If you’re anything like me, a beanie baby-collecting, tamagatchi-saving, walkman-listening, macarena-dancing teenager of the 90′s, get ready for a trip down memory lane.
Remember the 90′s, when Friday night was sacred family time? Before Facebook ruled the calendar. Before we had the world at our fingertips, when it took ten minutes for a website to load…on a computer chained to a desk…in another room…while occupying the only phone line in the house.
In my family, at least, we had a standing appointment from 7 to 9 (central time) each Friday night to gather around the TV and watch some good, wholesome television. Remember that? When prime time television was actually family friendly. When you could watch TV for more than five minutes without having to explain the birds and the bees to your three year old. Full House, Family Matters, Boy Meets World these were the shows that defined my formidable years. DJ, Stephanie, Urkel, Corey, Topanga…they were like extended family to me.
For those of you that can relate, welcome to the beginning of a trip down memory lane. Disney Channel has been working on the sequel to Boy Meets World, aptly titled Girl Meets World. Disney released the first trailer today, and while it leaves much to be desired for us die-hard fans, all signs point to the show we would all expect. A good, wholesome, family friendly show featuring our favorite characters and the types of values you would expect…you know the ones…respect…loyalty…family…purity…the types of values that television today has sent down the river in favor of sex, violence, and cheap laughs.
I freely admit that we regularly watch, and enjoy shows like Big Bang Theory, NCIS, and How I Met Your Mother. But a part of me…the part of me that has been charged with raising a boy that will grow to be a man in this world…longs for a show that we can watch together that is not afraid to stand for what they believe in.
I may be wrong, and this show may completely depart from what we grew up watching and loving, but I, for one, am keeping my fingers crossed that they don’t….that they continue their formula of good, pure television.
So, how about you? Are you looking forward to Girl Meets World?