Monthly Archives: April 2019

Brad Turner, director of #H50 Episode 9.22

It looks like Director Brad Turner really enjoyed working on this latest episode of Hawaii Five-0


Huge thanks to these folks for a great episode! #H50#setlife #hawaii #CBS


Tune into @hawaiifive0cbs tonight! It was great to be back with friends directing an episode this season! Mahalo! #H50@plenkov #alexoloughlin



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They say ….. #AlexOLoughlin is patient, giving & supportive

Kimee Balmilero who play Dr. Noelani on #H50, took over Hawaii Five-0 CBS account on Instagram for last night’s episode and posted some footage about the making of the episode.  This came from her IG Story ……

“And of course THIS Dude”

Alex was so patient, so giving and so supportive”

“This episode was super outside my comfort zone of medical terms, improv comedy and musical theatre”

“Super thankful to work with this amazing cast and crew. Thanks for the Aloha!!! “

Kimee Balmilero (Dr. Noelani Cunha on #H50) on IG Story

Scene from Episode 9:22


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#AlexOLoughlin & Co – Interview at the Paley

A few good men

How the stars of MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. won over their fans playing heroes not afraid to get their butts kicked or their hearts broken

By Jim Halterman

for TV Guide

April 2019

“Captain America is a dream, so your job is to bring truth to these Characters”

Alex O’Loughlin

Jay Hernandez  is well aware what fans of Tom Selleck’s Magnum P.I. initially thought of CBS’s idea to reboot the iconic actions series: “Everybody hated it.” He says. “I was as sceptical, if not more sceptical that they were.” But just as Alex O’Loughlin (intrepid Lt. Cmdr. Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-0) and Lucas Till (the crafty operative on MacGyver) had done before him, Hernandez put his faith in Executive Producer Peter Lenkov, the mastermind behind all three dramas, and hoped viewers would appreciate how the original series’ spirit while not trying to copy it. They did: Even before Magnum wrapped its first season in early April, CBS had ordered a second.

Now many fans of the new Magnum would love to see Hernandez in a three-way crossover event with Till and O’Loughlin – a tricky puzzle that Lenkov says he would happily continue to ponder if MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0 score renewals too.

MacGyver concludes its third season on May 10, with Peter Weller guest starring as “the bad MacGyver” (a formidable nemesis pitched by Till who would become a big part of Season 4 Lenkov teases). That same night, H50 welcomes back Joey Lawrence, so his baddie hacker, Aaron Wright can wreak havoc for the team in the final two episodes of Season 9.

As they await their shows’ fates, the leading men team up for their first joint interview to chat about their heroic roles, Selleck’s short shorts and why saving the world is easy for their characters, but long-lasting romance …. not so much.

Jim: The three of you play modern-day action heroes. Why do you think fans are drawn to these shows?

Lucas [to Alex and Jay]: Hawaii’s their appeal. I don’t know why people watch Hawaii. [Laughs]

Alex: No offense to Atlanta [where MacGyver shoots], but when you look at Hawaii [where Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum film], that part of the planet is in high definition.

Jay: I heard the colder and more horrific the weather is in town, the more ratings go up for shows like Hawaii Five-0.

Jim: But MacGyver is very international. Right, Lucas?

Lucas: Yes, they do a surprisingly good job, because half of the locations we shoot are just old [local] warehouses from right after the Civil War. In each episode, we’re in three different countries.

Alex: Is that the rule of MacGyver?

Lucas: That’s an average. Sometimes we’re in five different countries in an episode. We also have the worst home security of all secret agents of all time. [Laughs] MacGyver’s home has been broken into about seven times, by the same dude three times!

Jay: Funny you say that, because Magnum is a Navy SEAL, and I have never had my ass kicked more in my life! These guys are trained assassins, and I get my ass kicked all the time.

Jim: What makes a reboot successful?

Jay: Nostalgia’s a big part of it. It’s built-in audience potential. But to some extent it’s the casting. It the casting is wrong, it wouldn’t work.

Alex: I absolutely agree. You [to Jay] are so different from Tom Selleck. I am so different from Jack Lord [the original McGarrett].

Jay: The idea of a 2018 version of Tom would’ve killed [Magnum]. You had to do something that’s a little different.

Lucas: I just thought I was going to shoot the MacGyver pilot, cash a check and walk away. Then I got picked up for a full season. I’m only half-joking!

Jim: What are some things you wanted to make sure you kept around from the original show?

Alex: We have McGarrett’s car [from the original series], the Mercury Marquis. And from the beginning [my character] works on it like it’s his pop’s car.

Jay: The seventh episode, Higgins [Perdita Weeks] presents Magnum with his first aloha Hawaiian shirt. That was a cool earned moment.

Jim: With all of your characters romantic relationships don’t seem to last. Is it possible, given their jobs?

Lucas: Unrequited love, maybe. But it probably wouldn’t be very interesting if we had one girlfriend the whole time.

Jay: To be the central guy, you have to be flawed.

Alex: It’s hard to bring humanity to a flawless dude, so I’m always trying to throw obstacles at McGarrett.  Captain America is a dream, so our job is to bring truth to these characters .

Jay: And I you’re a flawed guy, you’re never going to be in a relationship too long.

Lucas: Especially with [the original] Magnum. He was a sex symbol and had a different girl all the time, didn’t he?

Jay: It was a different time.

Alex: Jay’s character would have more women in his life if he just wore those [short] shorts. [All three laugh]

Jay: Maybe next season!

Jim: What about with McGarrett?

Alex: He’s got a dog. But seriously, relationships require reciprocity, and you have to spend time together to generate shared common memory. I think it would be more realistic to see friends with benefits leaving the house here and there. “What’s that? Doesn’t matter. Come in.” Bye! See you on the 17th next month! “


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Self-Defence Workshop with #AlexOLoughlin at #GrapplingUnlimited

Another chance for you to attend a Women’s Self-Defence Workshop with Alex and Egan Inoue as instructors at Grappling Unlimited in Hawaii.


1 June 2019


Egan’s Bootcamp, 1212 Punahou Street, Honolulu, Hawaii

In the process you will also be donating all the money you pay for it to the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children.

Participants in the Women’s Self Defense Seminar will be taught lifesaving techniques by Egan Inoue and one of his top students, Hawaii 5-0 actor, Alex O’Loughlin (aka Steve McGarett). Each session is an hour and a half. 100% of proceeds will go to not-for-profit Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children. Ages 11+ welcome

  • 1st Session:

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

$300 plus Tax

Includes a group photo with a Egan & Alex

  • 2nd session(VIP):

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

$400 plus Tax

Includes t-shirt and INDIVIDUAL photo with Egan & Alex


You can buy your ticket here, by following the link

If you are interested and do not really know what it is about, you are welcome to have a look at previous stories from those who attended through the years:

So, you will meet Alex, get lessons in self-defence from him, get a photo and donate to charity. It sounds like a win-win situation to me!


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#AlexOLoughlin at #BJJ Seminar & Other Hiatus Fun

On Saturday Alex, with fellow #H50 star Beulah Koale and also James Beck from Trident Adventures, were among those who attended the seminar held by Magid Hage IV and hosted by Egan’s Grappling Unlimited Gym in Hawaii.

  • Egan posted:


Thank you @gorilla_hands! Such a great seminar. #alwayslearning #grapplingunlimitedhawaii #eganinouejiujitsu #bjj


  • We normally would not post pictures of Alex’s children, unless it was posed for and posted on a public forum by someone who is not paparazzi. These were posted publically, and for a number of reasons we felt it good to also share both these pictures with you – even the one that was not posed for. It was posted by one of the dads on the trip, and it includes Alex and his stepson Spike having fun with Trident Adventures. (Not sure who originally found the pictures that were posted yesterday, because it was shared in private with us – but Thank You)


@tridentadventureshawaii From our Ohana to yours… Big Mahalo for the last 3 days of water adventures…. see you all in July. Remember the new tagline: THIS DOESN’T SUCK… Review will be coming in hot… #tridentadventures #navyseals #army #ohanameansfamily #aina #swimwithdolphin #thisdoesntsuck #brotherhood

No wonder we always see Spike with this big smile on his face – Over the years we have seen him having lots of fun, as well as many sweet, tender & caring moments with both his father, Luke, and stepdad Alex.

We did not make  a specific post for it here on the blog during the week, only on our Instagram and Twitter pages, but we also want to mention Alex and Malia’s  5th wedding anniversary here, which they celebrated during the past week on 17th April.

We would like to wish them lots of happiness and fun for the years to come!!


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