I Watched It: Nikita

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I know that some of the CW promos for Nikita have revolved around Maggie Q in suggestive poses wearing next to nothing (or at least what we might deem as next to nothing in some cases) and that it's fair to ask the question of what they really are selling (is it a strong character who also happens to have some sex appeal, or is it the same tired stereotype just wrapped up in a 2010 cover?).

I was a huge fan of the original film with Anne Parillaud and even liked the remake Point of No Return with Bridget Fonda, and each of them, albeit in a different way, had this allure to them. This combination of being vulnerable, hard, beautiful - survivors who would do anything to get out of what they found themselves in - and when I watched this new CW series with Maggie Q - I found a lot more of those qualities versus the little red swimsuit that she wears in the promos (and honestly, I'm not really a huge fan).

Does sex sell?

Definitely. We all know it does (and this is the CW we're talking about).

Do I wish the promos would be less what they are and have a little more style (because you can have a lot of sex appeal without showing everything, and in many ways I think the role of Nikita deserves a classic style)?

Without a doubt, and I do hope they update them.

But at the end of the day, the show itself is less sex and more character, and it's nice to see someone of Asian descent play a role that up until now has only been played by White actresses.

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