this show is one of my all time favourites. i just loved all of it: the dark. almost apocalyptic atmosphere reminding of "blade runner". the great acting of matt frewer playing both edison carter and max headroom. the social issues being brought up. the eccentric humour added by ma-ma-ma-max. the seemingly old fashioned computer equipment (back in 1987 mine looked most definitely more modern than this) in a story that was taking place in the future. the music. the thrilling storys. the sympathy added to weird characters like blank reg. the sometimes almost anarchistic criticism against a world that seems to have been made up in the mind of george orwell. for me all of this has made this show cult.
even though it dates back almost 20 years now, it still remains up to date in a very prophetical way.