"The New Normal"

  • jason_newman

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    Sep 03, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    I know there is a forum out there saying that this show was going to be stupid and that some of you are refusing to watch it. But, it was actually REALLY funny and is not at all what you guys thought it would be.

    Go watch for free on Hulu.
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 03, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    Why would we watch a show when we can just complain that it's produced by some losers in the liberal media?icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 03, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    I didn't find the pilot to be humorous.
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    Sep 03, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    It's from the same producers from Glee. So that pretty much sums up the writing and comedy style of the show.
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    Sep 04, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
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  • calibro

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    Sep 04, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    no, it sucks
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    calibro saidno, it sucks


    yup
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    couple funny parts, maybe watch the next few to see where it goes. free download on itunes as well for anyone interested
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    I might watch it, but I have to get past Andrew Rannells' creepy smile.

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    Sep 04, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    Why couldn't Ryan get Jessica Lange to play the bitchy mom part? That's all I think about during this show.
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    I enjoyed the pilot and the casting. Ellen Barkin is particularly good. I'd seen the preview so basically had seen all key parts. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes.

    HottJoe's comment reminded me... I'm so sick of people whining about the so-called liberal media and some kind of conspiracy. I've worked in the industry for 20 years and there isn't any such thing. Like the gay community, it's made up of individuals -- some conservative, some liberal, most somewhere in between.
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    I kind of liked it. It's like Will and Grace. If they could take the stereotyping down a few notches then it might be better.
  • gr8pics

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    Sep 04, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    S34n05 saidWhy couldn't Ryan get Jessica Lange to play the bitchy mom part? That's all I think about during this show.


    That's an excellent idea. I really dig Jessica Lange. She doesn't do anything anymore these days.

    I'm going to give the show a chance. I'm on the fence a bit about it. Hopefully things will improve.


    Actually, Jessica is on Ryan's OTHER show, "American Horror Stories" on the FX channel... and she's pretty terrific!
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    Nov 13, 2012 9:12 AM GMT
    I thought The New Normal took a while to warm up, but it's become a great show, with funny characters, well-written dialogue and decent themes.

    I think a lot of homophobia comes from people who don't have any/many gay people in their lives. This ensures they don't really understand what it's like to be gay. Shows like this go a long way toward normalising homosexuality, and allowing people to recognise the great number of similarities between heterosexual and homosexual couples.

    Plus, it's loaded with great pop-culture references, endearing characters and some pretty clever metaphors. One of my favourites is the metaphor evident in Shania's wedding: the adults in the show attempt to forbid a wedding between two children, just as religious authorities have attempted to forbid marriage between homosexual couples. The message: religious authorities are treating us like children. Clever.

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    Nov 13, 2012 9:26 AM GMT
    I wrote a review about the premier episode. I personally thought it was a great beginning, but as for the moment I haven't been keeping up with the show.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/the-new-normal-premier-is-a-great-new-comedy-with-a-glee-flair
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    Nov 13, 2012 9:49 AM GMT
    I had big expectations for this show, but unfortunately, apart from a really few nice moments it's really, er, stupid. I feel like someone wasted a great idea for a show.