Roseanne, the show is back, the Goldbergs, the show is back, but are they the same? The Roseanne reboot has been a big success for ABC. It’s the number one scripted TV show in the 18-49 demographic and second only to NBC’s This Is Us in viewership. But the question remains: will it be successful enough to warrant another season? Let’s examine what happened with Season 9 of The Goldbergs.
-Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus: “The Goldbergs’ return to form is bittersweet but mostly sweet, with familiar family dynamics and a focus on continuity successfully complementing the nostalgic laugh track that made the original series so enjoyable.” Metacritic gave the first episode of season nine a score of 77 out of 100, based on four critics.
-George Segal: the actor who plays Pops Solomon, Adam’s grandfather, on the show.
-Troy Gentile (as Barry): the actor in the show.
-Sam Lerner (as Adam): the actor in the show.
-Suzanne Walters: the actress who plays Beverly on the show.
-Wendi McLendon-Covey is an American comedian, actress, and writer best known for the role of the Goldberg matriarch on the ABC series The Goldbergs.
-Hayley Orrantia (as Erica): the actress in the show.
-Trevor Einhorn (as Harris): the actor in the show.
-Grace Kaufman: the actress who plays Lainey Lewis, Adam’s girlfriend on the show.
-Amir Mitchell-Townes (as Jermaine): the actor in the show.
-Jamie Kennedy as the grandfather of the family Pops Solomon. The show also stars the actor Johnny Galecki as himself.
The show stars the actress Roseanne Barr in a leading role, something that many people were confused about for the reboot of the television series.
The new season is the start of a few new plot points.
-Adam (Sean Giambrone) and the rest of the family will head to college for the first time, which should make things interesting as they meet their roommates. Adam’s roommate happens to be another young man who was born on the same day as him, the classic story of the odd couple.
-Adam and his sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) will both struggle with the dynamics that come from the school year starting, as they are now in different classes than each other. Adam’s social group is moving up a class level which leaves him stuck at the bottom tier of high school kids; the common teenage struggle.
-While the kids get used to the new dynamic at home and school, the adults in the family will be navigating their own personal struggles. As always, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) is trying to find her footing as a single mother while also working on rebuilding her relationship with David (Johnny Galecki).
The Goldbergs season nine picks up the day after the Roseanne revival ended and will focus on the family dynamics.
What does it cover?
The show covers the life experiences that the whole family goes through during this time, including:
-Adam trying to find a job with one of his friends who has the same name as the actor who plays Han Solo (Seth Green).
-The family is trying to deal with the divorce of the parents. The Goldbergs learning the value of a dollar and how to save money when they have to purchase their own telephone line.