The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 5, Episodes 10-12

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 10 “Appetite For Destruction”

By Janes

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Maybe I have fifth-season goggles on, but this is a great episode! Where actual things happen! The core group is all present, everyone talks about sex for the whole episode, and Pacey and Joey talk to each other several times. In seasons three or four, this would be par for for the course, but in season five, it’s a freaking unicorn! Continue reading →

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The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch: Season 5, 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 5, Episode 4 “The Long Goodbye”

By Janes

So as we all know, Mitch is a goner. (Nerdy Spice: “Oh, right, I forgot Mitch died.” [laughs]) Continue reading →

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch Project: Season 4, Episodes 16-18

Season 4, Episode 16 “Mind Games”

By Janes

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Before we get to the episode, can we just talk about how amazing it is that this show centered an entire episode around senior superlatives? I know the writers are determined to include some sort of “classic” high school trope in every episode this season, but this is a seriously deep cut. Continue reading →

The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch: Season 4, 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 4, Episode 4 “Future Tense”

By Janes

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When I first watched this episode at fourteen years old, I didn’t enjoy it, because it was just too real. I didn’t want to watch these characters go through the awful college process–why would I need to, when I was already in the thick of it? But now that that’s all over, I really love these college-centric episodes. Although none of these teen shows really understood how the process worked, Dawson’s did a much better job than most of capturing the paralyzing uncertainty of this period (and the inherent stupidity of ubiquitous questions like “Where do you see yourself in five years?”). Plus… the return of Drunk Joey!! Continue reading →

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The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch: Season 4, 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 hereAnd we’ve added a few shots for season 4:

  • Joey or Pacey inappropriately mentions Dawson.
  • Completely inaccurate interpretations of “feminism” and “girl power” or completely unreasonable instances of women getting mad at men in some vaguely “men are dogs” way.
  • Every time they mention “last spring” in hushed, reverent tones.
  • Every time Jack stands up for the misogynistic straight guys who treat his female friends like crap.
  • Every time Jen tries to make out with someone extremely inappropriate.

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The Great Dawson’s Creek Rewatch: Season Three, Episodes 22-23

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 Three, Episode 22 “The Anti-Prom”

By Janes

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Okay, yes, we’re going to get to the good stuff: True Love, the first gay kiss on network television, the cry face… but first–it’s the first prom episode of the series, guys!

Like actual proms, prom episodes are hotbeds for drama and hormonal teen hijinks (especially since they fortuitously happen in spring, right before the season finale), but also tend to be a little bit of a letdown. But among its many accomplishments, Dawson’s Creek can boast not one, but two classic prom episodes during its run, starting with the ultra-romantic, wonderfully melodramatic “The Anti-Prom.” Continue reading →