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Lucas and Maya are far more interesting that Lucas and Riley but writers are stubborn and the Disney Channel doesn't strike me as a place where they're willing to deviate from the norm.

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I think Riley and Farkle should be end game.  Those two are cute together.

 

I wish they'd just said that Corey is their homeroom teacher, then all of his life lessons could be explained without the need for academics.  Even the desk jumping wouldn't be that weird if it was a class where they're not held to a specific subject.

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Lucas and Maya are far more interesting that Lucas and Riley but writers are stubborn and the Disney Channel doesn't strike me as a place where they're willing to deviate from the norm.

Agreed. They want it to end a certain way... but it seems as if the characters might be hinting at a different one.

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I don't think Maya would go there though. She just seems way to loyal to Riley and maybe it's just how the actors are and we're suppose to just think that one day when Riley and Lucas actually happens we'll see Lucas and Maya fight over her attention I guess. Also I think Sabrina and Peyton probably work better because they are playing 2 or 3 yrs older than their characters and Rowan is playing her age and also they make Riley as neurotic as Cory was times 10. lol

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I don't think Maya would go there though. She just seems way to loyal to Riley and maybe it's just how the actors are and we're suppose to just think that one day when Riley and Lucas actually happens we'll see Lucas and Maya fight over her attention I guess. Also I think Sabrina and Peyton probably work better because they are playing 2 or 3 yrs older than their characters and Rowan is playing her age and also they make Riley as neurotic as Cory was times 10. lol

Probably.

 

Yea, good point. That neuroticness makes me want to yell at my tv sometimes though :p. It gets old fast.

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Agreed. They want it to end a certain way... but it seems as if the characters might be hinting at a different one.

 

Agreed.  There's much more chemistry between Lucas and Maya but the writers are determined to fit a  square peg into a round hole and put Lucas and Riley together.

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I haven't seen any indication that the writers are pushing Riley and Lucas. If anything, they seem to be pushing Maya and Lucas with all their flirting. Wasn't there an interview with one of the writers or maybe Michael Jacobs who said not to assume when it came to pairings? I'll do some searching and post here if I find it.

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I don't think anyone's pushing anything.  I do think the actors that play Lucas and Maya have more chemistry together, but that could be because they are playing relatively normal people and Rowan is absolutely playing the child of Cory Matthews.  He was just coming into this brand of crazy in college, but she's only a 7th grader and it's going full blast.

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I'm so on board with Riley/Farkle it's ridiculous. I adore them - especially after the first kiss ep - and feel like they'd be a really good "mirror" for Cory/Topanga.

 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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I'm so on board with Riley/Farkle it's ridiculous. I adore them - especially after the first kiss ep - and feel like they'd be a really good "mirror" for Cory/Topanga.

 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Me too! That would be great.

 

*doubting it though, since they seem to be pushing Riley/Lucas...

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I posted this in media, but it fits here too.

This article on Fanbolt is mostly about what Michael Jacobs said about Shawn and Angela, but there's a little nugget buried in there about Riley and Lucas.

After saying that Shawn and Angela didn't stay together because that's not real, he says

Are they happy? Remains to be seen. Is what becomes of them both satisfying? I believe so because it’s real. It’s what will happen to Riley and Lucas, it’s what will happen in a succession of friendship in this world and it’s why the show’s worth watching.

Maybe a prezzie for those of us who don't see romantic chemistry with them?

Full article here: http://www.fanbolt.com/63286/girl-meets-world-creator-michael-jacobs-teases-shawn-and-angelas-unexpected-reunion-at-atx-festival-2015/

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Feel free to dissect the pros and cons of Maya/Lucas, Riley/Lucas, Riley/Farkle, Riley/Zay, Maya/Josh, and so on. You could even discuss *shudder* Auggie/Ava, if you wish to bring that upon the world. 

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You could even discuss *shudder* Auggie/Ava, if you wish to bring that upon the world. 

Is there any chance you could pass a one-off rule that that's forbidden? PLEASE?

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I'm so on board with Riley/Farkle it's ridiculous. I adore them - especially after the first kiss ep - and feel like they'd be a really good "mirror" for Cory/Topanga.

 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

They definitely put some hints there in the Texas episodes. I can see it, too.

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I am fully in the Riley/farkle and Maya/Lucas camp. But, I could totally envision Riley ending up single at the end of the series. Growing up in a new World and discovering herself.

With Josh/Maya: I honestly only see it as Maya discovering that whatever she felt towards Josh, was just a crush. He ends up being kind of like a mentor towards her. Maya does hold the Matthews clan to such a high regard.

If I had to put my money on couples ( if the writers decide to end the series with some couples still together: I think it's farkle/smackle, auggie/Ava, and Maya/Lucas.)

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While I don't know if they'll be going down the Riley/Maya path, I do believe that Maya's initial crush on Josh was because she wants so badly to be part of the Matthews family, and that in a big way, her current crush on Lucas is because she sees him as being just like Riley, and she loves/is in love with Riley. So if she's in love with Riley in a completely platonic way, I can see her falling for someone like her, and if she's in love with Riley in what turns out to be less platonic and more 'you're the one I want to be with', then Lucas could still be the first step in sorting out those feelings.

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While I don't know if they'll be going down the Riley/Maya path, I do believe that Maya's initial crush on Josh was because she wants so badly to be part of the Matthews family, and that in a big way, her current crush on Lucas is because she sees him as being just like Riley, and she loves/is in love with Riley. So if she's in love with Riley in a completely platonic way, I can see her falling for someone like her, and if she's in love with Riley in what turns out to be less platonic and more 'you're the one I want to be with', then Lucas could still be the first step in sorting out those feelings.

Have we just figured out their endgame? I think we have! Lucas is "like Riley's brother," meaning he is "likely Riley." She's also had a crush on Josh who is Riley's uncle and seems to be close to how Riley is. Maya seems to crush on people like Riley and is also a bit close to Riley herself (jumping on her in bed, etc). Now if Disney allows this if it is indeed the endgame is the key question.

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Have we just figured out their endgame? I think we have! Lucas is "like Riley's brother," meaning he is "likely Riley." She's also had a crush on Josh who is Riley's uncle and seems to be close to how Riley is. Maya seems to crush on people like Riley and is also a bit close to Riley herself (jumping on her in bed, etc). Now if Disney allows this if it is indeed the endgame is the key question.

This is Disney. They do these days... but not for main characters.

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lol funny thing about this is apprently the kid who plays Lucas came out before this interview and said Maya and Lucas came out of nowhere so he definitely wasn't playing it as Lucas having feelings for Maya, and I believe him. No way this this has been built up since season one. I'm up for any other couple, anyone but Lucas and Maya, its just so wrong to me

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I thought the url appropiate and it's basically what I thought and have posted, that romance would be taking a back seat to friendship.

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Wow. Who hit Rowan in the face with that Clown stick for her makeup in the photo on that article?  Tone it down, kiddo!

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Last night's episode furthered my belief (see what I did there? ;) ) it will end with Rileya.

Copying this exchange over from the latest episode thread, because I think long-term it's far more discuss-able here (because the point being made goes beyond what happens in any one episode):

IMO only in a "BFFs foreva! Girls b4 bros!" way. 

 

Disney ain't going to girlielovetown with main characters.

Probably right with Disney BUT it would fit their characters better. Well that or Farkle marrying both of them as ruler of the world.

I don't know that it does (fit their characters better). While it would be nice to see a normalized relationship like that, it's also in a way a kind of unnecessary bit of posery to act like a close friendship has to wind up with a sexual component, regardless of the genders involved. There's nothing even vaguely sexualized in how the two interact, even in a proto-they're too young now-way. I perhaps could see the argument for making at least one of them bisexual (which would at least explain them both at times showing signs of being boy-crazy), but BOTH of them being in that territory would just seem contrived. Of the two, I suppose Riley is the one where her boy activities seem more contrived and feel less convincing--perhaps more about an ideal than physical--but even there it's just matters of degree, not anything that strong.

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Well that or Farkle marrying both of them as ruler of the world.

I'd love to see that, heh.  It's clear he loves them both, but for different reasons.  Combine the two and they probably make the perfect wife.

 

ETA: Read the article linked above.  Rowan is an incredibly intelligent, articulate young woman.  Like Jodie Foster smart.  Really impressive.

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I would love to see the series end with Maya and Riley realizing that their friendship is more powerful than any relationship with a boy. I don't get any romantic attraction from them, though. I don't feel like them ending up together romantically would be anything more than a cheap ploy to show how progressive Disney is. In some instances, platonic love is deeper and more real than romantic love. The love that I feel for my best friend is very different from the love that I feel for my husband, but they are equally powerful to me. We don't get to see enough powerful female friendships on TV, especially for young girls. To have a long-lasting female friendship that proves stronger than any relationships with boys is pretty progressive to me.

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I see it sometimes, the scene where Maya jumped on Riley in the bed recently stood out to me as well as all the episodes where they act like a couple. i just hope neither ends up with Lucas long term. It messes with the flow way too much.

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I don't see Maya and Riley as a romantic couple but as platonic life partners. They are basically Cory and Shawn as girls and their relationship was even more overt than Rileya. I think I like Mailey better as a shipper name.

I actually wouldn't mind either couple but as much as I like Smackle, I would prob be happiest with Farkle and Riley (Farley?). I loved the scene when he confronted about her burying her feelings for Lucas. A think a Minkus should be able to succeed at some point.

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I don't see Maya and Riley as a romantic couple but as platonic life partners. They are basically Cory and Shawn as girls and their relationship was even more overt than Rileya. I think I like Mailey better as a shipper name.

I actually wouldn't mind either couple but as much as I like Smackle, I would prob be happiest with Farkle and Riley (Farley?). I loved the scene when he confronted about her burying her feelings for Lucas. A think a Minkus should be able to succeed at some point.

I think Farkle and Riley will be together down the line. They kinda hinted at it during the Texas episode part 3.

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I don't see Maya and Riley as a romantic couple but as platonic life partners. They are basically Cory and Shawn as girls and their relationship was even more overt than Rileya. I think I like Mailey better as a shipper name.

I actually wouldn't mind either couple but as much as I like Smackle, I would prob be happiest with Farkle and Riley (Farley?). I loved the scene when he confronted about her burying her feelings for Lucas. A think a Minkus should be able to succeed at some point.

 

I think if Maya and Riley hooked up when they are lampshaded as having Cory and Shawn's type of relationship, that would raise questions as to why Cory and Shawn never made it official. Heh.

 

I think Farkle and Riley will be together down the line. They kinda hinted at it during the Texas episode part 3.

 

I think Farkle's permanent style makeover from Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory to One DIrection member was strongly indicative of his status as a viable future romantic partner for either Maya or Riley. My money's on Riley. As much as Farkle has claimed to love both girls, and as much as he has a girlfriend, he's all about Riley in this last batch of episodes. (Even though what Farkle did in the New Year's Eve episode was not cool, I loved it when Riley said that "If you really care about me, I know that you'll do the right thing," and Farkle responded with a quick, confident "I do. And I will." He made a botch of everything and was out of line, I agree, but yessssss, that part was awesome.)

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I honsely don't like Maya and Lucas becuase, if they're saying that Riley and Lucas are like brother and sister, incorrect.  I have a brother and make fun of him all the time, but possibaly Zane could have a chance with someone.  I know in the Girl Meets Texas episodes that he has a 'girlfriend' but the girl friend lives far, far away so its not that fair to him.  If anyone agrees reply!  

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Okay, I think that the show would take an interesting turn if Riley turned out as bisexual and starting going out with Maya. It's highly unlikely, I've seen very close best friends that act just like Riley and Maya, and they're not lesbians. I personally ship Riley + Farkle "Riarkle" and I also ship Lucas + Maya "Lucaya" because the show gives various hints that both ships are endgame. I ship Lucaya because both are taking the time to let their relationship grow, Rucas just felt rushed tbh. I also ship Riarkle because the two have obvious chemistry, and they've already said "I love you" to each other, even if it was just in a friendly way. Also, I find Rucas shippers very annoying (not all, but most) because they don't have good reasons why Riley and Lucas should be together. Rucas is too fake and has unrealistic relationship expectations that no one can relate to. That's just my opinion.

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I can't say I ship anything anymore and can't imagine any of the main ships (Riley/Lucas, Riley/Farkle, Maya/Lucas, Maya/Farkle) ending up together because you can tell the writers are trying to please everyone all at once. That's nice and all, but it has come at the expense of character development and telling a coherent story. Personally, I probably like Lucaya the least because despite the supposed "hints", it feels forced and took the show in a terrible direction and I think it's going to take a very long time for the writers to dig themselves out of this hole. That and I have the unpopular opinion of not being amused by Maya bullying Lucas. 

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I think this whole "triangle" is an issue only because Uriah Shelton was out on a injury (glad he's feeling better), so they couldn't fit Josh in liked they wanted too. In all honesty, I think what will happen with season 3 is we'll see Josh and Maya start a relationship, and Lucas will be with Riley for a while. I don't have a particular opinion about the ships other then I favour Lucas and Maya, because I really don't care who ends up with who. The problem with focusing too much on who ends up with who is that it takes away from the story and the characters. 

 

Also, one thing I've found frustrating about this show is that it constantly overlooks the feelings of the male characters. Lucas' feelings have been overlooked, Josh's feelings were overlooked in the episode where Maya and Riley went to his dorm, and Farkle's HAVE not been overlooked YET only because he isn't involved in this whole convoluted triangle mess. 

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Tbh the only thing I care about is, hopefully, Riley and Farkle being endgame. I think they're so cute together and they have great chemistry - which becomes apparent in their one on one scenes. Lucas and Maya at the start had great potential but I'm afraid the whole Josh thing and the love triangle has ruined that and if they get together it would just be really awkward.

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I kind of wish one of them would date someone outside their little core group. I know Farkle starting dating Smackle but now she's part of the group. I mean someone with their own set of friends who doesn't want to spend 24/7 with the Co-Dependent Sextet. At one point there was that other guy who liked Riley, he would have been a good option.

I do agree about Riley and Farkle though. Since Smackle is so into Lucas maybe they should do a swap. I just feel such genuine affection with Farkle and Riley and he is the type of guy any girl should want, smart, respectful, faithful. Smackles' running gag with Lucas has kind of turned me off of her as Farkle's OTP. Plus, they are too similar in ways that don't really challenge them. Sure, intellectually they challenge each other, but Riley challenges Farkle to be a better person and vice versa. They also have the strongest chemistry, IMO, of any pair of actors. It's a nice, easy chemistry that is very appealing.

Maya, I wish would find someone new. I liked her with Lucas but the show shot that all to hell. Lucas let them wallow in that nightmare far too long. While they were fighting over him I wish he had found someone new too. I just don't see him and Riley as anything more than a first crush. But I think the show sees them as soulmates. Probably because the little kids love them.

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If Girl Meets World weren't so stuck on making everything a Very Important Statement, the kids should and would be able to date around and within their little group, ala That 70s Show, until they strongly established which pairings had the best chemistry.

However, I find it highly ironic that Jacobs keeps going to the Soulmate Well despite insisting Corpanga are/were the exception to the rule.

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I always liked a Maya/Farkle pairing.  As for a couple that reminds me of Cory and Topanga, the closest is Auggie and Ava.  As for how this show is going this season, I would rather it be about those two instead of the teenagers.

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Jacobs is the Oprah of relationships. You get a relationship! You get a relationship! EVERYBODY GETS A RELATIONSHIP!

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When was the last time there was a really good Farkle and Maya scene?

One of the unfortunate side effects of the triangle from hell was Farkle being reduced to 'Riley's Confidant.' I know GMW's probably laying the groundwork for an eventual Riley and Farkle relationship, but it's still weird, especially since he's been attracted to both girls in the past.

For a show that loves to cater to ships, even ones as inappropriate as Maya and Josh or as chemistry free as Shawn and Katy, it seems pretty bizarre to all but close the door on Farkle and Maya as a potential pairing.

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