Wednesday, September 25, 2013

When This Boy Rediscovers World (Part 5 of 7)

I decided I wanted to rewatch all 7 seasons of Boy meets World. Due to the fact that Boy Meets World exists in a weird universe where the continuity is always thrown off I decided it'd be fun to log the characters and their traits throughout the series.


COREY: Half this season is the super dull and hilariously bland Corey while the other half is Corey desperately trying to win Topanga back. The second half has some of the most boring episodes (the one about drinking) and some of the best (The scream parody). Corey is still one of the funniest characters in the show (if not the funniest) but the Topanga relationship drama stuff is too heavy sometimes.

SHAWN: This is the season where Shawn became an alcoholic for an episode. I'm pretty sure he drinks again in Season 6 and 7 but I can't remember for sure. This season he becomes insanely obsessed with Corey and Topanga's relationship. Most importantly he discovers Angela and it opens up his inner intelligence and we see the beginnings of him being poetic.

TOPANGA: This season Topanga and Corey break up and that's sorta the extent of her characters growth this season (until she asks Corey to marry her in the last episode). Also the christmas episode she shows a little bit of her controlling side.

MR. FEENEY: Mr. Feeny's character has the most growth in the episode immediately after Corey and Topanga's breakup. We see that outside the classroom he hates that after this year he won't be a teacher to these students under his care anymore.

ERIC: Everything I said about Eric in Season 4 remains true. He's a complete fool but he's also the most humane and understanding person in the universe of the show. Also he seems to be obsessed with South Park as he makes about 4 references to it this season. 

MORGAN: Morgan gets roughly one line every 5 episodes. She continues being the most pointless and unnecessary character of the show.

MR. AND MRS. MATTHEWS: Nothing new with them.... they yell at Corey, Eric and Shawn as well as show love.

MR. TURNER: If not for one throw away joke in the last episode where the say hello to him off camera I would have said his character was dead.

JACK: This season we meet Jack Hunter (Shawn's long lost half-brother). He doesn't do much but act cool and live with Eric and Shawn. However I know he's here till the bitter end. The only major thing he does this season is date a girl who's actually a witch.

ANGELA: We also meet Angela this season. She helps Shawn open up emotionally and fall in love for the first time ever. Like Jack she doesn't really develop too much yet this season but she's also going to be here till the bitter end.

This season is quite uneven. Some episode are incredible while others are quite forgettable. The best episodes are the scream parody and the hyper-self-aware "Kid Gets Acquainted With The Universe" where each actor gets to play a weird version of themselves. It's a shame that while it has some of the best episodes it's a huge step down from the perfection of Season 4. We also get the most well known theme song for the show. As far as I remember this theme song sticks around until the final episode.

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