Let’s just say hypothetically you were at a party and someone asked you what your favorite TV sitcom this season is. Say Brooklyn Nine Nine and you’ll get some nods. Modern Family and everyone will agree. Big Bang Theory? Can’t go wrong there. But…The Neighbors? Chances are you’ll get either blank stares or uncomfortable “Are you serious?” laughter. Here’s the thing, though: It’s funny. Like, actually funny. I’d even say funnier than at least one of those other sitcoms.
I remember talking to series creator Dan Fogelman once and he told me that he was more than aware that people were secretive about loving the show. Maybe people felt like it was too 3rd Rock from the Sun or even Mork & Mindy. But last night’s episode — titled “Challoweenukah” — proves that TV viewers should give this show another chance. Possibly even a season pass. READ FULL STORY