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The Wonder Years: Faith

TV has a different purpose in my life depending on my age. As a kid, it was just pure entertainment. During college and immediately after college, TV was a source of escapism from studying or work. Recently, however, I am drawn to shows that make me think and reflect upon my life and the world. My […]

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The Wonder Years: “Night Out”

The last episode wasn’t as Kevin centric as I would have liked. Fortunately, this episode returned to form and was more about Kevin and his growth. Viewers finally get to see Kevin and Winnie as couple, after over three seasons of “will they or won’t they” back and forth drama. I wasn’t much of a […]

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The Wonder Years: Glee Club

Last Thursday, I decided to mix it up with my Wonder Years recaps. I decided to live tweet the episode while I watched it. It was a lot of fun, though it took me longer than usual to live tweet the whole episode.  What was supposed to be a half hour episode ended up being 1 […]

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The Wonder Years: St Valentine’s Day Massacare

The episode starts where we left off in the previous episode:  Kevin tells Winne he knows that she likes him because Paul told him. Winnie subsequently angrily slams the door on Kevin. Winnie then proceeds to shut Kevin school the next day and has her friends talk on her behalf whenever Kevin tries to approach […]

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The Wonder Years: Fathers and Sons

One of the things that I like about The Wonder Years is that you don’t always see a resolution to a conflict.   Too many times, television shows try to package a problem and solution within a half hour or hour. This formula is highly unrealistic. In real life, solutions don’t just pop up. Not everyone […]

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The Wonder Years: Linda is Miss Right

I wish I had seen this episode as a teenager because it is a good lesson on what young adults do wrong when chasing their love interests. I’m not sure if I would have fully comprehended or applied the lessons in my life, but I would have least had some different perspective on the typical […]

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The Wonder Years: “Rock n’ Roll”

For the most part, The Wonder Years has maintained good pacing in its episodes. Even with the filler episodes, I never felt anything lacking or overdone. I was therefore surprised at how short this episode “Rock n Roll “ felt. The episode focused on Kevin’s dream to be in a rock band, a theme consistent with […]

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Wonder Years: “Math Class Squared”

I held off watching this episode for awhile after reading the Netflix synopsis of the episode: To try and get ahead in math class, Kevin decides to cheat on his test, leading only to bigger problems.  After seeing Kevin struggle in math earlier this season (see refresher here) and then ask for help (which was […]

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The Wonder Years: “The Pimple”

This episode was absolutely hilarious. I was laughing throughout the episode,  which is rare when I watch the show. Normally, the episodes have a good blend of sentimentality, drama, and comedy, so the laughs are once in a while. In this instance,  every scene was humorous as I watched Kevin try to navigate his first […]