Dawson's Creek is a true reflection of the utter, blatant stupidity of humanity. Who hasn't sat there compelled to watch the show despite the obvious inevitability of each situation - whether it be the relationship between Joey and Dawson or Pacy and Joey or whichever sordid tale the writers have decided to squeeze into the 1 hour timeslot this week. You, as the viewer, know exactly how it is going to end. That is the simple beauty of it all.

Dawson's Creek IS life, life IS Dawson's Creek. We as humans are continually, foolishly placing ourselves in situations whose circumstances entail failure of one sort or another. And yet, we don't know how to stop ourselves. Like watching sappy television characters we are watching our own inevitable melodramas play out.

Or maybe I'm reading too much into this.