Ucch. I give it 3 more episodes before this thing is aborted. Too bad, there's some very good talent in here, but it's apparently written and directed by an 8 year old on speed.
Is it sponsored by Depends?
Yeah, I caught a few minutes of it and it's crap. Not to mention it's up against "NCIS:LA" and "The Voice." It's doomed.
The ending videos showing how the show is based on real people and real stories was ... weird.
I watched it mostly because it was on after SHIELD and I had nothing else to do. But I probably won't be back.
Does this one have the canned laughter?
I'm assuming it does since it looks like the whole gimmick is to just drop pop culture references to the 80s. Since that's not actually funny or clever, I figured they need to assist the audience by instructing them on when it's time to laugh.
I knew it would be awful when it was clear Jeff Garlin was playing the role originated by Gertrude Berg...
It's the Jewish version of "The Middle". I watched.......oh vey !
Really awful pilot.
Don't understand how it got picked up. Competition must have been even worse.
I imagine it will be gone by November.
The middle kid has something interesting to him. There's something about his desire to be cool and his complete lack of coolness that has a spark.
But I hated this pilot and found it exhausting to watch. By the second commercial break, I realized that I'd just been watching a bunch of people argue and be contrary. It was negative emotion after negative emotion.
The youngest kid is inexplicable. He makes no sense and rings completely false. And he is supposed to be the creator of the show. Go figure.
The mother seems to exist in her own universe and reminds me of no human being I've ever met.
There is a strange lack of focus in the pilot... whose story are we telling? It has to be the youngest kid since he's the one narrating, right? But he has very little story to tell. And we go in telling a story about the grandfather, but then it shifts around...
And then the cursing, and the shit jokes...
And did the daughter vanish about ten minutes in?
Is it an 'official' update on the Gertrude Berg show??!
I wanted to cry every time the father was abusive to the poor middle child. I hate people like that. They don't realize that child abuse can be verbal as much as physical. That poor kid will have issues for the rest of his life.
Horrible, disgusting show that shouldn't be allowed on the air.
Opened to 9 mil viewers. Suck it, haters. I liked it.
The younger boy has pre-gay face.
What a waste of Wendy, she's a truly brilliant comedienne (Reno 911). It's like they've defanged her.
Nothing for the Goldbergs!
R10 Don't you get it ? Everything you described, IS the Jewish life. Exhausting (to watch), a bunch of people arguing, and being contrary, negative emotion, after negative emotion, inexplicable, mother existing in her own universe, the cursing, the shit jokes ....Welcome o being Jewish !
There was way too much screaming on this show.
This show looks a lot like the Chris Meloni mid-season pick up...
I sort of like it.
Wendy deserves better but at least she's employed I guess.
Me too, R22. The first 2-3 episodes I found to be a little scratchy. But I think it found its voice.
[quote]Opened to 9 mil viewers. Suck it, haters. I liked it.
you're an idiot.
I liked the last episode when the brother was driving around and singing along to "It's Tricky" and then drinking by the bonfire. Good memories for me.
totally devoid of any charm whatsoever.
I just watched this show for the first time tonight (thanks for bringing it to my attention, Wendy Williams!) and I loved it! I actually laughed, which I rarely do…there's just something about scripted shows that I don't like. But this one got me to set my DVR for a series recording! Praying it doesn't get cancelled. I just wish the little kid wasn't the star of the show…his character is weak & generally not interesting. LOVE the parents.
I tried watching this a couple of times but the kid has a midwestern accent that seemed to get stronger with each episode and is ridiculously distracting for its lack of continuity with the rest of the family/cast.
The show is god-awful. R28 = paid network shill
Good use of In A Big Country in the last episode. I love the grandpa. He's 80 ffs. It's a harmless sitcom, I like it.
Gramps is the best character
I was very surprised to learn that Patton Oswalt is doing the voice over (that of the youngest son now grown up) very Wonder Years.