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Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Summary: The sequel to ABC's Boy Meets World finds Riley Mathews (Rowan Blanchard), the daughter of Corey (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel), about to start 7th grade with her best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter).
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Kids
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 25, 2014
    83
    Disney should be sent to detention for passing off such aural plasticity [laugh track], unfairly fouling the repute of the live-audience sitcom. But the rest of Girl Meets World does its job of bringing tween-based family viewing into the 2010s.
  2. Reviewed by: Erik Adams
    Jun 25, 2014
    75
    Replicating the beats of that previous show isn’t as important to Girl Meets World’s potential for success as reviving the spirit of its inspiration. It’s there in measured doses in the pilot, bolstering the broader jokes, staged performances from child actors, and requisite feints toward classroom puppy love.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 25, 2014
    70
    A cute half-hour that capably introduces new characters and sets the table for the new series.
  4. Reviewed by: Emily Yahr
    Jun 27, 2014
    70
    This is, without a doubt, a show for and about teens.
  5. Reviewed by: Marc Snetiker
    Jun 23, 2014
    67
    Girl Meets World does improve significantly after the pilot, but it has yet to recapture the warm spirit that made Boy Meets World shine. [27 Jun 2014, p.58]
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jun 24, 2014
    50
    It has more of the feel of a traditional family sitcom than the louder, jokier competition on Nickelodeon, but the humor is still pretty broad and the plotting blunt for anyone outside that age group.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 26, 2014
    40
    Girl Meets World is hammier than a Smithfield Foods factory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Jun 29, 2014
    10
    The show was VERY reminiscent of BOY MEETS WORLD's EARLY YEARS! I think many BMW fans neglect to remember how "cheesy" BMW was in its early seasons, which is why they need to remember that this show is targeted at an audience that was their age once. Plus, it has original creator Michael Jacobs behind it, whom I'm sure makes sure the show stays intact with the original, as do Savage and Fishel. Give it time to grow, as the stars have said! Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. My theory is that if you hate it, don't comment. Certainly don't insult. Professional reviewers (as opposed to critics) loved Rowan's performance.

    I love it. It captures the spirit of BMW. Like that series this one allows the kids to discover truth and how the "world" works guided and pointed by their parents. It feels good all the way through.

    And while the line "Well done, Mr. Matthews," is poignant, what is left unsaid, though it is very apropos, "Well done, Ms. Matthews."
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  3. Jul 26, 2014
    10
    BMW was a show I grew up with, one I cried with, laughed with, and learned life lessons from. I resisted wanting to watch GMW due to the fact Disney was producing the show, and their current shows are horrid. I had to watch GMW anyways as I needed to see what Cory and Topenga were up to. I admit, I didn't like it at first, the overly bright Disney color scheme, the laugh track, the cheesy script, but the more and more I watched it, and tuned in to every episode to date, I've fallen in love with the show. The story deepens with each episode and each character evolves. I was a skeptic at first, but I do have faith in this show, and I am definitely tuning in to this telling-of-age story, one so similar yet so different, to the one we all knew and loved. Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2014
    10
    This show is amazing. I've never laughed so hard!!!! Also, it provides inspiring moments for teenage kids. And the song is amazing also!!! WATCH THIS SHOW!!!! Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    It is important to remember you cannot rate an ENTIRE season based on one pilot. I still enjoyed this pilot, and it definitely lives up to the original. Also, I have seen the next episode on the watch disney app, and it was even better than the first. So I will stick around, because it is good, even though it is not a BMW remake, it is its own series that WILL stand on its own. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2014
    7
    "Girl Meets World" is unabashedly cheesy and not as good as its predecessor, but it's uniquely smarter than the Disney Channel shows that are airing today. In other words, it's decent, but it has the ability to become something amazing in the future. Expand
  7. Jun 27, 2014
    2
    I loved the show "Boy Meets World" when I was a kid. This equivalent show "Girl Meets World" is not what I was expecting. I waited months to see the hilarious dialect performed on "Girl Meets World" as well as "Boy Meets World", sadly this was not in place. So far in the premiere, it is very cheesy, as how I imagined Disney would make it. The plot is boring, the acting made me cry, and there isn't enough Topanga. Just like Disney would portray it as cheesy,sappy, and stupid. Some Easter Eggs in the show referring to "Boy Meets World" is "Ok". But since the show is made by Disney, I believe it will have no potential, lack of story, and no secret sexual jokes as I enjoyed in the series "Boy Meets World". The good thing about the show, is that Mr. Feeny appeared. I do have to give credit to the show, because its the first episode and its just letting us know who the rest of the characters are. In conclusion, -Bad Things, Not enough Topanga, No sexual jokes(Or funny jokes), horrible acting, horrible script, made by Disney. -Good Things,Mr.Feeny returning. In honesty this made me tear up a bit, knowing that the sequal of my favorite TV series, "Boy Meets Word", is coming to an end. Expand

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