The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 2, Episodes 21-22

We’re rewatching all of Dawson’s Creek in honor of its twentieth anniversary. Will require some mind-numbing. Drinking game rules can be found here.

Season 2, Episode 21 “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes”

By Nerdy Spice

Joey hugs Dawson from behind while Dawson crouches, in the middle of a dusty scene (mid-construction).

This episode chooses Dawson’s Creek’s favorite theme—people changing—and hammers it absolutely to death. Dawson’s final film assignment (and a highly unrealistic one, by the way, or at least one that indicates the high school is total crap – who gives a shit about drawing parallels to real life in a real film class?) is to compare a character arc from Casablanca to one from his own life. So basically, his plotline is itself a meta reference. Shot! Continue reading →

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The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 2, Episodes 16-18

We’re rewatching all of Dawson’s Creek in honor of its twentieth anniversary. Will require some mind-numbing. Drinking game rules can be found here.

Season 2, Episode 16 “Be Careful What You Wish For”

By Janes

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Recapping these episodes was a strange experience. Between his hilarious drunk antics in 2×16 and his sweet supportive side coming out in “A Perfect Wedding,” Dawson was the most shockingly tolerable version of himself. It was… disconcerting. Continue reading →

Oscars 2018: What Will Win, What Should Win

Best Picture:

Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Will win: Shape of Water

Should win: Get Out

Since the Oscar voting uses a ranking system to pick the winner, the movie that wins won’t be the one loved by the most people, but the one liked or admired by the most people. This year, that’s definitely Shape of Water, a romantic fantasy with a well-realized director’s vision and a wonderful leading performance. It’s strange to call a fish-fucking film “Oscar bait,” but it is, in its way: auteur director, lead performance by a non-disabled person playing a disabled person, and a story that feels daring without actually challenging anyone’s worldview.

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Joey and Dawson smile at each other under his coat while the rain comes down.

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 2, Episodes 10-12

We’re rewatching all of Dawson’s Creek in honor of its twentieth anniversary, and we’ve updated our drinking game rules! The full list can be found here.

Season 2, Episode 10 “High-Risk Behavior”

By Janes

Image: Joey drawing Jack while he's naked with a towel on

The first part of a classic two-parter, “High-Risk Behavior” is the kind of episode that branded this show as “scandalous” and “sex-obsessed” in the 90s, but looks downright quaint in the post-Gossip Girl world. At the center of the episode we have the teen soap contrivance to end all teen soap contrivances: Jack ruins Joey’s figure drawing with his adorable clumsiness, and Joey just has to draw him in the nude. Continue reading →

Dawson’s Creek Drinking Game Rules: An Update

We’re a season and a half into our Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project, and our drinking game rules have been serving us very well. (Our entries have ranged from zero to a whopping 29!) However, they were mostly written with the first season in mind, so here are a few updates for upcoming episodes:

1 shot for every vintage Jen Lindley pity party

1 shot for anyone slut-shaming Jen when she hasn’t had sex for 5 or more episodes

2 shots for every time Joey expresses abject terror at the thought of having sex (been there, sister) Continue reading →

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 2, Episodes 4-6

We’re rewatching all of Dawson’s Creek in honor of its twentieth anniversary. Will require some mind-numbing. Drinking game rules can be found here.

Season 2, Episode 4 “Tamara’s Return”

By Janes

Image: Andie looking at Pacey, Pacey looking flabbergasted towards Tamara

So… I was definitely dreading recapping this episode. The worst thing to happen to the show (which the creator gamely stands by to this day) is back. I know the term “witch” is being reclaimed by feminists right now and I love it, but by the end of this episode I’m just like “Ding, dong, the witch is dead!” Continue reading →

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 1, Episodes 10-13

We’re rewatching all of Dawson’s Creek in honor of its twentieth anniversary. Will require some mind-numbing. Drinking game rules can be found here.

Season One, Episode 10 “Double Date”

By Janes

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We open with Dawson complaining about how much he’s pining after Jen. Did I accidentally replay the previous episode? No, the writers are just pretending that Dawson never made out with Carol and started to get over Jen, because they need him to be a weird stalker ex for this episode to work. Continue reading →