Amari O'Neil

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×11, “Brad Mitzvah”

“Brad Mitzvah” showcases lessons about standing up for yourself and being proud of who you are, which is fitting for The Wonder Years. This theme can be utilized in so many different ways,...

5 Average

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×10, “Lads and Ladies and Us”

In the mid-season premiere of The Wonder Years, the show finally highlights the character of Kim (Laura Kariuki). Kim used to have a very close relationship with her mother, Lillian, and when she got ...

8 Great

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×9, “Home For Christmas”

Christmas is a time for family to get together in The Wonder Years. For Dean Williams and his family, that means Dean’s brother Bruce (Spence Moore II) coming home from the Vietnam War.  His mot...

8 Great

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×8, “Science Fair”

When learning that the title of the latest episode of The Wonder Years was called “Science Fair,” I incorrectly assumed that the whole premise would revolve around Dean completing a scienc...

6 Fair

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×7, “Independence Day”

In a time of change, it’s hard to let go. This is the fundamental lesson of “Independence Day.” The seventh episode of The Wonder Years involves Dean’s grandfather, granddaddy Clisby (Richard Gant).  ...

8 Great

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×6 “Be Prepared”

“Be Prepared” can only be described in one way, and that is vulnerable. The plan of the episode is pretty simple. Dean and his friends want to have the same wilderness experiences as Dean’s Caucasian ...

8 Great

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×5, “The Lock In”

“The Lock-In” captures teen innocence in a way only The Wonder Years could pull off.  The episode heavily revolves around the church society. This activity is so significant in the lives of Dean and h...

8 Great

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×4, “The Workplace”

The Wonder Years episode four, “The Workplace,” is all about Dean working with his parents.  Any 12 year old hates the idea of going to work with his parents. The reason behind the hate is...

8 Great

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×3, “The Club”

The Wonder Years continues to be a middle-of-the-road series. This week focused on Dean discovering porn magazines in his parents’ closet. This led to temporary popularity among the boys at his ...

3 Bad

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