It kind of just hit me that there’s only 5 episodes remaining and after those are aired, we will never see another new episode of Nikita again…..
Like we will never know more of Nikita’s background or anything like that. There’s so much that could have been done if the CW had simply given NIKITA a full season run.
I’m going to miss NIKITA so much…..
Beyond Lucy Liu and Maggie Q’s success as female leads on television, Asian-American actresses often play characters shaped to reflect longstanding stereotypes.
Given that this article was written by a white guy, it did a pretty good job of addressing Hollywood’s general fuckery. (Naturally, by “Asian”, Hale means “East Asian”, and by “East Asian” we really mean “Chinese”.) Certainly it makes me wish I’d heard about Nikita earlier.
But Hale fumbles the landing in the final paragraph:
Yang, along with Watson and Nikita, could be considered exceptions that prove a rule, but I think the real lesson here is probably that TV would be a better place for women of all races if Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”) could just write all the shows.
No, no, no. I’d be happy if Shonda Rhimes had 15 more shows on television (and Seth McFarlane, Steven Moffat, Aaron Sorkin, et al never hired again), but truly good representation doesn’t put the burden all on one person’s shoulders. And while a black female writer is more likely to get a Chinese female character right than a white man ever will, it’s still not authentic. We can and should demand more.
HAHAH DIANNA AND MAGGIE ARE FRIENDS AND THEY WATCH MOVIES AND EAT SNACKS TOGETHER I AM NOT OKAY. fandoms colliding.