“Boy Meets World” fans are anxiously awaiting the 2014 premiere of “Girl Meets World.” Disney is getting ready to shoot the first season of the show with alumni Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel. Many other original cast members have signed on for either reoccurring or guest roles and fans are hoping to see the character of Shawn Hunter return. According to a November 1 article by Starcasm, Rider Strong revealed that there is a chance he will return to play his iconic role, but fans may not like what is in store for their favorite bad boy.
Rider Strong revealed that he has talked with Michael Jacobs (writer of both “Boy Meets World” and “Girl Meets World”) and says:
“Michael’s whole rule with Shawn was always that Shawn has to be miserable and that nothing can be good in Shawn’s life. So, we talked about a couple different versions and I’m not sure which way it’s going to end up happening and none of them are very happy,” Rider said. “It’s part of the dynamic of the show that Cory and Topanga are very happy and that they form, especially with their new family, this very healthy cornerstone and Shawn has to be there for the counterpoint of what life would be like if Cory and Topanga didn’t have each other, if they didn’t have their families.”
Of course, Shawn Hunter’s life was never good, but having a friend like Cory Matthews definitely helped to even out the mishaps in his life. It would be interesting to see what Shawn Hunter is up to, but it may be hard for fans to accept that his life didn’t turn out as good as Cory’s, who is now a teacher at his daughter’s school.
Interestingly, “Girl Meets World” will focus on Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley. Although it will not be a carbon copy of “Boy Meets World,” fans of the original are hoping it will help to fill the void, tie together loose ends, and introduce them to an amazing new show.
Speaking of loose ends, perhaps one of the loosest ends that needs attention is the fate of Mr. Turner. The last time the audience saw him was in a hospital bed after a terrible motorcycle accident. There is one clue that suggests he did make it through the accident, though. During the graduation episode, Minkus returns, another character that had not been on the show for some time. He alludes that all is well with Mr. Turner, when he calls to him down the hall. However, Mr. Turner is not shown.
About wrapping up that lose end, Rider Strong said:
“We all wanted him to come back and it just didn’t happen; we had so many other storylines to tie up. So, I’m glad that Michael’s aware of that. Now, thanks to the internet, he’s reading these message boards and seeing the comments and aware the fans, in a way that he couldn’t be then. There was no such thing.”
The internet has certainly transformed television shows and it is fantastic that writers are using internet sites as a way to get feedback from viewers. Because of that, there is a good chance that “Girl Meets World” will be a great show to watch.
© Corrina Jean