I know I once again missed another date, but this time this was something I did on purpose. If you just entered the site, you may have noticed, I changed the layout of the blog. I’m not sure how long you’ve been here, but I have had this blog going on for five amazing years. While there have been some problems here and there, both online, and outside the blog I like to think I’ve had some pretty good moments. From reviewing the Sonic Fan Film to the epic review of the lost Robotech Movie. And as Seinfeld once said, once you count them all up, that’s when you know.
On a personal note, I’m feeling a lot better than I did, when last you heard from me, while I’m employment still elude me, I’m not feel as depressed as I was before. What I’m trying to get at is, I’m working to get better, and trying not to let down the people I care about, friends, family, and most of all you.
Now back to the blog, of course I’ve got big plans for my 5th anniversary, first of all, the annual Sonic Review, and I’m sure you figured out we’re tackling Sonic SatAM. Next, I’m figuring out how I’m going to celebrate Power Rangers’ 25th anniversary, I’m not going to do a Year of Power Rangers, like I did with Star Trek, as while I enjoyed doing it, I was feeling burnt out very easily. While it’s still a long way down the road, this year’s Marvel Month is going to be very epic, and that’s all I’ll say about it. I also want to talk about the Arrowverse, Gravity Falls, and Gundam at some point, and a special surprise early this year, I’m not going to say all I’ll say is it’s going to be something of a retrospective series, so stay tuned for that, and finally since it was the whole reason I even started this blog to begin with, I’m finally going to talk about the Cutting Room Floor web series, that sadly never got off the ground.
So, to conclude, once again, I must thank each of you for following me, kind words, and sticking with me for both the good and the bad. This isn’t just my anniversary, it’s yours. In fact, in addition to all that I mentioned above, why not join me in the celebration, if you have something, you’d like for me to talk about, leave a comment, and I’ll try and find the time to review it.
Before we begin, I wish to apologize for lack of recaps for Season, between school, the year-long Star Trek event, along with some personal issues, I just didn’t have the time to tackle recapping the season. So with that said…
So, this season sees the kids and Cory heading to high school, continuing to learn, grow, and expand on the kids friendships. But as the season progresses the kids’ lives change in some significant way. Riley for instance learns that sometimes her welcoming, happy-go-lucky behavior won’t work on everyone, that despite being a good person, you won’t always get your way with certain things. Maya finally has a family now that Shawn finally married Katy, and that her brief period impersonating Riley had more of an effect on her than she and Riley realized, and goes on a trip to rediscover herself, which also lead to Shawn rediscover himself and realize that he’s in love with Katy. Farkle also get’s some development, during an episode about discovering their heritage and learning that he had a relative who survived the Holocaust, and was more than likely the only one of his family to survive. The only form of development for Lucas was the (godforsaken) love triangle which finally came to an end when Lucas chose Riley, and Maya and Josh decided to “play the Long Game” meaning their gonna wait for each other, and where did all of this happen, at the Ski Lodge, the very same Ski Lodge that nearly destroyed Cory and Topanga (“America’s Sweethearts!”), and who works at the Ski Lodge? a young man named Evan, who just happens to be Lauren’s son. Who’s his father? Unknown. Something surprising for me this season was that Ava got to have a storyline, and it was a great subplot, involving the split of her parents, and Auggie and Topanga (and at one point Maya and Cory) helping her cope with everything. While I enjoyed this, I kinda wished Ava and Maya would’ve interacted a little more, since Maya knows what she’s going through. Aside from helping Ava, Topanga didn’t have much of a subplot until the final episodes where she’s offered a high paying job in London.
The series didn’t see as many returning characters here, the biggest being just Shawn and a one episode appearance by Mr. Feeny, though it’s made up for it in the finale/penultimate episode (more on that shortly) where everyone form Boy Meets World, even the original actor for Josh came back. Though we don’t see all of them interact with one another (there was going to be a scene with Harley and Stuart that got cut). And I’d be completely remissed if I didn’t mention the new opening titles, which was a shot for shot recreation of the BMW (seasons 5-7) opening. As, per usual, the episodes are aired out of order again, this made evident, in the behind the scenes episode, which if you follow the production codes, is the actual series finale. Speaking of the finale, I thought it was very enjoyable, but it felt a little to similar to BMW’s finale, at least till the ending. Though I will admit, I did laugh my ass off at the Morgan scene.
THE SERIES ITSELF
This series was great, I remember when I first heard rumors circulating about a sequel series, I was excited, even if it wasn’t true, the idea of a continuation to Boy Meets World, and the idea of Cory and Topanga passing on what they learned to the next generation, however I was kinda iffy about Disney Channel airing it, as they’re not the best network to handle the things that Boy Meets World was able to tackle in its seven year run, not to mention back when they aired the series they skipped two episodes (an episode about underage drinking and sex and being friends with benefits. Yet they aired the parental abuse episode with no problem, go figure).To put it simply, they love to play it safe. But, I don’t know how they did it, but they manage to tackle parental abandonment, religion, autism, and politics in a way that didn’t involve talking down to audiences. I really hoped that GMW was going to be the show on the Disney Channel to go the distance, to break the “four season limit”, and go on for at least five or six years. But, the higher ups didn’t see it that way. There are varying reasons for why the series was cancelled ranging from lack of merchandising to the show outgrowing and alienating it’s target audience, personally, I think that’s crap. Was I upset when I found out, yes. Was I happy with the ending we got, yeah, but I still think Disney Channel should’ve stopped the whole random episode airing nonsense, and aired World Meets Girl as the actual final episode.
Oh, and if I didn’t mention it someone else will, there are campaigns to keep the series going on Freeform, or streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu of the like. While they showed interests, and the millions of subscribers kept requesting it, the Netflix campaign failed, why? because Disney doesn’t want to give up the rights. Michael Jacobs said he has said he’s working on saving the series, but only time will tell if that’ll work out or not. Personally, I hope it does work out, because the writers aren’t done telling stories about these kids, they haven’t moved on to the next stages of their lives, and we really want to see where they go. So let’s hope we’ll see them again.
Overall, this was an excellent season, and I’ve said before, I’m gonna keep saying it again, this was an outstanding series. Disney were complete fools for letting this show go. I mean, so what if it didn’t have much in merchandising, or that it was starting to outgrow it’s target demographic, THAT WAS THE POINT OF THE SHOWS! Girl Meets World and Boy Meets World, told the story of the trials and tribulations growing up and the things you learn as you grow. It’s like the header said, no matter how old you are, you’ll never stop meeting the world.
Lastly, to Michael Jacobs, April Kelly, Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Peyton Meyer, Corey Fogelmanis, August Maturo, Ava Kolker, Ceci Balagot, Amir Mitchell-Townes, Cheryl Texiera, Uriah Shelton, Danielle Fishel, Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Danny McNaulty, Lee Norris, Will Friedle, Anthony Tyler Quinn, Betsy Randle, William Russ, Lilly Nicksay, Lindsay Ridgeway, Trina McGee, Matthew Lawrence, and of course, Mr. William Daniels.
Oh, can’t forget about Darby Walker and Sarah Carpenter.
Thank you all for three great years, let’s hope you’ll all come back again someday. And let’s hope it doesn’t take another 20 years to make it happen. Until that day…
RANK: 5 out of 5
I am going to start recapping a new series soon, and I think you might be surprised what it is. In the meantime, come back when we pay tribute to one of the best shows on Cartoon Network.
Well, another year has come to a close, and as such it’s time to look towards the future. First, we’ll start with the bad news, I’m toying with the idea of stopping the Girl Meets World Recaps after Season 2. Now, I haven’t made an official decision, but it’s being considered. This brings us to the next issue, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been going back to school, so posts may be slower (than usual). Back in June, I was offered a writing position on the website, Modern Gafa, I couldn’t take on the position, but I did ask if The Cutting Room, could be an associated website, but they didn’t seem interested.
Now for a bit of good news, this year marks the 50th anniversary of one of my favorite franchises: Star Trek, so once a month I’m doing a top 10 list dedicated to the shows and movies of the long-running franchise. Also, I just remembered, I never did that review of Star Trek Into Darkness, sorry about that folks, I’d say I’d squeeze it in some how, but I’d pretty much be saying what everyone’s already said about it, “It’s a remake of ‘Wrath of Khan’, with a little ‘Space Seed’ mixed in”, but hey Benedict Cumberbatch was great as Khan. But, (and this time, I’m keeping true to my word), I will review Star Trek Beyond.
Next, I know it’s been a LONG time since I did a Ranger Spotlight post. While we a long ways away, we’ve almost reach the 150 mark, and when we reach that point, instead of doing a review of a something, or a movie, I am doing a Q and A, as I feel none of you know me that much, so feel free to send me your questions, in the comments sections, or on Twitter (@DaveRoy92).
Finally, I’m working on a new tab (it’ll be right next to “Home” and “Welcome”), dedicated to some “Holy Grails”, which are rare hard-to-find items, mostly old TV shows, as they’re next to impossible to find and, I’d love to review them sometime. If you have the items, or know where they can be found, leave a comment in the Grail tab.
Alright, so thanks everyone for another enjoyable year, and once again, thank you for helping me reach 100 (134 as of now) posts, and here’s to 2016!
Oh, and Transformers: ReVisited, Season 1 should be up soon (hopefully)!
Hey there, sorry for lack of updates, I’m sure if you read my last post you probably know I was in mourning of the loss of one of my role models: Justin Carmical, I still miss him and I spent all week watching his series in his honor, I’ll have a new post tomorrow (hopefully), but I digress, I have a couple announce… never mind the title gave it away.
First, my comparison posts which I’m calling Dare To Compare (though I may change it). The first will be a comparison between the films Can’t Buy Me Love and it’s remake Love Don’t Cost A Thing.
Secondly, next month I will be doing Top 10’s honoring the show How I Met Your Mother which is ending it’s run on the 31st of that month. Each Top 10 will showcase episodes, characters, guest stars and, songs.
Next, sometime this summer I’m taking a look at the animated shows (and movies) of the DC Animated Universe. Just consider warm up for this falls Marvel Month II
Finally, I have started a Tumblr account, I’ll try to keep updated as much as I can. If you have a tumblr feel free to follow me at the link below:
So, who here figured out what I’ve been planning for tomorrow? Just kidding, I know I flat out told you the answer. Anyway this is Marvel Month, where we take a look at that the animated series’ that either made or break Marvel Entertainment.
Just for the record, we are looking at show that were made throughout the (EXRTEME!!!) 90’s only, so if you were expecting a review of Spectacular Spider-Man, you’ll have to wait. I may look into shows from the new millennium and new 10’s someday, but not now. So keep a look out for my review of X-Men: The Animated Series tomorrow.
And in the immortal words of my mentor Stan Lee: EXCELSIOR!
So after five months without over-the-top laughter and new internet memes that everyone can’t help but to quote, Nostalgia Critic has returned to the inter-webs after being sucked into the Plot Hole in To Boldly Flee and becoming a disgruntled former child star. The first movie he reviewed in his new run was Odd Life of Timmothy Green, this was the movie that made him wanna bring back N.C., the movie that gave him the inspiration to make Review Must Go On. And of course the show was outstanding! He even kept the two actors from Demo Reel on to participate in the cutaways. I think I speak for everyone when I say “Welcome back Nostalgia Critic”. Tune in every two weeks for new episodes of Nostalgia Critic on Blip.tv.
In other ThatGuyWithTheGlasses news if you loved Disneycember, then you’re gonna love this new animation company related month called Dreamworks-uary. All this month Doug will discuss the CG, 2D, and stop motion films that Dreamworks has to offer. so keep a look out for the Shrek review sometime tonight or tommorrow.
Before we get to this part I just wanna say this has nothing to do with Doug Walker or TGWTG.
Long before the blog I wanted to be a screenwriter (hell, I still do). Last summer I wrote a film based on one of my favorite Tokusatsu series Ultraman! All year I wondered how I would get the money to finance the film until finally, I recently found out that Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder is developing a movie starring everyones favorite black-white supremisist Uncle Ruckus. This discovery led me all the way to a website called Kickstarter, a website where anyone can donate money to a independent project (films, Video Games, Comics, Etc.). I might start one, but I’m still uncertain. I’ll keep you posted.