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I've finally finished watching the La Femme Nikita pilot, and have just started on the second episode. I stopped midway through the pilot on account of highly not giving a damn about any of the characters, but now that I've finished it...

1) Alright, so she is extremely beautiful, despite my first opinion to the contrary. She just... should stop making these angsty/angry/whatever they are faces, because those do not make her pretty. But when she's simply being? Beautiful and fragile. It's odd to see such a vulnerable Nikita after so many episodes of CW's Nikita. I admit it, part of why I disliked her at first was very simply that she is white, and blonde and blue-eyed, and, you know, no Maggie Q. I still personally find Maggie Q far more beautiful, but, well, personal preferences, really, and I've accepted that this is a whole other Nikita.

2) I also originally thought that the actor for Michael was just... yeah, no. Too typically, classically, supposedly handsome. But the scene in the car, after he threw her into her first mission in the restaurant, when he convinces her to come with him (to her flat, but she doesn't know that)? He convinced her simply by looking at her, and we've never seen CW!Michael use his looks that way (or have we and I've forgotten?). This Michael is just as trained in this art as the female agents are, and I dig it. (Or maybe I'm reading too much into a look? I've only seen one episode so far.)

3) Yes, I'm pretty much going to keep comparing it to CW's Nikita all the time. Because it's just too damn tempting. When given her flat and left there by Michael, LFN!Nikita's question was the same as CW!Alex's: what do I do now? I have no idea what's in store for her over their three seasons, but I'm looking forward to finding out. It's the flip side of the coin. Of course I'm going to think of the one while I watch the other.

So far, too little Birkoff to know if he even stands a chance against CW!Birkoff.

Date: 2011-03-09 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gollumgollum.livejournal.com
Totally off topic, but hullo, k8 here from Stronghold. Have added you, thought i'd let you know who i am. (:

Date: 2011-03-09 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fan-elune.livejournal.com
This sort of off topic is entirely welcome. :D *goes to friend back!*

Date: 2011-03-09 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fan-elune.livejournal.com
...I have just (finally!) watched Scott Pilgrim tonight. Your icon is both <3 and very relevant.

Date: 2011-03-09 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fan-elune.livejournal.com
I love redheads in general, I loved that whole movie, and I adore Kim in particular. :D

Date: 2011-03-09 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gollumgollum.livejournal.com
I love drummer grrls something fierce, being one myself. The movie was great, and Kim was amaaaaaaaaazing. <3

Date: 2011-03-09 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fan-elune.livejournal.com
...I don't believe I know any RL drummer grrls, so I'm very glad you are now remedying to this great lack in my social network!

Date: 2011-03-09 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gollumgollum.livejournal.com
Happy to help! Sadly, i'm not a redhead. (;

Date: 2011-03-09 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-grynne.livejournal.com
Keep going! The pilot is one of the weirdest episodes, when you compare it to the rest of canon. It's not really until late season 1 that the show (and the actors) really find their feet for how the it's going to look and feel.

He convinced her simply by looking at her, and we've never seen CW!Michael use his looks that way (or have we and I've forgotten?). This Michael is just as trained in this art as the female agents are, and I dig it. (Or maybe I'm reading too much into a look? I've only seen one episode so far.)

You are not. I loooove Maggie!Nikita, but Dupuis!Michael could kick CW!Michael's arse any time of the day.
Edited Date: 2011-03-09 08:07 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-09 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fan-elune.livejournal.com
Then I cannot wait for the end of S1! I'm just done with 1x03, now. Honestly, my main issue with Dupuis!Michael is not actually with Dupuis!Michael so much as with how very nineties the stunts look and/or are. No more bursting through windows please. It will make any supposedly efficient character look like they care more about style than efficiency, and totally unrealistic to boot, or so I find. (The show looks so 90s/Canadian that I keep expecting Highlander characters to pop up, too.)

But I'm so glad that I didn't read too much into that look, because I won't lie, that's the key moment that made me go "okay, I'm watching more, and I'm watching more tonight".

That said, I have a soft spot for CW!Michael in the sense that... well, the guy's so screwed up. Between the stuff with Nikita and the stuff with Alex? He seems incapable of learning a lesson, not to mention inappropriate each and every time. Which is not something you usually see in a show's male lead.

What little I've seen of Birkoff, though? CW!Birkoff's sleaziness owns, and that's that. (Possibly I've had a soft spot for Aaron Stanford since X2.)

Date: 2011-03-09 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] genaschuyler.livejournal.com
Yes, this Birkoff is far less sleazy. He's more like this kid who's grown up in Section and is beyond sheltered. I kind of love him, though, and he gets some awesome storylines until the end.

As for Michael: yes. You keep getting those looks. CW!Michael is known for the smooth way he talks and the other Michael is known for how much he doesn't talk and yet still manages to get his point across. In fact, you know that something is up when he DOES talk a lot.

Date: 2011-03-10 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lvs2read.livejournal.com
Hey, stranger! How are you? Thought of you the other day when this popped up when I was working on [livejournal.com profile] firefly_signal. :)

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