Ok so we had 10 episodes of this amazing show that brought to light Polyamory in one of its many forms.
Overall I give the show 4.5 out of 5 stars. I think the show did what it had to in order to make the concept entertaining, but also it kept an element of realism to the show.
My biggest problem came in the final episode. I am not sure if I have ever known anyone to actually chase someone to the airport. It seemed to clash a bit with the way the show handled the realism of polyamory earlier in the season. Most polyamorists, would have respected Izzy’s choice to go home and sort out life. Maybe they would have called to say, they did have feelings for the person etc…. Reason being polyamory is all about personal autonomy and respecting others choices. Freely accepting what is freely given.
What I foresee happening in a relationship such as this is, that the 3 will continue to have problems as they do not have a strong communication style between the 3 of them. They are operating on assumptions and experiences that apply to monogamous relationships . not those of multiple person intimate relationships. They seriously need to be honest and open about all the emotions they are having, not just with each other, but also with everyone else. (Including their therapist) Lying to their therapist only undermines their own progress.
Now the good. The show did take a lot of time showing interactions with the 3 of them that were natural, loving, kind and caring. They really do seem like 3 people in love. They did show some very basic communication stuff in poly situations. They addressed jealousy, envy, fear, acceptance, hesitation, The show tackled and brought to light a lot of issues in the poly community. Couple privilege, unicorn hunting, acceptance and rejection by friends and family, social stigma and fears…. all things that almost all poly people deal with on a daily basis.
So Kudos to Creator: John Scott Shepherd Stars: Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard, Priscilla Faia and all the rest of the cast and crew for putting together a fairly accurate representation of ONE style of Polyamory.