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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 29, 1998
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Starring: Scott Foley, Keri Russell, Scott Speedman
  • Summary: This coming-of-age drama tracked the experiences of the naive Felicity Porter (Keri Russell), who moves across the country to New York to attend college and pursue her high school crush, Ben Covington (Scott Speedman). The show followed Felicity and her new friends as they made the transition to adulthood and dealt with an endless slew of crises.

    The show aired 4 seasons and showed the main characters' four years attending college. Although now off the air, it remains one of the WB's best shows, giving the audience a realistic portrayal of the world of young adults.
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  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Mar 15, 2013
    100
    Felicity is the best drama of the year, a quality show of substance and intelligence, something worth watching. [28 Sept 1998, p.B23]
  2. Reviewed by: Terry Jackson
    Mar 16, 2013
    100
    Superb in nearly all regards, from sharp, insightful writing, to a marvelously textured performance by star Keri Russell, to its movie-like pace and photography. [29 Sept 1998, p.1C]
  3. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Mar 16, 2013
    100
    Gosh, I love this show. Meet Felicity and prepare to fall in love. [29 Sept 1998]
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Mar 15, 2013
    90
    Along with its refreshing cast, led by Keri Russell, the WB's Felicity is blessed with a sweet realism that captures the emotional roller coaster that is freshman year in college. It also offers an appealingly non-gritty look at New York City, as seen through the eyes of optimism and innocence...The show transcends formula by staying steadily focused on its characters' shifting emotional realities, and by avoiding the issue-of-the-week plot twists of a series like "Beverly Hills 90210." [29 Sept 1998, p.C1]
  5. Reviewed by: Michele Greppi
    Mar 15, 2013
    88
    Felicity is not as flip as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and not as hip as "Dawson's Creek". But it is more than than "Ally McBeal Goes to College" or "My So-Called College Life"...It's an intelligent and gentle ode to the painful joys of growing up, one mistake at a time. [28 Sept 1998, p.75]
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 16, 2013
    80
    Felicity is very clearly targeted at the Clearasil set that worships at the altar of the WB's "Dawson's Creek," but if the show can maintain the charm and poignancy of the pilot, adults may also want to pay homage to television's newest star. [29 Sept 1998, p.47]
  7. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Mar 16, 2013
    30
    Felicity is phony. It presents a fantasy world, pretending it's real. A lot of people criticize Ally McBeal for the same thing, but there's a big difference. The people in their 20s who would take life cues from Ally should be old enough to know better. The people, many not even teenagers yet, who will be learning from Felicity may not be...Actually, there are two big differences. Ally McBeal is entertaining. [29 Sept 1998, p.F1]

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