The Wonder Years : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 31, 1988
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Bill Kaufman
    Apr 30, 2013
    60
    A pleasant but routine sitcom that uses that decade of significant social change as a hook...The Wonder Years handles its period details - clothing, hairstyles - well. The look of the '60s is rendered with an authentic, evocative feel. Like virtually every sitcom, it has its banal moments, and here and there the gags fizzle. [30 Jan 1988, p.11]
  2. 60
    It is beguiling and original, yet awkwardly executed. [28 Jan 1988, p.D-6]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 21, 2013
    10
    Absolutely flawless show. Never got old. I didn't grow up when this show was actually on the air but watching it since I can really relate toAbsolutely flawless show. Never got old. I didn't grow up when this show was actually on the air but watching it since I can really relate to it because I am around Kevin's age. Full Review »
  2. Jul 12, 2011
    10
    It's hard to rate this less than a 10 in my book. Even being born in the 80's, watching this as a kid I still related to it. As an adult it'sIt's hard to rate this less than a 10 in my book. Even being born in the 80's, watching this as a kid I still related to it. As an adult it's a refreshing breath of fresh air compared to the stale family tv shows we have now that can barely make a mark into true family drama. I can only wish that someday soon, the season sets will be released. If you're a classic tv lover, then this show should be very high on your watch list. Full Review »
  3. Jul 20, 2015
    8
    I'd recommend watching this with captions -- while some people might love the hackneyed sound over - the audio drags this down just as it didI'd recommend watching this with captions -- while some people might love the hackneyed sound over - the audio drags this down just as it did with Outsiders which is even better. Full Review »