Archive for September 30th, 2013

Boy Meets Nostalgia

When I first heard that Disney was looking to resurrect (as opposed to spinning-off or rebooting) Boy Meets World as Boy Meets Girl and follow Cory and Topanga’s daughter through the challenges of adolescent life, I was instantly excited and intrigued. I’ve been a longtime fan of the show (even though I was in high school when it premiered—man I feel old!), even going so far as referencing it in my film Secrets of the Desert Nymph. My first thought upon the announcement was as long as they bring back Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, I’ll be a happy camper. Lo and behold, they both signed on shortly after, as did William Daniels (Feeeheee-heee-neeey) for a cameo appearance in the pilot (at the very least). But as the news settled, I began to wonder… can this resurrection truly bring back the magic that was Boy Meets World, or can it only be a decent generic copy (as most reboots, re-imaginings and spin-offs inevitably are)… a show that looks like the original but can’t hold up to the predecessor’s special quality and appeal? Judging by the original, it’s going to be a long, hard-fought road. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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