Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'm a Creeker.

I've been on a Dawson's Creek kick for quite a while now, and it has been such a blast blowing through each season. I get so wrapped up in this little show that I have to pull myself back to reality and tell myself that Capeside, MA does not really exist, so I need to get off of Travelocity.com and quit planning a trip up there.

In my mind, it does exist and all of my favorite people are still living there. Dawson, Joey, Pacey, Jenn, Gran, Jack and the rest.

There is something about this show that drives me crazy, though. It's the love triangle between Dawson, Joey and Pacey. Now, it's not the actual triangle that makes me bananas, it's my stance on the whole thing. One minute, I'm rooting for Dawson and the next minute, I'm pulling for Pacey. Basically, I am the mind of Joey Potter.

First you have Dawson. They are soul mates. They know each and every little thing about the other, are best friends, and do not know and can not fathom life outside of the other. Dawson puts everyone before himself and is the ultimate romantic. I love how dreamy he makes everything seem. He is an absolute idealist and to him, nothing is out of his reach. He is the definition of dependability.

Then you have Pacey. He's an adventure. He says what he thinks and is the life of the party. He is one giant mystery and once you think you have him figured out, he does something to surprise you. When he falls in love, he jumps in full force and there's no looking back. He is ornery, hilarious and super sweet - but a different sweet than Dawson.

Joey seems to be perfect with each of them, but for totally different reasons.

I am currently in the middle of season 4, and just when I thought I had settled on Pacey being "the one" for Joey, Dawson did something so sweet that it made me cry. Yes, I cry over decade old teen dramas. It's the Dawson in me.

So, fellow Creekers, what are your thoughts? Who (regardless of what happened in the finale) do YOU think belongs with Joey Potter? Dawson - Pacey.

Discuss!

Please. I need some "Creek Talk" in my life. I'm about to make Husby crazy with it.

41 comments:

  1. This cracks me up because I've never even seen an episode.

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  2. When this show was on TV, I had a friend who would spend EVERY Thursday night at my house, so that we could watch DC together!! LOVED IT!! Haven't watched it since. Joey belongs with Dawson!!!!!!

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  3. When I used to watch the show I was a Pacey fan 100%; I liked Dawson but could not stand how judgmental he was all of the time regarding how & hat others should do & act. Don't get me wrong I almost swayed a few times because of the sweetness of the whole start crossed lovers thing but through it all GO PACEY!!!

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  4. Lacey all the way!!!! I've seen every episode at least 5times. O ne of my absolute favorite TV shows!! ( and I didn't start watching till it was off TV already.

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  5. I would love to rewatch Dawson's Creek! I absolutely loved that show. I remember watching the finale in my living room with about 30 of my sorority sisters. We were glued to the TV! For me, Pacey and Joey were perfect together. I was Team Pacey, for sure.

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  6. Ha! So funny you posted this. I have been watching DC off of netflix! I started with the first season. I used to watch it back in my high school days and I am watching them again. Love them!

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  7. I actually watched all of the seasons last year around this time so you are not alone! I watched it a couple of times when it was actually on tv but never completely finished it. BUT I have to say I always wanted her to be with Pacey. First off I thought he was so much cuter than Dawson but Dawson just didn't seem like the right guy for Joey.

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  8. I wanted her to be with Dawson all the way! I like Pacey, but Joey just belongs with Dawson.

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  9. I always like Pacey best, but I had that feeling that Dawson could also be "the one". It was a constant dilemma.
    I loved Pacey, though.

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  10. Pacey. I don't remember much of that show but I do remember I liked Pacey more than any other character. Plus, he's wicked cute!!!

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  11. I was really happy when Pacey ended up being with Joey. I think she and Dawson are too much alike in that they tend to be more pensive and overthink things. They would've driven one another crazy in the long run. Pacey brought a lightness to Joey and I really liked them as a couple!

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  12. One of the friends I watched with in college (when I was introduced to the show on DVD) hated Pacey so I joined him (yes, him, the big tough sports fan/ lover of a good chick flick) on the Dawson side.
    But ultimately I think Pacey is better for Joey. Sometimes we need to get away from the comfort of our childhood and be thrown into adventures. I think Pacey is one of Joeys adventures. Plus their first kiss just can't be beat.

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  13. Pacey!! I always thought Dawson was much too melodramatic.

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  14. I have always LOVED Pacey and Joey together. When I watched this show, I wanted to be Joey and I wanted to date Pacey. Not normal, I know. But Dawson just always made a better soul mate and best friend. I'm a firm believer that soul mates don't have to be romantically involved. So I am team Pacey :)

    Enjoy it!

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  15. Used to watch it but haven't for years. I have to say though that I often had the same dilemma. Back and forth, back and forth.

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  16. I always though Joey and Dawson belonged together!!! Just like I always thought Jo and Laurie belonged together in Little Women - I would still love to change that ending! (o:

    Haven't watched Dawson's Creek in ages!

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  17. Actually you CAN go visit the placwit was filmed. I belive it was filmed in Wilmington, NC. I have family that used to live there and I seem to recall that was the show being filmed there. So feel free to jump back onto google maps and plan a vacay! Lol

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  18. I LOVE Dawson's Creek! I spent so much of my teenage life wrapped up in that drama. I definitely think Joey belongs with Pacey! Dawson and Joey were great as best friends, but Pacey was the love!! Just thinking about all those episodes leading up to Joey and Pacey getting together makes me want to bust out my DVDs tonight!

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  19. I am Team Pacey ALL the way! Dawson annoys me and I just think Pacey and Joey are perfect for each other!

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  20. I never got into Dawson's Creek when it was on normal tv time. However, I really got into the reruns in high school. Not sure what happened, but I just liked it all of a sudden! I loved Dawson! He was always someone that appealed more to me than Pacey because he's more my "type". But I can see how Joey looked good with both of them. In the end I always wanted Joey to get back with Dawson.

    I don't think I was as sucked in to this show as I was/am with Gilmore Girls. One ticket to Stars Hallow, please! And throw one in for my mom and sis because they love it just as much as I do!

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  21. Pacey! Because Pacey always put her comfort and happiness first. His main goal was to make her comfortable and at ease. Dawson spent too much time criticizing her and weeping. Way too much weeping.

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  22. At the beginning of the show when they were all still in high school, I wanted Dawson and Joey together. As it went on though, it became apparent that they were just too good of friends and too much alike for them to be anything more than friends. Like someone else said, they would have driven each other crazy. I was rooting for Pacey most definitely. Love him! You can go to Wilmington, NC and see where Dawson's Creek was filmed. I have a friend who went there with her husband for their vacation a few years ago and loved it.

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  23. I think Dawson was too much a goody goody... Pacey wins!
    So funny because I just re-watched this whole series while home on maternity leave!

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  24. I loved that show! I always thought Joey belonged with Dawson!! I had never watched Gilmore Girls, and I have borrowed all the seasons from my cousin, and am in the second to last season and I am so sad it is almost over! But it sure has been nice to watch almost 7 seasons in 8 months instead of 7 years!!

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  25. I have to admit...when I was actually watching the show, I was the same way. I was very wishy washy, however there always seemed to be something that clicked with Pacey; there was always some reason that I was pulling for him to get LOVE in the end.
    Years later, I know exactly why I internally sided with Pacey. I am VERY much a female version of Pacey in real life. Almost 6 years ago, I married my best friends ex-boyfriend. Hubby and I got together a few weeks after he and "Joey" ended things (luckily their relationship wasnt as long standing as Dawson & Joey's though.) I was terrified and very often sick over the 'situation' that I put myself in. Hubby and I hit some bumps in the road because of it..."Joey" and I had some VERY rough times over it. But in the end, we all came through it. And I can say I am happier than ever being a real life, FEMALE "Pacey" and...I am a very proud GodMother to "Joey's" gorgeous little boy!

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  26. I have never watched an episode but here's my observation:

    Joey is a boy's name
    Pacey is a girl's name

    In my world. Just saying. So, I was very confused.

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  27. Dawson's Creek for LIFE! God, I love it. Pacey is my main man!

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  28. I watched the ENTIRE series. TWICE.
    I like Joey with Pacey. Personally, I don't think she REALLY appreciated all that Dawson did for her. I mean, he. worshiped. the. ground. she. walked. on. They just needed to remain friends.

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  29. Ooh, I loved this show when it was on! I was always a Pacey-Joey person. I can't really put my finger on why though.

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  30. wow. this is truly a tough question! I always rooted for Pacey, but I felt Dawson was "meant to be." So I too was conflicted. In the end, I still have a crush on Pacey- so Pacey is my final answer.
    By the way... Dawson's was filmed where I went to collage. And I am in the episode when they go to prom on the boat (that was super fun to be at! but the boys kissed for the first time and that was gross. and 1 of the actors was throwing up the whole time just thinking about doing it.)
    also I was in the first college episode- at the radio station and in the dorm. super fun to be on the "inside".
    love and Miss Capeside!!

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  31. Team Pacey, forever and always.

    :) :)

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  32. Oh.my.word. You are cracking me up! This makes me want to start watching all over again. I used to LIVE for that show. And it's Dawson all the way!

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  33. This post totally makes me want to rewatch every episode of Dawson's Creek! This is a super tough choice, but I vote for Pacey!

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  34. Ok I love Dawsons Creek so much I did plan a trip there! It was filmed in Wilmington NC and I went there just because of the show. They sell shirts still and have maps of some of the places filming took place. Although some are very identifiable on their own! My husband thought I was nuts but I just lose myself in that show. I have a few other classic shows or movies that I watch and sure enough I always want to visit where they are filmed because you just can't convince me that I may not run into Dawson!

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  35. Ahh I love Dawson's Creek!!! I've seen every episode probably multiple times, but not for years. I am just like you, though! I can't decide if I want Joey to be with Pacey or Dawson. I keep going from one to the other. But in the end, I think Pacey wins out for me a little bit. Dawson was just too emotional. I thought Pacey was a little more masculine and also seemed like an adventure, so I like him just a bit better :-) Joey always seemed a little bit like she was settling when she was with Dawson.

    I love this analyzing fictional characters :-) it makes me want to watch the whole series again! haha

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  36. So, I've never seen this show, but after reading this post and all of the comments, I'm thinking I may have to Netflix it.

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  37. I, too, am completely obssessed with this show. I remember when it first came out my dad did not want me watching it because it showed two teenagers sleeping in the same bed. I used to be so torn about who Joey should have ended up with after the finale. The finale shocked me so very much, but when I started to think about it I could totally see why it ended it the way it did. Dawson and Pacey are, like you said, soul mates. They care deeply for each other and know each other like no one else. But Pacey and Joey are in love--crazy about each other kind of passionate love that I don't think Joey had with Dawson. I told my husband I wanted all seasons on DVD. For now, netflix will have to do!

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  38. This is so easy! Pacey, SWOON!

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  39. It appears i have never actually seen the end of this, how i used to love this series, and want to use long words and the music oh the music i just loved and and still think it was a awesome album, i might go and look how much the box set is, i think i stopped watching just before Jen died eekk x

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