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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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Series cast summary:
Bill Paxton ...  Bill Henrickson 53 episodes, 2006-2011
Jeanne Tripplehorn ...  Barb Henrickson 53 episodes, 2006-2011
Chloë Sevigny ...  Nicolette Grant 53 episodes, 2006-2011
Ginnifer Goodwin ...  Margene Heffman 53 episodes, 2006-2011
Douglas Smith ...  Ben Henrickson 53 episodes, 2006-2011
Grace Zabriskie ...  Lois Henrickson 53 episodes, 2006-2011
Keegan Holst Keegan Holst ...  Wayne Henrickson 50 episodes, 2006-2011
Matt Ross ...  Alby Grant 49 episodes, 2006-2011
Garrett Fraye Garrett Fraye ...  Raymond Henrickson 49 episodes, 2006-2011
Joel McKinnon Miller ...  Don Embry 46 episodes, 2006-2011
Amanda Seyfried ...  Sarah Henrickson 44 episodes, 2006-2011
Shawn Doyle ...  Joey Henrickson 43 episodes, 2006-2010
Melora Walters ...  Wanda Henrickson 43 episodes, 2006-2010
Mary Kay Place ...  Adaleen Grant 42 episodes, 2006-2011
Harry Dean Stanton ...  Roman Grant 39 episodes, 2006-2010
Daveigh Chase ...  Rhonda Volmer 32 episodes, 2006-2011
Bruce Dern ...  Frank Harlow 29 episodes, 2006-2011
Jolean Wejbe Jolean Wejbe ...  Tancy Henrickson / ... 26 episodes, 2006-2009
Tina Majorino ...  Heather Tuttle 26 episodes, 2006-2011
Mireille Enos ...  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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Do you think that being married with 3 women is a dream? Think again! See more »

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HBO [Canada] | HBO [United States]

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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Mentryville, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Amanda Seyfried, Kyle Gallner and Tina Majorino were series regulars on Veronica Mars (2004). See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in 30 Rock: I Do Do (2010) 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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Very original and well done
26 April 2006 | by craigmanSee 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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