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Dawson's Creek (1998–2003)

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Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Dawson Leery (128 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Joey Potter (128 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Jen Lindley (128 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Pacey Witter (128 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan (128 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Jack McPhee (113 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Gail Leery (93 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Bessie Potter (88 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Mitch Leery (83 episodes, 1998-2001)
 Andie McPhee (69 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Audrey Liddell (46 episodes, 2001-2003)


Set in a small coastal, Massachusetts town named Capeside, Dawson's Creek tells the story of four teenagers as they struggle through adolescence. This is particularly true for 15-year-olds Dawson Leery, an introspective dreamer and Joey Potter, a precocious tomboy unaware of her beauty. Best friends since childhood, they are about to enter that confusing time in life where nothing is the way it was and nothing is as it seems. Written by John <littlejohnboy@hotmail.com>

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Joey: Do you believe in magic? I never used to. I mean, how could I? 13, your mom dies, you hope against hope for magic, something to make it all better. It never comes, and, you know, you look to your father who's unable to overcome all of his tragic flaws. Well, no abracadabra there. And then there's Pacey. Well... any magic that was there, that ran out, didn't it? But, uh, then there's you. There's proof that someone out there is thinking of me... my friend who was with me always. It's pure magic.
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I fell in love.
15 April 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I never watched the show while it was on TV, and the only reason why I bought the first season was because it was on sale for $13.00. And then I found myself buying the second season... third season... and now, fourth season. I am currently waiting for seasons 5 & 6 to go on sale (lol, sadly I can't afford them at the price they're at now) Anyways, back to the show. A lot of reviews on here say the show is unrealistic. That teenage kids don't talk like that or act like that. I say, so what? If you want complete accuracy, watch a documentary, or better yet, go back to highschool and sit there and watch the kids there. Dawson's Creek was meant to entertain, to bring everyday stuff teens do go through and adding a hefty dose of angst to it. Yes, the language in the show is quite sophisticated. That's the reason why I love it so much. It's smart. It's for lack of a better and cheesy word "deep." I don't know about the last two seasons, but I sure as hell enjoyed the first four. I recommend it for those who hate the stuff that's on TV nowadays.

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