- Starring: William Russ, Betsy Randle, Will Friedle
This gentle yet mildly surreal sitcom was part of ABC's "TGIF" lineup aimed at pre-teens and early teens. Its tenure lasted from 1993 through its end in 2000. The people in the world of teenager Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) continue to test his theories about life and relationships, on the fourth season of "Boy Meets World."
Topanga (Danielle Fishel) is one person who continues to test Cory's outlook and emotions in the ways of young love. Though they are back together again after a bumpy start, anything could happen when it comes to their relationship.
His best friend, Shawn (Rider Strong), no longer lives with English teacher Jonathan Turner ( Anthony Tyler Quinn), but with his truck-driver dad, who has moved back to town. Cory, who was instrumental in bringing the father and son together, hopes that Shawn's mother will also rejoin the family.
Cory's older brother, Eric (Will Friedle), failed to get accepted to a four-year college, even after all of his amusing yet sincere efforts to do so. He must now figure out if he's either going to make a fresh start living out of town or stay within the comforts of home.
Eric isn't the only one trying to decide what's best for his life. Their dad (William Russ) is also at a point where he must decide his future. He's worked at the grocery store since his teenage years and wonders if it isn't time to explore a different career. Fortunately, there's always Cory's mom, Amy (Betsy Randle), to give everyone guidance and all sorts of helpful advice; and his little sister, Morgan (Lindsay Ridgeway), to add her ten-year-old point of view.
At high school, the ever-present and wise Principal George Feeny (William Daniels) continues to make Cory's and Shawn's lives more challenging. The principal even gets involved with former student Eric as he makes some educational decisions. Feeny, who still lives next door to the Matthews, has a unique way of always seeming to know what unpredictable antics the young men are up to. (ABC Season 4 Press Release)… Expand
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Sep 24, 1993
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 08:30 PM
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Boy Meets World starts out surprisingly fresh and funny...And surprise -- it pretty much stays that way. [19 Sept 1993, p.TV-8]
Fresher and more intelligent than most youth-oriented comedies. [24 Sept 1993, p.12C]
Savage is just fine as the sharp boy with lots of ideas, and Daniels is excellent in what might have been a routine role. Writers Michael Jacobs and April Kelly have even included a message in the format -- the value of love, something Cory presumably learns. [23 Sept 1993]
Borrows heavily from both "Leave it to Beaver" and the original "Dennis the Menace." [24 Sept 1993, p.57]
Boy Meets World isn't as classy as "The Wonder Years" - the opening episode doesn't show much willingness to color outside the lines, which Fred's show often did. But the chances that Boy Meets World will stay around are quite good. [19 Sept 1993, p.9C]
The marvelous Daniels rises above the cuteness, but he deserves a worthier foe than the loud, whiny Savage. A St. Elsewhere rerun, anyone? [23 Sept 1993, p.7]
Plays with an all too rapid-fire, rat-tat-tat pace that tramples humor in its forward rush...Quite so, the jokes come at breakneck speed and are not very amusing. Moreover, there is something about this series that seems disingenuous, owing more to tired situation comedy convention than to freshly crafting a view of the American family within the sitcom context. [24 Sept 1993]
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1