The Wonder Years – Back in Black!

The popular show from the late 1980s is making a comeback, this remake featuring a cast of mostly black characters, including Dulé Hill (who played a favorite character from one of my favorite shows – Psych)! In this reboot, he plays the role of father to the main character. In the 80s sitcom, the protagonist, if you will, was played by Fred Savage. Fred’s character, Kevin, had a dad that really scared me! I remember that, even though I was only about 10 yrs old when the show debuted.

Here’s a teaser for the 2021 season…

I can only be honest here on this blog, so I have serious doubts about this show’s success. It may be great, but it will always be compared to the original – which must be considered by most, a classic. I tend to lean towards the idea of leaving those alone… however, I understand Hollywood takes no such stance. This will also take place in the 1960s, as did the original, so that in itself might polarize viewers in 2021. I can say this with almost 100% certainty: if there is a political vibe to the show, it will come crashing down. And let’s be honest- it’s Hollywood, so you KNOW they’ll try sneaking some BS in there somewhere.

I wish all the best to the cast and crew, though. We all gotta work, ya know? I’m interested if I can separate Dulé Hill from his awesome character in Psych – a hard task for him, since that’s an iconic role in the show beloved by many.

How do you feel about this show being recreated for a new audience in 2021? Do you think it will soar as a runaway hit? Comment below with your thoughts…

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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