Critic Consensus: The New Normal is heartfelt and briskly paced, but it suffers from one-dimensional characters and jarring tonal shifts.
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There's enough good in the first episode to make me hope the show can grow into a comedy half as strong as the show that clearly inspired it, "Modern Family."
It's also fast and funny. As long as Ryan continues to mix humor from the cute and the curdled sides of the aisle, this show will entertain.
The New Normal wants what Modern Family is having. But if we're going to catapult from South Park to a Hallmark movie, we need a smoother ride.
The New Normal is cheap and hectoring, to the point where random dwarves, deaf people and politically correct totems turn to the camera to lecture the viewers that "abnormal is the new normal."
Audience Reviews for The New Normal: Season 1
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