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As depressing as this whole scenario is, Sony had to make the best business decision for them. Even though the chance of violence is slim, if North Korean terrorists did in fact leave bombs in theaters, would Sony even survive the financial losses and public relations backlash? This is a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. This way, insurance may help them recoup financial losses.
4 months ago on Why “The Interview” shouldn’t be pulled
This show jumps the shark every week, so I no longer expect otherwise.. I think Melissa808 is correct - the show has given itself over to camp and we either go with it or hate it. Or both. :(
You're right that much of this episode was unbelievable but as it seems to be the direction the show is heading, I'm starting to just shrug it off. Like Savannah telling her audience she was going to be riding along with the elite task force and but then was surprised they didn't deal with petty criminals like shoplifters. Say, what? Oh, well. This is the new Five-0, I guess One thing I have to mention though, you ask how will the Five-0 team go undercover now? They haven't really done that for a while now. They stood up with the governor in front of TV cameras last year, plus being a high profile team on a small island? They can't really go undercover. Or maybe a fake mustache will work. As far as having a camera crew go along on an operation, that's been done in real life more than once. As a matter of fact, wasn't a television show cancelled after it was sued for showing people who hadn't been convicted of crimes? And that was real life.
And given that Aisha Tyler was supposed to be an annoying talk show host, I think she did a pretty good job.
1 year, 11 months ago on ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Recap: ‘Imi Loko Ka `Uhane’
@LandsbergLaw I think you made one of@MyongChoi 's points. The racial stereotypes that are part of Hawaiian culture are now on display to the rest of the world, making Hawaii look worse than Caan. By screaming, "Go home, haole!" those people have made the islands look must less hospitable to outsiders. Of course, it's not as simple as that, but that's the impression many have gotten as a result of the degree of anger directed at Scott.
2 years, 2 months ago on Caan he say that?
@JJLee @tituschong Actually, the comment about the food was a joke. I know from a friend who works on the show that he loves a lot of the local food.
@tituschong Agreed that Scott's comments (as least those that made it to the final cut of the show) lacked filtering, but so many of the comments I've seen aimed at Caan were just downright vicious and racist. Two wrongs don't make a right.
@LandsbergLaw First of all, not that an he isn't privileged, but these guys work 16 hour days, sometimes 6 days a week, so it's not as easy as you think. Secondly, Scott has said positive things about Hawaii before, commenting on the lovely weather, the natural beauty and the very nice people. What you have to realize is that television interviews get cut and edited to serve the purpose of the particular show, and Chelsea Handler's MO is to be offensive. Scott made a mistake in saying these things to going along with her jokes, but his biggest mistake was to appear on the show at all.
@Kimo808 You ask where the reactions from the locals were? Twitter, news articles, blogs, radio shows, and Facebook. I've seen hundreds of angry tweets aimed at Caan, and from a wide array of residents. From people with little class who preferred to express themselves with obscenity, to more thoughtfully worded comments by people working in Hawaii print and television media, and from everyone in between. When people say "Scott Caan doesn't get "aloha" therefore he needs to get his ass out of Hawaii," that's the sort of thing @MyongChoi is referring to. If you're telling people how special your islands are because of the relaxed, friendly,welcoming and charitable attitude, but then show absolutely no mercy for anyone who says something you don't like, you're not presenting Hawaii in a good light. In the past few days, I've had several people comment to me that they didn't realize how racist and intolerant Hawaii is. I don't believe that to be the case, but that's the image many of those that @MyongChoi is referring to, have given to the rest of the world in the past few days.
I was happy to see this article taking a more balanced approach. Yeah, Caan screwed up, but the reaction to a stupid joke by a celebrity, was just over the top. I'm happy to see calmer heads prevailing in the past two days.
The number one thing that seems to be overlooked is that the interview was meant to be a humorous exchange done for laughs. Chelsea Handler is not a serious talk show host - it's all about the jokes and being offensive. I have it from one of the craft services guys who's worked on the show since it started, that Scott actually LOVES the local food. Caan's comment on Handler is what's called "a joke." This knee-jerk reaction reminds me of when Alex O'Loughlin joked to an interviewer (who had asked about his ardent female following) "What I want to know is where are all my young, good looking fans?" He was referencing his following of middle-aged women who have backed him since his first American television show. Was it a smart comment to make? Probably not, given how overly sensitive some people can be, but he was trying to be funny. Predictably, there was a backlash among the humorously challenged, who screeched "How could he disrespect his true fans like that?!!" Blah, blah, blah.
Come on folks, can't we just lighten up and not take everything so darned seriously, particularly when there are so many real issues in this country that we should be getting angry about?
Finally, some sanity about the (non)issue! I had an argument with someone yesterday about how Scott didn't sign up as an ambassador merely because he agreed to work on a show that films in Hawaii. I'm wondering if you saw the same post. Anyway, I think Scott should have been more careful, but he was going along with Chelsea Handler's "bit" and he ended up suffering the consequences. As soon as I saw the clip, I knew there would be consequences but was frankly shocked at the depth of anger, and how widespread it seemed to be. The irony of people saying that since Scott didn't understand "aloha," he should be kicked off the island, seemed to escape many. The same person who said he was an ambassador asked if I would kick out a guest if he said my house and cook was horrible. I said no, because I was a good host. Two wrongs don't make a right.
I thought the whole bit about the restraining order was highly implausible too, but it turns out Olivia had friends in high places, including judges. You really don't get why McGarrett was so bothered by her? He's the alpha-male team leader and this woman reads him and his weaknesses immediately. Super Seal does not like that one bit. Her intelligence and sensuality combined with her brazenness in taunting him with her crimes,would put most men off balance, I think. Even more so if, 1) others around him don't see her as he does, and 2) if they're used to being in charge of the situation as McGarrett is.
I like Catherine but I really wish the writers would explain her sudden exchange in circumstances and also how she became a cat burglar. This is one of the show's weaknesses, just leaving things hanging or unexplained. Like, does Danny even have a home now? By the way, I know people in Hawaii who have houses, but go to hotels to enjoy the pools.
I love Christine Lahti, but at this point I'm just not sure bringing Steve's mom into the picture was a good idea. I'm hearing very little positive feedback about the character and how it's being handled even from the most devoted viewers. Once again, it's the show's lack of consistency and leaving story lines hanging. We don't see her one week, then the following week she pops in for two minutes of comic relief, and later we get an episode where Mom spends almost all of her screen time crying. Now she's torturing a guy. There's no cohesive character that we can relate to or sympathize with. It reminds me of last season's on and off again Shelburne teases with Joe White. I reached the point where I just didn't care any longer, and I fear that's where we're headed with Doris.
As far as the WITSEC agent being dumb, it's probably all that time as a civil servant. I hear it's brain-numbing.
2 years, 4 months ago on ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Recap: ‘Wahine`inoloa’
I think the answer to your question about why a popular kid is never featured in animal movies is this; that child would be do busy with social activities. to devote his/her time to a labor-intensive, deep friendship with an animal.
3 years, 6 months ago on Nonstop Movies: 'Dolphin Tale'
Let's not forget that this show is set in Hawaii; it's not "about" Hawaii. Lighten up and enjoy
4 years, 5 months ago on Dear ‘Hawaii Five-0′ writers
OK, how realistic was "24"? How realistic is the technology on the CSI franchcies? Or cops shows that always catching the bad guys? I mean come on, why is this show being singled out for not being true-to-life? And if you don't like all those crimes being portrayed in Hawaii, perhaps they should just cancel the show. Lighten up!!
4 years, 6 months ago on 'H50' no reality show
Yep, they definitely know that a large number of people watching the show are women who adore the hot, hot, hot, Alex O'Loughlin. Smart move guys!!!
4 years, 6 months ago on ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Preview: ‘Nalowale’