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

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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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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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1.Yes

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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1. YES

2. Not really. I haven't even finished watching the 1st season yet (it ended in may just so you know).

3. LOST is on another level. Hawaii 5-0's pretty predictable.

4. YES but not on this show.

5. Like @staind47 and @proudz said he should've definitely be reunited with Ben (Michael Emerson) on "Person of Interest".
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" staind47 said :

1. Absolutely

2. Not at all...hate procedural shows

3. Nope, Lost is in a class of its own

4. I agree in a better show I'd watch him for sure.

5. No, Person of Interest would be interesting. Reunite him with Michael Emerson!d "



My thoughts exactly!
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1. Would you describe yourself as a hardcore Lost fan? YES.

2. Are you also a Hawaii Five-0 fan? Was, but in a fun campy sort of way and love Daniel Dae Kim-he is better than this show. And Alex nice to look at. Then lost interest d/t the very mediocre writing/dialogue, cheesy plot lines (triathlete bank robbers errrr something) But I did like the look, slickly produced, pretty actors that have potential, likable cast except for vacant Grace Park.

3. Is there one you prefer? Can you even compare the two, or is it apples and oranges? LOST. Not even a contest.

4. Is Terry O'Quinn's return to TV something that excites you? Does Lindsay Lohan like to "borrow" things? Yeahhhh-HUHHHHH!!!

5. Would this be your first choice for a comeback vehicle for O'Quinn? If not, what would be your dream show? Absolutely NOT my first or fifth choice. T. Quinn's performances on Lost show he deserves top notch writing of that show's nature, not the very cheesy lines uttered on HI 5-0. He needs his own original show, his own vehicle. Otherwise, a comedy would be good departure, or dramedy cable series. He'd rock that.
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his best role by far was in Harsh relm, you can tell this is what Lost creators saw in him when casting him as locke
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1. No. The first season was awesome but the rest of the show was medicore so I don't understand why people are acting as if it's the best series that was ever on TV.

2. So far I think it's ok.

3. I don't know why you'd even ask a question like that. Gotta go with apples and oranges on this one.

4. Not particularly.

5. Never thought about it.
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1. Early lost fan (Seasons 1-3)

2. Yes (Has done pretty well so far)

3. At the end of the day, HW50 is another police drama cant compare.
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I like this guy, first time I recall him was probbaly silver bullet, but also in xfiles and millenium ... and yeah lost ... I don't like the hawaii-five-O series ... always switch t something better when it starts ... hell everything is better ... so I am not really 100% happy for him :D



1) hmh, yes

2) oh my god, no way - do hawaii-5-o fans exist at all?

3) as mentioned above hw5o is always the worse choice

4) would prefer seeing him in a show I like

5) him hunting dexter morgan :D
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I loved loved Lost, and I enjoy 5-0 (mostly because of Alex) not nearly as much but it's something light and fun and I am really excited for John/Terry to be on the show if only to shake things up a bit
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Happy that he's not in Fringe, another mystery show, he was already on X-Files and Millenium so it's good that we get to see him in something different.
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Also, I loved Jorge on Mr. Sunshine. Sad that got cancelled, really enjoyed that show :c
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1. Eh, I like LOST.

2. Nope. Don't want to watch, even if my man DDK is in it.

3. Looooooost! (I forgot how many "o's" are in my name)

4. Yes, he should be used much more often.

5. Meh. Do what you do, Terry. Would have much rather seen him on that aging assassin show with Michael Emerson. But any other show... Community.
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1. yes

2 very yes

3 both are good and hope five o doesn't loose it's way like lost did

4yes he will have been in 3 of my fav shoes lost west wing and five o

5 maybe an active screen seen charlie in charlies angles

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1. Absolutely

2. Not at all...hate procedural shows

3. Nope, Lost is in a class of its own

4. I agree in a better show I'd watch him for sure.

5. No, Person of Interest would be interesting. Reunite him with Michael Emerson!
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1 - Yes

2 - no

3 - Lost

4- On Hawaii 5-0. No thanks, I'll not watch.

5 - I don't know...Fringe? =D Maybe Supernatural. SOA would be good now that they don't have any agents left. Terra Nova like they say would have been awesome...it seems the kind of show perfect for him.
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1. YES!

2. no....

3. Lost = 1,000,000 time better....

4. If he were on a better show yes.

5. No: "Person of Interest."
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1. Not hardcore but I did watch it.

2. Yes.

3. 5-O, but they are very different shows, not really comparable.

4. Yes. Been one of my favorite actors for years.

5. Fringe and Supernatural are good shouts, maybe a rival to the study group on Community as a change of pace for him.
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Who cares how they feel,he's an actor Lost was cancelled and now he acting on another show that's what actors do
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no, yes,yes,whatever, he schould play a supervilain somewhere. But Terry is ok though
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1.yes. 2.yes. 3. apple and oranges. . 4.yes. 5.yes.
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Tried to, but didn't make it past the half way point of Season 1.

Definitly yes, i love the show.

Too different to compare.

Yes it is, but only because ive seen Quinn in other things.

He does intimidating and creepy very well, so Fringe might have been a good choice, but im happy with this as well.
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1. not hardcore, no

2. yesyeees

3. apples and oranges

4. maybe a little

5. it would be really interesting to see him in supernatural, he is naturally quite a creepy guy.
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1. no

2. YES hawaii 5 0

3.YES

4. indifferent

5. hawaii 5 0 is my dream show

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1. Yes

2. No

3. Lost, because I've never seen Five-0

4. No, because I'm not watching it

5. Person of Interest, just so he can be with Michael Emerson again
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1. Yes

2. No

3. Apples & Oranges

4. Yes

5. No, I would prefer he played an Observer in Fringe. He already has the bald head and the creepy demeanor when needed.
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1 Hard core YES.. I liked the ending

2 yup.. Scott Caan ... need I say more

3 ya other then Hawaii being the location one is an apple and the other a hamburger

4 Terry O Quinn was good on Alias too so whatever

5 Terry O Quinn is good but really who cares what he does next... good actor but...
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I'm probably going to catch a lot of flak from non-disenfranchised Lost fans, but here it goes.

1. I used to be.

2. Yes, I appreciate it for what it is.

3. I now prefer Five-0. It is like apples and oranges. Lost was like an apple that looked shiny and mysterious, with multiple layers of intriguing questions, yet when you reached it's insufferably inscrutable core, there were no seeds of truth or answers. No, all you found at the rotten core was a contrived light, that did not illuminate, and left the taste of duplicity in your mouth. Conversely, Five-0 is like a simplistically delicious orange with no pretense or trickery. It is fresh, sweet, vibrant, colorful, slightly shallow, but all in all, a fun thing to eat.

4. Yes, he is a good actor and I will enjoy seeing him in a new role.

5. (I completely agree Hovabyte) He would be perfect as a rugged naturalist/Military man on Terra Nova.
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1. Yes

2. Yes

3. Lost, completely different.

4. Yes, great actor, love to see him in more stuff.

5. No, not any show coming up. More like as the father to a pathetic inner city child in a coming of age drama about a teen learning what life is really like. Showcase his full acting talent. Kind of like "The Karate Kid" (the original) meets "To Kill A Mockingbird".
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I have been a fan of Terry O'Quinn for many many years. I was a fan of Lost and I absolutely love Hawaii Five-O. These two shows, Lost and Hawaii Five-O), are like chalk and cheese. I think he will do very well on this show. Can't wait for it to start up because the finale was a cliff hanger!
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I was definitely a hardcore Lost fan and I would also consider myself a Hawaii 5-0 fan, but there really isn't that much comparison between the two. Lost had a more sci-fi theme going on while Hawaii 5-0 has the whole cop motif. I think the best comparison would be that these two shows were/are very good, and for me at lease, Hawaii 5-0 is the only cop show I have been able to follow and care about the characters. As for Terry, I don't know, it's always weird seeing beloved characters (or any character for that matter) in another show or movie, since it kills some of the magic that allows viewers to dive in. So even with Daniel in it, it would be weird none the less, and I'll definitely still call him Locke (I call Daniel Jin in Hawaii 5-0 still).
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1. No, but I usually enjoyed the show.

2. Somewhat

3. Probably, and since they're both TV shows, yes.

4. No

5. Tom Ewell on Baretta was a comeback. Maybe Malik Yorba on Alphas is a comeback. O'Quinn was a regular on a show a little over a year ago, so how does this qualify as a comeback?
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1 yes

2 no

3 Lost - Great. Hawaii 5-0 - Average

4 Not now

5. I think he would have fit in well in Terra Nova
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You read my mind - Terra Nova would have been a great fit.
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1. Would you describe yourself as a hardcore Lost fan? Not at all.

2. Are you also a Hawaii Five-0 fan? Yesiree!

3. Is there one you prefer? Can you even compare the two, or is it apples and oranges? Even tho I only do Five-0, they're apples & oranges.

4. Is Terry O'Quinn's return to TV something that excites you? Who?

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.) Who?
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1. Yep

2. Yep.

3. Lost was better, but apples and oranges.

4. Yep, damn fine actor, even going back to Millenium.

5. I rather like The_Critic833's suggestion of True Blood. Can't see him as a fast action vampire but some form of controlling vampire king, definitely!
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1: Oh Yeah!!!

2: I like the show.

3: In my opinion lost is the best show ever, so it is not fair to compare. But Five-0 is great fun.

4: Given him being one of the best parts of lost, hell yeah!!!!

5: I am just happy to see him again:)
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1. I liked lost till about season 4 maybe 5 in which it became shit and the ending was complete garbage and a cop out.

2. Never seen Five-0 so no

3. what?

4. Yes wish it was something more sinister though, I can't stop looking at him as john locke

5. Bad ass vamp in True blood, or some crazy criminal in the upcoming alcatraz.
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1. Yes I would describe myself as a hardcore fan.

2.Yes, I think Hawaii Five-0 is a good show.

3. No they are way different from eachother, and I prefer Lost.

4. Terry O'Quinn back on tv is cool news.

5.Hawaii Five-0 is a good comeback for him.
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1. Very much a hardcore fan

2. Not really, but its not a bad show

3. Two very different shows

4. Hell ya!

5. This is good for Terry, any work is good work...well for the most part.
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