I don’t think I’ve ever been shy about saying that ‘The Wonder Years’ is my favourite TV show of all time – there’s just something about watching Kevin look back on his dorky adventures when he was growing up and be a major asshole to everyone around him that pretty much everyone can relate to – so I was pretty apprehensive about the news that the series was going to be rebooted.
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Thankfully, it’s not going to be a reboot about Kevin Arnold’s son growing up in the 90s to make everyone feel old, but instead a look at a kid growing up in the 1960s through a different lens: that of a coloured family. Obviously that’s going to be a very different show – I don’t think I can really remember any black characters turning up in the original run of the show but I could be wrong – but it looks like it’s still going to have the same sense of heart and nostalgia that made the first one such a hit.
Don Cheadle is narrating the first series and the first trailer just dropped yesterday:
OK I didn’t think that the first half of that trailer looked that good – kinda goofy and dumb to be honest – but then when that theme song kicked in and they started showing the montage I got all the feels. I immediately thought about all the great times I watched the old show and all the potential that this one had for a whole new generation how it would hopefully help race relations over in the US on some small level after everything that’s happened over the past year or so. High hopes for this one.
For more of the same, check out when the cast of the original series got together for a reunion for a few years back. Very cute.