say goodnight, not goodbye

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The series finale of Dawson’s Creek was the first DVD I ever bought.  Seriously.  It was used and on Amazon for like $9 and it came with a heinously water-damaged insert, though the disc itself was intact.

That DVD has paid for itself about ten times over, my friends, mangled insert and everything.

I just watched it once again after marathoning season 3 this past week and it was as cheesy, lame, heartbreaking and beautiful as ever.  I JUST LOVE IT.

Like my favorite quote from Dawson:

It’s interesting how people use that expression, “life and death.”  As if to imply that life is the opposite of death.  Birth is the opposite of death.  Life…has no opposite.

Deep stuff, Mr. Leery.  Real deep.

Because of the sadness of Jen, the happy ending of Jack and Deputy Doug, the mending of fences between Dawson and Joey/Pacey and the fact that Joey actually ended up with Pacey for real, for real, for real, these have always been two of my favorite hours of television, even if they do make me sob like a pathetic weirdo.

Now, I hear from my mom that thousands of people across the city of Providence are without power from the storm, so I better get started watching Youtube montages of Pacey and Joey set to emo songs before I too am without electricity and have to do something lame with my time, you know, like read a book or something.

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Pacey Witter: An Acrostic Poem in Rhyming Couplets (and one Triad)

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Perfect in every way? Maybe not but I love him

An underachiever, rife with vigor and vim

Constantly criticized by all, always making him weary

Even treated like crap by his “best friend” Dawson Leery

Yet he’s perceptive, loyal, and funny through the drama

Wit and kind heart unscathed by the trauma

In and out of relationships with girls who were crazy

Tamara Jacobs, his teacher then that Andie McPhee

That’s okay, because they lead him to his love, Joey Potter

(Even though Dawson tries to ruin it, that self-obsessed rotter)

Reunited in the finale because Pacey’s way hotter!

I remember everything…

(P.S. I wasn’t going to write anything else about how obnoxious Dawson is, but we’re 9 episodes into season 1 here at DC-Rewatching HQ and Joey has all but told Dawson that she loves him in an awkward scene of public crying during a Saturday detention, leaving out only the words “I LOVE YOU” to make the confession complete.  Following that she has since drunkenly kissed him and Pacey has explicitly stated to Dawson that Joey is “ass-backwards” in love with him and HE STILL DOESN’T REALIZE THAT JOEY  IS IN LOVE WITH HIM!!!  He. Is. The. Worst.)

 

Creek Week

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So Dawson’s Creek is streaming on Neflix.  FINALLY.

Okay, so, sure – I own my two favorite seasons and the series finale on DVD and I’ve seen the whole series way-more-times-than-once before. There is just something so enticing about any streaming TV series, and it has been a couple years since I have given the Creek the all-consuming attention it so richly deserves.

For a second I became possessed with the idea of using this website as naught but a vehicle to live-blog literally the ENTIRE SERIES.  I am still kind of drawn to that most-likely egregious idea, but I think instead I’ll just have the one Creek Week and be done with it.

Here are my thoughts on the pilot, though:

1 – SPIELBERG, Dawson?  Really?  Spielberg.  I mean, Jurassic Park is awesome, so’s Indiana J, but REALLY?  Really?  Spielberg.  Spielberg?  BOO.

2 – In a related note, Dawson’s just the worst.  His stupid smug-face, “Passion – pure unbridled passion”, his awful haircut and his lame-as-shit necklaces.  And don’t even get me started on his over-sized wardrobe and those heinous khakis.

3 – THIS SHOW IS TOTALLY MY ADOLESCENCE!

4 – Songs contained within this episode include Tub Thumping by Chumbawumba, As I Lay Me Down by Sophie B. Hawkins and I’ll Stand By You by the Pretenders.  Talk about preserving my 1990s in a 42 minute microcosm, eh?

5 – Jen Lindley, I did not give you any credit for being super-cool when I was 14- in fact, I kind of hated you and said mean things about you. I still feel incredibly bad about that, even though you are not and never have been a real person with feelings or consciousness.

6 – Tamaaaaaaara is like my least favorite character ever.  She cray-cray.

7 – Pacey, Pacey, Pacey, Pacey.

 

Seriously, Pacey.

That is all.

(Except for I am watching episode 2 and Dawson just said the phrase, “It will be a John Travolta night of interpretive expression.  You see, this way we can dance and our feet will never have to move,” with total earnestness and I HATE HIM.)