Wonder Years: Season 3
(1989 - 1990/Time Life/Star Vista Entertainment DVD)
Picture: C Sound: C
Extras: A Episodes: C+
has captured the eyes and the heart of the American household.
Through the eyes of a growing child, we watched Kevin Arnold as he
grows from a boy to a teenager to a young man surrounded by his
friends and family that has helped him mature into a man. In this
release, Kevin begins to coming into his manhood as he begins to
notice girls from his first kiss to his first car.
Kevin Arnold (Fred
Savage) is your average America middle class boy growing up in the
1960s. His family is a your typical nuclear family with a hard
working bread winner father and homemaker mother. His older brother
Wayne is a jerk and the school bully, his older sister is a hippy
wannabe with no sense of responsibility. Kevin's best friend is the
nerdy Paul. And Winnie is the girl next door that Kevin has had a
crush on ever since they were kids.
was a blast from the past watching this old TV show and it is
interesting to see the reflected ideas. songs and values of the '60s
and '70s of the American household. The show reminds you of your
childhood days, and the innocence of youth,
so it holds up.
have had slightly differing reviews of playback performanceon the
show on this site, with The Complete Series reviewer liking it
more than the Season Two writer, but I feel the latter applies
for me here when he says 'the 1.33 X 1, 35mm color-shot episodes of
Years (likely finished on analog videotape for their TV broadcast)
looking good in daylight shots, but lacking in darker shots
throughout.' Extras include Hall Pass: Round Table with
Danica McKellar, Fred Savage, and Josh Saviano, A Family Affair:
At Home with the Arnolds, and interviews with cast.
Song - Kevin
goes on a family trip and gets his first kiss.
Kevin realizes he actually has to study for math class.
on Wheels -
Wayne gets his driver's license, but Kevin want him to drive him to
the mall to hit on girls.
Wars - Kevin
want to play football with the guys but his mom doesn't want him to
the Spot - The
school puts on a play and Winnie gets the main part.
Man Out -
Kevin and Paul get into a fight and their friendship seems at risk.
Family Car -
The Arnolds get a new car, but their father doesn't want a fancier
more expensive car.
Kevin gets his first pimple.
Class Squared -
Kevin cheats on his math test.
N' Roll -
After watching The Beatles, Kevin decides he want to be in a band
You Know Anything About Women? -
Kevin goes to the school prom, but not with the girl he wanted.
Powers that Be -
Kevin gets a dog from his Grandpa, Jack is not happy.
My Friend and I -
Kevin tries to help out Paul with a girlfriend, but Paul ends up
falling for Winnie.
St. Valentine's Day Massacre - Kevin
writes a Valentine's Day card for Winnie, but the wrong girl gets it.
Tree House -
Jack and Kevin work on a tree house but it seems like the tree house
lets Kevin spy on an attractive neighbor.
Glee Club -
The new student teacher tries to make something of the Glee Club.
Kevin and Winnie get invited to a make out party.
It is tax season, but Norma loses the tax receipts.
Kevin tries out for the school's baseball team, but finds out his
father has a connection with the coach.
Kevin seeks a tutor to help with his math.
and Sympathy -
Paul develops a crush on Mrs. Arnold.
Little Girl -
Karen is leaving for college, Jack feels like he is losing his little
Kevin learns that Winnie is moving.
- Ricky Chiang