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The sitcom “The Goldbergs” stars, clockwise from left, Jeff Garlin, Wendi McLendon-Covey, George Segal, Troy Gentile, Haley Orrantia and Sean Giambrone. Seasons 3 and 4 are now on DVD.
The two most recent seasons of the popular TV sitcom “The Goldbergs” have been released on DVD this week.
“The Goldbergs: The Complete Third Season” (Sony, 2015-16, three discs, 25 episodes, single-episode audio commentary, bloopers).
“The Goldbergs: The Complete Fourth Season” (Sony, 2016-17, three discs, 24 episodes, deleted scenes, single-episode audio commentary, bloopers). Loosely based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s childhood, and with a nod to “The Wonder Years” (1988-93), this sitcom is set in 1980s Pennsylvania and narrated by the unseen adult Adam (Patton Oswalt), whose childhood incarnation throughout the series is the youngest member of the boisterous but loving Goldberg family.
But, to steal a line from “Raising Arizona,” “It ain’t ‘Ozzie and Harriet.’” As with nearly all sitcoms today, occasionally there are unnecessary sexual discussions and foul language (the harsher profanities are bleeped). But it must be said the cast is likable and tries hard (Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin are the parents and George Segal is the grandfather). (Season five begins Sept. 27 on ABC.)
“Decline and Fall” (Acorn, 2017, three episodes, featurettes, photo gallery). In the 1920s, reserved Oxford theology student Paul Pennyfeather (Jack Whitehall) is the victim of a prank that results in expulsion, forcing him to take a position as a teacher at a low-rent Welsh boarding school, run by the eccentric Dr. Fagan (David Suchet). There, he falls in love with a student’s wealthy American mother (Eva Longoria), unaware of the sordid source of her income. Laced alternately with acid wit and silly pratfalls, this British production is an adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh satire, loosely based on the author’s university experiences. (Contains nudity and sexual situations.)
“Scorpion: Season Three” (CBS/Paramount, 2016-17, six discs, 22 episodes, featurettes,…