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VIDEO: Malika Interviews Hawaii Five-0’s Daniel Dae Kim, Jorge Garcia

September 23, 2015, 5:00 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:11 PM
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Leading up to this week’s season premiere of Hawaii Five-0, we are posting a video a day from our Hawaii Five-0 red carpet series. Big Island Now’s Malika Dudley was there to capture all the action.

Next up in the series – Daniel Dae Kim and Jorge Garcia! Both actors were also on the hit series LOST. Daniel talks about his new roles in the director and producers chairs and Jorge talks about moving his dog to Hawaii, how he is settling in and previews what his character will be like in the upcoming season.

Stay tuned for the full interview with Alex O’Loughlin!

Here are the rest of the videos in the series:


Malika Interviews Grace Park & Chi McBride (Grace shares how she feels about representing water women in Hawaii. Chi talks about his impressions of Hawaii, his favorite local foods and which neighbor island he visits most.)


Malika Interviews Chef Morimoto, Five for Fighting, Dennis Chun (Dennis is the son of the actor who played “Chin Ho Kelly” on the original series! Chef Morimoto confirms whether or not he will be in Season 6.)

Hawaii Five-0 Season 6 Red Carpet Highlight Reel (Alex O’Loughlin’s definition of “Aloha”, Chi McBride compares Hawaii to his wife, Jorge Garcia making a more permanent move to Hawaii and more!)

Malika Interviews Executive Producer Peter M. Lenkov (Will they shoot on the neighbor islands this season? Any new love interests?)

Big Island Now's Malika Dudley interviews Hawaii Five-0's Jorge Garcia on the red carpet

Big Island Now’s Malika Dudley interviews Hawaii Five-0’s Jorge Garcia on the red carpet


The annual “Sunset On The Beach” Hawaii Five-0 Premiere was held in Waikiki Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Queens Surf Beach. Despite high humidity and the threat for heavy showers, thousands of residents and visitors gathered to watch the Season 6 premiere of Hawaii Five-0, “Mai Ho’oni I Ka Wai Lana Mālie.” This year, die-hard fans again camped out overnight to get the best seats. Those in attendance were able to view the premiere nearly 2 weeks ahead of the season premiere on CBS, Friday night September 25th.

HAWAII FIVE-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the islands’ sun-drenched beaches.  Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder and stays after Hawaii’s former governor persuaded him to head up the new team: his rules, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest “game” in town.  Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny “Danno” Williams, a relocated ex-New Jersey cop – a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline – but who’s committed to keeping the islands safe for his young daughter; Chin Ho Kelly, an ex-Honolulu police detective, and former protégé of McGarrett’s father, who was wrongly accused of corruption; Dr. Max Bergman, the quirky coroner; and Chin’s cousin, Kono Kalakaua, a beautiful and fearless native, eager to establish herself among the department’s elite. Assisting the team is Lieutenant Catherine Rollins, a dedicated military officer with romantic ties to McGarrett.  McGarrett vows to bring closure to his father’s case, while the state’s brash FIVE-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, is determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state.

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