‘The New Normal’ is the new hit show

The New Normal airs every Tuesday at 9:30 pm on NBC

The New Normal airs every Tuesday at 9:30 pm on NBC

NBC’s new series, The New Normal aired its first three episodes in the past weeks, quickly becoming a hit among its audience.

The show begins with a young mother named Goldie, who is fed up with her overbearing and quite obviously close-minded grandmother, moving to the West coast in search of a new life for her and her eight-year-old daughter. In need of funds to continue living there, she agrees to become a surrogate for a young gay couple who take her in after her grandmother tracks them down to LA.

After being met with some skepticism on the idea for the show, it has exceeded that and has received positive reviews since the pilot aired on Sept. 11, 2012.

“I really like the show,” said senior Maggie Tsang. “It’s definitely not what I expected it to be.”

The series touches on several controversial and hot topics, such as same-sex marriage, racism, abortion, and even the candidates for the election this coming November. There is a little bias in many of the issues, but the show maintains a way to see both sides of the issue, while giving feedback to the audience.

The New Normal is the brainchild of Ryan Murphy, also the creator of Glee and American Horror Story, who said in an interview that the series is “a brave, honest examination of the world” when referring to its attempts to get different perspectives of hot-button issues.

The show is not a cast of unknowns, either. Actors Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha portray their respective halves of the show’s gay couple. Both actors have brought in positive reviews from the show’s first few episodes.

The show airs every Tuesday night at 9:30 on NBC.

All in all, The New Normal receives 4 out of 5  stars.

[/media-credit] The New Normal airs every Tuesday at 9:30 pm on NBC