Nostalgia is a hell of a thing, it makes us look back at certain things that may have been rather lackluster, things we may have absolutely hated at the time, and swear they were amazing and state that we would give anything to go back to those days and live them all over again. (nytimes) There are certain times when that feeling comes about that it actually pertains to something that was wonderful, something that really did make you feel great inside, when that happens it’s a welcome change and many times it’ll make you smile the entire day. (abundantmama) One of the most common things leading to these nostalgic feelings is the entertainment field, from songs we once loved, movies that made a difference to us, even television shows that helped make up part of who we became as we headed toward adulthood. (mainecampus) Of all the shows I watched growing up, a few of them were for comic relief, others were interesting because of characters, and then you had shows that taught life lessons while also having compelling characters and comedic elements. (dailylife) Chief amongst these characters are those played by the Savage brothers, Ben and Fred. (randomthinkblog)
Boy Meets World was an amazing show, I still watch it every day during reruns, the show was so outstanding that it’s actually earned the distinction of having a sequel show created following the lives of the children of the primary characters in that series, Cory and Topanga Matthews. (parade) As wonderful as Boy Meets World was, before that show got off the ground there was another show about a group of young people going through the turbulent trials and tribulations of becoming adults, The Wonder Years. (slate) Fred Savage played Kevin Arnold, the kid that we all identified with and wanted to be growing up, the somewhat dorky kid that landed the most beautiful girl in television history, Winnie Cooper. From the use of the Joe Cocker classic “With a Little Help From my Friends” as the theme to the casting of Jason Hervey as the evil older brother, Josh Saviano as the nerdy friend, and the ageless Danica McKellar as Winnie Cooper, the show just struck a chord and attained it’s nearly legendary status. (yahoo) The crew recently came together for a reunion in order to hype an upcoming DVD, with pictures galore, it’s another wonderful trip down memory lane. (time) The Wonder Years was a precursor to other great shows such as Freaks and Geeks as well as That 70’s Show, if not for the exploits of the Arnold clan it’s scary to think of what the television landscape would look like if not for the existence of this remarkable show.