The Wonder Years

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Nostalgic coming-of-age sitcom still charms.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 11+

This title has:

Great messages
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age 12+

Amazing show for older kids!

This show is just as good as it was in the 80s. My whole family enjoys the charming relationships, positive messages, and witty banter from the adult narrator. The only issue I have with this show is the increasing sexual content. Violence and cussing is sparing (mentions of Vietnam, slapstick violence, hell, damn), but sexuality increases as the characters get older. However, it is a pretty accurate demonstration of middle and high school. In the first few seasons, the two main boys deal with crushes and the beginnings of dating, and explore their basic sexual curiousities about a girl's body and sexual intercourse. However, as the show progresses, characters engage in more serious relationships with hand-holding, frequent kissing/making out, and implied "almost" sexual interactions. There are lots of fights between couples about minor things, but they usually make up. In the last season, the two main characters have sexual intercourse, but nothing is shown.

This title has:

Too much sex

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