The world of the sitcom is one filled with shows that come and go like no other. It’s really hard to figure out what shows will stay around these days as there are some that become major hits and others that crash and burn horribly. Then there are others that creep in under the radar and somehow get just enough of an audience that the keep getting renewed with little to no big coverage. The Neighbors was one of those shows that the premise was so silly that few thought it would be on very long, but clearly it found its audience with its second season recently kicking off and now you have the chance to see where it all started with The Neighbors complete first season on DVD.
The Neighbors follows a New Jersey family who moves into a new gated community only to find it is inhabited by beings from another planet. As the first humans to ever live in this community they try to help these other worldly visitors to try and deal with day to day life while waiting for instructions from their home planet. This show is pretty silly for the most part and the first few episodes are pretty bad. As the show moves on it doesn’t get all that much better, but somehow starts to work and ended up being entertaining on some levels. A lot of what makes this show fun is the ridiculous nature of it all and they never try to take themselves too seriously. Some of the acting is a bit forced, but thanks to those playing the aliens they really make things fun if not completely silly. If you gave this show a shot and quickly bailed during the premiere season, give it another shot as the later episodes do work a bit better. This is a show that should not work at all, but for some reason does and managed to get a second season, so give it a shot for no other reason that it deserves props for attempting something outside the norm.
This is an interesting series as it shouldn’t work at all but still has a bit of charm to it on some level. In addition to all 22 episodes of this out-of-this-world series this DVD also includes deleted scenes and a gag reel. With the second season just kicking off, what a better time to catch up on the first season so be sure to grab your copy now.