Family #1 – The Triad: Anthony, Lindsey & Vanessa Anthony, who spends much of the first three episodes dressed as Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever is married to Lindsey and together they are girlfriends with Vanessa.At the outset these youngsters seem super free and easy, but it becomes clear very quickly that the dynamics of poly can be even more complex and rigid than monogamy.Prior to doing this show I never actually watched television, much less reality TV and I’m afraid to admit, my mind might have been better off without mindless hours of Jersey Shores, Gigolos and The Kardashians, in this process, I did however, learn there is a big difference between “reality shows” and “docu-series.” Unlike in most reality TV, I was happy to learn that our docu-series was not set up, scripted, or edited radically out of context.Ultimately, however this half hour show can only capture a mere snapshot of the complexity of our love lives with 13 minutes per family, per week.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.At one point all four of them are in bed together and Kamala is riding Tahl’s pony Olympics-style as Jen, being creepily caressed by Michael stares at them with her deliriously sad eyeballs. Jen doesn’t answer, but Kamala respects her unspoken wishes and everyone loses their boner and shoots Jen some major stink-tit for the rest of the episode. She’s so obviously not into it, but she’s trying because she doesn’t want to be a squaredly-daredly mono and Tahl is kind of a smiley, little manipulator. She is the bossypants of a web development and graphic design department, but in her spare time enjoys playing dress-up, eating clementines and covering anything she can with sparkles.The pod of Kamala, Michael, Jen and Tahl is back with another new family.
We’ve been sighted at the gym, mall, comedy club and even the YMCA when picking my son up from summer camp.
They immediately give her an ultimatum to dump Kristoff or risk defiling the sanctity of The Triad. After a lot of himming and hawing on Jen’s part, the couples agree and I immediately feel terrified.
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.
Polyamory: Married & Dating is an American reality television series on the American pay television network Showtime.
The series follows polyamorous families as they navigate the challenges presented by polyamory.