I thought I’d try something a little different today. While there were SO many great books from my younger days, let’s not forget the awesome TV shows that came on! Back in the 90s/early 2000s, the WB (back before it was called the CW) was THE channel for all things teen. I practically worshiped at the WB, scheduling my evenings around particular shows.
One of the first shows I remember watching on the WB and really getting into was Dawson’s Creek.
If you’ve never seen or heard of Dawson’s Creek, I’m sure it’s because you’ve been living under a rock. DC tells the story of four (sometimes 5) teenagers dealing with life, growing up, and sex. Sex, sex, sex. Best thing about the show? NO ONE ACTUALLY HAS SEX!
Well, except Pacey… because Pacey’s a pimp (direct quote from a high school friend).
Anywho… What I think I like best about this show and remember it for is that it’s about normal teenagers. They’re not glamorous NYC prep school kids. There’s no paranormal vampires or ghosts. The kids in Dawson’s Creek are just your average, normal, 28-year-old-looking teenagers who are faced with real problems. And those problems were dealt with in practically normal ways. Jen’s drinking, Jack being gay, Pacey shacking up with his English teacher, Joey’s mom being dead, Dawson’s pansy crying…
Seriously, if you want a real blast from the past, check out this show. It’s super cheesy, the kids talk way smarter than normal 15 year olds should be, the 90s clothing is TERRIBLE… but if you can get past that, then it’s super. Really, really super!