Five-0 Redux: Meet the ‘Super Five-0′ fans

Apr. 26, 2011 | 12 Comments

BY WENDIE BURBRIDGE / Special to the Star-Advertiser

Tonight’s “Hawaii Five-0” was a rebroadcast of “Ke Kinohi,” and since the Five-0 Redux covered much of what we learned in tonight’s broadcast in “Deconstructing ‘Five-0’ Theories” we digress from the usual blog to bring you fun photos from the third “Hawaii Five-0” Tweet up—read “meet up” for all you non-Twitter users out there. It’s just like calling your friends to meet up somewhere—only we “Tweet” out an invite—and Big City Diner’s President and Owner Lane Muraoka helps set us up at his Ward restaurant with a great spot.

Photo by FL Morris /

He also makes up a special Five-0 menu and surrounds us with three big screens for us to watch and talk about everything McGarrett and Five-0. We all have a great time repeating favorite lines, laughing at the same sarcastic Danno comment, and for the ladies, ahhing at any strategic McG “babe” shot.

We also got to cheer for our friend — Sarah, “Blonde at the Beach” — who was an extra during the shoot out scene on Waikiki Beach. It’s all about good food, meeting Twitter peeps in real life, and enjoying our favorite show.  For several of the folks this is their third meeting at Big City Diner, and this one was by far the largest meeting.

Though there have been other informal “Hawaii Five-0” Tweet-ups — at Tropics Bar and Grill, Side Street Inn, and Perk-A-Lot Coffee in Wahiawa — those have been smaller and more impromptu than the larger and more organized Tweet-ups at Big City Diner.

Often times Tweet-ups have been organized to meet out of town “Hawaii Five-0” fans, as tonight was to meet fans Silke and Andy who were visiting from Germany. We’ve also had Tweet-ups to meet Dana from Vermont, Brianne and Patricia from Canada, and Michele from New York.

All great to meet Twitter friends from all over the world, and a testament to how wide reaching “Hawaii Five-0” is. Maybe next time, you can join us at the next Five-0 Tweet up. We’re a fun bunch as you can see.

Redux Side Note:

Photo by FL Morris /

Monday May 2nd starts “May sweeps” for “Hawaii Five-0” with all new episodes until the season finale. Next week’s guest star is 80’s pop star and teen idol Rick Springfield as world-renowned photographer Renny Sinclair. According to the CBS press site, Renny is a “womanizer” who is murdered while on assignment in Hawaii shooting the annual swimsuit edition of a top sports magazine. I’m sure it will be a very important case for McG and Danno having to work so hard interviewing swimsuit models. All I’d like to see is my former teenage dream sing a little “Jessie’s Girl” while he’s on the show. It could happen, right? If nothing else, be there, aloha.
Wendie Burbridge is a published writer, playwright and a teacher of literature and fiction writing at Kamehameha Schools-Kapālama. Reach her on Facebook at and Twitter @WendieJoy.

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  • Kristin

    Are you guys going to be anywhere during the May 9th apisode? I am from Michigan and will be in Hawaii that week. I would love to see some fellow fans that are in the heart of it all.
    Love your column.

  • Silke

    Thank you so much again for everything you did!!! We had an amazing time with you guys! Mahalo! *xoxo*

  • Antonya Santyago

    Thanks for the great text! We look forward to watching this episode :-)) Mahalo(^_^)

  • Maddy

    I cannot wait to get to Hawaii to feel the warmth of Aloha from the Five 0’s first hand.

  • shiri k

    i envy you guys

  • Christine Strobel

    Hawaii’s #H50 Super Fans! “Hawaii Five-0″ is social in more ways than #Twitter.

  • Officer 808

    Looks like it was a lot of fun, and I’m sorry I missed you guys… I tell you what Wendie…if you hold the next tweetup at Check E. Cheese, I’ll be there.

  • Paul D

    Super cool to have a meet up/tweet up in Hawaii to watch Five0.
    I am ready for sweeps and a new episode on May 2.

  • shiri k

    so nice to know the faces behind names- i wish i could be there- looks like you all had lots of fun watching McG on big screen

  • Lynnette

    Sounds like a lot of fun, Wendie! Just amazes me how H5-0 has brought so many people from all over the world together! I will definitely let you know when I’m coming to Oahu!

  • Christine

    Cant wait for the new episodes to start. I am a big fan from Sydney Australia
    Love our “Aussie Guys”

  • Osaka17

    Five-O is great advertisement for the islands. Hope they put the first season on DVD so they’ll have it in the stores over here.