Dawson's Creek: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Dawson's Creek: Season 1 (1998)




Critic Consensus: Uncommonly articulate and introspective for their age, these Capeside high schoolers bring real heart to the first season of Dawson's Creek.


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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.


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 (11) | Top Critics (6)

It's overly dramatic, sometimes sappy, and you're eyes will probably roll more than once in each episode.

October 1, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Dawson's Creek...has for my money one of the best opening scenes of a pilot ever as it sums up beautifully the relationship of Joey and Dawson and then everything that follows falls right into place.

October 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

To this day, [the series'] shifting combinations of passion and ingenuity remain much appreciated.

October 2, 2018 | Full Review…

At least the show acknowledged a world beyond its fictional New England town, as well as what that world would expect of its characters.

October 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Three minutes in and it was clear that Joey was going to be everyone's new TV BFF...and rooting for her to get together with Dawson was going to be our new favorite pastime.

October 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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