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NBC’S ‘The New Normal’ is Anything But
The Christian Diarist ^ | September 11, 2012 | JP

Posted on 09/11/2012 6:43:33 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

So I tuned in last night to a preview of the new NBC sitcom, “The New Normal,” which officially debuts tonight. I wanted to see why USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco was so giddy about the show that he gave it not one, but two fawning reviews in the space of four days.

Well it’s not because “The New Normal” is destined to go down in TV history as one of the all time greatest sitcoms, alongside, say, “Seinfeld” or “M.A.S.H” or “All in the Family” or “The Honeymooners.”

No, the only reason it is generating favorable buzz is because of Bianco and other “progressive,” agenda-driven TV critics who hope the gay-themed show furthers the mainstreaming of homosexuality.

“The New Normal’s” main characters are two gay men who want to have a baby, who hire a single mom (who already has a daughter of her own) to be their surrogate. The gays, the surrogate, the daughter are all so sweet. The show’s baddy is the surrogate’s “outspoken, bigoted mom,” as Bianco describes her, played by actress Ellen Barkin.

At least one NBC affiliate – KSL-TV in Salt Lake City – didn’t think “The New Normal” appropriate for its audience. It was something about two men lying in bed, kissing, and whispering sweet nothings to each other.

Of course, Bianco and other TV critics, along with gay “rights” groups accused the station of homophobia.

But the same station previously decided that it wouldn’t air the NBC’s “The Playboy Club.” Yet neither Bianco or his fellow TV critics accused the station’s management of being bunnyphobic.

NBC learned last year that the mass of Americans really didn’t want to see a show on primetime network television that was, in the words of the conservative Parents Television Council, “so inherently linked to a pornographic brand that denigrates and sexualizes women.”

Indeed, the “The Playboy Club” premiered to low ratings, which steadily declined over its next three episodes before NBC finally pulled the plug.

“The New Normal” probably won’t suffer as quick an exit as “The Playboy Club” because of all the hype the show has gotten from Bianco and other TV critics who are determined that “The New Normal” will be the homosexual version of “The Cosby Show.”

But while any and every family with traditional values could identify with “the Cosby Show,” only a small percentage can identify with “The New Normal’s” gay couple who want to bring an innocent child into their ungodly lives.

That may be “normal” at 30 Rock, where NBC execs green-lighted the gay-themed sitcom. But it’s still decidedly abnormal to most Americans.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: family; homosexuality; nbc; sitcom
I don't think most of the viewing public will find this show funny at all, with the characters delivering in-your-face pronouncements decrying homophobia and racism.
1 posted on 09/11/2012 6:43:47 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

The new normal previews were enough to make me want to kick my tv screen in.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 6:45:46 AM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I can’t wait for the sequel - “My Neighbor from NAMBLA”


3 posted on 09/11/2012 6:47:18 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I hope it dies a quick death


4 posted on 09/11/2012 6:49:26 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

The white guilters who voted for Obama will watch this out of homophobia guilt. It will slowly rot out what is left of their minds.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 6:51:13 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

You’re probably right. Most Americans won’t find this funny and won’t watch (past the curiosity phase). But this show will be seen as a referendum in popular culture in homosexuality, so the media will go all in and support it regardless of the dearth of viewers.

The solution isn’t to boycott this abomination, but to boycott ALL of NBC, then move on to the advertisers.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 6:51:17 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Robert Bianco was a first class a-h*le d*****bag when he
worked here in Pittsburgh.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: IronJack

There are many reasons to boycott NBC. This is but another.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Is it just me, or is anyone else just sick and tired of this issue being in our face all the time?

I have gays in my family, and gay friends. It seems nearly every show has to put this issue front and center at some point. From Bones to The Good Wife, at some point homosexuality will be thrust front and center.

Then there’s Glee. Ugh. It’s getting so tedious. If you’re gay, I’m not sure all this exposure is helping your cause. There’s a backfire in here somewhere.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 7:01:28 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Gross. Although, what’s the difference if they swapped the sexes of all the cast members....two women in bed, a stud, an upset dad.... I doubt this would be OK for TV.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 7:04:10 AM PDT by TopDeadCenter
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Follow-on to “Grace and the Happy Homos”.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 7:05:20 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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Who's the main sponsor?

JC Penney?

12 posted on 09/11/2012 7:07:36 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: IronJack

I would love to know the male/female audience breakdown for this thing.

Freegards


13 posted on 09/11/2012 7:09:46 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Look people need to do something radical!
JUST TEAR YOUSELF AWAY FROM THE TV!!!!!!!!!!
DON'T WATCH IT!

Even more radical, read a book !

Also while you are at it drop the news magazine subscriptions (E.G. Time, Newsweek, etc), and local news rag! Do I need to say anything about your New York Times or Washington Post subscriptions?

Call your cable company ask if you can block certain channels as say inappropriate for your kids (Lie if you don't have kids!). If they say yes we can do that! Then demand that they block CNN, HLN, fill-in-the-blank!. Even if the refuse to the word will get back to the networks.

14 posted on 09/11/2012 7:15:29 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I believe that this is the show that refers to a woman’s uterus as an “easy bake oven.”

Nice attitude towards women and life. (snort)


15 posted on 09/11/2012 7:17:50 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I had the auto-switch on my cable box set for Grimm, but TNN replaced it.

It was un-funny, it was cliche, it was pattern script. I watched about 5 minutes and turned the channel.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 7:28:32 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

hey, the american public bought into Will and Grace...


17 posted on 09/11/2012 7:30:14 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

The SSAD (Same Sex Attraction Disorder) crowd does not contribute to the betterment of society. Their one agenda, crotch centered, is being placed above all else.

I currently have a large pumpkin plant with all Male flowers (over 35 so far) and not a single female. And just like the SSAD crowd, this plant will consume resources but produce nothing.

They cannot reproduce so they must recruit and to recruit, they must force society to believe it is just another choice.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 7:32:48 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: wayoverontheright
It seems nearly every show has to put this issue front and center at some point.

One trend I noticed and expected:


19 posted on 09/11/2012 7:36:15 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Cronos
hey, the american public bought into Will and Grace...

And ABC's Modern Family rides high atop the ratings for reasons I cannot begin to fathom.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 7:44:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST; All
I watched the show, just to see how bad it was gonna be. There were several line, which I wonder if others caught. The Ellen Barkin character hurls insults...discribing gays as "salami smokers," and talks about a customer "Jewing down the price".

How come these are OK for the public airways, but othere references aren't?

21 posted on 09/11/2012 8:10:21 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

What is this “NBC” thing you speak off?


22 posted on 09/11/2012 8:17:10 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ken5050

I was surprised the reviewer in my local liberal rag gave it only a C rating abd said it had to be less preachy and
more funny.Hopefully,that will lead to it being dropped!


23 posted on 09/11/2012 8:21:59 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Reily

This is why America is watching people bid on storage lockers and drag oddities to pawn shops.


24 posted on 09/11/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I don't even watch that!
My own attic and storage area is a big enough mystery for me. I swear there is an transdimensional portal in there!
25 posted on 09/11/2012 8:49:24 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: struggle

I can’t wait for the sequel - “My Neighbor Jeff.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 9:55:54 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Sounds sick and disgusting. I read a portion of the show discription and found out all I need to know. Another few threads get ripped in the fabric of our society.


27 posted on 09/11/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT by citizen (America is at an awkward stage...Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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And, it’s predictable where outrage will be directed.

I mean the liberal outrage. Liberals will go into hyperventilating bigot homophobe meltdown mode, when people object to this show. We are supposed to watch this show to prove how tolerant we are. If we’re deemed intolerant by the left, which is the biggest sin in the liberal world, we will be condemned as bigoted and homophobic.


28 posted on 09/11/2012 12:46:50 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: citizen

And, it’s predictable where outrage will be directed.

I mean the liberal outrage. Liberals will go into hyperventilating bigot homophobe meltdown mode, when people object to this show. We are supposed to watch this show to prove how tolerant we are. If we’re deemed intolerant by the left, which is the biggest sin in the liberal world, we will be condemned as bigoted and homophobic.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 12:47:10 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: citizen

And, it’s predictable where outrage will be directed.

I mean the liberal outrage. Liberals will go into hyperventilating bigot homophobe meltdown mode, when people object to this show. We are supposed to watch this show to prove how tolerant we are. If we’re deemed intolerant by the left, which is the biggest sin in the liberal world, we will be condemned as bigoted and homophobic.


30 posted on 09/11/2012 12:47:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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