I fondly remember watching The Wonder Years religiously on my family's old tube TV (one with with knobs and dials instead of buttons) in the 80's. It was great to sit down and watch something good on TV that the whole family could really enjoy. The show captured how growing up in suburban middle class America was like in the late '60's. After trying to watch all the episodes of all 6 seasons and missing a few episodes because life happens and there were not any DVRs back then, I waited very patiently for the whole shebang to come out on DVD. After 21 years of it being off the air, The Wonder Years has finally made its spectacular debut to DVD through Time Life and StarVista Entertainment! The set was definitely well worth the wait! The Wonder Years Complete Series Deluxe Collectors Edition is all that I hoped it to be and more!
When I received The Wonder Years Complete Series to review I didn't know I would be getting the Deluxe Collectors Edition. This set has exceeded my expectations. When I received the cardboard box that looked like a locker I thought it was going to have a cardboard slipcase inside to hold the DVDs. To my absolute surprise I opened it up to reveal the cute mini metal locker that was inside! I love the metal locker that everything can be stored in and it fits just perfectly on my DVD shelf, like it was meant to be there. I also love that there is a sheet of magnets that say things like "I ♥ Winnie Cooper", "I ♥ Keven Arnold", "Kennedy Wildcats", etc. to decorate the mini locker with. Along with the 26 DVDs that were neatly tucked into 2 separate cases (one for seasons 1-3 and the other for seasons 4-6) this set has a cute replica yearbook that I loved looking through and two notebooks with information about the episodes that were very interesting to read.
THE COMPLETE SERIES LOCKER INCLUDES:
- All 115 Episodes on 26 DVDs housed in a mini collectible metal locker.
- Two notebooks with detailed episode information.
- A replica yearbook with behind-the-scenes photos and signatures by the cast and crew.
- Custom magnets to decorate your locker!
- Plus over 23 hours of bonus features including: The first Cast Reunion in 16 years, Exclusive interviews with the creators, cast and crew; Newly-produced featurettes, And never-before-seen outtakes of Kevin and Winnie s first kiss!
If you haven't seen The Wonder Years series, you really should. This comedy/drama is really well made and shows what it might have been like to live in the 60's. The coming of age story follows young, 12 year old Kevin Arnold through his life growing up, from his first kiss with Winnie Cooper to his friendship with Paul Pfeiffer and everything that follows. They are at times funny, sad, happy, heartwarming, and just plain WONDERful. They have great music in the episodes too that include more than 300 songs as they were featured in the original broadcasts by artists like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, James Brown and many more. The DVD collection has so many neat bonus features too. It was really fun to see the outtakes of the kiss and I loved the cast reunion too. The series is well worth the watch!
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