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‘The Walking Dead’ Star Returns to Hawaii

December 3rd, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Pop Culture, Television

Zombies are in. AMC’s drama series “The Walking Dead,” based on a graphic novel series of the same name, is a huge hit. And Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawaii has just wrapped a presentation of “Uncle Vanya and Zombies,” a post-apocalyptic zombie story set on the UH campus. This Saturday, ‘Walking Dead’ star Sarah […]

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‘The River’ Shares Scares, Hawaii Ties

February 6th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Pop Culture, Television

Tuesday night brings the premiere of “The River” on ABC. Created by Oren Peli, the man behind the “Paranormal Activity” film franchise, the show is described as a “paranormal adventure horror” series. The modest production came to the islands with a modest, eight-episode first-season order, following in the much larger footsteps of ABC’s previous filmed-in-Hawaii […]

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Shawn Ching Returns to TV News

January 31st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, People, Television

After more than two years out of the public eye, Shawn Ching is returning to the news business. Hawaii News Now announced that he will join Stephanie Lum at the anchor desk for its 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts. “Having Shawn join Hawaii News Now is a game-changing moment for us and solidifies our […]

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Review: ‘Hawaii Five-0′

September 20th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 16 Comments · Pop Culture, Reviews, Television

Tonight brings the national premiere of the re-imagined “Hawaii Five-0” on CBS, although my family and I were among the thousands who crammed onto Waikiki beach for a special “Sunset on the Beach” advance screening a week ago. Though I’m not planning on covering “Hawaii Five-0″ on this blog as obsessively as I covered “LOST,” […]

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LOST Locations Tours Upgraded

August 31st, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television

The best “LOST” filming locations tours have gotten even better. Ed Kos of Kos Tours announced today that he has secured access to some new, well-known but well hidden, “LOST” sets. Dubbed “LOST Valley,” the secluded spot includes several iconic structures: The Hydra and its the polar bear cages,  The Orchid (or the “botanical station” it was […]

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“LOST” Meetup in Waikiki on Aug. 25

August 16th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Hawaii, Lost

One of the many things “LOST” fans have to look forward to this month is the release of “LOST: The Complete Connection” on DVD and Blu-Ray. To celebrate, several local fans are getting together next Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Giovanni Pastrami in Waikiki. The event is the brainchild of Ed “NctrnlBst” Morita and will be […]

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“LOST” in August

August 3rd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Lost, Pop Culture, Television

“LOST” fans have a lot to look forward to this month! On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 & 22, there will will be a two-day live auction of over 1,000 “LOST” props. Two days later, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, the official release of both “Lost: The Sixth and Final Season” and “LOST: The Complete Collection.” […]

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“Hawaii Five-0″ at Comic-Con

July 27th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, Pop Culture, Television

One of the highlights for me at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was the preview for the new “Hawaii Five-0” reboot on CBS. The event featured stars Daniel Dae Kim, who gets to stay in Hawaii following his six-year turn on “LOST,” and Grace Park, a reboot veteran from “Battlestar Galactica.” Also on hand were […]

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Hawaii Five-0 Production Begins

July 15th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 7 Comments · Hawaii, Pop Culture, Television

Production on CBS’ reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” officially started today in Waikiki. Work kicked off after a traditional Hawaiian blessing at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon by Kahu Kelekona Bishaw of Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools. On hand was Daniel Dae Kim, formerly of “LOST,” Grace Park, formerly of SyFy’s “Battlestar Galactica” reboot, as […]

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Phineas and Ferb Go Hawaiian

July 8th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Family, Hawaii, Pop Culture, Television

Much as I’d like to think of myself as a sophisticated connoisseur of art and culture, I consume my fair share of pop pablum. And as a dad to three kids, I also know more than I want to know about kids cartoons. A few shows have been outright banned from our living room TiVo, […]

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