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TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×20 “Bill’s New Gig”

“Bill’s New Gig” Could have been an excellent television episode for The Wonder Years. Instead, it sheds light on the power dynamics between Bill and his wife, Lillian. The premise of the ...

5 Average

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×19, “Love and War”

This may be the one episode of The Wonder Years I truly loved from start to finish. Dean’s older brother Bruce returns from the Vietnam War, having been injured in combat. He will live, but he has to ...

9 Amazing

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×18, “Goose Grease”

Chicken pox are no fun. I had it when I was little, and it was disastrous, especially for someone with an immune deficiency. I can’t begin to imagine what that same disease was like in the 60s. ...

6 Fair

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×17, “Jobs and Hangouts”

The Wonder Years finally had a good episode this week. The concept for “Jobs and Hangouts” changed throughout the episode. Initially, it was about responsibility, specifically Kim learning...

8 Great

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×16, “The Sleepover”

After months of watching, I think I finally realized my problem with The Wonder Years: everything within the show is too obvious or convenient. Take this week, for example. Dean is upset because his f...

3 Bad

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×15, “Black Teacher”

“The Black Teacher” is one of those episodes of The Wonder Years where I fundamentally question what the writers had in mind when creating this show in the first place. The premise of this...

5 Average

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×14, “Country Dean”

“Country Dean” is probably the worst episode of The Wonder Years so far. My problem with it has nothing to do with the acting. I believe every actor on that set was trying their best to ma...

3 Bad

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×13, “The Valentine’s Day Dance”

The Wonder Years is flawed. There are fundamental aspects of this series that I can’t stand, but for some reason, as a viewer, when I know they’re trying, I’m invested. This is the c...

5 Average

TV Review: The Wonder Years, 1×12, “I’m With the Band”

When we think about life and all the mistakes that we can make, the ones we remember the most are the ones that came from when we were young. Most of my mistakes involve crashing into lockers because ...

8 Great
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