Dawson’s Creek Gives You Butterflies

Doug:
Is she pretty?

Pacey:
Yeah, she is pretty. She is very very pretty. She’s actually the kind of pretty that gives you butterflies, you know what I mean?

Doug:
Ah, yeah…never lose the butterflies.

Pacey:
What?

Doug:
You maybe ask what sucks most about getting older. Somewhere along the line you just…lost the butterflies…

While feeling ill and waiting for my covid result, I watched Dawson’s Creek. The nostalgia effect helped me a lot. Pre-social media teenage show that gives you different nostalgia in a good way, and it feels like I’m watching it for the very first time. I was 15 when I first watched it, but what do I know then? I just want to see who’s with who and didn’t care how beautiful it was written.

My obsession with Joey Potter and Pacey Witter’s love story makes me happy in all parts of my body. It made me forget to become paranoid and made me check all the covid symptoms online that I might be having. My covid result is negative, by the way. Whew! And I feel a lot better now, not a hundred percent but still okay.

I remember back in high school because we didn’t have channel 23, I had to wait every Saturday and go to our neighbor’s house or uncle’s house just to watch this series. I learned on my birthday it’s on Netflix, guys! Yay! Wonderfully, in terms of digital streaming, we are progressing!

Some episodes made me cringe— Joey’s family being the talk of the town because she has an unwed pregnant sister to a black guy. Just like Jen Lindley said, people with a “small-town mentality”. Then there’s Gramps pushing her religious beliefs to her granddaughter (but Gramps character development did a whole 360 degrees turn, and you’ll find yourself loving her throughout the show). Also, Jack being gay was a big issue for his dad, which can happen 23 years ago living in a small village where you know almost everybody’s background stories. Just made you wonder, in another 23 years what kind of things that happening today that we will also look back on, and say, “Boy, we were in a bad place before, and what are we in a bad place right now.”

Dawson’s Creek gave us the first “passionate” kiss between two men in primetime television history.

Sadly, Netflix didn’t include their iconic opening song but did manage to add it onto the last 2 episodes of the season finale.

It was probably one of the best pilot episodes I had ever seen and watching it feels like I am a teenage girl again.

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