Big Love (2006–2011)

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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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 Bill Henrickson / ... (53 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Barb Henrickson / ... (53 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Nicolette Grant / ... (53 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Margene Heffman / ... (53 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Ben Henrickson (53 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Lois Henrickson (53 episodes, 2006-2011)
Keegan Holst ...
 Wayne Henrickson (50 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Alby Grant (49 episodes, 2006-2011)
Garrett Gray ...
 Raymond Henrickson (49 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Don Embry (46 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Sarah Henrickson (44 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Joey Henrickson (43 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Wanda Henrickson / ... (43 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Adaleen Grant (42 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Roman Grant (39 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Rhonda Volmer (32 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Frank Harlow (29 episodes, 2006-2011)
Jolean Wejbe ...
 Tancy Henrickson / ... (26 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Heather Tuttle (26 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 JoDean Marquart / ... (25 episodes, 2007-2010)
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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.

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Only one location is used to represent the fictional Home Plus stores, All American Home Center in Downey, California. This location is the only branch of the independent business, which has been in business since 1959. See more »

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Barb has a list of everyone's birthdays and social security numbers that she uses to find out information about one of her sister-wives. However, in some episodes the birth years listed do not match the ages given for the characters. At least two of the birthdays [for Nicolette and Margene] are the actual birthdays of the actresses and not the characters. The birth year given for Barb would make her the same age as Nikki, but she is clearly portrayed as being about 10 years older. See more »

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Very original and well done
26 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised no one has written about this great show yet! I've always liked HBO's original programming, from Video Jukebox back in the early 80's (before Mtv!), to Taxicab Confessions, OZ, Sopranos, and Six Feet Under. I really had little interest in watching a show about Mormons and polygamy in Utah, but I knew HBO would make it interesting. I love the cast! Bill Paxton is perfectly cast as the lead. He was always an underrated actor. Same goes with Jeanne Tripplehorn as his first (and favorite) wife. Chloe Sevigney is almost unrecognizable as the manipulative second wife, with her long hair and prairie outfits. I first noticed her in Kids. Newcomer Gennifer Goodwyn is quite good as the overwhelmed and lonely youngest third wife. She reminds me of a young Sherilyn Fenn. It doesn't hurt that all of the wives and eldest daughter are quite attractive!

One would think Bill's character would be envied, but the more we see into his everyday life, the more I say "No thanks!" Imagine dealing with three moody wives and children coming out of the woodwork! Everything has to be written in a daily planner, otherwise things get extremely chaotic. On top of dealing with his huge family, living in three adjacent houses with one back yard, he also has to run a growing chain of Home Depot-type stores, deal with the rest of his oddball family (parents and brother) still living on a polygamist compound run by an evil Harry Dean Stanton who keeps extorting money from Bill and harassing him and his family. Oh, and they also try to keep their polygamy secret from the nosy neighbors, and one of the wives has run up huge credit card debts! Plus almost everyone the family deals with is an over-religious meddler! I also like the relationship with the eldest daughter and her straight laced but good hearted friend, who played Napolean Dynamite's love interest. Overall, I really like this show and hope it becomes as popular as the other great HBO series.


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