‘The Wonder Years’ Reboot Is Must-Watch TV, Beautifully Balancing Heartbreak and Hope

During the '90s, I watched a 12-year-old Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) navigate life in a suburban town during the late '60s and '70s—a pivotal time in American history. Although it struck me as odd that there was zero diversity on The Wonder Years, I took a liking to Kevin as he struggled to deal with his family, school and his (seemingly) unrequited crush. But now, more than two decades later, I find myself even more drawn to 12-year-old Dean Williams (Elisha Williams), better known as the main character in ABC's timely reboot.