Boy Meets World

So, I finally finished this show. Seven seasons of hijinks, laughter and life lessons through the eyes of Cory Matthews and his friends. This classic 90s series was what I grew up with. A phenomenal series that literally grew up with me. Before Harry Potter and growing up a wizard, it was Cory, Shawn and Topanga and growing up to be a decent, honest person. Although the show could be childish at times (obviously, being a children/teen show) it was still uplifting and enjoyable to watch as an adult.

The show is about Cory Matthews, a 13-year-old middle schooler, trying to figure out life and how to grow up. He has his best friend Shawn, a young troubled boy, who looks to Cory as the only solid and good thing in his life. And Topanga, at first, an odd little duckling who blossomed into a strong-willed and impassioned woman. Cory has strong influences in his life. Two caring parents who are always there for him. Mr. Feeny his constant teacher and mentor. Characters come and go in the show, but the resounding moral is friendship, family and doing good.

I really love this show. I think this sort of thing is what is lacking in television today, especially in teen shows. It was funny, but it had a lesson about life. And it wasn’t polarizing either. They were solid lessons about just being a good human being. When you watch the show you learn the lessons right along with them about acceptance, love and overcoming challenges. Unfortunately, Disney didn’t want to continue those lessons for today. They did continue the show with Cory and Topanga’s daughter years later in Girl Meets World; I watched it and it was good. It really should’ve been allowed to continue for today’s generation, but it was cancelled after three seasons, despite decent ratings.

Last Holiday

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The Last Holiday is one of those movies that really has the potential to inspire people and I love those sorts of movie. At the very least, it’s a feel-good Christmas movie with a fun plot and great characters. This film has some of the best characters and a well-rounded story that really makes it a movie to last the ages as a classic holiday film. The comedy in it (while occasionally a little more out there then I like, but I like subtle humor the best) is well-placed and varied. And, well, honestly, you can’t go wrong with Queen Latifah.

The movie itself is about Georgia, a sales associate at a mall, whose lived her life with her head down, completely inhibited. Her book of possibilities gathers dust in a drawer in her kitchen. After a visit to the hospital Georgia is suddenly faced with a frightening diagnosis: a rare tumor of the brain. She only has three weeks left to live. Faced with her demise she decides to live her life to the fullest before the end.