21 November 2010
Ever since the first scene in July, when the stars of “Hawaii Five-0” raced into the spotlight with tire-squealing action, the pace of production has been brutal. The first season of any show, even one with a pedigree like CBS Television’s “Five-0,” challenges everyone involved to learn their parts, their places and the personalities they are bringing to life. There’s a lot to do and barely enough time to do it — every episode, five to six days a week, 12 to 14 hours a day.
“Television is very exhausting,” said Alex O’Loughlin, who stars as the show’s dynamic leader, Steve McGarrett. “You kind of forfeit your life to work in TV.”
But now the show is halfway through the season, which will include a pair of bonus episodes next spring, bringing the season total to 24. The principal cast members…
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