How Do Lost Fans Feel About Terry O'Quinn on Hawaii Five-0?

By Seth Abramovitch

Aug 26, 2011

Hawaii Five-O

On the one hand, the trailer below should get your heart racing. It’s John Locke! Back on a remote tropical island! With Jin! It’s just like Lost! Except wait–who invited Scott from Entourage? And then, like a surfboard in the face, you’re reminded that this, in fact, is not Lost at all, but rather another big-budget procedural from CBS. There should be a word for the disorienting feeling you get when your favorite Lost stars pop up on other projects–like when Jorge “Hurley” Garcia showed up on Mr. Sunshine.

Which isn’t to knock Hawaii Five-0. It does what it does and it does it quite well. It’s just not Lost. I find it a little hard to imagine hardcore Lost fans even getting particularly excited about Five-0. So this is an informal poll. Please fill out the following questionnaire and return it to us ASAP via our comments section.

1. Would you describe yourself as a hardcore Lost fan?
2. Are you also a Hawaii Five-0 fan?
3. Is there one you prefer? Can you even compare the two, or is it apples and oranges?
4. Is Terry O’Quinn’s return to TV something that excites you?
5. Would this be your first choice for a comeback vehicle for O’Quinn? If not, what would be your dream show? (Fall 2011 shows included.)

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  • jlrs1963 Aug 31, 2011

    1. Yes

    2. Yes

    3. Apples and Oranges

    4. Yes

    5. No dream show,but looking forward to seeing him, think it will be a good fit

  • DavidJackson8 Aug 30, 2011

    1. Not really.

    2. I like it; not sure if I'd consider myself a fan.

    3. Lost was better... but I like 5-0 quite a bit.

    4. Very exciting. In my pants.

    5. Breaking Bad. Bald people do well on that show.

  • bcrenton Aug 30, 2011

    1. yes

    2. haven't seen it yet, but plan to

    3. Lost for the obvious reason

    4. sure, TV needs more O'Quinn

    5. Community

  • suziefaith Aug 30, 2011

    1. yes

    2. yes very much so

    3.can't compare the to both very different love them both

    4.yes kind of he's a great actor who I think will bring a lot to five-0

    5.don't see why not think he will fit in well on this show

  • Geek_Queen Aug 29, 2011

    1. I've only seen a few episodes of Lost, so I wouldn't consider myself a fan, yet.

    2. Indeed, I am.

    3. I prefer Hawaii Five-0. I think it would be a case of apples and oranges when comparing the two.

    4. Sort of. I liked him on the few episodes I watched of Lost, and I thought he did a good job when he guest starred on NCIS (the episode was "Engima", I think). He's just likeable.

    5. It will be neat to see him work with Daniel Dae Kim, again. Like some of the other commenters, I'd also like to see Mr. O'Quinn work with Michael Emerson on Persons of Interest.

  • Gudbjorg Aug 29, 2011

    1. Not at all, more of a Terry O'Quinn fan

    2. I watch

    3. Its apples and oranges

    4. Yes, along with Michael Emerson, he was the best thing on Lost

    5. I hope he does well but I don't think Five-0 is good enough for him

  • ocean58 Aug 29, 2011


    2. Yes, I do watch.

    3. It's like Ananas and Kiwifruit. Exotic.

    4. Yes, I'm happy he is in.

    5. Why not. Let's see him first.

  • Tom3345 Aug 29, 2011

    1. Yes

    2. No

    3. Lost, obviously

    4. Not really, because I'm not going to be watching it.

    5. I think Michael Emerson should have passed on Person of Interest (which doesn't look that great) and he and Terry O'Quinn should have done that hitman series they talked about after Lost ended.

  • OGRastamon Aug 29, 2011

    1. Only when answering lame poll questions.

    2. Never seen it.

    3. More like 1s and 0s.

    4. Been a fan since The Stepfather but now that he's deservedly a household name I don't get quite the thrill.

    5. No. Ideally he should be playing a dual role on the upcoming project by Lost's creators Once Upon A Time.

  • smithinjapan Aug 28, 2011

    1. Absolutely.

    2. It passes the time, but I don't think it's going anywhere, and I think the acting is sub-par. So, let's say I'm neutral.

    3. Lost, without a doubt. You cannot even compare the two, no.

    4. Always been a fan, though I think Hawaii Five-0 is a waste and will ultimately hurt his rep in the eyes of fans.

    5. Not at all. Hmmm... 'dream show'... I can't see him in A Game of Thrones, and can't picture him too well in The Walking Dead... I guess I'll go with what others have said with the reuniting thing on Person of Interest.

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