The Neighbors (TV Pick of the week)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I admit, upon first glance The Neighbors sounds like the same old cheesy aliens learning to live on earth, but I happen to think it is quite clever.  Plus, the last decent iteration was 3rd Rock from the Sun, went off the air more than 10 years ago and there is so many new things for aliens to learn about like Facebook and The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Aliens & Humans (L to R)

Here are some things to note if you decide to start watching.

  • The Weavers aka the Humans, move in to a  New Jersey gated community. Aliens from Zabvron have inhabited the new development since it was built a decade ago - none of them had ever left or interacted with Humans. When one Alien family move outs, the Weavers buy the place and don't know what they are in for.
  • All the Aliens have names of famous athletes; the main alien family is made up of Dad Larry Bird, Mom Jackie Joyner Kersie and sons Dick Butkus and Reggie Jackson (the family member's ethnicity's don't match each other or their namesakes)
  • Larry Bird is the leader of the Zabvronians. 

One aspect I thoroughly enjoy is the ability for the Weaver's to portray a New Jersey family.

Shariously, just give it a chance.


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