Friday, November 30, 2012
Girl Meets World reboots a simpler, happier time: the ‘90s
Kids these days with their Boo Boos and texting...
Everybody’s been talking about one thing, the comeback of a certain ‘90s television show — Boy Meets World. Disney and ABC are reviving the television show with a new title, Girl Meets World.
This new show will follow Riley Matthews, the 13-year-old fictional daughter of stars Cory and Topanga (Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel). I was overjoyed when they announced this new show. Although Rider Strong won’t be coming back as Shawn, both Savage and Fishel will be reprising the roles of Cory and Topanga.
When I heard this news, I thought about how fast time flies. Next year will mark 20 years since Boy Meets World debuted and 12 years since the show ended. It’s been 15 years since Cory and Topanga married, so the new show’s concept is plausible.
I grew up with this show. I remember yearning for a love like Cory and Topanga — falling a little bit in love with Shawn’s bad boy image and wishing I had Mr. Feeny as my teacher.
I would come home every day from school and watch this show.
Out of nostalgia, I went back and watched some episodes of Boy Meets World and it made me think — what happened to television? Reality television has seriously ruined the quality of shows. Toddlers and Tiaras? Here Comes Honey Boo Boo? Why are we watching this? Even soaps and sitcoms have gotten worse over time.
I will admit I watch some horrible ones, like Gossip Girl and 90210, but I wonder what happened to the great shows we grew up with? Shows like Friends; Sister, Sister; Seinfeld; The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; Sabrina, the Teenage Witch; and Weird Science.
These shows taught me about family, friendships, and even love. Although, some of them made me have unrealistic goals like wishing for a twin sister or wanting a magical talking cat.
Television shows today teach you that it’s acceptable to sleep around, not care about your family, and break laws. On the other hand, Boy Meets World taught the most important lesson of all: You will find that one person out there for you.
Cory said it best: “I haven’t been together with Topanga for 22 years, but we *have* been together for 16. ‘Kay, that’s a lot longer than most couples have been together. I mean, when we were born, you told me that we used to take walks in our strollers together in the park. When we were two, we were best friends, I mean, I, I knew everything about this girl. I knew her favorite color. I knew her favorite food. Then we became 6, you know, and Eric made fun of me because it wasn’t cool to have a best friend that was a girl or even know a girl, so for the next seven years I threw dirt at her. I like to call those ‘the lost years.’
“Then when I was 13, mom, she put me up against my locker and she kissed me. I mean, she gave me my first kiss. She taught me how to dance. She was always talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said. All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about, and when I’m with her I feel happy to be alive.
“Like I can do anything. Even talk to you like this. So that’s, that’s what I feel is love ... When I’m better because she’s here …”
If Girls Meets World is anything like Boy Meets World, the show will be added to my DVR as soon as the pilot date is released.
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