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Riley has trouble with her debate assignment when she must argue if people are naturally good or evil. View the full article. Riley doesn't believe people can possibly be evil. Riley continues to act like she's emotionally better suited for kindergarten or first grade rather than high school.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Girl Meets World ~ Girl Meets The Real World ~ Clip 6
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Riley has trouble with her debate assignment when she must argue if people are naturally good or evil. View the full article. Riley doesn't believe people can possibly be evil.
Riley continues to act like she's emotionally better suited for kindergarten or first grade rather than high school. I refuse to believe Topanga's daughter could ever be so willfully ignorant about social issues or anything deeper than what's in the pretty magazines.
Also, this version of New York has bizarre homelesss people just like everything else is kind of bizarre there. Who apparently pay Fifth Avenue prices for his new Two Shoes, since if Riley was giving him a dollar EVERY day, even if we only count school days, what should it take for like discount store prices?
Two months at the very outside? Riley's little bubble is finally shattered. Her relentless optimism wouldn't be much of a problem if she actually was allowed to be wrong or if she had ever faced hard truths. But, they've often put her at the level of a 2nd grader. However, this episode really failed to deliver on a couple different fronts. The first segment of the episode was actually pretty decent because Cory spun that entirely on her.
The assignment was to argue a point, not your beliefs. The episode spiralled out from there though. For one thing, Zay is still treated as a second class friend. One of my favorite BMW arcs even though it's in the College years is when Cory realizes that he and Angela aren't really 'friends' like he thinks and he strives to correct that.
Instead, there's a forced reconciliation and the entire situation though fairly serious on the outside is played completely for laughs. I hate that this show isn't allowed to have lingering repercussions.
Zay shouldn't have forgiven her. Good people do 'evil' things, but not all mistakes are forgivable is a much better lesson. I hated her line 'I know you're going to forgive me because you're a good person'.
That was total BS and emotional manipulation. You don't apologize to be forgiven, you apologize because you're acknowledging what you did was wrong. Let's just use Two Shoes Louie as an example.
She gives this homeless or just really down on his luck man a dollar everyday, however, she has never once wondered about how he got in this situation? Or even considered the types of things that could cause that to happen? That was ridiculous. They wrote Riley as if anything worse than a paper cut is foreign to her. There is no way a 15 year old could be this removed from the world when her best friend is supposed to be the spokeswoman for Poor Teens USA.
Heck, the Internet and Social Media means you're often exposed even if you don't want to be. Riley can find the best in the world, but she doesn't need to be written like a kindergartener to do it. All of that, and I still don't understand the lesson in the end.
What was the point? Riley still got to be right. She expanded it a little, sure, but she still was 'right' since Cory basically just gave her the debate in the end when he had her switch sides. He had her argue against her beliefs to gain a little perspective only to let her sink back into her comfort zone immediately afterwards.
Shallow note, I hated the outfits Riley and Maya wore this episode. Smackle's little flirtation thing with Lucas was funny at first, but now they're running it into the ground. Lucas usually responds like he's amused, but this episode he and Farkle both seemed more exasperated. The way how she acts now im wondering if there will be a episode where she is diagnosed with some kind of mental illness.. I really hated Riley demanding Zay forgive her on her timetable. When you apologize it means accepting the wronged person may or may not forgive.
Riley is not entitled to forgiveness and shouldn't act that way. Plus she didn't even really apologize. She just said she felt bad and then emotionally pressured Zay into saying he forgave her. She never for a second seemed to show any consideration of his feelings at all. It came off as being all about making Zay forgive her so she could feel better.
I don't understand these writers. They are trying to betray Riley as good, but she's comes off as stupid,narrow minded, and entitled. The original show wasn't perfect but it explored nuances that GMW doesn't seem capable of.
There is way to much telling instead of showing from these writers. Riley seems to be getting worse every episode. It's pretty ridiculous she was just seeing serious news headlines for the first time in her life.
I mean, really. I started watching this show a few months ago with my niece, and I enjoyed it at first, but I'm not liking how more and more stunted Riley is portrayed by the writers.
Last season they had that great episode where the bakery owner, played by Cloris Leachman, died. Riley narrated the episode, and she was supposed to have realized the world doesn't revolve around her, but I guess that didn't stick. Okay, here's my take in a little more detail than "Wow, Riley really is portrayed as if she's five years old, isn't she? I DO think there is a possible mode in comedies where a character can regress and act broader and thus stupider in some episodes compared to others.
In theory this kind of logic applies to this show. It is a show that's shown on many occasions that it's not inherently realistic, that continuity can sometimes take a backseat to humor or convenience, etc.
The problem we have here is that the show applies this too often in the exact same areas. Rather than exploiting the brickbat that Riley turns dumber and naive on many occasions to a variety of situations, they instead keep applying it to situations that while very different in terms of plot, all try to teach the exact same life lessons. They don't seem to be truly clever enough to take these tendencies and spread them around in ways that feels fresh.
There are different modes and levels of naivity that could be peeled back, but this keeps going to the basic "Stage 1" level which reminds many of us of what a five year old might learn each time. For example, the whole Lucas storyline really screwed the show out of an opportunity to show her romantic idealism dented. That's a natural teenage thing that's on an emotional level slightly greater than kindergarten, but because of their stupid direction they can't show Riley having actual teenaged problems in this sense.
Sure, that kind of story opens up its own series of cliches to deal with, but it's better than the show just leaving Riley at the emotional level of a young child eternally. I actually wish Zay's grandma had died. Not because I want Zay to suffer but because I think Riley gets to still think of herself as good because Grandma can just make another cookie for Zay.
But what if she couldn't? What if that really was the last thing he ever got from his beloved grandmother and Riley took it from him? I loved the idea of forcing Riley to see the world as it is. If she is going to survive in this world she needs to know what's really going on outside of her bubble.
I always hated the Riley Protection Committee or whatever. If you were truly her friends you would want her to be able to take care of herself. When her year old brother is more socially aware than she is, that's a bad thing. Thing is, has she never cracked a history book? She's surprised there's war? Oh, right, Corey was her history teacher, right? So no, she has no clue what the world has been through. I actually liked the episode, thought it was enjoyable to watch, I just hate that Riley is so fucking stupid and that her family and friends keep her so sheltered.
It is harmful to her. In middle school we always had current event days where we had to bring it something from the newspaper and discuss it. But even without that, there's no way a 14 year-old doesn't know there are war and poverty in the world. There's not reading the news everyday, and then there's being completely clueless and idiotic.
What if that really was the last thing he ever got from his beloved grandmother and Riley took it from him?. That would have been an interesting twist if Riley realized she did something that she could not take back.
I don't like the idea of Zay losing someone and being sad, but I think that would have been a solid way to end the episode. Imagine Riley showing up for the debate and Zay's not there because he had to return to Texas because his grandmother was either sick or dying.
Then, she couldn't just pressure him for forgiveness but would have to live with doing something mean that Zay wouldn't get over quickly. I hate that he forgave her when she was being a jerk about the way she was demanding forgiveness. Her "I want forgiveness now cause you are a good person" attitude was really awful. She ate what could be the last cookie ever from his grandmother, seeing him visibly upset about what she did then criticized it's taste, gloated about how she wasn't going to apologize because what she did to him felt good, not once showed any empathy for how he might feel, and then insisted he forgive her immediately so she could feel good about herself.
Nothing, I saw made Zay forgiving her after all that make sense. She was obnoxious to him from beginning to end. The friendship should have been strained and Riley should have learned actions have lasting consequences. Riley does not know about evil, but was cyber bullied in a previous episode.
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Riley has trouble with her debate assignment when she must argue if people are naturally good or evil. One of the many traits that sets RIley Matthews apart is her positive view of the world. Here, at the opening, Riley and Farkle are debating if the sun shines day or night. Riley struggles mightily with the concept of seeing the other side of the situation. I found this rather surprising given many of her bay window conversations with Maya.
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Good evening gentlemen. I have quite a few thoughts on this one. I'm not sure I liked it.
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