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'The Neighbors: The Complete First Season'
(Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Clara Mamet, et al / 3-Disc DVD / PG / 2013 / 20th Century Fox)

Overview: Marty Weaver (Lenny Venito) just wants the best for his wife Debbie (Jami Gertz) and their three kids. That's why he's moving them to Hidden Hills, New Jersey, a gated community complete with its own golf course. Marty is certain that their new home will be a dream come true. And then they meet the neighbors!

DVD Verdict: 'The Neighbors' is one of the best comedies on television, period. The characters are perfect and the comedic timing is impeccable. A DVR is necessary to get all of the amazing subtle details that abound in each episode.

OK, sure this been done before with Alf, Mork and Mindy, etc. but the true genius about this show is the characters and how they all interact. The situations they get into are very classic involving Malls, Country Clubs, Holidays, driving, etc. but its the interacting of the cast that makes this show because you really care about them.

Even when the humans act too human for their own good or the aliens trying to hard to be human, life lessons are learned and comedy genius prevails!

This is such a well written show, and the cast is just perfect. Hopefully this show will last and will really get to see some cool things happening to the characters as they continue to learn from one another and from the world around.

And I love the social commentary. Why it was moved to Fridays I will never understand because it is SO much better than the other ABC comedies. Like "Dinosaurs" (another excellent ABC comedy ended too soon) I fear for 'The Neighbors' future. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

•Deleted Scenes
•Bloopers

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