And, yeah, that's right. I'm calling this a Season 1 episode. Season 1 opening? Corey Fogelmanis credited as an "Also Starring" after the opening credits is over? Season 1 episode. That's how we do. Also, the physical differences between the cast then and now (particularly Rowan and Corey) is so egregious that I can't try to pretend this actually follows the events of "New Teacher" without quitting.
Well, I've watched this damn episode so I'm not going to waste my own time or yours anymore than they've already been wasted. No one expected this episode to be anything but bad, and yet, that it could be this bad is almost beyond belief. The humor was so aggressively terrible... I just don't know what to say here. I was just so utterly embarrassed to have this associated with Boy Meets World, especially during anything having to do with Auggie and Ava (which... was most of it.) Michael Jacobs fucking co-wrote this. Does he have no shame? No sense of decency? Who did he co-write it with? His son, David Jacobs. While I have no doubt that young David is owed the lion's share of blame, since this guy obviously wouldn't be getting a writing gig on any show not produced by his father, that Michael contributed enough to share a writing credit and this is the best thing we got, and that Michael even let this air, family be damned, is a blight on MJ's record.
Nothing worked here, not just Auggie and Ava. Nothing. Cory and Topanga didn't work (in their, like, cameos in this episode). Maya and Riley didn't work. Farkle and Lucas didn't work. The fish store guy didn't work. There's no reason for deeper analysis. This was an abomination. I'm not even going to keep talking.
Episode Rating: F (This is, without question, the worst episode of this series. Every other episode ought to be raised a full letter grade by virtue of not being this episode)
Episode MVP: Nope. Na uh. No, sir. If I have to, Rowan Blanchard, I guess, but bleeeeeccccch. Blech to all of this. Blech to everyone.
This show's grounded for a week so it can sit silently in the corner and think about what it's done. But we'll see you on the 7th (and maybe before for something? Who the hell knows?) for Girl Meets Yearbook.
Hello all, I am back in the land of the living. I'm about to watch this episode, but I've already read Christian's review and all your comments. I am not excited, but I have Chinese food so it won't be 100% awful.
|Pictured: Sean and Christian|
To Jacobs's credit, I doubt any of the other whodunnit shows came up with anything as clever as an owl detective saying "hoooo-dunnit," but other than that every single thing was wrong. This is something you would show to kindergarteners, not middle school+.
It's a good thing I thought of that bit with Jack and Shawn, because watching some of Brotherly Shove to get that picture reminded me that Jacobs is capable of greatness, and it makes you wonder how it all went so wrong for this "episode,"
Girl Meets Fish receives an F.
F-. You're getting held back a year and I'm calling your parents.