The Neighbors Season 1 Review “I Believe I Can Drive” – Some Have the Gift, Some Don’t

I’m tired of The Neighbors narrating my life! It’s very strange. I don’t put this in every review of this show, but more often than not, The Neighbors has plot lines that speak more to my experiences than I expected it would. Even this episode, “I Believe I Can Drive,” relates to me.

I, like Larry and Amber, can’t drive. Well, that’s not entirely true–I can drive just as well as anyone else, but I choose not to. It’s way too stressful for me. But I identify with Larry and Amber’s annoyance and frustration with driving. Driving just seems to come easier to some people than others and it’s irritating when you can’t join the rest of the driving world. It’s like sitting at the geek table while watching the cool kids have fun.

I also identify with Amber not wanting to ask for help when it comes to learning how to drive. I’ve finally found common ground with Amber; we both hate help even though, as Reggie said, we should be thankful for parents who want to help us.

I even have a little bit of identification with Jackie’s situation with Debbie and her kids; even though I don’t drive everyday (or ever) I do know that driving gets old fast, especially when you have to go across town and bip bop from there to there and you don’t get home until 6 p.m. It’s hard work.

Sandra Bernhard’s guest character Ms. Porsche was delightfully odd to watch. She reminded me of the driver’s ed teacher I had. Fun and unique as a person, but strange to drive with.

Overall, this was a cool episode. I learned some things about myself, had some laughs, and had the message reiterated to me that driving can be an overrated experience.