Like it or not, I canceled my subscription to HBO.
I can't wait! It's one of my favorite shows.
Yep, more HBO filth on Harlots and pimps. Hollywood thrives on immorality.
I wish I had cable just to watch this show. It always sounds funny and
entertaining. I know I would laugh at this stuff too.
I must hurry and call HBO to renew my subscription. One of the best shows on TV
-- and an accurate description of how our polygamous brothers and sisters live
er, Troy how do you know that is how our polygamous brother and sisters live in
I love how the church and it's members always pretend to be "shocked" by the
Mormon/polygamy association. "That was like, over 100 years ago, get over it!"
But, until the church clarifies it's very obvious pro-heavenly-polygamy stance
(and by extension it's anti-female-agency stance), it deserves all the HBO
this goes out to "Yup, that's right" boy, it must some kind of place that you
live in? Why is it so important to talk against the LDS Church? Do they actually
bother you, do they make your life hell? I am amazed at the pleasure that people
get out of tearing something down that means so much to the people that are
involved with it. I love my Church and nothing that anyone says will change
that, but it hurts that people are so hurtful.
I love the americian way, show no respect, but expect respect back. No wonder
the world is so against you.
I think that it is a fascinating show. For the LDS, it's fiction.I
used to believe that LDS was some crazy cult compared to Christianity, now that
I know that they are all equally ridiculous, it puts it all into context.Whatever helps a person get through the day is fine with me. LDS,
Christian, Buddhist, whatever floats your boat. COEXIST
I love this show-- it's my favorite on TV! And it actually gets Mormon culture
pretty accurately. I was going to volunteer to be a creative consultant, but
they already have Mormon consultants to keep it real.Who's
your favorite wife? Marjean?
"I am amazed at the pleasure that people get out of tearing something down that
means so much to the people that are involved with it."Did your
church or did it not tear down same-sex families in it's crusade against
same-sex families?"I love my Church and nothing that anyone says
will change that, but it hurts that people are so hurtful. "Stop
being so hurtful to others and you might discover that they are not hurtful
I don't know why this article is even on Des-News???? Does the LDS church want
it's members to watch this junk for a reason? Do they advertise and want there
people to be influenced by Hollywood's lack of moral codes and standards?
Barb, I gotta agree with the poster at 8:18a.m. If you are 'so'
upset about the mockery people make of the marriages your religion has done in
the past, why do some in your religion actively work to deny marriage to
others? Prop 8.
You stop being hurtful first.
How is this article reflective of Deseret Mgmt.'s new mission statement of
championing virtues and respect?This show is a slap in the face to
virtuosity and respect (esp. to the owners of this newspaper).
"Do they advertise and want there people to be influenced by Hollywood's lack of
moral codes and standards?"So my question is what were Joseph Smith
and Brigham Young's moral codes when they instituted the practice of polygamy??
- and if you say that it was necessary during that time... why did it last so
long???Hmmmm.... as someone else posted above "harlots and pimps -
thriving on immorality...Stop trying to deny your past.
'You stop being hurtful first.' Classy
With all the hate, hungary, war. This is what we send, nasty, hurtful messages.
We all have our own ways of getting through the days. Who cares if the show is
bad or good. You control your remote! there are what over 500 channels to look
at? Barb, you keep your religion close to your heart. with the way the
worlds going its nice to see that there are people out there do put the Lord in
there lives. no matter what religion. You still hold him close to you!
I have to wonder why this series was produced in the first place. Are people
really that interested in polygamy or is there another motivation? I would
suggest that Big Love is an attempt by Hollywood to indirectly attack the LDS
church in retaliation for Prop 8. Even though they sort of show that polygamy is
not associated with the LDS church they try to purposely blur the lines so that
people who are not that well acquainted with the LDS church might think that
polygamy is still part of the current LDS church and all of this in an attempt
to smear the Mormons for helping to pass prop 8. Hollywood (Tom Hanks
especially) is very outspoken with their hate of anyone who was associated with
prop 8 and so no better way to attack than to spread propaganda which demeans
all those who dare stand up for traditional marriage.
HA HA HA! Of course you would agree. Every comment on this site from you is
pro-gay marriage, even on unrelated stories like this. You crack me up!
The show first aired in March, 2006 (took ten seconds to find that out with a
little research), long before the Prop 8 vote.
My favorite part about this show is wondering how my true blue Mormon friends
would cringe if they watched Big Love. It is a funny show that demonstrates the
unique culture of Utah. Yes it is fiction and they get some things wrong, but it
is a lot of fun for those of us who can laugh and enjoy ourselves. Hopefully
shows like this can help us realize that parts of Utah's culture are destructive
and unhealthy. Making fun of the culture is a good way to make positive changes.
Having lived in Utah for a few years, what I enjoy about the show is the
accurate portrayal of Utahns mindset. I now live on the Eastern Seaboard, where
most folks get college degrees, work for Fortune 500 companies, and move around
as needed for their careers. Folks in Utah seem to start a lot of their own
companies, work for themselves, and most never move away to other parts of the
country. No one in the East is confused about LDS and polygamists;
we have everything here from Amish to Quakers to Hasidic Jews to Sikhs to Black
Muslims. We also know that being Italian doesn't mean that your uncle is a
Godfather, and that many jews are neither wealthy or tight with their money. So
go ahead and enjoy a work of fiction without getting overly concerned with
stereotyping Mormons or Utahns.
Yes, that was my intention. Gays are being hateful towards their opponents and
claim it's okay because they're being discriminated against.Hate
isn't okay, no matter what. Gays need to stop hating, regardless of the reason
I think the show bends over backwards to show the main family is not Mormon. It
also paints the polygamous on the compound (jeffs?) as very strange and their
leadership as evil (although rank and file is not portrayed that way). The fact
they showed a temple ceremony would offend you I guess, I haven't seen that
episode I'm too cheap to get HBO. But I'm betting it was presented in a
straight forward way. Probably pretty accurate.
I have watched the show off and on and actually think it is really well made and
quite entertaining, but to suggest that the only people who are offended by it
are those that are looking to be offended is ludicrous. There are several
scenes that are clearly intended to get under the skin of Mormons and further
disgusting misperceptions of their Church. Yes there are really things that are
offensive on their own, even if people aren't looking to be offended.
It's fiction, folks! If offense occurs because you watched a program, then the
offense starts within you, not the program. You are the problem.
i can't wait for the show "bigger love" wherein a hollywood actor has a lot more
love (a new one or two a night?) to give. He/she could go around spreading
diseases to all sorts of producers, waiters, actors, valets, maids, and agents
of both genders. that would be sooooo entertaining. maybe the writers could
throw in some awesome drug overdoses, suicide attempts, and male on male
violence. In fact, ratings would probably spike if they made an episode showing
hollywood rituals like fighting in an alley behind a club, sleeping ones way
into a movie, or getting a botched plastic surgery. i literally can't wait for
it! bigger love will have so many more wives too! 2 ex's, a current, 2
mistresses, and the neighbor's wife (that's 6 at least). Hooray for bigger love!
of course mormons should probably play these people and get hollywood
consultants to make sure they puke in toilets correctly, push last night's
conquest out of bed the right way, and come out of the closet with the right
amount of publicity. i think it will play on E!, but maybe not.
When I lived in Utah there was a play about Catholic nuns that was very popular.
Can't remeber the name but it was pretty over the top. I don't remember any
great outcry, nor should there have been, from the catholic church or catholics.
It wasn't written by Utahns, but it was a local theatre company producing the
show. If I remember the poster correctly there was a pregnant nun on it.
As the wonderful Scott Pierce pointed out, if you were offended by this show
before, you will be offended now. Maybe it's not entirely accurate, sometimes
it is, but if annoys you or offends your morals, then that's why God invented
the off button on your television.
When a show deliberately misleads people into believing the Church is made up of
corrupt leaders who try to cover up its past, why isn't everyone offended by
that? How is it looking for offense to think that a show that lies about the
way a church operates or the convictions of its leaders is deliberately trying
to smear said church? If the show was about Muslims, Jews, or Catholics, there
would be an outcry. Instead, you are being too sensitive if you get offended by
lies meant to smear the Mormon Church.
To "Why aren't more people offended?", "i can't wait", and everyone else that
gets upset about this: If you haven't watched this program, please
reserve your judgment. As an earlier commenter posted, the producers of this
show go to reasonable lengths to make it clear that it is not about mainline
Mormons, and some episodes even depict normal LDS members as helping polygamists
try to enter a more normal lifestyle.The "reviled" temple scene that
had everyone up in arms was beautifully depicted, and the whole purpose of it
was to express the feeling of the main character involved that she was losing
everything she held dear to her.
"harlots and pimps - thriving on immorality..."Is HBO doing the
Joseph Smith story now?Looks like Alby will be getting electroshock
therapy at BYU this year."When a show deliberately misleads people
into believing the Church is made up of corrupt leaders who try to cover up its
past, why isn't everyone offended by that?"That was based on fact.
Read what Gordon B. did during the Hoffman affair."If the show was
about Muslims, Jews, or Catholics, there would be an outcry."Bill
Maher and many others attack Muslims, Jews, Catholics and even Protestants all
the time. Don't be a baby.Big Love is so honest in it's presentation
of all things LDS it is scary. Research has been done, just because it doesn't
always represent the LDS church in a favorable doesn't make it wrong. What is it
that members always say "The church is perfect but the people are not."
I love this show! We always have a "Big Love" party and make dinner and watch
it with friends. Sometimes it takes some serious explanations, but our friends
are never-mos. They are facinated!
Big Love is a great series. I'm glad to see it's returning for another season.
It accurately portrays a lesser known side of Utah culture (lived in Sandy for
10 years and my ex husband's aunt/uncle were polygamists). The researchers for
the Big Love series really do their homework!
Non members really have a good laugh with BIG LOVE. You mormons humor us with
I haven't seen one thing on the show related to the LDS church that didn't have
a basis in fact. The show is excellent and its producers are to be commended for
the level of accuracy depicted regarding Utah culture and the Mormon churches --
both the Brighamites and other offshoots.
Gee guys, Even we FLDS get to watch BIG LOVE. We FLDS men are so grateful that
the world can finely see how FUUUNNNN polygamy is. Hey guys, until you get six
wives, two cows and one pit bull dog to watch the farm-- don't knock it.
Although we are a litttle low on hair treasures and need some kind bobby pin
I am very much looking forward to the 4th Season of "Big Love."HBO
has such quality series - "Rome" and "Six Feet Under" come to mind. I certainly
can't follow *all* of the fine programming on HBO, but I am a huge fan of "Big
Love". I am Utah-born and raised (but live on the East coast now) and I catch
many of the very subtle nuances in the show, such as the names on the mailboxes
at the Juniper Creek compound. That's what makes the show like a treasure hunt
I had no idea that polygamy existed in Utah until I lived there for a few years.
This show is based on fact.
Just to be nitpicky, this very entertaining polygamous family are the
Henrickson's not the Hendrickson's. :)
Oh, you guys don't even know the size of things until you watch BIG LOVE. Let me
tell you boys, it's way out there. These FLDS even get drunk now and then. I had
no idea they existed till i watched the fun stuff. I wanna join the fun boys.
I plan to have at least 30 wives in the next life. I will do better than what
they can do in "Big Love". They no nothing of the real deal.
You know, a show about 3 women who have to share 1 husband shouldn't be called
"Big Love," it should be called "Desperate Housewives."
I love how BL makes fun of rich social climbing mormons in SLC, as opposed to
the Mormons who have half a brain. There are some out there, you know.
Why all the hate? HAHAHAHAHA