I don't know how many of you watched Dawson's Creek when you were growing up, but it is an iconic teen drama from late 90s early 2000s that had a huge following, so chances are some of you watched the coming-of-age drama. You don't have to admit it if you don't want to! I'm not going to admit it.
The series ended in 2003 and after fifteen years, the cast has reunited for the first time since the show went on the air. Entertainment Weekly got several of the cast members back together for the 20th Anniversary of when the series premiered, which was in 1998.
The actors in attendance include Katie Holmes (Joey Potter), James Van Der Beek (Dawson Leery), Joshua Jackson (Pacey Witter), Michelle Williams (Jen Lindley), Busy Phillips (Audrey Liddell), Kerr Smith (Jack McPhee), Meredith Monroe (Andie McPhee), and Mary Beth Peil (Evelyn “Grams” Ryan). Creator Kevin Williamson (Scream) also joined in on the fun.
It's kinda cool seeing all of these actors back together again after all these years. I'm a sucker for TV reunions like this... even for shows that I didn't watch; they get together and reminisce about old times and share stories from their time on the series and what it meant to them. You can watch a video of them discussing these things below.
When talking about the series, Greg Berlanti (Riverdale), who was a showrunner on the series, said:
"It was really wholesome and it was really Americana. I think if people want a perfect snapshot of what it was like to come of age in the ’90s and be a young person in that moment, Dawson’s will always be a time capsule of that."
Michelle Williams added:
“I loved that we were able to get in there in those formative years for people. That’s why people, I think, are so connected to it. When something affects you while you were growing up, it kind of stays in there forever. When you’re so permeable and open and trying to figure out who you are and what’s going on, whatever reaches you in those moments really becomes part of you.”
If you're interested in watching Dawson's Creek, or want to rewatch, because I know so many of you already have... the entire series is on Hulu. For the record, I never thought I would ever have a reason to write an article about Dawson's Creek on the site. I can now check that off my bucket list.