I suppose there is something to be said about shows where we literally watch the main characters grow up. This season of Boy Meets World sees Cory Matthews (played by Ben Savage) and his cohorts enter their final year of high school. In some fashion, this is the season where the boy really is about to “meet the world,” but perhaps that is just a little too much poetry smeared onto this season of family friendly prose.
If you can somehow crawl past the horrendous theme song and opening title sequence, you will witness an acceptable Disney comedy, filled with cheesy smiles, over-acting supporting cast, madcap scenarios that have no edge whatsoever, and hearty doses of family oriented life lessons.
This being the Senior Year season, many of the stories for each episode, plus many that run through several, are about changes in lifestyle and moving. Friendships are placed to the test, family matters become a little more adult, including mention of alcoholism, but all are handled in a very light, if not a tad trifling, fashion. But with the characters coming to the cusp of something entirely new in their lives, so too did this series come to the cusp of tackling more signicant issues (and it is my understanding that it is this transition that is favoured amongst fans).
Fullscreen. The picture is fairly fuzzy throughout all 24 episodes. Not a ton of effort was put into the transfer to DVD. I suppose the makers were not anticipating a horde of fans chomping at the bit to continue building their collection.
English 2.0 Dolgby Digital Stereo. Much to my chagrin, that awful opening theme song could not have sounded clearer. The dialogue is not as pure as it can be, but the greatest expense and efforts were not placed onto this show in the first place. Still, a great effort was made in the DVD transfer to produce a nice soundtrack.
My childhood recollection of this show was fond, though I never watched it on any sort of regular basis. Revisiting it now, I can see how it is acceptable viewing but hardly breaks the mold when compared to others of its ilk. At 24 episodes, there is plenty for those that do appreciate it to take in.