Fake dating reality show
It is at once a cautionary tale and an argument for the freedom to participate in these kinds of living/loving situations.
As such, it is as complicated, strange, hilarious and involving as these situations clearly are themselves.
If you don't want polyamory, stay out of a triad. The "mind your own business" mindset gets complicated when those involved make their private lives public.
But then, the lives portrayed here are perfectly suited for the format.
Touting premises like chaining love interests together and offering contestants the chance to date fake Prince Harry, many of these shows carried promise.
At the very least, those on reality TV are made to sit through marathon interviews picking apart the nuances of their behavior and its motivation.
Never have I seen a situation that naturally fits this format as well as that of Showtime's currently airing .
It works not just as the freak show that we've come to expect from reality TV, but also on a political level.
The slippery slope anti-equality argument stating that if gays are allowed to marry, then soon we'll have to allow multiple partners to as well, is bullshit not just for side-stepping the issue – if you believe in the fundamental principle of sexual equality, that it doesn't matter what people do in their bedrooms as long as they aren't hurting others, there is no legitimate ethical argument against the kind of configurations you see presented on .