Kevin Arnold ( Fred Savage), Winnie Cooper ( Danica McKellar), and Paul Pfeiffer ( Josh Saviano) are back for more fun as they start school at McKinley High. Yes, the gang is now in High School and the adventures of growing up in the 1970's just got a lot more interesting.
In the season premiere, we find the gang at the lake and yes of course there is a summer romance to keep us interested but the fun really begins when the friends find themselves having to take Driver's Ed. That in itself would be more than enough but when you add the additional love interests and Teachers that you think don't have a clue and just the problems of puberty and growing then yes the fifth season is a blast to watch.
The Wonder Years have been a joy to watch if you grew up in the 1960's and 70's. It brings back those years of the Vietnam War and Martin Luther King and President Richard Nixon. Growing during this time had its ups and downs to be sure but one thing you can definitely say about was that it wasn't boring. What also makes this a great show is the coverage of the music of the period and how it's worked into the show. Groups like Bachman-Turner Overdrive, The Byrds , Sonny and Cher, Joan Baez, Traffic are just some of the sounds you will be listening too.
The Arnold's also have one of the best Christmas shows around that season and its a joy to watch. Another kicker this year is when Kevin's older brother Wayne and his friend join the Army. Let's just say it turns out to be one of the best shows of the year.
Time Life bring this wonderful fifth season of the Wonder Years to us on May 24, 2016. The quality of the DVD is excellent and sights and sounds are fantastic. This show is great for all ages and it is defintitely going to be one that you will want to put in your personal library.
Kevin and Winnie are the pair of kids that you want to get together and fall in love. You watch as they go through those troubling adolescent years together. You cheer for Paul as he grows from geeky middle schooler to a young high school man. You see the changes of just how Kevin's parents must adjust to what the kids have to go through. It's not what they grew up in. When all is said and done you realize that these were our Wonder Years for some of us who watched and grew up in this period of time. Enjoy.
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