The Wonder Years makes a comeback in new reboot

Karina Grokhovskaya, WTV Producer

Reboots of movies and TV shows aren’t anything new. The Wonder Years, one of the most popular shows of late 1980s and early 1990s, is making its debut once again as a reboot series Wednesday on ABC

I remember watching it probably at the age of 5 to 7,” English teacher Vanessa Melvin said. “I remember it just kind of being a coming-of-age story where you get to see this boy it go from a boy to a younger man and all of the trials and the mild atrocities that come with teenage years.”

Unlike most sitcoms on TV back then, The Wonder Years covered many different and serious topics including the Vietnam War as well as the Civil Rights Movement.

Now, ABC is rebooting this sitcom with a new and potentially impactful twist.

The original followed the stereotypical white family in America, while the reboot will follow a black family and their experiences living in the late 60s.

“Now we’re going to see it from a different lens that really hasn’t been on television for the land of the black middle class family from the 1960s and 70s ,” Social Studies teacher Amanda Peters said. “I’m really excited to see how that kind of shapes the narrative in in the perspective and viewing.”