Without a doubt, nostalgia consistently plays a role in the entertainment we consume nowadays. Be it adaptations of books we’ve read decades ago, remakes of films from bygone eras, or continuations of stories that we thought had long been tied up with pretty little bows. In Hollywood, nothing is truly dead. Recently, we got revivals of such shows like The X-Files, Full House, and Gilmore Girls, but before that, Disney brought back another sitcom that my generation grew up with: Boy Meets World. The new show was called Girl Meets World, and it lasted three seasons on Disney Channel.
The show itself was a fun little dose of nostalgia, and from its second season on it even managed to tackle more serious subject matter — the kind of subject matter that its predecessor covered. Unfortunately, the show didn’t gel as much as they hoped, and each season, the show suffered gradual drops in ratings. Last January, it was announced that the show would not be renewed for a fourth season.
Of course, the internet broke out, and in this era, where Netflix is the saving grace of many a series, fans appealed to the streaming service (among others) to pick up the show’s later seasons. With the kids growing up, the show could be aged up accordingly. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like the show creators managed to find a new home for the show, and the Girl Meets World writers Twitter account recently announced that the series is dead for good.
This is indeed unfortunate. While Girl Meets World was by no means a perfect show, it was one with plenty of great moral lessons for a young audience, with just enough nostalgia mixed in to make it worth with for fans of the original series. Like Boy Meets World before it, it would have been great for the audience to grow up with the show, but sadly, the need to invest in a show that could guarantee profits is a cold hard reality.
The only silver lining here is that the ending of Season 3 seemed to be written with the assumption that the show was getting canceled. While there were definitely places it could have gone, it closed things up just enough to be “good enough” for those following. It sure as hell beats the endings that most canceled shows never get.
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SOURCE: Girl Meets World Writers (via Twitter)