I’d better begin by saying that I don’t own a television set, not even for watching movies and I haven’t had cable service for nearly twenty years.As you may have guessed, this means that I don’t watch a lot of television, cable or otherwise.For example, it’s surprising to see genuine jealousy and discomfort from some of the members of these families, despite their established lifestyles.It demonstrates how much genuine emotional work must be required in order to maintain a polyamorous lifestyle.Lindsey and Anthony are legally married to each other and are both in a relationship with Vanessa.
It certainly isn’t the free-for-all, booty fest I assumed it to be. They all have sex with other approved partners, but Lindsey was throwing off, “new relationship energy,” which is only acceptable when all the members of The Triad agree to bring a new person into the family.
Cable networks err on the side of nudity, especially late at night, and I don’t fault them for that, but in this case, it doesn’t make for especially good television.
Obviously, part of the show’s appeal is that these polyamorous people are having sex right on the screen in front of you, but it would be nice if the direction focused a little less on the “kinky” aspects of their lives and more on their interpersonal relationships.
These guys are all about “spiritual connections” and looking into each others’ eyes and shit and honestly their sexy-time interactions are some of the most uncomfortable I’ve ever seen.
Kamala and Tahl have a “deep connection” (if you know what I mean, makes Jen uncomfortable, but for whatever reason – she keeps going along. Tracy lives in a tiny, blue house with her dude, her dogs and her cat.