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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: 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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Wonder Years: “She, My Friend, and I”

After a brief hiatus from watching The Wonder Years, I’m back with a recap on the last episode I had watched: “She, My Friend, and I.” Despite the fact that this is another episode featuring Kevin in a love triangle (he ends up in so many it seems), the episode did a great job in providing […]

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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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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 […]

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The Wonder Years: “Odd Man Out”

I loved “Odd Man Out” because it focused on one of my favorite topics: friendships. Specifically, why we are friends with some people and not others, and what defines a good friend. The Wonder Years did a great job in using Kevin and Paul to illustrate these points. Kevin and Paul have been best buddies […]

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The Wonder Years “On the Spot”

The Wonder Years digresses from its usual episode format with “On the Spot “ In this episode, Kevin primarily narrates and observes Winnie’s struggles rather than his own. I enjoyed the episode for what it was. However, I did miss experiencing Kevin’s woes, which usually lead to comical but enlightening thoughts. Winnie’s problems center on […]

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The Wonder Years: “Mom Wars”

I liked the overarching theme in “Mom Wars,” though not the complete execution on that theme. The episode highlights the tension that exists between teenagers, who vie for independence, and their mothers, who have trouble letting go and not worrying. This struggle is probably the worst part about being a teenager. You’re no longer a […]