After watching the beginning of season four of Big Love, I think we can safely give up on ever having a premiere of this show that isn’t a busy and exhausting whirlwind.
The season finales of Big Love often have a bit of an out-of-control feel to them.
No matter how devoted you are to your creed (be it religious or otherwise), you’re always going to let it down.
“Rough Edges” just plunges forward, pell-mell, not terribly concerned with if it makes a lot of sense.
I’m sure some really enjoy the seriocomic tone that the Juniper Creek storylines can strike.
He’s arguably the most important character in Big Love, even if we never directly see Him, even if we never are sure how He feels about the Henricksons.
Few shows on TV have as many scenes that feel like they should be dream sequences but actually turn out to be reality as Big Love does.
One of the best things about Big Love is that it’s decidedly agnostic about its purported protagonist.
Think about the last time you talked to your mom or your dad or your best friend.
Sadly, no matter how hard the Juniper Creek stuff tries, it’s just never going to be as compelling as what’s going on at Henrickson Central.
The third season premiere episode of Big Love is, in many ways, a microcosm for the series itself.
The second season finale of Big Love tries to do so many things at once that it periodically flies off the rails
On the surface, everything is pristine and perfect.
Big Love is obsessed (sometimes too obsessed) with the notion that our public faces conflict with the faces we wear in in private.
The best scene in the episode is the one when Bill takes his wives to the casino to see exactly what he wants to purchase.
The looks of horror in Bill and Barb’s eyes come from very different places.
If “Good Guys and Bad Guys” didn’t hit the heights that the last four or five episodes hit, it at least moved a lot of the show’s pieces further on up the game board.
It’s frustrating first because it’s so good and then because it seems to mire itself in the plotline that’s the least interesting on the show.
One of the things that makes Big Love such an engrossing show is that it’s not afraid to make its central character kind of a selfish ass.