Has "The New Normal" Taken Ellen Barkin's Bigoted Character Too Far?
One of my favorite new shows this fall is The New Normal, NBC’s comedy about a gay couple (Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells) who hire a surrogate named Goldie (Georgia King) to carry a baby for them. I didn’t expect to like it, but it’s funny, sweet and heartfelt. Well, mostly.
Apparently, there’s a memo going around that you have to have an offensive female on comedies now — like Jane Lynch on Glee and Cloris Leachman on Raising Hope. I’m not sure why that is. Are offense females funny? Maybe I just need to embrace the concept.