“Star Wars” isn’t the only thing Disney will be rebooting in the next few years — the cast of “Boy Meets World” is all grown up, and Disney is going to continue the story.
The new show, “Girl Meets World,” will focus on the daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews and her pre-teen drama. It has been confirmed this week that original cast members Ben Savage (Cory) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga) will return for their original roles.
Alyson Fullmer, an English major from West Jordan, said she’s excited for the new show, especially since it since Savage and Fishel will be returning.
“I think it’s awesome that they’re bringing back the original Cory and Topanga,” Fullmer said. “I just wonder if the fan base will be different, if the younger generation will watch it or if it’s gonna be all the people who used to watch it before.”
Lisa Cheney, a junior from Bountiful, said she grew up on the original show and is excited for the new show.
“It was a great show back then, and I think it’ll be fun to have it back,” Cheney said.
Cheney said it will be interesting, and kind of weird, to see Cory as a dad, but she thinks the show will be fantastic.
But as much as some fans are excited about a classic childhood memory coming back to the tube, they’re a little nervous about how it could turn out.
“I’m a little bit skeptical, but I like that Disney is bringing it back with a new idea, not just the same storyline with different characters,” Nate Fullmer, a sophomore from Springville, said.
Fullmer said in order for the show to be successful, it must have Shawn, should at least feature Eric and, of course, has to have Mr. Feeny.
While Fullmer believes people who grew up with the show will be excited to see what the new show is like, he doesn’t think it will be very successful with them; rather, it will appeal more to younger generations. Nonetheless, Fullmer is still looking forward to it.
“I’m excited to see it and look forward to how it turns out,” Fullmer said.
Psychology major Emily Allan, who watched every episode growing up, said she’s not really sure how she feels about the new version.
“At first I thought it would be kind of cool, but the more I read and think about it, I don’t really like it,” Allan said.
Allan isn’t a fan of Cory being the new Feeny, as he will be his daughter’s seventh-grade history teacher, nor does she like that the daughter’s best friend is almost the same character as Shawn, who struggles with father/abandonment issues.
“It should be similar, but they’re making it almost exactly the same too much,” Allan said.
Allan is also hesitant about the show because she feels the original show was very wholesome and taught valuable life lessons and the importance of family, but she doesn’t think the new show will be able to do that.
“The original emphasized family and staying together while going through problems, and that’s not TV anymore — that’s not what sells,” Allan said.
Some fans are just outright against the idea of bringing the show back.
“I just am worried that it’s just going to get ruined,” Kirk Garrett, a Spanish major, said. “It seems like it might just be another bad reboot.”
Garrett agreed with Allan, saying that if it doesn’t teach important life lessons like the original show, it will just be another mindless and pointless TV show. Garrett’s biggest concern is that the show had better have the same characters.
“If Feeny’s not around, then the universe where ‘Boy Meets World’ is set in is just going to collapse in on itself,” Garrett said.