Having enjoyed Alias, even though I am not particularly a fan of Jennifer Garner, I was interested to watch Nikita and see what it had to offer. I was pleasantly surprised to find it very engaging and enjoyable. Although it has its tense moments it is not a dark series. It contains lots for the guys, action and death every episode, and of course two sexy strong female leads.
I have read criticism based on the fact it is not true to the original Nikita series/film. Having not seen either I can judge the series on its merits as a stand alone production, and its very well put together.