review: girl meets world pilot episode

GMW!!!!!! The Girl Meets World pilot episode… what can I say? It was SO good!

 

 

Girl-Meets-World-Still1-300x210I 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!)

852e73981c12bd97284df03501da3d85It 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.

 

 

HandshakeI 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.”

 

10273706_482972831802202_953830761396436494_nThe 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!

 

In conclusion, even though I initially had doubts about the show, the pilot completely won me over. I’m in for the long haul and can’t wait to watch more!PEYTON MEYER, AUGUST MATURO, BEN SAVAGE, ROWAN BLANCHARD, DANIELLE FISHEL, SABRINA CARPENTER, COREY FOGELMANIS

‘let others rise to take our place, until the earth is freeeee!’

Les Mis (2012) | "The right to be free." Out takes from the barricade/battle scenes of Les Misérables. Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London.
This is one of the most heartbreaking days for the Les Miserables fandom.  June 6th.  Barricade Day.  The day on which Enjolras, Combeferre, Courfeyrac, and all the other barricade boys died (except Jehan…the only one who died without the company of his friends).  Let us take a moment of silence to honour them.  I know they’re not real, but there were real people fighting on the barricades in June of 1832.  There’s a special tragedy about the final battle, because the barricade boys were all so young – everyone was younger than twenty-five.  I was re-reading some of the barricade scenes today in honour of the day, and it struck me afresh how terrible it all was.  Especially Gavroche’s death.  I think the 2012 film did an excellent job at showing the emotion and horror and pain of the final battle, without being over the top.  I can’t find the scene on Youtube, unfortunately, but I’m sure many of you have seen it.  The only thing that could have made it better was if Tom Hooper had kept in the dialog between Enjolras and Grantaire.

Even though it would’ve made everything even worse.

I’ll give you a list of links to different versions of the final battle, and then leave you to your feels.

And leave me to mine.

Complete Symphonic Recording

10th Anniversary Concert

25th Anniversary Concert

2012 Movie

Eva