09 September 2014


One of the new offerings that stands out from the pack…fueled partly by nostalgia,
partly by the great Jeff Garlin's constant yelling and partly by some outstanding writing.”

Hollywood Reporter, Tim Goodman

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of the Season 1 DVD of The Goldberg's  In no way are any of the opinions expressed here influenced at any time by anyone. All opinions are my own and true. 

I loved reviewing this DVD. It was so much fun watching it again. The Goldberg's tv show, is a favorite of mine and my whole family. We have been watching it from the beginning and really enjoying the 80's humor, clothes, hair and music. If you are familiar with the 80's, a time of great movies (Goonies, Back to the Future and E.T.) you know that that's only the beginning of a great decade of memories. The 80's music (Journey and REO Speedwagon) also has many classics that will live on forever. All of this is now relived in this show. I think that is what's so interesting about this show, is it brings us 40 something parents right back to our TEEN years. 

I also loved seeing all the behind the scenes and hearing how much this cast truly loves each other and gets along. I thought it was great that the creator Adam F. Goldberg brings all the elements of the 80's together each week. The Goldbergs are very funny, charming and totally relatable to my own family. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the commentary of the laugh-out-loud ensemble cast starring Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Sean Giambrone (“Clarence”), Troy Gentile (Good Luck Chuck), Hayley Orrantia (“The X Factor”), George Segal (“Just Shoot Me!”) and Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”).  The series is narrated by Patton Oswalt (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”).

The ‘80s are back in full swing with the Sept. 9 DVD release of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s “THE GOLDBERGS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON.” “The Goldbergs” is a coming-of-age comedy that brings viewers back to simpler times – when overbearing moms, gruff dads and annoying siblings were par for the course. Documenting the ups and downs of growing up in a multigenerational family in the ‘80s, this freshman-season comedy has earned big laughs, offering viewers a charming and intimate look at an average American family -- just like yours, only slightly louder and more colorful.

“THE GOLDBERGS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON” contains all 23 episodes on three DVD discs, along with cast and crew commentary on five episodes, and five all-new, behind-the-scenes featurettes, including a look at creating the first season in “Blast from the Past: Making Season One.”
Additional featurettes include “Our House: The ‘80s Revisited,” giving viewers an inside glimpse of the Goldberg home, as well as “On Set with Jeff Garlin,” featuring Goldberg patriarch Murray (Garlin). Fans can also enjoy a rare glimpse into Patton Oswalt’s process as narrator in “Patton Oswalt: Adam Grows Up.” Lastly, “Costumes of the '80s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” takes fans on a tour of the wardrobe department where costume designer Keri Smith reveals details on dressing a show set in the ‘80s.

Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for just showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s.  For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years, and he faced them armed with a video camera, ready to capture all the crazy. THE GOLDBERGS is produced by Happy Madison Productions, Adam F. Goldberg Productions and Exhibit A Productions in conjunction with Sony Pictures Television. It was created by Adam F. Goldberg (Fanboys) and executive produced by Adam F. Goldberg, Seth Gordon (“Marry Me”) and Doug Robinson (“Rules of Engagement”).

Circle of Driving
Daddy Daughter Day
Mini Murray
Why’re You Hitting Yourself?
The Ring
Who Are You Going to Telephone?
Call Me When You Get There
The Kremps
Stop Arguing and Start Thanking
You’re Under Foot

The Other Smother
You Opened the Door
Muscles Mirsky
Goldbergs Never Say Die!
Lame Gretzky
For Your Own Good
President’s Fitness Test
You’re Not Invited
The Age of Darkness
A Wrestler Named Goldberg
Livin’ on a Prayer 

Special Features Include:
  Cast and Crew Commentary on 5 episodes:  Never Say Die, Kara-Te, Call Me When You Get There, Lame Gretzky & You Opened the Door

  Five All-New Featurettes:
o   Blast from the Past: Making Season One – Go behind-the-scenes with the cast and creator Adam F. Goldberg to get the inside scoop about creating this dysfunctional, yet loving family.
o   Our House: The ‘80s Revisited – A tour of the Goldberg house with the production design and props team to get a glimpse into the intricate ‘80s detail from the show.
o   On Set with Jeff Garlin – Spend a day behind the scenes with the patriarch of the Goldberg family.
o   Patton Oswalt: Adam Grows Up –Hear from Patton Oswalt about his favorite moments from the show & a rare glimpse into his process as narrator.
o   Costumes of the '80s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – From Beverly’s sweaters to Murray’s tighty whiteys, fans can tour the wardrobe department with Costume Designer Keri Smith. 

Broadcast Year:  2013-2014.  THE GOLDBERGS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON has a run time of about 495 minutes & is not rated.  


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A big thanks to Sony Entertainment and I hope you will check out the Goldbergs both on DVD and Season 2 premiering on September 24th!

 Enjoy. =)

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