28 February 2010
When the remake of Hawaii Five-O was first announced, I predicted a sad attempt at recreating a quasi-classic show. I’ve barely seen more than an episode of the original police drama due to lack of interest and overall boredom with the plot. Needless to say, the prospects of this new reboot were less than thrilling.
But after two pivotal casting decisions, I’m starting to jump on board and anticipate this series. First, Daniel Dae Kim (of Lost and Angel fame) was cast as Chin Ho Kelly and now the role of his niece has been filled by Grace Park. Fans will recognize Park as Lieutenant Sharon “Boomer” Valerii from Battlestar Galactica. In my opinion, Park was the most underrated of the actresses on the series and her portrayal of Boomer/Sharon will remain one of the best female performances on television. No other actress could have made that role so lovable yet played off the loose morality of the cylons. It’s great to see this amazing actress finding a high-profile show post-BSG fame.