Launch of Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I. celebrated by adoring fans in Waikiki
WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Fans waited for hours Sunday to catch a glimpse of the stars from the "Magnum P.I." reboot and "Hawaii Five-0" at the annual Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki.
Sandy Mahone from Arizona lined up along the barriers next to red carpet at 8 a.m. Sunday morning in hopes of getting a front-row view to her favorite celebs.
"The acting, and the story writing and the beauty of Hawaii is what draws me. All of that combined together, you just can't beat it," she said.
Hundreds of adoring fans just like Mahone were out in force to watch the Season nine Premier of Hawaii Five-0 and the reboot of Magnum P.I.
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This year's Sunset on the Beach also celebrated the 50th anniversary of Hawaii Five-0.
"I am very humbled to represent Hawaii to the world, to represent the police department to the world because it's important," cast member Dennis Chun, who plays Sgt. Duke Lukela, said. "I think that the show has aloha and ohana and a certain mana, or spirit about it, and the world has never needed that more than now."
Lead actor Alex O'Loughlin, who plays Steve McGarett echoed the same special feelings about the show.
"It's rad. I feel really good about it when we get to this time of year" he said. "It's a testament. I say this on the carpet every year, but I really believe it. The fact that we're still going ... it's a testament to what everybody does. We're all conduits for the bigger picture.
O'Loughlin added that the season nine premier episode was a nod to the original series.
"We didn't want to exactly duplicate what they did, but we did want to do an homage to it," he said.
The night also included a special performance from Grammy award-winning musician Cyndi Lauper who played a special tune on the ukulele.
Both shows air on KGMB, your local CBS station.
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