Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hawaii 5-0 and Daniel Dae Kim

Even though I said I didn't want anymore cop shows, I'm enjoying the hell out of Hawaii 5-0. I think it's because although technically I guess it's a drama, it doesn't feel super serious and fake like so many similar shows. The characters seem real, not scripted, which since they're scripted is pretty good.

And okay, Grace Park is ridiculously beautiful. And thin.

And that guy who played a sleazy asshole manager on Entourage gets to be a good dad here.

And the lead is a good lookin fella.

But the real joy of this is seeing Daniel Dae Kim looking cool. I knew he was cool back when he was on Angel as an evil lawyer who eventually got zombiefied and then shot in the head. Or was he axed in the head? I don't remember, but Gunn gave him a headwound so he wouldn't become a zombie, even though he was evil and made life a literal Hell for the team.

The point is, he was so evil and cool on that show, and now he's good and cool. He drives a motorcycle and he gets to use his real deepish type voice. And because of the shape of his forehead he always looks like he's raising his eyebrows in disbelief, as if all the white folk around him are going about this whole thing all wrong and he has all the answers.

And that is why I will continue to watch Hawaii 5-0, despite the fact that they wasted an opportunity with James Marsters. But they made up for it with Daniel Dae Kim's badassery.


  1. Despite ending the first episode like it was all sunshine and cotton candy, in the next episode they mentioned that "they never found the body". Dun, dun, dun! So... it's prolly one of those things and Marsters will be back. Personally, I'd rather have Norman Reedus.

  2. Anonymous10:00 AM

    When I write tv scripts, I listen to all the 80s and 70s opening music. I love writing all my scenes using 70s and 80s music.
    Mind you this new HAWAII FIVE O still hold magic.
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  3. I'm not a huge fan of cop shows, but Hawaii Five-0 really is just good-old fun.

    It also amused me how I know all these actors from other roles, so it's a bit trippy at times. I commented about it, in fact, on Facebook. Something like: " Jin, what are you doing solving crimes with a Cylon, a vampire, and a talent manager on CBS?"


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