If you caught GMA earlier today then no doubt you witnessed a wonderful reunion, one 16 years in the making as the main cast of the television series The Wonder Years were brought together to reminisce their times on the iconic series.
And while I didn’t catch its original run from the very beginning as I believe I was about eight or so a bit into the second season when this show first captured my unwavering attention, it was really the coming of age themes and those true to life experiences which the show regularly showcased from episode to episode. Looking back I really learned a lot from watching this series and my age being close to those of the young cast, it made it that much more ‘real’ in a sense of relating in real time of finding one’s adolescence and place in the world and well….how a first kiss may feel =P.
And now in hindsight the memorable and most warm narration which each episode featured through the eyes of a grown up Kevin was most tailored after those likewise nostalgic narrations featured in the Stephen King movie masterpiece “Stand by Me.” Now if you’ve not yet seen “Stand by Me” I strongly urge you to go watch right now!!! And getting back to The Wonder Years, one cannot state their full appreciation for such a memorable series without mentioning the MUSIC ❤ !!!! Set in the 60’s, and my father used to tell me during my personal Beatles~Mania♥ days when I was first discovering their music from start to finish that I should have been born in the sixties if not earlier as just that time period produced so much of the music I do love today, and that despite me being born a ways later. As for how amazing the music was in The Wonder Years, think Forrest Gump if it were a long running television series with that awesome soundtrack to boot!
Now doesn’t this look absolutely AMAZING!!!!!
And it must be said how they managed to keep the original classic songs which appeared in the series in their entirety!!! I mean considering the considerable costs to keep them all, that’s quite awesome in itself! Again this is one of the very best coming-of-age series all time I believe and with the very best writing, the backdrop of the sixties, again the MUSIC♥!!…and of course an all around amazing cast, what’s not to love about The Wonder Years as in some way or another it represents universally our trials and tribulations of growing up…yes something we can all relate to~.
Okay here’s a full description of the goodies included as there are actually 3 different versions of this collection to choose from!:
~The ‘basic’ set (pretty awesome for basic!)~
Never before released on DVD, you can now own the entire series housed in a collectible metal locker like those at Kennedy Junior High (Go Wildcats!). The locker includes two notebooks with detailed episode information, production photos, and all 115 episodes plus over 15 hours of bonus features on 26 DVDs. Plus, you’ll get a replica yearbook with behind-the-scenes photos and signatures by the cast and crew. And custom Wonder Years magnets to decorate your locker!
Exclusive bonus features include the first cast reunion in 16 years and interviews with all 7 main cast members, the creators, narrator, guest stars, and many more! Plus, ten newly-produced featurettes and never-before-seen outtakes of Kevin and Winnie’s first kiss!
The series includes more than 300 songs as they were featured in the original broadcast, including Joe Cocker’s unforgettable rendition of the Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.”
~The Wonder Years “Experience” (set)~
Get the full treatment with The Wonder Years Experience set. In addition to the complete series, the Experience includes everything you need to fit right in at Kennedy Junior High…
- Wildcats t-shirt and tube socks
- Vintage Kennedy Junior High gym bag
- Wildcats pennant and commemorative patch
- Collectible Wonder Years pins
- And a newly produced Wonder Years CD, featuring the theme song plus classics by Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, The Beach Boys, The Tempatations and many others.
~The Wonder Years “Signature” edition~
Now you can own a piece of television history with a limited-edition Wonder Years set hand-signed by Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, and other cast. There are only 500 available and each collection comes with a certificate of authenticity.
You’ll get the complete series housed in a collectible metal locker like those at Kennedy Junior High (Go Wildcats!) The locker includes…
All 115 episodes on 26 DVDs, including over 300 songs as they were featured in the original broadcast!
Over 15 hours of exclusive bonus features
Two notebooks with detailed episode information, photos, and production notes
Custom Wonder Years magnets to decorate your locker
A replica yearbook with behind-the-scenes photos and notes from the cast and crew. Plus, in this special Signature Edition, the yearbook cover will be hand-signed by Fred, Danica, and other cast members!
Exclusive bonus features include…
The first cast reunion in 16 years
Over 20 interviews with all 7 main cast members, the creators, narrator, guests stars, and many more!
Ten newly-produced featurettes
Never-before-seen outtakes of Kevin and Winnie’s first kiss!
To top it all off, you’ll complete the Wonder Years experience with everything you need to fit right in at Kennedy Junior High…
Wildcats t-shirt and tube socks
Vintage Kennedy Junior High gym bag
Wildcats pennant and commemorative patch
Collectible Wonder Years pins
And a newly-produced Wonder Years CD, featuring the theme song plus classics by Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, The Beach Boys, The Temptations and many others.
We created only 500 Signature Edition sets so don’t miss out! All sales are final. No returns or exchanges.
Only 500 available to own, so if you’re a crazy fan like me then time’s of the essence here to get the ‘signature’ version! (All versions are set to ship in early October) Yup, you can almost hear Joe Cocker’s performance of The Beatles’ “With a Little Help from my Friends” beginning to play…….♥. And coming of age stories are the best!! Can’t wait for the release date!~!