Wednesday, May 22, 2013

rediscovering felicity

Photo via Rotten Tomatoes Felicity Trivia
Netflix is such a blessing and a curse. Monsieur Moulin and I decided to cancel cable for a number of reasons, particularly the $140 bill each month, but also so we could spend our time doing other creative, more productive tasks. However, we have Netflix and Hulu to stay connected with the outside world. And that's where I (re)discovered Felicity. And wasted some of that "creative, more productive" time...

Ah, Felicity and Ben. I mean, who didn't follow their high school crush to college across the county because he wrote a nice note in her yearbook? Doesn't sound stalker-ish to me. Image via Tumblr.
You see, kids, there once was a time when we couldn't record TV and had to actually catch our favorite shows or we missed them. Thing is, I never missed Felicity. Perhaps it was the entire show's dialogue delivered via whisper, the eternal struggle of Ben vs. Noel, the major life issues of cheating (both academic and romantic), underage drinking and sexual discovery, or the start of Jennifer Garner's career as Noel's girlfriend Hannah Bibb - I can't decide what I appreciate most.

Felicity was a hero for us pseudo-nerdy, slightly eccentric girls who struggled with doing the right thing and living life to its fullest. Even though she cut her hair during season two, which as I sit here writing this with my pixie cut, I now totally respect 13 years later.

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