POC I'm Watching: Tiffany Hines
So on a whim I entered Club Nikita, and I have to admit now that I am a fan.
Basically, to me, it's the new Xena. We've got the strong female lead with a dark past, and her equivalent of Gabrielle. But naturally, what stuck out to Moi were all the beautiful women of color who kept popping up on the show.
Like Tiffany Hines as "Jaden" (really hate that name by the way). Don't be fooled by the constant use of her name in the opening credits; she's missing from quite a few episodes (first fail). Secondly, she's the irrationally angry black woman (second fail). Third, she's into the white guy who's into the white girl who's not into the white guy (third fail). Lastly, the white girl falls for a different white guy who ends up shooting Jaden when the white girl seriously fucks up.
Nevertheless, I adore Tiffany Hines. She can't take an ugly picture, and she fights like an Amazon. She doesn't take shit from anyone, she doesn't back down from a fight, and she's willing to sacrifice herself to complete a mission.
So naturally, just when she's promoted to a full-fledged agent who would be a damn good assassin, she gets killed. Keep in mind she was tapped for recruitment because she offed the man she was seeing. They thought she "showed initiative". *shakes head and sighs*
Thanks to Tanya from Mortal Kombat, I've been getting really inspired by the thought the black girl being the "bad girl", not just the mean-angry-bitchy girl. You know, the bad-ass villain or kick-ass anti-heroine. I would've loved to see Jaden in multiple seasons. After all...I could never get tired of that face.