The New Normal Thoughts . . .

The New Normal Thoughts . . .

Posted by Dustin on 09.19.2012 at 8:49 pm

So we are now three episodes into “The New Normal,” NBC’s new Tuesday night comedy. If you have by chance been living under a rock and haven’t heard of the show, it’s about two gay guys (Bryan and David) who decide to start a family, and the woman (Goldie) who agrees to be a surrogate to use the money and better her and her daughter’s (Shania) life. Along the way, they all become a family, much to the dismay of the woman’s grandma (Jane), who has a lot to say on such things.

I am really enjoying it, and I absolutely love Ellen Barkin’s character Jane and the nasty insults that come out of her mouth. Obviously I don’t approve of the insults, but they are just so over the top and comical that you have to laugh at them and her! I also love Shania, she is adorable. When she was doing “Grey Gardens” in the second episode it was just hysterical!

I do however worry that they are really racing ahead fast with the storyline. I mean Goldie was pregnant in episode one! Are they going to have this kid by the end of the first season (assuming it doesn’t get canned before then). If so, where do they go from there? I guess it does make sense, but they just seem to be going so fast. I know, I know . . . it’s TV! Or will there be a hiccup along the way? They really emphasized all that could go wrong with a pregnancy in the latest episode. I began to worry that might be foreshadowing that things aren’t going to be so easy.




  1. I really enjoyed the 3ed episode! Really strong character depth and development. I started thinking that “okay, it’s a sitcom so it is extreme,” then I thought “all in the Family.” Not close but a glimer of the outlandish characters and their views of current hot issues.

    As for the time line, as fast as it is going, it can slow down just as easily. Both Jessica S and Beyonce were pregnant for 9 mtgs but Beyonce had hers in like 3 weeks and Jessica is still pregnant right?

    Comment by Sean
    09.19.2012 at 11:35 pm
  2. I didn’t watch the 3rd episode. While I loved the grey gardens thing in the last one I just couldn’t get into the show. I may watch the 3rd episode since everyone seemed to enjoy it. I have so many other shows that I watch that I figured I wasn’t going to try to force something I didn’t love.

    Comment by Beth
    09.20.2012 at 7:54 am
  3. I am really enjoying this new show! I love the guys and it really tore at my heart when they were getting bullied in the baby dept by that man. Can’t wait to see where this goes.

    Comment by Brooke
    09.21.2012 at 10:22 am

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