…Devoted entirely to “recaps,” a new form of television criticism, which, if they didn’t entirely invent, then they certainly perfected. The writers recapped Dawson’s Creek
, then seen as a semi-scandalous teen drama on the WB network. While we early millennials all tuned in with desperate glee, the Dawson’s Wrap team cut right through the earnestness and Lilith Fair soundtrack, recognizing the show for the pubescent hormone hissy fit that it was. Bunting told The New York Times
that the “insidious, sexist, lazy writing had us apoplectic, not least because we’re supposed to identify with a character who, on his best day, is an obnoxious, self-absorbed twit.” On Dawson’s Wrap, she said much the same thing — but in a way that made me crack up so loudly I was asked to leave the library.