Friday, July 30, 2010

My Weekend Crush

You know, at first I wasn’t that into “Nikita.” Sure, the rogue assassin series reboot for the CW features one of my favorite TV archetypes: The hot girl who kicks ass. Still for whatever reason I just didn’t feel that excited. I think it’s because the CW is known more for hot gossip than killer action. But that was before I found out Maggie Q’s tattoos are real. Yes, real. Dude. Of course, I should have been on the bandwagon from the start. Asian girls got to represent. But to be honest all I knew about her was that she was in that “Mission: Impossible” threequel I never saw and had done work in Hong Kong. Well, welcome home, Ms. Quigley.

After reading about how at the TCAs and Comic-Con Maggie utterly charmed the assembled TV critics (a notoriously cranky and hard to charm bunch), I now more than impressed. Like when onstage at Comic-Con she joked about hanging out with all the other CW stars: “You can’t imagine how good looking it is backstage. I had to push the A-cups up a little.” And then at the TCA she commented on how people always think Asians automatically knows kung fu: “Yes, we wake up and do kung fu, then we brush our teeth.” And, just in case she hadn’t made all the gay gals absolutely swoon yet, she also said: “I like to wear less makeup and be tougher. (Dressing up is) exciting for people, but it’s less exciting for me.” All that and those tattoos. Sign me up, I’m in. So in. Happy weekend, all.

11 comments:

jetgirl said...

Gotta say, I wasn't too terribly excited about another Nikita. Loved the original, even enjoyed the American remake with Bridget Fonda. Only saw one episode of the Peta Wilson one and wished I could take that hour back. So the thought of another show? But dyam, that preview looks very promising. Going to give this one a chance. Asian girls unite!

Anonymous said...

The preview looks pretty good, so I will probably give this a chance and see how it turns out.

Maggie Q looks like she'll do a good job as Nikita. And from the preview it looks like Melinda Clarke (Lady Heather from CSI) is also in this show... just another reason to give it a chance.

Anonymous said...

I love me some hot Asian chicks..that's why I married one! :) ha ha!! Series looks worth a view.

wrongway said...

I will watch, but it won't take the place of the TV show for me. It was cold and spare and unlike Jetgirl I loved it. This looks a bit to fluffy.

perfectflaw75 said...
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perfectflaw75 said...

Hot Asian lady with real tattoos?
Count me in!

Lola said...

Hmm,, looks like a combo between Dollhouse and Alias. But I agree, she's pretty damn attractive.

Anonymous said...

I hope it works. She certainly looks beautiful, but the acting.....we'll see.

betsey said...

Wow, it looks really good!! Also, the people that did the "SALT" poster should get in touch with whoever did that photo for her, because even THE GUN IS PARALLEL TO THE WOOD ON THE WALL. Gun + hot lady + symmetric lines = happy lady:)

Anonymous said...

They're going to be filming an action scene in my neighbourhood next week! i'm going to see if i can catch my own sneak peek.

Anonymous said...

"last week during the TCAs one of the big “reveals” was that Sara Gilbert is gay. Of course, it wasn’t really a reveal. She’s been quietly out for years. She has a partner, they have kids, the whole nine. So it’s kind of a duh."

DUH is right, don't you know that Gilbert publicly came out of the closet years ago?
Yes she's been quietly living her life with full public acknowledgment of her "Lesbianism" Hello. Now why don't you know this fact considewring that it was reported in AE.