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The Goldbergs - Series Premiere

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

  1. Nov 5, 2013 #81 of 192
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Some friends got me to watch more than just the pilot because they think the show is so great. I guess it's ok, but not something I would continue to watch on my own.
    They should probably stick to referencing movies that are actually from the time. According to the last ep I watched, there were only 3 months left in the '80s because it was October 4th and they used "Say Anything" which came out in 1989.
     
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    lambertman

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    Steveknj

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    Good article. I like that it's about him and his real life situations rather than generic 80s stuff. Funny he mentions The Wonder Years as his favorite show of that time, and this show is a lighter version of that, with a little bit of The Middle mixed in. And you know what? After he explained the time skipping and what he was thinking, I'm fine with it.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2013 #84 of 192
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    There is no need to shove the "1980 something" down our throats by using it every episode. It's just a verbal reminder that they don't care about the actual 80s timeline. In fact, I think they should stop putting a date on it in the narration entirely.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2013 #85 of 192
    Steveknj

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    It's a new show, and not every one has watched from the beginning. I'd say it's ok to do that for half the season, once it's core audience is built. By January they can stop saying it. So those just watching now will get the idea that they aren't sticking with a strict timeline.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2013 #86 of 192
    efilippi

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    I've come to really like this show after what I thought was a bit of shreikiness in the pilot. No laugh track and the joke lines can come very fast, zoom right by, often just a word or two. I can't remember any of them now but I catch myself laughing out loud at various times, thinking 'this is really funny.'
     
  7. Nov 6, 2013 #87 of 192
    DancnDude

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    I'm starting to find myself wanting to watch these right away when they come on. Opposed to all the shows piling up on my DVR. It's a quick half-hour show with a ton of laughs.

    The part with Adam and Pops in his kimono yesterday was hilarious. So funny! I also enjoyed Murray "programming" the VCR.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2013 #88 of 192
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    Yeah, DirecTV missed out on a prime advertising opportunity during this episode (or maybe they didn't and I just fast-forwarded over it -- only reason I even know about it is after spending the weekend in a hotel without TiVo).
     
  9. Nov 7, 2013 #89 of 192
    nickels

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    If you have HD and a DVR/TiVo there was a ton of clues in the last episode about the actual year and their exact location. The oldest kid got his license and they showed it clear as a bell. It said they were from Jenkintown PA - even listed the street and house number. Makes sense since they were just at the Willow Grove mall. They showed a SSN, License #, and his DOB was 1969. Since he just got his license he must have been 16, so it was 1985 in that episode regardless of the other references.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2013 #90 of 192
    Steveknj

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    Except.....the Phillies were in the World Series 2x in the 1980s, 1980 and 1983. So not very consistent is it? (you should know that!!)

    As the interview with Adam Goldberg says, he took a lot of random ideas and things that happened to him in the 80s and mashed them together.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2013 #91 of 192
    TonyD79

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    In the show, the phillies lost the World Series. That would be 83. They won in 80.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2013 #92 of 192
    late for dinner

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    lost the series or lost the game?
     
  13. Nov 7, 2013 #93 of 192
    Steveknj

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    They only lost that game. So it could be either. If they had mentioned the team they were playing we could have pinpointed. Still, the year of the episode doesn't matter. It's generic 80s culture.
     
  14. Nov 14, 2013 #94 of 192
    markymark_ctown

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    "I hate you, Dickie Noles"
     
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    2004raptor

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    The latest episode was the best so far, IMO.
     
  16. Nov 14, 2013 #96 of 192
    Ment

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    Yeah the loud and proud Goldbergs vs the WASPy neighbors was great! Fighting over the phone, the memories.:) I like the video clips of the real Goldberg family at the end of the EPs too, guess if this show goes on for many season they'll have to modify that unless he was filming boxes and boxes of tapes as a kid.
     
  17. Nov 15, 2013 #97 of 192
    Steveknj

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    If I recall, Adam said he used to do a lot of video taping of the family and friends as a kid. Sort of like a hobby (and since he got into TV...turned into more than a hobby). Plus these clips are really short, so there's a lot more he could pull out of those videos.

    I thought it was another great episode. Fighting over the phone is classic 70s and 80s stuff for most teenagers. My mom always yelled at my sister to get off the phone. "I'm expecting a phone call!!" :)
     
  18. Nov 15, 2013 #98 of 192
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    not to mention the extra long phone cord!
     
  19. Nov 15, 2013 #99 of 192
    Steveknj

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    We had that kind of phone cord. Man did those things become a tangled mess after awhile!!
     
  20. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    We had just one phone, it was in the kitchen and had a 4ft cord. There was no such thing as a private phone call.
     

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