Disney Channel surprised many with the introduction of "Girl Meets World" and especially "K.C. Undercover," when network and cable series were in a yawning, cliché rut, chasing trends. Here you have a teen in highschool who isn't a behavioral disappointment with her oppositional mood disorder dissing common sense. She's smart, she's athletic, her government trusts her with important secrets as she's good at thinking on her feet, and she can't dance (a reference to the star's previous show, a dance competition, where she placed second, actually). The parents aren't cut from the same cloth as all the other one-dimensional, ineffective parents in TV heaven.
Some episodes do seem padded out (the retirement home episode, for one) but all generally are watchable even during rerun season. Ernie, the brother, is the most cliché character, being he's her opposite in every way, though he's learning to become a successful ladies-man.
Hopefully the biracial Ms. Coleman will embrace her bi-racialness one day and bring that to the forefront of her public statements, in that biracial people are torn between their white friends, who pull them to the Caucasian culture, and their black friends, who pull them to their black culture, while being biracial is its own culture altogether and should be celebrated, not ignored and abandoned, an ambassador to both sides as it also could be. Of course, as an actress others will try to push Zendaya into the drug culture moreover, unfortunately, so this lovely, classy, multi-talented entertainer has a lot of stress factors to deal with I'm sure. This fan hopes she as successful as her K.C character in traversing the minefield of show business!
UPDATE. The long-awaited last season is proving to be a big disappointment, with padded-out scenarios and disinterested acting. The one with the crying baby managed to displace the old folks home episode as worst-ever! The only highlight of Season 3 is seeing Ms Coleman in a black Homecoming Dance gown slit to her thighs, and showing off those fabulous legs, an acknowledgement that the actress is more beautiful than how she presents herself at movie premiers, award ceremonies and gala balls. Can't wait to see her in "A While Lie" coming soon to the big screen.
SECOND UPDATE. Is the show over already by Thanksgiving 2017? The clip show beat the crying baby episode as the worst-ever. Third season is getting to be a big disappointment. "Stuck In The Middle" had a better clip show, and that's not a great show normally.
IN CONCLUSION. How they dumped the second half of the final season on a two week window with little advanced notice! It seems all abandoned the project long before it ended. At least "Hannah Montana" "Jesse" and "Girl Meets World" stuck with it until the end. If Miley can be dedicated enough to care right until the final show, then the cast and writers and producers here should have too.
The final season rates five stars from me, and the final ten episodes rate a mere two or three. Sad. The series showed such great promise, had a great start, then imploded. Why?