Posts by Nerdy Spice

http://advers.io Formerly "kht" I grew up playing Disney-movie-based games with my baby sister. I majored in English in college, got a graduate degree in creative writing, and then found myself earning a living as a software engineer. I'm working on my second novel and querying agents for my first. I eats home-cooked meals only when my husband Keets makes them for me, and he is still trying to teach me how to turn on the oven. Interests: Victorian novels, modern MFA novels and I'm not ashamed of it, super-long novels that aren’t by David Foster Wallace, Michael Chabon, Claire Messud, Henry James, feminism, movies with Robert Downey Jr. in them, TV shows with Connie Britton in them, Pacey Witter, 90s teenybopper movies with training montages, The Good Wife, Homeland, Tina Fey’s entire oeuvre, Mindy Kaling’s entire oeuvre, shows from the WB/CW circa 2004, and JJ Abrams.
In a sunny room, Pacey holds Audrey up by the waist while she laughs and grabs his hand.

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 5, Episodes 19-21

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 5, Episode 19 “100 Light Years From Home”

By Nerdy Spice

So, this was the 100th episode of Dawson’s Creek. When it aired, I still wasn’t yet watching it in real time (it took me till the middle of season 6 to catch on, because I’m very very slow), but I was a major Gilmore Girls fan, and I remember how the WB was just covered in ads for this big event, which turns out to be surprisingly inconsequential: the main story is that the gang-minus-Dawson go to Florida for spring break. (On the other hand, M2M, the underrated gem of the early aughts, shows up and sings. That’s pretty awesome. I’d almost call it event TV.)

OK, fine, there is one thing of significance. Dawson and Joey have a Grand Good-bye! Oh wait… that happens so often that we have a shot for it. So never mind.

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Professor Wilder, wearing a coat and tie, holds out his elbow and Joey holds it in her hand, wearing a winter jacket, scarf, and gloves. Both are looking at each other and smiling.

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 5, Episodes 13-15

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 5, Episode 13 “Something Wilder”

By Nerdy Spice

Well, this episode is named after Professor Creeper, so… I have concerns. And they are fully borne out by the events to come.

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Some students (three white - one of them is Joey and one black) sit around a coffee table with papers scattered everywhere. An older brunette man (Professor Wilder) stands at the side of the room, clasping his hands.

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 5, Episodes 7-9

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 5, Episode 7 “Text, Lies and Videotape”

By Nerdy Spice

This seriously might be the most infuriating episode of Dawson’s Creek we’ve watched so far.

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Mitch is seen behind the wheel, with ice cream clutched in one hand, smiling.

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 5, Episodes 1-3

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.

As is now our tradition, we came up with some new drinking game rules for season 5. We’re going to take a shot:

  • Every time Audrey is the MVP of a scene
  • Every time someone assumes that Audrey having sex means that she’s stupid
  • Every time Joey or Dawson says a Grand Goodbye to the other.
  • Every time Joey hates fun.
  • Every time people talk about Chad Michael Murray being hot.
  • Every time Chad Michael Murray pretends to be sensitive.
  • Every time Professor Creeper negs Joey.
  • Every time the characters blatantly rewrite history and/or forget that Pacey and Joey ever dated.

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The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 4, Episodes 19-21

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 4, Episode 19 “Late”

By Nerdy Spice

Good news, guys! In this episode we’re gonna get some realistic lessons about teenaged sexuality on Dawson’s Creek.

Just kidding. They’re just going to be regular old TV lessons: mixed accuracy and minimal realism.

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The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 4, Episodes 13-15

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 4, Episode 13 “Hopeless”

By Nerdy Spice

Joey and Pacey are seen at middle distance through a window, their foreheads touching.

In an episode that embodies the classic, largely extinct phenomenon known as the “pre-February-sweeps filler episode,” Joey strikes a devil’s bargain with Mrs. Valentine to get time off for the senior trip. The sitch is that Pacey and Joey have to accompany Drue on his date with Anna Evans, the daughter of the head of the board, which Mrs. Valentine forced him to go on in order to further her social ascent or something. Mrs. Valentine lays out what we writers like to call “the stakes” in highly literal terms: “If she does [have a nice time], the days off are yours.” Little does she know how high the stakes actually are: no less than Joey Potter’s seemingly indestructible virginity is at stake. Buuut more on that from Janes later.

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