Watch The Neighbors
- 2 Seasons
The Neighbors was a comedy television series that aired on ABC from 2012 to 2014. The show starred Jami Gertz as Debbie Weaver, a mother of two who moves with her family to a gated community in New Jersey called Hidden Hills. However, they soon realize that their neighbors are not quite what they seem. Instead of humans, they are aliens from the planet Zabvron who have been living on Earth for the past decade. The series focused on the Weavers' interactions with their alien neighbors, particularly with the alien family next door, the Bird-Kersees. Over the course of the show, the two families learn about each other's cultures and customs, leading to both humorous and heartwarming moments. The show's main plot revolved around the Bird-Kersees' mission on Earth. They were sent to the planet to observe human behavior and report back to their leaders. The aliens' observation targets included things like Halloween, proms, and other human traditions. As the show progressed, the Bird-Kersees became more and more invested in Earth and its inhabitants, leading to conflicted feelings about their mission. The Neighbors also tackled various themes throughout its two season run. One of the main themes was acceptance and integration. The Weavers initially struggled to accept their alien neighbors, but as they got to know them better, they realized they had more in common than they thought. The aliens themselves also had to learn to adapt to life on Earth and its human customs. Another recurring theme was family dynamics. The show explored the relationships between the characters, both within their own families and between the Weavers and the Bird-Kersees. Debbie and her husband Marty (played by Lenny Venito) often faced challenges as they tried to balance their own family's needs with those of their new neighbors. Their children, Amber (played by Clara Mamet) and Max (played by Max Charles), also had their own storylines as they navigated friendships and relationships with both humans and aliens. The Neighbors also had a strong comedic element. The show's humor was often derived from the culture clashes between the humans and aliens, as well as the absurdity of the aliens' mission on Earth. The Bird-Kersees, led by their patriarch Larry (played by Simon Templeman), often struggled to understand human customs and idioms, leading to humorous misunderstandings. Overall, The Neighbors was an entertaining show that blended elements of science fiction, comedy, and family drama. While it lasted only two seasons, it had a dedicated fanbase and left an impression on those who watched it.