Dawson's Creek: The Complete First Season The first year of Dawson's Creek , Kevin Williamson's groundbreaking teen drama, now seems positively tame. But at the time, the sexual density of "Creek"'s…
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Dawson's Creek: The Complete First Season (2003)

Dawson's Creek | UP A 'CREEK' Pacey, Joey, Dawson, and Jen their freshman year
Image credit: Dawson's Creek: Guy D'Alema
UP A 'CREEK' Pacey, Joey, Dawson, and Jen their freshman year

Details Release Date: Apr 01, 2003; DVD Release Date: Apr 01, 2003

The first year of Dawson's Creek, Kevin Williamson's groundbreaking teen drama, now seems positively tame. But at the time, the sexual density of ''Creek'''s story lines -- a love triangle between Dawson (James Van Der Beek), Joey (Katie Holmes), and Jen (Michelle Williams), as well as the love affair between Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and his teacher -- incited controversy. Viewers may have since OD'd on the many Dawson-Joey-Pacey entanglements -- hence the cancellation -- so it's refreshing to see the three when they were innocent, albeit confused, friends.

Extras include commentaries that reveal how 400 to 500 people (including a pre-Pacey Jackson) read for the part of Dawson before they settled on the lunk with the humongous head.

Originally posted Apr 08, 2003 Published in issue #704 Apr 11, 2003 Order article reprints