I've been on a quest to find the most kickass female character of all time, but there are a handful of new ladies around the bend that are already suitable for entering the running. This year's crop of Fall TV shows brings with it five female characters with one thing in common: they're all badass in their own right.
Grace Park showed off her athletic frame in a yellow bikini yesterday on the set of Hawaii Five-0 in the Aloha State. She's acting alongside hot guys Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, and Daniel Dae Kim in the reboot of the classic series, and even though her character was intended for a man, Grace is holding her own on a surfboard. You may recognize Grace as Lt. Sharon Boomer on Battlestar Galactica, and that character is currently going head to head against Rosario Dawson's Gail from Sin City in Buzz's Most Kickass Female Bracket — cast your votes and enter to win $1,000! Buzz has the scoop on the Hawaii Five-0 pilot and ranks the new cop drama among their must-watch picks among Fall's new shows.
Jin is back and alive! Indeed, that seemed to be the Comic-Con fan reaction when actor Daniel Dae Kim came out to promote Hawaii Five-0. During the panel, he addressed the Lost finale and his new role as Chin Ho in the remake of the iconic cop series. He was joined by director Len Wiseman and costar Grace Park, whose appearance got Battlestar Galactica fans buzzing. I've already given you a peek at what to expect from the upcoming Fall series, but here's what they had to add:
- Director Wiseman showed several exclusive clips which were full of high-adrenaline action. Car chases, vans barreling through buildings, explosions — the footage felt more like a movie than a TV show, which is thanks to Wiseman's big-screen sensibility. In fact, this is the first time he's ever ventured into television.
- Park is actually playing Kona in Hawaii Five-0 — a role that was originally played by a man. It's not the first time she's taken on a guy's part (her character in Battlestar was also male first). Park responded that she feels like it's just a sign of the times, and more roles are open to women now other than just "a wife, mother, or prostitute."
- The film's producers assured the audience that the show would satisfy every kind of TV watcher. They promise a new case every week, but there will also be a big mystery revealed over the course of the series for those viewers who stay loyal.
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It's been an exciting week meeting the new TV stars of the Fall season, and the fun continues with CBS. The network scored plenty of familiar faces for its Fall lineup, including heavy-hitters Tom Selleck and William Shatner. Check out all the newbies and stay tuned for more upfronts coverage.
We're big Zooey Deschanel fans 'round these parts (as I've told you) so it's fun to see she was out giving some love to the geeks at the Sci Fi Channel Upfront Party in NY last night. Also in the house, for those of you who like yourself a hot sci-fi lady, was Battlestar Gallactica's Grace Park (seen in gallery). Awww, looks like these two definitely fall into the Geeky Girls We Love category. That being said, I would like Zooey to return her dress to the Renaissance Faire she stole it from.
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