The New Normal (2012–2013)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Comedy, Romance

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A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple.

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  • Jayson Blair at an event for The New Normal (2012)
  • NeNe Leakes in The New Normal (2012)
  • Dante Di Loreto at an event for The New Normal (2012)
  • Ellen Barkin and NeNe Leakes in The New Normal (2012)
  • Bebe Wood at an event for The New Normal (2012)
  • Jayson Blair in The New Normal (2012)

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Ali Adler, Ryan Murphy, Katherine Shaffer

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12 September 2012 | paulithink
| Surely a new favorite
The harsh critical reception of this program is uncountable, really, because for so many people the ideas promoted are abominable or simply foreign. I think it's marvelous.

It's hard to think of any other shows that make me say "aw" and laugh too much all in the same thirty minutes. The message of 'The New Normal' is genuine and sweet, and the characters are plenty without feeling excessive and mucky.

The gay couple here is actually a typical couple when stripped of the homosexual title. One man is exuberant and ridiculous while being sweet underneath; the other is laid-back and realistic. The surrogate, Goldie, is someone who is relatable for a lot of people because her dreams completely got away from her but never died. The grandmother is doctrinaire and her great- granddaughter considers her a bigot, but her statements and viewpoints do have an origin.

I must say that I have recommended this show to multiple people and will do so again. I do hope that it is given a chance for a full season and a few more.

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