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    ABC to produce another Hawaii-based series

    ABC announced today that it will produce a new prime-time medical drama in Hawaii, giving the state's film industry two network TV series at the same time.

    The network announcement to film "Off the Map" in the islands comes less than a month after CBS announced the remake of "Hawaii Five-0."
    This thread is for the discussion of this new show.
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    Hopefully this series won't air on Monday night at 9pm HST.

    From the Star Advertiser article:

    The new series is described by the network as "an uplifting medical drama" about a group of doctors in a remote clinic in the Amazon.
    So I suspect we might be seeing parts of Oahu passing as the Amazon rain forest.

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    Once Lost wrapped, ABC continued to pay rent on the film studio in anticipation of Off the Map. Five-0 continues to look for space.

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    The ABC web site has an entry to the series Off the Map which also contains a 2 minute clip of the series.

    While the ABC site doesn't say it out right, the series is meant to be a midseason replacement.

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    More on the new ABC TV show:

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/2...ml?mobile=true

    So I just looked at the preview reel. Was that shot in Hawaii or elsewhere. Anyone know if this series filmed their pilot here.
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    I saw somewhere the pilot was shot in Puerto Rico - but ABC still opted to come back to HI for location shooting - citing in part great crews, great co-op from the state film office, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimo View Post
    I saw somewhere the pilot was shot in Puerto Rico - but ABC still opted to come back to HI for location shooting - citing in part great crews, great co-op from the state film office, etc.
    Yes, Puerto Rico. The film office commendation was of interest to me because we no longer have a dedicated state film office as of last December. So Lost/ABC did receive excellent support from the film office for almost the entire 6 seasons. Lost co-exec. producer, Jean Higgins, even testified in support of keeping the film office. That said, I haven't heard any horror stories regarding the new filming procedures at the state level. The C&C film office is still intact but, iirc, it will be affected by the twice a month furloughs. That could pose lots of problems for productions.

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    Promos airing during V says that Off the Map starts on January 12, 2011. Well it least it will not air against Hawaii Five-0.
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    So, did anyone watch this? I forgot about it.
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    I saw bits and pieces (stuff going on in the house at the same time) and plan to rewatch on DVR. Seems to me it's got possibilities, but it may take a while to catch on - no really strong well-known (to me) actors. For those of us in Hawaii who follow made-in-Hawaii shows, the Kualoa and China Walls productions sites may be starting to become overused or too familiar?

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    It was pretty gruesome and had no connection with Hawaii except the background scenery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimo View Post
    [...]For those of us in Hawaii who follow made-in-Hawaii shows, the Kualoa and China Walls productions sites may be starting to become overused or too familiar?
    This is my thought, too. The show's concept pretty much limits locations to jungles and beaches.
    Quote Originally Posted by Albert View Post
    It was pretty gruesome and had no connection with Hawaii except the background scenery.
    Yep, gruesome! I just don't like watching blood and guts shows or movies. Albert, the show isn't supposed to have any connection to Hawaii. It's set in South America which is why exterior locations will be limited.

    Still, I watched the show and think it has potential. I liked learning about the background of some of the characters. But, all the medicos are gorgeous which is unrealistic to me. Must admit I was splitting my time between the tv show and the lightning show so I'll need to watch it again via my DVR.

    Has anyone heard the ratings?

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    Some kind of Obama thing screwed with the ratings in the mainland. Watched neither. Sites report 7.5 million viewers.

    http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/01/13/di...miere-ratings/

    http://www.honolulupulse.com/events/...o-a-good-start

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...usted-up/78550

    Looks like the show got special placement tonight following Grey's Anatomy.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...-tonight/78526

    Still did not watch it.
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    Not likely this show will develop as much of a Hawaii following as LOST and/or 5-0 - since, as has been pointed out, the storyline has nothing to do with Hawaii, and the locations are pretty much confined to mountains or coastline - which means the crews/actors will rarely be seen in public doing their thing. Esp in the case of 5-0, sometimes it's hard to turn a corner and NOT run into a location shoot - they're all over the island and very visible.

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    I had it on DVR and finally watched it.
    I agree that it was too gruesome. I grew up in a medical family and, combined with my own search and rescue work, I've seen more than enough blood and guts.
    I also agree that the staff on OTM is unrealistic, all of them being young and cute, etc. I've never been a fan of any of the medical TV shows, and this one joins the list. I only watched it because of the Hawaii connection and I don't expect to watch it again.
    I laughed at parts of it. They're supposed to be in an extemely isolated area and where they can't get supplies, but there was one scene where they were looking out at the ocean and I saw two sailboats going by, and another ocean scene later on where I saw a Young Brothers barge going by!!!
    Two other scenes showed Diamond Head.
    I also wasn't happy about two separate scenes where they leaped off the high cliffs into the ocean. I think some viewers may follow that example, and not realize that it's absolutely critical to check first and make sure there are no underwater rocks in the area they're jumping into. And in the second one they jumped in as the wave was going out, not in. Stupid.
    One question -- why is this thread in the Hawaii TV section instead of the general TV section? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    One question -- why is this thread in the Hawaii TV section instead of the general TV section? Just curious.
    Because like LOST which was a show not about Hawaii but filmed in Hawaii, this show is just like that. Same network too. Bottom line - show is made in Hawaii, it is here.

    The thread could become two, one for episode discussion, another for sightings, if the program becomes successful. So far with the limited discussion this one thread will suffice. Discuss storylines, characters, actors, behind the scenes people, news, ratings, etc. I think the jury is still out whether or not this will survive one season.

    The ratings are so-so into the second (or third?) week of the series.

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    - 5.788 million viewers
    - 3.6/6 HH
    - 2.1/6 A18-49

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    I applied online and was told to come for an interview at their Diamond Head location. I arrived and was sent with a group to the back building where a long line of other hopefuls stood. We were told to fill out forms. I had my "Profile/Picture" ready to give to my interviewer. The line went fast. The woman asked me a few questions and took a picture. She told me "if we need you, we'll call you." I felt sad leaving.

    That was three weeks ago. Last week, I recieved a call asking if I would be available to work for Off The Map on Tuesday? I screamed and yelled "YES!!!!"

    Arriving at location on time is very important. Meals are provided. And when I say meals, it is MEALS!! Everyone is called and given vouchers to go to wardrode. From there we were transported to location. Upon arrival, we went to props. I was given a basket. We were given directions for the scene. Between takes and filming, we got to know our fellow extras.

    On one scene, I ran take after take. I swear, I lost five pounds. LOL Having Mr. James Nakamoto as a Drama Coach in High School was a plus for me. The hardest part was driving back home at 12:30 p.m.

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    Awesome Auntie!! I can't wait to see you on tv!!
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    Happy you got your 15 seconds of OTM fame, Auntie. Here's to many more opportunities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlegirl View Post
    Awesome Auntie!! I can't wait to see you on tv!!
    You gave me information that made me comfortable and I knew what to expect. Mahalo!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Happy you got your 15 seconds of OTM fame, Auntie. Here's to many more opportunities.
    It was a awesome experience. I played a farmer. Correction: I came home at 12:30 a.m. Mahalo, Auntie Lynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    You gave me information that made me comfortable and I knew what to expect. Mahalo!!
    Oh, Auntie, thanks so much, Im so happy to hear that some of my ramblings actually help people!! I loooove my actors so much!

    Im excited for you, Farmer Auntie! The more you work on sets, the more you'll wanna!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    [...] It was a awesome experience. I played a farmer. Correction: I came home at 12:30 a.m. Mahalo, Auntie Lynn
    That's more like it! I thought it a bit strange that you got home at 12:30Pm! Welcome to the world of production. It'll mess with your days, your nights and everything in between!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    That's more like it! I thought it a bit strange that you got home at 12:30Pm! Welcome to the world of production. It'll mess with your days, your nights and everything in between!
    heheheh

    Too funny.

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    Well this would be a good reason for me to eventually watch this show. iTunes is giving away the first episode... I downloaded it but haven't watched.

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