Now Meets Nineties

Ok guys, one thing that really inspires a good blog entry is my beloved Boy Meets World. Girl Meets World, the current spin-off series based on the best show from the nineties, has hit the air. Cory and Topanga have grown up and begun to raise a family of their own, and now their daughter is the focus of a new series. Here’s my take after two episodes.

Pros:
The moral lessons that made BMW what it was seem to still be popping up, if somewhat less profound.
The themes of the show target both viewers of the classic (No homework, more freedom!) and kids watching the Disney Channel today.
The best characters from the classic resurface themselves and in the form of their children.
It’s not the old BMW remade. There is new focus.

Cons:
It’s made in the style of modern Disney Channel which includes a few too many saturated colors and bit too much hyperness.
It could borderline on ridiculous, although I believe it is better than most shows now. Nobody is a pop or reality tv star.

As you can see, I’m overall happy! I have to wonder if anyone is, in fact, watching this show for the sake of THIS show. I can’t imagine kids watching Disney Channel and stumbling upon GMW with no BMW in their background… that’s just sad! But I also can’t imagine that the whole audience consists of twenty-somethings criticizing the new show and trying to relive the happiest series of their child/young-adulthood. Either way, it’s pretty cool that BMW hasn’t quite died yet. I can’t hope that GMW will leave a legacy like its parent series did, but I hope it outlasts its associate shows and sets itself apart just a bit. BMW will always have a special place in my heart, so I hope this one makes it into someone else’s.

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