Rhode Island Comic Con took place this past weekend in Providence. After a debacle last year involving oversold tickets and locked-out attendees, many were ready to write off “The Biggest Show in the Smallest State.” Even in my dedication to covering the con, I had a few reservations. I’m happy to report that Altered Reality Entertainment pulled off a more successful convention this year, but there is definite room for improvement. Miscommunication and layout issues were the root of much frustration, but the celebrity guests made it worthwhile.
Since late 2012, I’ve been eagerly gobbling up every bit of information I can find about a certain spin-off that’s about to debut on the Disney Channel this summer. That is, of course, Girl Meets World, the anticipated follow-up to Boy Meets World which ran from 1993 to 2000.
The original series was a school-based comedy that cleverly balanced quirky characters with life-lesson plotlines. It eventually expanded to follow characters like Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence through high school and college. It was, in essence, a show you could grow up with.
Girl Meets World seems to be getting back to those original roots. Topanga and Cory, whose marriage was one of the milestones of the original series, are now happily settled in New York City and balancing their careers with their three two kids. Rowan Blanchard plays the titular ‘girl’ Riley Matthews, the oldest of two Matthews children. Meet her and her best friend Maya Hart (Sabrina Carpenter) in the trailer below.