I know I’m on a bit of a post rampage today, but frankly, it’s raining outside and I have nothing interesting to do except work or catch up on TV (what would you choose?). I just finished watching episode 5 of BIG LOVE, and as my post’s title suggests, I’m in love with this show.
The episode entitled ‘Affair’ not suprisingly revolves around Bill ‘cheating’ on his two wives to spend more time with his first wife (and my personal favourite) Barb (incredibly portrayed by Jeanne Tripplehorn). Watching these three very different woman deal with their marriage situation is way too much fun.
Barb: She’s definitely Bill’s true love, and at times I feel so bad that she has to put up with what she does (especially Nikki). I hope as the season continues, we learn more why she agreed to enter into the world of polygamy.
Nikki: Undeniably the most devious of the wives. She is completely out for herself, concerned with her own agenda and massive secret credit card debt that has piled up to about 60k. I will give her credit though, in the episode I just watched, she stood up for the family, which was great. It was also nice to get confirmation on a theory I already believed – that Bill married her purely for financial reasons.
Margene: The new girl on the block. She is so young, naive and adorable. I feel so bad for her, yet am loving her new found confidence. I can’t wait until the neighbours start setting her up on dates. (As they believe her husband was killed in the Gulf War!)
If you don’t watch BIG LOVE, no doubt you have no idea what I’m rambling about. But if you get HBO (or TMN for my fellow Canadians), definitely give the show a chance. It’s getting better with each episode. (Also, if you’re fans of VERONICA MARS, Mac, Lilly Kane and Cassidy are on the show!)