"A handful of other things happen, but all in service of getting all of these characters to L.A., and ending with a level of saccharine that could give a dead man diabetes. The half-hour has a handful of moments that don’t cause a flamboyant migraine, and they (ironically) stem largely from Andrew Rannells, who plays the “gay” half of the gay couple (the other half of the couple loves sports but also loves dick because Murphy thinks that is what “complex” means). Rannells comes from Broadway, most prominently earning a Tony nomination for his work in The Book of Mormon. He was also one of the best parts of the first season of HBO’s Girls, a show that exploited his stereotype even more, but for humor, rather than a “message".
These are my kindest words for Ryan Murphy's new trainwreck, The New Normal. I'll be reviewing the first season of the show for priceofadmission.tumblr.com so follow them for my my weekly thoughts.
You can read the entire review here.