In the peaceful coastal New England town of Capeside, Massachusetts, Dawson Leery, a 15-year-old film buff, lives a fantasy life of movies and filmmaking with his lifelong friends, tomboy Josephine "Joey" Potter and the outgoing and clownish Pacey Witter. On the day before starting the new school year as a sophomore, Dawson meets and falls for newcomer Jennifer "Jen" Lindley who arrives from New York City into the house next door to Dawson's to help her grandmother care for her invalid grandfather. Dawson's new bonding with Jen makes Joey slightly jealous which comes out during a movie outing with her, Dawson, Pacey and Jen. Meanwhile, Pacey finds himself growing in love with a new mystery woman that comes to town, Tamara Jacobs, who turns out to be the new English teacher at Capeside High School. Also, Dawson tries to get into Capeside High's film class, but is denied for being a sophomore. Written by
Did You Know?
never really rowed the boat. The boat was pulled by a rope that remained out of focus by the camera. See more
In the first episode, the first sign that we see says Capeside High, Home of the Wildcats and it is in black and orange but a mere five seconds later, if you look carefully, you can see students walk past another sign that clearly says Capeside High, Home of the Minutemen and the colors are blue and yellow, as are the jackets of the jocks throwing the football around. See more
We're growing up, that's all. I mean even Spielberg outgrew his Peter Pan syndrome.