Who watched the pilot episode of Nikita? Maggie Q did a wonderful job. I really hope that the shoe sticks around for a while. It is on the CW Network. The show has action, martial arts, violence, and the whole works. I would love to hear from everyone on here. Peace.
Can we get a ''shilldar'' tag?
At least they left "La Femme" out of the title this time -- what is it, the third? -- so we don''t have to hear t.v. announcers mispronounce it over and over.
Is she Asian? Nikita is not supposed to be Asian.
That is so true, r2.
I saw about two scenes of it and it was stupid. There was a scene where she picked up a chair as a shield against a guy shooting at her and you could see her little skeleton arms struggling to hold that chair up and swing it around. They needed to cast someone who actually looked like they wouldn''t be blown over in a moderate breeze.
She''s part Asian and part European.
Sorry, I live Petra Wilson muchhhh betta.....
The Times gave it great reviews. And it features THE Colleen Carlton (Lyndsey Fonesca).
I forgot this was on CW. It looked like a show on USA or TNT.
when did this show air?
It''s being shown again tonite at 9:00 in NYC
NYC only?!? Does CW have a different schedule for each city?
It might be on the CW everywhere in the world, unfortunately I can only vouch for NYC.
Not liking it. Too violent.
I liked it better the first four times I saw it when it was named La Femme Nikita, La Femme Nikita, Point of No Return and Alias.
I though it was horrible. I loved the first series. And the second series is awful%0D\
They are using many of the characters names for the first tv show, and by doing so are trying to make us think this series is an extension from the first. And it''s horrible%0D\
Melinda Clark is supposed to be like Alberta Watson (Madeline)? that''s a joke. So is casting Shane West and Lindsay Fonseca %0D\
I liked it a lot, but I damn near did a spit take when Nikita said something about being 27. \
That bitch is 35 if she''s a day. If I''m wrong, that''s a rough looking 27.\
Also, she is very thin and it makes some of the action stuff implausible. Just watch Milla Jovovich in the resident evil movies and there''s an example of an in shape woman that''s a believable ass-kicker. She is lithe and fit. Maggie Q is bone-thin, as is Angelina Jolie in Salt.
I loved Alias. Michael Vartan was beautiful.
How do you pronounce her last name?
Peta Wilson will always be Nikita. Not gonna watch it.
R20, pretty sure it''s ''Q''.
First noticed Maggie Q in ''Naked Weapon''. I thought it''s a good thing she''s so very pretty because the girl she can''t act.
I thought R18 was exaggerating, but she does look like she''s at least 36 (She''s really only 31!).
It has Melinda Clarke!\
not a lesbian
It''s the Asian genes making her look old.
I watched the Nikita t.v. series that was on in the late 1990''s and I thought it was pretty good. My favorite character was Madeline, played by Alberta Watson.\
Sian Phillips had a recurring role on the show.
Maggie Q has no ass.
It was better than I expected.
R30 = Maggie Q
My name is not Maggie Q, r31.
I'm a big fan of the original Luc Besson's Nikita and then of the Peta Wilson's Nikita. Point of No Return was ok in a theatre when it came out but watching it few years after in the telly showed really how mediocre it was.
And then this new series. Well, the production values are pretty high but like someone said it's really confusing that they are using some parts from the earlier Nikitas and at the same time they are trying to reinvent the story a bit. I wish they'd just changed the names and the story a bit and just make something new. All would've said it reminds of Nikita but then the series would've been on its own without drawing constantly memories from the past.
I don't mind the violence but in the Peta's La Femme Nikita the violence was there always to show the coldness of Section One and of the world they were living in. In this new Nikita there was too much violence too soon to make it matter at all. La Femme Nikita was fun and tough in a pulp fiction sort of way, but it always stayed true to its premise.
This new Nikita mixes so badly in my head with the earlier ones that it's pretty hard to watch it and I possibly won't be watching it after a couple of episodes, if even that, even though I admit I've always liked Shane West quite a lot. Maggie Q doesn't move me in any way, she's like a cold fish moving on the tv screen. The Amanda character (and her boudouir) was really cringe worthy, and the new Operations (don't remember his title) was boring. I actually liked the new recruits part because it was probably the only new thing they brought into the show.
If the show didn't look so expensively made I'd say it's heading to cancelville already but I guess they are trying to push it as much as they can. And you never know, maybe there's something fresh coming out later in the show.
I don''t think she looks old at all.
I tuned in ans it was the middle of a fight scene between Nikita and some guy. I rolled my eyes at the bad fight choreography - they had so many quick camera cuts to disguise that the actress is twig thin and has no moves.
I picture her getting hit in the face and all you''ll hear is a crack as she breaks in half and falls over.%0D\
I''m the demographic they were going for and I''m not watching it again.
I was hoping this show would work. The worst part was Maggie Q. I''m guessing a person can''t survive on a negative calorie diet without acting like a zombie.
If the show fails, Maggie Q will be heading back to doing independent movies and fading into obscurity.
Maggie''s real last name is Quigley or something like that, but the Hong Kong press shortened it to Q when no one there could pronounce it. That''s where she first started acting.
I loved, loved La Femme Nikita. Peta Wilson was perfectly cast as Nikita. She had a physical presence that Maggie Q does not. Peta was thin, but very fit and at 5''10 you could believe that she was capable of kicking some ass. When Maggie Q was first cast I was disappointed. Also I''m not too sure about Shane West. He''s no Roy Dupuis. I did enjoy the first episode and Maggie Q was better than I had expected. But girl needs to put on some weight and tone up to be believable as Nikita imo.
Shane West is laughable in the role.
I believe it, r41.
I liked it and will give it another try next week to see if it holds up.%0D\
I can''t believe no one here has mentioned the fact that Shane West''s rumored-to-be BF was also in the episode. He was billed as a guest star, however, not a regular, so don''t know if he''ll be back again next week.
R43 I was coming in here to see if anyone had pointed out the Shane/Ashton thing. Ashton''s character is supposed to be around for a while. However I won''t be surprised if he is "shockingly" killed off mid-season if anything starts happening behind the scenes.
[quote]It''s the Asian genes making her look old.\
I was going to say it''s the Caucasian genes aging her prematurely, but now I think she''s just flat out lying about her age from looking at her pictures.
Maggie Q is trying to be an action star in this game of her career. This is a do or die situation.
They should have Aya Sumika from Numb3rs playing a villian in one episode.
Did anyone see the second episode of Nikita last night?%0D\
What did you think of it?
Well neither Caucasians nor Asians are known for aging particularly well, so she''s pretty fucked either way, right? And 31 my ass. I''d say around 35 or 36. Do we have the Asian CZJ on our hands?
The show is tanking.
I liked the second episode. I like where it''s going. I would like them to beef up the serial elements beyond the "mission of the week" though.
Me too, r51.
The second episode was really good. I finally saw chemistry between Nikita and Michael.
Just as long as the show gets better and better. It will be a breeze.
I haven''t watched the last two episodes. Is the show getting better or worse?
I really like the show and will continue watching it.
I was hoping this was going to be about the song
No, r59, it''s about the show called Nikita.
This version of Michael and Nikita is not as dynamic as La Femme Nikita''s duo, but their relationship and chemistry seem to be getting better.
Maggie Q looked incredibly old in the last episode...even more so when they tried to pass her off as younger in the flashbacks. What a joke.\
Have Shane and Ashton shared any scenes yet? Standing in the same room doesn''t count.
[quote]I won''t be surprised if he is "shockingly" killed off mid-season if anything starts happening behind the scenes.\
I just watched last week''s episode. R44 nailed the midseason finale twist.
Tonight''s episode was awesome. The Nikita-Michael backstory is really the heart of the show. %0D\
It really reminds me of the type of series that aired in the 1980s and 1990s.%0D\
Maggie Q is so kick ass!%0D\
Anyone here still watching NIKITA?
Nikita is one of my favorite shows. I''m not sure it makes sense and it seems a little over the top in how she gets away each week but it''s brainless fun and I enjoy watching it.
Last night''s episode was the best thus far. I hate having to wait until April 7 for a new episode.
Me too, r67.
It''s amazing how NIKITA has evolved throughout the season. During the first episode, I saw no chemistry between Michael and Nikita, yet now they have intense chemistry in spades. Also, Maggie Q looks much prettier than she did in the pilot (1st episode).
I love this show! Just started watching on Netflix and already I'm on episode 20!
Haven't heard of Shane West before; he is so hot!
Wish they would show him shirtless every episode! :-)
Anyone watching Nikita this season?
I like everything about this show except for Maggie Q.
Loved this show until this new season. We're back to an episode of the week with no overarching story and I'm bored. Sucks really, because Nikita used to be must-see TV for me. After episode four/five of the first season it got BRILLIANT.
Why is that, r73?
What is wrong with Maggie Q's acting?
maggie Q(nikita) was trained by jackie chan. look up her bio
Who is watching Nikita this season?
What does anyone think of Shane West's acting on Nikita?
The ratings have been down this year for this season.
Can we get a discussion going on here? It is dead.
What are your favorite characters?
Does anyone have tea on the cast members?
Peta Wilson was a much better Nikita
In what way, r89.
I want an answer, r89.
Ever since Nikita season 3 left the Dirty Thirty behind and shifted the focus to Amanda's mission, it has been a non-stop, unpredictable emotional ride.
On "Broken Home," Division imploded from the mutiny, while the captive Nikita learned about Amanda's past through mind manipulation. Both were intense situations that ended in shocking and unexpected ways. While one happened in the past and the other in the present, both have far-reaching consequences.
Amanda's mission to get Nikita this season has been confusing at times, but that fits with her character. What is it that Amanda really wants? She says that she wants to teach both Nikita and Alex lessons, but it's becoming more clear that Amanda doesn't necessarily know her end game. At this point of her plan, she wanted Nikita to learn the truth about her past and a tragic one it was.
"You can't save everyone." was the theme of the hour and Nikita's lesson of the day. While re-living Amanda's past, Nikita was determined save Helen from her father's torture and experiments. Amanda also continually promised to save Helen, but year after year never followed through on the promise. She couldn't overcome her father's control. It all came to a tragic end when Helen killed her father and her sister. After years of torture, Helen could only save herself and with that the new Amanda was born.
Amanda (Helen) suffered at the hands of her father and ended up following in his footsteps by using the same techniques on Division recruits. As her father made her, she made Nikita, who made Alex. Amanda's understanding of how the three of them are connected finally makes sense, while perhaps deluded. Now that Nikita knows the truth, will that alter her opinion of Amanda? Will she want to save her or kill her?
Nikita believes and Amanda implied that something else was done to Nikita's brain while she was unconscious. Did Amanda plant other thoughts in her head? For Nikita's sake, I hope it's not nearly has harmful as what Amanda did to Owen and Alex.
While Nikita took a trip down Amanda's memory lane, Alex was learning the same lesson that "You can't save everyone" at Division. Alex's self-destruction due to the implanted emotions over the loss of Larissa and the brothel girls has been difficult to watch. Not even Sean could get through to her. Rachel may have taken over leadership of the mutiny, it was Alex that spurred the actions that lead to a loss of life.
Alex's intentions to free everyone ended up including the destruction of Shadow Walker making her friend, Birkhoff, a target. Unlike the first time Birkhoff had to kill someone, he had no hesitation here. He had to protect himself, Division, and do whatever he could to save the mutineers from themselves.
While most of the Division agents were able to escape, others died and in the end, Alex lost the person who meant the most to her. Sean's death was tragic and happened so quickly. One moment he seemed fine and the next moment he was dead from internal bleeding. In the end, will Alex finally realize that Amanda did mess with her head? After everything Alex has been through in her life and her quest to save everyone, the loss of Sean may be more than she can take.
Alex may have lost Sean, but she's not responsible for his death. The blame belongs entirely to Amanda. The evil mind manipulator has taken too much from them all. She has caused unbelievable pain on all of the those remaining at Division. Nikita, Michael, Alex, Birkhoff, and Ryan should shift their focus to finally taking her out, so she can't torment anyone else.
Oh yeah, Peta Wilson was hot.
I never understood the premise of Nikita. She was sentenced to death but escaped by taking a job with a secret government organization. Yeah, okay. Not exactly believable, but okay.
But then, why doesn't she just make her escape as soon as she has the chance? What keeps her there, killing innocent people and always in danger of being killed herself?
For some reason my local CW didn't give the Nikita episode.
Don't know why.
I'm gonna have to look at it online.
I know a cute guy dies.
Somehow I've missed this thread until now. OP, I've seen every episode of the show. I *was* a big fan, but as much as I hate to say it, I think it should've ended last season. They had a natural ending in place with Percy finally dying and Division going under, and it seemed like the producers *intended* for it to end that way, assuming the show would be cancelled ... but, then, it wasn't. This season it's been flailing all over the place, with one ridiculous plot turn after another. There is ZERO reason why Amanda wouldn't have killed Nikita by now -- and vice-versa -- except for plot-contrivance purposes.
I'm still watching, but I will be surprised if it makes it to another season. If it does it will *only* be because The CW's new shows this season were such a total disaster, most of all the SATC-prequel "The Carrie Diaries."
I think they'll give it another season, or at least a 10 or 13 episode year.
i think they are approaching 100 episodes, which is what they need for syndication.
The CW is trying to go for a ten episode to wrap up all of the storylines for the next season.
I do feel that Nikita needs a full season next year to be considered for syndication.
Nikita Renewed For A Short (Final?) 4th Season & The Carrie Diaries Renewed For 2nd Season