'Girl Meets World' is going to be great! 'Boy Meets World' spin-off to wow audiences

Boy Meets World was arguably one of the best shows of my young life. Topanga was my one true childhood crush. I always was a fan of this wondeful show, and this was back when TV had a message to deliver, a positive moral for the viewers to take home. Television was un-soiled by the filth that is "The Kardashians," "Real Housiwives of...," and the COUP DE GRAS "Jersey Shore."

Television is filled with filth and cheap, played-out reality shows that just do not seem to go away. But amidst the darkness there is light, some writers and directors are still aspiring to do something creative and new. Almost 60 years after a TV was placed in every home and almost 100 years since motion pictures (aka theater movies for the youngins) debut to the American audience, there is a demand and desire for programs with some quality and heart in the writing. TV has become terribly uninspired, with 15 different CSI, Law and Order, and namesless crime shows flooding the market that used to be filled with programs that brought joy, enjoyment, and pleasure to American families for the past 50+ years. Boy Meets World brought this fantasy and enjyment to my home and my family when I was younger and I have no doubt Girl Meets World will do the same for old and new audiences alike.

A brief description of the plot was released on the Disney website, and states the following,

"Set in New York City, the new comedy series will tell the wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that Boy Meets World is renowned for — only this time from a tween girl’s perspective — as the curious and bright 7th grader Riley and her quick-witted friend Maya (played by Sabrina Carpenter) embark on an unforgettable middle school experience. But their plans for a carefree year will be adjusted slightly under the watchful eyes of Riley’s dad who’s also a faculty member — and their new History teacher — and Riley’s mom who owns a trendy after-school hangout that specializes in pudding."

So to clarify a few things Riley's parents are Cory and Topanga, and will be two of the main characters in the show. In addition it has been announced that Feeny will return in character at least for the premiere. So Cory has obviously followed in Feeny's footsteps and will be taking over the "mentor" role in this series. I hope that Feeny also remains and continues to deliver advice and guidance to Cory.

Also an interesting addition to the cast is Shawn Hunter (played by Rider Strong), Cory's best friend, Best Man, and maybe Riley's uncle? It is unclear how large of a role he will be playing but he can be seen in the following set photo that also includes Cory's parents.


Cory and Topanga are rumored to have enjoyed a happy and successful life, whereas Shawn (and Angela????) have been said to have faced the blunt edge of the sword and have suffered since the end of Boy Meets World. Shawn's story was never a happy one, but the dynamic between Cory and Shawn always helped deliver a positive message and hope to the viewer. With Disney channel's recent selection of heartless, and mindless programming hopefully this show brings a much needed intelligence and quality to this once great channel.

I have no doubt Girl Meets World will capture the same charm and morals that made Boy Meets World such a compelling and heartfelt show, and will bring a new age of "Feeny Wisdom" to a group of youths, who in all honesty need to drop the reliance on technology and create REAL and lasting friendships OUTSIDE of Farmville and Facebook and all that nonsense...