Friday List: Television’s most undervalued series
If you’re a regular reader of TV Surveillance, you know I love a good list. Or a mediocre list. Or even a horrible list. The point is I have a lust for lists. This fall, I’d like to provide you folks with more lists than ever and hopefully that will result in a weekly or…
Controlled madness: On The Vampire Diaries, Nikita and narrative pacing
This summer, I made my way through the first season of Nikita, a series I liked in the early part of last season but one I ultimately lost touch with because I was already watching 71 other things at the same time. Thursday nights are tough, you all know this. Generally speaking, I very much…
Nikita‘s pilot episode was fairly good, but the second episode, “2.0,” is a much better effort and perhaps a hopeful signal that the series is worth sticking with for a few more weeks, at the least.
Series Premiere — Nikita, “Pilot”
Does the world need another iteration of the Nikita story? Absolutely not. Does the world need another television series about the twisty-turny lives of spies? Absolutely not. Do either of those facts keep the CW’s Nikita from being a solidly executed pilot? Absolutely not.