The best Netflix shows that represent every state

1999 Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, And Lisa Kudrow Star In The Latest Season Of 'Friends.' (Photo By Getty Images)
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VIRGIN, UT – OCTOBER 15: James Doerfling of Canada warms up before the qualification round for the Red Bull Rampage on October 15, 2015 in Virgin, Utah. The Red Bull Rampage is an invite-only freeride mountain bike competition held near Zion National Park. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
VIRGIN, UT – OCTOBER 15: James Doerfling of Canada warms up before the qualification round for the Red Bull Rampage on October 15, 2015 in Virgin, Utah. The Red Bull Rampage is an invite-only freeride mountain bike competition held near Zion National Park. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Utah: Three Wives One Husband

If you haven’t yet checked out this Netflix docuseries, you’re missing out on some truly fascinating television. Three Wives One Husband takes viewers into a real-life polygamist community located in Rockland Ranch, Utah.

The tiny neighborhood, which is simply a small collection of deeply religious families, was created as a safe space for its residents to practice their fundamentalist Mormon faith. Many of the homes have more than one wife in the marriage and, consequently, a ton of children running underfoot.

Three Wives One Husband aims to portray polygamist living honestly by focusing on a year in the life of a select few neighboring families. It doesn’t hold back in its depiction of sex, emotions and even the dating of potential new wives in these non-conventional families. The series wraps with an exploration of the community’s political battle to stop polygamy from being named illegal by the Utah government.

Obviously, the whole Beehive State is not one big polygamist community. These types of people make up a very small percentage of the state’s population. But as a former resident of Utah, I can attest that the show’s portrayal of these communities is incredibly accurate. If you want a window into a niche population, Three Wives One Husband should prove far more educational and fascinating than some of its hyper-dramatic cable counterparts, like Sister Wives.