I love the writing in this show and the clean cut family values. It is nice to go through a whole show without blatant references to someone's genitals, recent bathroom break, last night's one night stand or which drugs they prefer for getting high. You can bet this one won't last long in the moral cesspool of Hollywood. Too bad for the wonderful actors. The decline of our civilization is becoming a freefall.
I really liked this, as a fun comedy with a quality cast when it first started, but now it is more sad than funny. Reggie Jackson and Amber need to get back together. If it doesn't happen in one more episode or so, then I'm a former "Neighbors" viewer, and that leaves me with only "The Middle" and "Sing Off" to watch.
I have to say this series was a very positive surprise. When I first saw the premise, I thought - oh no, another sci-fi take on alien-human interactions, another clone of 3rd rock from the sun. But after a few episodes, this series had me hooked. The writing is very good and sends a moral in every episode. And the acting is just amazing !! Each actor is very believable in his or her role. The point is - how would an alien see the normal human incidents we take for granted - some of the insights are very refreshing which we do not see in any other series. The standouts for me are the alien dad and mom, along with the creepy alien kid with the long hair.
I watch a lot of TV comedies but there are very few that actually have me laughing out loud - this is one such when there are unexpected moments that have you guffawing.
I am glad to see this was renewed for a second season - I hope it wins over its critics soon and keeps existing fans such as myself happy and laughing for longer !
BIG question is what would anyone do if they found out there neighbor is an Extra Terrestrial? This show sheds some light on unique situations which are close to plausible and real. Excellent wit and it will make even the hardest and strongest viewer twitch with a smile!
I watched seven episodes of this show, and I only rated one of those at least 7/10. I did not like this show. It was stupid, and a lot of the cast was annoying, especially the oldest daughter. The alien mother was definately the best cast member, and funniest on the show.
I am very upset that this show got renewed. It did not deserve renewal, though How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) did. I hope and think that this show will die early into season two. They should be happy if they get over 13 episodes before cancelation next season.
This show combines the homely feeling of a family show with sudden spurts of irony and sarcasm. It has quirky characters, a ridiculous story and doesn't take itself seriously. Makes for a great and very entertaining combination :-)
Love this quirky show. It's fun to watch and is smarter about how the socially clumsy aliens interact with humans than any other show ever made. Love watching it and can hardly wait for it to come on every week.
The humans are uglier than the aliens (with the exception of Larry), who the hell was the casting director? I know they supposed to be an average family but couldn't they picked a babe as the daughter (think Modern Family) and a mother not like that.
If they would keep the show I would fun if another family would move instead of these characters and bring more attractive actors and new plot lines.
I literally can't think of a TV show with uglier mugs than here.
Was interesting to watch but they should consider adding a laugh track to see what people are laughing about because i haven't laughed once.
The problem is that the aliens are acting to human-like, like they are humans born in a nuclear bunker who resurfaced.
I don't know if they suck at it, but the way they explain to the aliens what people do and do not is not funny, funny would be to let them into society to act strange, but there is probably little budget for that.
There are so many funny things you can do with this setup like seeing them peeing with their nose for example, I don't know if the writers are incompetent or what but they just didn't delivered on this show, they took a good idea and they destroyed it.
And what's up with aliens falling in love with humans. C'mon, like that would ever happen? Maybe the other way around.
I thought it was awful in the pilot, and then after a few weeks I caught up. I just love the humor and the silliness of the characters, and also their ways to criticize our prejudices and the absurdities in our lives. I can't get enough of it and I wish I could watch a new episode every day of the year. It's a quirky show that doesn't care what you think and it makes it lovable.
Last nights episode "It has begun" was one of the best and funniest so far for this show. I was losing interest in this show, but thanks to this episode im going to continue watchin to see what "Warning" means.
This show is my guilty pleasure. I find it very funny. If you don't then you just don't get it. I like someone else said. This is a show about humans being silly at things we do every day and how really silly it would seem to a bunch of aliens. The only draw back to this show is the oldest daughter, I really don't like her and if I ever treated my parents like she does I probably would never see out side of my room and the little red headed kid creeps me out in a good is my favorite one on the show..
FOR SOME REASON, THIS REVIEW WILL NOT LET ME USE THE WORD "GAME" IN THE CHARACTERS' QUOTES BELOW --
Snobs who think the quickly-becoming-boring Modern Family and the increasingly weird and not-in-a-good-way Suburgatory are what TV should be aren't giving this freshman sitcom enough credit. It may not be "GREAT TELEVISION," but it's often very good with superb acting by nearly everyone.
The best thing about it is how they subtle and actually meaningful the writing is, imparting the lesson-of-the-episode in a thoughtful and often powerful way. My favorite was the episode in which young Ian Patrick (Dick Butkus) chastises Marty's mother who defends her insensitive behaviour by saying something like "Oh, It's just all part of the
Patrick, with his inimitable look, just looks at her and says steadily, almost eerily, "Change the
Perfect line, perfect actor in the cast to deliver it.
Love the story line and how ridiculous we sound when explaining why we do the things we do to aliens. It just goes to show how ridiculous we are at times and that's funny! Good this show going but don't get political or you'll lose half your audience.
It seems like an ok show think the writers really need to pay attention to whos feelings could be hurt! I understand comedy but I also like a certain when the show made reference to "The fat Kardashian" not so cool! We are trying to raise are kids to be open to different body types and colors, we also try to stay away from not so nice don't know if we will be watching this show very often:(
When I first read about this show I couldn't believe it. I thought there's no way this would last 4 episodes. The premise was so stupid. But because I have always had a thing for Jami Gertz , I watched the pilot. Afterwards i thought, "Not Bad." And by the time the Halloween episode aired I was hooked. My advice is to anyone watching is just relax, suspend your incredulity and enjoy.
talk about a dark horse... absurd premise, brilliant writing with well fleshed out characters and impeccably good actors that have spot on timing! I have split my sides with laughter while appreciating some fine cultural insight presented in a manner not hated for it's saccharine veneer. I thought Jami Gertz would steal the show... and she IS great but the entire ensemble gets two thumbs up from me. TV gods, please keep this around for another season!
I don't get this at all. While the abysmal Ben and Kate has gotten rave reviews, this far funnier and more likable series is getting very little love. Easily the funniest show of the fall, the series has the madcap sensibility and goofy visual jokes of an old Warner Bros. cartoon. The cast is terrific, especially Toks Olagundoye as the female alien lead; she is utterly brilliant.
Seriously, I read the reviews here, and IMDB, and metacritic, and I just want to scream out, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
I guess the Neighbors is probably one of those brilliant but doomed shows that no one seems to get, like Better Off Ted or Arrested Development. Ben and Kate will probably be one of those mediocre shows like Two and a Half Men that can't be killed with a stake through the heart. It makes me sad; but am episode of The Neighbors will cheer me right up.
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