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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 9, 2016

TV5 Strengthens Tuesday Night Lineup With Two Hardhitting Shows Starring Powerful Women, 'Scandal' & 'Nikita'

 CURRENTLY SHOWING on TV5 every Tuesday are two hit U.S. television shows starring women who kick ass: “Scandal” and “Nikita”. We’ve seen them and they’re both certainly worth watching. “Scandal” is a political thriller with Kerry Washington (who won the Screen Actors Guild best actress award for this show) plays Olivia Pope, a lawyer who has a crisis management firm.

She used to work with U.S. President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) as his communications director and they used to be lovers. Her team gets to solve various cases in the course of the show, including the mystery surrounding the involvement of Amanda Tanner (Liza Weil) in the White House and the assassination attempt on the president which almost killed him. Produced by Shonda Rhimes who also did the hit “Grey’s Anatomy”, you will be hooked by “Scandal” because of its great plotting with so many twists. No wonder it’s now on its 6th season.

“Nikita”, in turn, is an action-packed show about a woman (played by the very agile and sexy Maggie Q) who is rescued and recruited from death row and trained by a secret government agency known as Division to be a highly trained assassin. She thought she’d be given a new life but things only get worse for her so she escapes, goes into hiding for three years, then returns with the intention of taking revenge and bringing down the Division.

Based on Luc Besson’s hit movie, “Le Femme Nikita”, the TV series’ action sequences are truly quite impressive no wonder it gained a lot of fans that made it run for 4 seasons. “Scandal” is now being shown Tuesdays at 7 PM while “Nikita” follows it at 8 PM.