Dawson's Creek

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Childhood friends Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek) and Joey Potter (Katie Holmes) are now facing the challenge of sustaining their close, platonic relationship as their world changes around them. While Dawson focuses on being a filmmaker and Joey deals with her mother's death and her father’s imprisonment, Jennifer Lindley (Michelle Williams), who has just moved from New York to help her gran...
Starring
James Van Der BeekMichelle WilliamsJoshua Jackson
Genres
DramaRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Dawson's Creek
    January 19, 1998
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A pair of childhood friends must cope with their emerging sexuality
  2. 2. Dance
    January 26, 1998
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Dawson worries about his first kiss with Jen, especially when she attends a school dance with someone else; Pacey tries to keep his romance with Tamara alive.
  3. 3. Kiss
    February 6, 1998
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As he's forced to work on a rival's film, Dawson plots to record his own first kiss with Jen; Joey misleads a wealthy suitor as Pacey uses his failing grades to get Tamara's attention.
  4. 4. Discovery
    February 9, 1998
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After videotaping Tamara's sexual encounter with an unknown partner and then learning of his mother's own infidelity, Dawson discovers the truth about Jen's past.
  5. 5. Hurricane
    February 16, 1998
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Preparations for a big hurricane expose the truth about Mrs. Leery's affair.
  6. 6. Baby
    February 23, 1998
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As word of Pacey's affair with Tamara gets out, Bessie must seek help from Grams to deliver her baby.
  7. 7. Detention
    March 2, 1998
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The brewing conflicts among Dawson and his friends erupt during their detention.
  8. 8. Boyfriend
    March 9, 1998
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jen's old boyfriend arrives unexpectedly and Dawson's parents struggle with their relationship.
  9. 9. Road Trip
    March 16, 1998
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jen's old boyfriend takes Dawson and Pacey to a nightclub; upon finding herself the subject of some nasty rumors, Joey strikes back.
  10. 10. Double Date
    April 27, 1998
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Dawson arranges a double date with Jen and her new boyfriend; an extra credit assignment brings Pacey and Joey together.
  11. 11. The Scare
    May 4, 1998
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While Dawson is preparing to celebrate Friday the 13th, a serial killer is rumored to be headed to Capeside.
  12. 12. Beauty Contest
    May 11, 1998
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Joey and Pacey both enter a local beauty pageant.
  13. 13. Decisions
    May 18, 1998
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An offer for Joey to study abroad forces her and Dawson to reconsider their feelings for each other; Jen's grandfather suddenly awakes from his coma.

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Directors
Gregory PrangeDavid SemelDavid PetrarcaMichael LangeRobert Duncan McNeillJames Whitmore Jr.Patrick R. NorrisLou AntonioSteve MinerSandy Smolan
Producers
Kevin Williamson
Season year
1998
Network
WB Network
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4.6 out of 5 stars

553 global ratings

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  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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Savvy ConsumerReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dawson's Creek is a nostalgic revisit to the 90’s and reminiscent of a time when life was carefree
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Dawson’s Creek appeared strategically at a time when most Millennials were entering puberty. The coming of age series arrived just in time to put our young world into perspective. The show broke barriers while addressing teenage promiscuity, substance abuse, mental health, and infidelity. With its mature content and provocative plots, critics could even argue that the writing was a bit advanced for its targeted audience. Looking back, I’d have to agree. The dialogue was a bit exaggerated and overzealous for such “young” characters.

Heavily influenced by pop culture, the fan favorite incorporated smash hits from popular 90’s artist. The writers always found a way to pay homage to cult classics with clever analogies and references. Dawson's Creek is a nostalgic revisit to the 90’s and reminiscent of a time when life was carefree. I don’t know a single Millennial who wasn’t wrapped up in Dawson’s love triangle or the slew of adolescent conflict unfolding on Capeside. A playful series with an amazing group of actors, great on screen chemistry and even better music. Dawson’s Creek will forever remain a WB favorite. I recommend the first season to anyone who missed out on all the drama.
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Heidi WReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A coming of age story before cell phones took over the world
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I bought the first 5 seasons about a month before this went to prime! Darn, lol.

Was still worth every penny. (With the exception of s5 which I felt was a strange season)

This show is a coming of age story a few years before texting, smart phones and social media took over the world. It's filled with nostalgia, romance and drama and a good bit of humor. It's not a story just about Dawson, it follows girl next door Joey, snarky but also very sweet Pacey and a girl wise beyond her years Jen and then a little later on into the show they bring in artist and football player, Jack who realizes he is gay and learns to deal with that.

Sometimes they make decisions that I don't get or don't make sense, but then I remember they're teens (and young adults later into the show( and they don't have to always make sense.

I really only have one pretty major critique and it's geared more to the later seasons....spoilers ahead

Throughout the whole show we know that Dawsons wants to make movies, it's his dead fast goal and it stays a part of his story throughout the series. Pacey flounders a bit but eventually finds his calling, but getting there he tries out several things, from sailing, to cooking to being a stock broker and so on.

But throughout the show Jen and Joey's stories always revolve around the guy they are currently tangled with and we never see what they want to be someday. Joey does dabble in art for a while but then it's just forgotten and she never draws again, she was a great student and got into a great college, but even through all that her college years are very much embroiled in her romances as apposed to what her career aspirations might be, I thought in the end maybe she'd be an amazing writer, but instead she was involved with one instead of being one herself. I found this to be a huge misstep I think the perfect circle moment for Joey would've been if she was living her dream in New York but found herself longing for her simple Creek days and went back home to run the family B and B or something like that.

As far as Jen she was so smart and we really never got to see her realize her potential. Too sad to go there right now.

This doesn't bring my rating down but the writers really do need to realize girls come of age deciding what they want in life or sometimes having to settle for something else, or buy trying different paths like Pacey....my point girls don't only find themselves through the men in their lives.
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Renee's KerrReviewed in the United States on July 23, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Stupid teenagers
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As a person who didn't watch this tv show the frist time around. Was curious about it, well the character of Dawson thinks life is a movie talks about constantly (movies) and he's totally blind (not really blind) blind as of blind of the heart. He likes the new girl Jen, but joey likes Dawson. And his friend pacey he only thinks about his new teacher and how he wants to score with her. Let me tell ya he does get the girl ( the teacher that is)
Shawn WaldenReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Its good but has lost some luster..
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I was in my late teens/early twentys when the Dawsons Creek series started on the WB. I enjoyed the show and was very drawn into the characters and the plot of the series. Due to my work schedule the last two season's 5 & 6 were hit and miss for me, i didnt get to see them all, and i missed the two hour series finale. now in my mid 30's I decided to revisit this show and complete watching the entire season. So i ordered them all and just finished watching season one today. My opinion, I can now reflect back and see how i was drawn into this series, Alas i have matured in the past 14-15 years and what was once a edge of the seat weekly event for me is now a little dull.. DONT MISTAKE ME, i still enjoyed watching season one this week, its just lost some of its luster from my younger years. I can see huge holes in the plot and some of the acting is underdone/overdone..yet still entertaining. I was truly hopeing to recapture the magic of when this show first aired. If you can put aside your grown-up reasoning and just re-think like a 16 year old this show will delight you.. I dont want to be too harsh, its still a fun show to follow and thats why im giving it 4 stars, I still have the next 5 seasons to watch and the 2 hour ending, maybee my opinion will rise to five stars after getting to see it all.. but for now im ok turning it off and watching the news between episodes... 2 pennies. OH the soundtrack is still awesome !! i had a few of those goosebumps moments durring a few episodes with the music.. pretty cool.

Update: Im going to put this out there (as if anyone truly cared about Amazon tv-series reviews) but here we go anyways, I have all 6 seasons and season 1 is a little corny but it pulls you in. Season two hooks you pretty hard and you in for the long haul. Season three is pure energy and in my opinion the best Season of the series, season 4 is good up till about halfway through, then it falls on its face. The end of season 4 and all the way up till the last two episodes of season 6 are completel letdowns.. (But you must watch them to understand the 2 hour season finale) the last two episodes of season 6 are pretty good and as mentioned the finale is a tear jerker and a great way to finish the show. I was sad at the end of the 2hr special just knowing there wasnt anymore.. Im not going to revisit this series yearly but im glad i own them. maybee every 5 years i will rewatch the series..
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Sunshine AZReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disgusting!
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I can see clearly what went wrong with my generation in the pilot episode! 17 yo trying to habe sex w his teacher, parents talking nonstop about sex to their teen, disrespectful towards grandparents, boys and girls sleeping together "as friends." And thats just off the top of my head! Threw it in the trash. Felicity was much better.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hello, My name is Tommy, and I'm a Dawson Alcoholic
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In the Spiring of 1998, I started watching what was to become, one of my generations deffing Televion Shows. I started Watching Dawson, because it was on right after, my all-time favorite Television show "Buffy th Vampire Slayer" but in no time at all Dawson found its place in my heart. I have to admit that when the first seaosn aired I was 10 years-old and in the 5th grade. I didn't understand most the show, and today can't beleive that my parents allowed me to watch it.
But now (As i am 15 and a sophomore, well i was until yesteryday), as I watch the first season on DVD and the other 5 season on TBS, I relieve that even though unrelistic at times, Dawson's Creek is the perfect show for a to watch growing up. It has many lesson, cleaverly hidden inbetween the weekly who's dating who. The First Season is clearly the best. Unfortunatly The shows got worse each year, except Season 6 was far better than the almost unwatchable season 5.
But now as the show is over, and I know where my favorite characters are in there lives 10 years later (Even though my one of my two favorite characters are now 6-feet under), this season feels like an old book that I can open whenever I wan't. The end of the series also brings a hole new prospective onto the season. I don't think anyboy can watch the first season, then the Series Finale, and then the first seaosn again and not cry.
One more food for thought to mention is, that if you look at the 1998 - 2000 television seasons, what where the top teen shows? The Answer is Dawson's Creek, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Feliciy, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Rosewell, and Popular. Now in 2003 three of the shows are long gone: Felicity, popular, and Rosewell, and the final 3 which where bigger, better, and more crically acclaimed show: Dawson, Buffy, and Sabrina end in the same month. Now all we have are DVD's, and i know that at least one person will keep these disc's close to there heart, because I know no matter where i am in my life, I will always remember how i grew up just by poping in a disc.
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Autumn GarciaReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars
HUGE DC FAN!!!!!
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I have waited for this season to be released ever since the show decided to end it's six year run. I am soooo happy about this coming to DVD. I hope that all of the seasons are released!!! Some hightlights of Season One would be:
*Pacey and Mrs. Jacobs risky relationship
*The episode called Detention, just like The Breakfast Club (classic)
*When Joeys sister, Bessy has the baby
*The struggle of Dawson's parents with a recent affair
*The language used as if they are like 35 years old
*Dawson's road trip with Jen's ex, Billy and Pacey
*Joey singing in the Miss Windjammer pagent
and last but not least...
*Dawson and Joeys long awaited first kiss! :)
This DVD included all 13 episodes:
Pilot, Dance, Kiss, Discovery, Hurricane, Baby, Detention, Boyfriend, Road Trip, The Scare, Double Date, Beauty Contest, and
Decisions
There are some good DVD extras too. You should check it out. Very good buy for all DC fans or even new comers to the series!!
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AmandaReviewed in the United States on February 13, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars
Remember When This Show Was Good?
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I do.
I remember when it was a mid-season replacement on the WB, back when I didn't have the WB in my cable service. I'd heard so much about this show, but I couldn't watch it. I was so excited about seeing it, imagine how happy I was when UPN started playing the episodes. It was like they had answered my prayers! I immediately fell in love with it. It was like nothing I had ever seen before. Beautiful kids cruising around high school, spouting big words and clever phrases at each other. You had the inspiring filmmaker (Dawson) and his tomboy best friend Joey. Joey was so sweet and so beautiful, but Dawson's sight was set on the new girl from New York, Jen. Then, there was Pacey, the slacker of the group who, even though he was not supposed to be as smart as the rest, still liked to use the big words. Put them all together, and you get one of the best first seasons of any show.
I mean, who did not sympathize with Joey? Katie Holmes did such a wonderful job with that character, I almost wanted to reach into my television, pat Joey on the shoulder and say, "It's ok. He'll come around. He'll see how cool you are." Who has never been in love with someone who is in love with someone else? Anyone could relate to Joey. Actually, anyone could relate to any one of these characters. In the beginning, they were believable high school kids. We loved them. We wanted to be like them. That's how good this show was.
Now, I haven't watched the show since, well, since before they graduated high school. That is because I think it has lost the fine quality it held in the first couple of seasons. But the more current seasons don't ruin the first one. Nothing could. There were so many fine moments, it would be hard to keep track of them to list them all. But just to name a few: the episode that is a take-off of "The Breakfast Club"; the beauty pageant episode where Dawson finally notices Joey's beauty; the episode that foreshadowed the future pairing between Joey and Pacey (in my opinion, the REAL soul-mates); etc., etc., etc. Must I go on?
I am so glad that this is finally coming out on DVD. I will admit, I am a little ashamed to admit how excited I am about it, since the show is no longer considered cool. But remember when it was? I do, that's why this DVD WILL BE MINE.
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