I discovered Boy Meets World last year, but I’ve already become a huge fan – so much so that I recommend it to all of my friends! So when I heard that there was going to be a sequel series, I could hardly wait! I downloaded the episode the moment it came out on iTunes, but I waited ’til last night to watch it for the first time, on Disney Channel. (We actually don’t have the Disney Channel, so my siblings and I drove an hour and a half to our grandparents’ house to watch it!)
It was well worth the wait! Riley is the female embodiment of Cory, and Maya reminds me so much of Shawn that I know we’re in for some drama later on in the series. Farkle made me laugh quite a few times, and I can’t wait to see what happens with Lucas and Riley’s friendship! I think Ben and Danielle stole the show, though. Cory and Topanga were exactly like they were in Boy Meets World, and that alone made me so happy, I nearly cried.
I did cry at the end, though, because the episode was so much like Boy Meets World, especially the moral of the story. Even though anyone could tell that this episode was the pilot episode, the show has great promise and, just like Boy Meets World, is destined to only get better! My favorite parts were the teasing between Cory and Topanga – “Let’s get married! Let’s have a kid! Let’s have another kid!” – and the foreshadowing of deep storylines in Maya’s simple line, “I’ve got nobody at home to help me with my homework.”
The thing I loved the most about the episode, though, is how different it is from the other Disney Channel shows. Although I love Disney shows, they’re not as real as I’d like them to be. (Of course, being a Boy Meets World fan, I have high standards.) Like people have said before, Girl Meets World doesn’t seem like the kind of show that will be all about trying to get famous. It looks like normal life, which is what I love about Boy Meets World – the fact that it’s so real!