30 November 2013 12:33 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In television, things don’t always turn out the way you expect. When you dream up a series, you have no way of knowing if certain characters will really take off with the audience, or crash like a lead balloon. Sometimes, you’ll come up with a minor character, maybe even someone who was only supposed to be a one-off, and they’ll really strike a chord with viewers. They want to see more and more of this person. And so, your entire programme is changed.

Over time, your original leads are sharing the spotlight with this presumptuous upstart. It might almost be irritating, that this character threw aside all of your carefully crafted plans. At least, it would be if that character wasn’t pretty much the main reason that new viewers continue tuning in week after week. You can never predict what will resonate with audiences, so the »

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