I watch a lot of TV shows. I try not to let it run my life, but I know if I am not home by 7pm on Thursdays on the couch ready to watch TGIT my entire week is ruined. I watch Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder like it is my job. Then on Sunday’s I find myself addicted to Revenge and Madame Secretary, and when it comes back on I will binge watch House of Cards and Orange is the new Black in one sitting. I have a real problem. Last night I was watching Scandal and I turned to my husband and told him I thought I was going to have an anxiety attack because it was just getting to be to much for me. (Did you see that episode? Holy Cow!) That is how attached I am to TV shows.
I have always been a TV show fanatic. Before these shows I watched ER, 7th Heaven, Golden Girls, Will and Grace, Friends, and for my high school graduation, my gift to myself was a TV and all 6 seasons and movies of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Michaela is my girl. One show in particular that I have loved and still watch when it comes on is Boy Meets World. Corey and Topanga are still one of my favorite TV couples, and now they are back on the small screen with a new spin off series called Girl Meets World. This TV show makes me want to be friends with Corey and Topanga so bad! They are still just as perfect now as they use to be.
This show is all about Corey and Topanga’s children and I have fallen in love. Yes, it comes on the Disney Channel and I know I am almost 23 years old, but it is so cute. Not to mention I love seeing my favorite couple again, 15 years later. I have started to record the shows when ever they come on, and I binge watch them when the DVR gets full. My favorite thing about the show is the relationship Corey and Topanga still have. I never knew Disney could be so racy, but the chemistry between them is still there and its adorable. (Yes, I realize this is a TV show and they are actors. I’m not that crazy.) When the show Boy Meets World came out I remember everyone wanted to be like Corey and Topanga.
Yesterday I was procrastinating doing my homework, much like I am now, and I started to watch Girl Meets World and think about who my Corey Matthews was. If you aren’t familiar with the TV show Boy Meets World, Corey and Topanga met when they were little bitty tiny on the play ground dated for 20 years (literally) and then got married. They had their ups and downs along the way but it made for a great TV show. I started to reflect on my early childhood and who my first real crush was. I was a player as a younger child and I had several crushes, there was Jared, Joey, 2 Jacob’s, a Keith and then a kid named William who I remember the most. He was behind me in alphabetical order and I thought he was so cute.
Being the player that I was our relationship didn’t last outside of the kindergarten classroom, but we went through all of school together, and he sat a few chairs down from me when we graduated high school. We had different friends, different interests and we were different people than we were when we were in Kindergarten. Yesterday I looked him up through a Google Search and found out that he had not gone to college and was now in jail and had several felony charges against him. This smart, funny, sweet kid I had known my whole life fell through the cracks and ended up with a horrible fate.
I was shocked by my discovery and then started to think about what would have happened to me had I stayed with him, and had a relationship like Corey and Topanga. Would I be in jail now instead of procrastinating on my Graduate Degree Homework? Or would the tables have turned and William would have never fallen through the cracks and never ended up in jail? You can never really tell.
I did learn that a love like Corey and Topanga’s is hard to come by and a little unrealistic. I also learned that your life is affected by every single choice you make and you may not know it now, but you will 17 years later. My life today could be drastically different than it is. I am lucky to have met the man of my dreams and fallen in love with a person who is as goal orientated and driven as I am. Maybe we should leave the childhood love to the actors who portray it so well on the small screen, and look for more realistic love in the real world.
What are your favorite TV shows? Where is your childhood sweetheart now? Were you lucky enough to have a love like Corey and Topanga?
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