Dawson and Joey are life-long friends and soul mates. This wholesome friendship, begins with years of Joey climbing through Dawson's bedroom window and grows increasingly complicated when the two mature. As their relationship swings between long time companions and love interests, their friendship is tested by Joey's relationship with Pacey, and Dawson's relationship with Jen.
Dawson Leery, first introduced as an aspiring filmmaker with a Spielberg fixation, grows in many ways over the years.
Joey, the ultimate girl-next-door, suffers a difficult childhood in which she lost her mother to cancer and faced her father's imprisonment. She is raised by her sister, a single mother, and like many of today's children, Joey was forced to grow-up far too quickly. Becoming an honorary member of Dawson's family early on leads to problems when the two become romantically involved.
Through great uncertainty, self-evaluation and self-doubt, these young adults alternately dance and trudge through their adolescence and deal with all that young adulthood has to offer, including the trials, tribulations and responsibilities of being on their own. In the end, the lessons they learn enable them to move forward, stronger and more confident than ever, and above all else, life-long friends.