Category: Television

Daniel Dae Kim Jumps Into Restaurant Biz

Daniel Dae Kim Jumps Into Restaurant Biz

A brief item in this morning’s Star-Bulletin from John Heckathorn: Restaurateur DK Kodama and “Lost” actor Daniel Dae Kim are opening a restaurant together, a casual, build-your-own-burger franchise called The Counter. Next to Whole Foods at Kahala Mall, next month. How’d they get together? DK’s daughter and DDK’s son are...

Evangeline Lilly ‘Allergic to Hawaii’

Evangeline Lilly ‘Allergic to Hawaii’

“LOST” star Evangeline Lilly returned to The Late Show with David Letterman last night. And the conversation quickly turned to her relationship with the Aloha State. You’ll recall that in her interview with MSN TV last May, she noted that the islands’ inefficiencies can sometimes make her want to kill...

“LOST” Connections

“LOST” Connections

SPOILER ALERT! Yesterday’s photoset from Mike, depicting an unfamiliar beach camp set built near Camp Erdman on the North Shore, prompted many fans to scour them for clues.  Today, Jennie from Denver passes along her own photos from the same spot, one of which reveals a tantalizing link. The last...

A Few Good ‘LOST’ Blogs

A Few Good ‘LOST’ Blogs

One good turn deserves another. Not long after I had the opportunity to curate the “Top 10 Hawaii Blogs” for Blogs.com, I got the chance to turn the spotlight on bloggers who share my obsession with ABC’s hit television series “LOST.” So, just in time for the spectacular premiere of...

“LOST” Returns

“LOST” Returns

On the eve of the broadcast premiere of the first two episodes of Season 5, veteran “LOST” spotter Howard Hsu sent word of a location shoot in downtown Honolulu. They recreated, on a smaller scale, the Widmore Industries exterior seen in Episode 3×08, “Flashes Before Your Eyes.” The signs were...

“LOST” in a Market

“LOST” in a Market

Looks like the winter “LOST” production hiatus is over. Filming for Episode 12 of Season 5 commenced yesterday, and late word came of a location shoot at the Times Supermarket in McCully (1772 S. King St.). Out front, a false sign hung that no doubt gave local shoppers pause: Tim’s...

Cable TV Channels May Go Dark Tomorrow

Cable TV Channels May Go Dark Tomorrow

Hawaii customers of Oceanic Time Warner will lose several television channels tomorrow unless a last-minute deal is struck between Time Warner and Viacom. Viacom owns several popular basic cable channels carried by Oceanic, including Comedy Central, music channels MTV and VH1, kids channels Nickleodeon and Noggin, Spike, and TV Land....

Honolulu Power Outage Covered Online

Honolulu Power Outage Covered Online

At about 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, a lightning storm over Honolulu apparently knocked out electricity for almost the entire island of O’ahu. As people from Waikiki to Kaneohe were plunged into darkness, those that still had battery operated gadgets gathered and shared information online to determine the extent...

Heart of Paradise Debuts Tonight

Heart of Paradise Debuts Tonight

Take one part “Survivor” and one part “Extreme Makeover” and mix in heaping spoonfuls of Hawaii, and you’ll get “Heart of Paradise,” a new reality TV show that premieres at 9 p.m. tonight on KHON FOX 2 and CW93. The brainchild of first-time producer Cynthia Lockhart, the hourlong program (which...

Ben Gutierrez Ousted at KITV

Ben Gutierrez Ousted at KITV

Local ABC affiliate KITV announced this afternoon that newcomer Amber-Lynn Hyden would take over morning weather anchor duties. But for all the glowing praise KITV News Director Tod Pritchard heaped upon the former flight attendant, not a word was said about her predecessor: veteran morning weather anchor Ben Gutierrez. Presumably,...

“LOST” in a Landslide

“LOST” in a Landslide

In the latest “Dharma Special Access” e-mail bulletin from ABC and “LOST” creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, there’s an interesting note about the recent wet weather we’ve seen on Oahu: One of the fun things about shooting the show in Hawaii is how completely inconsequential Mother Nature makes us...

“LOST” in Pictures

“LOST” in Pictures

A little over a week ago, I posted some “LOST” spotting notes from fans who were visiting Hawaii. Among them was a report from Crista, who spent some time wandering “Othersville” (a.k.a. Camp Erdman). Fortunately, she was also able to take some photos, which she was kind enough to share:...

“LOST” in a Square

“LOST” in a Square

SPOILER ALERT! Turns out the work day wasn’t over for the “LOST” production crew after yesterday’s snowy street scene.  After sundown, they turned up at Bishop Museum, where the show had recreated yet another Russian locale.  According to my friend Jeff, a museum employee, both Naveen Andrews and Michael Emerson...

“LOST” in the Snow

“LOST” in the Snow

SPOILER ALERT! Historic, architecturally diverse Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu has played London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles… and now you can add Russia to its resume. The production crew set up between Bethel Street and Nuuanu Avenue at 32 Merchant Street — in fact the very same building that...

“LOST” Notes from Visiting Fans

“LOST” Notes from Visiting Fans

SPOILER ALERT! This past week was definitely a good week to be a “LOST” fan vacationing in Hawaii. The Othersville set report from Grant was only the beginning.  Less than a day later, I heard from Crista, who stopped by Camp Erdman as well. There was no filming taking place,...

“LOST” in Dharma

“LOST” in Dharma

SPOILER ALERT! The “LOST” filming tip line had been silent for some time, and in years past the Thanksgiving holiday marked the start of a six-week hiatus for local production. I was beginning to think we’d seen the last of the location shoots of 2008.  But visiting fan Grant from...

Rebecca Mader of “LOST” Mugged

Rebecca Mader of “LOST” Mugged

“LOST” star Rebecca Mader, who plays newcomer Charlotte, posted to Facebook that she was mugged. The posted item read: “Rebecca Mader is recovering from being mugged last night :( I’m OK, just shaken up. x.” The note collected dozens of sympathetic comments from friends and fans, though the item and...

“LOST” Among the Tombstones

“LOST” Among the Tombstones

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” returned to Oahu Cemetery this morning, perhaps a fitting location on the brink of Halloween. The historic graveyard previously appeared in the Season 2 episode “Lockdown,” as the not-quite-final resting place of Anthony Cooper. It seemed, at first, a peaceful scene, with Matthew Abbadon (Lance Reddick) bringing a wheelchair-bound John...

“LOST” Returns to Santa Rosa

“LOST” Returns to Santa Rosa

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” returned to the campus of Windward Community College in Kaneohe today to film yet another scene at the “Santa Rosa Mental Institute,” where our dear Hurley (Jorge Garcia) has been a tenant. From veteran spotter “Grappler” (who previously reported from the Windward side) comes this account of...

Welcome, Pop Candy Readers!

Welcome, Pop Candy Readers!

Whitney Matheson’s “Pop Candy” blog at USA Today is a must-read for any pop culture fan. Jen and I were bummed that we missed Whitney at Comic-Con. So as a longtime reader, it was a thrill to find that she featured this blog today in “Tracking down the ‘LOST’ gang.”...