Boy Meets World
I loved TGIF on ABC back in the 90’s. It was a great time. Although I probably should have been out partying and dating like most people my age, I preferred to plop my butt in front of the TV. Some of the shows on the Friday night line-up were Perfect Strangers, Full House, Family Matters (I love Jaleel White!), Mr. Belvedere, and Just the Ten of Us. This blog is about Boy Meets World, another TGIF show.
Boy Meets World centered around Cory Matthews (played by Ben Savage) and his buddy Shawn Hunter (played by Rider Strong). Both boys became teen idols in the mid 90’s. Many color pinups and posters could be found of them in Tiger Beat, Bop, and other teen magazines. Even though Ben Savage played the main character on the show, I think Rider Strong was more popular as a teen idol.
Boy Meets World ran from 1993 to 2000 on ABC and had many great characters during those years. Cory’s brother Eric was played by Will Friedle who was hilarious. I think he was my favorite character on the show.
Cory’s girlfriend Topanga Lawrence was played by Danielle Fishel. She looked like a weeble wobble. Her boobs always seemed huge and pushed up in her face. She dated ’N Sync member, Lance Bass for a bit. That’s cute.
Shawn’s half-brother, Jack Hunter, showed up in the fifth season. Jack was played by hunky Matthew Lawrence, another teen idol. Matt is the younger brother of Joey Lawrence. Lots of hotness in that family. I thought Matt did a great job, especially when paired with Will Friedle.
I don’t see Boy Meets World anymore when I’m channel surfing. Disney owns the rights to the show and I know they edited the show to make it kid Disney friendly. I can’t believe they had to edit Boy Meets World. Whatever. You can stream it now on Hulu.
Boy Meets World had a spinoff that ran from 2014 to 2017 called Girl Meets World. It featured the life of Cory and Topanga’s daughter as she made her way through her school years, much like the original series did with Cory.
I think I’ll fire up the Hulu and watch some Boy Meets World.