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Big Love 

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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.

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Polygamy Loves Company See more »

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12 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Amor Imenso  »

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The show's fictional fundamentalist group, the "United Effort Brotherhood", is similar to, and was largely inspired by, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, whose financial and legal wing is called the "United Effort Plan". The FLDS is one of the most well-known groups of polygamists claiming to be successors of the original LDS church. See more »

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Barb has a list of everyone's birthdays and social security numbers. However, in some episodes the birth years listed do not match the ages given for the characters. Nikki and Margene's birthdays are actually the birthdays of the actresses playing them. 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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Written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher
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Big Love is another HBO Home Run!
3 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw the ads for this show I said, "huh. Really weird premise to base a show on. Not to mention towing the line on being patently offensive. How good can it possibly be?" Well not only is it good, it's beyond wonderful. This is a series of many layers. It is at different turns screamingly hilarious, poignant to the point of tears and thought-provoking. Most of all though, it is just... human.

Think it's easy to be Poly?

How do you satisfy three wives without taking viagra? What are the risks of losing your eyesight - especially if you're taking a teensy bit more than prescribed. Is it really cheating if you're meeting one of the wives on the side in a hotel room without the knowledge of the others? Is the prairie skirt still a fashion statement? Who gets the kids if one of the wives dies? How long will your neighbors believe that your "babysitter" never has a boyfriend and conveniently has a house bordering your backyard? Who controls the money?

This show takes a subject which many of us have often wondered about, polygamy, and looks at both the bad and the good. It turns it around and examines all of the angles. Then very quickly it twists it into a Rubik's Cube of a puzzle and let's us watch a very talented cast including Jeanne Tripplehorn and Bill Paxton as they try to work it out under a very unconventional set of circumstances.

A MUST WATCH of a new series and definitely another home run for HBO!


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