Fresh Snark: Spreading Some Love (and Hate) on Polyamory: Married & Dating’s Episode 6

Jen is literally the only reason watching scenes with the quad is bearable. Maybe because her reaction is in tune with the reaction of the audience so often.

With a large mug of coffee and plenty of coughing and sniffling, I steeled myself to watch episode 6 of Showtime's Polyamory: Married & Dating. I was genuinely expecting to hate it as much as episode 5. I didn't. So today we have snarky bullet points with what I hated, followed by what I loved, and then some thoughtful analysis. If you are one of the people who really hated my review, go read this instead. Jessica Karels writes really thoughtful reviews. Unlike mine. Throwing Some … [Read more...]

The Final Episode of Big Love, the Goddess and Alternative Family

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NOTICE: This post has been found in violation of H.R. 3261, S.O.P.A. and has been removed. I'd really like to write about HBO's Big Love, the final season of which is now out on dvd. But we're facing a world where my ability to write about such things becomes more perilous. My linking to something relating to intellectual property could harm Patheos under this law, and so Youtube music playlists, like the one I posted yesterday, would become a thing of the past. I can't physically make … [Read more...]

A Different Kind of Family.. On TV: Terisa Greenan, Sister Wives and Polyamorous Music

Back in October I caught the flu. The real deal. Influenza. I lay on my sofa, drooling on my pillow, shivering under blankets and watching reality tv. I am not generally a fan of reality tv. I tend to watch it on very rare occasions, but being sick, I decided to give Sister Wives a go. I watched the first two seasons straight through, broken up by naps and potty breaks. I expected I'd dislike Kody Brown and that I'd be generally annoyed by all the Mormon cheeriness. Instead, I saw a family … [Read more...]

Pagan Soup: Patrick McCollum, Last Chance at PSG, and American Gods

Pagan Spirit Gathering registration closes this evening, so if you're still wanting to attend you still can. Note that you can opt to just come for the last weekend. I understand a high turnout is expected, and I'm pulling my hair out as I try to do the gazillion things I need to do before hitting the road. I will be there hanging out with bloggers, podcasters and journalists. Feel free to stop by Media Camp and say hi! I'll be the one with the pink hair. Patrick McCollum has given a statement … [Read more...]


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