Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Christian Toto on 'Big Love'

The HBO hit:
Sex. Religion. Intolerance. Acceptance. It’s all here, and the new episodes blend those ingredients with considerable finesse.
It’s still dicey enough material to push some viewers permanently away, but those who embraced Tony Soprano's whack-a-gangster exploits should find enough moral wiggle room to relish the drama here.
He's got a point. It's hard to picture people calling up their cable providers and cancelling their HBO in outrage: "Foul-mouthed murdering Mafioso, OK. But I absolutely draw the line at polygamy!"

1 comment:

  1. Thanks.

    I find this picture quite powerful. Something about the depiction of mutual respect and affect, binding the family together, is awesome.

    As I read the Bible, the admonition is very strong about the relationship of husband and wife - but nothing is said about fidelity being the same as monogamy. We know that multiple wives were part of the culture in Biblical times, and nothing is said in the Bible to discourage the practice.

    Then there is Wen Spencer's "A Brother's Price."