Boy Meets World: The Sequel

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If you grew up in the 90’s, you most likely fondly remember the Boy Meets World as one of the most watched and quoted coming of age television shows. In November 2012, Disney publicly stated the future launch of a “sequel” to Boy Meets World: Girl Meets World.

Girl Meets World will follow Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley Matthews, as she grows up and maneuvers school, friendships, and love.

Ben Savage (Cory), and Danielle Fishel (Topanga) will be coming back to revive the high school sweethearts. Fans are hoping the characters Eric (Will Friedel) and Shawn (Rider Strong) return as well, but there is no confirmation of whether they will or not.

The Boy vs. The Girl

I’m half excited and half nervous about how this show will turn out. Will it have any traces of the show I followed for seven seasons? Boy Meets World’s story lines and life-lessons about friendship, young love, school, honesty and integrity intertwined with unforgettable characters and inspiring quotes.

Boy Meets World talked about teen’s problems of the 90s. Years later, what are a 13-year-old’s biggest struggles and issues today?

Teenage lives have changed drastically between 1999 and 2013. Add Facebook, Twitter, infatuation with texting, and laptops in school and you get a very different school environment. How are the creators of Girl Meet World going to deal with these changes?

Inside Look

OK! Magazine did an interview with Danielle Fishel about the new show, her television daughter, other characters, and the technological changes the show will have to take into account.

“There are definitely going to be things that would never have made sense as a storyline, or even be possible to be a storyline on Boy Meets World, that will absolutely have to be important in Girl Meets World.”

So how will Girl Meets World be different than its older generation? Will it still have a trace of core values at the center of the show? Maybe it’ll become someone’s new favorite show and it will provide new perspectives and heartfelt moments. Since the show is produced by Disney, I think we can rule out teen pregnancies from the mix. But I hope the show finds its own voice in the midst of other shows and the shadow of its preceder.

The Heart of the Show

At the end of it all, I’m excited! Boy Meets World taught us what it was like to fall in love, break up, fail a test, graduate college, and walk through life with your best friends right beside you. I hope that no matter how this show becomes or develops into, the heart of the show will remain the same while adding something new to the beloved series.

Show was set to begin production in March and will anxiously wait to air later this year.


Long Distance Dates

Friday night. Date night. Although a long distance date doesn’t include a nice car ride or holding hands at dinner, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a date.

You can have a virtual date!

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1) The Time. Set up a scheduled time. Stick it to show your commitment and how much you value your time together. Let your friends know the date and time too, to minimize interruptions and distractions from others.

2) The Outfit. Don’t just wear sweatpants and an old t-shirt. Dress up a little. You don’t have to bring out the New Year’s Eve dress or the vest and tie. But try to pretend that this virtual date is the same as any other date.

3) The Food. Order the same kind of food (pizza, Chinese, Mexican, Italian) don’t stress if you don’t have the same restaurant chain around you both, as long as it’s in the same type of food it’ll help you guys feel like you’re together.

4) The Topics. Don’t just talk about your days and what you did and what you saw. Talk about past trips or memories. I recommend avoiding talking about the weather. Talk about your goals, short term and long term. Talk about your dreams and hopes.

5) The Activity. There are various activity sites you can visit after eating. Find an activity for you both to do. Sitting there looking at each other can become slightly depressing, so play a game! This blog post has several ideas of activities and games on the web:

6) Have fun!