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Cory in College
on July 2, 2011
Following very quickly after the release of Season 5, Lionsgate put out Season 6 of Boy Meets World. These episodes are a bit strange compared to the more relatable stories of season 2-5, but they're still enjoyable. Some of the memorable moments include Rachel joining the permanent cast, Chet Hunter's death, Joshua Matthews' birth, and Cory's experiences in college.
Packaging is basically the same as the other 5 seasons as released by Lionsgate. There are 5 screenshots on the back of the box along with a basic summary of the season in text. As you can also tell from looking at the cover image, this season is the first to include more than Cory, Shawn, Topanga, and Eric on the cover. Jack, Angela, and Rachel join the others, and the picture is a nice image for this season. There is no episode listing anywhere on the set besides the DVD menus. Also note that this season has 22 episodes, which is a bit shorter than other seasons.
The discs have the same yellow-green background color as the main packaging insert and feature Cory, Topanga, and Shawn on discs 1, 2, and 3 respectively. The menus continue to feature the Season 4 theme song in the background, which is odd for this set since seasons 5-7 use a different opening song.
The episodes look great. This season was filmed in the late 1990s. It ran from 1998-99 on ABC's TGIF block. The transfer is as good as one would expect. The audio quality is also very good (again, keeping things in perspective).
The set loses 1 star for its lack of extras. I debated that because it's great to finally get this series out on DVD, and Lionsgate deserves tremendous credit for releasing seasons 4-6 in a 6-month timeframe (with 7 apparently looking at a September launch window). But as a standalone DVD product, release context notwithstanding, it does fall a bit short for its lack of extras.
Overall, by this point you're either buying these or you're not. If you fondly remember this series (which you likely do by the fact that you're bothering to look at this page on Amazon), this is a great set. If you never watched Boy Meets World, it's still a fun series to watch, but the real joy was watching it in the 1990s and literally growing up with Cory and the gang. For anyone who grew up in the 1990s, this is a fantastic piece of nostalgia that you should definitely pick up.
And as a final note, one of the last episodes on this set, "The Truth About Honesty," has the characters being honest with each other and exploring the ramifications of Cory's excessive honesty (at one point, he tells Topanga that whoever arranged her hair in the way she had it should be tied down and made to look at it). Eric brings a date to a party and he hasn't been honest with her about literally anything since the beginning of their brief relationship. Then, at the very end of the episode, he makes the outrageous and bizarre statement, "I'm Batman." This is the only truthful thing he tells her the entire time, as he was recently cast to play Terry McGinnis in WB's Batman Beyond animated series. Terry is the new Batman and replacement for Bruce Wayne. Thus, Eric, or more precisely, Will Friedle IS in fact Batman.