It’s no secret, I love The Goldbergs. As of today we are 15 episodes into a 22 episode first season run. I can’t believe we only have 7 episodes left this season.
The show is set in the 80’s and is told in kind of a Wonder Years format by the Adam, the youngest child. The show does a great job of referencing the 80’s while not making it the focal point of the show. It’s just a sitcom about a typical family dealing with everyday issues.
The casting of Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911) and Chicago’s very own Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) was pure genius. They make this show go and while they play over the top parents, somehow it’s still believable.
But really what I want to talk about in this post is the music from the show. I can’t think of another show that has used music any better than this show (sorry Scrubs, you were close). So let’s take a look at some of the music featured on the show. I’ll try to give some background leading up to the song, please forgive any errors. My memory is sketchy at best. I watch a lot of TV, which isn’t exactly good for the brain.
Episode 1 – The Circle of Driving
Barry gets his license to drive and the grandfather loses his driving privileges. The mom is upset because the kids are getting older and needing her less. In the background plays this little gem…