Big Love : Season 2

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 12, 2006
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. There's lots of humor in "Big Love" this season, but it is all based in the characters and a new spin on familiar situations.
  2. 90
    The second season... crackles with high drama, suspenseful twists, unexpected humor and emotion.
  3. It's the characters, and the character development, that continually lift the show out of soap into true opera, in which things writ large resonate with pinpoint accuracy.
  4. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    "Big Love" does more this year than you might expect, and more richly, more provocatively, more dramatically and amusingly, too.
  5. Like the fledgling “John From Cincinnati” but with fewer side effects, “Big Love” derives suspense, humor and thrills from HBO’s signature insight: that Americans are profoundly anxious about how their families are different from other families.
  6. The series performs a deft balancing act, creating sympathetic characters in a nontraditional family that viewers care about while making polygamy look like a much bigger relationship headache than any two-person union.
  7. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    88
    [It] remains a nervily ambiguous concept. [18 Jun 2007, p.37]
  8. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    83
    Big Love has dropped the last vestiges of its ostentatious quirkiness and fashioned itself into a rich and grounded family drama. [22 Jun 2007, p.62]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. Mike
    Aug 28, 2007
    10
    Big love is excellent! more provocative and enlightening than any other show on tv! as a side note Maureen ryan is a moron. her reviews readBig love is excellent! more provocative and enlightening than any other show on tv! as a side note Maureen ryan is a moron. her reviews read like a high school blogger. she prefers mind numbing shows like entourage and flight of the concords over big love. Full Review »
  2. LynnN.
    Aug 27, 2007
    10
    Easily the most compelling and best written script on TV today.
  3. karenm
    Jul 30, 2007
    10
    It is as close to the real thing as it gets good job..