'Girl Meets World' came very close to nailing it this week.
It also helped that they essentially rewrote a classic ‘Boy Meets World’ episode.
Cloris Leachmen guests on ‘Girl Meets World' | THR
Have you come to accept ‘Girl Meets World’ for what it is yet? It hasn’t improved all that much in the handful of episodes since the pilot, and is still a bit overstated and all over the place. But there has been some incremental success in the more grounded elements of the show. That said, it’s wildly inconsistent even from scene to scene.
Promo: This season on ‘Girl Meets World’
I actually feel a little better about the show after watching this.
After a seemingly endless year-and-a-half-long wait, Girl Meets World finally premieres Friday night (and you can watch it online now) — but let’s get this out of the way early: It is not the show you remember and it is likely not the show you’ve been waiting for. That show, our beloved Boy Meets World, is gone and has been for 14 years. In its place is a winking, fun house mirror version of a sequel, which may leave many longtime fans heartbroken. But don’t be afraid: We children of the ’90s will band together in our grief and mourning. And if we work through these five steps of grief together, we may just come to appreciate Girl Meets World for what it is and love Boy Meets World even more.
I wrote this! It pretty much sums up how I feel about ‘Girl Meets World.’ Fear not, despite the doom and gloom format of the article, the show isn’t a total failure. The article even has a bit of an uplifting twist at the end. I’d love to hear what people think.
TV Line gave 2 opinions on the show (one from a ‘Boy Meets World’ diehard and another from a critic with no familiarity but knowledge of kids’ programming), and neither are that scathing. They don’t address whether the show is funny, which is my main concern, but they don’t outright dismiss it as cheesy nonsense either (my other main concern).
Watch: ‘Girl Meets World' opening credits | EW