Peta Wilson is a no-brainer. No one will ever top La Femme Nikita--better even than the movies. (Too bad they never did a R-rated feature film with her.)
That said, Maggie Q is a fascinating figure in her own right. With superb supporting cast, even dumbed-down Amerikan product has actually managed to grasp the essential ethos & ambience of the La Femme world. Willing to say it's the first time CW Network has produced a drama that isn't dreck. Fans of athletics will recognize that Maggie simply does not possess the muscle-mass implied in the action scenes, but hey, it's film, okay? I'm willing to let that go.
Vive Roman! The unspoken Amerikaan "non-history" is thus: Before the 1990s, the so=called "statutory rape" laws were largely ignored, seldom prosecuted and in fact, in several states seriously considered their repeal as the anachronisms they are. In recent years, a massive propaganda effort has been made to erase the existence of the different societal paradigm that prevailed then.
These sick Yankee sexual obsessions, coupled with US mania to oppress the entire earth with its "authority", go far to explain the attack on Polanski. Europe & her consituent States are correct to protect citizens against persecution from the Yankeeland.
Nikita starts new season on Friday. Caveat: CW has moved it from the 10pm Eastern, 9pm Central timeslot to 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central. As you may know, "primetime", the "family hour" in the States is typically shit. We shall see.
CW has trotted out two new pieces of fluff: Secret Circle (teen witches) with Thomas Dekker (young John Connor in Sara Connor Chronicles) & Ringer with Sara Michele Geller. Neither can rescue these turkeys. Dunno what the hell happened to Geller's career to crash her down to CW.
I finally viewed Aronofsky's Black Swan. Trippy. Okay, so I doubt she could dance even the finale with glass in her gut but, hey--surreal to the end.
Portman fine as always--her Ukranian co-star pretty good too. Kunis's work is generally not my sorta stuff, but I had noticed her in Book of Eli.