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The Goldbergs - Series Premiere

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by nickels, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Oct 8, 2013 #41 of 192
    jjd_87

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    I think its pretty good, and my wife loves it.
     
  2. Oct 8, 2013 #42 of 192
    Kablemodem

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    I'm waiting for the episode where one of the kids is addicted to ASCII porn.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2013 #43 of 192
    ClutchBrake

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    We are loving this show. Probably our favorite new show of the season.

    I never would have guessed Clemmy was this wonderful a comedic actress.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2013 #44 of 192
    Steveknj

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    I knew that when the brothers were messing with the TV and they said they bonded over something that it was going to be "scramblevision" porn. I so remember that from the late 70s and 80s!!

    Still liking the show, but I feel the mother character is just too over the top. If they tone her down some, the show would be a lot funnier.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2013 #45 of 192
    sharkster

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    Also still enjoying this one. I rather like the mother character - she's both creepy and funny at the same time. Maybe I'm having a hold over from her character in 'Rules of Engagement'. She was a smarmy character. I like her (the actor) and enjoy her comedy. For some reason, I find myself staring at her hair though.

    Nice vehicle for George Segal. I really enjoy little Adam.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2013 #46 of 192
    Azlen

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    Yeah, that one hit real close to home. In Phoenix in the 70s there was a premium channel that broadcast OTA in the evenings called ON TV. Late night they had an offering called "Adults ONly". Scramblevision porn at it's finest. Damn kids today with the internet don't know how easy they have it.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2013 #47 of 192
    markymark_ctown

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    My favorite new comedy, granted i'm only watching this and 'Brooklyn Nine Nine'.

    But this show has consistent laughs...
     
  8. Oct 23, 2013 #48 of 192
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    Was going to post the same thing. In L.A. we also had "On TV" and had the scrambled channels late night...
     
  9. Oct 23, 2013 #49 of 192
    TonyTheTiger

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    Watched this episode (and the one before it) last night.

    We both decided that while it's not "BBT' funny, it's better than most of the new crop of sitcoms we have watched so far.

    Not seeing the love for Brooklyn-Nine-Nine or some of the others people seem to like, but I guess it's a matter of taste.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2013 #50 of 192
    Steveknj

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    We had Wometco Home Theater.
     
  11. Oct 23, 2013 #51 of 192
    fmowry

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    SuperTV. "I think I saw a boob!"

    I like this show. Not caught up yet but it's the only new comedy I think I'll keep.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2013 #52 of 192
    stujac

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    Didn't see this mentioned but a few tidbits about the show; the guy who wrote it and produces it is named Goldberg. He was raised in Jenkintown, PA (just around the corner from me) and his father did exactly what Jeff Garlin does every time he came home; drops his drawers at the door and proclaims "The tv is mine!" Also, the yelling is as it was when the producer was growing up and experiencing it. I will also add that there was no less yelling in my household while growing up, but my dad kept his pants on.
     
  13. Oct 23, 2013 #53 of 192
    Steveknj

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    The videos at the end of the show are of the real family. You could definitely see the similarities between what's real and scripted.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2013 #54 of 192
    supasta

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    Agreed. I am enjoying this show quite a bit. The first episode was hit or miss for me, and from there on it has been a solid hit.
     
  15. Oct 24, 2013 #55 of 192
    Steveknj

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    If they toned down the mom and the older son just a wee bit, I think this show would really be fantastic. That's my only peeve with the show. I really like the kid who plays Adam, and Jeff Garlin is really good as the slightly hen pecked dad.

    Does anyone know if sitting home in just your undies was "a thing" for men back then? When I was a kid in the 60s and 70s my dad would do the same thing (not to the extent of dropping them as soon as he got home, but I do remember him sitting on the couch watching TV like that).
     
  16. Oct 24, 2013 #56 of 192
    fmowry

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    I remember my dad on the couch in his underwear a lot (too much!).
     
  17. Oct 24, 2013 #57 of 192
    late for dinner

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    Steve, there is nothing finer than watching TV in your brief's - I long for the day when my kids are finally out of the house so I can safely watch TV sans pants!
     
  18. Oct 24, 2013 #58 of 192
    LlamaLarry

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    Hell, my dad still does it. It is rare for me to walk over to his house and find him wearing anything other than white briefs and a white t shirt. In fact, if I do find him already dressed I ask if he is heading out or just got back.

    Usually, but not always, he will slip into some pants once he realizes I am not leaving.
     
  19. Oct 24, 2013 #59 of 192
    Steveknj

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    I just put on a pair of shorts. Is that so hard? :D
     
  20. Oct 25, 2013 #60 of 192
    jr461

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    Wow, I thought we were the only ones who had WHT!! In Queens, we had no cable TV until I think sometime in the late 1980s or even the 90s (I got married in '86 and moved to LI and still no cable there), so I convinced my dad to get this so we could pick up some Met games from SportsChannel. As I recall they showed a handful each month and some movies on a recurring basis.

    I feel similarly about this show as you do. The mom is too overdone to the point of annoying. The rest is pretty good with some laughs each week. I really like the real family scenes at the end.
     

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