Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Reconnecting to my childhood

What would you do if I sang out tune?
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song.
I will try not to sing out of key, yeah

Oh, baby I get by with a little help from my friends
By with a little help from my friends.
All I need is my buddies
By with a little help from my friends
I said I’m gonna get by with a little
By with a little help from my friends - whoa oh oh oh oh

There has been no TV show I have connected as much to as The Wonder Years. For the uninitiated, It is a show which chronicles the life of young Kevin Arnold growing up in the late 60's and early 70's.

But the beauty of the show lies in the fact that you can see a part of you in Kevin. I have lost count of the number of times, where in my mind, I have exclaimed, "Hey, thats me!". Innumerable times I have shed a silent tear, given that knowing smile, and hung my head in embarrasment, all the time seeing myself on the television screen. That was how much the show moved me. Browsing through Akshay's blog has opened the floodgates of memories again.

As the time has passed by, I (and I am sure, all of us) have developed (if you can call it that) into a cynic, hardened by what I have seen happening around me. I need to reconnect to those days when I had nothing to bother me except issues like girls *wink* and not getting on the wrong side of the cane brandished by my dad. And The Wonder years will help me in achieving just that.

The hunt is on. Inspiration has come. The no-more-DVDs promise will be broken. If you can loan me/sell me a copy of the series, drop a mail at

For the uninitiated, watch the pilot episode here. You will not be disappointed. You'll see a part of you in Kevin. Or vice versa. And it's allowed to shed a tear. In memory of the innocence lost....


Harsha said...

I loved Wonder years too...
I know what you mean...
You could totally relate with Kevin...

After I get my broadband connection, I am going to download all the episodes. That should be sometime next month....

Vinayak said...

@ harsha

I plan to beat you to that. I already have a broadband connection. It may cost me lots (i dont have the most attractive rate plan, you see), but I have a feeling it'll be worth every paisa :)

But first, I'll try and buy DVD's. Only if this plan is a failure will I start my download

Dev said...

I loved the series... amazing stuff.

If you ever get hold of the DVDs drop me a line on where you did get them. :D

Akshay said...

Today catch me on gtalk we will get the logistics right for the dvd. Also i need some info on SAP BW