If the idea of ninjas cutting a wedding short strikes your fancy, then don't forget to catch the premier of Samurai Girl
tonight 8pm on ABC Family. The miniseries, which will run for two hours for three consecutive weeks, stars Real World
alum Jamie Chung in the titular role Heaven, plus Roswell
star Brendan Fehr
as Heaven's love interest Jake, and professional wrestling personality Stacey Keibler as Karen, Heaven's romantic rival.
, which Chung described as “full of romance and comedy,” is not your regular youth-oriented show, as it delves deep into Japanese prophesies and the mysterious world of samurai legends. “I watch the show and I'm really proud of it. I really hope its the next Alias
. Really, its sort of a combination of Gossip Girl
,” assured Chung.
Minor spoilers ahead.
Born to a wealthy family in the tradition of Japan's hierarchical society, 19-year-old Heaven is brought to the shores of California to take part on an arranged wedding to the son of one of her father's business associates. Little did she know that she is more than a rich girl of Japanese heritage, that she is actually central to an ancient prophecy that both good and evil will fight to take control of.
Of course, there are swords. Heaven's father decided to present Heaven with the family's ancestral sword, which should have gone to her brother Hiko who left after a fight with their father. However reluctantly, Heaven opts to go with the motion and proceed with the wedding. Yet before the vows are finalized, a group of ninjas interrupt the ceremonies with the intention of kidnapping her. Hiko shows up from nowhere, saves her, but gets killed. Before his final breath, he instructs her to find Jake, who will reveal more things to her. With the help of her new-found American friends, Heaven sets off to train and ultimately become the Samurai Girl.
If this little preview piqued your interest, catch the premier of the ABC Family original production Samurai Girl
tonight at 8pm.
-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Monsters and Critics
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