Not since that famous Beverly Hills area code was etched into our minds has teen life been given such loving attention. TV's newest hit, Dawson's Creek is a smart, articulate, sexy program that's taken the Archies a step further along the evolutionary scale. Showing "real" kids at the very top of their intellectual game, Dawson's Creek sets exciting new standards for how television portrays young America; created by Hollywood sensation Kevin Williamson, it does for the small-screen teen soap opera what his metafilmic Scream did for the slasher flick.
In the small town of Capeside a close-knit group of teenagers hang together and fall apart. Their rites of passage are familiar, classically adolescent, and as we follow Dawson, Pacey, Jen, and Joey through their exciting years we learn that life has everything to do with misbehaving. Familiar, yes, but these kids are clever, analytical, and, unlike the Archies or the 90210 gang, they might actually grow up.
Then there's the stars: a compelling, captivating, talented bunch who leave the set each day, shaking their heads, marveling at the emotional and intellectual accuracy of the scenes they play. In They Don't Wanna Wait you'll find out what it is about their personal lives that makes the show a nearly sacred experience for its participants, and you'll be surprised to learn just how much Dawson Leary has in common with his creator, Kevin Williamson.
These kids are the new Rebel Without a Cause - and they wear the leather well. They've memorized The Breakfast Club, and taken over the library. They've even seen each and every Friday the Thirteenth.