Boy Meets World: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Review–Embrace The Awkward
The folks out at Lions Gate sent over a copy of Boy Meets World: The Complete Fourth Season, which just hit shelves a matter of hours ago, so it’s about as new as it gets, and here’s the shocker of all time for you–the awkward train has broken and it’s been replaced by a train of awkward that’s instead becoming hilarious in its sheer absurdity.
Boy Meets World: The Complete Fourth Season sends us back into the world of Cory Matthews and family, along with occasional friends, as they go through all the various strangenesses of life. Eric’s graduated from high school but couldn’t get into college, and everyone else is going on through high school themselves. And as tumult and a horde of people out to get new jobs comes and goes, strange things will change, and the world the boy met would change almost beyond recognition.
While there’s still plenty of awkward in Boy Meets World, the critical difference is that they’ve embraced their awkward, and they’re running with it. Eric, for example, is a terrifying portrait of lunacy, often refering to his parents as “mommy” and “daddy”. He spent a brief period as a television detective–granted, it was a fantasy sequence, but still. Eric’s a giant field of crazy. Meanwhile, everyone else is a lot more par for the course. Everything else is much the same as it always was–if you liked the first three installments of Boy Meets World then you’ll be doing just fine here. If you didn’t care for the earlier ones, you may want to give it another chance here. This one, I find, is actually better–funnier, more engaging, more patently lunatic–than the earlier.
It’s disturbing on many levels, but it’s still pretty entertaining, which is a definite step up from its predecessors.
The Screenhead Ten Scale gives Boy Meets World: The Complete Fourth Season a seven out of ten, a score it never thought it would hand out. If it keeps getting better like this, by the time we get to the end, this should be amazing.