Parents' Guide to

The Neighbor

By Monica Encarnacion, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Ambitious but flat Spanish superhero comedy isn't for kids.

TV Netflix Comedy 2021
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Don't expect the Spanish equivalent of a Marvel series; instead, this is an amusing superhero comedy with some questionable humor. The Neighbor's focus is mostly on the comedy that arises when the main characters try to hide (and fight over) superhuman powers, all while discovering the responsibilities (and inconveniences) that come with being a superhero. A familiar plot makes this Spanish superhero comedy series appealing. However, The Neighbor isn't really about the main character Javier discovering his purpose or trying to save the world. Instead, it's focused on the ordinary lives of the four main characters -- neighbors dealing with personal struggles, until everything changes after one of them is given superhuman powers.

Fast action is absent here, as is a super-evil plot that could destroy (or save) the world. In fact, there's minimal action -- some flying, low-drama confrontations, and no bloody scenes. The pacing is slow at the beginning of season one but picks up and becomes more plot driven, with twists and revelations that set up a promising premiere season two.

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