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In my opinion, succeeds brilliantly at introducing seven main characters in less than thirty minutes.
That they manage to present a true to life portrait of polyamory as it’s commonly practiced along with some glimpses of hot group sex is a minor miracle. And it’s certainly more enjoyable than parading a poly family or two out to be interviewed by a talk show host and then letting a hostile audience have at them as was the style back in the day.
It’s Tal’s wife, Jen, who comes across as the most authentic and vulnerable character in either group.
Monogamous types will love her as she tearfully confesses that she’s not sure her sexual appetite qualifies her for this adventure and worries she’ll be left behind.
Most of my television viewing occurs in airports or on airplanes, where I do spend considerable time, and occasionally I visit a friend who is a TV watcher and end up on the couch in front of the TV.
So it’s quite a breakthrough to see airing on Showtime after all these years.
I’m very happy about it, and would love to be a creative consultant on a polyamory sitcom or movie some day.
In the ‘80’s, ‘90’s and into the early 2000’s, I appeared on a lot of television talk shows and a few documentaries, mostly as an expert on polyamory, but I don’t have any experience at all with reality TV which has only taken off in recent years, apart from watching a few episodes of the most popular shows and talking with a half dozen producers over the years who thought that a reality TV series on polyamory would be a big hit.
None of those conversations ever led to a show getting on the air so far as I know, although a few pilots were shot and at least one contract signed.