I’m so embarrassed to admit this and I hope I soon give up this guilty pleasure if only to save myself from eternal damnation. I blame it on my reporter antics and intense curiosity… Oh and one of my BYU professors, that’s what got me started on this in the first place.
Ok ok, I’m done prepping you now. Here it is: I watch Big Love. Not only that… It’s the best soap opera I’ve ever seen. I’m actually watching it right now and laughing my head off.
I was at the public library when I saw one of my business professors looking at the DVD section. She asked me if I’d seen the show and I told her I’d only heard of it. She said it was interesting to see other people’s perspective of LDS people. *side note* the main characters aren’t LDS they are secret polygamist people pretending not to by polygamists (you have to see it to understand)*.. Or whatever the show portrays these religious people as. At first I thought it was a documentary of real polygamists, but I soon recognized the scriptedness and the guy from Twister and put two-and-two together.
$3 later I rented the whole first series. I had to fast forward a few times through some raunchy stuff but other than that it wasn’t bad. Actually, I’m pretty much hooked. Now, just as season 3 is starting, I get to take advantage of free cable I get with my job which basically means unlimited TV and of course, HBO.
Anyway, the point of this whole post isn’t just to try to justify my guilty pleasure in near-apostasyness, but to say this: I COULDN’T DO IT! It’s so interesting watching these actors portray what it may be like to share a husband. Their challenges, heartache, the benefits. I couldn’t do it though… utuh, no way Jose. I’m an attention hog and I couldn’t share my man… Although it wouldn’t be bad to have some sister wives to clean the house, cook and whatnot… They just can’t, ya know… Share my hubby in other ways (if you know what I mean). Yea, I’m glad I don’t have to deal with that.
All the other stuff about the wannabe Warren Jeffs is boring to me, but the drama between the three wives all the kids and the husband… talk about ENTERTAINING!