In a review from Newsweek you can find the latest on offer: a sitcom — actually, they term it a “drama” — on HBO about polygamy. Don’t ask why, maybe they just figured it might draw an audience.
Essentially, the plot revolves around a shopkeeper in Utah who has three wives and pops a lot of Viagra. Maybe it’s just an extended Viagra commercial? As one actress who plays a part in his harem puts it:
|“In my career, I’ve pretty much seen it all, but I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything on a polygamous family,” says Tripplehorn. Though she was intrigued by the concept, Tripplehorn wasn’t sure she could handle it. “I had a hard time finding a connection as to why a woman would share her husband. I didn’t think I was up to the task. I didn’t think I could make it real.”|
Nothing like having integrity in your work life, lady.
Of course, the
moral imbeciles producers of the show are quick to explain away any ambiguity:
|Despite the title and the Viagra, “Big Love” is only peripherally about sex. The Henricksons are devoutly religious and wholesome (they are not Mormons, but an unspecified offshoot). Most of the action focuses on how Bill, who owns home-improvement stores in Utah, handles the mundane aspects of his overpopulated life. How does he keep three women emotionally, as well as physically, satisfied? How does he juggle the demands of work and home? And how do the wives deal with all the competition? Suffice it to say these are three very desperate housewives. “It’s everything that every family faces, just times three,” says co-creator Mark Olsen. “The yuck factor disappears and you just see human faces. We found it to be a mother lode.”|
This may be the mother of all mother lodes. Can you say “crock”, Mr. Olsen?
I love this…stuff. It reminds me why we got rid of our television. No doubt those who still own these propaganda outlets will soon be treated to a Palestinian version of “The Brady Bunch.”
I can’t wait not to see it.
Hat Tip: Commenter Rebecca JW on Jihad Watch
UPDATE: They don’t mention any children in this show. How can a man have three such worldly delights and not be producing scores of descendants? Not a one of ’em looks pregnant.