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Chloe Sevigny Apologizes For Calling This Season of Big Love Awful

Did You Enjoy This Season of Big Love?

Bad Nikki! This week, Big Love star Chloe Sevigny got herself into a bit of hot water when she called this season of the show "awful" in an interview with The AV Club. Of course, now she's backtracking and apologizing for her comments.

Even though I was pretty shocked to read that Sevigny called her own series "a telenovela," I think she had a point. This season of Big Love went so beyond the limits of outrageousness, particularly in the finale (I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet), that it had me questioning my own love for the show.

Like Sevigny, I also thought the political storyline was far-fetched, and again, the final twist in the last episode really did a number on my stomach. It seemed so far away from the religious family dramedy I fell in love with years ago, but now I want to hear from other fans — did you like this season of Big Love?

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mjgirl mjgirl 7 years
I love this show so much! I have to agree w/ Chloe though. It is beginning to loose some of its realistic qualities. Part of what makes this show so great is that it's set in present day and time. This season it's feeling a little soap-operaish. Especially w/ the killing in Mexico, and Hollis' arm getting chopped off. Also some of the sexual tension namely the feelings between Goran and Margene, and Barb and Tommy are leaning towards a soap. But what really made it seem like a soap-opera was J.J. implanting women w/ babies. That was so far-fetched. But the love affair between Alby and the lawyer was so touching and real. As far as Chloe apologizing, she did the right thing because you don't bite the hand that feeds you. It was in poor taste for her to criticize the writers on the show. Think about Katherine Heigel and Gray's.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I completely agree with Chloe... I actually almost stopped watching. Bill gets on my nerves and his "holier than thou" act gets old quick!
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I agree with everyone else - it was crazy, but I still loved it. I don't think she had to apoligize (and I kinda lost a little love for her when she blamed the interviewer... ugh) because she's right! 9 eps is WAY too short of a season. I've been watching The Pacific and you know what? I'd rather have Big Love.
bransugar79 bransugar79 7 years
While this season was certainly more over the top than normal, I think the characters reacted the way we would expect them to, given their situations. The whole cutting off Hollis Green's arm was a bit much, but really when you were watching didn't you think, "Oh God how are they going to get out of this one?", and then good old Lois saved the day (sort of). The entire premise of this show is so far and away from what most of us consider "normal", that it's hard not to think WTF at least once during every episode. I will definitely be watching next season.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
I agree, but still absolutely love the show. The only person I was annoyed with was Bill in the whole mess. And yes the finale was crazy, but I thought crazy good. My jaw hit the floor and stayed there most of the episode. I read what Chloe said and I thought her most valid point was that HBO only gave Big Love 9 episodes, so they packed far too much in those nine hours then really fit or made sense, which in turn made it seem a bit over the top, or rushed in my opinion. I mean I know HBO only has so many Sunday nights and has a lot of original programming, but only 9 Sundays for Big Love??!? Doesn't make sense to me!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i did - i have to say that it was a bit over the top for a majority of the season but it's better to do that sometimes than to be boring.
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