Girl Meets World (2014-)
A decade after “Boy Meets World,” Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. Their daughter, Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school, as her parents did when they were younger.
So I get that this show is not for me, but I was a fan of the original and tuned in.
I haven’t seen 22 Jump Street but I’ve heard that there are an over abundance of nods to the fact that it’s a sequel. This show suffers from the same thing. The entire first episode there were comments about how Riley, Rowan Blanchard, was going to make this her world. Corey, Ben Savage, even made some comment about Riley going out and meeting the world. By the end of the show it was like please don’t…damnit you did it again.
It also had the definite feel of a Disney show. The original, from what I remember, was a sitcom. This one has that feel that all Disney shows seem to have, a bit too over the top. All the characters are a little too over exaggerated.
For the most part I liked the Riley character but the character of Farkle, Corey Fogelmanis, was incredibly obnoxious.
Ultimately I think when it gets past the fact that it’s a “sequel” and finds its own footing it will be better.