Winters in South Bend are long, and there’s something especially long and depressing about a Sunday night in winter.
You need distractions. And one of the best distractions this particularly long winter has been Big Love, a series on HBO about a polygamous Mormon family trying to make it away from the compound and in the Salt Lake City suburbs. It’s very entertaining–a well-done soap opera. But it also contains some interesting insights about contemporary life, especially contemporary family life.
I have a half-completed essay on the show, which I’m planning on putting together eventually in a volume of collected essays on theology and popular culture, which will hopefully include my articles on the Sopranos and Buffy from Commonweal.
Anyone else watch Big Love?