by Diana Vaccarelli
I’m a kid at heart. Growing up watching Boy Meets World I was super excited about the spinoff Girl Meets World. I’ve been watching this show for the past two season. Season 3 recently premiered and follows Riley (played by Rowan Blanchard), the daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishell) and her friends as they start High School.
- The nostalgia that it brings while watching it. It reminds me of the original and brings back great memories of youth. I’m totally stuck in an irresistible groove that keeps me smiling at all the old characters coming back into my life.
- Lazy writing in terms of dialog, characterization, and stories. It’s as though the Powers That Be have banned even the slightest effort to truly entertain. It follows the same stories and formula as Boy Meets World only with a Girl. For example, this Season Premier episode, which features our lead, Riley, having to deal with a bully, is precisely the same as the one in which her father, Cory, was bullied over 15 years ago.
- The writing isn’t the only derivative element of the show. Nothing is original. The actors’ performances parallel those of the original show – even the performances of the new actors who weren’t in Boy Meets World. The look and style are the same. It’s as though the viewer has entered a parallel universe where the ’90s will never end.
There are so many great creative minds out there with original ideas I know that Hollywood can do better. So why doesn’t it even try?
Happy TV Watching!
Diana Vaccarelli is the TVWriter™ Critic-at-Large and, in case you haven’t noticed, a HUGE Outlander fan. Learn more about her HERE