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Dawson's Creek 

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

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Kevin Williamson
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
James Van Der Beek ...  Dawson Leery 128 episodes, 1998-2003
Katie Holmes ...  Joey Potter 128 episodes, 1998-2003
Michelle Williams ...  Jen Lindley 128 episodes, 1998-2003
Joshua Jackson ...  Pacey Witter 128 episodes, 1998-2003
Mary Beth Peil ...  Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan 128 episodes, 1998-2003
Kerr Smith ...  Jack McPhee 113 episodes, 1998-2003
Mary-Margaret Humes ...  Gail Leery 93 episodes, 1998-2003
Nina Repeta ...  Bessie Potter 88 episodes, 1998-2003
John Wesley Shipp ...  Mitch Leery 83 episodes, 1998-2001
Meredith Monroe ...  Andie McPhee / ... 69 episodes, 1998-2003
Busy Philipps ...  Audrey Liddell 46 episodes, 2001-2003
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(128 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michelle Williams (Jennifer Lindley) and Kerr Smith (Jack McPhee) appeared in an episode of Baywatch (1989). See more »

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Mic packs being worn by the actors are occasionally visible. See more »

Quotes

Jen: Do you remember when you were ten and your Mom wouldn't get you that candy bar that you really, really wanted? Didn't you ever just... swipe it?
Dawson: No.
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Alternate Versions

Paula Cole's "I Don't Want to Wait" was the theme song originally used during the broadcast of the show. However on the US region 1 DVDs this song is only used for the first two seasons. The subsequent seasons use Jann Arden's "Run Like Mad" See more »


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by Paula Cole
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Phenomenal show.
19 September 2012 | by erick-alixSee all my reviews

Dawson's Creek is an outstanding show and it has so many amazing aspects. The script is beautifully written and keeps the audience entertained with well developed dialogue. The cinematography is beautiful and consistent from episode to episode. The actors had a natural chemistry that made the show so much more enjoyable to watch. The show is extremely addicting and is relatable to the average everyday teen. Kevin Williams uses the cliff hanger strategy often and effectively to keep the audience thinking and guessing what'll happen next. Just a great show in general that has taught me some valuable lessons about friendship and love and family values. Many of the events that happen in the show I have personally experienced and i'm sure I am not the only one who can relate and that is what made the show so impactful with me.


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