Girl Meets World

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Disney Channel’s new hit series, Girl Meets World, is something Boy Meets World lovers should look into. This spinoff carries the same morals, relatable situations and comedy just like in Boy Meets World, which admirers will love.

The show follows 13-year-old Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard), Topanga and Cory’s daughter, through the challenges of growing up in a big world.

Boy Meets World fanatics should definitely take a peek at this family-oriented show because of some of the topics it touches on. The show hits on subjects like popularity, inner beauty, lying and flirting.

Not only do the issues strike a familiar cord, but the unexpected moments also make the show quite special.

The scene that stood out most in episode four, titled “Girl Meets Father,” was when Cory (Ben Savage) danced with Riley and her best friend Maya Hart (Sabrina Carpenter). During this moment, Cory called Maya his daughter, even though Maya is not related to the Matthews family. Despite Maya’s absent father, Cory decided to be her father figure. He takes her under his wing and is determined to love her as he loves Riley. A heart-felt moment like this makes the show worth watching.

Fans should also watch for Topanga (Danielle Fishel) and Cory. Their scenes are always cute and funny.

My favorite moment was in the sixth episode, called “Girl Meets Popular,” when Topanga became her old self again. Topanga stood in front of a mirror and the younger version of herself from Boy Meets World appeared. Right after, Cory stood behind Topanga and held her while she glanced at her younger self. Then a flashback scene occurred, where Cory and Topanga are children talking to each other in class. Then the scene changes back to Cory holding Topanga in front of the mirror.

Although this scene was brief, it reminded the audience of what they missed while watching Boy Meets World. The relationship between Topanga and Cory are what fans enjoyed about the show. Just like in Boy Meets World, fans can get a taste of that same spark in Girl Meets World.

Aside from Cory and Topanga’s chemistry, Riley’s little brother Auggie (August Maturo) and her other best friends Farkle (Corey Fogelmanis) and Lucas Friar (Peyton Meyer) provide good laughs during the show.

Auggie is honest, innocent and has the ability to make you want to pinch his cheeks and say, “Aww, you’re so cute.” Farkle is another story. This energetic and charismatic guy definitely makes me laugh. I enjoy his loyalty for his girls Riley and Maya. I also enjoy Lucas. This southern gentleman is quite the catch and is understanding toward his friends. Overall, these fellows bring something light and charming to every episode.

In addition to the boys, I admire Maya and Riley. Maya is spunky and will tell Riley and anyone else the truth whether they like it or not. Although sarcastic, she always has the best interests at heart for those she loves. Riley is my favorite because she likes to do the right thing. This little butterfly is very sweet and just wants everyone around her happy.

To catch Girl Meets World, tune in to Disney Channel every Friday at 8:30p.m.

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