What Makes a Perfect Series Finale?

Brian Moylan · 03/21/11 11:33AM

Last night, Big Love signed off after five (uneven) seasons. The way it went out may have some people divided. Just what does the audience want when one of our beloved shows goes off the air for good?

Watch a Teaser Trailer for Big Love's Final Season

Whitney Jefferson · 12/08/10 07:00PM

HBO has released this dark trailer for the final season of Big Love. It features Bill Paxton praying and begging to "Spare my family these unending punishments." Sounds like the final season of the show won't feature a happy ending.

Mormon Fundamentalism Finally Defeated

Richard Lawson · 10/28/10 04:21PM

After all these years, we've finally done it. Also today: Tom Cruise has taken up with ghosts, Grace's best friend/property gets a new show, a blogger gets a TV show (ugh), and some movie casting.

We Are One Step Closer to a Robert Downey Jr. Wizard of Oz

Richard Lawson · 10/06/10 03:44PM

The new movie has a director, a good director, so maybe Downey'll finally sign on. Also today: Some TV casting both interesting and depressing, another internet thing gets made into a TV show, and the return of an old crush.

Big Love: A Game the Whole Family Can Play

Richard Lawson · 03/08/10 12:18PM

Well, how do you like that. After a wild and shaky season, our favorite (and, sadly, only) polygamist drama ended its fourth lap in thrilling and moving fashion.

Big Love: The Tangled Web We Wed

Daniel Barnum-Swett · 03/08/10 01:20AM

Big Love's most surreal season yet went expectedly nuts for its finale. With Bill's election and the polygamists' outing nearing, the family became more fractured than ever before, as serious doubts about their united future shook the once happy Henricksons.

The Big Love Multi-Verse

Arianna Reiche · 03/05/10 12:00PM

Of HBO's repertoire of reliably mind-blowing TV over the last few years, perhaps only Big Love has been able to simultaneously elicit horror and sympathy from its viewers so seamlessly.

Big Love: Love & Tether Ball

Richard Lawson · 03/01/10 11:11AM

In last night's penultimate episode of the season, we saw all the problems of the season converge in a screwball comedy of manners that sank this season even deeper into the mire.

Sharing Is Caring on Big Love

Daniel Barnum-Swett · 02/28/10 11:45PM

Big Love's husband and wives exchanged places as Bill learned to share Margie with another man (a Green card marriage for his bastard child), and Nikki, influenced by questionable hormones, realized her true love for Bill, and her accompanying jealousies.

Big Love: A Farewell to Arm

Richard Lawson · 02/22/10 12:39PM

Wham! Bam! Bang! Slash. Squirt. Last night's episode of All My Mormons was a regular action movie, wasn't it? Well, part of it at least. The rest was your usual strange almost-sorta-melodrama.

Big Love: A Birth and a Death

Richard Lawson · 02/15/10 11:59AM

As the fourth season becomes more overstuffed than a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving turkey, I'm starting to wonder just where all this operatic muck is going to take us.

Big Love: Sweating It Out

Richard Lawson · 02/08/10 12:26PM

The fourth season of HBO's sweeping melodrama was brought down to Earth a bit this week, even though the beginning of the episode seemed like an overstuffed Robert Altman movie.

Big Love: Like Father Like Son

Richard Lawson · 02/01/10 11:36AM

Well, that got dark really quick, didn't it? What had been an oddly buoyant season of Big Love took a serious turn toward the sinister last night, as Bill became that which he most hates.

Big Love: Define 'Incest'...

Richard Lawson · 01/25/10 11:05AM

The fourth season of HBO's social drama just keeps getting bigger. Last night we saw a trip across the country, an accident that brought two fringe cultures together (sort of), and a wild and surprising kiss.

Big Love: One Wedding and a Funeral

Richard Lawson · 01/18/10 12:15PM

Last night's Big Love was all about how sad love is. Even when it's happy, it's sad. And when it's sad, it's really sad. Like [SPOILER] weeping at a backyard wedding for all the wrong reasons sad.