The Hawaii in Five-0

What is real and what is film magic in the reboot of Hawaii Five-0

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (also known as Punchbowl National Cemetery) is a cemetery located in Honolulu for those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Since the cemetery was dedicated on September 2, 1949 roughtly 34,000 veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean, and Vietnam wars have been interred. The cemetery is now full and a new veterans cemetery (Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery) has been built and dedicated on the windward side of Oahu in Kane’ohe. McGarrett senior would not have been buried here.
In the background we see Steve drive past the Honolulu Memorial, a statue of Lady Columbia intended to represent all grieving mothers. She stands on the bow of a ship holding a laurel branch. The inscription below the statue, taken from Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Mrs. Bixby, reads “The solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.”
The statue of Lady Columbia is also featured in the opening credits of the show, and was featured in the opening credits of the original Hawaii Five-O series.

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (also known as Punchbowl National Cemetery) is a cemetery located in Honolulu for those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Since the cemetery was dedicated on September 2, 1949 roughtly 34,000 veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean, and Vietnam wars have been interred. The cemetery is now full and a new veterans cemetery (Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery) has been built and dedicated on the windward side of Oahu in Kane’ohe. McGarrett senior would not have been buried here.

In the background we see Steve drive past the Honolulu Memorial, a statue of Lady Columbia intended to represent all grieving mothers. She stands on the bow of a ship holding a laurel branch. The inscription below the statue, taken from Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Mrs. Bixby, reads “The solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.”

The statue of Lady Columbia is also featured in the opening credits of the show, and was featured in the opening credits of the original Hawaii Five-O series.

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"No, don’t do that! Molokai’s rainforest’s got pathogenic microbes in the water that’ll put a man down in an hour."
This is a tough one.
We’ve been told that McGarrett and Chin are tracking Dawkins and the hostages through Waikolu Valley on Molokai. The biological and ecological values of the Waikolu Stream have been compromised, but I have no idea if there are indeed “pathogenic microbes” - and have not been able to get any solid information on the safety of drinking from Waikolu Stream. 
Sorry guys. :( 

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"No, don’t do that! Molokai’s rainforest’s got pathogenic microbes in the water that’ll put a man down in an hour."

This is a tough one.

We’ve been told that McGarrett and Chin are tracking Dawkins and the hostages through Waikolu Valley on Molokai. The biological and ecological values of the Waikolu Stream have been compromised, but I have no idea if there are indeed “pathogenic microbes” - and have not been able to get any solid information on the safety of drinking from Waikolu Stream. 

Sorry guys. :( 

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The ‘Apapane
'Apapane are a species of finch in the Hawaiian honeycreeper subfamily and are one of the few surviving bird species that are endemic to Hawaii. The bright crimson feathers of the 'Apapane were once used to adorn the 'ahu'ula (capes), mahiole (helmets), and nā lei hulu (feather leis) of ali'i (Hawaiian nobility).
'Apapane are commonly found in the wet, mesic forests of Ohia lehua blossoms, located on the island of Kauai at Kokee Park; Koolau range on Oahu; Molokaʻi is home to a healthy population but the largest population of 'Apapane live in the Volcano National Park on the island of Hawai'i. The nest of the 'Apapane are mostly found in the crown of the Ohia trees but evidence has shown that nests have also been found in lava tubes on the Island of Hawai'i.

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The ‘Apapane

'Apapane are a species of finch in the Hawaiian honeycreeper subfamily and are one of the few surviving bird species that are endemic to Hawaii. The bright crimson feathers of the 'Apapane were once used to adorn the 'ahu'ula (capes), mahiole (helmets), and nā lei hulu (feather leis) of ali'i (Hawaiian nobility).

'Apapane are commonly found in the wet, mesic forests of Ohia lehua blossoms, located on the island of Kauai at Kokee Park; Koolau range on Oahu; Molokaʻi is home to a healthy population but the largest population of 'Apapane live in the Volcano National Park on the island of Hawai'i. The nest of the 'Apapane are mostly found in the crown of the Ohia trees but evidence has shown that nests have also been found in lava tubes on the Island of Hawai'i.

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Location Mix Up 

Dawkins and the hostages are supposedly heading towards Moloka’i Kalaupapa Airport; but the direction Steve is looking, and when Chin peeks through the binoculars, Dawkin’s helicopter is very obviously flying past Chinaman’s hat (the most common name for Mokoli’i island) which is offshore of Kualoa Point at the end of Kaneohe Bay.

If Dawkin’s boarded the helicopter from Halawa and seems to know the lay of the land pretty well, why he let the helicopter pilot fly them North of their take off point (Towards Chinaman’s hat) instead of South-East (Moloka’i) is puzzling.

Well, not that puzzling. Movie magic is all about manipulating the locations you have available to you either through editing, special effects, or simple insertion of dialogue.

Accurately depicting a helicopter chase from Oahu to Moloka’i would be both time consuming and overly difficult for the Five-0 cast and crew’s shooting schedule. If we the audience do what we are suppose to do, which is watch the episode and go with what the show is telling us (such as Danny stating moments earlier that Dawkins and company are “6 miles east-southeast heading towards Molokai”) then everything makes sense. Because we’re told it does.

But as this blog is about pointing out real Hawaii within the fictional show: Within knowledge of the real geography of Hawaii, seeing Chinaman’s hat and being told these people are heading towards Moloka’i is severely disorienting. And kind of funny.

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Unnamed Character, Well Known Face
Chin’s friend is played by local comedian and actor Augie T. 
Augie has slowly been building up a reputation and following within the islands and he can often be heard doing voice over work for various local companies and seen in a few local commercials. His comedy stylings stay close to home and often requires intimate knowledge of local culture and mannerisms but if you’re interested you can check out his website. 
Seeing local people on national television and the Five-0 crew reaching out to local talent has been a real highlight of the show for a lot of us Hawaii-grown viewers. <3

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Unnamed Character, Well Known Face

Chin’s friend is played by local comedian and actor Augie T. 

Augie has slowly been building up a reputation and following within the islands and he can often be heard doing voice over work for various local companies and seen in a few local commercials. His comedy stylings stay close to home and often requires intimate knowledge of local culture and mannerisms but if you’re interested you can check out his website

Seeing local people on national television and the Five-0 crew reaching out to local talent has been a real highlight of the show for a lot of us Hawaii-grown viewers. <3

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