La Femme Nikita – Season 1
Nikita is living on the street when she one day gets arrested for killing a man in cold blood. She gets put in jail but when she wakes up some time later, she’s told that she’s officially dead and has been recruited by Section One, a top secret government organisation that fights against terrorism…
Sound and Vision:
This series dates back from 1997 and although one can say that it’s ten years ago, we’ve seen plenty series with better image quality. Overall there’s a lack of detail and things constantly look too soft. It’s like you’re watching through fog.
The sound delivers clear dialogues but everything sounds a bit hollow and lacks realism.
A couple of extras that aren’t really worth checking out but what the hell:
- Section One Declassified
- Making Of La Femme Nikita
- Audio Commentary tracks with first and last episode
- Deleted scenes
La Femme Nikita started out as a very decent French action movie by Luc Besson and in 1993 an American remake (The Assassin – Point of No Return) featuring Bridget Fonda in the main lead was made. That movie also did pretty well and the result was that in 1997 a TV series was made with Peta Wilson as Nikita.
In total five seasons got aired so one can imagine that at the time the show was pretty popular but unfortunately it hasn’t withstood the tooth of time. Things look horribly oldfashioned and the acting is at the level of The Bold and The Beautiful, not to mention that the plots are ridiculously simple and the bad guys completely incompetent. I wonder how people could actually watch this back in the days. And then to think that there were actual fan clubs…