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If they made those Underoos in my size now, I'd TOTALLY wow the carpool drop off line.
I've fallen in love with many action heroines over the years - Princess Leia, the Bionic Woman, all of the Charlie's Angels, Scully, Sydney Bristow, Buffy Summers and Daisy Duke. Yes, she was an action heroine. I was born and raised in the south, SO YES SHE WAS. Seriously. YOU try wearing booty shorts while driving a getaway car with vinyl seats.*
La Femme Nikita (USA network) was also a favorite. Not just because I could look at Peta Wilson for days, but because the backstory was so compelling. I actually think my love for Nikita whet my appetite for Alias, and that love is deep and wide, y'all. Deep. And. Wide. SO much that I've never watched the final episode. Because if I do, it will be OVER, AND I CAN'T TAKE THAT.
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Anyhoo, Nikita. When I heard the CW was going to revamp it, I was a little worried. When I saw the commercials featuring Maggie Q - who is a) gorgeous and b) so bad ass that she does her own stunts - I was a little nervous. The promos didn't show me anything that looked that different from the original series. But I held out hope and set the DVR, because rarely am I disappointed in the CW.
I was NOT disappointed in Nikita.
This series starts after the protag, Nikita, has escaped from Division. She's 27 and hell bent on revenge. We learn of her intimate relationship with Michael, her former handler, and discover that even though she's gone rogue, she's a "good gal". She's determined to stop Division while protecting as many people as she can, including Division's new recruits.
A new recruit like Alexandra (Lyndsy Fonseca). Alex appears to be addicted to meth and is accused of murder. Division is her way out. Rough situation for a young girl.
A young girl.
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The CW has a chance with this one. I think the concept is brilliant, and as long as we keep getting sweet reveals like the one at the end of the pilot, I'm in. Make a show multi-generational, twisty and fresh, and rake in the fans. I set a season pass for the DVR.
Now it's your turn. Did you watch the pilot episode? What did you think? Could a teen action heroine be the next big thing?
If you haven't seen it, watch the Nikita pilot here. And then come back and tell me about it!
*(BTW, if you want to see a super cool blog about action heroines across visual media, check out Best Action Heroines: Ravings of a Fangirl).