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Thoughts on "Nikita"

(1) Maggie Q has a really nice ass.
(2) Maggie Q is well aware of fact no. 1.
(3) The bits reminiscent of "Alias" were both inevitable and expected.
(4) The bits reminiscent of "90210" were a surprise.
(5) By and large, the cast of "Nikita" is prettier than the cast of "La Femme Nikita."
(6) Sadly, none of them are as good as the cast of "La Femme Nikita."
(7) Melinda Clarke is at least in the same ballpark as Alberta Watson, her predecessor as Madeline.
(8) Shane West is so, so, SO not in the same league as Roy Dupuis as Michael.
(9) To be fair, no one else could be either.
(10) Conclusion - time to see if Amazon has the complete series of "La Femme Nikita" on DVD.

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griffdog
Sep. 13th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Have yet to see it, but I do not have high hopes.
lawrence520
Sep. 14th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
The problem is that the CW seems to have gone to casting based exclusively on how pretty the actor or actress is. Sometimes that works out - either you get lucky and some of the folks actually can act (see Smallville and Michael Rosenbaum) or your storylines or characters are so engaging people watch anyway (see Smallville post-Michael Rosenbaum).

Here, they're all very pretty, but it remains to be seen if any of them can act, and the characters are too reminiscent of a prior show (because it's a remake of a prior show, duh). I may watch another couple of episodes, but really the main appeal thus far is that it reminded me I need to go buy the original on DVD. And this from someone who admits (albeit with some reluctance) watching the first season of Gossip Girl.
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