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we must watch BIG LOVE

we must watch BIG LOVE
March 12, 2006 MICHAEL KNUDSEN



lots of stuff coming down the TV pike tonight! even though i am still pissed at HBO for ridding of our dear valerie cherish (she should be arriving on DVD soon i hope…) i am looking forward to their latest wacky show big love (polygamy loves company) – the promos have kinda reminded me of ‘six feet under’ but instead of death it is polygamy – bill paxton stars as a man with count ’em three wives – oh good times! i love messed up family dramas and this one looks like a doozy of a mess – chock full o’ scandals & lies – even though i really can’t stand chloë sevigny – i for sure will give this show a chance tonight – catch it after the sopranos finally returns – although i know it is a good show i missed the boat a long time ago on that one – someday i will do the sopranos on DVD! popbytes over & out for now…xxoo!








Think having three wives is a dream come true? Meet Bill Henrickson
(Bill Paxton), a modern-day Utah polygamist who lives in suburban
Salt Lake City with his three wives, seven children, and a mounting
avalanche of debt and demands. The owner of a growing chain of home
improvement stores, Bill struggles to balance the financial and
emotional needs of Barb, Nicki and Margene (Jeanne Tripplehorn,
Chloë Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin), who live in separate, adjacent
houses and take turns sharing their husband each night. While
managing the household finances together and routinely sharing
“family home nights,” they try to keep simmering jealousies in
check and their arrangement a secret — polygamy is illegal in Utah
and banned by the mainstream Mormon Church. Adding to Bill’s woes
are a series of crises affecting his parents (Bruce Dern and Grace
Zabriskie), who live on a fundamentalist compound in rural Utah,
and his ruthless father-in-law, Roman (Harry Dean Stanton), the
powerful head of the polygamist commune where his parents live.
Bold, funny and wholly original, Big Love explores the evolving
institution of marriage through a typical atypical family.