Well, it finally arrived today. The CBS Watch Magazine we’ve all been waiting for. I know not everyone has gotten their copy yet and there are many more who won’t or can’t get a copy for real so I thought I’d share my good fortune with you all.
Of course, the photos of Alex are absolutely awesome. Dear Lord is that man totally hot!!! But we’ve always known that. The article that accompanies the photos is equally wonderful. Alex speaks of the decision he made to play the iconic part of Steve McGarrett and how he not only embraced life in Hawaii but how he feels the islands have embraced him as well.
It’s heartbreaking to read the litany of injuries Alex has incurred over the years. We, as his fans, are quite aware of the beating Alex has taken over the years but I was very surprised at the amount and severity of the injuries we never knew about. That he is able to do the things, as Steve, he does is really quite remarkable.
The best part of the article is close to the end where it says Alex feels that with the lighter workload he enjoyed in Season 7, as well as the stem cell therapy he’s been receiving for his back injury (he describes the therapy as “magic”) he can “see coming back and doing another season or two”. That is music to all our ears!
Let’s hope TPTB continue to give Alex easier, more character driven storylines and less stories which put him into positions to re-injure himself. Hopefully Alex will consider that going past eight seasons might just be a great idea!
For those who won’t be getting a physical copy of the magazine…enjoy! No one should be denied the hotness that is Alex nor his incredible personality.
Aloha. Malama Pono
*** UPDATE ***
Thanks to Amy @katie11074 on Twitter for pointing out that I missed a couple of Alex pages in the Watch Magazine. A thousand lashes to me for that! Honestly, I was so caught up with the Alex article and pictures I never even looked at the rest of the issue. LOL. Blame it on the mesmerizing effect of Alex O’Loughlin!