Haven't had a chance to watch Nikita yet.
I'm caught up except for this latest ep. I gotta admit, I was skeptical about Maggie Q but I like Shane West and I adore
Lyndsy Fonseca so I stuck it through the first episode. Glad I did because it's been stellar since the final moments of said pilot. I'm about as big a fan of the original Luc Besson film you'll find and I have zero compunction saying this is the worthy successor it's always deserved.
(And since I know Pat's a Lyndsy fan too, I'm disappointed she wasn't cast in The Hunger Games. She would have been awesome as Katniss.)
I'd never heard of The Hunger Games before, so I headed over to consult my good friend Wikipedia. Low and behold...
The Hunger Games is a young-adult science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins. It was originally published on September 14, 2008, by Scholastic. It is the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. It introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where North America once stood. This is where a powerful government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each district to fight to the death. The Hunger Games exist to demonstrate not even children are beyond the reach of the Capitol's power.
Emphasis mine. Sold! This sounds like a creepy blend of Battle Royale and Dead Set, with a dash of Lord of the Flies thrown in for flavor. So there. Thanks!
BTW, anyone who hasn't seen Dead Set
yet... really, really should. It was recommended to me and I rolled my eyes at the premise (just like I'm sure you are now), but seriously, it's amazing. Five eps and out. It's quick and dirty weekend fun for any and all zombie (and for that matter, television/pop culture) enthusiasts out there.