Thursday, August 01, 2013

Last Scene: THE WONDER YEARS




Perfect ending for the show.

10 comments:

Gerard said...

"little suburban town"? Biggest freaking parade ever. That's TV for ya.

Richard R. said...

One I never watched, though I heard some good things from those who did. How many seasons did it run?

Todd Mason said...

Six seasons, Rick. I liked it well enough, was never sorry to see it, but I never fell in love with it. ONCE AND AGAIN and its ever-better predecessors were more my family drama (with comedic aspects) meat. (The blithe assumption that youth was on balance the Wonder Years for us all didn't help it much, for me.)

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

The family watched most of the episodes of THE WONDER YEARS and FULL HOUSE that were telecast at the same time. Maybe I'm missing something here but I found a disconnect between Kevin and his family, a different kind of growing up.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but did you fall for Winnie Cooper, Todd? A lot of us did.


Jeff M.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, that was such a good show. It was a little uneven here and there but overall it was well done.

Todd Mason said...

No, Jeff, but had I been about her age, I might well've (particularly if the scripts had been less broad, on balance); DMc certainly has had an interesting career (we can only hope she's thought so, as well). Prashant, did you mean in terms of the last sequences here or the whole series? Certainly, THE WONDER YEARS was trying to achieve something considerably more ambitious than FULL HOUSE was...including trying to approximate actual familial tension rather better than FH would even begin to consider doing.

Dan_Luft said...

Kind of a typical gang of TV adolescents. One went to Harvard, one went to Paris, Mom ran a company, knucklehead brother takes over his Dad's place in business. They all stayed in touch. I'm sure a bunch of minor characters all moved to NYC and had huge apartments while working at bodegas.

David Cranmer said...

First time I ever saw the ending. Yes, well handled.

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