Dawson’s Creek The Most Cringe-Worthy Show That I Cant Stop Binge Watching Over And Over.

Sapphire King
6 min readFeb 7, 2021

Dawson’s Creek is a coming of age teen drama mostly based, as the title states, on one of the main character’s (Dawson’s) Creek. It follows bestfriends Dawson, Joey, Jen, and Pacey as they maneuver through love, heartbreak, and making it out of their small coastal Massachusetts town. The show begins with the 4 entering into high school and ends with them figuring life out during/after college.

Each character brought life into this show and that’s what I absolutely love about it. They are all relatable, flawed, and trying to figure life out with the cards that have been handed to them.

Brief Character Breakdown Dawson

The dreamer who lived in the clouds more than reality. From the start to the end he knew that he wanted to be a director just like Steven Spielberg. Out of the other character’s he was the one with the most functional home life. He had a beautiful two story home on the lake with two parents who supported and loved him. They did have their share of issues such as infidelity, divorce, and death but they made sure Dawson was their number one priority no matter what. While great, it also ended up being his biggest down fall. Dawson ended up being spoiled into thinking the whole world revolved around him. He felt that every thing should fall into place perfectly like in movies. He wanted his friends, family, and relationships to always be a perfect scene, no cut, and when he realized it wasn’t reality he was completely broken.

“I wanted to write about falling in love and why it can’t last, but at the same time how it last’s forever”



The young tomboy who is smart and passionate about what she believes in. Joey’s life was tumultuous at the least. Her mother died of cancer, her father was sent to prison for drug trafficking and she was raised by her sister who was shunned in their small town for being in a relationship with an African American man. All of this went down before the poor girl was 13. Yet through it all Joey was a hard worker who didn’t believe in handouts. She still graduated as valedictorian and went on to go to…