Category: Cult TV Essentials

Cult TV Essentials: Eve

Created by Emma Reeves and David Chikwe, Eve debuted in January 2015 and ran for three seasons (37 episodes). In the first episode “All About Eve” we meet renegade scientist Mary Douglas (Jane Asher) who is thrown out of her own scientific institute, Calimov Systems. Upon her dismissal […]

Cult TV Essentials: Bluebirds

Debuting on 5th October 1989 and running for only six episodes, Bluebirds boasted a massive list of famous names and names who soon would be including the likes of Isabelle Lucas, Pauline Delaney, Graeme Lally, Sean Blowers and Lance Percival, Jo Warne, Sheila Steafel, Barbara Windsor and Martine […]

Cult TV Essentials: Riptide

Created by Stephen J. Cannell and Frank Lupo, Riptide was a detective series that ran for three seasons (56 episodes) between 1984 and 1986. It followed the adventures of Cody Allen (Perry King), Nick Ryder (Joe Penny) and Murray “Boz” Bozinsky (Thom Bray). Cody and Nick were two former […]

Cult TV Essentials: B.A.D. Cats

Debuting in January 1980 and running for ten episodes (of which only six were initially broadcast), B.A.D. Cats stood for Burglary Auto Detail, Commercial Auto Thefts and followed the adventures of Nick Donovan (Asher Brauner) and Ocee James (Steve Hanks) – two former race car drivers who joined the L.A.P.D. […]

Cult TV Essentials: Raven

Created by Frank Lupo, Raven debuted in 1992 and ran for twenty episodes. The show followed the adventures of Jonathon Raven (played by Jeffrey Meek), a ninja-trained former Special Forces agent. Raven has since retired from active duty and now resides in Hawaii where he continues to search for […]

Cult TV Essentials: Cover Up

Created by Glen A. Larson, Cover Up debuted in September 1984 and ran for twenty-two episodes. It followed the adventures of fashion photographer Dani Reynolds (Jennifer O’Neill) who learns that not only has her husband been murdered but that he was also an undercover CIA agent. Reeling from […]

Cult TV Essentials: Cobra

Bursting onto our screens in 1993 (for 1 season of 22 episodes) came the one man A-Team known as Robert “Scandal” Jackson Jr. (played by Michael Dudikoff), an ex–Navy SEAL who went A.W.O.L. after refusing to blow up an enemy command centre housing civilians. Whilst on the run […]

Cult TV Essentials: The Saint

Based on the literary works of Leslie Charteris, The Saint starred Roger Moore as Simon Templar and ran for six seasons (118 episodes) between 1962 and 1969. The Saint began life on TV as a straightforward mystery series but later developed into secret agent type adventures, the kind that […]

Cult TV Essentials: The Lost Room

Created by Christopher Leone and Laura Harkcom, The Lost Room hit our TV screens back in 2006. The three episode miniseries follows Detective Joe Miller (Peter Krause) who accidently stumbles upon the existence of The Lost Room. The Lost Room of the series is the non-existent Room 10 of the […]

Cult TV Essentials: The Tribe

Often described as Mad Max for kids, the post-apocalyptic drama known as The Tribe was created by Raymond Thompson and Harry Duffin, It ran for five seasons (260 episodes) between 1999 and 2003. The show opens approximately six to nine months after all the adults on the planet […]

Cult TV Essentials: Early Edition

Early Edition was created by Ian Abrams, Patrick Q. Page, Vik Rubenfeld and starred Kyle Chandler as Gary Hobson a man who mysteriously begins to receive the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper a day in advance giving him a glimpse of a potential future. Who delivers the paper is unknown […]