It’s time to fall in love again or fall in love for the first time with StarVista Entertainment’s offering of THE WONDER YEARS: Season One.
The series tells the story of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) a young boy who lives with his father Jack (Dan Lauria) and mother Norma (Alley Mills) along with brother Wayne (Jason Hervey) and sister Karen (Olivia d’Abo). Kevin also shares his growing up with best friend Paul (Josh Saviano) and crush Winnie (Danica McKellar).
Daniel Stern narrates the story of Kevin’s ‘wonder years’ as it begins with meeting Winnie in Harpers Woods. That kiss would follow the two for years, even as Winnie dates others and Kevin has a brief hook up with Becky. That won’t stop Becky from returning from time to time.
The adventures between Kevin, Paul and Winnie are nothing short of hilarious, amazing and reminiscent of a time when friendship meant everything and love was worth waiting for. It is in Season One that viewers will absolutely fall in love with the Arnold’s along with the amazing friendships that Kevin experiences throughout his growing years.
Join us and experience THE WONDER YEARS.
FINAL WORD: This first season of THE WONDER YEARS brings back so many fantastic memories and reminds me of how great television was back in the 1980’s. It takes such a collection as this and, without exception, proves that prime time television for families was important then and even more so now.
The show is a reminder of teen angst, going to Junior High (I hated when they changed the title to “middle school”), irritating older siblings, the continual notion that parents don’t understand, a change in attitude about society, and this amazing feeling called love.
THE WONDER YEARS captured all that and more.
The DVD for Season One is absolutely amazing. The set contains all the episodes from Season One along with over two hours of fantastic extras including: Highlights from THE WONDER YEARS cast reunion in May of 2014 with Olivia d’Abo, Jason Hervey, Dan Lauria, Danica McKellar, Alley Mills, Josh Saviano and Fred Savage. Also, the featurette With a Little Help From My Friends: The Early Days of THE WONDER YEARS, Interviews with creators Neal Marlens and Carol Black, Josh Saviano, Danica McKellar and Fred Savage.
Season One includes all the songs from the original broadcast with classic Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, The Monkees, Steppenwolf, Smokey Robinson and Joe Cocker’s singing With a Little Help From My Friends.
StarVista Entertainment and Time Life have worked together to bring this 80’s beloved television show back to fans. They have put together THE WONDER YEARS COMPLETE SERIES and have made it available with 26-discs featuring all 115 episodes with tons of extras. It arrives in a locker from Kennedy Junior High School and plenty of amazing goodies to go with it.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give THE WONDER YEARS: Season One four tubs of popcorn out of five. This is the introduction to a series that has remained a fan favorite for years. Fred Savage is the boy we all watched grow up with his kooky family and experienced his first love right along with him.
The series was created by Neil Marlens and Carol Black who wanted to capture the baby-boomers in a 60’s series set around the continual change in our history. They wanted to have it set around a young boy who would experience all of it. There is some of their own childhoods in the show as Black said, “We naturally took elements of our experience and threw them into the pot. The basic set up, the neighborhood, the era – that’s the time and place where we grew up!”
They weren’t the only ones as those of us who grew up in that era have the opportunity to sit back and remember a time of confusion, change, new ideas and a life that evolved around family, friends and growing up.
For more on Season One of THE WONDER YEARS or information on the complete series go to www.TimeLife.com/WonderYears.
In the end – it’s a chance to fall in love all over again!