• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 9, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. 100
    The show promises to be sexy fun. [6 Sep 2010, p.47]
  2. Based on Luc Besson's 1999 film La Femme Nikita (and mercifully, less cheesy than the 1997-2001 Peta Wilson TV Series), this promising adaptation follows the same premise. [10 Sep 2010, p.83]
  3. Nikita is a breakthrough for teen-happy CW, its riskiest show yet--one aimed at adults. It's one they might enjoy.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    83
    Pretty much all a fan (or critic) could ask of a cult series remake is this: Does the newbie measure up? Based on all available evidence--the 42-minute premiere--the answer is yes.
  5. Though Nikita is certainly dark, it's not as unbearably so as the USA cable version, which was too slick and soulless for its own good. The new version feels much more like a rollicking popcorn thrill ride.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 143 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 44
  2. Negative: 9 out of 44
  1. Sep 16, 2010
    6
    Nothing new, nothing awesome, but still a perfectly enjoyable show. I enjoy the plot lines and the action, but it's nothing too substantial. INothing new, nothing awesome, but still a perfectly enjoyable show. I enjoy the plot lines and the action, but it's nothing too substantial. I wish Nikita was more of a complex character, not written as any other generic female assassin. The characters and backstories create an interesting structure, but it's starting to be cliche with the whole Michael/Nikita relationship. Right now, this series only has potential. In later seasons, it can be potentially good or potentially bad. In my opinion, character development is essential for the future of this series. Nikita needs to be more unique, and Michael just needs to be totally rewritten to give him some depth. As of right now, I enjoy the show, but I don't think it's going to have a big life span if it follows its current direction. Full Review »
  2. Sep 15, 2010
    3
    This is just plain bad. All the usual lazy clichés and conventions of this type of program. Nothing new , no new twist or angle.This is just plain bad. All the usual lazy clichés and conventions of this type of program. Nothing new , no new twist or angle. Still reading so many positive reviews of such an obviously bad program is a good way of figuring out, whose opinions not to listen to. Full Review »
  3. Nov 30, 2013
    8
    i find it entertaining and enjoyable to watch and it doesn't piss me of like some other series on CW! and for those of you who say it isi find it entertaining and enjoyable to watch and it doesn't piss me of like some other series on CW! and for those of you who say it is nothing new, of course it isn't something new it's a remake and i believe it to be better than its predecessors (La Femme Nikita (1990) La Femme Nikita (TV Series 1997–2001) I say give it a shot it will grow on you! Full Review »