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post #121 of 446
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Originally Posted by RockyF View Post

I'm not sure where I read it (probably on the Hot Off The Press thread) but the producer of the show refers to it as a "sequake" a combination of a sequel and a remake.

I found a reference to that quote:
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"My version of Nikita is kind of a cross between a sequel and a remake. I'm calling it a sequ-ake," said creator Craig Silverstein with a laugh, about how his series fits in between the movies and the Le Femme Nikita series. "You're following that chapter of Nikita that you haven't seen before. We are also doing justice to the origin story. ... You get to watch that through Alex. The key there is that the character of Alex. She is not Nikita. So you're not watching the same story from the beginning. This girl may make different choices."

I briefly searched through the 28 press pieces linked to in the Wikipedia article on the series and in only three of them is the term "reboot" used and in two of those it's clear that they're not calling it a reboot of the earlier TV series.

In the earlier series, did Nikita ever escape from "Section"? In the movies, Nikita extremely reluctantly works for the organization for a while, out of fear that they will kill her if she fails them. Then, after a horrible cluster-f*** of a mission involving multiple agents and her as the only survivor, she can't take it anymore and bolts, leaving her lover behind. In this series, she runs after they kill her lover to teach her some kind of lesson (a ripoff of Alias ). After a while she comes back with the objective of taking them down.

Whatever. People are obviously free to consider it a reboot of the earlier TV series if they'd like. I personally think that it takes off from the movies.
post #122 of 446
Loved the original series! I like this one so far as well.

post #123 of 446
I am rather enjoying the show, although I don't think that Maggie Q is much of an actress. On the plus side, though, I think that the young actress, Lindsay Fonseca as Alex, has been terrific. My primary complaint is of Shane West, whose copying of Christian Bale's Batman whisper-growl has been just plain annoying.
post #124 of 446
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I am rather enjoying the show, although I don't think that Maggie Q is much of an actress.

I disagree. She's perfect for this role, drop-dead gorgeous and can act circles around the "other" butt-kicking girl spies on TV, including and especially Piper Perabo of the bland, formulaic 'Covert Affairs'. This is a better show, with a better lead.
post #125 of 446
I thought the second episode was better than the first. They did a good job of fleshing out the relationship between Nikita and Alex. Heck, I appreciate them explaining why "computer hacking" looks like a video game.
post #126 of 446
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

I disagree. She's perfect for this role, drop-dead gorgeous and can act circles around the "other" butt-kicking girl spies on TV, including and especially Piper Perabo of the bland, formulaic 'Covert Affairs'. This is a better show, with a better lead.

I like Perabo and Covert Affairs better than Maggie Q and Nikita. As noted in my earlier post, though, I do like Nikita and think that it has a chance to get a lot better. I like the way Perabo's part is written to hide her out as a clueless greenhorn until she goes into kick-ass mode. It is preposterous, of course, but I think it is fun.

Maggie Q's Nikita character is far different. She is a straight ahead assassin who doen't think twice about killing someone if her mission requires it. Also, Nikita clearly has a dark and troubled past, which we are bound to learn more about. The tone of the Nikita tales is far darker than is Covert Affairs, which is often lighthearted, not that there's anything wrong with either approach.
post #127 of 446
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

The tone of the Nikita tales is far darker than is Covert Affairs, which is often lighthearted, not that there's anything wrong with either approach.

True. 'Covert Affairs' has to fit USA Network's formula which has proved very successful in the cable world. And that's fine. I've never seen 'Chuck' but I assume it's similar in tone. I just like "dark" and hope CW tries to push that broadcast envelope more than we've even seen so far. They need to do it for the kids, damn it.
post #128 of 446
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

Heck, I appreciate them explaining why "computer hacking" looks like a video game.

That was a nice touch.

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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Whatever. People are obviously free to consider it a reboot of the earlier TV series if they'd like. I personally think that it takes off from the movies.

I think when a TV series runs for 5 seasons and 96 episodes, it's more significant than a movie. If it were a reboot of the movie, it'd actually be a movie like the latest Star Trek film.
post #129 of 446
The only reason I was going to watch this was because it has Maggie Q. I'm not feeling it too much.

You guys talking about Covert Affairs isn't helping. : shudder at that show:
post #130 of 446
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

I disagree. She's perfect for this role, drop-dead gorgeous and can act circles around the "other" butt-kicking girl spies on TV, including and especially Piper Perabo of the bland, formulaic 'Covert Affairs'. This is a better show, with a better lead.

Like I said earlier, she was made for this. True, she does not seem to be an actress with much range, but what assassin would? Jenn Garner is somewhat limited in the acting department as well, but she did well in Alias; for 2 seasons, anyway.
post #131 of 446
Nikita was kicking butt tonight. I like.
post #132 of 446
Me too
post #133 of 446
I loved tonight's episode.

I really think we will be seeing some big twists as the season goes on.

Maggie Q was perfectly cast here and The CW has a nice show for the next 5-6 years.
post #134 of 446
Damn, my DVR had another conflict and didn't record tonights episode. I don't see another listing for this episode. Does the CW website let you watch their shows?
post #135 of 446
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Does the CW website let you watch their shows?

Yes, but there's probably at least a 24hr delay before the episode gets posted.
post #136 of 446
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Originally Posted by rebkell View Post

Nikita was kicking butt tonight. I like.


I didn't get to see it but I'm glad I recorded it.
post #137 of 446
I thought the last episode was kind of a step back. I thought the twist at the end was a bit much, and seemed like a cop out.
post #138 of 446
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

Yes, but there's probably at least a 24hr delay before the episode gets posted.

Ok ... looks more like about 5-7 days after it airs on the network. Last week's episodes are just now showing up on the CW website.
post #139 of 446
Today, I learned to my dismay that the HD feed of the local CW station carried the latest episode of Nikita only in 4:3 format. I simply won't watch under such circumstances. I tried to watch online but The CW Web site provides no way to zoom the image to fill the computer screen. Trying to watch the postage stamp sized image provided was even worse than the 4:3 OTA version. I will simply skip last week's show. It this week's show is 4:3 again I will delete my season pass. There is simply too much other stuff to watch to put up with that kind of thing.
post #140 of 446
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I tried to watch online but The CW Web site provides no way to zoom the image to fill the computer screen. .

Sure it does, but you have to start it first. The zoom icon will then show up on the "progress bar" on the lower right ... just like all the Flash driven content on Hulu.
post #141 of 446
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

Sure it does, but you have to start it first. The zoom icon will then show up on the "progress bar" on the lower right ... just like all the Flash driven content on Hulu.

I was hoping that somebody might be able to tell me there was a way to do it. Sure enough, it works and I have started watching the episode full screen. Thanks a million!
post #142 of 446
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

Sure it does, but you have to start it first. The zoom icon will then show up on the "progress bar" on the lower right ... just like all the Flash driven content on Hulu.

Yep, it sure does, I just tried it, couldn't zoom during the introduction commercial, but as soon as Nikita started the little full screen thingie in the bottom right was active. and to my surprise it looked pretty good full screen, sitting about a foot or two from a 32" 1080P monitor and it looked pretty good.
post #143 of 446
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post


Ok ... looks more like about 5-7 days after it airs on the network. Last week's episodes are just now showing up on the CW website.

Good to know. I checked a couple of days ago and the "Kill The Reporter" episode was still the most current. I will check in tonight and hopefully get to watch last weeks show.
post #144 of 446
Unfortunately, for me, this show has fallen by the wayside now that Fall Season is back. I can't even DVR it! If it were on Comcast On Demand, I might be able to catch it, but I don't like watching 'TV' on the computer.
post #145 of 446
Owen is a badass. If Nikita can channel and focus his anger they can become quite the allies against Division.
post #146 of 446
I gave up on this show like my antenna did trying to get a signal from the CW which is a big fat fail to begin with anyway.
post #147 of 446
So they stand around the girlfriend's apartment waiting to be shot. A show like this needs smarter characters (and writers).
post #148 of 446
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Originally Posted by RockyF View Post

Supernatural--My wife and I watched the first four seasons on DVD over the last year or so, and I've been recording reruns of Season 5 all summer, and I'll be able to watch it week to week for the first time this upcoming season.

Smallville--True, the writing is nowhere near Supernatural's, however, I've been hooked since day one, so I'm gonna stay on board through the series finale next spring.

Nikita--Looking forward to it!

That's three shows on the CW for this 37 year old male. (My wife did enjoy the Hellcats pilot, so four total in the family.)

They've actually had some really good shows:
Buffy
Angel
Veronica Mars

three of the better shows ever

they've had/have other good stuff too such as smallville, that's pretty good

and so far i've like Nikita

(i have to say the hellcats pilot seemed pretty hideous to me, unwatchable really)
(i could never get into supernatural at all)

It is shame they've gone so totally girl oriented though and I wonder if they don't lose more viewers than gain by doing that (I didn't even watch VM until mid way through the second season due to their off-based targeted advertising and the way they packaged it up and made it seem like something other than it was) and i bet stuff like vamp diaries and even 90210 would be better, maybe even pretty good, if they didn't so pander them totally toward females to the detriment of quality.
post #149 of 446
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I am rather enjoying the show, although I don't think that Maggie Q is much of an actress. On the plus side, though, I think that the young actress, Lindsay Fonseca as Alex, has been terrific. My primary complaint is of Shane West, whose copying of Christian Bale's Batman whisper-growl has been just plain annoying.

maggie q has done plenty well enough imo
although i like lindsay fonseca more (and she's way hotter too)

as long as he doesnt turn into christian bale's whisper-growl john connor, that was bad
post #150 of 446
The CW is giving Nikita some slight "tweaks" including a love interest. I don't believe this is necessary, but apparently the CW is losing a huge chunk of the core women 18-34 demo from its "Vampire Diaries" lead-in.

The CW's 'Nikita' to Undergo Some 'Slight Tweaks'l
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