18 Reasons You Should Be Watching ‘The Goldbergs’ on ABC

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on March 30, 2014

in Television, The 80s

I’ll be blunt- if you’ve found yourself on this site you’re most likely a child of the 80s, so you hardly need more reasons to watch the best new show on television.

ABC’s The Goldbergs has settled in as one of the best sitcoms on this year’s schedule, and you can bet your binder full of Garbage Pail Kids (“they’re gonna be worth millions“) that it’s a huge reason ABC is owning Tuesday nights.

In case you’re missing out, or if some episodes are starting to pile up on your DVR to-do list, here are 18 reasons you should be watching ABC’s The Goldbergs every Tuesday night:

Because the writing and acting is magnificent

Because the music is always rad

Because the creator (@adamfgoldberg) is active and engaging on Twitter during and after the show


Because there are theme episodes based on fantastic things like The Goonies and the U.S.S. Flagg

Because Pops rules

Because every episode is dedicated to someone or something awesome

Because we’ve all had to make a tough decision at some point

Because you get exclusive Big Tasty music video premieres

Because entire blog posts can be written about the amazing things in Adam’s bedroom

Because the future is in the balance

Because we all stretched the phone cord as far as we could for some privacy

Because we’ve all overdressed for some occasion 

Because it’s a family show with a ton of heart (not a lot of those left)

Because they feel like a family that would have lived on your street- you would have been friends with Adam, looked up to (see: feared) Barry, and crushed HARD on Erica

Because it’s the only show where you get Star Wars and a Reno 911! reunion in the same place

Because Haverchuck

Because it feels like home

Because “Bloody Marys for everybody!”

UPDATE: I told you he was active and engaging on Twitter:

Cody Mix March 20, 2014 at 7:17 am

Yes, yes, and yes. This show rocks and takes my top spot for TV every week. We need more shows like this!

bmorin54 March 20, 2014 at 4:34 pm

So true. I’m so glad I jumped on board with this show early on. It’s in a tie with Brooklyn Nine Nine for my favorite new show

Adam F. Goldberg March 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

Holy BALLS, this post is utterly amazing. I forwarded it to ABC and all the writers!!! Very flattered and thrilled you took the time to write this!!!!

HowardTheDeck March 21, 2014 at 10:54 am

I’m equally flattered and thrilled that you left a comment, Adam. Thanks for checking it out!

Kevin Hellions March 22, 2014 at 10:27 pm

This has got to be one of the biggest if not THE biggest post in USF history. Awesome work guys!

The Goldbergs is arguably THE family sitcom of today. Any family of any make up can sit down and enjoy this show together. The majority of sitcoms today are for teens or twenties and up. Finally family TV has returned!

RawBeard March 25, 2014 at 7:11 am

Never heard of it until now… I’m over in the UK so will have to check to see if any channels are showing it.

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