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The Goldbergs Review: “Agassi”

The Goldbergs has been firing on all cylinders this season, and it seems like the show can do no wrong. It’s been a couple of weeks since the last episode, so let’s jump in and see what happened in this week’s new episode, "Agassi." The main story in the episode deals with the fact that Adam feels like he’s losing his best friend, Chad, when Chad starts doing his own things, like tennis, instead of making their own home movies like they always have. Adam tries to get Chad back into movies, but ends up attempting to get into tennis instead when Chad is completely uninterested in seeing Quicksilver with his friend. Unsurprisingly, Adam is super, super bad at tennis, and Chad goes behind his friend to become doubles partners with Dave Kim. To get back at Chad, Adam resolves to become the best at tennis. Still, though, he is just so very bad at tennis, so he recruits Barry (who loves both tennis’ Agassi and revenge) to help him out. When the big day comes, though, Barry is (surprise) also very, very bad at the sport. The match nearly splits the two friends for good, but Adam and Chad realize that their friendship is much more important than any hobbies that they have. READ MORE...

The Goldbergs Review: Enter Globetrotters

Another week, another edition of the best comedy on television. Let’s take a look at what happened on this week’s new episode of The Goldbergs, "Globetrotters," as the Harlem Globetrotters come to town. The main story in the episode deals with Barry’s love of the Harlem Globetrotters. When Murray buys tickets to a Globetrotters game, Barry is absolutely determined to not miss it (no matter how sick he is), but Beverly refuses to let him go when he’s so bad off. Because of this, Murray is forced to take his healthy son, Adam. Adam doesn’t at all care about basketball, but he ends up underestimating the showmanship of the Globetrotters and has a blast at the event. Afterward, Adam’s obsession becomes even stronger than his brother’s, and it leads to a pretty powerful rivalry between Adam and his friends and Barry and the JTP. Adam puts together a video of a game that is edited to make Adam’s friends look fantastic and the JTP terrible, and it manages to get passed around among the entire school. Barry, incredibly angry at his perceived embarrassment, bans his brother from participating in any of his interests ever, and the ensuing argument between the two increases tensions even further (the scene of Barry pretending to be into Adam’s hobbies is one of the funniest of the season so far). To settle things, Barry and Adam compete against each other to see who can be the better Globetrotters, but, surprise, they’re both really, really bad at it. In the end, though, Barry decides to keep his relationship with Adam strong by letting him into his life a little bit more. READ MORE...

The Goldbergs Review: The Phantom Cometh

I will freely admit that my favorite musical ever is easily The Phantom of the Opera, so finding out that one of the best shows on television would be paying homage to that musical was a dream come true. Let’s take a look at this week’s themed episode, "The Greatest Musical Ever Written." The episode opens with Adam deciding that he wants to join the school musical in order to find his place, but Barry doesn’t want Adam’s participation to ruin his reputation. However, Ms. Cinoman (a returning Ana Gasteyer!) changes the musical to the greatest musical ever written, The Phantom of the Opera, and Adam just can’t help himself. After auditions, Lainey and Adam are cast as Christine and Raoul, and Barry starts worrying that his brother and girlfriend may end up in a "showmance" because of their roles as love interests. After some begging, Ms. Cinoman allows Barry to be a stagehand for the production, giving him a scary amount of access to the behind-the-scenes aspects of the show. He also vastly overestimates how big of a part he’ll get to play among the cast and crew, though, and it intensifies the rivalry between brothers even more. To solve the problem, Barry sabotages the production by reporting it not having permission (which Lainey is oddly okay with), but Adam ends up making him feel guilty for ruining the one place in high school that he felt accepted. Barry apologizes in the end and explains himself, though, and the brothers make up in a nice way. READ MORE...

The Goldbergs Review: Thanksgiving with K.I.T.T.

The best episodes of The Goldbergs are often those that let us spend a holiday with the family, and some of my favorites through the years have been those about Thanksgiving. We’re in for another treat this year, so let’s take a look at this week’s new episode, "Ho-ly K.I.T.T." The main story in the episode surrounds Adam’s love of the cars in action shows, but specifically K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider. It turns out that the car will be passing through town, and Adam decides that he can’t pass up the opportunity to see it himself. Unfortunately, he can’t make it out and has to watch the parade on television. However, Murray and Uncle Marvin end up catching an episode of Knight Rider on television, and they realize that they have a mutual love for the show (and the car), and they head out to see K.I.T.T. without Adam. This causes a huge rift between father and son (with Uncle Marvin accidentally rubbing Adam’s face in it), and Adam decides to get revenge. The plot succeeds in pitting brother against brother, and Adam realizes that maybe his plan wasn’t the best in the world. READ MORE...

The Goldbergs Review: Let’s Make a Movie

Even though I didn’t review it, The Goldbergs had an absolutely phenomenal Halloween episode a couple of weeks ago that contained one of the best Geoff and Erica moments in the show’s history. After that development, let’s see how the show follows up with this week’s new episode, "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook." The main story in the episode starts with Adam and Murray’s shared love of 80’s action movies, particularly those starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Adam thinks that this mutual hobby is the "in" that he needs to get his dad to support one of his ideas, and he ends up being surprised by his dad’s support. With $80 in hand, Adam sets out to make Recipe for Death. Murray’s support ends up being way more than expected, and Barry gets tied into the adventure as well (but, thankfully, with no love scene). However, Adam realizes quickly that his dad is just a bit overzealous in this particular aspect of his life, and he does whatever he can to go behind Murray’s back and do things his own way. As expected, this blow’s up in the kid’s face, and he’s forced to deal wth the disappointment in his father’s face. Adam finally realizes, though, that he loves having his dad’s support, and the two make up in a heartwarming way. READ MORE...

The Goldbergs Review: George! George Glass!

One of my favorite sitcoms of all time would have to be The Brady Bunch, so the idea of one of my new favorites, The Goldbergs, drawing from the former excites me to no end. Let’s take a look at this week’s episode of The Goldbergs, "George! George Glass!" The main story in the episode is, of course, about relationships. Adam, now a freshman in high school, is trying to impress his latest crush. She isn’t really interested in him (and he can only use the older Adam Goldberg as an excuse for so long), so he takes the idea from The Brady Bunch to create a fake girlfriend just like Jan did with George Glass. Erica tells him at first that it’s a terrible idea, but the next day at school she does the exact same thing to try and make Geoff jealous. The two siblings stay at each others’ throats over the scheme, and each set out to outdo the other (including Adam giving himself a hickey with Dave Kim’s vacuum skills). Drawing from The Brady Bunch actually worked surprisingly well for the episode, and I’m pretty impressed with the way that the writers took that plot and made it completely their own. I also, as usual, love the progression of Erica’s "relationship" with Geoff, and I can’t believe just how invested I am in their story. READ MORE...

The Goldbergs Review: “Big Orange”

With only two episodes left this season, we’re down to our final rounds of laughs with The Goldbergs for many months to come. Let’s take a look at the events of this season’s penultimate episode, "Big Orange." The main thing happening in "Big Orange" is the women in Barry’s life (namely his mother and girlfriend) finally deciding that they’ve had enough of Barry’s favorite shirt that he almost always wears (the titular Big Orange). Their combined force convinces him to go shopping with them for new clothes, but he ends up just wearing the shirt more than ever afterward. Knowing that enough is enough, Beverly and Lainey destroy Big Orange. READ MORE...

The Goldbergs Review: Big Orange

With only two episodes left this season, were down to our final rounds of laughs withThe Goldbergs for many months to come. Lets take a look at the events of this seasons penultimate episode, Big Orange. The main thing happening in Big Orange is the women in Barrys life(namely his mother and girlfriend) finally deciding that theyve had enough of Barrys favorite shirt that he almost always wears (the titular Big Orange). Their combined force convinces him to go shopping with them for new clothes, but he ends up just wearing the shirt more than ever afterward. Knowing that enough...   Read More... //www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/goldbergs-review-big-orange?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=goldbergs-review-big-orange

The Goldbergs Season 3 Episode 13 Review: “Double Dare”

Last week’s return of The Goldbergs proved to be just what we needed after the coldness of the holiday hiatus, so let’s see if this week’s episode holds up by taking a look at "Double Dare." The main story in the episode is the fact that Double Dare, the Nickelodeon game show that was incredibly popular in the 80s, is going to be hosting auditions at the local school. Adam and Emmy, huge fans of the show, decide to try as hard as possible to get selected for the show. They plan to team up, but Dave Kim makes Adam realize that Handsome Ben has a much better shot than he does with his looks and voice, so Adam instead picks Pops as his partner. Emmy reacts to the news about as well as you would expect, and she secretly partners up with Handsome Ben, Adam’s lifelong rival, to get back at him. Adam and Pops’ audition goes poorly, to say the least, and Emmy and Handsome Ben’s ends up being pretty remarkable. It turns out, though, that Emmy had partnered up with Handsome Ben months before, and she had been torturing Adam for no reason. After neither friend makes it to the show, the realize that they were both at fault and make up. READ MORE...

The Goldbergs Season 3 Episode 11 Review: “The Tasty Boys”

After too many weeks off, The Goldbergs finally returns to continue one of the strongest comedy runs ever on television. Let’s take a look at this week’s new episode, "The Tasty Boys." The main story in the episode deals with Adam and Barry’s love of the Beastie Boys. Because of the love and respect that Adam has for the famous group, Barry decides to invite his little brother to join his own group, the Tasty Boys. Erica attempts to convince her brothers that this is a bad idea, but they misinterpret her critique and instead hold auditions for a third member to the group. She continues to try and discourage her brothers, but this just turns into the group shooting an album cover and booking a gig (before actually writing any songs). When it finally gets time to perform, though, they realize that everything is a mistake and that they are not at all what they’ve convinced everyone they can be. In the end, the three Goldberg siblings lip-sync to actual Beastie Boys music to the crowd, and it ends up being a blast for everyone. READ MORE...