We should have known it was too good to last.

Last year at this time we were gloating over F. Scott Fitzgerald's presence in what has become known as “streaming television.” For those of us who remember life before remote controls or even cable—back when rabbit ears were the norm—that means the increasingly diverse range of “platforms” that allow us through various gizmos and gadgets to waste more time watching television than at any previous point in human history. Even so, every once in a while, TV and literature intersect, and to our delight 2017 was shaping up to put the author of The Great Gatsby squarely in that cultural crossroads. Amazon.com was scheduled to produce not one but two shows on our writer, one a “bio-series” inspired by Therese Anne Fowler's 2013 bestseller Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and the other a loose adaptation of The Last Tycoon...

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