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"Pilot", "The Last Stand", "Hot Objects", "Boggled", "Spooked", "Cheating", "Drawing the Line Part 1", "Drawing the Line Part 2", "Thanksgiving", "Finally", "Gimme an O!", "Friends," "Todd Mulcahy Part 1", "Todd Mulcahy Part 2", "Love and Marriage", "The Fugue", "Assassins", "Happy Birthday", "Docuventary", "Connections", "The Force", "Felicity Was Here"
by Bill Chambers
"Starring Golden Globe Award-winning actress Keri Russell and today's hottest young stars, Felicity introduces us to a wide-eyed college freshman and the most exhilarating journey of all--self-discovery. From co-creators and executive producers J.J. Abrams (Alias) and Matt Reeves, along with executive producer Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Tony Krantz, comes to Felicity, which explores the excitement and uncertainty of living in New York City--a setting where anything goes and anything can happen."
--DVD liner summary for "Felicity: The Complete First Season"
I had what I consider a pretty good excuse to watch the well-hyped pilot of "Felicity", a show that is not necessarily mine to judge: A year before, I directed co-star Scott Speedman in a short film--I like to keep track of the Ursa Major alumni. But, and the name-dropping/bean-spilling ends after this indulgence, Scott does not belong on a teen soap, per se--as far as my experience with him goes, the format is too rigid for his improvisational methods, which happened to lean towards the profane. It was a bit like observing a caged tiger throughout "Felicity"'s run, though I'd bet my bottom dollar that the first time his character, Ben Covington, called someone a "dick," it was unscripted. The moment sparkles.