Airing right after Super Bowl XXII in 1988, the much-hyped pilot for 'The Wonder Years' made an immediate impression. After just six episodes the show was awarded an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, and its 13-year old star Fred Savage became the youngest ever performer to be nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
The college drama 'Felicity' was J.J. Abrams' first foray into television. The show starred Keri Russell as the show's titular character, and it was a hit for the WB among young viewers when it debuted in 1998.
Then ratings fell in 1999, a dip many critics and network executives attributed to Russell's new much shorter hairstyle. Eventually Russell's golden locks grew back and the ratings rebounde
In 1992, 'Melrose Place,' the second series in the 'Beverly Hills 90210' franchise, debuted on Fox's Thursday night lineup. 'Melrose Place' was more adult and became much sleazier than the posh L.A. cousin that birthed it, and featured some pretty out-there plot lines...
TV's Stephanie Tanner was known for being the somewhat-bratty, attitude-sporting middle daughter on 'Full House.' Her catchphrase, "How rude!" spread like wildfire throughout the '90s and could probably be placed up there with Steve Urkel's "Did I do that?" in the hall of fame of memorable TV catchphrases. You can catch a young Jodie Sweetin in her misadventures in growing up d
Remember 'The Rocketeer?' The movie, which was based on the graphic novel by Dave Stevens, was somewhat of a flop when it came out in 1991, but the tale of a handsome 1930s era test pilot (Billy Campbell) who uses a rocket suit to fight Nazis and mobsters has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years.
In keeping with the '90s trend of turning classic literature into MTV-friendly teen rom coms, 'She's All That' is a modern-day adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play 'Pygmalion,' set in a high school.
When one thinks of ‘Say Anything...,’ John Cusak, holding a boom box above his head and serenading Ione Skye with the Peter Gabriel song ’In Your Eyes' likely comes to mind.
But beyond that iconic scene, Cameron Crowe’s directorial debut is perhaps one of the most well-crafted and nuanced teen romantic comedies of all time.