In a comment on our recent 24 item, writer Hunter Baker strongly recommends the TV program La Femme Nikita, which, as he points out, was produced by 24 co-creator-exec Joel Surnow.
I haven’t seen the Femme Nikita TV show, and it doesn’t appear to be running on any cable network at present (please let us know if you’re aware that it is), but as Hunter points out, it is available on DVD. You can learn more about the DVD releases here, and as Hunter notes, you can rent the show from Netflix or your local video store.
Personally, I’m going to check it out. I greatly enjoyed the American film version, Point of No Return, starring Bridget Fonda (an excellent and sadly underrated actress), and the original French version written and directed by Luc Besson.
In addition, an interesting item at the "Hollywood Jesus" website sees some serious and evocative religious allusions in the film. The author claims that the original Besson film and the American remake include explicit Christian imagery and some instances of allegory. The page includes still shots from the films to make its case, which is a strong one. This makes me want to see the two film versions again.
Official LFN Petition is Up and Ready for Signatures!
I have good news! After many weeks of teamwork, brainstorming, and editing rough drafts, the official LFN petition has been written and is now available for signatures. You can access it by clicking the following link: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/resurrect-la-femme-nikita.html. All those who signed their names in the original post, please go to the website linked above and add your names to the official version. It is the one that will ultimately be sent to Joel Surnow and the other creators of La Femme Nikita. We are grateful to all of you who helped make this moment a reality. It has definitely been a labor of love for all those involved. So, if you are a fan and love this show as passionately as we do, go sign the petition and show your support. Spread the word in your communities and to all of your family and friends. Together let’s bring back LFN!
I agree with Lars that things got out of control in the final season, but before they did, it was magnificent. Definitely some fascinating moral and spiritual themes in the show. The character has real convictions and struggles to deal with the need to be a cold assassin not taking right or wrong into account.
I found the original film kind of repellant, but enjoyed the TV series very much (mostly because Peta Wilson is extremely beautiful). It altered the characters and situations from the movies considerably.
The series jumped the shark at the end, as so many do, but it was pretty compelling.
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