Love Thy Neighbor (Review) Tyler Perry Production
I watched two episodes of the new show by Tyler Perry Love Thy Neighbor. I wish I could get that hour back. I been watching the commercials and thought I would give it a chance. I could see the ghastly acting, but the mother character did seem a little funny. I am not a fan of Tyler Perry T.V.
I am actually not a fan of most of his stuff. No, I am not hating that he is making money off his work. Good for him. It bothers me that his stuff is so bad!!! I love comedy sitcoms. Frasier, Girlfriends, Living Single, Two and half men the list goes on and on. The reason those are great comedies and Love Thy Neighbor can’t even attempt to be on their level. The acting in Love Thy Neighbor is beyond awful. Not to mention the writing and plot sucks. Who the hell hired these people? Did they take any acting classes? Who ever is the casting director needs to be fired!! Clearly Tyler is no Shonda Rhimes with Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. That woman has some major skills. That no one can deny.
I was talking to a co-worker. We both agreed that all T.V. shows by Tyler, the actors seem to be reading the scripts from a teleprompter and have no acting skills what so ever. Mama Hattie Mae had a few cute moments. Eventually her character got over the top and annoying. The daughter played by Kendra C. Johnson acting was beyond bad. I don’t know what works in plays but it clearly doesn’t work on television. I lost interest in her character and story line immediately. The son Danny played by Andre Hall acting was equally as bad.
The two characters that were the friends and coworkers of Danny, were the worst of the bunch. The white guy Sam was a reject Jim Carey type. His lines were no more believable than his character. Then Drew the one with the crush on the grandson Danny. Her lines seemed out-of-place every time she opened her mouth.
Beyond the bad acting the storyline was retarded. It was outlandish and unrealistic for a half an hour segment. A health inspector shows up and in five seconds says the place is closed down. Then all of sudden the inspector comes back to help fix the place. He felt bad for doing his job. So he wants to help because he thought the daughter was an attractive lady.
I know situation comedies are fiction. But come on Tyler. You couldn’t do better than that. I never been a big fan of the plays. Maybe that is where the basis of this comes from. I have no understanding how Tyler and Oprah couldn’t see this show needed a lot more work.
Did they even test this with audience. If so did they pay the audience to say it was good. This will not be a break out universal hit like The Big Bang Theory.
Or since Tyler has made so much money, he can make any type of shit and we are supposed to believe it is gold.
There are a few movies I did like of Tyler. Dairy of a Mad Black Women, my first introduction to Madea,The first Why did I get Married, and The Family that Preys. Now I am sick of Madea and the same structure of every movie. A downtrodden woman needs saving. She thinks all men suck and is bitter. Then a good man shows up in her life and saves her in some kind of way. Which seems to be the plow of countless Tyler Perry productions.
Funny that is part of the story line in Love Thy Neighbor. Can we have an original thought. I guess not the combination has made Tyler a lot of money. I don’t hate the player just the game. I wish him luck and all the people who like his stuff. I feel it has gone downhill and I will not give another Tyler Perry production a chance. Good luck OWN network. Oprah has went from ground breaking television with her day time talk show. To reality show and sitcom trash.