TV news & Observations: Hawaii Five-0, True Blood

by on November 30, 2011

in Entertainment

Cinema Static, TV and Movie News and OpinionToday’s Cinema Static bite involves some Hawaii Five-0 observations and a TV news bite (no pun intended) for True Blood….

Hat Tip to Hawaii Five-0 Showrunners

In the Hawaii Five-0 episode titled “Lapa’au,” the team (Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, & Masi Oka) try to discover who killed an ICE agent and track down the smuggling ring she was pursuing.

The episode, which aired a few weeks ago, guest starred Greg Grunberg.

For any fans of the past show, Heroes, you know that Masi Oka, who plays Dr. Max Bergman, and Greg Grunberg, who played agent Morrison in this episode, were main characters on Heroes.

In a scene in the H50 episode, when the two characters meet in Dr. Bergman’s lab, Bergman looks at Morrison and stops, saying, “Have we met before?”

LOL…  they spent a few moments on the scene and I thought it was an awesome and funny moment when the two ex-cast from Heroes cross paths and the showrunners took advantage of the moment.

That was a Cinema Static Awesome TV moment.

BTW:  Grunberg is slated to show up in a Syfy movie in 2012, titled Mega Spider!  At least that’s the title right now.

The H50 scene above reminded me of another scene gem from a True Blood scene from early last season, when the vampires were holding a public meeting to sooth over the general populace about their intents… and there was this huge advertising banner at the vampire conference, 1-800-DENTIST.  Ya had to laugh at that one.

Speaking of True Blood….


Chris Meloni Courted for True Blood

TV Guide is reporting that Christopher Meloni, formerly of Law & Order: SVU, may be joining the cast of True Blood

If the numbers (contract) add up, he will be taking over the mantle of a major role.

If you’re missing Meloni, you can catch him next in the new Superman movie starring Henry Cavil and directed by Zack Snyder, Man of Steel, coming out in June of 2013.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

paul forcey November 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I have to say that the series is ok, Kathy watches sci fi with me (sometimes) so I watched that with her. They have a spy thread and a lot of nods to historical things.

Playboy club sounded like the dumbest idea ever, they tried to say it was all about empowering women..i doubt it somehow..

yeah I may just see if she hears about it on her own.

Bruce Simmons November 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Pan who??? Yea… I put that right up there with the Playboy Club show… just a bad excuse to throw around some legs. OMG… I don’t envy you, telling your wife. I’d do it from far away in an email where there’s time for her to cool off before you get home.

paul forcey November 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I laughed at that scene in H50 as well, I love that series.

What is your take on the Pan Am series being cancelled Bruce? I saw on twitter it has 5 more episodes to go and thats it.

I have not been brave enough to tell my wife yet, she loves that program.

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