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Dawson's Creek is really crap

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MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Tue 26-Nov-19 21:41:49

I was so excited to watch this again right from the beginning as I saw it was on catch up. I explained to teenage ds how everyone used to watch it on Sunday mornings while nursing a hangover from the night before.

We watched the first 10 mins, he rolled his eyes and left the room and I turned it off... it was direconfusedsad

How did we watch such nonsense? Joey and Dawson were actually talking about the fact they have 'genetailia and body hair' now so they shouldn't sleep in the same bed, the script was toe curlingly cringe worthy!

So disappointing,I wish I'd kept it as a lovely memory.

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WheresThatCatGoneNow Wed 27-Nov-19 00:42:33

James VDB is nice to look at though..... wink

iwantavuvezela Wed 27-Nov-19 00:44:14

Where did you watch it on? I feel like a re watch!

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Wed 27-Nov-19 07:49:02

It's been on 4 catch.

James VDB is a mere child, can't believe we perved over any of them!

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MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Wed 27-Nov-19 07:49:28

** it's on 4 catch up

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StoorieHoose Wed 27-Nov-19 08:14:17

It has not aged well. I recently binge watched the o.c. which I enjoyed but I too could only rewatch the first ep.of Dawson's creek. Far too Ernest for teenagers!

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Wed 27-Nov-19 08:15:51

But Pacey!! shock

titsmcghee27 Wed 27-Nov-19 08:16:56

When I was a teenager they all seemed so deep and intelligent. Not so much now....

BeverlyGoldbergsHairAndJumpers Wed 27-Nov-19 08:17:23

His liaison with the teacher shock

Xiaoxiong Wed 27-Nov-19 08:24:12

I rewatched some old Gossip Girl episodes the other day and there was an affair with a teacher in that too! Times certainly have changed on that front.

theendoftheendoftheend Wed 27-Nov-19 08:27:18

I always thought James VDB was so unattractive and badly cast I couldn't buy into it, just looked him up now and no sure why I objected to him so strongly.
Did have a crush on Pacey though

Verily1 Wed 27-Nov-19 08:29:34

Pacey mmmmm

burnoutbabe Wed 27-Nov-19 08:34:56

Pacey is still fine :-)
Maybe I will catch up with it from the final season. So they are older and more busy Phillips.

WheresThatCatGoneNow Wed 27-Nov-19 11:12:29

Yes, James VDB is far better-looking nowadays. Maturity (and a stubble beard)suits him very well.

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Wed 27-Nov-19 15:02:13

Pacey is might fine in The Affair.wink

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x2boys Thu 28-Nov-19 10:30:55

Yes Pacey! anyone remember that's episode where they stuck on some creepy island ?I think it was a rip off of Blair witch

RevIMJolly Thu 28-Nov-19 20:13:21

I've just rewatched the first few seasons, and I can't believe how creepy Dawson is and just how much in love Joey and Pacey were. They were brilliant together.

I think I missed the season where they were dating the first time round, so had no real feel for just how much she adored him. It makes the fact that she seems pretty oblivious to him later a bit more puzzling.

KeithPartridge Thu 28-Nov-19 20:33:45

Loved the first series but then it was all downhill.

Babybel90 Thu 28-Nov-19 22:09:12

I think the dialogue was always toe curlingly awful, I could never watch it the first time around.

VanyaHargreeves Thu 28-Nov-19 22:15:05

Yes, I bought the first 2 series boxset DVDs when they came out and don't think I got through 2 episodes from sheer cringe and yet once watched it avidly every Sunday. I couldn't even sit through it to see if it improved as it did in my memory when focus switched to Pacey

The slut shaming of Jen was something else as well.

DippyAvocado Thu 28-Nov-19 22:23:31

I binge re-watched the lot and really enjoyed it! It was a bit dated and Dawson was a moany twat but I thought that the first time round too.

Wrigleys123 Thu 28-Nov-19 22:24:50

I remember watching when I was younger, mainly for Pacey, and never understanding half of what they were saying!

IWorkAtTheCheesecakeFactory Thu 28-Nov-19 22:26:13

James VDB is nice to look at though.


What?? No!!

Pacey. And then jack. But Dawson???? confused

IWorkAtTheCheesecakeFactory Thu 28-Nov-19 22:29:07

I have all the seasons on DVD and have watched it countless times. I now get bored before they get the university stuff. I usually only watch for the Joey and pacey saga. Dawson is horrendous. Spoilt whiney creepy possessive. Gatekeeper of joeys virginity. Yuck.

DippyAvocado Thu 28-Nov-19 22:30:15

To be fair, he has improved with age.

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