February 29, 2008

...Big Love, Season 1 (2006)

After the first episode of Big Love, the HBO mini-series on polygamy, I was disgusted that this selfish man (Bill Paxton) would marry three wives and that three women (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin) would allow themselves to get mixed up in this situation. Like a car crash, though, something kept me watching and, ultimately, I found the series to be beautifully written, excellently acted, and extremely well-directed. Come season's end I was mesmerized, falling for the depth of these characters and the idea that who am I, of all people, to condemn another's choices; I can't wait to see what they choose in Season 2.

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