Big love

The only show on my agenda tonight is the ever-lovely Go Girls.

Go Girls: TV2, 8:30pm

Can tonight’s episode really almost be half way through series four already? I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are today, but if it’s anything like here (dark, cold, endless rain) then Go Girls is the perfect show to curl up on the sofa and watch tonight. Side note: I still have not got used to Brad’s beard and can’t figure out if I like it or not. You? Continue reading »

11:05pm Tuesday, January 17 on TV One

“I’m Bill Henrickson and I believe in the principle of plural marriage.”

The last days of clan Henrickson begin tonight when the final series of Big Love premieres on TV ONE, and fans will learn the final fates of their favorite mainstream Utah polygamists.

Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton, Titanic) is a polygamist businessman-turned-politician who lives in suburban Salt Lake City with his three wives and nine children.

As the final series begins, Bill and his family try to move forward after their shocking election-night announcement that they are polygamists. But instead of being embraced for their honesty and accepted by their constituents, the family encounters a wave of hostility from neighbours, Home Plus employees, casino partners, students at their kids’ schools, even fellow polygamists hoping to keep their personal lives private.

And that’s not all. At Juniper Creek, Alby Grant returns from a self-imposed desert exile with a new mindset, and revenge on his mind.

Can the Henricksons stand up to such a flood of ill-will?

11:00pm Wednesday, September 15 on TV One

The eye-opening US drama Big Love returns for a fourth series (tonight at 11pm on TV ONE), starring Bill Paxton (Titanic, Twister) as Bill Henrickson, a polygamist businessman who lives in suburban Salt Lake City with his three wives, Jeanne Tripplehorn (Fatal Attraction), Chlo� Sevigny(American Pyscho) and Ginnifer Goodwin (He’s Just Not That In To You) and their nine children.

As the new season opens, a new maelstrom of personal issues trouble Bill (Patterson) including another business venture aimed at diversifying his assets: a Mormon-friendly casino with his Native-American partners and most surprisingly, running for State Senate in Utah – a dangerous undertaking for a polygamist who doesn’t want to be exposed.

In episode one, it’s just a few days until the grand opening of the casino and the Henricksons are busy making last-minute preparations, while the FBI probes the whereabouts of Roman Grant.

Missed an episode of Big Love? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

Big Love
Tuesday 20 November, 9.30pm

Bill Henrickson works hard and plays by the rules. All he wants in return is a happy, secure, normal life for his family. But for a polygamist like Bill, it may be too much to ask for – the ‘American Dream’ comes with strings attached.

Big Love returns for a second series tonight at 9.30pm on TV ONE. The offbeat comedy-drama stars Bill Paxton (Twister) as Bill Henrickson, a Utah polygamist juggling a trio of seemingly willing wives: Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn, The Firm); Nicki (Chloe Sevigny, Boys Don’t Cry); and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin, Mona Lisa Smile), and seven children.
As the new season opens, Bill, who owns a pair of hardware superstores, is facing personal and professional crises brought on by the exposure of first wife Barb as being in a polygamous marriage during a high-profile “Mother of the Year” ceremony at the governor’s mansion. Bill’s other wives, Nicki and Margene, are having to pick up the slack as Barb languishes in a melancholy funk – leaving Bill to assess the damage the scandal caused his Home Plus stores, and to track down the villain responsible.

His search leads him straight to the polygamist compound of Juniper Creek, where father-in-law Roman Grant (Harry Dean Stanton, The Green Mile), aka the ‘Prophet’, has put the squeeze on Bill’s ne’er-do-well brother Joey (Shawn Doyle, Frequency) in the wake of Roman’s son Alby’s nearly fatal poisoning. As Bill faces off with his nemesis, he contemplates changes to his personal and professional life that promise to impact every member of his family.

Big Love is executive produced by Oscar Award-winning actor Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman, and creators Mark V Olsen and Will Scheffer.

Was BIG LOVE the most original series in 2006. I think it might be. Such a good show a good mix of humour with drama.

I know they are having a season 2 – just wondered if anyone knew anything about it?

Let me know 🙂