Parents' Guide to

Love Thy Neighbor

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Tyler Perry comedy features mild laughs and innuendo.

TV OWN Comedy 2013
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Poorly written

Not funny at all. Tyler perry uses the same ole dry over and over. Drew and Sam act mentally challenged instead of funny. Hattie is too over the top.
age 18+

Is It Any Good?

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The series offers a television version of Perry's popular character, Madea, through Mae Love, whose strong personality and no-nonsense attitude is designed to help communicate funny -- but teachable -- moments. Some of the family dynamics are also reminiscent of some classic Mama's Family episodes, too. But the plot lines are predictable, and occasionally the comedic timing falls a little flat.

The characters are likable, but outside of Mae, they are woefully underdeveloped, and are more like superficial caricatures than people you want to spend time watching. There's simply not enough focus on Mae to really understand who she is and how she sees the world, either. Nonetheless, folks who like Perry's signature comedy style may find it entertaining.

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