‘Girl Meets World’ makes me cry on a weekly basis

By Joanna Mendoza

Rowan Blanchard and Ben Savage in a scene from the opening credits of "Girl Meets World."

Charmers new and old. Rowan Blanchard and Ben Savage in a scene from the opening credits of “Girl Meets World.”

Months before Girl Meets World was supposed to start, I decided to binge-watch Boy Meets World. I never finished it and I felt that Corrie et al were too special to simply be read about on Wikipedia.

I remember Cory (Ben Savage) and Shawn (Rider Strong) from when they were little, from the earlier episodes. I know the show went on until the characters had gone to college, but I don’t remember having seen any of those college eps. I don’t even remember them graduating high school. I think my siblings and I stopped watching Boy when the Disney Channel here stopped airing new episodes.

Come Boy marathon day, my husband picked a random ep from the latter seasons. In the episode, Eric was looking for a new place to stay because his roommate’s girlfriend was being a bitch. Actually, I don’t really know the nitty gritty of what was happening there; I just knew even then that you don’t kick Will Friedle out of your dorm room unless you’re insane.

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THROWBACK: ‘Groundhog Day’: An unlikely philosophical story

BY Jen T. Tuazon

Groundhog Day (1993, Comedy)

Groundhog Day (1993, Comedy)

The critically acclaimed movie Groundhog Day, from its title, to its plot, to its main star, would never have struck me as a “thinking” movie. But the film is just that. And more.

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