Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Design change?

For the first time since creating this thing, I fiddled with the design. Added a shabbily put together banner, changed the color scheme to blue and purple to reflect the logo. Thoughts? Like this? Like the old one better? Want it to be different entirely? Couldn't care less? Let me know!

Morgan to return!

Hey guys,

To keep this blog alive in what is apparently more than a month long wait until the next episode of Girl Meets World, here I am popping in with news.

So, the GMW writers confirmed today that Cory and Eric's sister, Morgan, will indeed appear, and while they didn't specify Season 2, if they're confirming it, it's probably Season 2.

Oddly, though, when asked who would be playing her they said "We'll probably start chronologically." which means... what? Maybe it just means Lily Nicksay, but it also kind of sounds like it means she'll be in two episodes and in the first she'll be played by Lily Nicksay and in a later episode she'll be Lindsay Ridgeway? 'Cause... please don't do that. That sounds stupid. Just pick one. I don't even care which. I'd probably prefer Nicksay, but Ridgeway did have the role longer, so she's fine too. But pick one. The other one can cameo as someone else sometime.

Besides this casting ambiguity, though, I'm actually excited for the idea. Sure, Morgan was largely useless on Boy Meets World, but GMW can be a chance for her to prove her relevance to the franchise, much like it appears to be Josh's chance to do the same. She'd be in her late 20s now, and would offer a great opportunity to be a 'cool aunt' for Riley, giving her a younger, possibly hipper, female role model to look up to than Topanga. Riley should have one of those, someone representing the kind of person Riley wants to be in 10-15 years.

So, any thoughts on this? And is there a consensus on who should play Morgan?

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Episode Review: Girl Meets Farkle's Choice (#1.19)

Episode Title: "Girl Meets Farkle's Choice"
Episode Number: 19
Boy Meets World Episodes Borrowed From: I can't think of anything for the main plot, but the subplot with Topanga and Auggie reminded me a bit of Season 1's "Class Pre-Union" where Morgan had an obnoxious friend with an obnoxious mother, and Amy and Morgan like... taught'em a lesson.
Cory's History Lesson and Relevance: Poor little Canada is our greatest ally, so we best not take them for granted. He's really condescending toward Canada. I guess it's relevant, but I don't necessarily grant his premise.
Episode Review: 

Let's get some other topics out of the way since... who cares about this episode? It was announced this week that both Trina McGee-Davis (Angela) and Blake Clark (Chet) will be returning to Girl Meets World in Season 2 - joining Will Friedle, Rider Strong, William Daniel, and a cadre of other BMW vets for that season. What do we think of this? I already spoke about my thoughts about the idea of Angela's return in the "Master Plan" review - I'm not against the idea, as long as it's to provide Shawn with closure and not reunite them. Chet, though? Why Chet? Don't get me wrong, I like Chet a lot. Probably my favorite non-main-cast-member BMW character. But the guy's been dead for 15 years. The actor has aged since then. They went to the ghost well once-too-often as it is. I think this is a mistake. But - is it kind of a "Screw it. We want to bring everyone back at least once. And how else do we get Blake Clark on?" situation?