The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Tommy Wiseau Returns

Oh hi reader, what’s new with you? Writer, director, producer and actor Tommy Wiseau is back ladies and gentlemen. Following up timeless classic The Room, Wiseau has returned to grace our screens with new his new series (!) The Neighbors.

For those who have yet to see The Room, stop what you’re doing immediately, clear your schedule, watch it in full and come back in 99 minutes. Or just watch the “best” bits here:

If you were wondering if our talented friend has cracked the art of storytelling at the second crack of the whip, I’m delighted to report that it would seem as though the answer would be no. However, would we really have wanted it any other way? Here are some excellent reactions to Wiseau’s new project:

“Watching The Neighbors is an exercise in masochism. Poorly shot, shoddily edited, and equipped with the worst sound quality this side of a home movie, the whole thing is rank with the vibe of arrogant neglect.”

A.V. Club.

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“Literally every scene feels like it could be the start of a porno.”

Gothamist.

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“So The Neighbors exists in a world where Tommy Wiseau himself doesn’t exist (he’s Ricky Rick in the Neighbors universe), but his name, website and personalized underwear do.”

Rolling Stone.

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“Like a true auteur, Wiseau delivers on the signature artistic flourishes we’ve come to expect: unintelligible dialogue, random cuts, recycled footage, nonsensical storylines. If The Room was his Sgt. Pepper, this is his White Album.”

Fusion.

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So what’s it all about? Here lies the official synopsis from Hulu where this glorious new show is available to watch now:

“The Neighbors” is a sitcom about the relationship between a group of neighbors who live in an apartment building. The lead character is Charlie, the manager of the building. The tenants are a diverse group of personalities, all of different ages and backgrounds, constantly bringing their problems to charlie and his secretary / girlfriend Bebe. The character of Princess Penelope creates a commotion after she witnesses the ghost of her uncle Prince Charles. It is a fresh and humorous look at human behavior through different points of view. This cocktail of characters always guarantees plenty of surprises. The demographic is all inclusive.

Hmmm, what a treat for us all! Will you be watching The Neighbors?To quote Wiseau’s character in The Room – “Leave your stupid comments in your pocket.” (I’m not really sure what that even means, comments in the comment section will be much more practical).

Further reading:

Tommy recently did a Reddit AMA, and it’s exceptional, featuring the news that he intends to make a sequel of The Room…in 3D!! Read more here 🙂

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