If you know what that’s from then we’re already best friends. The Mighty Ducks franchise spurred one of my first true celebrity loves, Joshua Jackson. And over twenty years later it hasn’t gone away.
Joshua Jackson is a gift to us all.
Not only was he the stubborn and loveable Charlie Conway, but most notably Pacey Witter on everyone’s favorite teenage melodrama, Dawson’s Creek.
Yes, Pacey may have slept with his teacher, but once we moved past that, he was probably the best part of Dawson’s Creek. (And by probably I mean definitely). Pacey was the lovable good guy that everyone was really rooting for (seriously, Dawson was just too whiny). And by playing Pacey, I adored Joshua Jackson even more.
It really did take me awhile to get past the fact that Joshua wasn’t actually Pacey. But I’d still like to think that he holds some Paceyesque qualities (like buying a girl a wall, swoon).
And then our dear Joshua moved on to the good old world of crazy sci-fi when he took on Fringe.
I must admit, I’ve only seen the first two seasons of this show. And they were good. And Joshua was clearly the only reason I started watching in the first place. But it went a little over my head and I just watch too much TV in general. But I was rooting Joshua on and it seemed to work because it lasted five seasons.
And then, he moved on to The Affair.
Helloooooo Joshua. But really, are you watching this show? I’m slightly obsessed. Again I solely started watching this show because Mr. Jackson was the star, but the story has kept me going.
Outside of his acting career, I am admittedly a little too invested in his well being. When I heard that he split with Diane Kruger (his girlfriend of TEN YEARS, that’s probably equivalent to at least twenty in Hollywood terms) I was more sad than I should have been. I mean I LOVED them together.
They were a chic Hollywood couple that wasn’t all over the tabloids but seemed just so in love. I was also seriously hoping they’d have babies and Pacey Witter would be a doting dad.
So needless to say, Joshua Jackson is one of my favorites. And he should be your favorite too. And if you’re a nice person, please date him, marry him and make babies with him. Because we could all benefit from a Joshua Jackson Jr. in the world. Right?
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) January 21, 2017
Written by Katelin
Katelin’s Current Obsessions:
Red wine. Peanut butter M&Ms. Words with Friends. Anything British (especially Charlie Hunnam). Road trips. Seeing how many days she can go without wearing actual pants. Drinking too much coffee on a daily basis. Country music. Bloodline. Only buying what’s on her shopping list at Target (it never happens, but she’s obsessed with the potential that it might).
Katelin loves all things pop culture and thinks Keanu Reeves is a national treasure. Kevin Costner laughed at her once. She can usually be found binge watching TV shows or reading a YA book when her son is napping. Her life motto is “WWTTD – What would Tami Taylor do?” Follow @Katelin