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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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It was my first view into this life, except for reading some stuff on websites and ebooks. Now I've read some more, and given some more tought to a variety of poly-subjects, I understand all of your concerns, but for me personally it was a game change. It finally showed me that I am not crazy, that it is a way to live your life, there are people doing it!

That was extremely valuable. In fact, while I am not one to show emotions very quickly, I cried multiple times while watching season 1. Once during the first episode because it was all so emotionally overwhelming, and once when the triad came out to one of their moms. Her reaction of her being so proud of her daughter was just something that struck home.
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I haven't seen any episodes of that show; I've seen I think 1 seasons of Big Love. I liked the first season a lot. Tame, balanced, realistic. After that first season, it lost those three virtues IMO.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:03 AM
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Isn't Big Love more about polygamy than polyamory? (not that that's a bad thing per se of course).
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:06 AM
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Yes, Big Love is about polygamy ... or to be precise, it is about Mormon polygyny. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stopped practicing polygamy a long time ago, but there are churches that have split off from the LDS church and have continued to practice polygamy.

I only mention Big Love because it's the closest thing I've seen so far to a poly TV show. (The main character has three wives.)
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