There was a Showtime show that you can still watch archives of that was much more about the normal lives of poly people. I’ve never watched the Sister-wives show either since that strikes me as polygamy, which tends to have a big power imbalance. The man has multiple partners but the women don’t.

Another show was You Me Her about a three-way relationship.

Although You Me Her did the better job of the two just showing the relationship as one aspect of their lives, it’s still taboo and salacious enough that I imagine it won’t be a non-central aspect of any characters anytime soon, but you never know.

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