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Fidelia 12-17-2010 04:46 AM

The Mentalist
 
I just watched an episode of The Mentalist where the murder victim was in an open marriage. They didn't use the word polyamory, but the victim had a husband and a boyfriend, and everything was aboveboard. I was pleased to see that when the revelation of the poly relationship was presented, it wasn't played as scandalous or immoral, it was more or less presented as one fact, analyzed as one possible motive for the crime, discussed and then discarded.

River 12-18-2010 08:42 PM

I saw that episode. It's not the sort of television I usually watch (I'm mainly into non-fiction tv), and so I don't remember the lead character's name. But I do remember him questioning the husband of the murder victim to the effect [paraphrase]...:

victim's husband: "Monogamy is just a social convention".

Mentalist (?): "Yeah, like not stealing or killing people".


This bit of dialogue was, for me, very off-putting!

If it was gay folk rather than poly folk at stake, that show'd be getting serious flak. Now it's okay to compare poly folk to murderers and thieves.


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Synopsis for
"The Mentalist" Code Red (2010)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596529/synopsis

Francesca 12-23-2010 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by River (Post 56232)
I saw that episode. It's not the sort of television I usually watch (I'm mainly into non-fiction tv), and so I don't remember the lead character's name. But I do remember him questioning the husband of the murder victim to the effect [paraphrase]...:

victim's husband: "Monogamy is just a social convention".

Mentalist (?): "Yeah, like not stealing or killing people".


This bit of dialogue was, for me, very off-putting!

If it was gay folk rather than poly folk at stake, that show'd be getting serious flak. Now it's okay to compare poly folk to murderers and thieves.


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Synopsis for
"The Mentalist" Code Red (2010)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596529/synopsis

You're right, people compare us to whatever they want because it is considered a lifestyle choice and is not a, "hip ," thing to do, which is very very wrong.

kala83 12-27-2010 04:43 AM

interesting I might wanna try to watch that episode now...my mother watches it far more then I do so she might have seen it.


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