Finally, a show that is not afraid to show the realities of married life for some people. Although it is somewhat out of character for Cory and Topanga (her especially) to have not considered where they would live after getting married, the writers present the issue in a fairly realistic way. The episode only highlights what their families had been warning them about: at such a young age, marriage will be very difficult, no matter how much they love each other.
Others have complained about Cory and Topanga being whiny and overly helpless in this episode, however this seems a little unfair. The apartment they finally received is probably a little more disgusting than most newlyweds in their situation have to put up with. But it was a very good thing for the episode not to show them having an easy time of it right from the start. Newly married couples, especially those that are so young, typically do struggle that way. The only real complaint is that neither of them seemed to even consider getting a job. Their situation may be a little overly negative, as they have a very dirty apartment, no support whatsoever from friends and family, and no money. However, it serves its purpose to show that it is Cory and Topanga now, not Cory and his family. They had been repeatedly advised to wait until they were older or finished college, but they made their decision. At least the show was brave enough to tackle it in a realistic, even dark, kind of manner.