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Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 10

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to last installment of Wife Watch!, the blog post that will name, once and for all, the most powerful wife on Big Love.

Bill Paxton Was Unhappy With 'Big Love' Series Finale

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Bill Paxton wasn't feeling the love when it came to the 'Big Love' series finale. Paxton, who starred as Bill Hendrickson during the HBO's polygamy...

'Big Love' Series Finale: What Happened?

E! Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A grand finale indeed! After five seasons, HBO's acclaimed family drama Big Love came to an end tonight, and it ended with a bang. If you haven't wat...

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 9

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Logical lapses and character inconsistency plague this episode. It is so frantic, so full of plot lines that have to be wrapped up nownownow, that the problems are impossible to ignore.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 8

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Like the Halley's Comet of scripted television, Ben only gets an interesting storyline every 76 episodes, and as the series ends, he's blazing again.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 7

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Wife Watch!, the only blog post that ranks the most powerful wives on this week's episode of Big Love. (SPOILERS AHEAD) -- It's an hon...

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 6

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Wife Watch!, the only blog post that ranks the most powerful wives on Big Love. For once, most of the dunderheads in this week's show are teenagers, not grown-ass men.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 5

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

I love this week's episode. I even love the title, "The Special Relationship." This whole series is about special relationships, really, and the right to declare them.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 4

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

I live for the scenes where the three wives fight in public places, and the throwdown at the fashion show -- with Barb's estranged sister in the background! -- is a classic.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season Five, Ep. 3

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

The holiday chaos is entertaining, and it delivers a surprise winner in the race for First Wife.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season Five, Ep. 2

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Wife Watch! -- the only blog post that ranks the most powerful wives on this week's episode of Big Love.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 1

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

SPOILERS AHEAD Welcome to Wife Watch!, the only blog post that ranks the most powerful wives on this week's episode of Big Love. --- Welcome to the...

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season Four, Ep. 9

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Too much stuff happening in too little time led to unconvincing writing, unsatisfying plots, and unrecognizable characters. It also forced the show to focus on conflict-conflict-conflict.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 4, Ep. 8

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

This week was the clearest the show has ever been about how Bill's faith or hubris has warped him into a self-centered, self-righteous, and immature hypocrite with a raging God complex.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season Four, Ep. 7

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

I feel Big Love changing, and while I'm not quite ready for a divorce, our marriage is certainly in trouble. Every week, you see, the series looks more like a grotesque soap opera.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season Four, Ep. 6

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

"Big love" seems not like a definition of what unites Bill and his wives, but a cruel reminder of what's missing between them. That suits this season.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season Four, Ep. 5

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Massive developments flickered by in a second, barely registering before they made way for the next crisis, and because there were so many big events, there was no sense of pacing or focus.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season Four, Ep. 4

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

I mean it as a compliment when I say that watching Big Love always makes me feel kind of sick. I get so tense every week with all the drama and the fighting and the secret loving.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season Four, Ep. 3

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Wife Watch!, the only blog post that ranks the most powerful wives on this week's episode of Big Love.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season Four, Ep. 2

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Wife Watch!, the only blog post that ranks the most powerful wives on this week's episode of Big Love.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season Four, Ep. 1

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

This week's episode finds every character in some kind of crisis, so the First Wife title goes less to the woman who's got it all together and more to the woman who is the least out of control.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Round Ten (The Season Finale)

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

It's time to say goodbye to another season of the greatest drama currently on television. Yes, you guys. That's exactly what it is, and the finale proved why.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Round Nine (With the Controversial Endowment Ceremony scene)

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

I've taken an extra day to process this week's installment -- "Outer Darkness" -- because it's the most controversial of the season (if not the series.)

Big Love Wife Watch! : Round Seven (Spoilers!)

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

You were never going to be First Wife, Kathy, even though Wanda wanted to cede her authority to you. But you will be missed.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Round Six (Spoilers)

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Before I go on, can I just reiterate that Big Love is the best drama on television right now?