People who have met hard times (even of their own making), but who are able to seek help and turn things around, are a great inspiration. Yesterday I was looking at some gorgeous pictures from the last episode of Hawaii Five-0 and once again saw some of the comments about how Alex keep on looking better and better. Of course he matured physically, as well as on a personal level since the start of Hawaii Five-0, but he also looks so at ease in his own skin at the moment.
This old article shows some of the steps Alex took to turn things around for himself since those hard times at the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012. It always makes me thankful to see that he was strong enough at heart, to make the changes that helped him to recover.
Calgary Sun, Canoe.com, Hollywood.com
28 October 2013
Hawaii Five-0 actor Alex O’Loughlin has overhauled his health and diet following his stint in rehab last year. The Australian star checked himself into a clinic to receive professional help to beat his addiction to painkillers after getting hooked on the pills following a shoulder injury.
He took time off from the show to focus on his recovery and has adopted the strict Paleolithic eating regime, which restricts followers to the diet of early humans.
He tells Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald, “I feel really good; I’ve made a few dietary changes and I’m exploring the whole Paleo thing and training hard, so I’m feeling good.”
- Paleo diet: A diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.
I decided to take a look back at season 5. Compiled the moments that stopped me for another view. Not every episode had extra special moments (being honest here). But looking back, I´m surprized the first half of the season delivered such nice McBits 🙂 These are just from the first half of the season. We still have a long hiatus ahead of us, spreading the memories along the way. Enjoy!
I couldn’t give a f**k about the procedurals. I mean sometimes I can, and sometimes it’s really interesting. Sometimes, it’s great fun. But if I wanted to do “CSI,” I would have done “CSI.” It’s not what this show is. This show is a character driven drama, that has a procedural element, and is based in a genre. That’s what the show is. It’s a character driven drama. The procedural element is great fun when it’s used correctly, but when it’s overused, it turns into something else.
I think it’s really disappointing from a fan point of view when people get lazy and they know that that’s going to work and that it’s going to require less effort and they just sort of go with that. I think what the guys have done with Moonlight has been great. I think they’ve really put a big effort into balance it all out. We’ve had some great procedural stuff and some really interesting cases, and as we’re moving on, we’re getting into the characters more and more, and we’re caring about these characters more and more, and we’re learning more and more about the mythology and getting deeper into the actual genre and the blood and guts of it, pardon the pun. So I’m really happy with the way it’s shaping up.
– Alex O’Loughlin, Daemon TV, 24 November 2007
I know that the two shows can’t be compared at all (genre wise, and with the number of episodes), but the question is, can this be said of Hawaii Five-0? Or did the opposite happen and we started out with great characters, that we lost along the way?