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Big Love: Season 1 (2006)




Critic Consensus: It has a bawdy premise, but Big Love presents a sympathetic view of a complex family relationship.


Air date: Mar 12, 2006
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Air date: Apr 9, 2006
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Air date: Apr 30, 2006
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Meet the Henricksons. They're the typical suburban American family, occupied with hectic schedules and bills to pay, as well as trying to make sense of an increasingly complicated world. Oh, and they also happen to be polygamists. In the first season of this unconventional, critically acclaimed drama, every day is a new adventure for patriarch Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton), who lives outside Salt Lake City with his three wives---Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn), Nicki (ChloŽ Sevigny) and Margene … More

Network: HBO
Premiere Date: Mar 12, 2006
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Doan Ly
as Jordan
Garrett Gray
as Raymond Henrickson
Hannah Leigh Dworkin
as Girl in Barb's Class
Lee Garlington
as Grace, Advertising A...
Jordan Timsit
as "Sun" in School Play
Tina Marjorino
as Heather Tuttle
Robert Pine
as Stuart Kimball
Spencer Gray
as Raymond Henrickson
Wendy Phillips
as Peg Embry
Renť Ashton
as Journalist
Carlos Jacott
as Carl Martin
Peter Navy Tuiasosop...
as Tui/Security Guard
Andrew A Rolfes
as Roman Grant's Busine...
Stewart Skelton
as Pharmacist
Kevin Alejandro
as The Hustler
Julie Shimer
as Paralegal
Garrett Greay
as Raymond Henrickson
David Sullivan
as Junior Accountant
John Lacy
as Security Company Guy
Kyle Gallner
as Jason Embry
Francisco Viana
as Motel Desk Clerk
Lindsay Hollister
as Sally, Home Plus Cas...
Carey Scott
as Wendell Peller, Phot...
Jeffrey Scott Kelly
as Governor's Assistant
Bill Paxton
as Bill Henrickson
Keegan Holst
as Wayne Henrickson
Jeanne Tripplehorn
as Barb Henrickson
ChloŽ Sevigny
as Nicki Henrickson
Van Epperson
as Enthusiastic Home Pl...
Ginnifer Goodwin
as Margene Henrickson
Jodie Markell
as Wendy Hunt
Harry Dean Stanton
as Roman Grant
Jim Abele
as Hotel Manager
Lynn Wanlass
as Sue Sue
Bruce Dern
as Frank Henrickson
Grace Zabriskie
as Lois Henrickson
Larry Sullivan
as Highway Patrol Offic...
Sarah Mahoney
as Checkers Drive Thru ...
Amanda Seyfried
as Sarah Henrickson
Newell Alexander
as Dan Potts, Home Plus...
Douglas Smith
as Ben Henrickson
Neil Hopkins
as Ken Byington, Govern...
Shawn Doyle
as Joey Henrickson
Tina Majorino
as Heather Tuttle
Melora Walters
as Wanda Henrickson
Judith Hoag
as Cindy, Cindy Price
John Ingle
as Holloway
Mary Kay Place
as Adaleen Grant
Matt Ross
as Alby Grant
Cristine Rose
as Evelyn Linton
Jolean Wejbe
as Teenie Henrickson
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Critic Reviews for Big Love: Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (11)

Big love, the series shows, is ultimately about quality, not quantity.

Full Review… | March 12, 2006
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Much of that audience is likely to stick around for all 12 parts of this thoroughly sharp, seriously compelling drama.

Full Review… | March 12, 2006
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

The deliciously odd situations and sympathetic yet stubborn characters of Big Love have kept me riveted for the first four episodes, and I can't wait to watch more.

Full Review… | March 12, 2006
Top Critic

What HBO has in Big Love is a very original, extremely well-acted and complexly written drama.

Full Review… | March 12, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Big Love's sharpest move? Making the viewer sympathize with husband Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton), who comes across not as an exploitative patriarch but as a decent man stretched to the limit by his attempts to "do the right thing."

Full Review… | March 12, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Paxton is ideally cast, managing to be sympathetic and impenetrable all at once. Ditto for the female leads.

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