Hubby and I have been following Big Love since the beginning. We have seen a lot of twists and turns, and definitely have learned a whole lot about polygamy, or as the Henrickson Family calls it, "plural marriage."
We learned early on that there are two different sets of polygamists. There are those polygamists from Juniper Creek who believe in underage marriage, inbreeding, defiant of all laws; which to us average folks, and in the eyes of the "law" means.....RAPE AND PRISON!
Then there is another type of polygamist, such as the Henrickson's.
|The Henrickson's...Bill, Nicki, Barb, and Margene|
Season after season, I started seeing their lifestyle as odd, but a normal family with normal family problems, but odd, story after story you begin to like, no actually kinda love this family, but odd. So what is so odd you ask? BECAUSE THERE ARE 3 WIVES!! THEIR KIDS CALL EVERYBODY MOMMY!! It's odd.
I do have to say the best part of the show for me was having Sissy Spacek (Marilyn) guest star on the show. She played a high-powered Washington DC lobbyist who came into the season when Bill is running for the Senate seat in Utah. She really took a shine to Bill...NO NOT LIKE THAT...She really believed in him at first. She thought he looked like the perfect "nuclear family" man. She pulled a lot of strings for him...until she found out the truth!
THE BEST LINE AFTER MARILYN DISCOVERS THE TRUTH ABOUT BILL'S "PLURAL" MARRIAGES...
Marilyn: "Do you really think the world is going to embrace you?"
Bill: "Congratulates for figuring it out, now get out of my house. "
Marilyn: "The world is going to blow up in your face. You duped me into putting you into office. Your religion is bullshit and is just another excuse for fucking around."
Well, the more I watched it, I started thinking to myself, "they've really committed no crime here." Well not by the "law" anyway. Morally, well that's a different ballgame now isn't it!
He is only legally married to one of the wives, the other two marriages are just ceremonies that they perform themselves. Let the jealousy begin, RIGHT? LOL!
We don't throw "swingers" in jail! What they are doing isn't a whole lot different, except they don't usually live together. If that's how they choose to live their life, well okay for you.
I guess my point of view going into the show changed a whole lot by the time of the FINALE last night. If it works for them, then I guess we should not be opinionated, judgmental, or so "far right" (note I did not say the word Republican, oops) about it.
Though it's certainly NOT A LIFESTYLE FOR ME (BECAUSE I WOULDN'T SHARE MY HUSBAND WITH NOBODY), if it works for someone else, who are we to say how or what they should do.
****FINALE SPOIL ALERT.....CLICK HERE
So, what will me and Mr. Camel do with ourselves on Sunday night's now you ask, while waiting for Breaking Bad to return that is (not until July)? Well, we will be tuning into Season 8 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," OF COURSE!
LARRY DAVID (the creator of Seinfeld) is moving to New York for Season 8 with the rest of the gang.....Richard Lewis, Jeff, Susie, LD, Cheryl, and Funkhowser; and so, so, so many more great guest stars every season! THE MAN IS A FREAKIN WRITING GENIUS!