Whenever something from the 80s, 90s or any other semi-awesome decade is remade, there are the inevitable cheers and jeers. You’ll have some that love anything that allows them to step into a portal back to their youth or at least a different, possibly less stressful time. Others, the cynics, generally hate remakes or anything that has the potential to tarnish their golden memories.
Outside of the Battleship remake, I tend to welcome nostalgia with welcome arms. So yes, my initial reaction to Girl Meets World, the Boy Meets World “sequel”, was one of excitement…but slowly, apprehension set in. Do I really want to see what Cory and Topanga are like once the harsh reality of “world” knocked them out of their naive little love bubble? What if Cory and Shawn’s bromance didn’t last the test of time (and adulthood)? Eric got really, really dumb by the end of the series’ run, and although that was funny when he was in college, the sad 30-something uncle schtick
could will get old, fast. Sigh. As if all that wasn’t reason enough…
- Cory Matthews will be a history teacher at his daughter’s (Riley) school. Wait…history…and teaching?! The only plausible reason for this is that Mr. Feeny’s obsession is a 2-way street, and Cory decided to follow in his former mentor’s footsteps.
- The show will be on Disney. There goes any hopes that the remake would touch on subjects that were all but ignored on the original. Yes, I mean SEX.
- The likelihood of Shawn returning is incredibly unlikely.
- So far, I’ve heard no mention of Joshua Matthews, Cory’s little brother who wouldn’t be all that older than Riley and could/should be part of all this. I fear this is just an omen of how hard the show will ignore basic continuity.
- Speaking of continuity errors, I will never forget or forgive how Boy Meets World rewrote the romantic history of Cory and Topanga. How is this relevant to the new show? Well, at some point little Riley will mention how her parents met or what they were like as kids, which will undoubtedly be inaccurate. The lies just continue.
Also, I didn’t find the moral messages of Boy Meets World all that disturbing, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about someone who did.
Nicole is a TV junkie and TVDM helps her feed a lifelong addiction. She can be found here, providing biased commentary (sprinkled with a few Pop Up Video-esque insights) on her favorite shows, every week.