'Samurai Girl' a Combination of 'Gossip Girl' and 'Alias'
'Samurai Girl' a Combination of 'Gossip Girl' and 'Alias'
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Debuting this Friday, September 5, is a three-part six-hour miniseries on ABC Family.  Don't let the station fool you.  T his is far from being another Secret Life of the American Teenager.  Based on a series of young adult books, Samurai Girl features 19-year-old Heaven played by Real World alum Jamie Chung.  Growing up to one of the wealthiest and most powerful Japanese families, Heaven suddenly finds herself at the very center of an ancient prophecy which both good and evil contend to take control of.

The premiere, which will air on Friday, will follow Heaven's wedding which will be interrupted by ninjas.  Yes, ninjas on a wedding.  According to a source who had a sneak peek into the first episode, Heaven will actually utter the following lines: "I ran away because ninjas attacked the wedding."

Before finally landing the lead on Samurai Girl, Chung has made guest appearances on Days of our Lives, Veronica Mars, and CSI: New York.  She also played Chi Chi in the movie adaptation of Dragon Ball.  She had nothing but high hopes for Samurai Girl and thinks that the richness of the storyline can accommodate more than a three-part miniseries.

“Heaven has so much to grow into.  This is her first major adventure and its a rollercoster for her. I really think the story lines can support the show going for a long time because Heaven really has a lot of room to grow.  She's only 19 after all.”

She then commented on how the show has something to offer everyone, considering the demographic that Samurai Girl is targeting.  She said it is action-packed (as any show with any samurai-wielding girl perhaps should), but it is also full of romance and comedy.

“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 and Alias.”

-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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