Television: Felicity: Great Expectations

Felicity, the fall's most frantically hyped new series, can't be much good, can it? Yes, it can

What's in a name? If the name is Felicity, then a television show is in it--and not just any show, but the most highly anticipated new series of the season. J.J. Abrams, a screenwriter whose credits include Regarding Henry and Armageddon, was sitting on a beach in Bali on his honeymoon a couple of years ago, and mentioned to his wife that he wanted to write about someone called Felicity. He had also been thinking about a girl he admired from afar in high school and was mulling over a coming-of-age tale. The name pulled these musings together, and all at...