The fact that The New Normal might be the best concept for a show ever is trumped by the homophobic jokes that are just down right ridiculous. NBC’s weekly version of Chuck and Larry will surely gain an audience of people who still think these things are the greatest thing in the world. It’s awful to think that this passes as comedy. One well crafted joke about the couple is okay, the constant reminder that they’re gay is unnecessary, they live together and will have a child, I know they’re gay.
This is not a discredit to the actors, this is just poor writing. Ryan Murphy (Glee, Nip/Tuck, Eat Pray Love, and American Horror Story) and Allison Adler (Glee, Chuck, and Still Standing) swung and missed on each and every joke.
In two minutes time there were six gay jokes. Then by the seven minute mark an abortion joke, Asian joke, Jewish joke, along with a ridiculous plot point about killing a cheating boyfriend. The show was entirely predictable, stupid, cliché, and offensive.
See what you think, and let me know.