The Neighbors

One day, the husband and I were watching TV whilst multi-tasking, and, as Hulu is prone to do in an effort to suck the viewers into a catatonic state of materialistic vulnerabilities, the next episode in their suggested line came on auto-play. It was a sit-com called “The Neighbors.”

Now, when it first came on, we were inclined to turn it off and go to bed or find something more interesting to watch, but the longer we watched the more we were drawn in. It began with a few random jokes, not quite witty, yet oddly amusing, and then before the first commercial, a crazy twist.

My husband and I just looked at each other. “What the….?!?!?”

Part of the humor for us was not having any idea what to expect, so I won’t go into a plot synopsis. Suffice it to say, the entire episode was random and ridiculous, and it may have been because we were up considerably past our bedtimes, or it may have been because the writers of this show have a bizarre sense of humor that fits pretty well ours, or it may have been because it’s just odd enough to be entertaining, but we were rolling on the floor laughing throughout the entire episode.

The sheer absurdity of the show, the puns, the jokes, the plot, and so on, kept us highly entertained throughout the entire pilot episode.

In fact, it was humorous enough that my husband watched it over again. And again. And again. (It’s possible that I happened to see recurring episodes as well, since I just happened to be in the room at the same time.) And so it went, and we’ve eagerly anticipated every episode each week from that first one. And every week we are astounded by the random bursts of humor and ridiculosity that is spun out.

So, if you’re bored and need a silly sitcom to while away the time, check out “The Neighbors.” You might be disappointed, but you’ll probably find yourself laughing despite how hard you try to contain yourself.


About Avily Jerome

Avily Jerome is a writer and the editor of Havok Magazine. Her short stories have been published in various magazines, both print and digital. She has judged several writing contests and is a writing conference teacher and presenter. She writes speculative fiction, her ideas ranging from almost-real-world action/adventures to epic fantasies to supernatural thrillers.

4 comments on “The Neighbors

  1. My husband and i had nearly the same experience. I had heard about the Neighbors beforehand, and we chose to want it the first time, just to give it a chance–and now it’s on our regular line-up (right next to “Arrow” and “Once Upon A Time”). What I find refreshing about it is that both sets of neighbors are lampooned equally–and the writers aren’t afraid to really go to weird areas when making fun of American customs. Yeah, pretty much the incredible weirdness is a huge draw.

  2. I’ll have to check it out. Have you seen “Go On?”

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