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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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  • Louise Texas City

    I have purchased all of your movies, plays and etc, nd I have enjoyed them all, don't know what I live the best, but "Love Thy Neighbor" is not very good. The storylines are great, but the delivery by the actors nd actress is awful. No one is funny!!! Hattie Mae seems to me to be replacing Madea, but she is a little funny and Floyd I just love. But, the other characters are not funny. Hattie Mae's daughter cannot act, neither can the other two girls, one of the guys looks like you but he can't acts and I really don't like the Jim Carrey want to be. The funniest one to me was when the hurricane hit and it blew hew down in the door. Hattie Mae and Floyd are the best one's there. They keep it going, I'm trying to help the ratings, I put three tv sets of Loe Thy Neighbor and I look at something else on the other one sometimes. Little disappointed here. And where is my friend Madea?

  • Cora Dallas, TX

    Please address the writing, timing and character development in the off season. Your other comedies had real stories and real issues. Every line and character move can't be funny. I would like to support this show. It has potential but the laughter doesn't have to be forced on the audience.

  • Letitia Houston, Texas

    I support all you do. I watched all episodes of Love thy Neighbor hoping it would get better. It just wasnt that funny. There were only a few episodes that were ok. I was kinda disappointed. I did however love Hattie (Patrice Lovely). She is actually what kept the show going.

  • Ifeoma Nigeria

    Hi Tyler, good job!! Thumbs up. Love grandma hattie and uncle floyd- de are both hilarious. Linda isn't bad too. Not very cool with Drew though. Good sitcom though

  • India chapel hill, nc

    I followed the careers of Hattie and Floyd. I love both characters but the show is not what I expect from Tyler Perry. Marianna is a good looking woman but her character doesn't help the show. Danny and Drew are annoying and try to hard to get laughs. Please revamp this show and save Hattie and Floyds career. I don't want them to fail because the show isn't funny. Thanks

  • Brenda Sc

    The show has so much potential, but the recorded laughs are soooo annoying! They pause between each line for the same "unnatural" laugh tracks. I've been watching it regularly...love the grandma, Sam and Marianna are a little corney but bearable. If you fix the laughs between every sentence, the show could be pretty good.

    • Debra California #1878748

      Love thy neighbor is a good show, but you need better actors. Sam acts too silly, Danny act like he's g** or terrified of females, drew acts too desperate for a man, and Linda can't act at all.

  • Shonta Cedar Hill, TX

    OMG...this this show is so annoying and the acting is awful, though I absolutely love mama Hattie's character and the actress that plays the part. The timing and delivery of lines are off and the laugh track needs to be turned off because it is so annoying. I think if the actors and actresses were of better caliber the show would be more successful. I love Tyler Perry shows, but I am very disappointed with this show.

  • X** Michigan

    Drew is a good looking man,but he plays a wimpy scary mamas boy what a waste.

  • Kimberly Warren,Michigan

    Hi, I love Hattie,Floyd and Sam Drew,Linda and Danny overact and are not funny. I hate when those three are on screen. Now The Haves and Have Nots is the best, I wish it came on at least twice a week.

  • Maggie Michigan

    Well, now that the first season is over, please get rid of all the actors except Hattie and Floyd. There are plenty of actors that can actually act and would fit right in with Hattie and Floyd. If these so called actors are not replaced then a lot of viewers will move on. The only time this show is even remotely worth watching is when it centers around Hattie and Floyd

  • nancyjmurray sc

    the character sam is exactly like the actor jim carey. his moves and voice.

  • Y. Delories Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Hi Tyler. I truly love your work. You are an outstanding creative artist. I love Haves and Have Nots! Would prefer not to have to wait a week to see each episode ... we need many more episodes! I used to watch Love Thy Neighbor but unfortunately I stopped because it isn't funny. I love Patrice Lovely, and sometimes the actor who plays Floyd is funny when he isn't predictable. But I am sorry to say that the rest of the cast are not funny. The laugh track is very annoying. The actors seem to work too hard at being funny or maybe it's the script ... and the character playing Sam is sometimes funny but he acts too much like Jim Carey. I do not like criticizing other people's work however it seems that every one who I have talked to about this show says the SAME thing "it is not funny". I love you Tyler that is why I am telling you the truth. One last thing ... I would love to see Mama Hattie perform with Madea perhaps in a Thelma and Louise kinda situation now that would be funny! Luv you Tyler, keep on writing!

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