If you know me, you know that I’m a big fan of Boy Meets World. After watching the complete series on DVD a few years ago, I looked up the cast online and tweeted them my thanks for an incredible series. I watched most of it when it was originally on TV, and was practically always the same age as the characters in the show, except when they jumped over a couple of years here and there. I also remember thinking, when I finished the seventh season, that I wished there was more, so I could see where the characters went from there. And then it happened. Disney announced Girl Meets World would be coming. A couple of years later, it started, and it’s everything that I could have wanted from a sequel to Boy Meets World.
At this point, we’re about five episodes into the first season of the show, but it’s already shown the same quality of writing, moral lessons and heart of the last series. The fact that they have many of the original members of the creative team from Boy Meets World involved really shows. In style, it’s kind of a mix of the first few seasons of Boy Meets World. I watched the complete series of Boy Meets World again, this year, to prepare. Girl Meets World is like catching up with old friends who now have kids of their own. Ben Savage’s physical comedy hasn’t skipped a beat, either.
Today, Disney Channel announced that Girl Meets World will have a second season! Hopefully the show brings us all the way to season seven, so we can see a conclusion that somehow mirrors the one at the end of Boy Meets World. This announcement brings us one step closer! Also of note is that Girl Meets World is the #1 ranked show among kids and tweens, and has been ever since it premiered. It’s found an audience with fans of the original show, as well (clearly).
Alright. They’ve announced the titles of the first three episodes of Season 2 of Lost. Lost is currently my favorite show on television, so bear with me as I pull out the analyitical side of this blog, and talk about my theories as to what exactly is going to happen, based on the entirety of Season 1, and the mere titles of the episodes. Granted, I could be far off, as Lost is a very very twisting show, but we shall see. And beware, there are season ONE spoilers in here.
“Man of Science, Man of Faith” written by Damon Lindelof
Speculation: Jack is a doctor, the Man of Science. Locke is the Man of Faith. I believe that this episode will focus on the struggles between these two characters. Both are alpha males, but in many different ways.
Jack has no agenda, seemingly flying by the seat of his pants and rushing into things and making judgement calls on things without really thinking them through, most of the time. He makes many many assumptions and, while he believes he’s in the right most of the time, sometimes he’s wrong and ends up hurting more people than just himself. This is a character without real direction. All we know is that he’s a leader, and that he wants what is best for the people on the island.
Locke is a man of Faith. He’s a somewhat eccentric character that quietly became a favorite of fans of the show. He was paraplegic, but by a miracle he is now able to walk again. What I’d like to know is, what made him paraplegic? “Walkabout” was a great episode featuring him, that revealed this problem, and the next episode (that featured flashbacks of Locke) he could walk. This is a man that believes that they are all there for a reason, that there is some big reason for all of this, and that it is some sort of supernatural force that is responsible for it. Locke is borderline fanatic, and I hope that he does not cross that line, as it could very well destroy the character that they’ve built up so well. I hope that he doesn’t turn out to be a villainous character.
“Adrift” written by Steven Maeda & Leonard Dick
Speculation: Adrift will probably feature the survivors still afloat on the remains of the raft: Michael, Jin and Sawyer. Their adventure at sea ended in disaster, and the aftermath, I have a feeling, will be shocking for these characters, as where they end up isn’t where they are going to try to get to. I think they’re going to ain for returning to the island, but come in on the other side and run into more survivors.
“Orientation” written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Craig Wright
Speculation: In the aftermath of the bouts between Jack and Locke, the people of the island will begin to separate..orienting themselves with the views of either Jack or Locke. This split is a very dangerous thing for the people there, as it causes definite division in the ranks and clique mentality. The only resolution that I can think of, would be if something big happened that required them all to work together, and also required the use of all the skills that they have, including the doctor and the hunter…Jack and Locke.
Well, there you have it..my theories based on the first three episode titles. I took the safer route by just talking about the essenses of the story and staying away from as many specific plot points as I could. We’ll see what holds up, though, when the show comes back.