In an era where we sometimes don’t even know who lives next door, comes the series, The Neighborhood. This is a series that we all can relate to because now and then we are in a position where we avoid the friendly neighbour. In The Neighborhood, a lovely couple from the Midwest moves to a tough neighbourhood in L.A, where they are not appreciative of their friendly ways. This includes the couple’s next-door neighbour, Calvin.
The star and Executive Producer Cedric thinks that other than the concept, what makes the show interesting is its comedy. “When I started to get involved, I thought the main thing that was missing was the actual point of view of the black guy,” he said.”[Jim] had a point of view moving into a black neighbourhood, but didn’t have the point of view of the other side… if you get that point of view, you get more into the human side, the relationship side, and what it takes to live in harmony with someone next door to you—white, black, or otherwise.” The crew also said that the racial and social issues that we see around us today are also something that they strive to focus on.
The Neighborhood Season 1 Cast: Who’s in it?
Max Greenfield stars in the show as Dave Johnson, along with Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin. Others in the main cast include Beth Behrs as Gemma Johnson, Tichina Arnold as Tina, Sheaun McKinney as Malcolm, Marcel Spears as Marty Butler and Hank Greenspan.
The Neighborhood Season 1 Plot: What is it about?
The series starts when Dave Johnson, a kind-hearted professional conflict negotiator moves into LA from the Midwest, when his wife, Gemma, gets a job as a school principal in L.A. They are accompanied by their young son, Grover. Calvin Butler, the next door neighbour, is not at all happy with the new neighbours. He feels they will mess up the culture on the block. However, Calvin’s wife, Tina is thrilled to have them next door. Their son, Marty, feels they will have a positive impact on the community. Calvin’s elder son, Malcolm, who is unemployed and feels lonely, finally finds someone who understands him when he befriends Dave. However, Dave finds the experience of fitting in this new community a bit overwhelming. But he knows he can rely on Calvin.
In the recent, 2018 Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills, The Neighborhood team that consisted members from the cast, the show’s creator and Executive Producer, Jim Reynolds, voiced their opinion about why they think this series is something that everyone can relate to.
“This is a show about people,” said Reynolds to start off things. “This is a show about families, neighbours, friendships. This is a show primarily about human relationships.” Reynolds also revealed that this storyline was loosely based on his personal experience when he moved on to a predominantly black neighbourhood in the LA. “What I discovered in that process, remembering things we all kind of learned—and sometimes forget about—the power of humanity, kindness, and basic principles of being a good neighbour and wanting to bring that to television at a time when people are very busy at trying to position us as opposites. Focusing more on what we have in common.”
The Neighborhood Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
This American comedy television series premiered on October 1, 2018, on CBS. The show with a unique concept deserves to be brought back with additional episodes as part of season 2 however, nothing has been said about it so far. We will find out soon enough. Stay tuned!
The Neighborhood Season 1 Trailer
You can watch the trailer for the first season of the series here: