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(Washington Post)   "The Goldbergs seems to have only three goals: hurt your eyes, hurt your ears and drop as many pop-culture references as it can into 22 minutes." So, it's a live action Family Guy?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 85
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2013-09-24 01:18:12 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
/Believe the hype!!!
 
2013-09-24 01:27:45 PM
www.profightdb.com

Give it a chance
 
2013-09-24 01:30:20 PM
The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.
 
2013-09-24 01:31:47 PM

wildcardjack: The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.


I don't know about that. It looks pretty awesome! (Featured Partner)
 
2013-09-24 01:32:03 PM
Having ditched our cable a few months ago, I am getting a kick out of this.
 
2013-09-24 01:38:27 PM
Huh, I actually kind of liked it, though I was also somewhat of a fan of Goldberg's last show, Breaking In.  The Trophy Wife is way better, so I could easily see myself watching both.  It looks like this is the year's most divisive pilot, though, because people seem to either love it or hate it.

I can see how people would react negatively to it, though.  It is broad and a little cliched, but it's a sitcom pilot, they're almost all that way.  The Big Bang Theory had a terrible pilot and it's the most watched comedy on television and a perennial Emmy nominee now. Parks & Rec and The Office were much the same.  I guess, that's my way of saying that judging a sitcom based on the pilot alone is usually a stupid idea.
 
2013-09-24 01:39:21 PM
Would like a woed...
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-09-24 01:39:53 PM

wildcardjack: The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.


I remember that show:
t2.gstatic.com\
I could never figure out why the punk rock girl would ever hang out with the yuppie.  Here was a typical scene form That 80's Show.

Man 1:  I'm voting for Reagan.
Man 2:  Check out this comically large cellular phone.
Woman 1:  Look at this Madonna outfit I am wearing.
Woman 2:  I'm the one who is supposed to be punk rock.  I've got a safety pin in my jacket.
 
2013-09-24 01:41:58 PM
Oi vey!
 
2013-09-24 01:44:34 PM
Wait, when did Ryback get a TV show?
 
2013-09-24 01:49:03 PM
GILLBERG!
GILLBERG!
GILLBERG!
 
2013-09-24 01:50:24 PM

wildcardjack: The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.


While it isn't the focus of the show, The Americans does a great job portraying the 1980's.

People speak of the 1980's as though they were a monolith. The 80's that I love ran from 1978 to 1984 (punk, new wave). The bad part was from 1985 into the 1990's (Bon Jovi, the effects of Reagan's presidency).
 
2013-09-24 01:50:26 PM
<TV SNOB>

I haven't watched a broadcast network show in several years.  With the stuff on AMC, FX, HBO, Netflix, etc, why would you?  In a rare moment of boredom last night, I flipped on the tube and watched the last 15 minutes of what happened to be on, Mike & Molly, only because I was falling asleep and couldn't be bothered to change it.

Jesus H Christ, shiat has really not changed with these shows in the last 40 years!  It's the same old 3 camera formula with laugh track.  They even end each scene with a short musical interlude and shot of the outside of the house, then back in with the next scene - the kind of thing Family Guy was doing 15 years ago ironically.  Are people actually watching these shows?  On purpose?  If so, why?  If you're a fan of one these turds, please speak up, I need to hear why you like them.  I promise I won't sound so angry.

</TV SNOB>
 
2013-09-24 01:50:38 PM

Rapmaster2000: wildcardjack: The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.

I remember that show:
[t2.gstatic.com image 256x192]\
I could never figure out why the punk rock girl would ever hang out with the yuppie.  Here was a typical scene form That 80's Show.

Man 1:  I'm voting for Reagan.
Man 2:  Check out this comically large cellular phone.
Woman 1:  Look at this Madonna outfit I am wearing.
Woman 2:  I'm the one who is supposed to be punk rock.  I've got a safety pin in my jacket.


Holy shiat. Dennis from It's Always Sunny was on that?
 
2013-09-24 01:52:12 PM

Rapmaster2000: wildcardjack: The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.

I remember that show:
\
I could never figure out why the punk rock girl would ever hang out with the yuppie.  Here was a typical scene form That 80's Show.

Man 1:  I'm voting for Reagan.
Man 2:  Check out this comically large cellular phone.
Woman 1:  Look at this Madonna outfit I am wearing.
Woman 2:  I'm the one who is supposed to be punk rock.  I've got a safety pin in my jacket.


I thought there archetypes were:
Yuppie boy
girl who looks like Molly Ringwald
guy who looks like Asian kid from 16 candles aka token minority guy
androgynous person
punk rock girl
 
2013-09-24 01:54:04 PM

eddievercetti: GILLBERG!
GILLBERG!
GILLBERG!


ecwfrenchtribute.free.fr
 
2013-09-24 02:00:39 PM

wildcardjack: The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.


I loved their catchphrase: "Oh please, like your family was so cool in the 80s."

My response:  "Yes my family was cool because we didn't dress like the f**ing Goldbergs.  Now shut up and give us 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D'!"
 
2013-09-24 02:00:49 PM
So according to this article the show sucks because it's kind of like three other shows that were very popular.
 
Ant
2013-09-24 02:09:40 PM

Rapmaster2000: wildcardjack: The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.

I remember that show:
[t2.gstatic.com image 256x192]\
I could never figure out why the punk rock girl would ever hang out with the yuppie.  Here was a typical scene form That 80's Show.

Man 1:  I'm voting for Reagan.
Man 2:  Check out this comically large cellular phone.
Woman 1:  Look at this Madonna outfit I am wearing.
Woman 2:  I'm the one who is supposed to be punk rock.  I've got a safety pin in my jacket.


I must've edited that out of my mind, because I don't remember that at all.
 
2013-09-24 02:17:08 PM
allieiswired.com
 
2013-09-24 02:26:24 PM

GungFu: [allieiswired.com image 468x466]


Well there's some rock solid nightmare fuel.
 
2013-09-24 02:36:01 PM
I just heard a promo today where a character says, "Why don't you take a picture, it'll last longer!" which tells me the show is written by hacks.
 
2013-09-24 02:40:57 PM
The baby blanket stuff was sweet, but overall the pilot was pretty bad.
 
2013-09-24 02:42:19 PM
I am watching 30Rock on Netflix, so I am getting kick out of this headline.
 
2013-09-24 02:42:41 PM

animal900: <TV SNOB>

I haven't watched a broadcast network show in several years.  With the stuff on AMC, FX, HBO, Netflix, etc, why would you?  In a rare moment of boredom last night, I flipped on the tube and watched the last 15 minutes of what happened to be on, Mike & Molly, only because I was falling asleep and couldn't be bothered to change it.

Jesus H Christ, shiat has really not changed with these shows in the last 40 years!  It's the same old 3 camera formula with laugh track.  They even end each scene with a short musical interlude and shot of the outside of the house, then back in with the next scene - the kind of thing Family Guy was doing 15 years ago ironically.  Are people actually watching these shows?  On purpose?  If so, why?  If you're a fan of one these turds, please speak up, I need to hear why you like them.  I promise I won't sound so angry.

</TV SNOB>


To be fair... Mike & Molly is one of the worst out there.... I watched like 10 minutes of it since I liked McCarthy in Bridesmaids and thought, "Well, maybe I should give her show a chance".  Man, it was one of the most insipid, inane shows I've watched.

I'll admit I watch BBT, but, mostly with other developers at lunch, so, more of a "group laugh".   And I think shows like P&R, the Office, The Middle, etc, have much better and amusing characters than pretty much anything on CBS.   CBS really seems like the worst with the comedy show qualty (2 1/2 Men, M&M, 2 Broke Girls, etc)... almost every one of their comedy shows just feels like it was lifted from a bin of rejected 1979 comedy pilots.
 
2013-09-24 02:42:59 PM
I'm confused. What does "The Goldbergs" have to do with Miley Cyrus' tongue?
 
2013-09-24 02:48:46 PM

wildcardjack: The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.


The early '80s were already perfected in TV form.

www.ruthlessreviews.com
 
2013-09-24 02:49:28 PM

GungFu: [allieiswired.com image 468x466]


That is Human Centipede-level disturbing.
 
2013-09-24 02:50:09 PM

GungFu:


Whoa wtf?!

Anyway I think it's awesome Fark's been feature partnering the shiat out if this for a couple weeks and now is going to green some click bait hate on it.
 
2013-09-24 02:50:40 PM

dletter: animal900: <TV SNOB>

I haven't watched a broadcast network show in several years.  With the stuff on AMC, FX, HBO, Netflix, etc, why would you?  In a rare moment of boredom last night, I flipped on the tube and watched the last 15 minutes of what happened to be on, Mike & Molly, only because I was falling asleep and couldn't be bothered to change it.

Jesus H Christ, shiat has really not changed with these shows in the last 40 years!  It's the same old 3 camera formula with laugh track.  They even end each scene with a short musical interlude and shot of the outside of the house, then back in with the next scene - the kind of thing Family Guy was doing 15 years ago ironically.  Are people actually watching these shows?  On purpose?  If so, why?  If you're a fan of one these turds, please speak up, I need to hear why you like them.  I promise I won't sound so angry.

</TV SNOB>

To be fair... Mike & Molly is one of the worst out there.... I watched like 10 minutes of it since I liked McCarthy in Bridesmaids and thought, "Well, maybe I should give her show a chance".  Man, it was one of the most insipid, inane shows I've watched.

I'll admit I watch BBT, but, mostly with other developers at lunch, so, more of a "group laugh".   And I think shows like P&R, the Office, The Middle, etc, have much better and amusing characters than pretty much anything on CBS.   CBS really seems like the worst with the comedy show qualty (2 1/2 Men, M&M, 2 Broke Girls, etc)... almost every one of their comedy shows just feels like it was lifted from a bin of rejected 1979 comedy pilots.


I am excited for season 5 of Modern Family, even if most of Fark is now finishing it's cycle with it.

The Fark Adoration Cycle:

"I love this show and no one is watching it".

"I love this show and everyone is starting to watch it.

"This show is getting kinda stale and everyone is watching it"

"THIS HOW HAS SUCKED SINCE SEASON 2 EVEN THOUGH IT HAS ITS BEST RATINGS NOW."

New show comes. Wash, rinse, repeat.

/replace "and" with "because" and it works just as well
 
2013-09-24 02:55:00 PM
"You could set your atomic clock by the predictable rhythms of retromania: When I was a boy in the '70s, we briefly wanted nothing more than to be Fonzie in the '50s (inasmuch as "Happy Days" struggled to depict the '50s; in reruns it just looks like the '70s). Out came the Dippity-Do and switchblade combs."

Dippity-Do for D.A.? Brylcreemor GTFO!
 
2013-09-24 02:57:47 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: dletter: animal900: <TV SNOB>

I haven't watched a broadcast network show in several years.  With the stuff on AMC, FX, HBO, Netflix, etc, why would you?  In a rare moment of boredom last night, I flipped on the tube and watched the last 15 minutes of what happened to be on, Mike & Molly, only because I was falling asleep and couldn't be bothered to change it.

Jesus H Christ, shiat has really not changed with these shows in the last 40 years!  It's the same old 3 camera formula with laugh track.  They even end each scene with a short musical interlude and shot of the outside of the house, then back in with the next scene - the kind of thing Family Guy was doing 15 years ago ironically.  Are people actually watching these shows?  On purpose?  If so, why?  If you're a fan of one these turds, please speak up, I need to hear why you like them.  I promise I won't sound so angry.

</TV SNOB>

To be fair... Mike & Molly is one of the worst out there.... I watched like 10 minutes of it since I liked McCarthy in Bridesmaids and thought, "Well, maybe I should give her show a chance".  Man, it was one of the most insipid, inane shows I've watched.

I'll admit I watch BBT, but, mostly with other developers at lunch, so, more of a "group laugh".   And I think shows like P&R, the Office, The Middle, etc, have much better and amusing characters than pretty much anything on CBS.   CBS really seems like the worst with the comedy show qualty (2 1/2 Men, M&M, 2 Broke Girls, etc)... almost every one of their comedy shows just feels like it was lifted from a bin of rejected 1979 comedy pilots.

I am excited for season 5 of Modern Family, even if most of Fark is now finishing it's cycle with it.

The Fark Adoration Cycle:

"I love this show and no one is watching it".

"I love this show and everyone is starting to watch it.

"This show is getting kinda stale and everyone is watching it"

"THIS HOW HAS SUCKED SINCE SEASON 2 EVEN THOUGH IT HAS ITS BEST RATINGS NOW."

New show ...


Well, I'll play into that.... Me and my wife were disappointed MF won Best Comedy.... just don't think it is as good as its first few seasons, the plots seem to be getting tedious, etc.  It is still in our DVR queue, we'll still watch it, but, hopefully they can pull up from what seems like a decline, since I do enjoy the show.   I'd put my enjoyment of "The Middle" over MF almost every week last season.
 
2013-09-24 03:00:57 PM
Has anyone bothered to watch "Dads"? The commercials really make me not want to watch it, which is bad since I tend to like Seth Green.
 
2013-09-24 03:14:42 PM

GameSprocket: Has anyone bothered to watch "Dads"? The commercials really make me not want to watch it, which is bad since I tend to like Seth Green.


I figured if I wanted to see a chinese girl in cosplay/schoolgirl outfits, I would just want to see her naked. And THAT I can find on the internet.
 
2013-09-24 03:19:29 PM

GameSprocket: Has anyone bothered to watch "Dads"? The commercials really make me not want to watch it, which is bad since I tend to like Seth Green.


It was bad.

Back in the Game and Brooklyn 99 are the only good things I've seen.
 
2013-09-24 03:20:59 PM

GameSprocket: Has anyone bothered to watch "Dads"? The commercials really make me not want to watch it, which is bad since I tend to like Seth Green.


It would be good if they could tone down the laugh track.

/too lazy to post picks of Goldust's wife to keep the wrestler theme going
 
2013-09-24 03:22:16 PM
unyon The early '80s Suburban Detroit Ennui were already perfected in TV form.

kinda FTFY, Sterile Whites representin'
 
2013-09-24 03:29:58 PM
For anyone thinking of watching this piece of crap, I'd just like to point out that it's an Adam Sandler production, so by supporting it you are indirectly supporting the filming of Grownups 3.
 
2013-09-24 03:32:55 PM
And based on the home videos they show during the end credits, everything subby listed is quite accurate.  Though accurate does not mean good.  Needs to develop some Malcolm in the Middle heart soon or it will go down in flames.
 
2013-09-24 03:33:07 PM
I have no idea what this is and I refuse to find out.
 
2013-09-24 03:36:57 PM

BATMANATEE: For anyone thinking of watching this piece of crap, I'd just like to point out that it's an Adam Sandler production, so by supporting it you are indirectly supporting the filming of Grownups 3.


You mispelled Jack and Jill 2.
 
2013-09-24 03:42:58 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: BATMANATEE: For anyone thinking of watching this piece of crap, I'd just like to point out that it's an Adam Sandler production, so by supporting it you are indirectly supporting the filming of Grownups 3.

You mispelled Jack and Jill 2.


I'm waiting for a Mr Deeds 2 :Billion Dollar Bugaloo.
 
2013-09-24 03:43:11 PM

Rapmaster2000: wildcardjack: The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.

I remember that show:
[t2.gstatic.com image 256x192]\
I could never figure out why the punk rock girl would ever hang out with the yuppie.  Here was a typical scene form That 80's Show.

Man 1:  I'm voting for Reagan.
Man 2:  Check out this comically large cellular phone.
Woman 1:  Look at this Madonna outfit I am wearing.
Woman 2:  I'm the one who is supposed to be punk rock.  I've got a safety pin in my jacket.


I'll give them credit for using a snippet form one of my now-favorite bands as their themesong.

/I have finally found a reason to use the word "snippet" in a sentence. Yay!
 
2013-09-24 03:46:44 PM

Zombie DJ: GameSprocket: Has anyone bothered to watch "Dads"? The commercials really make me not want to watch it, which is bad since I tend to like Seth Green.

It was bad.

Back in the Game and Brooklyn 99 are the only good things I've seen.


Dads was extremely bad. The writing wasn't that bad; however, the laugh track was as bad if not worse than Two and a Half Men's and Big Bang Theory's.  Brooklyn 99 is the best new comedy out so far.  I'm almost embarrassed to say that I didn't find the pilot episode of The Goldbergs to be that bad...
 
2013-09-24 03:48:58 PM
I haven't seen the show, but based on the ads, it looks like an unfunny mess that seems to rely on 80s nostalgia in lieu of being funny.
 
2013-09-24 03:49:22 PM

johnnyboog: Zombie DJ: GameSprocket: Has anyone bothered to watch "Dads"? The commercials really make me not want to watch it, which is bad since I tend to like Seth Green.

It was bad.

Back in the Game and Brooklyn 99 are the only good things I've seen.

Dads was extremely bad. The writing wasn't that bad; however, the laugh track was as bad if not worse than Two and a Half Men's and Big Bang Theory's.  Brooklyn 99 is the best new comedy out so far.  I'm almost embarrassed to say that I didn't find the pilot episode of The Goldbergs to be that bad...


I thought Trophy Wife was just a bit better than Brooklyn 9-9.  The title is ironic and it's got a great sense of comfort in the crazy situation it's set up.  Plus, Bradley Whitford!
 
2013-09-24 03:58:48 PM
This is just like that one time that Peter wrote a sitcom.
 
2013-09-24 03:59:38 PM
"Trophy Wife" is surprisingly funny..."Brooklyn Nine-Nine" also.
 
2013-09-24 04:01:53 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: BATMANATEE: For anyone thinking of watching this piece of crap, I'd just like to point out that it's an Adam Sandler production, so by supporting it you are indirectly supporting the filming of Grownups 3.

You mispelled Jack and Jill 2.


I'd blocked it from my mind.
 
2013-09-24 04:13:16 PM

unyon: wildcardjack: The 80's sucked. This is attempt 2 at making a "That 80's Show" and no one is gonna bite.

The early '80s were already perfected in TV form.

[www.ruthlessreviews.com image 500x330]


Or they would have been, if they'd been able to show more than just 1980.

I remember watching a DVD of Unecleared where in an interview Judd Apatow was worried about the actors from Freaks and Geeks not being able to land other roles after the show had been canceled. Funny how things turned out, there.
 
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