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Feature: Review of 2003
TV Zone takes its annual look back over the last year of Cult Television – the highs and the lows…
As always these days, January is a good month to be a Cult TV fan in the UK, with the likes of Star Trek: Enterprise, ER, Smallville and Angel beginning their new seasons on channels such as Sky One and E4. No third season of Alias on Sky this year, though – Sky One had kicked Season Two into a late-night slot and didn’t pick up the third year. The show simply hasn’t clicked with British audiences, and after two terrestrial broadcasters for its first two years, Season Three (including episodes featuring flavour of the month Ricky Gervais) has had to make do with a showing on Bravo.
Without Buffy The Vampire Slayer, spin-off series Angel looked to have settled down into its fifth season by mid-February, hitting its 100th episode and the sublime ‘Angel as a Muppet’ Smile Time. But the network didn’t seem to agree, the plug was pulled on a sixth season, and Joss Whedon’s growing TV empire had wilted from three shows in 2003 to none in 2005.
by Gareth Wigmore
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