Guardian Unlimited | Media stereotypes upset stars of 24
“Actors in cult show attack portrayal of women and ethnic minorities, and fear ‘diluted’ second series”
It would be sad to see it suffer from a bad second series, though a lot of long running shows have managed to pull through after a bad second series, notably Star Trek The Next Generation.
On the other hand there were strong reasons as to why Twin Peaks second series was it’s last.
Whatever happens, all i can say is that 24 is one of the best things ever when viewed from start to finish and has what is quite possibly one of the best finales TV has ever seen.
Compare and contrast.
This is from the Guardian review of Buffy 6.01:
“And so Buffy lives. Returning triumphantly for a sixth series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Sky One) made it back from the great beyond to a world full of babies’ teeth and spooky fluids, demons on bikes, illiterate vampires and the redefinition of Family (when your sister was actually a blob of mystical energy and not your sister at all, you learn to stretch your definitions). Once again proving itself the most underrated drama series on television, Buffy was as dark, funny, poignant and adult a show as you are likely to find anywhere. Sometimes, it’s good to face your demons. “
“The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be brave. Live.”
And here is Sky’s excuse for cutting it:
“I believe the first episode was darker and sexier than is usual for Buffy.”
Guardian Unlimited | First cuts are the deepest for Buffy fans
Hrm, well I just won a couple of t-shirts from Need To Know for this:
look at my genes!
Time for the agony of choice… which ones shall I ask for?