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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.
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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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Release Date:

12 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Big Love See more »

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Mentryville, California, USA See more »

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Excellent Drama
23 May 2006 | by blackeyedsuzySee all my reviews

I cannot honestly remember when I enjoyed a television show quite so much. There are so many well developed characters in this show, yet there is still so much we do not know about them. We get a few hints each episode. I love the complex relationships these intriguing characters are involved in. The plot is intricate and moves at a fast pace without sacrificing believability.

There are a lot of insider references made to Mormon culture and religion. But you do not have to know a lot about the LDS church to enjoy the show.

Bill and his family live in nice suburban style Salt Lake City neighborhood. In many ways they seem so normal, they make polygamy seem normal. But when the story takes place in the polygamous compound things seem anything but normal. Two sides of polygamy, as different as night and day.

Bill and his family have a difficult time keeping their lifestyle a secret, this creates moral dilemmas as well as making the average nosy neighbor or coworker a very real threat. But Bill's biggest antagonist is Roman, the leader and prophet of the polygamist compound he was raised in.

Bill's wives are very different in about every way. His first wife is really the typical Mormon wife and mom, very down to earth, modestly dressed but fashionable and very kind. His second wife, Nicki, is from the compound. She dresses in the prairie style of the compound, she is very manipulative and self centered. She is the daughter of Roman and her allegiance to her husband is questionable. The third wife, Margie, is the youngest. She is ditsy and insecure. By the way she dresses it appears that she may not be Mormon. She also provides the comic relief for the program.

This show is definitely thought provoking as well as entertaining. I can hardly wait till next season. It is definitely worth catching up on the episodes if you haven't seen it, you won't regret it.


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