Woah…Felicity was 13 years ago

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After getting food poisoning from a falafel sandwich (which I will NEVER eat again), I was  in bed rest for the last two days. Watching “The Americans,” on my computer, I randomly remembered Keri Russell from “Felicity”. Well, what I really remembered was her infamous haircut which apparently led to the decline of the show. Then I started to think, was the haircut really the reason why the show went wrong? I mean, I didn’t really think much of it at the time of the initial broadcast (because I was 8). Without much thought, I decided to watch it. Taking place in NY, it tells a story of a long curly blond graduated high school student who changes her college plans because of her graduated high school crush and enrolls into the same college he does. I found myself burning through the first 5 episodes like a crack addict and was instantly hooked!

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Yet there is one distraction that really steals my attention which is the time period they lived in. I cannot stop realizing how a time 13 years can make such a big impact on the world.  From the use of pay phones, to the gateway desktops, everything looked and felt old. One of the characters even wore those mini glittered butterfly clips that cluttered the bathroom sink my sisters and I shared. It is just so crazy to watch a show about college students without the internet dictating an ounce of their life. Everything I do on my spare time involves some part of the internet. Even the games on my phone need internet access for them to be played! Here I am talking about games on my phone when Felicity didn’t even have a cell phone! She had a rotary phone with an extended telephone wire. That’s only when she wasn’t busy using a tape recorder to make CASSETTE tapes for her pen pal. That’s right! She used a cassette tape as an audio file and snail mailed it to some french tutor in Santa Fe. I wonder, if Felicity were to exist in the world of technology today, how much money she would save on postage stamps?