OMG, as they say in Utah. I can’t see this development helping Alby
ILOVE how every time Bill Henrickson shags another woman he comes across all I’vebeen-tested-and-failed. Religion’s great like that. Do you think he’s going to try to bring Ana into the family again? How long were they married before? Two days? The baby’s his, but I can’t help feeling there’s more to this.
What a wonderful show Big Love is. Or series really, because it has been fantastic from day one. But deep into the fourth season, and we’ve seen so much growth in the characters, I feel as if it’s better than ever now.
I thought I’d really miss Harry Dean Stanton — he gave the show such creepy hat-wearing malice, plus a beautiful singing voice— but there has been so much going on I haven’t even noticed he’s gone.
So how’s Alby walking in on Dale in their apartment last week? OMG, as they say in Utah. I can’t see this development helping Alby’s, let’s say, feelings of anger.
What makes this show work are so many elements coming together — the material, the writing, the acting — but I think chiefly one thing: Bill Paxton and his character Bill Henrickson. A fairly ugly person. Came from nothing. The rest of the family are low-to medium-level criminals who are always on the lookout for the next scam.
His brother Joey is a former professional football player turned murderer, his parents — massive scene-stealers Bruce Dern and Grace Zabriskie — are currently in Mexico, with Bill’s eldest son Ben, being held at gunpoint by the deranged Hollis Greene, after their bird-smuggling operation suddenly turned bad.
Bill thinks they’re in Wyoming on a camping trip. But he won’t for much longer — Bill and Joey head to Mexico this week for a showdown with the Greenes to bring Ben home.
Even though Ben wants very much to have sex with Bill’s third wife Margene.
Bill’s own career hasn’t entirely been on the up and up. And now he’s running for the state senate.
How he expects to keep the lid on the wives and the hillbillies and Juniper Creek and Ana’s pregnancy and his own life of crime, well, it’s going to be interesting.
There’s also the added problem of Marilyn Densham and what exactly she’s up to and why.
Marilyn’s a suit-wearing lobbyist from Washington, the deadliest breed in captivity. She’s played by Sissy Spacek, whose accent says Southern and polite.
This is the same thing Bill Paxton has. The man’s played astronauts and storm chasers, a tall American prepared to risk his life in bad weather. There’s none of that here. We went into Big Love expecting to automatically like him based on his Bill Paxtonness, but Bill Henrickson has given us few reasons to. More than meets the eye: So you think Bill Paxton is likeable? You might change your mind after you see him as Bill Henrickson.