let kids be… adults?

I’ve always said that I don’t have guilty pleasures. If I like something or if something brings me pleasure I feel no guilt in enjoying it. Whether it’s a book I’m reading or if I decide to end my day watching Bob Ross episodes on Hulu. i love those happy little trees. That being said, I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit that I watch (albeit not religiously) Girl Meets World.

Being an 80’s baby/child of the 90’s, I knew all about TGIF and the wonder that it was. Some shows I liked more than others, like Full House and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Boy Meets World was a show that I liked until I didn’t anymore. When they got to high school, it got too intense for me and then college came and I totally zoned out. Girl Meets World, however didn’t even wait until high school to get intense and I’m a little annoyed, if we’re being honest.

I just finished watching the Season 2 finale and woof, what an episode. The quick version is that Riley, Corey and Topanga’s daughter, wants to re-do her bedroom, specifically her bay window, before she starts high school. Maya, Riley’s best friend and the Shawn Hunter of the duo, is extremely troubled by this. She doesn’t want change to happen and refuses to believe that everything is going to be OK in the long run.

Long story short, after visits from their friends, Farkle (Minkus’s son!) and Lucas, visits from their former and future selves, and a bunch of flashbacks, they tearfully decide that a re-do would be OK.

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First of all, a big bay window in a big bedroom in a New York City apartment? Yeah, OK. Second, how/why are these girls so mature? This show is on the Disney Channel for God sake! They’ve already dealt with Maya’s abandonment issues, Farkle’s (possible) autism, LOVE TRIANGLES. They’re TWELVE. I’m 28 years old and I don’t deal with half of the emotions they do. Is this the world we live in today? Because when I was their age I was no where near this dramatic. And this is coming from a DRA. MUH. QWEEN.

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I don’t understand why the writers are making the show go in this direction. Let kids be kids. What are they going to do next season when they’re in high school? Or if the show lasts until they get into the real world of college? Or the REAL real world of adult life?

Maybe I shouldn’t be saying anything, considering I made, filled out and sent a Valentine’s Day card featuring me and Harry Styles (thanks, faceinhole.com!) to a friend of mine. So who am I to judge? But at least I know how to be fun and use my imagination. Or, at least, that’s what I’m going with.

The show started off as goofy and Disney channel appropriate. A few episodes in, we’re dealing with Maya’s mom having no money and having to work all the time, therefore contributing to Maya’s abandonment issues. I just feel like it’s taken a sharp turn.

Have you watched Girl Meets World? What do you think?

Let’s discuss!

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