The Goldies 2015 Wrap Up

It was another great year for the Goldnerds Fan Awards! We couldn’t have done it without all of the fans and the thousands of votes that came through. Thank you for voting and for telling your friends to vote.

There was some confusion in the write-in portions and many people chose Season 1 events or characters, so next year we will definitely specify that the awards are specific to Season 3. Congratulations to all of the winners (listed below)!

Be sure to pick up The Goldbergs Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD to relive all the fun (if you haven’t already) before Season 3 premieres on September 23rd.

List of Goldies 2015 Winners:

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2014 Wrap-up

AKA – Goldnerds: Year One!

goldnerdsAs we look back on 2014 we realize it was a great year for both The Goldbergs and the Goldnerds! Anything that’s good for the show is great for its fans and that mean #1980something was awesome in 2014.

The Goldnerds launched back in May just in time for the Season 1 finale. The only thing we knew was that more and more people needed to watch this show and thus the fandom was born! Right out of the gate we got some fun followers on Twitter and the dream became a reality.

We were faced with the problem of launching a fandom in the summer between the seasons, but thankfully ABC helped us out with two episodes of The Goldbergs on most Wednesdays throughout the summer. Also, to unify the fans, we decided to create and rally behind #Emmy4Wendi. Oh, and we also instituted #FunFactFriday throughout most Fridays of the summer. And this was just what we started in May!

In June we hit full stride on the #Emmy4Wendi campaign and received some great artwork help from the WendiFanSite. Unfortunately an official nomination was nowhere to be found so it was up to the fans to take matters into their own hands. The Goldies was/were born in July!

The first annual Goldies (Goldnerds Fan Awards) was a smashing success and ran through August. With Season 2 in full swing some categories are already shaping up for next year! (You can see last year’s winners right here.) July was also the month we debuted our first series of Goldnerds membership cards. Towards the end of July the cast was back at it and gearing up for Season 2 and August brought more hints of what was to come!

September began the 23 Days of Goldbergs leading up to the Season 2 premiere. The Season 1 DVD was released to great acclaim and we launched our first line of Goldnerds clothing & accessories (which was quickly shut down due to the fact that we had no idea Sony was planning on doing something similar the following month). You can still believe in 1980something however, because our re-design was eventually approved for purchase. Click here to order!

October saw the release of the Goldnerds Downloadable Collectible (which didn’t get quite the traction we were hoping for, but contained brilliant almost minimalist designs from @comedy_girl that you shouldn’t have missed). Season 2 was rockin’ onscreen and in the ratings so it was time for a November surprise! That’s right – Goldnerds Cards: Series 2! The release of the new cards actually occurred in December, but the giveaway hasn’t quite gone as planned & we’re still stocked with new cards we’d love to give to you (see giveaway post for details).

Though we have come to the last day of the year it really only feels like the Goldnerds are just getting started. There’s obviously plenty of news to be shared for the rest of The Goldbergs Season 2 (more on that in a later post). It looks like 2015 holds a lot of promise for the fans.

Happy New Year Goldnerds! See you in 2015

The Goldbergs Season 1 DVD!!

Before you read any further, GO BUY THE DVD SET if you don’t already have it. It’s available HERE & HERE & HERE & EVERYWHERE!!

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Reviews have been pouring in all over the ‘net for the past week so just in case you’ve stumbled upon this by happenstance and don’t know what to think about all this “The Goldbergs” hype, this post is for you.

Every year, without fail, there is a sitcom I write off after a brief taste, only to learn at a later date that the series was basically made for me and I was a fool for ignoring it….and this year, it seems that The Goldbergs has earned its spot on that list – DVDTalk

 

One of the best, funniest new comedies to launch last season…If you haven’t seen the show, then by all means pick up this DVD and get caught up before the second season premieres on September 24. – CliqueClack

 

‘The Goldbergs’ Season 1 Rating: **** (of 5) –  Examiner

 

The 23-episode first season is a sitcom done right – devoid of laugh-track crap, and with each self-contained episode wrapped-up within a 22-minute package of pure retro goodness. – The Rock Father

 

For anyone who grew up during that decade, the show will deliver some fond memories and some serious laughs. – amNewYork

 

This is a very funny and nostalgic series that is well-written, directed, and cast. – Todd Erwin at HomeTheaterForum

 

But there is so much to enjoy about this coming-of-age comedy series….Overall, “The Goldbergs” is nostalgic, hilarious comedy that I look forward to watching and I can’t wait for season two! – J!-ENTonline

 

Now that these fine people have convinced you to pick up a copy of the 3-disc set, post a picture online and tag the Goldnerds so we can all share in your joy! Many others have done just that:

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Only TWO weeks until the Season 2 premiere! Goldnerds never say die!

The Goldbergs Season 1 DVD set for September 9 release

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  • Featurettes
    • Patton Oswalt: Adam Grows Up
    • Costumes of the ’80s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    • Blast From the Past: Making Season One
    • On Set With Jeff Garlin
    • Our House: The ’80s Revisited
  • Commentary
    • Commentary on Kara-Te’ with Wendi McLendon-Covey, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson and Andrew Secunda
    • Commentary on Goldbergs Never Say Die! with Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, David Katzenberg and Andrew Secunda
    • Commentary on You Opened the Door with Wendi McLendon-Covey, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Adam F. Goldberg, David Katzenberg, Alex Barnow and Marc Firek
    • Commentary on Lame Gretzky with Wendi McLendon-Covey, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Stacey Harman and Niki Schwartz-Wright
    • Commentary on Call Me When You Get There with Wendi McLendon-Covey, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Stacey Harman and Niki Schwartz-Wright
TheGoldbergs_S1_rI have it on good authority (from Adam F. Goldberg himself) that somewhere amongst the commentaries is a mention of the Goldnerds! That’s right – if you’re reading this you are part of a collective mention on The Goldbergs DVDs. Congratulations everyone! You made it!