Dawson's Creek

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Name: Dawson's Creek
Abbreviation(s): DC
Creator: Kevin Williamson
Date(s): 1998-2003
Medium: TV series
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Official Site, wikipedia
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Dawson's Creek is a teen drama which ran on The WB from January 1998 to May 2003.


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.[1]


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.[2] The series had three different showrunners over the course of the series, with creator Kevin Williamson helming the first two seasons.


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 extreme in the episodes where he is jealous of Pacey. These moves arguably effectively ended the ships Andie/Pacey and Dawson/Joey.


Jen Lindley/Joey Potter Jenoey Jen Lindley Joey Potter
Andie McPhee/Joey Potter Jodie Andie McPhee Joey Potter
Andie McPhee/Jen Lindley Jandie Andie McPhee Jen Lindley
Andie McPhee/Gretchen Witter Grandie Andie McPhee Gretchen Witter

Dawson Leery/Jen Lindley Jawson Jen Lindley Dawson Leery
Dawson Leery/Joey Potter Doey, DJo Dawson Leery Joey Potter
Pacey Witter/Andie McPhee Pandie Pacey Witter Andie McPhee
Joey Potter/Jack McPhee Joey Potter Jack McPhee
Pacey Witter/Jen Lindley Jacey Pacey Witter Jen Lindley
Joey Potter/Pacey Witter True Love, Poey Joey Potter Pacey Witter
Dawson Leery/Nikki Green Dawson Leery Nikki Green
Dawson Leery/Gretchen Witter Witty Dawson Leery Gretchen Witter
Andie McPhee/Will Krudski Andie McPhee Will Krudski
Jen Lindley/Henry Parker Jenry Jen Lindley Henry Parker

Dawson Leery/Pacey Witter Jawcey, Pawson Dawson Leery Pacey Witter
Jack McPhee/Ethan Brody Jack McPhee Ethan Brody
Jack McPhee/Doug Witter Joug Jack McPhee Doug Witter
Pacey Witter/Jack McPhee Pacey Witter Jack McPhee
Dawson Leery/Jack McPhee Dawson Leery Jack McPhee


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Notes and references

  1. Sony Official Site
  2. Series Finale DVD commentary