Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Big Love Season 4

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Big Love Season 4 - 5 out of 5

The fourth season of T.V's best show about polygamists--wait, it's T.V.'s ONLY show about polygamists.

Bill Hendrickson and his three wives: Barb, Nicolette and Margene, have entered a whirlpool of madness in this show's fourth season unlike anything they've faced in the previous seasons. I personally love this show but this season went above and beyond! I thought season 3 was a madhouse of activity with the season ending with Roman's death and Bill deciding to start his own church but right off the bat, season 4 decides to outdo itself. Roman's body is discovered, the Hendricks deal with the troubles of their new business (the Indian casino), Margene struggles with some feelings she's having for Bill and Barb's oldest son (something that's been building for awhile on the show), J.J. seals with Roman's widow Adaleen and it turns out that he's involved with some dark stuff at his Kansas compound where eugenics and inbreeding may possibly be happening, Sarah Hendricks gets married and leaves the family, Nicky is trying to get pregnant again, Alby gets involved in an appropriate relationship while trying to take his place as prophet in Juniper Creek and Bill decides that he's going to run for State Senate and wants to go public with his family and The Principle.

Whew! There is a lot going on in this season and is definitely the best one I've seen so far. The only real complaint I have is the change to the show's opening (I really like the original with The Beach Boy's "God Only Knows" as the show's theme) but with the amazing writing and the twisting and addicting story, this complaint is pointless. Add to the fact that each actor out-did themselves and the addiction of Sissy Spacek to the season and one of my favorite character actors; Zeljko Ivanek, having an even larger presence than in the previous season (of course, his character was introduced in the end of season 3) there is absolutely NOTHING going wrong on this time around. This is as close to perfection as Big Love can get!

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