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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.
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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 Gray Garrett Gray ...  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 Gavin Kent ...  Lester Henrickson / ... 22 episodes, 2007-2011
Ethan Kent 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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Drama

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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:

Amor Imenso See more »

Filming Locations:

Mentryville, California, USA See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Chloë Sevigny (Nikki) & Matt Ross (Alby) have appeared in The Last Days of Disco (1998) and American Horror Story (2011) together. 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 The Last Man on Earth: Fish in the Dish (2016) 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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Big Love is another HBO Home Run!
3 June 2006 | by sydgallaherSee 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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