Are you envious of Big Love's wives?
Well, a Michigan woman does. In fact, Michele Gazzolo said in a Chicago Tribune essay that she covets the fictional Big Love wives' coziness and says she and her neighbors refer to one another as "sister wives," even though they don't share a hubby. "We found ourselves confessing that plural marriage didn't look so terrible, even in a drama filled with suffering and intrigue," Gazzolo wrote.
However to Carol Lloyd, who writes for Salon's Broadsheet blog, referring to the Henrickson family of three wives and a passel of kids as looking "cozy," is "unsettling." Lloyd instead suggests that Big Love whitewashes "one of the most misogynistic cultures in Western Hemisphere."
Well, after the season premiere, I'm guessing "first wife" Barb might be re-thinking all this coziness.