30 September 2004 | Pryderi
One season good, two seasons bad
The first season of Catwalk (syndicated) was a lot of fun. I liked the tangled relationships between the characters; it felt like things in a performing band might have really been like. And Catwalk was the debut of the fabulous Neve Campbell, who later became much better known for Party of Five and the Scream movies.
Alas, the second season (shown on MTV, I believe) messed it up badly. The two most appealing characters on the show, Daisy (Campbell) and Atlas (Christopher Lee Clements) were gone. Instead, it was built around the depressing, whiny Jesse (Paul Popowich). The sound of the band changed as well. Instead of the rap-influenced hip-hop of the first season, Catwalk was now more of a straight-up guitar-rock band (no surprise, with their rapper, Atlas, off the show), and not a very good one.