The actress told People magazine in an interview published online Saturday that she feared the Pod Meets World podcast “might ruin” the popular ABC sitcom for fans.
“We don’t want our criticisms or our critiques or our experiences to in any way change what your opinion of the show is,” Fishel, who played Topanga Lawrence, said. “They’re just our honest opinions, and we can’t do it if we’re not going to be honest.”
During each podcast episode, the trio rewatches the series and shares behind-the-scenes moments and memories from their time on the show.
“I was just left with one overarching feeling about the whole experience as opposed to the show and what its values were, or what its key points were, or how good it was,” Fishel added. “And so now getting to watch it, I’m like, ‘Man, it’s a really good show,’ and what a great experience we had.”
Boy Meets World premiered in 1993 and ran for seven seasons before ending in 2000. Disney+ also later launched a reboot, Girl Meets World, that followed the life of Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence’s daughter, Riley (Rowan Blanchard). It aired for three seasons from 2014 to 2017.
When the former castmembers initially brought up the idea of launching the podcast about the show, Strong, who played Shawn Hunter, said, “Ultimately we settled on it as a sort of journey, rather than just watching the show and talking about how great it is, which we all agree, it is actually great. We wanted it to be more of a personal journey for us, and to just be honest.”