The show premieres Tuesday September 11th 9:30 PM on NBC, so a little before then, let´s list five reasons why to watch The New Normal and give it a chance.
According to the official plot synopsis it reads: 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”) are a Los Angeles couple and they have it all. Well, almost. 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. Desperate and broke – but also fertile – Goldie quickly becomes the guys’ surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.
five Reasons to Watch The New Normal
1- It´s 2012 People!
Families are no longer the traditional format we grew up watching on TV. It´s time to see this new reality, the new normal, penned correctly. This show is the best shot at that.
2- The Show´s Pedigree:
Coming from the mind of Ryan Murphy (and Ali Adler), we know we can expect quality, and commitment to telling a story that can resonate with people at home watching. They are responsibles for Glee, so, we know the show is in good hands.
3- The Universe:
I don´t want to be redundant here, but it comes from the pen and the universe of Ryan Murphy. That´s a brand of quality that should be enough as to give the show a fair try.
4- Ellen Barkin
She plays Nana, an opinionated (or shall we say bigoted) woman who has no problem speaking her mind.
Having her on board automatically adds the show an extra star on any ratings system.
5- The cast:
Apart from Barkin, there are no superstars on the show, but several solid members that make for a well put ensemble that will soon become a staple in TV World. Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, NeNe Leaks and Bebe Wood are going to be among the talk of this fall season.
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