This family's still a family, even if the guy has multiple wives

Television Review

March 12, 2006|By DAVID ZURAWIK | DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC

It's late at night, and a worried-looking, middle-aged businessman is standing alone at the edge of his suburban, backyard swimming pool lost in thought. It has been a day of mounting business debts, as well as threats on his life from a menacing rival. And now, as an anxious wife waits upstairs, he holds a little, blue Viagra pill in the palm of his hand.

No, it's not Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), of The Sopranos. It's Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton), of Big Love, an intriguing new series about a Utah polygamist with three wives and three families all living in the same cul-de-sac.

BIG LOVE / / The premiere will be broadcast tonight at 10. / / HBO

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