The New Normal (2012–2013)

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A single mother's life as she becomes a surrogate for a gay couple.

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 David Sawyer (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Bryan Collins (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Goldie Clemmons (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Shania Clemmons (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Rocky Rhoades / ... (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Clay Clemmons (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Jane Forrest (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
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A single mother's life as she becomes a surrogate for a gay couple.

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Gets better and better
29 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

This show started out with a lot of potential and just keeps getting better and better. It hits many of the hard issues related to same-sex relationships, but also ties in a lot of humor and heart.

The main characters, Bryan and David, are truly in love and the on-screen chemistry between them is obvious. Sometimes the writers can be a little over the top with the "gay" outfits and one-liners (modern gay people are more likely to act exactly as everyone else), but the show does a great job of showing how normal their lives are otherwise.

Shania and Goldie are also excellent characters with their own lovable quirks. Rocky's character is funny, but needs to become more than an African American cliché. Finally, Golie's grandmother Jane is probably the least believable character and needs the most work. It is understandable that the show wants to dichotomize her bigotry against Bryan and David's love, but it really needs to be toned down to seem realistic (actual bigotry is much more discrete).

Overall, the New Normal is definitely worth watching!


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