Dawson's Creek

1998 NR 4 seasons

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Dawson's Creek

1998 NR 4 seasons
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This thought-provoking nighttime soap about a group of close-knit teens, led by dreamer Dawson Leery, frankly portrays the issues of adolescence that obsess young adults as they navigate through high school and college -- including sex, sex and sex.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6

Summary of Season 1 (1998) - 3 discs

The hit TV series focuses on teenagers Dawson Leery and Joey Potter, who've been friends since they were 5 years old and are trying to cope with the way their relationship is changing ... now that their hormones are raging.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Korean
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this series is all about teens who have a mature/adult vocabulary and general worldview (and quite the knack for pop culture references). As it follows them through high school and into college, the show deals with "typical" teen issues like sex, first loves, drinking, sexual orientation, depression, cheating in school, and parents' divorce. Of those, sex is probably one of the biggest themes; it's a frequent topic of discussion -- as well as action. Teens will likely find the characters' vocabulary, critical analysis, and maturity either inspiring or alienating.

Sexual Content

Sex is an ongoing, central issue throughout the series, and in its original run, the show had a bit of a racy reputation. Jen has a promiscuous past, and sex is taken seriously by all of the characters. Some episodes deal with teens losing their virginity. Both heterosexual and homosexual relationships are dealt with.

Violence

The rare fist-fght or car crash is used to teach an overall lesson.

Language

Relatively mild on the swearing front: "damn," "hell," "bitch," "ass," etc. More significant is the constant dialogue among the characters to work out issues or express feelings in a mature, articulate manner.

Social Behavior

The characters' talky nature promotes communication about the complications of adolescence. The teens' families also play important roles in helping them solve their problems, when needed.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasional teen drinking, but consequences and/or discipline is usually the result.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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