The Neighbors Reviews & Ratings

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A family move to a gated community in suburban New Jersey where the residents are extraterrestrials from the planet Zabvron, and learn that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the universe because marital and parenting problems are the same everywhere.
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by 123maxz
Sep 13, 2014 1:17PM EDT
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fun alien show for kids

fun alien show for kids

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by scotwotContributor
Jul 22, 2015 11:34AM EDT
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I've only just *discovered* this show and absolutely LOVE it. It's so funny, silly humour suitable for all ages. Daft, plain daft, sorry it's ended but we'll keep watching in our house! :D

I've only just *discovered* this show and absolutely LOVE it. It's so funny, silly humour suitable for all ages. Daft, plain daft, sorry it's ended but we'll keep watching in our house! :D

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May 10, 2015 2:22PM EDT
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i started enjoying this series from the first episode .same type of fun as Pushing Daisies or Ugly Betty

i started enjoying this series from the first episode .same type of fun as Pushing Daisies or Ugly Betty

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Dec 17, 2014 1:18AM EST
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Funny Show

Funny Show

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Apr 10, 2015 11:54AM EDT
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loooooved it

loooooved it

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by dabenne
Jan 25, 2015 9:59PM EST
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'The Neighbors' is this decade's rendition of 'Mork and Mindy' or '3rd Rock From the Sun', recounting the highly amusing interactions between an average middle class American family (the Weavers) and the colony of friendly and inquisitive aliens sent to Earth to make sense of the human condition (the Zabvronians). The Weaver family finds their way of life comically scrutinized by these extraterrestrials in an envious effort to assimilate to our modern lifestyle. In so doing, the show does a remarkable job of spotlighting our modern society's double standards, and breaking down our culture's often misconceived yet widely accepted norms and values, particularly with regards to family, lifestyle, and happiness.
The show is as funny as it is intelligent, as these galactic immigrants regularly use meta-jokes to poke fun not only at the absurdity of their human neighbors, but at the viewer as well (the opening credit sequence is a testament to this). A lot of the Zabvronian learned behavior comes from watching television, and consequently mimicking theses actions and attitudes, much to the chagrin of their neighbors, who must thereupon educate them on what is conventionally considered common and proper, both ethically and morally. As is to be expected, this usually results in the Weavers learning valuable lessons of their own.
The show is appealing to all demographics as its comedy encompasses many genres, depending on the episode, which include observational, situational, slapstick, physical, musical, deadpan, surreal, sitcom, and spoofs. Sadly, viewers must not have appreciated having the lens turned on them quite as much as I, as reflected in the show’s ratings, which ultimately got it cancelled.

'The Neighbors' is this decade's rendition of 'Mork and Mindy' or '3rd Rock From the Sun', recounting the highly amusing interactions between an average middle class American family (the Weavers) and the colony of friendly and inquisitive aliens sent to Earth to make sense of the human condition (the Zabvronians). The Weaver family finds their way of life comically scrutinized by these extraterrestrials in an envious effort to assimilate to our modern lifestyle. In so doing, the show does a remarkable job of spotlighting our modern society's double standards, and breaking down our culture's often misconceived yet widely accepted norms and values, particularly with regards to family, lifestyle, and happiness.
The show is as funny as it is intelligent, as these galactic immigrants regularly use meta-jokes to poke fun not only at the absurdity of their human neighbors, but at the viewer as well (the opening credit sequence is a testament to this). A lot of the Zabvronian learned behavior comes from watching television, and consequently mimicking theses actions and attitudes, much to the chagrin of their neighbors, who must thereupon educate them on what is conventionally considered common and proper, both ethically and morally. As is to be expected, this usually results in the Weavers learning valuable lessons of their own.
The show is appealing to all demographics as its comedy encompasses many genres, depending on the episode, which include observational, situational, slapstick, physical, musical, deadpan, surreal, sitcom, and spoofs. Sadly, viewers must not have appreciated having the lens turned on them quite as much as I, as reflected in the show’s ratings, which ultimately got it cancelled.

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Oct 12, 2014 5:11AM EDT
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good

good

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Jul 18, 2014 6:06PM EDT
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Fun show

Fun show

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Jan 2, 2016 4:16PM EST
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I love this programme so much. I would watch eleven more series. Simon Templehorn (or whatever his name is) steals the show completely, but everyone is good.

The second series change of focus to the alien family was a very strong move.

Also contains one of my favourite ever lines of dialogue "You're a liar. Those were lies."

I love this programme so much. I would watch eleven more series. Simon Templehorn (or whatever his name is) steals the show completely, but everyone is good.

The second series change of focus to the alien family was a very strong move.

Also contains one of my favourite ever lines of dialogue "You're a liar. Those were lies."

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Dec 4, 2015 10:30PM EST
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pretty good show

pretty good show