While also unleashing all the shades of relationship gray that are inexplicably tangled up in the mix when dealing with sex issues -- frustration, confusion, awkwardness, anger, tenderness, tear-inducing panic and yes, love.
There are so few intelligent, female-led dramas on TV these days that "Nikita" should serve as an example to other networks as well as its audience, because we desperately need this show, and others like it, to keep on kicking ass for years to come.
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Hot damn, did I miss having a breezy supernatural-fantasy show in my life. One of the reasons Lost Girl has made such a big impression on me is because it does what so many genre programs fail to do these days: It has fun with its premise.
"Misfits," "The Fades," "Being Human" and "Lost Girl" allow viewers to escape into a different reality and imagine what it would be like to have special powers or a heroic destiny. I liked one of these shows a lot, and I fell a little in love with another.
Syfy's fifth annual Digital Press Tour last week reinforced what regular attendees of this confab have known for years: That it is one of the most efficient and innovative publicity and promotion events in the business.