2003 Crossroads was actually quite fabulous. But totally wasted on a 5pm audience. It should have gone out at night for the after pub audience. I wonder if it will ever see the light of day on another channel ever?
I recall the final scene at the supermarket, where it is implied that the series was merely the daydream of a checkout operator - though I’ve never been sure exactly how much of the show was supposed to be the “dream” - the entire 2003 series, or part of it? This is confused by the fact someone in the supermarket points out an actress from Crossroads in the shop (who I think was only in that 2003 series).. so did any of it really happen or what?
I was an avid watcher of Crossroads 2001-2003 and I enjoyed it most of the time.
I wish they had stuck to their guns on the first refresh. When I watched it from the second refresh and if you avoid the ramping up of it being randomly camp all of a sudden there were some good storylines in there. I liked how they went into the past to give the characters a backstory.
When it ended at the supermarket - that whole scene was designed to have a dig at granada. That's why they suddenly had manchester accents.
Emmerdale could have went a similar way but luckily they had someone sensible in to move it away from Emmerdale farm.