Monday, January 5, 2009

BIG LOVE ~ Can I sign up?


So - I am super excited about the season premiere of my new favorite show: BIG LOVE!

That's right - the bitchin' Golden Globe and Emmy nominated HBO show about polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives, Barbara, Nicolette and Margene.

So - first I have to let you know that I am not a Mormon. I do have tons of friends who are LDS. Got my first kiss on the cheek - shout out to Mike S. - one of my first neighborhood friends - 4th grade, Mormon boy who lived on my block.

Also - yes, mom - believe it! - my very first "real boyfriend" in high school was a good Mormon boy - went to church daily - every morning and well, we ran away to Mexico together. Never thought I'd be putting this in my blog - but here you go. Missed two weeks of my junior year of high school, sick as hell in Mexico. I was an honors student, good girl but totally went nuts over this boy. Yeah - pretty sad. My poor parents. I was such a bitch! They still randomly pull out the letter - it gets found at random times every few years - like when they move or organize things. "Dear Mom, I am sorry that I am leaving... I love Jeff... one day I'll return... you cannot possibly understand how deep our love is...." Always gets lots of giggles... 

Oh - and then I must also mention how many of my Mormon friends and their families supported us when my dad was hit by a drunk driver and was in a coma for 6 weeks (don't worry though - he did fine and he's still yelling at the dog and back to his usual self). This was when I was 13.  I will never, ever forget how wonderfully supportive my Mormon friends were. Not sure any of them will ever see this - but a huge Thank You is still owed to the Wright family and the Sego family.  So - I have never been Mormon but I have loved many.

But - I digress, let me get you back on board with the Henricksons:


For those of you who might be judgemental - let me just explain. First of all, wife number one - Barbara married Bill with no plans to be part of a polygamist family. Bill was raised on "the compound" at Juniper Creek - where everyone lives "The Principle" - that is the polygamist lifestyle that is no longer accepted practice in the mainstream Mormon religion of today.

But, back to my point - Barb married Bill with no intention of becoming a polygamist. Barb got sick - and Bill brought Nicki in to help care of sick Barb (who had already had three children with Bill but due to her cancer could no longer have children).


Barb agreed to let Nicki become Bill's second wife and then - BOOM - enters cute, young, flirty babysitter - Margene. The rest is history - enter wife number three.

Polygamy is still illegal in the US - and the Henrickson family live in plain, old suburbia - in Sandy, Utah - smack dab in the middle of Mormon Town USA. So the story is filled with all kinds of craziness in this regard - how do you have three wives and all of these kids (who go to public school) and not announce that you are a polygamist? How do you share your husband with two other women?



But - before you judge - you should just watch the show. Can you not imagine living next door to your best friends? The three of them live in separate homes - all connected by one open back yard - but looks like individual houses on the street. Also - they are not best friends but I would try to get my best friends as my sister - wives. Sounds kind of like fun. Meet outside, drinks by the pool (oh wait, can't drink if you are Mormon) share watching the kids, making meals, doing laundry. Doesn't sound so bad to me.


Tune in to HBO on Jan 18th for the season premiere of Big Love. Oh - and if you hear that they are looking for wife number four - please let me know.

19 comments:

Stesha said...

I have never watched the show, but the way you described it makes we want to.

Cindy said...

It is really juicy and good! You gotta get season 1 and 2 and watch it when you can. You'll be hooked!

Anonymous said...

OK. So you ran away to Mexico with the local Mormon boy? Who needs Big Love? :) That being said, I cannot wait either for the new season to begin.

Jackie said...

Hilarious Cindy! I wanna see the whole entire note to your parents in the next post. hahaha. I've caught a few of the episodes. Nicki seems crazy!

milk and cookeez said...

I love that show, I was so worried had missed it when I saw it on the other day, but thankfully just fabulous reruns ( I love reruns).
THanks for the personal info, and to think I that I thought that stuff only happens on tv :)

DiPaola Momma said...

Bill and the girls were my rebound after SJP and the Sex in the City girls dumped me.

But I haven't seen it in quite some time as it's on past my bedtime. Hello TiVo!

BTW, had me a mormon guy in high school too.. we also got lost in Mex for a couple of days... ah the things I so WON'T be sharing with my daughters!! hehe

Barely Domestic Mama said...

I don't watch the show. We don't have that channel. But thanks for the laugh about your trip to Mexico with the Mormon boy. :)

Shannan P said...

I haven't indulged that potential guilty pleasure yet. Kinda makes me wish we still had HBO! Oh and the things we do for that first love...LOL

Cindy said...

For those of you who do not have HBO - maybe we should do a giveaway for season I and II? Everyone really should watch this - it's really cool!

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I have never heard of this show. I will have to check it out =)

Barely Domestic Mama said...

A giveaway for seasons I and II sounds like fun!

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"Deal"icious Mom said...

I love love love this show. I can't wait for it to start up again either. It is addicting.

Shannon "Coupon Princess" said...

Okay, my cousin loves this show. I need to get HBO by Jan. 18, or need to get the DVD. I hear this show is so funny.

Oh, and running off to Mexico w bf, is hilarious! Things like that make me laugh and reminds me of my silliness, and now I have 16 yo, boy, scares me to death!

Doreen said...

I loved this show until we had to get rid of HBO and we got Starz! I love Stars but wish I could still at least watch Big Love!

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

I love this show too, never miss it! The characters are great, and it's interesting to watch some of them struggle over their lifestyle. Makes for a great drama.

Toni-Lynn said...

I LOVE this show! This is one of my favorite sites.

http://biglovecompound.com/

Rhea said...

this show is CRAZY!! to say the least and nope... Im not up for this type of lifestyle but hilarious post either way.

I must admit that it was a guilty pleasure for me but my show was "True Blood".

I always feel like pelting a shoe at my husband when I see the episodes (lol)

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Yasmine said...

As much as id love to watch thsi show - i cant seem to stick to a tv show. I hate when i watch a show a few times then i get busy with the kids and miss a few episodes, i cant keep up and its hard to catch up! Jan 18... maybe ill catch ths one!