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Hi there Gasmi! Well, it’s that time of the year again. A new season of wobbly TV shows are taking their very first baby steps, as we try to figure out which ones won’t make our eyeballs bleed too much when we watch them.
This year is actually even extra special for anyone who is a fan of reality TV, because somebody is piercing the veil and crossing over from reality TV to big boy/girl pants scripted television. NeNe Leaks from The Real Housewives of Atlanta has a steady re-occurring role on the new NBC sitcom, The New Normal.
(For those of you who are curious, The New Normal is a show about two gay men who want to adopt a baby, so they hire a surrogate, and we meet the surrogate’s wise beyond her years daughter, and Ellen Barkin shows up as a racist grandma, because how fun is that? NeNe, plays one of the gay guy’s big sassy assistant, and the show is from Ryan Murphy who also does Glee so you know every joke will be as subtle as a tire iron being whomped against the side of your tater. Enjoy.)
This is big, big stuff people. If NeNe can pull this off, it will open the doors for other reality stars to come over, and show the world what they can do.
Think of it Gasmi, a world where Teresa Gudice is on The Mentalist every week. Aaron Sorkin does a new hard hitting cable drama about a group of plucky barristas getting his coffee order right at Starbucks for a change, starring three random Teen Moms. Jesse from Big Brother taking over hosting duties on Meet the Press. The sky is the limit.
Well, as long as NeNe does a good job the sky is the limit, and that leads us to the big question, just how good is NeNe Leaks as an actress?
Now, the obvious thing for me to do in this situation would be to watch the show, but, um, no.
That’s not going to happen. Sorry, but I wont be watching The New Normal for two reasons. First, it’s about kids and families, and it is my personal theory that the less DNA you share with a child, the more boring and annoying they become, and in the Waffle family when we to make money off the fruit of our loins, we have them sell oranges by the on-ramp to the freeway; like normal people. So seeing as there are no little waffles on the screen, we have our first no.
The second and equally important reason I won’t be watching this show, is that it is being produced by Ryan Murphy, and I really believe that giving Ryan Murphy any form of positive reinforcement makes as much sense as making an extra set of house keys for the local raccoons in your neighborhood. No good will come of it. Think I’m wrong? Go back and watch the last season of Glee.