There is a new show that debuts on ABC tonight at 9/8c. It is a sitcom set in the 1980s and is called The Goldbergs. From what I’ve seen and read, it seems to be sort of an edgier and funnier Wonder Years set in the 1980s narrated by the youngest child as he looks back and recalls his family’s life.
The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling. Mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is a classic “smother;” an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff, hot-tempered and trying to parent without screaming. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is 17, hot, terrifying and not one to mess with. Barry (Troy Gentile) is 16, an overly emotional teen with severe middle child syndrome. Adam (Sam Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s crushing on an older woman. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s schooling Adam in the ways of love. – ABC.com
I love the 1980s, so I will definitely be tuning in tonight to watch The Goldbergs.
Update after watching: It was funny. I loved the 1980s stuff, especially the Sam Goody reference and the music. It is definitely very Wonder Years with the narration all through it.