Despite my being largely absent, the ‘80s is a decade that still managed to be pretty lit. It was a simpler time during which there was no web to surf, nothing to blog or tweet, and no smartphones to constantly stare into. As a young buck living through what’s probably the coolest decade to date, you really only had two things -- your friends and your family -- and whether one knew it or not, the latter was everything. This is the nostalgia-filled bedrock that ABC’s The Goldbergs was built on, and I must say that with its 100th episode airing next week, it doesn’t just hold up – it kills. Based on showrunner Adam F. Goldberg’s actual childhood, The Goldbergs is a relentlessly funny and endlessly relatable exploration of an average American family navigating its way through one of the most iconic and influential decades the world has ever experienced. As far as sitcoms and TV families go, The Goldbergs is the new gold standard.
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