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Dawson's Creek: Season 1 (1998)

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A popular and cool teen soap about attractive, very self-aware young people in a Boston suburb (though it was filmed in North Carolina). Full of the clever pop-culture references that are a trademark of creator Kevin Williamson ('Scream'), who based it in part on his own experiences.

Cast

James Van Der Beek
as Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes
as Joey Potter
Michelle Williams
as Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson
as Pacey Witter
John Wesley Shipp
as Mitch Leery
Mary Beth Peil
as Evelyn "Grams" Ryan
Leann Hunley
as Tamara Jacobs
Dylan Neal
as Doug Witter
Nina Repeta
as Bessie Potter
Eion Bailey
as Billy Konrad
Obi Ndefo
as Bodie
Helen Baldwin
as Mitch Leery
Lori Rom
as Hannah Von Wedding
Cara Stoner
as Roberta Crump
David Blanchard
as The Killer
Gareth Williams
as Mr. Potter
Megahn Perry
as Mary Beth
Ian Bohen
as Anderson Crawford
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Critic Reviews for Dawson's Creek: Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Attractive as well as articulate, all these high schoolers qualify for some sort of advanced placement. They're easy to watch, just a little hard to believe.

February 3, 2015 | Full Review…

The characters are articulate and don't use "like" and "you know" to complete their thoughts. They're introspective and create critical dialogue to question their own relationships, their peers, and the world around them.

February 3, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Its leads are all highly appealing, and despite the utter precociousness of their pop-culture '90s-speak, their show proves an addictive drama with considerable heart.

February 3, 2015 | Full Review…
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Dawson's Creek offers a lesson in the dangers of overhype. But Mr. Williamson does seem to have written hit all over it.

February 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Dawson's Creek needs less cleverness and more emotional spark. As the 16-year-old in my house said after watching three episodes, "It's like My So-Called Life without the life."

February 3, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Dawson's Creek has as promising an introduction as any teen soap. The opening scene is remarkably efficient, introducing Spielberg, sex, and the central romance of the series, all in Kevin Williamson's snappy, pop-literate dialogue.

February 3, 2015 | Full Review…

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