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From creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer comes Big Love, the story of a man, Bill Henrickson, living in Salt Lake City with his three wives, three houses, and three families.

As if normal family life isn't enough trouble, Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton, Twister, Thunderbirds) has everything in triple: three wives, three houses, three families. Bill's first and only legal wife is Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Word of Honor) but he also shares the bedroom with middle wife Nicki (Chloe Sevigny, Boys Don't Cry, Dogville) and youngest wife Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin, Ed, Mona Lisa Smile). Bill also has three new adjoining houses, seven kids, and a booming hardware business. His closest friend and business partner at Home Plus, Don Embry (Joel McKinnon Miller), is also a polygamist. The series kicks in as Bill receives troublesome news about his father Frank (Bruce Dern, Last Man Standing), who lives in rural Utah in a fundamentalist community lead by Bill's father-in-law, the menacing "Prophet" Roman Grant (Harry Dean Stanton, Wild at Heart, The Green Mile).

Bill's younger brother Joey (Shawn Doyle, The Eleventh Hour) was once a star athlete in the NFL, but is now getting used to living in the compound with his wife Wanda (Melora Walters, Magnolia, The Butterfly Effect). Bill's mother Lois (Grace Zabriskie, Twin Peaks, Fried Green Tomatoes) is a descendant to the original founder of the Juniper Creek compound, and is still bitter for Roman Grant's hostile takeover for the leadership. Daveigh Chase (The Ring, Lilo & Stitch) plays Roman's latest wife, the child-bride Rhonda. Rounding out the cast are Amanda Seyfried (Veronica Mars, As the World Turns) as Bill and Barb's oldest daughter Sarah, Douglas Smith (Citizen Duane) as Ben, the adoring son, and Jolean Wejbe as Tancy, the precocious 8-year-old.

The series is executive produced by creators Mark V. Olsen (Easter) and Will Scheffer (Easter), Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman (Band of Brothers, The Polar Express).

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Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton

Bill Henrickson

Jeanne Tripplehorn

Jeanne Tripplehorn

Barbara "Barb" Dutton Henrickson

Chloe Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny

Nicolette "Nicki" Grant

Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin

Margene "Margie" Heffman

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Sarah Henrickson (Season 1-4)

Harry Dean Stanton

Harry Dean Stanton

Roman Grant

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  • BIG LOVE ROCKS!

    9.5
    BIG LOVE ROCKS! I MISS CHATTING ONLINE ABOUT THE SHOW AND RE-WATCHING IT BECAUSE SOMEBODY MENTIONED SOMETHING THAT I DIDNT NOTICE BEFORE. I MISS SNEAKY NIKKI,BARB,MARG,BILL AND THEM DARN COMPOUNDERS! :^)

    I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO DANG SAD IT IS GONE! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE BIG LOVE!
  • I truly love the plot of the series. I am fascinated with thewifes'scharacters, they all have different personalities and believes, but paradoxically they are forced to get along because they are not only married to the same man, but also shared the same family.moreless

    9.5
    Every character has something fabulous to show to the audience about the human behavior, their profiles are well defined, and the interaction of all them, makes this story dramatic and breathe taking.

    I got interested in this series, but unfortunately I did not watch it from the first season, so I went in the HBO website and I saw a quick synopsis that suck me in and now I can't miss any episode. I totally recommend it because is a unique series that show all the daily problems that a Mormon family have to face, just because they live an abnormal life.

    My favorite thing about this show is that it tells us a story that we already know from our own perspective: Polygamy, but gives it a big twist showing the different faces of this style of life, that we cruelly judge often, not keeping in mind the reality of this issue itself.

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  • Big Love

    9.8
    This is one of my favorite TV shows. I rank it a TEN. This is the only series that HBO has that I really enjoy watching. I wish we had more shows and more reruns. I would watch them all. I sometimes miss the show and can never find it again.

    Please have reruns for at least 3 nights per week for the ones that missed the first episode.

    I enjoy finding out about other peoples ways of living and this program really helps me.

    I just can't wait to see what this big family will do next. I would love to see another wife or two added to the show.moreless
  • Makes you wonder...do I want to share my Husband with other women?

    1.0
    This show is completley original, a husband ( BIll) share his life with three other women in this world called poligramy.From creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer comes Big Love, the story of a man, Bill Henrickson, living in Salt Lake City with his three wives, three houses, and three families.



    As if normal family life isn't enough trouble, Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton, Twister, Thunderbirds) has everything in triple: three wives, three houses, three families. Bill's first and only legal wife is Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Word of Honor) but he also shares the bedroom with middle wife Nicki (Chloe Sevigny, Boys Don't Cry, Dogville) and youngest wife Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin, Ed, Mona Lisa Smile). Bill also has three new adjoining houses, seven kids, and a booming hardware business. His closest friend and business partner at Home Plus, Don Embry (Joel McKinnon Miller), is also a polygamist. The series kicks in as Bill receives troublesome news about his father Frank (Bruce Dern, Last Man Standing), who lives in rural Utah in a fundamentalist community lead by Bill's father-in-law, the menacing "Prophet" Roman Grant (Harry Dean Stanton, Wild at Heart, The Green Mile). Bill's younger brother Joey (Shawn Doyle, The Eleventh Hour) was once a star athlete in the NFL, but is now getting used to living in the compound with his wife Wanda (Melora Walters, Magnolia, The Butterfly Effect). Bill's mother Lois (Grace Zabriskie, Twin Peaks, Fried Green Tomatoes) is a descendant to the original founder of the Juniper Creek compound, and is still bitter for Roman Grant's hostile takeover for the leadership. Daveigh Chase (The Ring, Lilo & Stitch) plays Roman's latest wife, the child-bride Rhonda.THis show is the most original. Love it. Hope to watch the next season.This show makes you ask one question. will I be willing to share my husband with other women?moreless
  • A unique drama about a family practicing polygamy. It features a man and his three very different wives and children. You see the twists and turns in this families lives. The love, fun, drama and scandal they deal with from day to day.moreless

    9.0
    Finally a refreshing new type of drama! When I talk about this show a lot of people can't get past the subject matter to even be interested in watching it.It's a subject most people could never understand (myself included) But it makes you think. The story line is fabulous!!! Love is love no matter what form it's in. perfect casting! it features people you love and those you love to hate. I wish they would do some more informative back story to show how this union has started and what it was like. Wouldn't it interesting to see what life was like for everyone right after Nikki came, or after they took in Margine?moreless
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    Religion & Spirituality, teen angst, family tragedy, social issues, on a mission from god