The Goldbergs

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Loud look at '80s family life has positive takeaways.

ABC Comedy 2013

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 84 reviews

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age 8+

It's based on a real family

The creator of this show Adam F. Goldberg has stated that this is based on his real family. His family acts like this and if you tell your child this it'll be fine. I watch the show all the time and I think it's fine for kids. Although it does cuss a bit you should be fine if you have a child that doesn't imitate stuff from television.

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age 11+

Bad stereotypes about Jews and horrible sound

We only watched one episode. The sound did not match the lips. The jokes are not funny. We were troubled with the stereo typical negative portrayal of Jews. We are a Jewish family and our recollection of the 80s is very different than what is shown on this show.

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