Oh what sweet nostalgia it must have been if you're in your 20s or 30s watching this show.
But truly this show, since it's on the Disney Channel, is more geared towards those that are 9-13 years of age. Disney has a reputation for making their content squeaky clean in the past 10-12 years. Ironically they used to syndicate BMW in the afternoon and weekends. They also use to do television programming such as The Jersey, The Famous Jett Jackson, So Weird, Bug Juice, Lizzie McGuire, Flash Forward, The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, Even Stevens, and many other shows that were geared towards the 12- 19 year olds. Yes Disney use to pull in people that were at the end of their high school careers or in college! The content then was VERY different from what they choose to show now. Reminds me of Save by the Bell cheesy story lines these days with the current programming. Dog with a Blog is a good example. Yes a Dog that blogs, don't even ask go YouTube it!
Now what drew me into this show was the fact it had the original show creator, Michael Jacobs and the original stars from the show, Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel). They also added in a few surprise guest appearances along the way.
Every now and then you catch some original content that sounds like it should of been on BWM and not GMW, cause lets face it: this show, is NOT Boy Meets World! And it'll never get to that place.
Michael Jacobs probably was told certain guidelines about what he couldn't and could write about. While when he was doing BMW on ABC, they didn't do that to him as much. He had more freedom to go in terms of story lines and content that the actors could say on camera. The show started off being geared towards the 10-15 years olds. As it went on it was geared towards the 13-21 year olds because the characters were growing up, going to high school and then college. So the story lines got more mature. Something GMW won't do if it stays on the Disney Channel.
I do however hope that they put this show at a later time slot in the future, that way they can show certain story lines that the little ones can't watch. If Disney wants the same success as it's precessor, it needs to caterer to the older audiences that grew up watching BWM and those that are going into high school, not middle school.
Examples of this in the GIFs I've provided as reminders of how this stuff below isn't anything near what is on GMW!
And here is some extra fun with a video for the BMW fans that can't get their satisfaction from the GMW show: