I WAS Lelaina in all my most secret most embarrassing teen fantasies. And I too thought Troy was the coolest – ‘he’s gorgeous but it’s not about that; it’s that he’s like, sooo deep and clever.’ is the kind of tosh I’d have said when describing him as a kid.

Your article has burst my Reality Bites bubble (in a very readable way!). I’m going to have to watch it again.