I’m not obsessed. Really I’m not. But then I’m not sure it is possible to be obsessed about Buffy. You know – just like it’s not possible to be arachnophobic, because a phobia is an irrational fear and everyone knows that spiders are malevolent and will kill you if they get half a chance.
So Channel Four have received eighty complaints about the Buffy spin-off Angel. These complaints have been upheld by the ITC. And Channel Four are apparently surprised. Standard English snobbery comes into action once more – if it’s got vampires in it, then it’s “cult” and suitable for teenagers only. We’ll put it on at 6pm. That’s three hours before it’s on TV in America, where it is very much a post-watershed show. It’s insulting, frankly.