Fall '98: "Felicity"
To be perfectly honest, the only reason I agreed to watch and review the show is because Felicity herself supposedly graduated from the same high school I did. They didn't even get the school colors right on the premiere? Red and yellow? I think not. The mighty Vikings have always looked snappy in green and white.
Is Felicity a bad show? I guess not, if you're into shows where the word "feelings" is used every other sentence and there are at least a half-dozen slow-motion sequences that feature the main character walking down the street looking forlorn while Paula Cole/Sara Maclachlin/Natalie Merchant songs play in the background.
Keri Russell, Felicity her own self, was a surprise, though. All the pre-show hype focused on how she was a high-school nobody, but you take one look at Russell and you realize no one that looks like her would ever be a nobody, anywhere. But she turns out to be a damn fine actress who's got a total lack of confidence to go along with numerous awkward pauses and downshifted eyes.
This show is good for one other thing, besides Keri Russell, however. Just like it's WB sister show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has spawned a drinking game or two, Felicity is ripe with alcoholic possibilities. So, strictly as a public service, we here at TeeVee would like to be the first to present the Felicity drinking game:
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