April 22, 2009

Big Love

Apr 22, 2009
7:00 PM PT
Los Angeles

Is polygamy the new monogamy? HBO’s Big Love chronicles the lives of the Henricksons, a middle-class family like so many others—except that Salt Lake City businessman Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) has three wives, eight children, and a truly evil father-in-law who heads a creepy, cultlike compound. The series, created by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer (who are executive producers along with Gary Goetzman and Tom Hanks), is a quiet social satire driven by surprising humor that “lies mostly in the deadpan juxtaposition of bland bourgeois values and the weird mores of polygamy,” writes New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley. A sister-wife who dyes her hair like Marilyn Monroe? Mormons buying casinos? It’s addictive stuff.

Photo—HBO

Will Scheffer, Executive Producer/Creator
Mark V. Olsen, Executive Producer/Creator
Bill Paxton, "Bill Henrickson"
Jeanne Tripplehorn, "Barbara Henrickson"
Chloë Sevigny, "Nicolette Grant"
Ginnifer Goodwin, "Margene Heffman"
Harry Dean Stanton, "Roman Grant"
Grace Zabriskie, "Lois Henrickson"
Amanda Seyfried, "Sarah Henrickson"
Mary Kay Place, "Adaleen Grant"
Matt Ross, "Alby Grant"
 

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