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Set in and around the town of Capeside, Dawson's Creek tells the story of four friends making the journey from adolescence to adulthood. Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek), Joey Potter (Katie Holmes), and Pacey Witter (Joshua Jackson) have all been friends since they were little. When Jennifer Lindley (Michelle Williams), a mysterious girl with a troubled past, moves from New York to their small town, she joins with the other teens to make a foursome that will stay together through thick and thin. The series had three different showrunners over the 6 seasons, with creator Kevin Williamson helming the first two seasons.
Fandom discourse over the lov triangle in Season 1 pretty immediately took off, to the extent that a whole website was made dedicated to hating Jen for coming between Dawson and Joey, called 'IHateJen.com' (later at a new url, dawsons.creek.com).
Some fans have argued that the character of Andie was sabotaged in Season 3, with her cheating on Pacey as well as the SATs, and that Dawson was turned into an entitled jerk in the episodes where he is jealous of Pacey. These moves arguably effectively ended the ships Andie/Pacey and Dawson/Joey.
In recent years, nostalgic fans of the series have shown an increasing dislike for Dawson, often citing him as "the worst" due to his dogged pursuit of Jen early on, his growing entitlement over Joey in later episodes and the way he treated his friends. These fans are usually Pacey/Joey shippers who worship Pacey.
Fans were also incredibly upset by Jen's death in the finale, believing she deserved a better ending.
Characters and Pairings
In terms of shipping, the endgame couples for the series were Pacey/Joey and Jack/Doug. Andie, Dawson and Jen did not have romantic conclusions. Williamson originally intended for Dawson/Joey and Andie/Pacey to end up together when the creator returned to write the two-part series finale.
|Andie x Gretchen||Andie McPhee/Gretchen Witter||Femslash|
|Andie x Jen||Andie McPhee/Jen Lindley||Femslash|
|Andie x Joey||Andie McPhee/Joey Potter||Femslash|
|Andie x Will||Andie McPhee/Will Krudski||Het|
|Dawcey||Dawson Leery/Pacey Witter||Slash|
|Dawson x Jack||Dawson Leery/Jack McPhee||Slash|
|Dawson x Nikki||Dawson Leery/Nikki Green||Het|
|DJen||Dawson Leery/Jen Lindley||Het|
|Dawson Leery/Joey Potter||Het|
|Gretchson||Dawson Leery/Gretchen Witter||Het|
|Jack x Doug||Jack McPhee/Doug Witter||Slash|
|Jack x Joey||Joey Potter/Jack McPhee||Gen|
|Jack x Tobey||Jack McPhee/Tobey Barrett||Slash|
|Jen x Joey||Jen Lindley/Joey Potter||Femslash|
|Jen/Pacey||Jen Lindley/Pacey Witter||Het|
|Jenry||Jen Lindley/Henry Parker||Het|
|McBrody||Jack McPhee/Ethan Brody||Slash|
|Pacey x Jack||Pacey Witter/Jack McPhee||Slash|
|Pacey x Will||Pacey Witter/Will Krudski||Slash|
|Pandie||Andie McPhee/Pacey Witter||Het|
Jacey (gen z)
|Joey Potter/Pacey Witter||Het|
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