Parents' Guide to

Boy Meets World

By Jill Murphy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A boy deals with friends and girls in classic tween sitcom.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 27 parent reviews

age 12+

Boy meets world is relatable though has to much sexy stuff

This tv show is a great show for pretend and teenagers. Educational Value 30/100 This show focuses more on messages than education, but the characters attend school, and facts are sometimes said, primarily in history. Positive Messages 73/100 Nearly every episode has a positive message. As the seasons progress the messages change and become more mature. In early episodes it is more kid friendly messages like admitting that your guilty. But as season 3 approaches the messages become more mature. For instance in season 3 a message is about how sometimes you have to move on in a relationship, and in very late seasons the episodes are very mature. For instance one episode is about having a safe sex life. Positive Role Models 60/100 The characters are mostly positive role models, though sometimes they have iffy behavior. Mr. Feeny is a great role model and teaches Corey and his friends tons of life lessons. When the characters do something wrong they usually face consequences. Violence 15/100 There is no gore or blood though fights and arguments occur. Many of the fights are resolved or have consequences. Shawn and Corey get in an argument and throw water at each other. Corey and Topanga have an argument in that same episode. In a laterepisode in the series Corey and his friends go into the school, only to find grafetti vandalism. In an episode it is revealed that Corey fell in an animal pen at the zoo. The flashback shows Corey screaming as he is saved by Shawn. This took place when Corey was a little kid. Sex/Nudity 55/100 There is no full frontal nudity or sex, but there's a lot of other stuff. Corey and Topanga are in a relationship, and as their relationship progresses the content becomes more mature. Topanga presses her bare bottom across a glass elevator in a later episode. Topanga pretends to have sex with someone in an episode to prank Corey. They go under the covers and make sexual sounds. Topanga takes a magazine test and one of the questions is, "Is your partner good in the bed?". Corey tells her that he is though Topanga puts no. There are also content in earlier years of the show. When Corey and Topanga break up in season 3 Corey sees Topanga making out with a man in a restraunt. Corey then gets jealous and rants about it in the episode. Besides Corey and Topangas relationship there are other sexual content. In an episode in season 2 Corey learns about ovaries in class. In season 7 Corey says to a man, "It must be nice to be a virgin". In a Christmas themed episode Corey tells Eric that he can't run around the house naked because Topamga was coming over. The list of references is long. There's not to many sexual references, but there scattered (especially in the later episodes). Language 30/100 Nothing is said that can't be said on public TV. There are no bad words in the first couple of seasons. Then there are occasional uses of hell and damn. B***h is said rarely. Jack says the word jacka**. Corey says the word sl**. Consumerism 0/100 None. Drinking/Drugs/Smoking 15/100 Corey gets drunk in a mid season episode. He regrets his actions though. Quality 80/100 Boy Meets World is a great TV show for growing children. It has tons of positive messages that are displayed in a fun way.
age 11+

Good life lessons , but way too much about Sex

The show has a lot of sexual innuendo and some episodes focus on sex. I am not sure why 6th or 7 th graders would be focused on this or why the show feels the need to focus on this premature subject. I think it is inappropriate at this age and some episodes should be avoided due to this. Most episodes are ok, but parents beware. Its ashamed that the show feels the need to push this agenda so early.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27 ):
Kids say (92 ):

The main characters are admirable for tween boys and girls. Topanga is an intelligent, strong-willed young lady, dedicated to her school work, friends, and Cory while still maintaining an independent personality. Cory is creative, thoughtful, and insightful, and his world consists of discovering the strength of relationships with family and friends.

Overall, Boy Meets World allows kids to explore realistic situations from the safety of their couches. Parents may gain insight into the confusion or concerns of their own kids while enjoying a look at what makes up this boy's world.

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