I am so incredibly thrilled over ABC’s The Neighbors! Being a big Alien Comedy fan, (I think we all know that already) I was apprehensive at first. Many shows cannot pull off quirky comedy, for every success there are dozens of failures. I gave the pilot a shot, going in I thought ABC might have put all the funny bits in the trailer, gladly I was wrong. The writing, the acting, the takes on the scenarios work like a fine tuned machine & are fresh. I cannot say enough about a show that does just that. The Neighbors does get it right & I am glad ABC picked them up for a full season’s commitment.

For me the best part of the show is the cast. Not just the alien family cast but the Weaver family cast is not insulting or playing on stereotypes we have seen a million times over. The remainder of the cast is the community of aliens, which we are seeing more & more of as the weeks progress!

Naturally as a new HUGE fan to the show (huge as in weight & enthusiasm) I sought out the twitter feed to the show, & that of my FAVORITE character/actress on the show. Toks Olagundoye stars as Jackie Joyner Kersee, The matriarch of the alien family. Her bright enthusiasm, and incredible character are a perfect fit for her husband played by Simon Templeman & her two sons played by Tim Jo and Ian Patrick. The cast is rounded out with Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, and Clara Mamet. All are brilliant!

To my incredible surprise I received a shout out from the Lady Olagundoye for following on twitter, which I have to say MADE MY DAY! Thank you & I wish you much continued success from one alien to another!

Episodes that I recommend other than all of them
The Pilot
Things Just Got Real
Halloween-ween

All are available to view on ABC.com and if you like those three you will like the rest

Wednesday’s on ABC!

James J. McGee Jr.
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