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No love for this new sitcom? The first show was so-so but showed promise, and the second show was better. The sense of time and place (the 80's, probably California) is quite good, and the family is appealing. This seems to be one ABC had hopes for; I guess we'll see if it survives.
 
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No love for this new sitcom? The first show was so-so but showed promise, and the second show was better. The sense of time and place (the 80's, probably California) is quite good, and the family is appealing. This seems to be one ABC had hopes for; I guess we'll see if it survives.

The first episode was horrible, never made it to the second. As for love, people in the 2013 cancellation thread have it on their list.
 

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It could improve. It took Parks and Recreation a (short) season to find its legs. And it may have a demographic that is not the same as denizens of this site.
 

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No love for this new sitcom? The first show was so-so but showed promise, and the second show was better. The sense of time and place (the 80's, probably California) is quite good, and the family is appealing. This seems to be one ABC had hopes for; I guess we'll see if it survives.

It's okay. It's not great, but it's not terrible either.
 

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It lost me with the second episode.  OK, we get it, the parents are selfish and want to dominate their offspring forever and can't deal with the idea that they might grow up, having never grown up themselves, and the grandfather is the ally against the common enemy.


It is the first new comedy whose series recording I canceled this season; so far the only one, but a couple others are hot on its heels.
 

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I knew this would be bad from the start, plus revisiting some relatable stuff from my up bringing from this time period (welp dated...) isn't something you want to remember all that much. Much, less know there are people that have no clue you used to have to strap on you vcr (what's a vcr... ? oh, christ look it up..) to record from your video camera... However, next to the crap that is recent generations makes me feel not so bad and sorry for them. No need to tune in although because of very low expectations it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
 

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No need to tune in although because of very low expectations it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
 

Like most of the new series it has improved a little. I think in most cases the networks should burn (not air) the first few episodes of a new series... start with the third or so. 
 

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I actually watched 4 episodes (dunno how many so far) other than a few nostalgia parts... MEH. Done. I will however say it got farther with me than the millers did. (couldn't even finish the first one)
 

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I was not sold on this after the first episode, but gradually it has been getting better to me.


I really got a kick out of last episode with the brothers looking at the scrambled porn as I recall doing the same with my cousins back then.
 

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I really got a kick out of last episode with the brothers looking at the scrambled porn as I recall doing the same with my cousins back then.
 

Like ' Swingtown ' it does have relatable moments for us old farts. 
 

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I hadn't heard of this show but somehow my wife and I ended up watching the last episode and I gotta say that We're fans now. Those scrambled channels bring back some funny memories. To me it seems like a new version of The Wonder Years. I'm on board to see how it turns out this season.
 

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I'm surprised at the lack of love for The Goldbergs. Aside from Modern Family, this is, to my wife and I, the funniest show on television.
 

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I'm surprised at the lack of love for The Goldbergs. Aside from Modern Family, this is, to my wife and I, the funniest show on television.
 

Comedies in general won't work on AVS. Even dramas have to adhere to an exact formula or they don't work as well. AVS has a strong case of Tunnel Vision. 
 

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Shows take time to develop. Networks rarely give them the time necessary to establish characters. You have to see Barry a couple of times to get the handle on him. Mom is an acquired taste and Dad's reserved and removed from the day to day takes time to see that he is a victim and not a perpetrator. All in all I like it.
 

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Yep, we love this show.  It seems to be using "That 70s Show" formula where while it's set in the 80s and uses stuff from that time for nostalgia, the show itself is about the characters.  It's the only other sitcom we watch along with Big Bang.  I'd rather watch Seinfeld reruns then most shows that call themselves sitcoms these days.
 
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Since there was absolutely nothing on I tuned in. Mistake. Saw toys from my childhood. Still painful knowing my parents just gave it all away... I'm stupid.
 
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