Everything You Need to Know About the Must-Watch Big Love


Reasonable people all agree that the third season of polygamy-fest Big Love was awesome. Season four starts Sunday, and as we scan the winter TV landscape, it’s safe to say that the show is the closest thing we have right now to Mad Men — that is, if you don’t watch it, you will seem completely foolish to all your college-educated friends and never be invited to cocktail party again. There’s all sorts of scheming and tense man stuff having to do with power and how you wield it, but we love it for the soapy, feminine-coded, domestic-relationship drama. This slideshow is meant as a refresher and a bit of salesmanship: Here are 16 examples from last season of why we adore this show, from Ben’s stiffie for Margene to hapless, gentle Don.

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