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"Big Love" (2006)
USA / English
"Polygamy Loves Company "
Big Love centres around a polygamist (Bill Paxton) and his relationship with the three wives, all whom he is married to.
Keegan Holst Wayne Henrickson (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
Garrett Gray Raymond Henrickson / ... (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
Bill Paxton Bill Henrickson / ... (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jeanne Tripplehorn Barb Henrickson / ... (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
Chloë Sevigny Nicolette Grant / ... (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ginnifer Goodwin Margene Heffman / ... (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
Amanda Seyfried Sarah Henrickson (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Joel McKinnon Miller Don Embry (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Grace Zabriskie Lois Henrickson (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Bruce Dern Frank Harlow (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Harry Dean Stanton Roman Grant (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Daveigh Chase Rhonda Volmer (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Douglas Smith Ben Henrickson (12 episodes, 2006)
Melora Walters Wanda Henrickson (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jolean Wejbe Tancy Henrickson (12 episodes, 2006)
Mary Kay Place Adaleen Grant (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
Shawn Doyle Joey Henrickson (11 episodes, 2006)
Audrey Wasilewski Pam / ... (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tina Majorino Heather Tuttle (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Spencer Gray Raymond Henrickson / ... (10 episodes, 2006)
Matt Ross Alby Grant (9 episodes, 2006)
Surprisingly good
I will admit I didn't think that I would be at all interested in watching a show about polygamy because I find it bizarre and degrading but I was pleasantly surprised by how good this show is. I love the cast. Bill Paxton as "Bill Hendrickson" is the head of this crazy household and he makes you sympathize with him more than criticize him for the lifestyle he chose. His life is so stressful trying to run an expanding business, 3 households, appeasing 3 wives, hiding the fact that he is a polygamist from his neighbors and employees, dealing with the constant stress brought on by a man called the "prophet" who runs the polygamist compound Bill grew up in (his parents still live on this compound)who is trying to extort money out of his business and recently blocked it's expansion,and dealing with the stress that his brother and parents cause(i.e.his father played by Bruce Dern is a complete jerk and loves to pee in Bill's kitchen sink and his mother allegedly poisoned his father). I also love that he has a favorite wife,his 1st and only legal wife played by Jeanne Tripplehorn, because I love her character (she tries hard to be a good wife, mother, and support to the other wives) and the jealousy that the other wives feel make it that much more dramatic. His conniving 2nd wife played by Chloe Sevigny is so much fun to hate, not to mention she is the prophet's daughter and is loyal to him. And Gennifer Goodwin as his young 3rd wife is so cute and lovable. Though this show is chocked full of jealousy and emotion,you really get the sense that this family of 3 wives, 1 husband, and 7 children (with another 1 on the way)really do love each other. They're just having a hard time dealing with the stress that arises from this very unique lifestyle. Each week I wonder if the prophet is going to win his battle with Bill, if one of the wives are going to say forget it and leave, if this family is going to be exposed for what they are (a few characters have gotten close to discovering their secret), or if Bill is going to have a nervous break down. This show is jam packed with good actors and good acting with such interesting plots that you don't get caught up in feeling conflicted over liking this show because you think polygamy is wrong. You get caught up in the chaos that is this family's life and it is so much fun to watch. I highly recommend giving it a shot.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:TV-show
Imdb rating: 8.4
Musician: David Byrne
Subtitles: inga
Audio tracks: Stereo [Swedish]
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