Nikita: Season 1 Reviews

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November 28, 2018
I loved how the finale set us up for adventures of a new kind with these two in season 2... and it's all just another example of how getting Michael and Nikita together earlier than most expected continues to pay off for these writers.
October 11, 2010
It might not be totally mindless entertainment. It can't match the original but it's better than the film.
September 9, 2010
Maggie Q doesn't need the little red bikini she wore in the opening minutes to convince us she's formidable - her action-film training is used to full effect here, and I hope that continues every week.
September 9, 2010
It's a well-woven tale, with the different strings hanging together nicely and leading off in a few directions you might not expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2010
Nikita is aimed directly at 24 fans. However it is not as ambitious nor as entertaining.
September 9, 2010
A concoction of leering sexuality and stylized violence. It's executed with panache.
September 9, 2010
As ubiquitous bus-shelter ads attest, Q looks confident holding a gun and is not averse to wearing either leather or lace, thus meeting the maximum requirements for the job.
September 9, 2010
The pilot comes across top-heavy with exposition and flashbacks that lay out a dense backstory.
September 9, 2010
If you're flipping by the CW and land on Nikita, it's an hour that you'll be able to understand and appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 9, 2010
Nikita will not surprise you. If you don't want or need to be surprised, it's a pretty well-paced, gorgeously shot and fast-moving pilot.
September 9, 2010
It's difficult to make cold-blooded and calculating people interesting and empathetic, and yet it must be done. Because fight scenes will take you only so far. Especially when there are no big dance numbers.
September 9, 2010
Even with its ample servings of va-va-boom, a lot of edgy potential is wasted in Nikita.
September 9, 2010
If it's true that you don't miss your water till your well runs dry, then I'm missing my water, because this well - the Nikita well - is all but dust.
September 9, 2010
CW's Nikita remake isn't nearly as awful as you'd imagine. In fact, it's remarkably good.
Top Critic
September 9, 2010
Pretty much all a fan could ask of a cult series remake is this: Does the newbie measure up? Based on all available evidence, the answer is yes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 9, 2010
The best thing about it is Ms. Q, who glides through the show with smooth conviction, rocking the heck out of her every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 9, 2010
Maggie Q makes Nikita sexy, ferocious, funny, determined and droll.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2010
This version of Nikita can still provide a rollicking, if slightly psychotic, good time.
September 9, 2010
A surprisingly sophisticated and satisfying adaptation.
September 9, 2010
Remarkably the CW has made a fresh, terrific and terrifically silly Nikita -- as a killer every teen girl can relate to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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