But series six takes a turn for the different. The key characters aren't really interacting all that much (until the finale), previous cast add-ons have disappeared without mention (where is Oliver? the Capeside families?) and the new cast are plain poor. Emma's accent is cringe-inducingly awful and Eddie comes across condescending and with no obvious spark with Joey. Moreover, when did Audrey's character become strong enough to develop her own story-line? What are Jack Osbourne and No Doubt doing in Dawson's Creek?? And what is up with Pacey's facial hair???
All of the previous faults on other DVD releases of DC are present here too - the lack of the original music being a key detractor.
And yet, there are some real highlights to savour as well. Dawson's interaction with Todd is superb. Episode ten, back in Capeside for Christmas is hugely entertaining, as is episode 15, with Joey and Pacey trapped in a dept store overnight.Read more ›
The writers don't really seem to know what they are doing at some points. By this season, Joey has really emerged as the central character and she starts off the show by sleeping with Dawson which I actually thought was romantic, but then it all falls apart immediately and Joey flits from one man to another- Eddie (who I wasnt keen on as a character) and then she gets back with Pacey, but then Eddie comes back so she dumps Pacey again. That kinda ruined it for me as I think Pacey and Joey work really well together.
I don't like what they do with Pacey's character here either- Pacey's new job and lifestyle is so, well.. un-pacey like! Pacey is going out with Audrey (another character I don't like) and they are blatently not compatible. Dawson's flitting around with that actress but as usual, James Van Der Beek fails to make this relationship seem genuine. And Jen and Jack are resigned to being sub-characters now. It's very poor when compared to the storylines of seasons 1- 4. It doesnt help that the show has so many different writers in this season- every episode seems to be written by a different person!
HOWEVER the saving grace of this season and the reason I gave it 3 stars,not 2, is the finale which is just perfect! Kevin Williamson, the show's creator really does an outstanding job here. I love the way it is set 5 years in the future. It was a sensible choice really, given that DC just does not have the magic when they are all at college and away from Capeside!