (movies) but I just want to hang out with my kids, with my dog and my wife and relax. By the time I get to the end of each season, I’m pretty run down … 25 episodes, that’s a lot of TV to do in 10 months. I need to just get my body back, eating and training and catching up on sleep

– Alex O’Loughlin

News.com.AU

February 2016

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Life around #AlexOLoughlin – a week in review (14 – 22 Apr 2017)

Another week down and less than 11 weeks to go before start of filming of Season 8. At this rate it feels like before we blink our eyes too many times, we will be there. Here are some of the treats we got during this past week.

As always, Thank You to those who have posted pictures. And remember the links to all original posts are in the names.

Life on the Set:

Wesley John Getting briefed on the day’s action with series stars Alex O’Loughlin and Grace Park. — at Turtle Bay, Oahu

Stars, Alex and Grace working out a fight sequence with the show’s fight choreographer.

(Thank you Sadie for the find)

Fan Photos:

  • From the pictures posted, it looks like Alex left for the mainland (LA) on Monday evening the 17th, but had to endure a 5 hour delay.

Michael Black to Alex O’Loughlin     This was our last hour in Hawaii after living here for 4 years! My wife and I’s favorite TV show is Hawaii 5-0!

  • From one of the flight attendants on the flight

Making new friends from Hawaii Five-O. Alex O’Loughlin aka Steve McGarrett.

Stuck in Hawaii airport in same lobby with Alex O’Loughlin from Hawaii Five O. Could be worse!

  • Some “new” old picture(s)
    Over the years James have posted some pictures with Alex (and Egan). I think these are two ‘new’ ones amongst the ones he posted again this week on his new IG.

doi1da  Egan Inoue and Alex O’Loughlin.

Other News for the week:

  • Of course Alex and Malia celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary during this past week on April 17th.We would like to congratulate them and wish them the best for the years to come.

happy anniversary

 

Some Trivia for the week:

  • Although we know Alex got Dusty during hiatus 2011, we never knew when she was born. Malia solved that mystery for us with one of her posts on Instagram on April 15th. So That means that Dusty turned 6 this past week.

maliajonesswim  Happy birthday Dusty! 🎂🎉 #little #lover

Treat for the week:

I guess there are not many that have not yet seen the Watch! magazine video of Alex reading the children’s book, but here is just another reminder of it and a notice of the HD video and  some knee-p0rn that we added later.

Alex reading “Hello Lamb” by Jane Cabrera

Thought for the week:

Over the years that we have been following Alex, there has always been a code of respect amongst his fans not to post private pictures of his children on our fan pages. I see in resent times it has become popular practice on some (Instagram) pages to disregard Alex’s private life and post these private pictures, just in order to get some more likes and followers. And if we dare to post a comment about it we get blocked or the comment deleted ……

*cry*

Most ‘interesting’ search for the week:

  • alex o’loughlin tatoo hand
  • smoking hot bodies pics

eek

Next Week:

  • At least we will get another new episode this coming Friday the 28th . At first I thought it will be a Steve=lite episode, but from the promo’s at looks like we will see some of him as well.

 

Aloha!

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