12 days left; I’m stoked. If nothing else, you really should see their card designs.
I’ve tried to watch the remake twice now, I’m sure it’s fine, but there is none of the impact of the original in the first episode. In the original, you see Nikita’s life as a street urchin, then you see how it ends, in a sequence with no dialogue. In the remake, you get a deadpan voiceover of Nikita giving exposition over her typing on a laptop. Even describing the two openers doesn’t compare.
La Femme Nikita is a gem that should not go lost to television history. Not perfect, of course, but also allowing a strong female lead to be sexy badass while generally wearing actual clothing, and put forth some hard questions about the ethics of maintaining world peace in a time when cause-driven violence is increasingly the work of terrorists and private individuals instead of armies or governments. The enemy is a relative concept. How far do the means have to go before the ends justify them? All that fun stuff.
Nikita is right there next to Xena, and if she isn’t for you, well. You should go see what you missed back in the day.