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WMR
03-23-2006, 12:58 AM
This new show on HBO is dealing with some very interesting characters and developing situations and relationships... I really like Bill (the main character played by Bill Paxton) and nearly ever character is very interesting. A LOT is going on, and it's nearly all well worth following. I predict another HIT for HBO. (I know, I know, what a stretch)

Redsfaithful
03-23-2006, 01:43 AM
Yep, I'm really enjoying this as well. I've been pretty interested in Mormons since reading Under the Banner of Heaven, and I'm pretty psyched about this show. First two episodes have been pretty good.

WMR
03-23-2006, 01:49 AM
oo sorry wrng thred

KronoRed
03-23-2006, 02:34 AM
I tried to give it a chance because I'm a big Bill Paxton fan..but some parts of it I just found too creepy :help:

Sweetstop
03-23-2006, 08:34 AM
Yep, I'm really enjoying this as well. I've been pretty interested in Mormons since reading Under the Banner of Heaven, and I'm pretty psyched about this show. First two episodes have been pretty good.


I recently finished Under The Banner of Heaven myself. Very interesting..I was blown away by the prevelance of violence in Mormon history, which germinated and grew from Joseph's Smith's notion of "The Principle." Watching people live the principle and life w/in a fundamentalist compound makes Big Love quite interesting also. Harry Dean Stanton, Bruce Dern and Grace Zabriskie's characters are the most compelling.

westofyou
03-23-2006, 10:39 AM
I recently finished Under The Banner of Heaven myself. Very interesting..I was blown away by the prevelance of violence in Mormon history, which germinated and grew from Joseph's Smith's notion of "The Principle." Watching people live the principle and life w/in a fundamentalist compound makes Big Love quite interesting also. Harry Dean Stanton, Bruce Dern and Grace Zabriskie's characters are the most compelling.

I just read it recently too, the subject matter is however a "fringe" aspect of the religion and tends to be displayed at levels that extend far beyond the reality oif the situation.

At least based on my experience, but the show is interesteting, but it does generate a whole array of insults and dismay from my wife at the woman on the show.

PTBNL
03-23-2006, 10:47 AM
I tried to give it a chance because I'm a big Bill Paxton fan..but some parts of it I just found too creepy :help:

Agreed! And same here - big Paxton fan!
Look, I don't consider myself prudish by any sense, but I am giving it one or two more and I'm out. I liked the first episode somewhat, but this last one didn't tie me over to the next.

Johnny Footstool
03-23-2006, 11:05 AM
"The Sopranos" set in Utah, and with different "family" ties.

Sweetstop
03-23-2006, 05:26 PM
I just read it recently too, the subject matter is however a "fringe" aspect of the religion and tends to be displayed at levels that extend far beyond the reality oif the situation.

At least based on my experience, but the show is interesteting, but it does generate a whole array of insults and dismay from my wife at the woman on the show.

I got it that it was the fundamentalist fringe element practicing the principle these days, woy, and of course Big Love is focusing on this aspect. The founder of the religion did start it w/ one of his "revelations," however, and these small fundmentalist groups dotted around parts of the west (US and Canada) and some in Central America, try to follow the tenants of Joseph Smith to the extreme...at least according to the book.

I agree w/ your wife.

Sweetstop
03-23-2006, 05:28 PM
Agreed! And same here - big Paxton fan!
Look, I don't consider myself prudish by any sense, but I am giving it one or two more and I'm out. I liked the first episode somewhat, but this last one didn't tie me over to the next.

I read in a review in The New Yorker that it doesn't start getting really good until around the 5th episode.