I dunno about you but I kinda grew up watching…
That was about the time I was in high school and even up to my junior years in University…
The main characters: (L-R) Jen Lindley, Dawson Leery, Pacey Witter, Joey Potter
The series is known for the verbosity and complexity of the dialogue between its teenaged characters—who commonly demonstrate vocabulary and cultural awareness that went beyond the scope of the average high school student, yet that is combined with an emotional immaturity and self-absorption reflecting actual teens – wiki
It was the unique relationship going on between the two characters, Dawson & Joey, that got me hooked on the series…
At night (and sometimes during the day too), she would climb into his bedroom through his bedroom window, and they would share a bed and totally not make out but instead watch movies together all the while criticising the film and talking about everything under the sun and yet you could just tell that they had unspoken feelings for each other, which was quite agonizing to watch sometimes…and I think those feelings were never really dealt with in the show either. And they remained just best friends?! Darn it.
Strangely, after Dawson’s Creek, no one knows what happened to the cast…
Well, except for Joey getting hitched to one of the most sought-after male actors in Holywood…Shame on you if you don’t know that I’m talking about Mrs Tom Cruise aka Katie Holmes aka Josephine “Joey” Potter in Dawson’s Creek…
And then I stumbled unto this very recent article by Los Angeles Times on 10 of the cast members…
It was good to know that the actors playing the characters of a series I loved are alive and kicking (some better than the others) and here were my fave actors, all grown up:-
James Van Der Beek
You knew him as: Dawson Leery, the Steven Spielberg-obsessed/Joey Potter-soul-mate protagonist of “Dawson’s Creek.”
Now you know him as: Dawson Leery, the Steven Spielberg-obsessed/Joey Potter-soul-mate protagonist of “Dawson’s Creek.”
Where you’ll see him next: Van Der Beek occasionally shows up in guest spots on television shows — he recently played an obnoxious advertiser on “Ugly Betty.” This year, he has a small part in the film “Boy in the Box” with Josh Lucas.
Now you know her as: Mrs. Tom Cruise, the girl with the golden haircut, mother of Suri and a recently announced new Armani line. She occasionally still acts, but that seems marginal.
Where you’ll see her next: Some (but not too many) just saw her in “Mad Money” with Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton. She’s currently in pre-production for a movie called “The Other Side” with Woody Harrelson and Jason Lee.
Now you know him as: Despite having made a bunch of movies since his days on “Dawson’s,” starred alongside Patrick Stewart in a successful play in London’s West End, and gotten in a fight with a security guard while drunk, Jackson is still best known as the good-natured class clown Pacey Witter.
Where you’ll see him next: Jackson stars in the horror film “Shutter” opening this weekend. He’s also rumored to be playing Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher (the newspaper detective character that Chevy Chase made popular) in a new installment of the franchise — “Fletch Won” — slated to come out in 2009.
Now you know her as: Oscar-nominated actress for her role in “Brokeback Mountain,” bereaved ex of Heath Ledger.
Where you’ll see her next: Starring in a host of movies with high-profile costars. In 2008, she has four films scheduled for release including “Incendiary” with Ewan McGregor; “Deception” with Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman; the Charlie Kaufman film “Synecdoche, New York” with Philip Seymour Hoffman; and “Mammoth” with Gael Garcia Bernal.
And one of my fave scene in the entire series which I remember till now is this:
Joey singing “On My Own” by Les Miserables at a Pageant, and you can tell it’s about Dawson (everything always is about him)
I absolutely adored her (so you can imagine I was happy when she landed Mr Cruise 😉 )…and I love that song!!!
Well…that was certainly a trip down memory lane…
Next: Beverly Hills 90210 hahaha…maybe 😉