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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.
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...  Bill Henrickson 53 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Barb Henrickson 53 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Nicolette Grant 53 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Margene Heffman 53 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Ben Henrickson 53 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Lois Henrickson 53 episodes, 2006-2011
Keegan Holst ...  Wayne Henrickson 50 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Alby Grant 49 episodes, 2006-2011
Garrett Gray ...  Raymond Henrickson 49 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Don Embry 46 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Sarah Henrickson 44 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Joey Henrickson 43 episodes, 2006-2010
...  Wanda Henrickson 43 episodes, 2006-2010
...  Adaleen Grant 42 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Roman Grant 39 episodes, 2006-2010
...  Rhonda Volmer 32 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Frank Harlow 29 episodes, 2006-2011
Jolean Wejbe ...  Tancy Henrickson / ... 26 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Heather Tuttle 26 episodes, 2006-2011
...  JoDean Marquart / ... 25 episodes, 2007-2010
Gavin Kent ...  Lester Henrickson / ... 22 episodes, 2007-2011
Ethan Kent ...  Lester / ... 22 episodes, 2007-2011
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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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Amanda Seyfried (Sarah Henrickson) and Tina Majorino (Heather Tuttle) also worked together on Veronica Mars (2004). 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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.143 (2011) See more »

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God Only Knows
Written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher
Performed by The Beach Boys
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Starts Off Very Well
17 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

"Big Love" begins as a gripping exploration of a family that attempts to walk the tightrope between polygamy and normalcy. Bill Paxton stars as Bill Henrickson, a straitlaced family man with three wives: Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn), Marge (Ginnifer Goodwin), and Nicolette (Chloe Sevigny).

Season 1 allows the audience to step inside the Henrickson homes (there are three, right next to one another). We see Bill struggle to please all three wives as he faces problems at work. We see Barb struggle to rise to her duty as "First Wife." We see Marge struggle to find her place in the family. We see Nikki struggle to cling to her conservative roots. At the same time, the show hints at doubts and serious questions concerning Sara and Ben, Barb's children. Season 1 works as a compelling dysfunctional family drama: 10/10 Season 2 doesn't flow quite as well. It picks up just as Season 1 ends, and it doesn't bring much new content to the table. Conflicts with Nikki's father, Roman Grant (Harry Dean Stanton) escalate, which pushes the show out of the house and into Roman's compound. The compound scenes are repetitive and bland, as well as over-the-top. Season 2 gets a 6/10.

Season 3 is a huge step up from Season 2. The show returns more to its roots at the Henrickson household, and it introduces new conflicts of exposure, family ties, and possible expansion. 8/10.

On the whole, "Big Love" is a solid show with one very weak season. It would do best to abandon the compound scenes altogether. Still, each character and performer gets his/her due. Paxton is solid as the patriarch, Tripplehorn shines throughout as the questioning mother, Goodwin shines in Season 2 as she finally gains some responsibility, and Sevigny carries the show in its third season.


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