I’ve spent the last few months, both covid and life induced, getting re-acquainted with old loves.
Old TV shows. Old friends.
Just recently, something dropped on Netflix.
Sure, I have the ENTIRE DVD BOX SET at home.
But with our DVD player playing up, I kinda have to depend on Netflix for going back in time…
Today, feeling sorely and under the weather, I happily lapped up Dawson’s and friends!
That is, Dawson, Joey, Pacey and Jen. But I bet you knew that, because I bet you’ve watched it too, right?
I don’t know if this is just a ‘me’ thing, a ‘SmikG’ thing, but I watch and read things, and am usually casually without much effort, heavily critiquing and analysing the plot/characters/conflicts/dramas etc.
(You too? 🙄🤣)
So while I was happily enjoying the walk down memory lane tonight with Season 1 ep 1…
I was noticing the strong teenage themes already present in Scene 1.
Scene 2 grabs you when, well a seeming ‘monster’ grabs Joey from her sunning position on the deck, and pulls her into the water.
Cue, ‘ok, Dawson is a budding film-maker.’
Then, HELLO! Blonde girl arrives, grabbing Dawson’s (and our attention).
And there within the first few scenes, we know that Joey is secretly crushing on Dawson, he’s crushing on Jen, Jen has some weird thing going on at her grandma’s along with her mysterious past, and Pacey has set his sights on some new older woman in town who turns out to be his teacher…
And throw in some coming-of-age themes, lots of sex talk (cue Dawson walking in on his parents doing it on the coffee table) and suspicions of extra-martial affairs, and you have a hell of a lot of drama and conflicting intentions happening there!
Welcome to my film school. This all happens so naturally in my head.
Not taking notes. Really I’m not…
Anyway, I love these guys. And I’m excited about getting back to my creek roots.