Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Big Love

Who watches it? What do you all think? I can't get enough of this show. I'm totally fascinated. I have decided I am hooked because I can't figure out the attraction/benefit of the situation for the women. Nikki and Margy seem miserable. Barb seems sad. The kids seem weirded out by it. Bill, obviously, benefits from tons of sex from many partners. But why do the women buy into it? I watch every week, riveted.

So far, I predict Margy and the son (Billy?) will get into some sort of romantic trouble. That's my big prediction for this season.

I've been reading up on plural marriage online. I haven't really learned a lot that made it make sense, but my friend Laura shared an interesting factoid. Apparently, plural marriage used to be popular in countries that went to war a lot. In those cases, there simply weren't as many men as women. I can see why it makes sense biologically and otherwise in those cases. But on Big Love, the women just seem miserable. Maybe I'll go back and rewatch a few episodes to see if I still think so.

1 comment:

PeaceLoveMath said...

what staton is this on? i've never heard of it, but eh...i don't know if i could stand it. you like the oddest shows.