The constant parent-child crises can be a bit much, but there were numerous other developments, including a two-part sexual whodunnit, Dawson embarking on his second movie (assisted by Rachael Leigh Cook in a sizzling guest appearance), Dawson's birthday party from hell, a vicious rumour that spreads through the high school, and the emotion-wringing finale.
The only bonus feature is a commentary track on the first and last episodes just as with the first season, though executive producer Paul Stupin is by himself rather than accompanied by creator Kevin Williamson. The interplay is missed, but Stupin enthusiastically offers a lot of information about how the cast had become celebrities by the second season and had to juggle other projects and random details and trivia. Stupin mentions how carefully he selected different pieces of music, which "would become forever part of our show." That's ironic because for this DVD set Stupin himself picked a lot of new music to replace the selections that originally aired, presumably because of the cost involved in securing the rights (a problem for many television DVD releases). A couple of episodes are unaltered, but others have had almost every song replaced. Newcomers to the series probably won't notice, but serious fans may want not want to tape over their video cassettes just yet. --David Horiuchi
For the unfortunate ones out there who having seen Dawson's Creek before, this second season follows the four leads from the first season; Joey, Dawson, Pacey, and Jen, and there families and friends. It also addds two new characters; Jack and Andie. To summarise the plot of the first season for newcomers: Dawson and Joey have been best friends since they were little, but Joey long since realised she loved him, then sophistacted Jen came into town, and swept Dawson off his feet leaving Joey feeling like second-fiddle. By adding slightly sex-obsessed Pacey, ex-NewYorker Jen, hyperverbal Andy, and shy-yet-deep-yet-sexy-yet(?) Jack, and all their baggage the show quickly becomes must-see television. I won't give away how the old season ends, because that gives away the start of the new season, but you should be able to pick it up. Highlights of the season include, in my eyes, Paceys moments in the final episode, when Jack finally gets into the limelight close to the middle of the season, with a story bound to impress (which, for those who have heard what happens, is done full justice by both the actors and the shows producers/creators etc.Read more ›