Alex O'Loughlin stripped down for a shirtless jog after a morning spent surfing in Oahu on Saturday. The Hawaii Five-O star seems to enjoying island life while the show waits to see if they've been picked up for a second season. That state of Hawaii is rooting for more episodes of the action packed police drama as they recently honored the cast and crew for boosting the economy and tourism industry. Buzz is also backing Alex and his career as he made their short list of people they're hoping to see more of this year.
Alex O'Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim were at the Honolulu Capitol building Thursday to be honored by state lawmakers. The Hawaii Five-0 cast and crew were recognized for their continued contribution to the state's economy and tourism industry. Other popular shows and movies have packed up and headed to the islands. The entire cast of Cougar Town slipped into swimsuits for their upcoming season finale and last year Modern Family took over Waikiki to film their tropical vacation. Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgard, and Brooklyn Decker set sail for warmer weather when they invaded the beach for a few weeks last Summer during the filming of Battleship.
Seeing as how I'm making wish lists for the new year, I'd like to make one more small request: Dear Hollywood, please cast these actors! Though they may not be on the A-list just yet, in 2010 they turned in charming, memorable performances on TV and in film. Some have been slowly gaining notice on the Hollywood scene for years, while others are newer breakout stars — all I know is, I want to see more of 'em! Keep reading to find out who tops my list.
Today is December 1, and that means it's time to kick off our annual best of the year coverage! Over the next few weeks, I'll be polling you on your 2010 favorites and recounting the highs and lows of another year in entertainment. Today we're starting things off with the performers who made their mark on the industry this year. From potential Oscar nominees to young pop stars in the making, these are the guys and gals that just may be on the verge of becoming household names. Peruse the nominees carefully, then vote — who is the biggest breakout star of 2010?
It's September and what would Fall TV be without a new class of hot guys? We've already checked out the kickass female characters, our top five new shows, and the hardest DVR decisions. Now it's time to sit back and enjoy the manjoyment. From handsome guy James Wolk to shirtless Alex O'Loughlin, we've gathered up the sexiest guys to keep an eye out for on Fall TV. Use our printable premiere calendar to know when to tune in and watch our top 10 men on this PopSugar Rush Fall TV special!
Labor Day has come and gone, which means it's officially time for Fall TV! From our printable premiere calendar to our pilot scoops, we're breaking down all the new shows, and here are our top five picks of which to add to your DVR list. We're loving adorable JoAnna Garcia's comedy Better With You, the sexy reboot of Hawaii 5-0, and the twists and turns of Lone Star, just to name a few. To see what else made the cut, watch the video now and stay tuned for more Fall TV PopSugar Rush specials when we look at the handsome heartthrobs and familiar faces on the small screen soon!
What it's about: Former Navy lieutenant Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) returns to Hawaii to investigate his father's murder. He takes the position as the head of a new police team, partnered with newbie Danny Williams (Scott Caan). Straitlaced McGarrett and wisecracking single dad Caan butt heads at first, but quickly realize that they work well together with their forces combined. Rounding out their team is local resident Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and his kickass cousin Kono (Grace Park). After cracking their first case together, they're already a family.
Where it works: The show may be a reboot, but you'd never be able to tell (other than the iconic theme song, of course); the show is fresh, fast-paced, and has an interesting hodge-podge of likable characters. O'Loughlin is a bit stiff but boy is he easy on the eyes, and his buddy chemistry with Scott Caan couldn't be better. Of course the gorgeous scenery doesn't hurt either.
Where it doesn't: The guys succeed in capturing their first bad guy by the end of the episode, and I assume there won't be a ton of continuity from one episode to the next. With so many other cop dramas out there, it might be hard to get viewers addicted to a show that doesn't require weekly viewings.
Am I hooked? l'll definitely be coming back for more, but I do fear that the episodes may end up at the bottom of my DVR list.
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The TCA is underway with today's CBS panels, and there's no question that the network's new heavy hitter is Hawaii Five-0. Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan (aka the new McGarrett and Danno) took the stage, though the critics were a lot more curious about staying true to the original signature theme song.
- First things first: the showrunners and cast want to make it abundantly clear that this is a reboot. Not a remake, not a sequel, but a reboot, meaning that they aren't picking up where the original left off, and they are taking some creative liberties and putting a fresh spin on the old favorite (which apparently means it's not a remake).
- As for researching for their roles, Scott Caan said he wanted to start fresh with the new script but Alex O'Loughlin did a little digging, and remembers the show from his youth.
- Speaking of O'Loughlin, he's really hoping that his latest venture will be a hit after a string of failed TV shows. He said, "There's a reason things work or don't work on television, and I don't know what the answer is, I just keep wandering on and hoping..." However, it does sound like he's got confidence in the new series: "If this one doesn't go, I'm completely bewildered. I have no idea how television works at all."
- Caan, on the other hand, spent some time contemplating whether he was ready to make the switch to TV after mostly doing movies. He quipped: "I think I do better work on this than what I'd done in the last 10 years in movies."
To find out how the guys will measure up against the originals and why costar Daniel Dae Kim is the unofficial "mayor" of Waikiki, just keep reading.