But whyyyyyyyyy did they have to force the comparison to the original series so early? Smackle then comes out to the patio and asks Farkle to give her a theremin. Interesting by it's absence is Girl Meets Goodbye, which isn't listed. Blah, blah, blah--I think the episode is solid, though somewhat lacking as a holiday episode in general, considering the qualifications I laid out. Having someone who she loved, who she thought didn't like her that much, deserved a bit more attention. Oh, and Jesus Christ, Zay just wins the best Present of the Century award. No one said he shouldn't be celebrating Christmas, and he knows Riley better than to accuse her of that.
No wonder Cory and Shawn were dicking around - that's a colossal waste of everyone's time. Main plot is Christmas-related, subplots are Christmas-related, school lesson is about A Christmas Carol, it's Christmas Christmas Christmas up in here. I can forgive her for the way she dumped Cory in the first place, since he was so brazenly obvious that she wasn't good enough for him the way she was and she needed to become someone entirely different to be good enough for him. Isadora's family could move and the couple decides they're too young to do a long distance relationship. Farkle was nearly the worst thing about the whole damn episode. I actually really liked the subtlety and teenagerishness of that moment.
The game was also given so the two could get to know Zay better because while choosing a gift, Farkle realized him and Smackle did not know Zay that well and the game would help because it takes 17 years to play. But I suppose if Cory could just back out and dump Ingrid, we wouldn't have a plot. Best of luck in your career! This idea of Maya not having to rely on the Matthews anymore is satisfying. To quote Amy Matthews, that may be better as a gift for, like, a Tuesday. Bob Stubchek's Sports World gets namechecked here, and we absolutely hear of a Bob Stubchek's Burger World somewhere else. Crossing the border probably caused the fee, but still the waiver beat has enough real world plausibility, at least for me, to work. However, because I'm engaged in the story, I may be even more privy to what works and what doesn't.
The kids are eating in the Blakery, which is my new name for it since the real name is too long and I thought that was a funny mistake I made a few reviews ago. So, either Maya has Riley which seems like a thing they'd have happen in this episode or, if Riley really is making Lucas do it, then Maya has Lucas and Lucas will get Riley. Maya gives Riley a wrapped present, which is a suitcase, likely filled with Maya's overnight possessions. A lot of the characters' quirks end up being unbearably predictable and repetitive on this show, so when they give Riley something unique to do, like throwing glitter for dramatic effect, it makes her shine so much more. Trina is great in that scene. Maya then says she and her mom have something and she is not ruining it. Ingrid sure sucked, didn't she? Whereas, due to the depths of her character, we've seen much more from Sabrina and we've seen it done well.
It's kind of just a trip to watch Cory and Shawn bitching about their part-time jobs. That could have been a funny story if they'd given it an extra scene or two. Or Corey's brother who goes to school in town be there? Also, Farkle way overreacted with Riley's gift. However, Smackle reveals who is on her paper and also correctly deduces who Riley gets. It's like 100 pages long. Shipping Wars Are Stupid I agree with Sean about the prayer scene.
Definitely felt the episode was missing an appearance by Shawn. And if they were hell bent on Shawn as a father figure for Maya, just have him be that. Episode Grade: B- Good, but not great. I have never enjoyed that. But yeah, you're right, that whole opening's bad and really has nothing to do with the plot.
That was obviously not an insult. Shawn is married to a prominent character on this show and therefore his absence is kind of striking. Augie looks a lot better with his hair styled as it was when he played Shawn. And as a child, he's stuck with it. I'm predisposed to be affected by Maya's circumstance, but this wasn't affecting at all.
He has no actual ownership of that character. Ava compares it to the great Magi story, and then looks at Topanga with a haughty look on her face and Topanga tells Ava she will kill her on Christmas but then the two make up. I guess Topanga is pretty obnoxious about the way she handles thing, but I do think she genuinely doesn't realize what she's doing until it's pointed out to her, and in fairness people keep acquiescing to her requests without argument with her, they do all bitch about it to Cory so she may just not see that it's a problem. He didn't want to do it and made that very clear, but she didn't listen. I'm preaching to the choir though since Sean and Christian have said this many, many times. I wouldn't consider that a Christmas episode.
And I get to do that because while I've bequeathed the company to Sean to run, I maintain my seat as Chairman of the Board. Why do they keep interrupting class? I'll do a real review for that, and I'll even start it off. Blonde girl, whose name is May, was on her way to California until her bus broke down. No one expects Maya to be as fully fleshed out as Shawn right out of the gate. The writing itself is also a bit maudlin Though not quite as bad as what the show would later sink too --and I think I'd rather it just be between Riley and Shawn. I listen to a podcast and they had the totally opposite reaction to Riley's gift.
Actually, call up his grandma, explain that Riley ate his cookie and try to get her to send one more. With their cool handshakes, in sync snoring pattern, and their goodness, Cory and Shawn is the definition of bromance. More of this, less of whatever we've been getting lately. Ingrid mentions she's Swedish and she has an Aunt Uma who lives in Sweden. Cryptid, no doubt this could all have been done better, and I'm making the most modest of claims for both Maya and Farkle in this one.