Aimed at a teenage audience, it is semi-autobiographical, based on the small-town childhood of its creator Kevin Williamson. The lead character, Dawson Leery, shares Williamson's interests and background. The show was set in a small fictional seaside town called Capeside and focused on four friends who were in the early part of their Sophomore year of high school when the series began.
Last Episode06x24 ...Must Come to an End Aired: May. 14, 2003
All the friends try to cope with the revealtion that one of them will pass away very soon. Jen rebuilds her bond between all of her friends, …
Series Fun Facts
- Many references are made to Dawson's admiration for Steven Spielberg and his films. He and Katie Holmes share a birthday: December 18.
- Ken Marino (David Wilder) also played a same-named character on Californication (2007).
- Goof (errors in geography): The first season took place from fall to spring in the state of Massachusetts, however the realities of a Massachusetts winter (snow, heavy clothes, etc.) never appeared.