Who: Joshua Jackson. Pacey now and forever
Why: Have you met Pacey Witter??
When: S2 of Dawson’s Creek – every week when I rewind the DVR on Fringe several times to drool over his wardrobe or squee at his Inappropriate Sexy Moments
Level of Obsession: My former roommate made me not one, but two “Pacey Pillows”; a friend photoshopped my face over Andie McPhee’s in a promo picture with him; another friend went to Wilmington and called me every five minutes to give me Pacey/Creek related sightings. I was so obsessed I had my friends obsessing for me
“Ahhhh!” Moment(s): S3 Pacey Pining for Joey Arc (so hard to name just one moment, but if I had to, it would be “I remember everything”); the hook-up scene with Kate Hudson in Gossip; anytime he wore the brown suede jacket on the Creek (nicknamed the BCoL: Brown Coat of Lust); anytime he wears the peacoat on Fringe (nicknamed the PCoL: Peacoat of Lust)
I actually remember the exact moment my Josh Jackson obsession was born: having seen the pilot of DC and not being interested (the title made me think it should be a show about animals! Doesn’t “Dawson” sound like the name of a kindly badger or something??), I somehow found myself watching anyway. I didn’t care if I missed it except one night shopping with my boyfriend I looked at the time and started panicking “we have to get home! Now! Pacey is in the beauty pageant!!” And it was all downhill from there. I spent waaaay too many (working) hours on-line at Television Without Pity (back when it was Mighty Big TV) reading their hilariously snarky show recaps and obsessing with the Pacey Girls that kinda took over the place. There were so many of us we ended up all meeting in Wilmington where the show was shot (unfortunately during hiatus so no sightings of our Object of Desire, luckily for him.) We did get to tour the set and stood in Dawson’s bedroom and giggled like the 14-year-old-girls we most certainly were not (anymore.) It was a ton of fun and I gained a really close friend from it. We still call Josh our “Ultimate TVBoyfriend” and measure all our other TV crushes up against his impossibly high standard. She can’t take the ick factor of Fringe so I alert her to the hot moments she shouldn’t miss. Like when he puts electrodes on a woman’s stomach, or speaks in Arabic. Oh Pacey, so dreamy!