Creating Two New Novels. Writing One Chapter Weekly. Podcasting As I Go. Welcome to The Experiment.
Showtime definitely went the, “sex sells” route with episode one, but that street will come to a dead-end fast. This is a good thing for those who live the polyamory lifestyle because they will see what normal poly relationships are like outside of the bedroom. (yes, “normal”- ups and downs like any monogamous relationship) However, it could be a bad thing for the population in general who are tuning in to learn more about this alternative lifestyle because Showtime did not, in my opinion, pick the two most stable groups to follow. But, I guess drama is their thing.
My favorite of the two evils is the quad composed of two married couples joining together in one home. Mainly because they seem to have less drama than the other couple. Jen is a bit hesitate and that’s okay to me. From what I can tell, the four are not claiming to be “equal” to everyone involved. Jen struggled, but did a decent job making it clear that Tahl is her husband and he is to put her needs (emotional, physical, sexual, etc) ahead of Kamala and Michael’s. Basically, together the four of them are romantically and emotionally involved with no barriers, but when push comes to shove, we’ll see that each woman has her own husband.
The younger couple, Lindsey an Anthony are married, and the blonde, Vanessa dates both of them. Omg. I will wait to throw around phrases like, “hypocrite”, “shoe’s on the other foot”, “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” etc, but not for long. I’m sure I’ll have a stronger basis for my snap opinion of the blonde by episode two. My viewpoint thus far: Vanessa, you just spent six months with Lindsey’s husband while she was away, but have the nerve to throw a fit because she is falling for another guy. Really? To her credit, Vanessa did move from passive-aggressively stating her feelings to saying them outright. But, really?!?!
That’s all for now until Showtime gives me more to comment on than who looked better naked.
Commentary on, Polyamory: Married And Dating will appear in the “Enough for Four – The Process” section of my blog. Why? Because Enough for Four has a poly couple in it! This show just may help give me a bit more insight…if they stay dressed long enough.