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The Goldbergs - Series Premiere

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

  1. Oct 25, 2013 #61 of 192
    Steveknj

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    We actually didn't HAVE Wometco, but we were able to see the scramblevision (I think I recall on Ch. 68)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wometco_Home_Theater
     
  2. Oct 29, 2013 #62 of 192
    Supfreak26

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    I really enjoy this show! It has a Wonder Years feel to it even if it's a bit sillier.

    Here's what makes me feel old. I remember watching the Wonder Years in the 80's and thinking that the 60's were so long ago. Now I'm watching this show that's based in the 80's and it's even MORE long ago than that!

    My kids love this show also. They think the hairstyles and clothes are hilarious. They also can't believe some of the technology that they show and how crazy it is that we had to use it back in the day. Like microfiche. My 13-year-old thought it was insane what we had to go through to do research back in high school and college.

    Love the quote from the show: "It only took 2 hours to find it! Amazing!"
     
  3. Oct 29, 2013 #63 of 192
    Steveknj

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    I used to love going to the library and looking through old New York Times on microfiche. It was like a look back in time :) Now with my NY Times subscription I could do the same thing online, at home. Heck, probably on my phone (I haven't tried it yet).
     
  4. Oct 29, 2013 #64 of 192
    Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    In your underwear.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2013 #65 of 192
    nickels

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    I love that the older kid is always in a vintage Flyers t-shirt, and they also had some Sixers gear on a few episodes ago. While it isn't near the level of Modern Family, it is still amusing and worthy of a Season Pass.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2013 #66 of 192
    Kablemodem

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    It has the same vibe as "The Middle." Even the opening clip sequences is similar.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2013 #67 of 192
    Regina

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    The Rubik's cube and "Ghostfellows" costumes were epic!
    "Who are you going to telephone?" I love the grandpa character!
     
  8. Oct 31, 2013 #68 of 192
    Steveknj

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    Another really nice episode. I thought Garlin in his limited time on screen was really good. I didn't think the mom was totally over the top this time and in getting to know her character what she did was totally in character for her.

    Hulk mad!! :)

    Ratings aren't great, but I think it will stick around. This might be the kind of show that just grows on people. Put this behind MF or The Middle and it probably does better.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2013 #69 of 192
    zordude

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    I enjoyed this episode a lot.

    "Getting angry is the only thing Hulk DOES do!"
     
  10. Oct 31, 2013 #70 of 192
    sharkster

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    Agree - fun episode. I think the parents (actors who play them) are perfect. I continue to really enjoy little Adam the most, though.

    I also like how they show videos and stills from the real Goldberg family at the end.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2013 #71 of 192
    astrohip

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    I liked this episode, but thought what the mom did WAS totally over the top. Disguise herself and follow her son to a teen party? That's just this side of creepy/stalky. I was cringing so bad my sphincter still hurts.

    I realize this is a sitcom, and to even talk about real life instantly makes me insane, but imagine your mom follows you to a party, talks you up to a hawt teen girl, then gets exposed, embarrasses you in front of your peers, and talks about how delicious you are. Over and over.

    You would have to move and start your teen life over. Instead he's back at another party 30 minutes later.

    Aaah, the sitcom life. I coulda used it when I was 16.:)

    Having said that, I do like this show and it is growing on me. Putting this and Trophy Wife together with MF would have created a strong Wed night comedy block.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2013 #72 of 192
    TonyD79

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    Get actions were stupid but what's a sitcom without stupid. They did tone her down in the shrill and loud level so I like it.

    In fact, they've addressed the criticisms I had and this is now a solid show.

    As for her actions, though. It is possible the real mom did something similar. The episodes seem to be driven by real events. Maybe not quite so over the top.
     
  13. Nov 4, 2013 #73 of 192
    DancnDude

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    I got caught up on the latest few episodes this weekend. It's such an entertaining show! I love all the little 80's easter eggs. Like Barry was eating Pacman cereal :D
     
  14. Nov 4, 2013 #74 of 192
    Bob Coxner

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    Remember this is a Jewish mother we're talking about. The stereotypes would have her doing even worse. :)

    It just occurred to me that the Jewish angle hasn't really been referenced at all so far (that I remember).
     
  15. Nov 4, 2013 #75 of 192
    Steveknj

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    My wife and I (both of us are Jewish) have talked about this. There are certain things that they do and the way they react that are kind of Jewish culturally (hard to describe really). A lot of the "friends" they mention have Jewish last names and things like that. But, it's very subtle. There's no story line about them being Jewish and no mention of them being Jewish. The actors Garlin and Segal are both Jewish, not sure about the rest, so they understand that I'm sure. I do wonder how they will handle the holiday episodes. I like that this is how they chose to do it though. It appeals to a broader base. It's less of an ethnic show than a family show.
     
  16. Nov 4, 2013 #76 of 192
    astrohip

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    I was describing this show to my wife (I watch it, she doesn't), and I told her it was a Jewish family from the 80s. Then I realized they have never once brought up religion in this show.

    They might be saving the good jokes for sweeps month.:D
     
  17. Nov 5, 2013 #77 of 192
    kar74

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    I saw it was picked up for another season! :)
     
  18. Nov 5, 2013 #78 of 192
    Steveknj

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    I missed that. I did see that it was given a full season order for this season though, which is a good start.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2013 #79 of 192
    lambertman

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    Just the full season 1 pickup, no season 2 yet.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2013 #80 of 192
    kar74

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    Ah, I kept seeing it come through my FB feed as being picked up. I guess I assumed it was for a second season. Wishful thinking. ;-)
     

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