Entertainment Weekly featured some of the cast of teen drama Dawson's Creek. The important ones anyway, and that includes bad boy Pacey Witter, who stole many a young person's heart through the television set on a weekly basis.
Writer Alanna Bennett wrote a short ode to Pacey on Twitter, saying how hard it was to lose your heart to someone who doesn't actually exist. We've all done it.
Pacey Witter will always be that perfect TV boyfriend you’re like *actually* hurt doesn’t exist in real life.— A.B. (@AlannaBennett) March 28, 2018
She was especially moved by how he would...look at a girl.
It's the "look" of all rom com leads. When they turn, stare at their heart's desire, and just let her know she's the one. With their eyes.
The number one thing a man in a romcom needs, TV or movie, is the ability to look at their love interest REALLY WELL. The man barely even needs to speak if he just knows how LOOK at a person.— A.B. (@AlannaBennett) March 28, 2018
Maybe it's not something you've articulated to yourself, but if you watch rom coms, you know the look. And so do rom com creators—they even talk about it in Sweet Home Alabama, as someone pointed out.
Alanna. Have you watched Sweet Home Alabama with commentary? Because they talk extensively about Josh Lukas's eyes and how important a tenth of a second is at one point.— Rachael Berkey (@bookoisseur) March 28, 2018
People began sharing all their favorites *looks* from movie and TV history:
Is it getting hot in here?
Or is it just all these leading men?
In Pride and Prejudice, Matthew MacFadyen has some very good looks. (And in an instance of not looking telling the story, when helps Lizzy into the carriage without looking at her, then walks away and does that hand flex... it says everything. So efficient but full of story.) pic.twitter.com/CnKaYYWyJM— Gennifer Hutchison (@GennHutchison) March 28, 2018
Smoking us with their eyes?
Get this thread a glass of water, because it is THIRSTY.
But, women can also deliver the Look:
All you need to do, is really, really want someone. Or be great at pretending you do. Keep stealing our hearts with a look, because it hurts so good.