Kevin Williamson (the Scream movie series, I Know What You Did Last Summer) created this engaging drama, which chronicles a group of young friends' passage from adolescence to young adulthood in the small coastal town of C... more »apeside, Massachusetts. Based on Williamson's own experiences growing up, "Dawson's Creek" focuses on fifteen-year-olds Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Joey (Katie Holmes), who have been friends since they were five and are trying to cope with the way their friendship is changing now that their hormones are raging. Add to the mix their friend Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and the new girl in town, Jen (Michelle Williams), and you can count on extra twists to the drama in their already turbulent lives. Filmed on location in Wilmington, Durham, and Raleigh, North Carolina, this first season marks the beginning of an unforgettable journey that explores the agony and the ecstasy of teenage life. Can the kids of "Dawson?s Creek" really grow up without growing apart? Watch and find out! Starring James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson, and Oliver Hudson.« less
Chuck or Frances M. from WHEELING, WV Reviewed on 11/21/2018...
Loved this series. Cannot believe I had never seen it.
Shannon R. (StephanieMorelli) Reviewed on 8/4/2008...
This is a dramatic series aimed for the teenage group. It's enjoyable and has an on-going love story between two friends in the first season.
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Dawson's Creek. . .The Beginning of it all . . .
J. Loubet | FL United States | 01/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first season of Dawson's Creek on DVD is exciting for any fan of the show. It is a chance to see how everything began, all over again. Season one lets us see how Capeside was before Joey and Dawson ever began their sometime relationship and the arrival of the blond city girl from NYC, the infamous Jennifer Lindley, who sends the fifteen-year-old Dawson Leery into a tailspin. Meanwhile, Joey masks her feelings for her longtime best friend, Dawson. Season one also introduces Dawson's other best friend, Pacey Whitter. Pacey is the social outcast that is always getting into trouble. During season one, Pacey carries on an affair with his much older English teacher, Ms. Jacobs. Season one also includes the famous "dentition" and "beauty contest" episodes. It is definitely a must for all fans of Dawson's Creek!!Season one includes episodes:#100 Pilot
#102 "Kiss"-Dawson's first kiss with Jen
#103 "Discovery"-Pacey tells Dawson of his affair and Dawson finds out about another affair that is not so wanted.
#105 "Baby"-the unexpected early arrival of Joey's new nephew
#106 "Detention"-the gang's 8 hr. Sat. detention with Mrs. Tingle
#107 "Boyfriend"-the return of Jen's old boyfriend from NYC
#109 "The Scare"-Dawson's play some jokes for Friday the 13th
#110 "Double Date"
#111 "Beauty Contest"-Joey (& Pacey) enter the contest!
#112 "Decisions"-everyone faces decisions...Don't miss this awesome season!!"
Back to the good old days
J. Morgan | 02/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's amazing how times can change - how a series as good as this can turn into something as trashy, unoriginal and quite frankly...dull as the current Dawsons Creek. This series got me through my adolescence, with the references to 80's culture which took me hours to look up, and the conviction after watching every episode that someone else in the world was actually going through the same thing as me. I can't remember another teen show which made me cry as much as when Joey spoke to her father through the prison gate, or made me laugh as much as when Pacey explained his reason for being in detention. It introduced me to artists as good as Jewel and Sarah McLacland and films as great as "From Here to Eternity" and "The Breakfast Club". The characters were worth caring about it (let's face it, yes, we all hated Jen, but we did feel a little bit sorry for her too), the story lines did keep you hooked (how much was I DYING to see Joey and Dawson kiss by the end of the first series?), the music was uncommercial and had me rushing out to buy cds by people that I had never even heard of, and the lines were classic: "Hey Joey, I love your lipstick, what shade is that?" "Wicked red, I love your hair colour, what number's that?" What a shame it all had to change. The magic lasted until the end of the 2nd series, but since then it's been a downhill slide and now the show simply serves as nostalgia for episodes as good as 'Detention' or 'Breaking Away'. Dawsons Creek made long words cool, even for 15 year-olds, and was instrumental in defining the late 90s teenager. They don't make 'em like they used to."
I don't want to wait for this set...
J. Morgan | Rock View, wv United States | 01/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love how these episodes had plots somewhat like the movies, Detention being my favorite. Episodes include the following which aired in 1998, dates at the end:
1. Pilot (aka Emotions in Motion) 1/20
2. Dance (aka Dirty Dancing) 1/27
3. Kiss (aka A Prelude to a Kiss) 2/3
4. Discovery (aka Carnal Knowledge) 2/10
5. Hurricane (aka Blown Away) 2/17
6. Baby (aka Look Who's Talking) 2/24
7. Detention (aka The Breakfast Club) 3/3
8. Boyfriend (aka Escape From New York) 3/10
9. Roadtrip (aka In the Company of Men) 3/17
10. Double Date (aka Modern Romance) 4/28
11. The Scare (aka Friday the 13th) 5/5
12. Beauty Contest (aka Pretty Woman) 5/12
13. Decisions (aka Breaking Away) 5/19"
It Brings Back The Memories
Marc | Orlando, FL | 06/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's funny how you associate a cetain past-time in your life with the songs and TV shows that were popular at the time. When I was 16 I watched the entire first season of Dawson's Creek with an ex-girlfriend of mine. Much to my surprise, I got hooked in like a little teenage girl (which I constantly ragged on myself for) and ended up watching most of the second and third seasons as well. So the show was a little unrealistic... For example, when Pacey dates his English teacher and she never gets locked in jail, or the constant coaching that Dawson gives his parents and that other teens seem to give other adults in the show on a regular basis. Most 15/16 year olds don't have it together better than the adults around them. I guess a show needs to be a little unrealistic though, otherwise it wouldn't be telivision. With that aside, the show was amazing! It flawlessly captured certain moments that all teens go through on their journey to adulthood. The excitment and confusion of love, the strong bind between best friends, the times when you know things are changing but you just can't figure it out, it's all here in the first season. Although seasons 1 through 3 were all great, season 1 stood out and captured those moments that can make you smile or make you cry. When I popped this DVD into my player, it brought back memories of being 16 again. It wasn't just because I was watching Dawson and company struggle through adolescence again, it reminded me of where I was in my life when I used to watch this show. If you watched the first season back in 1998 like I did, go get yourself this DVD. You won't be disappointed. I graduated highschool and never got around to watching seasons 4-6, but if they come out on DVD maybe I'll revert back to my girly ways from when I was 16 and soak up the drama."