Dawson's creek--really bad

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Ian J. Ball

Jan 21, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/21/98

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In article <5$lx.2188$Dk.2...@news.internetMCI.com>, "Brad Dancer"
<wtt...@tapscan.com> wrote:

> Lisa or Jeff wrote in message <6a3s2a$f...@netaxs.com>...
> >As a Buffy fan, I decided to check out the Dawson's Creek that followed
> >and had been hyped to death in the last few months.
> >
> >It was really bad, really bad. Totally unbelievable.
> >
> >The only redeeming factor is all the characters are very hot to
> >look at. Katie Holmes is adorable.

Really? From recent media reports, I was beginning to think I might hate
this show as much as I hate "My So-Called Life" or "Ally McBeal".

Instead, I ended up liking it a lot more than I though I would...

> >Katie Holmes is adorable.

Indeed... <evil grin>

> Jeez, I didn't think it was that bad. It could certainly use some work, it
> was a little silly, but it has potential to be interesting.

I actually will sign off on this, in agreement. :)

> I certainly
> can't relate to any of the characters (what kind of high school in the
> middle of nowhere has a film theory class? - did I miss something in high
> school?), but that may because I'm not 15 anymore.

Hmmm... Let me put a different spin on this: I *can* relate to the
*characters*, but I can't relate to the *circumstances*. I liked all of
the characters to certain degrees, though I obviously liked Dawson and
Joey more than Jen or Pacey (but aren't you supposed to?!).

But a 40 year old teacher going after a fifteen year old? Another teacher
belting him in a theater?! Jen taunting her grandmother like she did?
Joey's pregnant unmarried sister (and guardian!)?

Seems highly unbelievable to me...

> I did get sick of hearing all the trendy music put in to grab people's
> attention.

Neither did I. Musical 'vignettes' have been so misused in TV since "Miami
Vice" that I actually think they should stop using them all together.

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