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Old 03-14-2013, 01:24 AM
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MrS DVR'd it for me and Dude and I just got done watching it.

I didn't the see "Married and Dating" show on Showtime so I don't have that to compare it to (my understanding from reading here was that the Married and Dating show focused on attractive people having group sex - which is not something that I am opposed to, but isn't really the point.)

I thought that this show was very tasteful and a good introduction of the concept intended for an audience that is on the outside looking in. So, for instance, if you were coming out to your family - you could recommend that they watch the show and then say "our situation is similar to the family where the woman lives with her husband and boyfriend." Good poly PR for the monogamist majority.

I don't know that anyone would watch the show and go - "THAT is what I want, why didn't I think of it before"...(but I could be wrong) - it's not a recruitment video. In an hour long show I don't know that you can delve into all the nuances of how poly can go. So, you get a few case studies of a few families and how poly looks for them. (If you were doing a show FOR poly-leaning people, it might be more useful to show more different configurations and more detail about how they worked through different issues - which would require a series, not an episode.)

So I personally didn't learn anything from the show that I didn't already glean from my personal life or from reading these forums, but I appreciate that the rest of society has the opportunity to watch a "non-titillating" introduction to the idea that poly relationships can be happy/healthy/long-term/committed.

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:27 PM
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....So, for instance, if you were coming out to your family - you could recommend that they watch the show and then say "our situation is similar to the family where the woman lives with her husband and boyfriend." Good poly PR for the monogamist majority.

I don't know that anyone would watch the show and go - "THAT is what I want, why didn't I think of it before"...(but I could be wrong) - it's not a recruitment video...
Definitely agree that it's good PR.
And while you're right, it's not a recruitment thing, I certainly hope there will be some people out there who see this and go "You know, I've always felt this need to love more than one person too. I need to think long and hard about this concept."
So absolutely this was a good show for provoking thought and discourse!



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Old 04-09-2014, 08:58 PM
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Default "Polyamory" tv show on Showtime

Has anyone been watching? what are your thoughts?

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Old 04-10-2014, 12:22 AM
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I haven't ever even made an attempt to watch it. Reality shows tend to select for people of average to below-average intelligence and maturity. I simply don't find most of that entertaining. I think most people would be disappointed by the daily activities of your average polyamorous person.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:32 AM
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Ok, after the first few episodes it was better, sam and I watched it together but I definitely saw some bad polyshipping going on through out the show
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:42 AM
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Ha! Funny, I didnt realise there was another season going.. hmmm. Me thinks I been out of touch w tv since we purchased our home bout 6 months ago.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:01 PM
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Is that a third season? I heard a lot about it when they were making a second one, but there wasn't as much hype this time around. How is it? Which families come back, if any? Are there new ones being introduced?
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:59 AM
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I watched the entire first season, it was mostly hyperbole and sensationalism from my perspective. It felt more like a show about how non poly people view poly. Not unlike Charlie and the Chocolate Factory being about a kids fantasy about what goes on inside the factory vs. the actual reality of it all.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:12 PM
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Default The poly character on Fox's "Utopia" starting Sunday...

... is pretty smart, knows her stuff, and wants to educate about poly. But will she get any chance on a reality show?

She's Dedeker Winston. I've just posted a lot of backstory and inside dope at Polyamory in the News:

http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...r-on-foxs.html

For better or worse, she's probably about to become America's poster girl for polyamory.

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I'm not a reality show fan but I hope polyamory gets some positive airtime on this one.
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