A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties, hanging out with his best friend, all this on top of being a licensed physician in a ... See full summary »
Neil Patrick Harris,
An adult Kevin Arnold reminisces on his teenage years spent growing up during the late 60s and early 70s. As he goes from adolescence to adulthood, he experiences, along with his best friend Paul and sometimes-girlfriend Winnie, the full range of trials and traumas that come in just about everyone's life. Written by
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In nearly every dinner table scene, one of the Arnold family members (usually Norma) mentions a potato dish. See more »
Throughout the series whenever characters are seen riding in vehicles, there are often instances of early-eighties to early-nineties vehicles parked/driving around. See more »
Kevin Arnold - The Narrator:
All of our young lives we search for someone to love. Someone that makes us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope. All the while wondering if somewhere, somehow, there's someone perfect who might be searching for us.
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ABC has always been the purveyor of family comedies, "The Wonder Years" was no exception to the rule!! The difference, however, was the fact that this show was an intuitive doggerel of nostalgia which articulated an acute aspect of the YUPPIE's adolescence!!! Kevin Arnold (Ted Savage) was the perpetually befuddled kid whose predicaments were the focal point of this series, and it was his perspective that this entire show was centered around!! Daniel Stern, known for staring in the terrific movie "Diner", was the little voice inside Kevin that became the adult interpretation to Kevin's childhood chicanery!! The whole genre of the late sixties and early seventies was so astutely depicted on this show, right up to the fact that his mother looked just like Doris Day!! The trials and tribulations of the Arnold family were indeed a harbinger of the encroaching radicalism of American culture... Perhaps, the most impressionable character who effectuated these changing times most plausibly, was the role of Kevin's sister!! Winnie, Kevin's sort of girlfriend, was perhaps the most sensitive relationship in the series.... Looking back at it though, the whole family relationship with the older brother, the mother, the father and the sister as well as the interaction with their friends, were all delicate in their own way... The show illustrated how a comprehensive understanding of every one of the members in your family required a loving dedication to what being a family was all about!! The conception that things are suppose to be one way, and yet, they wound up being quite another, was a painstaking experience for the entire Arnold family!! This was an opportunity for adversity to manifest itself as some constructive element of household unification!! Perenially, this domestic fortitude was portrayed on "The Wonder Years" as an ideological staple!! Perhaps the most compelling aspect of "The Wonder Years" was that it pinpointed the formidable scenario of the true love cliché,(for families) and made it stick!! This was not a hokey case of true love conquering all, rather, an insight to how emotional support evoked an understanding of the bittersweet ordeals in any given domicile which are dealt with properly when everyone cares for one another!! "The Wonder Years" was a fabulous T.V. Show, and ,it came off as being emotionally nurturing and empathetic to the needs of the overly mortgaged YUPPIE, because, it was something for them to reminisce about!! This show was one of my favorite television shows ever!! I do not see it in syndication that much, too bad!! It must be the cable package I have, or my schedule, I would love to see reruns of "The Wonder Years" I think that that would be a lot of fun!!
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