Friday, September 27, 2013

When This Boy Rediscovers World (Part 6 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: This season is back to the classic Corey. No longer is the season focused on Topanga's relationship and more about being less bland. This cultivates with my favorite Corey moment ever (The celery poster). This is also the episode where he punches his (real life) brother Fred Savage as well as him living with Shawn as roommates.

SHAWN: Shawn and Angela's relationship are a big focus of this season (which is a decent enough change of pace after the last 3rd of season 5). He grows to the character we think of as shawn. He writes poetry, he has a girlfriend he loves. We also see him deal with sadness more than ever before when his dad dies near the end of the season.

TOPANGA: Topanga is at her most controlling this season (more so than even last years Christmas episode). In the final episode she finds out that her parents are getting divorced which devastates her.

MR. FEENEY: This is the season we see Mr. Feeney in love. The season ends with his marriage to the Dean. This is 100% the Feeney we typically think of, he's a romantic, a friend, a mentor but still a stern educator.

ERIC: Eric remains mostly the same except that he's head over heels in love with his new roommate Rachel. This leads to an interesting love triangle between him and Jack.

MORGAN: Morgan is as pointless as ever.

MR. AND MRS. MATTHEWS: Mrs. Matthews is pregnant/has a baby and Mr. Matthews has a mild mid-life crisis for an episode. Otherwise nothing changes in their personalities.

JACK: Jack and Eric are in full best friend mode now. I actually forgot entirely about the existence of Jason from Season 2. These two have far better chemistry. They Fight over Rachel (their new roommate) but Jack ends up winning and dating her.

ANGELA: We get to know Angela much better this season. Her and Shawn break up but Corey is determined to (a) get them back together and (b) befriend her. In doing so we get to see more about her character. By the end of the season their relationship future is still up in the air.

This Season is a step up from Season 5. It's much more comedy based (even though it includes the death of Chet Hunter) and the characters are how we remember them. There are a ton of great moments and lines. This episode contains 3 of the most beloved moments in BMW ("Unnnnndapants", "I Mary Poppined Ya!" and Cory/Topanga's duet of War). It still isn't better than Season 4 but it's a close second so far (however I recall loving Season 7 quite a bit it may become a close 3rd very shortly). Also I was half right. They kept the same song as last season but they filmed a new intro to feature Rachel.

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