The Goldbergs is one of the best comedies on TV. It centers on a family in the 80’s and their overbearing, controlling mother Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey). She also loves her family and there’s nothing she won’t to for them, to them or against them. And she really has gone over the top at times and has embarrassed the crap out of the kids. Her husband Murray (Jeff Garlin) who runs a furniture stores and loves nothing better than to sit in his tidy whities and watch TV. Oldest daughter Erica (Hayley Orrantia), Barry (Troy Gentile) and the baby Adam (Sean Giambrone). Patton Oswald does voice overs as the adult Adam narrating the events of each episode. And George Segal plays Pops, Bev’s dad and Grandfather to the kids. He’s especially close to Adam and often is at odds with the two parents.
Season three and four find the kids getting older, dating and more independent which is driving Bev crazy (especially Adam growing up). She even gets a job at their school teaching. Almost every episode has some 80’s reference or theme (which is awesome for me being an 80’s person). One week it could be Top Gun or New Coke and then Hands Across America and Double Dare.
The show is well written and produced and I love the other Adam Goldberg references (a funny recurring reference in episodes because of the actor Adam Goldberg). Each episode usually ends with an apology of some sort and a lesson learned.
You can pick up The Goldbergs: Season Three and Four (separate sets) in stores Tuesday, September 12.