This is one of my favorite shows. It’s the only show I watch on TV, really, besides The Sopranos back when it was on. Big Love is a great show and I am very excited to start watching it again in January. Who knew a show about three women living with Bill Paxton could be so interesting? Like The Sopranos this show so expertly combines the mundane realities of everyday life with far-reaching story arcs - except this show creates the tension not with violence and death, but with home politics and micro-economics, which takes even more skill, in my opinion.
Highlights of the show are Bruce Dern, who might be the only man alive who can out-Nolte Nolte in the gravel-voiced, disheveled, mildly psychopathic old man department, and Matt Ross as the amazingly slimy Alby Grant, one of the most quietly menacing characters in TV’s history. Jeanne Tripplehorn is very elegant as Barb, Bill’s first wife, and Chloe Sevigny as the passive-aggressive dynamo Nikki. What a great cast. Even Bill Paxton fits the role of the average-looking guy with the hidden private life very well.
I wonder what is going to happen in the next season? Any predictions?