I am an unabashed Boy Meets World fan. By “unabashed,” I mean that if you just so happen to dislike the show and if you just so happen to mock me about it, I’m going to spend the entirety (eternity?) of my afterlife haunting your family bloodline as revenge. Trust me, you don’t want a spectral version of me forcing your great-grandchildren to wet the futuristic space bed. I would say the depth of my knowledge regarding Boy Meets World rivals what P. Bateman knows about Genesis.
That said, the fact I haven’t been consulted about the Girl Meets World spin-off is not only a travesty but also a crime against humanity (or at least the portion of humanity that owns televisions and watches Disney shows). We all know that remakes and re-boots are destined to disappoint the hardcore fans of the original material. It’s inevitable. However, that doesn’t mean an effort shouldn’t be made to avoid mediocrity. While I can’t say my ideas guarantee an Emmy-winning program, I will say that the producers better ready themselves for some serious hate mail (or a ghostly haunting) if none of these suggestions make it into the show…
1) Stuart Minkus as a main character. He deserves it. That kid was absolutely shafted on the first go-around. Bringing him back when Cory graduated high school to let them know he was just “on the other side of the school” was a disservice and a disgrace to his nerdy excellence. Make him one of the teachers in GMW, or a creepy next-door neighbor who has a Very Special Episode about him (like that episode of Smart Guy when T.J and his friend buy pirated computer games from a pedophile).
Curious about the other five? Check out Wheel of Why.