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North Shore 

Intrigue abounds at the Grand Waimea Hotel, an exclusive Hawaiian escape for the wealthy, powerful and beautiful. Hawaiian-born Jason Matthews runs the hotel as the assistant manager and ... See full summary »


Peter Elkoff
3,091 ( 142)




2005   2004  




Complete series cast summary:
Kristoffer Polaha ...  Jason Matthews 21 episodes, 2004-2005
Brooke Burns ...  Nicole Booth 21 episodes, 2004-2005
Corey Sevier ...  Gabriel McKay 21 episodes, 2004-2005
Nikki Deloach ...  Mary Jeanne "M.J." Bevans 21 episodes, 2004-2005
Jason Momoa ...  Frankie Seau 21 episodes, 2004-2005
Jay Kenneth Johnson ...  Chris Remsen 21 episodes, 2004-2005
James Remar ...  Vincent Colville 21 episodes, 2004-2005
Amanda Righetti ...  Tessa Lewis 20 episodes, 2004-2005
Shannen Doherty ...  Alexandra Hudson 11 episodes, 2004-2005
Robert Kekaula Robert Kekaula ...  Sam 10 episodes, 2004


Intrigue abounds at the Grand Waimea Hotel, an exclusive Hawaiian escape for the wealthy, powerful and beautiful. Hawaiian-born Jason Matthews runs the hotel as the assistant manager and makes sure every guest gets everything they need. But when former flame, Nicole Booth, arrives as the hotel's new Director of Guest Relations, Jason's world is turned upside down. But the Grand Waimea owner, Vincent Colville, is staying on top of him to make sure his past with Nicole won't affect their work life. Just as interesting as the hotel's wild and crazy clientele is its staff, which is filled with friends, thrill-seekers, con artists, and dreamers in paradise. Waitress M.J. Bevans, Jason's surrogate little sister and roommate, is just waiting for her t-shirt design business to blossom into a fashion empire. Chris Remsen runs an adventure company that caters to Waimea guests. Bartender Frankie Seau keeps those guests well-lubricated while trying to hide a mysterious past. Also included is ... Written by mandy

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Meet the staff of the Grand Waimea Hotel.


Drama | Romance


Did You Know?


The show has been axed twice: before it was aired, then given a chance and axed at the end of the first season. See more »


Frankie Seau: Did you have a big bowl of crazy this morning?
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Featured in House: Damned If You Do (2004) See more »


Home In Paradise
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Performed by Unwritten Law
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Baywatch on FOX-Hope for a Tsunami
14 June 2004 | by Bcaldc10See all my reviews

FOX has done it again! The network famous for overhauling or even cancelling shows before they premiere has outdone itself this time. The original pilot that sold this show to FOX is not the episode we just watched. The pilot had a different (and much better) cast and was supposed to be a drama about the dynamics between the staff and guests at an upscale Hawaiian hotel. Then suddenly the dim 10-watt bulb that illuminates the FOX programming office flickered to life: Hey, we're FOX, it's summer! Let's make it a soap opera and maybe we'll get lucky like with "The O.C." Sorry, but "O.C." is state of the art and "North Shore" is stale and tired. Then FOX tried to promote their new show saying it was "The O.C. for the older, more sophisticated viewer" and it was the "Melrose Place" to the O.C.s "90210". What were they thinking under that 10-watt bulb? "The O.C." is witty and smart, charming, and classy. "North Shore" is none of that. "Melrose Place" was "Masterpiece Theatre" compared to N.S. All of the actors on Melrose and O.C. could give badly needed acting lessons to the cast of N.S. "North Shore" is slow, badly written, badly acted by some of the cast, and a complete disappointment. They ended up with "Baywatch" on FOX. Brooke Burns and Jason Momoa were actually "Baywatch" cast members. The lifeguard has bleached blonde hair and six-pack abs..just like well, you get the picture. Worst of all are Burns, who cannot act, and has a toothy smile that would shame the grill of a '58 Buick, and the horribly miscast James Remar. Remar obviously was added to play the older authority figure to all the youngsters just like David Hasselhoff on yes..."Baywatch" again. But he gave an eerie, weird take to his character like the hotel was in a "Twilight Zone" episode. His character is totally unlikable. So once again FOX has managed to mismanage a new show. The winners in all of this are the lucky former cast members from the original pilot who have now escaped this mess. The losers are the viewers and the current cast members. FOX will be a loser too if "North Shore" is swept away by a tsunami of viewer rejections....as it should rightfully be.

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14 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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