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Okay, those were pretty good, huh? Well from here on out the road gets a little bumpier
“As for the aforementioned caution signs, it’s not hard to see “New Normal” veering into caricature, especially with Barkin as a sort of latter-day Archie Bunker; and one-time “Real Housewives” player NeNe Leakes, who Murphy has featured on “Glee,” as Bryan’s assistant.” – Brian Lowry, Variety
Okay, this is a bad review, but the good news for NeNe is that her performance is being lumped in with Ellen Barkin’s, and the reviewer is making it sound like they suck, because Ryan Murphy has written some bad characters. It’s a surprisingly not so bad, bad review.
“The harder challenge for Normal is reality personality NeNe Leakes, blustering her way as a finger-snapping “sassy assistant.” – Robert Blanco, USA Today
Blustering, finger snapping, and “sassy”. There’s no real upside in this review.
” Bryan is… something that requires NeNe Leakes as his neck-rolling assistant. She doesn’t play herself—except for the fact that she does, because she can’t act.” – Rich Juzwiak, Gawker.com
Dang, Rich Juzwiak, don’t bottle it all up. You’ll get an ulcer!
Also, NeNe Leakes is here to yell things, because Murphy likes it when she yells things. – Todd VanDerWerff, The AV Club
Okay, on the one hand, mentioning Ryan Murphy makes it seem like the guilt for being bad is being shared. However, it seems like the thing the critic is really mad about is that Ryan Murphy cast NeNe in the first place. So this one gets filed under “Yeesh! No reason to get nasty about it.”
Okay, and here is one more review which could be great, but then again seeing as it refers to NeNe as a drag queen, it might be one of the most awesome bits of passive-aggressive writing we’ll see this year
Funny as hell, too, is NeNe Leakes as Rocky, a drag queen. – Linda Stasi, New York Post
Like I said, if NeNe is playing a drag queen, which I’m pretty sure she is not, then it’s a stellar review, otherwise Linda Stasi and Sheree might be the same person.
So what should we take away about NeNe’s work in this new medium? Well, I think if you like NeNe on RHOA, than you’ll like her here, because you’re going to be getting the same person. And there isn’t a thing wrong with that. Plenty of people over the years in Hollywood have churned out the same performance year, after year, after year. I love John Wayne, but for all the years he was in Hollywood, you never heard anyone talking about the guy losing himself in a role.