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Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor, the new situation comedy by writer and director Tyler Perry is a wonderfully fresh show about a middle class family, and their daily joys, struggles, triumphs, and fumbles. Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely) lives in the simple home that she and one of her husbands bought some time ago. Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) her daughter, splits her time between Hattie’s home and the apartment she sometimes shares with her on-again off-again husband, Lionel. Danny (Andre Hall), Linda’s son, is his mother’s pride and joy. He is young, handsome, smart, and looking for a job. After graduating from college, Danny finds himself on his grandmother Hattie Mae’s sofa. Floyd (Palmer Williams, Jr.), the uncle, through his late brother’s marriage to Hattie Mae, is an ever-present thorn in the family’s side. Like old luggage, they can never seem to get rid of him.

In the first season of this comic tale, Hattie Mae has had enough of grown people living in her house. She puts her foot down and shows the toughest love there is by sending Linda and Danny to the door. Danny moves in with his friend Sam, and Linda eventually helps out down at Hattie Mae’s Love Train Diner.

The Love Train is an old locomotive car converted to a diner that serves up all of Hattie Mae’s old recipes. It is the neighborhood hang out spot that, along with great food, serves up a whole lot of fun. As Linda and Floyd commit to help Hattie Mae with the family business, blessings abound. Soon the customers multiply, and so do the laughs, the drama, and the love of a very comical family.

With the help of Danny’s new roommate Sam (Jonathan Chase), Danny soon lands a job at an internet design firm. Danny proves to be a star there. However living and working with Sam, a 30-year-old who is trapped in his teens, will prove to be more of a nightmare than Danny could ever imagine. As the parties get wilder, the women get crazier, and Danny’s young life becomes a humorous tale of dodging fanatical friends, and eccentric family members.

Nevertheless, Danny begins to excel at his new position when the Chicago office sends the beautiful Marianna to take over as boss of the Atlanta office. Marianna quickly falls in love with Danny’s work ethic and virtuous character. As a close knit team and family, the young twenty & thirty something’s embark on a number of adventures that go along with being young professionals in a contemporary & technical society.

All in all, Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor is a collection of stories that warm the heart, provoke thought, and always serves up a heap of laughs. Through all the changes, there is one constant, and that is the universal language called Love. It’s all about love.

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  • NICHELLE Barbados

    Hi just want to say that i love all of the new shows .Love thy neighbour. For better or worse and . These always make me laugh.

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  • Rick Durham, NC

    This show is... AWFUL!! If the producers took away the laugh track, no one in the studio, including the actors themselves, would know where the funny parts are. The feeble attempts at humor, either with witless dialog or prolonged stares, leave my jaw agape and make me wonder which staff writer's 7th grader proposed that scene. The actors can do nothing to improve things as it appears the director is satisfied with the slow pace turning a half hour sitcom into 30 agonizing minutes in the dentist's chair. Perhaps a more rapid fire delivery of the lines would help (it sure couldn't hurt). I appreciate the attempt to get young actors an opportunity to work but that does not offset the pain inflicted on the audience.

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    • Donna York, pa #1851879

      I am very disappointed with the new comedy "love thy neighbor" by Tyler Perry also. I have watched all of the episodes so far and none had made me truly laugh. I loved "the Paynes" and "the Browns" shows and this show is not even close to those. Sorry but I feel you lost this viewer. As far as the "Have and have nots" I didn't care for it since the beginning and never watched it. The name "Tyler Perry" means good clean laughter and I don't feel that for either of these shows.

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  • Weida Frazier Los Angeles, Ca

    It is a terrific comedy, but you need to take away from the phoney laughfter. It seems to cheapen the acting.

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  • CaramelD1 Champaign, IL

    Momma Hattie is my stress reliever. I always find myself laughing at her, especially when she starts dancing. She reminds me my crazy family members at a barbecue. Stay real and don't change Momma Hattie one bit. I love it!

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    • SHOW IS FUNNY FRESNO CA #1851041

      I SOAW YOUR MAIN STARS IN A PLAY HERE FRASNO I FEEL IN LOVE WITH I WOULD TO AUDITION FOR A VISITING ROLE OR BACKGROUND HAVE EXPRIENCE

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  • Sheila Vallejo, California

    I absolutely love the "Haves & Have Not's". Hate to even wait a wee to watch it. I want to give the OWN network as much support. as I can but "Love Thy Neighbors. " is much too difficult to look at. That "Grandma drives me crazy, the acting. seems. more like stage playing and not very funny. At this stage I would give it a very poor rating. I do like the fact that Mr. Perry gives these actors a chance to shine, perhaps a little polishing of this show will help.

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  • Cassandra Adams Florida

    I love Hattie, she is Tyler Perry's next Top Notch Actor, I like the way she looked in the play better than how she looks on the show, but other than that, I think she is awesome and Love the Neighbor will blow up just like everything else Tyler, puts his hands on..... More to come bigger and better!!!!

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  • Kimberly

    Not feeling this show at all. Could have come up with Haves and Have Nots which I love but could have kept this show on lock. My family has it recorded to give it a chance but I can't watch it. Maybe you can make it better. Acting is too forced especially hattie's part and the other characters except Floyd, maybe he can have his own show and cut the others.

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  • Melissa W. United Kingdom

    I enjoy most of your work Mr.Perry but for me and others who have watched and disgarded this series, this show has fallen flat. Don't get me wrong, the concept of the series is quite entertaining to say the least but these "breakout" actors besides the lady who plays Hattie and Floyd, are not taking this show to where it should. Acting is poor, gestures are poor therefore the series is poor.

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  • Brenda Chunn

    I love the work of Tyler Perry. The Haves and the Have Nots, right in line with, Madea, The Browns, and the House of Payne. Love thy Neighbor, not so much. The story line is great! However, the actors just don't click. Lord knows I try to watch but once Hattie opens her mouth I just can not sit through 30 minutes. It's a shame because her petite frame and the way she holds her hands remind me of my grandmother....until she opens her mouth!!!! Oh, by the way, the timed laughter in the background is irritating too. I only hope this review will help make a few changes in the programing. Love You Much Tyler Perry.

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  • O.Ann North Carolina

    These shows " The have and have nots" and " Love thy Neighbor" are shows that probably somewhere, someone can related to. Things are happening similiar in the real world. I don't feel Hattie's voice is annoying, I watched the show, Floyd, Hattie, Hattie's Daughter, and the grandson is ok, but I feel, just my opinion, the writers either new to redirect the other two characters or replace them. Just my opinion. And bring the " Payne back" it was left unfinished.

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  • Frankie McClain

    love haves and the have nots.but love thy neighbor sucks!!!!!! hattie voice irritates the h*** out me.i also dislike the role her son plays young and silly!!! and i thought the browns was bad!

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  • Lori NJ

    I love TP but Hattie's voice has got to go! It's unnatural. No one speaks like that. It's annoying. Everyone I've asked about the new shows says the same, love Haves and Have nots and can't wait to see where it's going and cannot stand Hattie's voice on LTN. I've tried to watch it. I've gotten thru 4 episodes thinking it will change, she will change. And there are too many laugh tracks, sorry they're just not that funny. I would watch regularly if her voice became normal but as of now, I'm not watching again. I'll check in every once in a while to see if the voice has transformed. I do like the rest of the characters and this is just my opinion. Good luck.

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