Arts & Entertainment
Heard on Facebook: NBC orders a gay family comedy from Ryan Murphy. The plot: heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them have children. What do you think?
Originally printed 5/10/2012 (Issue 2019 - Between The Lines News)
I shudder at the thought to see what this show is going to be like. Try as they might, TV just doesn't get "gay" right. I guess the problem is, in reality, most gay people are just living their lives like every other boring person (albeit with a bit more "flair") and to make it "work" for TV, they need to highlight some of the more extreme personality types. Sigh.
Love the idea!
Excellent. Now if NBC and Murphy can show some balls, this show can (among other things) reprise Archie Bunker, for much fun and some controversy.
Could be a winner; all depends on the dialogue.
I like the idea as well, but why do we have to be portrayed as the perfect "family" with two kids, a dog and a white picket fence? Will & Grace didn't have any children until the final episode when they were all old and their children were grown. That was a great comedy show. Don't get me wrong - I love kids. My partner and I have three adult children and six grandkids and I love them all. However, we aren't on TV for the whole world to see. Thank god!
-John N. Gibbs III