While I’ve been dealing with a lot of mixed feelings about getting older I had one moment tonight where I felt young once again, I’ve already stated once that nostalgia is a wonderful drug, and it’s accurate, the feeling is absolutely outstanding but it can be fleeting. Seeing how we’re in the midst of a flood of reboots, remakes, and reunions of old television shows and movies it’s no wonder that one has been standing out against all the rest.
For those of us who grew up in the nineties there was one show that grew right along with us, the show that taught us family is more than just blood, that true love can survive anything, and that sometimes difficulties arise but at the end of the day our loved ones will be there to help us through.
Boy Meets World was the perfect show for teens during the nineties, it didn’t matter what spectrum on the age scale you fell there was a character you could connect with and relate to, from Eric to Feeny all the way down to little Morgan Matthews, it was easy to find someone on the show to follow.
As much as I loved watching Saved by the Bell, it was a bit on the older side for me, the character of Cory Matthews was right about the same age as myself which made it very easy to follow him, and who didn’t want a best friend like Shawn Hunter?
They were the odd couple, yet they somehow found a way to make it work, but they also stood beside each other through thick and thin, and as a result we loved them.
Watching the final episode of Boy Meets World is still very tough, it’s a total tear jerker, and rightfully so as it’s the end of an era in so many ways, for some of us it was the first major moment where we felt like we had finally become old. This week we saw the debut of Boy Meets World: The Next Generation, also known as Girl Meets World.
The story of Cory and Topanga’s daughter as she tries to make her way in the world, and with the announcement that it was being created a generation of twenty to thirty somethings rejoiced, we had one last grasp at our youth.
While some people weren’t fond of the pilot, I actually enjoyed every second of it, then again I came in with an open mind. It wasn’t all about the parents, as so many people had hoped, instead it’s starting off exactly like the original series, it’s about Riley and Maya’s journey not Cory and Topanga’s, but they’re going to pepper in the old characters as the show goes along.
I’m looking forward to watching the new stories as they unfold, and I’m going to enjoy any moment where we get to see our favorite characters from the past. Mr. Feeny made a cameo in the pilot and we’ve been told Shawn will appear, Harley Kiner has also filmed at least a small part. It’s a whole new world, and I can’t wait to see where it leads these two young women. It only took one episode, and I’m already hooked, congratulations Disney.