Story of a lost journalist

May 20, 2008

The Wonder Years

Filed under: Movies/TV — Cris @ 14:31

It is only morning yet (well it was when I started). I just wanted to write about a TV sitcom. The Wonder Years. Many people have watched it growing up. My brother did. I saw glimpses here and there back then. And now I have started watching it. And though my growing up phase is pretty much done with, I can still connect to the series so well.

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For never-seen-a-single-episode readers, I should probably say that The Wonder Years is a sitcom of late 80’s, early 90’s, set in 70’s showing the life of a teenage kid and his friends and family. A narrator, an older version of the boy, narrates every episode in the background.

Ok time for outcries. I love it! It is the best series in the whole world. I used to give that place to Full House till a few days back. Ok I am a sitcom addict.

Now more about ‘The Wonder Years’, that’s what I came to talk about. If someone asked me what was the best way to do a sitcom I could point to The Wonder Years. But if someone asked me what made it the best I would very likely make a bad speech. Nevertheless, giving it a shot. When I start an episode and all through the middle, I’d be smiling and laughing and thinking oh-yeah. But in the end, the last line or 2 the narrator narrates, well, its always touchy – not the mushy kind we see around for attracting teary ladies, but more of the real connectable you-know-it teenage touchyness. Alright I am making a bad speech.

Quoting a couple of those last liners just to get my meaning clearer (this is what I remember, the exact words could be slightly different).

1. In an episode about his best friend, the narrator ends it with “Sometimes to grow together, you have to grow apart”

2. In an episode about his all-time since-childhood-known girl friend who just broke up with him, “I don’t know where we were going or what was going to happen to us, but I knew I was never going to let her out of my life”

So the whys. If you ask me if it’s the narration, I should say yes. But if you ask me if it’s just something that made me think of school days, I might still say yes. Well let’s just say one line about it. Its one thing I don’t mind waking up at 6 AM for and considering my waking up standards, that is saying a lot. Its one thing I would miss my morning coffee for, and that is saying a lot more. Ok that’s 2 lines now.

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6 Comments »

  1. Of all human emotions, I think, nostalgia is one on which people would have lesser control over than any other. Thanks to my bad memory I don’t often fall into that state. Nostalgia is also something that is reasonably marketable as is evident from the tonnes of sites likes batchmates dot com, ancestry dot com etc

    Comment by Minking Than — May 21, 2008 @ 00:52 | Reply

  2. I think thats one thing I wouldnt want to sell. Memories. 🙂

    Comment by Cris — May 21, 2008 @ 01:06 | Reply

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  5. I haven’t seen even a single episode of The Wonder Years so no comments other than.. I liked.“Sometimes to grow together, you have to grow apart” it is true.. 🙂

    Comment by Javed Miandad — February 13, 2012 @ 03:03 | Reply


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