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Rewatching Boy Meets World: a funny, tender and self-aware snapshot of adolescence

Rewatching Boy Meets World: a funny, tender and self-aware snapshot of adolescence

Across its seven seasons, the 90s program dealt with surprisingly adult subject matter – and treats growing up with the weight it deserves

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In January 1988, after airing a particularly uneven Super Bowl to 80 million Americans, the ABC network in the US premiered its new coming-of-age show, The Wonder Years. Starring 11-year-old wunderkind Fred Savage as the wide-eyed Kevin Arnold, the program was applauded for its rich and nuanced portrait of middle class suburban adolescence, set against the political upheaval of the late 1960s.

As the sixth and final season wound to a close in 1993, ABC tried its luck for a second time, casting Fred’s younger brother Ben as middle class suburban kid Cory Matthews on its new sitcom Boy Meets World. Hey, if it works once ...

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