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
Drama
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 2 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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Producers
Kevin Williamson
Season year
1998
Network
WB Network
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4.6 out of 5 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.
15 people found this helpful
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.
5 people found this helpful
JVasinkoReviewed in the United States on May 22, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
The set that was sent to me could not be ...
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The set that was sent to me could not be used on US DVD players even though the listing at the time said that it could. We even tried a universal DVD player. Ended up having to watch it on my computer after researching how to change my video settings to play UK DVDs. Just be careful what listing you choose to buy from.
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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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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!!
6 people found this helpful
Dia DarlingReviewed in the United States on May 24, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Show that gets to you
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When you look past all the $40 dollar words thrown out by 15 year olds, their lack of parental supervision and the all around overly dramatic tone of the show...well it is good just not very realistic. No one at 15 is that honest or that capable of expressing their feelings so honestly to anyone and everyone who will listen. Besides that their is a character that almost anyone type of person can relate to I think its unrealistic approach to real teen problems is what made it so popular. While teens may not have had the courage to express their feelings the way Dawson and the gang did it was nice for views to know someone else felt the same and maybe they could one day be the same
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RachelReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
It is ok.
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I wanted to like this, but it seems pretentious. I guess I don't believe sophomores to be so verbose and introspective,24/7. Wanted to see what I missed. And love James and Katie. Just needs more humor or something....
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