Pacey puts his arm around Joey as a crying Joey leans her head on his shoulder. Dark/exterior shot.

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 3, 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.

We’ve updated our rules for season 3 to include a couple new ones:

  • One shot every time Dawson gets called a “hero.”
  • One shot every time men blame women for their problems.
  • One shot every time Pacey refers to Joey as a woman or “Joay.”

Season 3, Episode 1 “Like a Virgin”

By Nerdy Spice

I am SO EXCITED to be in season 3. This is it: the best part. As I press “Play” I can hardly wait to see my favorite season. I’m ready for hours upon hours of Pacey/Joey cuteness.

And then…

The episode starts, and we’re on a bus to Cape Cod with Dawson and a “saucy,” “sexy” blonde named Eve, and all of my excitement momentarily deflates.

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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 →

Jen sits in the foreground looking sad and damp; Joey and Dawson, in formalwear, stand side-by-side looking at her in the background.

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 2, Episodes 19-20

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.

2×19 “Abby Morgan, Rest In Peace”

By Nerdy Spice

In this episode, everyone deals with the most awkward kind of death: the death of a person you really didn’t like.

Dawson and Joey are fresh off their wedding make-out sesh when they find out about Abby’s death. Joey, of course, immediately begins to think of her mom. Joey has repressed her feelings about her mom’s death for three years, which a) explains why she’s constantly mentioning it at inappropriate times since she hasn’t worked through it and b) explains why she represses all her other strong feelings, ya know, like her love for Pacey next season.

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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 →

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 →