The thing I loved about the DVD commentaries from Dawson’s Creek was that the producer would say things like, “this story did not work out.” “We screwed this up.” I wish more TPTB would do that. Granted, all of that is probably easier given that the show was over.
I miss TWOP so much right now, I really want to read ahead and find out what happens in this episode. I remember basics, but you know. When your memory is basically “Dawson’s a complete ass.” (Oh, it was not the plot I was thinking. PS Dawson was a complete ass.)
I remembered the show was sexist and Dawson was a douche but WOW, I was not prepared for how very very illustrative of rape culture the first season was. Or that Dawson was such a budding meninist.
Also, ugh, Pacey’s horrible haircut. And I’ve realized that what bugs about Jen is that her brows seem overplucked. This is important stuff. I can look past the horrible clothes, but really, brows are so important.
Here we are at ep 7. Foreshadowing a plenty while Joey and Dawson argue and Dawson states a disturbingly close to MRA ideal of how women are and the foreshadowing is that Dawson says you don’t see me and Pacey fighting over a girl!