Rob Owen

Rob Owen

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The_Neighbors

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- I approached watching ABC's new sitcom "The Neighbors," about aliens living in a New Jersey neighborhood, with two conflicting preconceptions.

First, I tend to have an interest in high-concept shows. Evidence: I loved "ALF" as a kid. But I'd also heard nothing but negative buzz about "The Neighbors" from ABC's upfront. So I was predisposed to be curious about it but also wary. Ultimately, I liked the pilot, making me a rarity among TV critics, who mostly seem to loathe it in the way TV critics hated ABC's "Work It," which I also hated.

Read more and watch a preview after the jump. ...