Um…Hi? It’s been exactly two years to the day since I last posted here.
“But Nikki, I thought this blog was dead.”
Turns out, it’s only mostly dead. Sometimes there’s nostalgia news that so big and so amazing that I simply don’t have any choice but to write about it here. Even though probably no one is reading anymore. Long form blogging is dead, you know (fuck you, Twitter).
Since starting this here blog in the olden days of 2008, my most popular post by hits has ALWAYS been the Boy Meets World post I did about Cory and Shawn’s relationship, which can be read here.
So you guys know I have an intense fondness for Boy Meets World.
Which is why it’s so exciting that Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter, my favorite angsty boi), Will Friedle (Eric Matthews, my favorite Himbo) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga Lawrence, smart n’ sexy) are hosting a podcast where they rewatch Boy Meets World.
I’ve listened to the first two episode and they are fantastic. Friends in real life, the three hosts have a great rapport and seem to know exactly what the listeners are going to want. There are a million behind the scenes goodies you get, from audition stories, real-life wisdom given to them by Bill Daniels (Feeny himself), to the wardrobe choices, to the process of making a TV show, which is something that’s a mystery to so many people. Plus an adorable two minutes with Rider Strong’s seven year old son who watched the pilot episode with him.
Going forward, they plan on having other cast members and writers on future episodes. William Russ (Alan Matthews), Trina McGee-Davis (Angela), Bill Daniels (Fee-hee-hee-nay) have all been announced.
Boy Meets World is one of those rare shows with staying power, even as the 1990’s get further and further away. I never really watched it when it first aired (I talk about this in my previous BMW post), but I found an really intense comfort in watching it after my first child was born and I was struggling emotionally. It got me through some pretty dark days and it’ll always remain a favorite of mine for that reason. It was such a wonderful mixture of goofball humor, moral lessons that (mostly) avoided being overly preachy, A ton of self-referential humor long before Community ever did it, a beautiful touch of angst (I love you, Shawn Hunter) and a cast with chemistry that was *chef’s kiss.*
Anyway, seriously. Give it a listen. You won’t be sorry.