Due to this article, I thought I would confess… I was obsessed with Felicity. Twice. Once when it originally aired and again recently when I watched every episode on Netflix in about a month – seriously. When Felicity originally aired, I was planning my college career, it enhanced my hopes of going to college in NYC (which didn’t happen) and gave me the desire to chop off my long curly locks (which did happen).
Watching it again definitely evoked strong nostalgia. And as the author of the Vulture article notes, this was a time before Facebook, before texting and AOL chat was primarily for creeps and pervs. We wrote notes, made phone calls, or just showed up at someone’s door, which was most likely open. Do college kids still hang whiteboards on their doors for notes? When I think of college now I just imagine a bunch of teenagers in their rooms with the doors shut sitting in front of the glow of Facebook. What was the show that you related to the most in your teen years?
p.s. Team Ben, all the way. I loved that gap toothed hunk.