Daniel Dae Kim Ponders Lost vs. Hawaii Five-0

In honor of tonight’s premiere of Hawaii Five-0, we've taken the liberty of snooping through (okay, fabricating) Daniel Dae Kim’s journal. What was he thinking when he was first offered the role Detective Chin Ho Kelly? Read on...

Aloha, Diary! Today I got an offer to star in the reboot of Hawaii Five-0, how cool is that? I thought I’d be out of work for a while after Lost, but apparently not. Now I’m just having trouble deciding if I should take it or not. People loved Hawaii 5-0, right? That theme song was good... but I don’t know, it seems like the next project you do after a huge hit is always tough to decide. It’s either this or taking my chances on Karate Kid sequels, and I don’t want to be involved in that. Maybe I should weigh the pros and cons.

... I wouldn’t have to leave Hawaii.
... I might get to play with guns.
... My character will definitely have a more varied wardrobe.
... I'll finally be able to speak in my regular, English-fluent voice.
... The scripts will probably make more sense, and I won’t have strangers coming up to me and asking me to explain what the hell is happening on Hawaii Five-0.
... I look good on the beach.
... I might get to say “Book ‘em, Danno!”

... I might be a bit sick of Hawaii. Poi and hula, I get it.
... If they keep the theme song I'll never get it out of my head.
... There are so many cop procedurals out there. Will it be enough that the "new spin" on this one is that it’s a remake of a 70s show, or is that like some sort of weird pop culture snake eating its own tail? Am I thinking about it too hard?
... I bet I'll have to continue busting my ass at the gym. But wait, I don’t see Ice-T at the gym, and he’s on a cop show.
... People will keep asking me how Sun is doing whether the show's good not.

Decisions, decisions! I do hate having to move... so I should probably take this part. If it doesn’t work out, maybe I can talk CBS into creating CSI: Oahu. Ooh, or perhaps a quirky comedy called Everybody Gets Lei’d?

Hawaii Five-0 premieres tonight at 10:00pm on CBS.

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