Girl meets world pilot feeny ford

girl meets world pilot feeny ford

Note:  The pilot for Disney Channel's Boy Meets World spinoff, Girl Meets World, is now available to watch ahead of its official broadcast premiere on June 27. Verified Watch Disney users can check out the first full episode  here .

Honestly, Disney Channel's Girl Meets World had a lot to live up to in terms of following in the footsteps of its beloved precursor, Boy Meets World. In the premiere episode, the spinoff tackles the issue head-on with a storyline that serves as a passing of the torch, from BMW's Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) to his wide-eyed, 11-year-old daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard). In that sense, the pilot gives viewers a good idea of whose show this really is, even if the actual show  remains a bit of a mystery (but that's often the case with pilots anyway).

With that in mind, GMW's premiere squarely centers on Riley and her best friend Maya Hart (Sabrina Carpenter), who are both very much the female, modern-day equivalents of BMW's Cory and Shawn (respectively). Not unlike those characters, Riley is a good-natured kid, eager to take on the world, while Maya is a feisty rebel-type with a questionable upbringing. Together, they're sugar, spice and everything nice.

For her part, Blanchard definitely  looks like a Matthews, and even bears a striking resemblance to Savage, although her performance can be a little cringeworthy at times. Then again, that might be the point, since her character is supposed to be awkward and a little dorky. Nevertheless, she has a great rapport with Carpenter, who shines as Maya. In fact, Carpenter even has the potential to become the breakout star of Girl Meets World.

Joining Riley and Maya are fellow students Farkle Minkus (Corey Fogelmanis) and Lucas Friar (Peyton Meyer). As his surname suggests, Farkle is the son of Stuart Minkus (from the old show), with a personality ten times more exuberant than his forebear's. Even so, Farkle has Minkus's penchant for the ladies, including equal infatuation with Riley and Maya. Lucas, meanwhile, is set up to be Riley's love interest, but his Texas background doesn't keep him from being completely bland, especially when compared to the rest of the students. Overall though, GMW's classroom dynamic feels very similar to that of Boy Meets World: Season 1's -- that is, unabashedly cheesy, but uniquely smart.

Of course, the undeniable standout here is Cory -- or rather,  Mr. Matthews  -- who's now Riley's history teacher at John Quincy Adams Middle School (a clever nod to BMW's John Adams High). Not surprisingly, Cory does an excellent job of transitioning into the role of mentor, much like Mr. Feeny before him (who also makes a short cameo appearance). Cory even has Feeny's habit of turning school lessons into  life lessons, as the Civil War becomes a metaphor for his own storyline with Riley. Still, Savage brings the same magnetic charm he flaunted in the original series, using his rubber face and snappy one-liners to good effect.

Alas, Danielle Fishel's Topanga is only briefly seen in the pilot (as is the littlest Matthews, Auggie, who seemingly inherited his mother's flower-child tendencies). However, given the episode's focus on Riley, Maya and Cory, it's understandable that Topanga wouldn't be featured as much in this first half-hour. Here's hoping she gets more screen time in the future -- within reason, obviously. After all, this is a show for new viewers and old BMW fans alike.

Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming-of-age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews (portrayed by Ben Savage ). The show follows Cory and his friends and family through seven seasons, from his middle school days as a pre-pubescent child to his life in college as a married man. The show aired from 1993 to 2000 on ABC , part of the network's TGIF lineup. The entire series has since been released on DVD, as well as on iTunes . A sequel titled Girl Meets World , focusing on Cory and Topanga and their teen daughter Riley, ran on Disney Channel from June 27, 2014 to January 20, 2017.

Cory and Topanga face a major obstacle in their marriage plans when Topanga’s parents go through a divorce, and she decides to call off the wedding. She breaks up with Cory completely and tells him that she doesn’t believe in love. Topanga is convinced that she is doing what is best for herself and Cory until her mother comes to explain everything and tell her that love is worth the risk.

Chet dies of a heart attack, and Jack reacts by admitting feelings for Rachel. They start dating, which causes problems for Jack and Eric. Crushed, Eric decides to move out of the apartment so that he doesn't get in the way of Jack and Rachel and later sleeps in Mr. Feeny’s car. Shawn goes on a road trip to deal with his father's death, saying he won't come back. He does return however when the new Matthews baby, Joshua, is born prematurely and has a small chance of survival. Shawn receives a letter from his mother, confessing she is not his biological parent. Shawn unsuccessfully searches for his biological mother. Alan offers to adopt Shawn, but he decides that it was not necessary because Shawn knows that he is already part of the family.

In the series finale, Cory, Topanga, Shawn, and Eric all head to New York City, where Topanga has been offered a dream internship at a law firm. Angela decides to move overseas with her father, and Jack and Rachel join the Peace Corps in Guatemala. The final scene has Cory, Topanga, and Shawn having a final meeting with Mr. Feeny in their old sixth grade classroom, along with Eric, with each one telling him how important he is in their life and to cherish each other forever.

ABC Family was the first network since ABC to show all the accurate introductions for each of the show's seven seasons. For the broadcast syndication and Disney Channel airings between 1997 and 2007, the opening title sequence from season four (along with a slightly modified version of the theme music from that season) anachronistically replaced the title sequences for the first three seasons, while the opening titles for seasons four through seven were kept intact.

The name of John Adams High School is an homage to William Daniels' long-running role in the Tony-award-winning Broadway play (and later film ) 1776 , in which Daniels played Founding Father John Adams .

Internationally, reruns of the series have been broadcast on Canada's YTV , Family Channel , and ABC Spark ; the Canadian version of ABC Family. In Brazil , the show was aired by SBT (terrestrial television) and Disney Channel Brazil (cable television) until 2005.



Girl Meets World (TV Series 2014– ) - IMDb

Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming-of-age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews (portrayed by Ben Savage ). The show follows Cory and his friends and family through seven seasons, from his middle school days as a pre-pubescent child to his life in college as a married man. The show aired from 1993 to 2000 on ABC , part of the network's TGIF lineup. The entire series has since been released on DVD, as well as on iTunes . A sequel titled Girl Meets World , focusing on Cory and Topanga and their teen daughter Riley, ran on Disney Channel from June 27, 2014 to January 20, 2017.

Cory and Topanga face a major obstacle in their marriage plans when Topanga’s parents go through a divorce, and she decides to call off the wedding. She breaks up with Cory completely and tells him that she doesn’t believe in love. Topanga is convinced that she is doing what is best for herself and Cory until her mother comes to explain everything and tell her that love is worth the risk.

Chet dies of a heart attack, and Jack reacts by admitting feelings for Rachel. They start dating, which causes problems for Jack and Eric. Crushed, Eric decides to move out of the apartment so that he doesn't get in the way of Jack and Rachel and later sleeps in Mr. Feeny’s car. Shawn goes on a road trip to deal with his father's death, saying he won't come back. He does return however when the new Matthews baby, Joshua, is born prematurely and has a small chance of survival. Shawn receives a letter from his mother, confessing she is not his biological parent. Shawn unsuccessfully searches for his biological mother. Alan offers to adopt Shawn, but he decides that it was not necessary because Shawn knows that he is already part of the family.

In the series finale, Cory, Topanga, Shawn, and Eric all head to New York City, where Topanga has been offered a dream internship at a law firm. Angela decides to move overseas with her father, and Jack and Rachel join the Peace Corps in Guatemala. The final scene has Cory, Topanga, and Shawn having a final meeting with Mr. Feeny in their old sixth grade classroom, along with Eric, with each one telling him how important he is in their life and to cherish each other forever.

ABC Family was the first network since ABC to show all the accurate introductions for each of the show's seven seasons. For the broadcast syndication and Disney Channel airings between 1997 and 2007, the opening title sequence from season four (along with a slightly modified version of the theme music from that season) anachronistically replaced the title sequences for the first three seasons, while the opening titles for seasons four through seven were kept intact.

The name of John Adams High School is an homage to William Daniels' long-running role in the Tony-award-winning Broadway play (and later film ) 1776 , in which Daniels played Founding Father John Adams .

Internationally, reruns of the series have been broadcast on Canada's YTV , Family Channel , and ABC Spark ; the Canadian version of ABC Family. In Brazil , the show was aired by SBT (terrestrial television) and Disney Channel Brazil (cable television) until 2005.