Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

August 15, 2013

Tonight! Showtime's Polyamory: Married & Dating Season 2 begins

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Tonight (Thursday August 15), the second season premieres of Showtime's Polyamory: Married & Dating. Watch it at 11 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.

They're airing this trailer:

In addition to the new triad family that the show will follow — see my earlier post — a lot has been happening in the San Diego pod who we saw in last year's series. Some of them have been branching further out. Kamala is pursuing a relationship with Jason, a business partner of Michael's and hers. I can see the reality-show drama stereotype: mix your work, an affair, and your husband while all working together? But if anyone has the skills and heart to pull it off well — or to transition down from the situation gently, if need be — I'd bet on at least two of those three. We'll see.

Michael, meanwhile, is looking to go to a deeper relationship with Rachel. He and Kamala ponder over this. Jen, for her part, has fallen for a monogamous man — who, we are told on the show's website, has problems coping with jealousy and with Jen's whole poly thing. Spare her the "date-your-own-species" lecture; Jen last year seemed like the most conventional person of the four, so maybe the new guy is not so different from her species. And anyway, storytelling is about drama, right?

Jen's husband Tahl is newly out as bisexual. He misses the amount of time that Jen is away with her new guy (those of you who remember the end of last season's series may see irony here). And he is "ready to have a male connection of his own and find a boyfriend." Just dishing here, but if I were interested in exploring a bisexual side and had already been spending threesome time in bed with the incredibly sweet and hunky Michael, who for all we know might have a little such inclination himself, I'm not sure I'd be casting around elsewhere. Was something like this proposed and was just not to be? If so, will we see it?

Here are two more video clips from tonight's show, by way of season introduction:


Here's the upcoming schedule. Note that each weekly episode of the seven-episode season will air several additional times on subsequent nights each week. (On the left at the link, click On TV > All Airings).

For official news see Showtime’s site for the series.

To keep up with personal doings of the San Diego family, see their Facebook Fanpage.

Here's where you can find all trailers and video clips for Season 2 as they go up.

Here are all the video clips for Season 1. If you didn't see it, they give a good idea of what it was about.

Showtime subscribers can currently watch all past episodes in full online anytime or on demand.

Here's my own stuff about Season 1, with plots, spoilers, commentary, and notices in other media.


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