I miss you, Felicity

People sometimes (ok, always) laugh at me when I tell them that Felicity is one of my favorite shows ever. However, I maintain that Felicity brought us one of the most honest and heartfelt portrayals of college and young adult life that has ever been on TV (seriously, what show can you think of that didn't mess up its portrayal of college).


Felicity - from the incomparable JJ Abrams (Alias, Lost) - was among the finest shows to ever come out of the WB (when it was still the WB), and probably deserved a better network so that it had better exposure.


Keri Russell was pitch perfect in her role as Felicity, and the show in general had a bunch of quirky characters (beyond Ben and Noel) that really added to its success (vintage Greg Grunberg - better known as Matt Parkman on Heroes - comes to mind).


I recognize that the show had its flaws - in later seasons it became a little too fixated on the Ben vs. Noel conundrum, which got old even for the show's biggest fans (me), and I kind of wish that the last few episodes were never made (if you recall, the show was granted 4 or so extra episodes at the last minute, and after the show had what I thought was the perfect ending, JJ went and did some crazy stuff) - but as a whole, this show was an under appreciated little gem (even after Felicity cut her hair). It is worth checking out on Sidereel or on DVD if you have never seen it...

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| Aug 7, 2008 4:57PM EDT
personally i'm not a big keri reussle fan so i was never able to get into it b/c of her [just grated on my nerves], but i will admit that the concept was pretty cool, very original... and I was always a Noel fan >.< sad, right? why did they kill Noel anyway?

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