I've never seen Luc Besson's 1990 film La Femme Nikita, nor the 1993 American remake Point of No Return. I have vague memories of commercials for the USA series that followed in the late 1990s, but I don't recall ever, you know, watching it.
I'm in the heart of The CW's target age group (if not gender), though, so I imagine that's what the network expects - maybe even wants. I recognize the brand, but I'm a blank slate. I couldn't tell you how The CW's Nikita fares against prior iterations, but the first episode left me mostly impressed. My review after the jump.
Nikita certainly earns the Alias comparisons that have been tossed about (Spy vixen kicks butt!ÃÂ), but the mythology of the series emits some serious Dollhouse vibes to this viewer. Here's how star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) sets the stage in an opening voice over:
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