Skip to comments.Nothing new, normal or funny about NBC’s “The New Normal”
Posted on 09/25/2012 2:53:51 PM PDT by NYer
One of MTVs most popular shows is coming to an end. According to reports, The Jersey Shore will cease production at the conclusion of this years season. The Shore, as it is commonly referred to, follows the lives of alcoholic, spiritually-adrift twentysomethings as they party it up during their summer vacation on New Jerseys east coast.
Now that The Shore is coming to an end, television executives are trying to put together the next big ratings-getter. And Ryan Murphy (creator of Glee) thinks hes got just the answer.
Murphys show, The New Normal which premiered September 10th on NBC focuses on two men, Bryan and David, who are engaged in a committed, gay partnership. While the couple is out shopping, David sees an oh-so-precious toddler in a stroller and later tells Bryan that It was the cutest thing Ive ever seen. I must have it! He agrees and the premise of the show is set: two gay guys want to start a family, but they cant have a child the traditional way, so they turn to surrogacy.
Its fans praise it for its in-your-face attitude, but The New Normal comes off as a cheesy infomercial filled with stereotypes meant to convince on-the-fence Americans that gay marriage really isnt all that bad, and that those on the political right are just a bunch of racists.
To expose cultural conservatives for what they truly are, the show’s producers created a character named Nana, the Midwestern grandmother of the woman Bryan and David pay $35,000 to be their surrogate. Nana is everything Hollywood liberals think conservatives are: bigoted, mean-spirited, and xenophobic. In one scene, Nana played by raging leftist Ellen Barken says she loves gay people because she could never get her hair to look good without them. In another, she informs her granddaughter that she feels like she just ate a black and gay stew” right before she fell asleep because it feels like she is living in a nightmare.
Right. And opponents of gay marriage want all gay people deported.
Hollywoods incessant mocking of social conservatives is meant to pressure them into supporting liberal causes. But if the shows ratings are any indication, most Americans reject the upside down reality that The New Normal presents.
The reality is that two men cannot start a family in any sense of the word. They have to go behind natures back if they want to. But even then, as we are seeing in California right now, situations involving surrogate parents and same-sex couples are increasingly legally complex, and may ultimately lead to three-parent situations.
Moreover, even though Bryan and David may seem like an open-minded, caring couple, when they are told they can create the perfect embryo for their child, Bryan odiously demands a skinny blonde child who doesnt cry. Eugenics anyone?
Inasmuch as The New Normal may be the norm for left-wing, one-percenters living in Manhattan or in that foreign country we refer to as the state of California, it isnt normal for the overwhelming majority of Americans, and it wont be anytime soon.
Americans realize that Hollywoods deep hatred for traditional values is no laughing matter. I predict that they, like the NBC affiliate in Utah that chose not to air the show, will reject what media elites see as morally permissible. Expect The New Normal to last no more than one season.
Love to see the male-famale audience breakdown for this thing.
Freegards, thanks for all the pings
I absolutely refuse to watch one second of this show.
Via the same impulse that makes us look at gruesome wrecks on the highway, I watched the first episode of this thing last week, and I’ve never seen anything on TV quite so repulsive. Its total awfulness is kind of an achievement.
There is so much homosexual propaganda on TV these days. But no matter how hard they try, it still won’t be normal.
HOMOSEXUAL, because there’s nothing GAY about it.
It will be canceled within 1 month.
Yawn....another show that purports to be a realistic slice of American life. Next.
The ratings were unfortunately high. #18 and #20 on Nielsen
it is not enough for it to be cancelled.
it must become so toxic no advertiser will touch it.
it must become so toxic as to end the careers of all performers involved.
attack the advertisers.
no ads, no show.
I'm trying to think of something on network TV that isn't spiritually adrift.
There isn't much.
I heard one of the guys interviewed and he pretty much said they intend it as indoctrination for us benighted straights who don't get the gay "family" thing.
Anti-Christian blasphemy. We should riot. How can the President allow this after his UN speech?
CBS’ “Partners” s/was about what??