I am loving “The New Normal”. It’s funny, witty, endearing, and addictive. I’ve only seen two episodes so far and I have to admit, I’m hooked. The casting is spot-on, the characters are loveable, acting is believable, story is funny, and I love the colors used throughout the show.
From creator Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) comes this new gay-friendly comedy.
These days, families come in all forms – single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors… It’s 2012 and anything goes. Bryan (Andrew Rannells, “Girls,” “The Book of Mormon”) and David (Justin Bartha, “The Hangover”, “National Treasure” and “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”) are a Los Angeles couple, and they have it all. I stand corrected, they almost have it all. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie (Georgia King, “One Day”), an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A Midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother (Emmy and Tony Award-winner Ellen Barkin), Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight-year-old daughter Shania (Bebe Wood). Desperate and broke – but also fertile – Goldie quickly becomes the guys’ surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family. NeNe Leaks rounds out the main characters, as she plays Rocky, the fierce assistant of father-to-be Bryan Buckley.
If you haven’t seen an episode yet, check out the trailer below.