Adam is a geeky movie loving kid from the '80s who filmed his entire childhood with his camera. His father Murray sits in his chair all day in his underpants whilst his mother Beverly cooks and smothers and his sister Erica hangs out with her popular friends and his brother Barry tries to be cool by any means possible.
Many non-Jewish viewers are confused about what they see as conflicting signs about the family's religion. On the one hand, there are many implications and statements on the show that the Goldbergs are a Jewish family (for example, Beverly's insistence that her family should enthusiastically participate in "Super Hanukkah"), while on the other hand, they have been shown eating pork and shrimp. However, the viewers who consider their consumption of non-Kosher foods to be a sign that the Goldbergs are not Jewish are probably unaware that (according to a 2013 Pew research poll) only about twenty-two percent of Jews in the U.S. report keeping Kosher in any way. See more »
In the German dubbed version of the series, Mr. Glascott's first name is Andre for the first four seasons. In season five, Beverly suddenly calls him Jim. See more »
Its about time we get a great show like this! It reminds me so much of The Wonder Years (One of my favourite shows of all times). It is funny, all the actors are fantastic and have great chemistry together. After 3 episodes it quickly became my new favourite show. At the end of each episode there is a clip of the real family it is based on (Adam Goldberg) which I love. I think this is why the show works so great, is because its based on a real family and real stories. So many shows and movies you watch and there isn't anything realistic about it, so they are entertaining but not something you can relate to. That is not the case with this show, and that is why it reminds me so much of The Wonder Years. It mixes comedy with story telling. I can't rave about this show enough, and I will be FURIOUS if it gets cancelled.
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