Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells plays Bryan and David, a couple in a committed relationship. After some time, they decided to have a family, and since they wanted it to be biologically theirs, they hired a surrogate to do it. Fortunately for them, Goldie offered to become their surrogate simply because she wanted to have a different experience and to be able to provide for her daughter. All her life she has been chained to a loveless relationship, and always under the patronage of her grandmother that she never got to experience anything for herself, nor to be the best kind of mother for her daughter. After that, they accepted Goldie and her daughter in their family, as the rest of the season narrates their excitement, thoughts and doubts as Goldie goes through the pregnancy. Adding to the story are Jane, Goldie's grandmother who moves to LA and Rocky, Bryan's assistant who also wants to be a mother.
The show chose to approach the subject in a light-hearted tone, and with the cast they had, it did just that. I think it would have been different if it was approached with a more dramatic tone, but what was nice about this is that it showed the good, happy side of things, with people having an open mind about the situation. The most entertaining character would have to be Rocky, played by NeNe Leakes. Her character has the most pizzaz and with her exterior comes an inner desire to be a mother, something that she doesn't show on her outside persona. Ellen Barkin also played an entertaining character, although I found her subplot with John Stamos quite off-putting. I would have pegged her character to go with a more refined man who would give her what she was looking for, not something similar to what she had lost. Georgia King who plays Goldie, disguised her accent very well, and her character shone compared to Bartha's.