Before criticizing, I have to say, this show is somewhat entertaining,
despite several flaws with it, but after watching 8 episodes, I'm not
really interesting in continue watching.
Let's start with the casting, or should I say miscasting, most of the
recruits look like they are in a high school drama, nearly all of the
acting is just plain flat and they have no personality, with the
exception of one good episode, episode 7.
Percy, their evil leader, looks like an alcoholic, doesn't matter where
he is, always has a glass of whiskey, Michael, the character, is also
flat, but somehow Shane West manages to make him watchable, but the
worst of all is Nikita.
Maggie Q is awful as an actress portraying Nikita, it doesn't help that
this new version of Nikita is awful also, she is supposed to be a bad
ass that somehow ALWAYS win, doesn't matter she is going against a
major organization, but the actress, looks like a concentration camp
survivor, an ultra skinny model, she looks like she is gonna broke if a
strong wind hits her, much less a super athletic rogue agent who can
destroy an underground intelligence agency, and when she isn't looking
like she needs some food, and trust me, I love skinny women, she looks
like a socialite, that should be playing someone's mom on Gossip Girl,
with major designer clothes everywhere she goes, even the field, she
even has some antique cars to go with her clothes, it's ridiculous
really, to be fair, the actress did begin have gained a few pounds in
the last two episodes I saw and looked more like an agent than a size
double zero model, body-wise I mean.
Plot-wise, the old La Femme Nikita (1997-2001) had some over the top
stories, always, but that made it interesting, with some awesome
soundtrack, here, most of the plot is laughable, that somehow Nikita
and her accomplice manages to thwart and have a happy ending, it
doesn't help that most of the stories have huge plot holes, that she is
always an inch from Division, the rogue organization, and always escape
unharmed, the whole story backing up Division is ludicrous, you have to
see it, to believe how silly it is.
Overall this show has it's moments, but that wears off quickly,
mediocre show, awful re-imagination of a very entertaining series and
I have marked this show with a five because It's not that i do not like this show but it is the kind of story that make me bored after 30 minutes. Usually when I watch a show I'm not focused on the tv I'm always doing other stuff at the same time... So if the plot is kind of tricky the show have to be really good to get all my attention and for Nikita it was not good enough (and I fell asleep after 30 minutes) so I won't say that this show is bad but it is not the kind of show that keep me watching it.
I enjoy this new take on Nikita, however, i must admit that i find the scriptwriting and instruction of the old "La Femme Nikita" show to be a bit better. Especially the characters and structure of Division.
What do i mean by that?
Nikita - Though i hottie, are you guys really expecting us to buy that this skeleton can fight on par with other agents? ..AND in like 10cm high, stripper heels?...Common! I know that martial arts training has its advantages, but you cant let a stick of butter fight a tank, that simply won't do. I kinda get the feeling that she was chosen ONLY because of the sex-appeal. Grow some muscle on her, and let her act abit more tactical and we have us a star! :D
Birkoff - was so much smarter in the old series, though a complete wimp compared to the new version! Right now im not sure which one i like better.
Michael - I'm actually kinda dissapointed in the direction they went with him since the old version was sooo much more a badarse compared to the new one, not the actors fault.
Operations: New one is such a douche, the old one would eat him for breakfast.
Amanda: Same goes for this character, Madeline would destroy her in 3 moves!
Walter: where is walter? i miss walter, he was a this old-timer, badarse agent who handled all weapons and gadgets. The plece seems poorer without him.
In the old series you had Oversight at the top (if i remember correct), then Division and last, several cell operations called Section 1-?. The old Nikita series focused on Section 1, where these characters was located. Now the reason why im not impressed with the new Organisation is because it seems so small and cheap compared to the old one. Headquarters of the old one was so much more impressive, not looking like some WW2 bunker with a few computers. Also, in the new show, they seem to have melted the farm and the promising agents together.
Anyway, i could prob. ramble on forever. Basicly i think fans of the old show should give the new one a chance, but not get their expectations too high. This show has a whole new take on Nikita compared to the old one, but the budget almost seem lower. (at least the queality is).
This show has the worst ratings on tv. NO ONE watches it. The CW keeps renewing it for syndication, or for whatever reason the CW keeps dogs around forever. But it is literally one of the worst rated shows on tv. I have never watched it, and I won't start now, but seriously/ Who watches this thing? Why?
Fashion, fashion, fashion, the clothing, the cars, the whole production design, this show has become so shallow, it is sickening to watch, i am 20 minutes into watching season 3 and it's just draining my energy, gee, the resentment! Season One started out with really fine and interesting characters now suffocated under a facade of glamour and lifestyle, what are they thinking?!? Is this supposed to be targeted at a womans audience now? Then why do all the girls i know prefer "Homeland" over this empty facade?!?
After I watched this show I went online and looked to see if it was remade from a movie or show because at the moment that's what it looks like their doing. ;? And I found the old La femme nikita show. and it looks much better than this show does right now. though i'm still undecided as to whether or not i'd like this show (new) or just go watch the other (old). but it's early yet so i guess we'll see what comes up in this new Nikita. PS: Birkoff is totally adorable (old) PSS: Like old nikita a lil bit better she has a more obvious toughness when she needs it. new nikita seems too vulnerable: plus spy/assassin taking on division for her lost loved one. come on. (apologies to those who like the new one better, but this is my opinion)
I can't help but to wonder why all american directors write the same crappy stories. If you have watched 24, Alias, strike back, well this show is the none sense. The actor always come and save the world when least expected. If she or one of her own about to die she just popped out out of nowhere even if she's a million miles away. This is pure none sense. This show needs canceling and so is strike back. This show honestly have a high rating because a bunch of morons with no common sense watches it. Watch the killing if you want to see a real tv show.
It's not bad. Explanations of actions (Alex's in the season ender) not so believable.But the new Michael and Birkhoff are not as addicting/relatable/likeable as they were in La Femme. Birkhof just looks like a couch potato, not a nerd. They're not optimizing the use of Lady Heather. Percy has no presence as Operations did. I love that they brought back the old Madeline.
I enjoyed season 1 and am halfway through season 2. Definitely seems to be going downhill. And Maggie Q is a beautiful lady but the CW folks are making her look like a hag. Her skin and hair both look awful and they dress her like a 13-year old half the time. It's ridiculous.
Well there were many good TV shows that were ended like Nikita. For example 24, Heroes, Prison Break, ETC. But there is another way to bring them back with excitement. Blend or rather combine two or more TV shows in to one. For example, Call me crazy, You can bring Jack Bauer with Claire Bennet along with Micheal Scofield and last but not the least Nikita in to a one TV show. This is just an example. But I'm pretty sure all those good directors out there can do more. Just think about it.
Sad to say but the show is somehow losing it since middle of season 2. When i first stumbled on it, I couldn't stop watching and as by that time 2 seasons had aired, I watched them all in a week maybe. By the end of season 2 I was already a bit disappointed and season 3 is just not working for me anymore. It was nice to watch how Nikita alone would crash all evil deeds of Division but now she's just an agent in minis and heels.
i just want to know the reason why they cancelled an amazing TV show just like that without giving any clues that it will end. i was very surprised that they cancelled but not ending and why they killed ryan, he was an important corrector in the show.
one of the best action-series. It has beautiful men and women, has well written episode plots as well as an overall plot. Additionally, it puts the spotlight on current world news (not exactly).
I like the aspect, that there is no overpowered superhero or inhuman soldiers without a good reason . the meds for the wardens of the black box). Even Nikita as an assassin is still full of flaws, but empowers her strength out of love.. blah blah blah
17/02/13 I stumbled upon a folder in my sisters laptop. It read 'NIKITA S01' I clicked and watched the first episode. It was amazing. It took me to a different world and made me feel like an agent as well. Funny enough, that day was supposed to have been my last. I had it all planned out! Leave a suicide letter in my sister's computer, fill the tub with water then slit my wrists. I had been depressed and had no reason to live for a very long time but it all changed with Nikita! I just had to live to see the next episode. ''Is Alex going to get caught?" ''Who wore the pig mask?'' ''What's going on between Nikita and Michael?'' I just had to know. I felt calm(still do) when I watched Nikita. It made me feel CW give me a reason to go on. Not Diaries of Vampire(or whatever it's called)Btw Maggie Q is an awesome actress and stuntwoman
I love this show. It so addictive and I really don't understand how is it they have such low rating. I mean action, drama, comic relief, hot guys, hot girls, complex relationships, evil masterminds and smart replays.
Cw did a really bad job with the time slot and marketing of the show. I really hope they will do two thing: one pick up the show for four season and two start from the beginning in a better time slot with lot's more marketing so the show will get the credit she deserve.
Love the dynamic between Alex and Nikita the writers built this relationship amazingly
And overall the show was great built
They didn't kept too mush under the belt and didn't dwell anything till you sick of waiting.
Great show, well deserve complement and hope there will be season 4.
I hope that the screen writers do not change the relationship of Michael and Nikita for too long. This is really annoying. No more split ups, troubles of relationships. But if Michael is always being demeaning and rejecting Nikita but changes for the worse will destroy such a team. The energies of gloom and doom not good for a Fan. I love Nikita and are going to get boring with Michael's outbursts unless he is planning to leave the show.
I am invested in this show, but I feel that retreading a rift between Alex and Nikita simply based on Amanda's tricks is two steps back for a show that is trying to remain relevant and get a new season order! Alex comes off like a bitchy little kid sister who should be a lot further in her game by now. I hope they fix the direction quickly because I don't see a need to watch if it becomes another story arc of Alex vs. Nikita again, you know, we've been there and done that!
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