As the remnants of the TomKat break up are scraped off the carpet, we thought it was about time we all took a quick breather.
So, we invite you to join us at a time and place, that was happier, sweeter and more… wholesome. That place is Dawson’s Creek.
Dawson and his gang galloped onto our screens in 1998. (Remember 1998? Tencel jeans, bandanas, snap pants, rubber bracelets? Those were the days…)
Together, we struggled through the nail biting moments of Jen’s teenage pregnancy, swooned at Pacey’s oh-so-funny jokes, and chucked stuff at the TV as Joey Potter yet again rowed across a freaking lake in the freezing cold and climbed rickety ladders just to see that daggy Dawson fella.
Some of our favourite Dawson’s Creek moments [post continues below gallery]:
And when the times get tough – it’s nice to remember those moments. In fact, Katie Holmes herself could learn a lot from the eternally optimistic, albeit slightly naive Joey Potter.
The fine folk over at Refinery29 have done their homework and re-watched the series and selected some choice quotes. As they point out – Tom Cruise ain’t no Pacey Witter – but we agree that some of these lines could (and perhaps should) be uttered by Katie right now.
Joey: “So what? If I want to be with you, I’m supposed to just throw all of my previous life experience out the window? I’m supposed to just stop being who I am?”
Season Six, Episode 23
Joey: “Imagine that, Pacey. We actually have something in common… Providing gossip for the small-minded townsfolk. And unfortunately for you, you’re tonight’s top story.”
Season One, Episode Six