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Talk Back: Series Premiere of the CW's Nikita

The fall premieres continue to wear on as last night brought the series premiere of the CW's new action-thriller Nikita, starring Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Xander Berkeley, and Aaron Stanford.

While you can read my advance review of Nikita's pilot episode here, I'm curious to know what you thought now that the episode in question has aired.

What did you make of Maggie Q as the lead? And of Lyndsy Fonseca as new Division recruit Alex? (And of the pig masks?) Were you a fan of USA's Peta Wilson-led La Femme Nikita and how did it hold up in comparison? Were you surprised by the twist or did you see it--as I did--from a mile or more away? Where do you think the season will head? Did you see any similarities to Alias or Dollhouse?

And, most importantly, will you be tuning in again next week?

Talk back here.

Next week on Nikita ("2.0"), Nikita tries to interfere with Division's protective custody of a Slavic leader wanted for war crimes, but is thwarted by a band of mercenaries; Alex is sent into the field.

Comments

joy said…
I'm excited that there's a primetime show with an Asiangirl lead.

But, even as I want it to do well, I tried to watch last night, and wasn't exactly sucked in. Then again, Terriers didn't exactly do anything for me, either.

Nikita definitely gave me Dollhouse vibes, with a little Dark Angel. The former of which I hated, the latter I liked after it went off-air.

I'll probably give both another shot, and make the decision then.
Jason said…
I liked the Nikita premiere. I'll be watching more episodes, for sure. Hopefully, they can maintain the quality of the pilot throughout the season. The twist at the end was good. The female leads are gorgeous and compelling. I think Nikita will remain on my fall TV schedule. No premiere, however, has me as amped as The Walking Dead.
Tempest said…
I'll probably stick around for a little while to see how it progresses. However, it did make me miss Peta Wilson's Nikita.
Annie said…
I liked it. Will watch again next week. Aaron needs to wash his hair though. ICK!
Anonymous said…
Gave up after 20 minutes. I like Alex but not Nikita.
Anonymous said…
I liked the premiere of Nikita. The twist at the end gave it a nice touch. I'll continue watching and see how it progresses.
Lance said…
It can't compete with La Femme Nikita with Roy Dupuis and Peta Wilson! Just doesn't hold the same quality and actors are incomparable. I want Peta and Roy back!
wdavi said…
Even though the series is very well done, I've seen this show before! The most recent comparison one would be the well missed "The Dollhouse".
Unknown said…
I don't see the Dollhouse comparison. "Drab outfits," Jace? As you pointed out, Ms. Q wore a stunning red bikini that was anything but drab.

While I pine for Peta Wilson's Nikita, this "sequel" has promise. I like that they're picking up where Ms. Wilson left off, although they've had to slightly modify the backstory out of necessity.

I don't think it matters if the Alex-twist was predictable. What matters is where they go with it. I doubt they'll try to keep this outsider-bringing-down-the-man theme going for more than a season. Nikita's seasons were great at turning things on their ear with every finale.

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