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Wow. I can't disagree more. I find her acting to be superior to Maggie's in every way. I find her much more believable.

I only find Maggie's acting believable when she's making those fake 911 phone calls, impersonating someone other than Nikita; otherwise, she's a bit wooden. But hey, she's good looking and can kick some, so I won't complain too much.

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Ironic if the poorly acted & written Terra Nova gets renewed & Nikita cancelled

Even though Nikita is a contrived action thriller, it is FAR more enjoyable; not even a contest.

I've watched every episode of Nikita & enjoying them all. The complexity of these characters is much more than a typical TV show.

I find Nikita far better than the other two shows I watch that are somewhat similar: Burn Notice and Person of Interest.

Pretty female characters:

1. Nikita has three

2. Burn Notice has none. Fiona is skinny and pale.

3. Person of Interest has none, literally.

Story and actions

1. Nikita is the most interesting and full of twists and turns and believable.

2. Burn Notice is pretty much same boring stuff over and over.

3. Person On Interest is same as Burn Notice only worse with two lead characters who have little in common.

If it's so good, why isn't Nikita more popular? Beats me. Perhaps it's because the lead character is a female and an Asian American?
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If it's so good, why isn't Nikita more popular? Beats me. Perhaps it's because the lead character is a female and an Asian American?

I don't think it's the Asian part but a female lead in such a strong role may not sit well with some. That and the fact that it's on the CW. I rarely watch anything on the CW(although I'm probably not the demo advertisers want) whereas Person of Interest in on CBS a channel I watch frequently(CBS, your fathers network)
I introduced a friend at work (8 years my senior) to Nikita and he loves it. In fact he's now watched all the previous episodes online and waiting for new ones each week, it's one of his favorite shows now. He had never heard of Nikita and hadn't watched anything else on the CW.
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I don't think it's the Asian part but a female lead in such a strong role may not sit well with some.

even redneks like kick-butt women
Sigourney Weaver made a lot (most) of her career off an alpha role

Don't know why Nikita would be iffy, but it is kind of a niche program, not a teen romance or show for the kids. Let's face it, it's primary appeal will be to males who enjoy watching gorgeous women shoot guns, take down bad guys with martial arts

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We were watching X-Men 2 the other night and I just couldn't place the kid playing Pyro. It was driving me nuts. Then it dawned on me. It was a young Birkhoff.

I haven't watched the latest episode yet. Have it waiting in my DVR.

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even redneks like kick-butt women
Sigourney Weaver made a lot (most) of her career off an alpha role

Don't know why Nikita would be iffy, but it is kind of a niche program, not a teen romance or show for the kids. Let's face it, it's primary appeal will be to males who enjoy watching gorgeous women shoot guns, take down bad guys with martial arts

Yes, the ladies are pretty, but I don't watch the show because of their look. If the creators of the show wanted to use the sex appeal angle, they would have shown more cleavage and bikinis and things like that.

These female characters are intelligent and strong-willed. That's what I find attractive about them. It's all about the show really. Most everything I see on this show is dark and gloomy, even outside shots. It reminds me of the movie Matrix.

There was no mention of Oversight and Shawn in the latest episode. What happened to them? Did Nikita wipe them out of something?
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These female characters are intelligent and strong-willed. That's what I find attractive about them. It's all about the show really.

+1 to what you said

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Yes, the ladies are pretty, but I don't watch the show because of their look....
These female characters are intelligent and strong-willed. That's what I find attractive about them.

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That's what I like about the lead character in the Revenge series (Emily VanCamp) too- she's driven and tightly focused on her "mission" of revenge against the people who ruined her father. Very strong character, very similar to Alex in that respect... it's about family!

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Most everything I see on this show is dark and gloomy, even outside shots.

Very few shows seem to be able to convey this dark mood properly, Nikita has been particularly effective in this area. Last season they had a lot of outdoor location shot where it was cold and snowing- they were excellent overall. Sure is a refreshing break from the usual non-weather as seen on most shows shot in CA.

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I enjoy Nikita every most every week. Who is the actress playing the young Alex, she is very good....Nikita is shot in Ca.??? So Ca.???
Hope it gets renewed. It's off now until January, right??
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....Very few shows seem to be able to convey this dark mood properly, Nikita has been particularly effective in this area. Last season they had a lot of outdoor location shot where it was cold and snowing- they were excellent overall. Sure is a refreshing break from the usual non-weather as seen on most shows shot in CA.

I also believe some HDTVs are better able to display the high contrast ratio Nikita seems to be shot in than others. On my higher quality Sony HDTV Nikita looks great, darks dark and lights light. The same program on one of my cheaper LCDs(Insignia, Dynex or even my fathers Westinghouse) looks all dark and barley watchable. The only thing I can think of is my Sony has a much higher contrast ratio than my cheaper TVs and seems to be able to handle the high contrast ratio Nikita better. I guess I don't know for sure but I always assumed Nikita was shot on 35mm film because of it's high quality, it really does look great on my Sony
Personally I think Nikita will be around for quite some time, being on the CW has the advantage of not having to have as high ratings to stay on the air. If it were on one of the majors it may have already been pulled off the air.
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Nik is shot on 35mm, but it wouldn't surprise me if that changes soon as a cost savings.

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I have about 20 episodes recorded. I have been watching them the last few days. I rate the replay value of this show very high. Out of the 20 episodes, only 2 I don't particularly care for. The rest I can watch over and over. Watching each episode is like watch a well-made movie at the theater. It helps that I have 100'' projector screen.
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Can anyone comment on the picture quality of the First Season (Blu-Ray) set?

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I enjoy Nikita every most every week. Who is the actress playing the young Alex, she is very good....Nikita is shot in Ca.??? So Ca.???
Hope it gets renewed. It's off now until January, right??

NIKITA is shot in Toronto Canada.

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I just can't get past the ludicrous outfits they put Maggie Q in. They are so inappropriate as to be laughter inducing.

But hey, I am happy she has a hit show (a hit by today's standards, of course).

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Let me fix that for you Matt....
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I just can't get past the ludicrous awesome outfits they put Maggie Q in.
They are so inappropriate sensational as to be laughter fantasy inducing.


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^^
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Can anyone comment on the picture quality of the First Season (Blu-Ray) set?

Went and purchased the 1st season BD set- watched the first five episodes (on disk 1) and the picture quality is outstanding!

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+ 1 Replay Rob....No Nikita tonight, boo...
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Can anyone comment on the picture quality of the First Season (Blu-Ray) set?

PQ is great. So is the sound quality, much better than the TV broadcast.
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Birkhoff rocks. "Relax, this place has more jamming than a Santana concert."

Did I hear right? We have to wait until Feb. 3rd for a new episode?

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Birkhoff rocks. "Relax, this place has more jamming than a Santana concert."

Did I hear right? We have to wait until Feb. 3rd for a new episode?

Yup... next ep is Feb 3rd... http://www.tvrage.com/Nikita/episode_list

Gotta say, I've been loving this season so far. No letdown from the excellent first season. IMO Lyndsy Fonseca is the best actor on the show and the episodes that are "Alex centric" seem to be the most interesting.

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Amanda's line, "Contact General Turgidsen", I fell off the couch...A brilliant ode to the great George C. Scott as General Buck Turgidsen in the Stanly Kubrick epic " Dr. Strangelove".
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Amanda's line, "Contact General Turgidsen", I fell off the couch...A brilliant ode to the great George C. Scott as General Buck Turgidsen in the Stanly Kubrick epic " Dr. Strangelove".

Yep: General Buck Turgidson: Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks.

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Beautiful GW!!!! I have the HDNET version of Dr. Strangelove on my HDDVR permanently stored . I watch clips of it often.
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I like how "Nikita" will not have episodes until February.

It means more episodes without delays until the May Season (hopefully not Series Finale) and now I do not have to flip channels between it and "Chuck" for it's final two weeks (I have no DVR).

I do prefer "Nikita" but get to see "Chuck" finish up.
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At least I can watch The Clone Wars the night it first airs. Only two tuners on the DVR.

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Beautiful GW!!!! I have the HDNET version of Dr. Strangelove on my HDDVR permanently stored . I watch clips of it often.

Dr. Strangelove is one of the few BDs I have bought for my collection. I need to watch it again soon. I just wish that Nikita via the transmission from the OKC CW affiliate looked and sounded as good as any BD. Unfortunately, I have horrible lip sync issues on all the CW shows, none worse than Nikita.
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This show is getting better and better with every episode. Love tonight's episode. I like how old enemies find new alliances in each other. Madeline Pierce and Nikita are now partners in bringing down Division. Amanda joins Gogol to further her interest and strengthen her position. It won't be a total shock if Percy and Nikita team up to fight Gogol and Division. Or maybe Gogol is just playing Amanda while their real partner is Percy. You just never know who is playing who.
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Best episode this year, I think, I hope it gets renewed again...
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