Polyamory married and dating blog
I do recommend checking out the show for yourself if you haven’t already, both because it is worth watching and because it will probably make my rambling here seem a lot more coherent.
To offer a bit of a summary before I move on to some of the finer points, though, overall I have to say this show is a good thing.
I don’t know what the ratings were like, but I can only imagine that at least a reasonable number of people now know that polyamorous relationships exist thanks to the show.
And unless it portrayed poly folks in a simply awful light, I think that any amount of increased awareness is a meaningful thing.
Of course, there’s always a disparity between what’s accurate and what makes for good TV.
It is at once a cautionary tale and an argument for the freedom to participate in these kinds of living/loving situations.
Given that this show is (potentially) pretty huge with regard to public perception and awareness of poly relationships, I think it’s worth a blog post.
But just as a head’s up, I’m condensing my thoughts on all 7 episodes into one post here, and I’m not going to spend my time doing a recap on every episode, so bear with me if it’s a little jumbled.
This show lays it out as carefully as possible in its profiling of two multi-person committed relationships.
It works not just as the freak show that we've come to expect from reality TV, but also on a political level.
That said, it was a damn entertaining show for someone as horrible as myself.