Appetite for distraction

In the old days, when a great TV show got cancelled, that was that. But in the age of social media campaigns, it’s a very different story. Just ask fans of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

10th February, 2019
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: just a wonderful half-hour of telly

If Twitter had existed in 1995, we would have got a second series of My So-Called Life. I’m convinced of it. I would have made sure of it singlehandedly.

The coming-of-age drama starring a young Jared Leto and an even younger Claire Danes lasted just 19 episodes, and then vanished. It was months, maybe even a year, before the sad news of its demise travelled across the Atlantic to the obsessed teen girls of...

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