'The Wonder Years' (1988-1993)

<b>Who they are:</b> Kevin Arnold (<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003625" title="Fred Savage" href="/topic/entertainment/fred-savage-PECLB003625.topic">Fred Savage</a>, right) is at the heart of this series about suburban life in the 1960s and 1970s. His dad Jack (Dan Lauria) works for a defense contractor, while his mom Norma (Alley Mills) is a bubbly homemaker. Older siblings include Karen (Olivia d'Abo), a hippie who clashes with dad, and loser Wayne (Jason Hervey). On-and-off girlfriend Winnie (Danica McKellar) and best friend Paul (Josh Saviano) are also fixtures in Kevin's life.<br>
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<b>What the kids like:</b> Watching Kevin and his friends grow up. All the schoolkid trials and tribulations apply: dating, gossip, cheating and more.<br>
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<b>What the parents can't get enough of:</b> Aside from the rich story, Kevin's life is set to the backdrop of major events like the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000189" title="Vietnam War (1955-1975)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/vietnam-war-%281955-1975%29-EVHST000189.topic">Vietnam War</a>,  the moon landing and assassination of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001228" title="Martin Luther King Jr." href="/topic/arts-culture/culture/martin-luther-king-jr.-PEHST001228.topic">Martin Luther King Jr.</a>

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Who they are: Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage, right) is at the heart of this series about suburban life in the 1960s and 1970s. His dad Jack (Dan Lauria) works for a defense contractor, while his mom Norma (Alley Mills) is a bubbly homemaker. Older siblings include Karen (Olivia d'Abo), a hippie who clashes with dad, and loser Wayne (Jason Hervey). On-and-off girlfriend Winnie (Danica McKellar) and best friend Paul (Josh Saviano) are also fixtures in Kevin's life.

What the kids like: Watching Kevin and his friends grow up. All the schoolkid trials and tribulations apply: dating, gossip, cheating and more.

What the parents can't get enough of: Aside from the rich story, Kevin's life is set to the backdrop of major events like the Vietnam War, the moon landing and assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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