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'The Wonder Years' (1988)
The plot: The show set the tone for a comedic and often heartbreaking commentary on the history and social mores of the late '60s and '70s, introducing us to Winnie, Kevin Arnold's friend and first love, as her family learns her brother was killed in Vietnam. The first kiss between Kevin (Fred Savage) and Winnie (Danica McKellar) kicks off their first year of school in the newly renamed Robert F. Kennedy Junior High. / How many watched: 28.9 million / Touchdown or fumble: Touchdown. A favorite with both kids and adults, Kevin and Winnie won the hearts of Emmy voters as well, taking home the best comedy series award after just six episodes.