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Sunday 14 March 2004, by Webmaster
JT Juice for 3-11-04
By Journal Times staff
Saving `Angel’ The WB’s cancellation of "Angel" has, naturally, prompted quite the fan movement to save it (see www.savingangel.com). These efforts are most likely wasted, but why not try, right? Such campaigns have worked in the past ("Cagney and Lacey," etc.) UPN has already said it will not pick up "Angel," as it did the show’s mothership, "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." Major bummer. UPN reportedly feels that after five seasons, "Angel" is too far along (i.e., why bother attracting millions more viewers in the coveted 18-49 demographic to your little netlet for five years or less?) Give me a break! I guess UPN is just too busy basking in the glow of ... um ... give me a minute and I’ll figure out what show might have UPN glowing with success ....
Ann, 3/9/04, 5:48 p.m.
Cool Anime This will be old hat for those hard-core anime-buffs, but for people who like cartoons, but haven’t seen any satisfying ones lately, it might be a breath of fresh air. I’m talking, of course, about Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network (Channel 57 on TimeWarner). They’ve got a great selection of anime almost every night. Two of my favorites are Inuyasha and Witch Hunter Robin.
Inuyasha (which by the way is properly two words, Inu Yasha) is a very involved story of a girl in present-day Japan, who, after falling into a well, finds herself in feudal Japan with a quest to fufill along with Inu Yasha, a half-demon with incredible powers. It’s a lot of fun to watch! Witch Hunter Robin is more present day, and those that like Buffy would most likely find themselves sucked right in. Robin is a young-ish girl with powers of witchcraft (she can set things on fire using her mind!) who becomes a member of a government group that hunts down witches that are using their power for ill. Very cool.
Mollie, 3/9/04, 11:50 p.m.
JT Juice is a weblog-style compilation of Journal Times staff members’ opinions on popular culture. It appears on the Entertainment page.