Girl Meets World

Ah, man. All the feels for this show. I really thought that I was going to hate the show, but it really became this great continuation of the Boy Meets World phenomenon. The first few episodes were really hard, then it aged like a fine wine and really struck a chord with my heart. It breaks my heart that it was cancelled after only 3 seasons when it actually had really good ratings and had a high volume of people watching it (curse you Disney).

It’s been a little over 15 years since Cory and Topanga went off to start their lives in New York City. They have two children, Riley and Auggie. Riley is a combination of her parents, completely optimistic, a little odd, and a complete ray of sunshine. She has a best friend, Maya; a troubled young woman who relies on Riley to keep her hopeful. Together they balance off one another. Riley’s father, Cory, is her middle-school home room/history teacher. In class, he teaches Riley, Maya and their other friends, Farkle and Lucas life lessons as they go through new and sometimes difficult changes growing up.

It’s really hard to not love the show. They balanced well what made Boy Meets World great and made it appropriate for a new world. Although it ended before its time they wrapped up well the storylines of everyone with hope and optimism, including characters from the old show. It showed some difficult situations that you really don’t see in Disney shows anymore; they weren’t afraid to ask difficult questions. It’s just disappointing that they weren’t able to ask more. We don’t need more Miley Cyrus for our youth; we need the shows that grow with them and help them learn to traverse life’s challenges. As the show grew, the characters expanded as well. They changed and evolved to become more. Some grew up, some learned to overcome pain from the past, some found hope for their future. And it really spoke to a lot of different aspects of life. I want to just blab about the great discoveries the characters went through, but it’s something you really need to see for yourself. It’s not just about growing up though. It’s about facing challenges and change. It’s about discovering our heritage and who we are. It’s about so many great things in a really wholesome family show that is a credit to its forebear, Boy Meets World.

Answer me 1988

I’m always so happy to find shows like this. The level was perfect. Great characters, great stories and good emotion. This show has such a large span. It ranges from young to old and is also great insight into the 80’s for Korea which I really thought was super interesting. The show was funny, emotional and had a mellow level of drama that kept it light and fresh.

The show is about a small street neighborhood and the families that live there. The show focuses on a group of high school kids who had grown up together and are now at the precipice of discovering who they are as adults. It also has a strong focus on the rest of their families, especially their parents. The show starts out at 1988 during the Olympic Games which was in South Korea at the time. Experiences are felt for the young group of first love, crushes, disappointments and discovering who they want to be. For the adults it’s about money, jobs, statuses and the close friendships they have with one another.

Honestly, this show is amazing. The fun comedy and stories just kept bringing me back for more and I’m so sad that it’s ended now. It’s probably one of the few times that I will say that 20 episodes wasn’t enough. The distinctive and interesting characters are really what made the show; their interactions with one another and their growth was just so fantastic. This show can also really be considered good for everyone. It’s equally focused on men and women; the young teens and those a little a bit older.