Best Idea That Won’t Die

What if HBO’s Girls ditched Brooklyn for a Shaw beer garden? That’s the conceit behind Districtland, a 2014 Capital Fringe hit that enjoyed a strange second life this year as a web series pilot. In both iterations, an ungainly plot about a set of group-house roommates veers between congressional peccadilloes and expired LivingSocial gags. Why did this exist once, much less twice? The web series faces an uncertain future, but the Districtland concept is nothing if not hard to kill. Expect a theme park in 2018.