Better Than Your Average Disney Comedy, But Barely

June 28, 2014 5:48 AM

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Better Than Your Average Disney Comedy, But Barely

As a 31-year-old who grew up right along with Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) in ABC’s Boy Meets World, I am damned aware that the Disney spinoff/sequel Girl Meets World is definitely not for me to dig into with both claws, feasting upon the philosophical challenges of a girl growing up with a hammy moron for a father. This is a series created not even for general 12-to-whatever-year-olds, but specifically for children who understand and appreciate the Disney model of “stereotypical acts performed by attractive people exactly as the script intends them to be performed, while the biggest, fakest audience laughs along.” And you know what? I laughed, too.

Granted, I was mostly laughing at how goofy and ferociously cornball it all was, but some genuine mirth escaped me from time to time, forcing me to think that maybe Girl Meets World rises above some of the other Disney mess, at least from a humor standpoint. (This is the network that has run multipl...

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