It's All About Me

I'm a young-ish mom to Olivia (on the brink of being old-ish) who looks for humor in most situations but can be overly sarcastic at times.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Go Mitt!

The beauty of Netflix is that you can watch shows from the cable channels without actually subscribing to the cable channels. (You could also do this by purchasing or renting the DVD's but I find Netflix to be more convenient.) An HBO show that I'm hooked on is "Big Love" which is about a family of Mormon polygamists in Utah. The patriarch is played by Bill Paxton (Bill); his First Wife is Jeanne Tripplehorn (Barbara); Second Wife is Chloe Sevigny (Nikki, who steals almost every scene that she's in); Third Wife is Ginnifer Goodwin (Margene).

Harry Dean Stanton plays Roman Grant aka The Prophet. The Prophet also happens to be Nikki's father. Here's the thing about The Prophet; he's kind of like a Mormom mobster. He and his posse drive around in Hummers. Bill and The Prophet have, oh...let's say, a strained relationship. It makes things a bit dangerous.

Also worth noting is the character of Alby (Matt Ross), who is The Prophet's son and quite scary. Bill's parents are Frank and Lois, who do NOT get along. (They are played by Bruce Dern and Grace Zabriskie.) Rhonda Volmer (Daveigh Chase who also played that creepy girl in the well from "The Ring") is a teenager slated to marry The Prophet and I'm fairly sure she is evil.

1 comment:

Abi said...

We do the same thing, but from the library!! We don't have cable, but still get to enjoy the shows and without the commercials.