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#1 Jan 29 2013 at 4:59 PM Rating: Good
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Scratch that... Girl Meets World.

Thirteen years after the end of the original series, they are starting it back up. With the two stars of the original series having a 13 year old daughter. Seems like they are trying to get members of the original cast.

I'm kind of torn on it. I really enjoyed the series, and even now I think Family channel reruns it in the early AM, and I find myself watching it. Over the last couple years I must have watched the whole series three or four times through before work every morning. I am hoping they do a good job and a new generation can enjoy the feel of the original series. I've read a few articles today about it, and today is the first time I actually heard anything about it. I mentioned it to a guy at work who watches a lot of shows and he said that his wife got Entertainment Weekly and it had something about it back in November.

And I think I liked the later seasons more than the first. I really enjoy the "bromance" type relationship in these series. Cory/Shawn. Part of the reason why I liked Scrubs so much.

Edited, Jan 29th 2013 6:03pm by TirithRR
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#2 Jan 31 2013 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Man, I loved that show when I was a kid. A lot of good memories. Friday nights, My dad, brother and I would walk to 7-11, grab some snacks and pop, and head home to watch all the TGIF shows(if I recall, it was Sabrina(meh), some show about a guy who dies and returns as his best friend's guardian angel(teen angel?, also kinda meh), Boy Meets World, and some show about a genie(somewhat entertaining)). Good times, man.

I worry though, that they'll try too hard to make it appeal to today's audience, which has become adjusted to the shallow, inane **** that currently passes as programming for children, young teens, and, as I've come to learn, intellectually impaired adult women. Time will tell, I guess.
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#3 Jan 31 2013 at 5:27 PM Rating: Good
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Driftwood wrote:
I worry though, that they'll try too hard to make it appeal to today's audience, which has become adjusted to the shallow, inane **** that currently passes as programming for children, young teens, and, as I've come to learn, intellectually impaired adult women. Time will tell, I guess.


I think that's a common fear from what I read about on various blogs and critic opinions. But I think it's being produced by the same guy (or, his company) that did Boy Meets World. And I'd think that Disney would realize how popular the first series was and avoid trying to make it another Hannah Montana or something.
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#4 Jan 31 2013 at 6:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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Driftwood wrote:
I worry though, that they'll try too hard to make it appeal to today's audience, which has become adjusted to the shallow, inane **** that currently passes as programming for children, young teens, and, as I've come to learn, intellectually impaired adult women. Time will tell, I guess.

I must be old. When Boy Meets World was airing, I was already out of its targeted demographic and considered it shallow, inane crap.
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And I'd think that Disney would realize how popular the first series was and avoid trying to make it another Hannah Montana or something.

Makes sense. It's not as though Hannah Montana made Disney any money.

Edited, Jan 31st 2013 6:20pm by Jophiel
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#5 Jan 31 2013 at 6:32 PM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
TirithRR wrote:
And I'd think that Disney would realize how popular the first series was and avoid trying to make it another Hannah Montana or something.

Makes sense. It's not as though Hannah Montana made Disney any money.


Not quite what I meant (but I dread them doing a pop singer fusion with this one.) But Boy Meets World had more viewers in it's Mid to late-life than Hannah's final episode which broke Disney's records.

(Of course, Boy Meets World was on a network channel lineup...)

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Also, Boy Meets World did have a lot of episodes that were far from shallow and inane. Throughout the series they had some good topics. This wasn't Two and a Half Men or Big Bang Theory styled story writing.

Edited, Jan 31st 2013 8:16pm by TirithRR
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#6 Feb 01 2013 at 6:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Also, Boy Meets World did have a lot of episodes that were far from shallow and inane. Throughout the series they had some good topics. This wasn't Two and a Half Men or Big Bang Theory styled story writing.


This. While there were, admittedly, some episodes that were shallow and inane(as there will be with almost any tv series), for the most part, they managed to do a lot of episodes that touched on some real issues that kids and teens face, or could face, as they grow up,without managing to go past the family-friendly line, but often without crossing into overtly sappy territory. These days, shows for kids and young teens tend to be unrealistic, and focus on providing shallow and unrealistic expectations for one's teen years.

I'd rather see a hundred shows like Boy Meets World start to air than one more Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire, or whatever the **** passes for live-action youth programming this decade.
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#7 Feb 01 2013 at 8:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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While there were, admittedly, some episodes that were shallow and inane(as there will be with almost any tv series), for the most part, they managed to do a lot of episodes that touched on some real issues that kids and teens face, or could face, as they grow up,without managing to go past the family-friendly line, but often without crossing into overtly sappy territory.
Yeah, it was a 90s sitcom. They all did that. It was mandatory. Gun control, drug use, peer pressure, sex, etc etc.
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#8 Feb 02 2013 at 7:34 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah, it was a 90s sitcom. They all did that. It was mandatory. Gun control, drug use, peer pressure, sex, etc etc.


And now it's all, "Money and being good looking are the most important things in the world, and you can be super happy and have lots of fun if you have those things, and hey look, I'm singing now!"
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"Money and being good looking are the most important things in the world, and you can be super happy and have lots of fun if you have those things, and hey look, I'm singing now!"


I still find myself watching Victorious.

Because I'm turning into a dirty old man.
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#10 Feb 09 2013 at 11:43 PM Rating: Good
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"Money and being good looking are the most important things in the world, and you can be super happy and have lots of fun if you have those things, and hey look, I'm singing now!"


I still find myself watching Victorious.

Because I'm turning into a dirty old man.


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#11 Feb 10 2013 at 6:28 AM Rating: Good
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It's got some nice plot...

Edit:
I see the Victorious Booty Shaking gif has since been deleted, so this little back and forth makes less sense.

Edited, Jun 27th 2014 8:43pm by TirithRR
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#12 Jun 27 2014 at 6:42 PM Rating: Good
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Year and a half necro!

I guess episode 1 airs on Disney at 9:45pm EST today. Seems pretty late for a series premiere of a show aimed at young kids. Almost 10PM?
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#13 Jun 27 2014 at 7:52 PM Rating: Good
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Ben Savage hasn't aged a day. Danielle Fisher is still hot.

That laugh track is being abused to **** in the first five minutes, and a minute and a half was just the intro song. I don't think I'm going to watch this.

Nope, I'm done.

Edited, Jun 27th 2014 9:55pm by lolgaxe
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#14 Jun 27 2014 at 9:08 PM Rating: Good
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Can't tell if they lessened the laugh track use or if I just got used to it by the end of the episode. Not a good start, I'll keep it on the DVR and give it another couple episodes.

Boy Meets World used a pretty heavy handed laugh track, but it wasn't nearly as often during a single back and forth. Just to make sure I wasn't remembering it wrong, I looked up the Pilot of Boy Meets World. Opening scene is Cory and Feeny in the cafeteria, Feeny commenting on Cory's choice of candy bar for breakfast, Cory retorting with a comment on Feeny drinking the coffee, referring to it as a "high powered energy drink". I think I counted three laugh tracks during the volley. Multiple pauses that were laugh free. But in Girl Meets World they did a laugh after every few words nearly when she was being interrupted by the big black woman, pretty much during every momentary pause.

Some may say that Boy Meets World wasn't any better, or I'm remembering in through rose-colored glasses, but I still watch Boy Meets World every morning while getting ready for work on ABC Family. In the last 3 or 4 years I've probably seen the whole thing a dozen times through as it reruns in the mornings. I still enjoy the show.

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Danielle Fisher is still hot.


She dropped a bit of weight it seems. When I was in High School I think my parents watched a TV Show on E! that she hosted. She had put on a few pounds.

Edited, Jun 27th 2014 11:10pm by TirithRR
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#15 Jun 30 2014 at 7:56 AM Rating: Good
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I called my parents over the weekend and apologized for making them watch Friday family sitcoms.
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#16 Jun 30 2014 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
I called my parents over the weekend and apologized for making them watch Friday family sitcoms.

Funny. My mom called me to tell me Girl Meets World was starting up and I should watch it.

She liked Boy Meets World.
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