Big Love : Season 4

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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Paxton's supported by a vast cast of vivid characters waging holy battle while chasing the almighty dollar. [11 Jan 2010, p.41]
  2. Big Love is very, very good this season.
  3. 88
    The financial stakes get considerably higher this season. Bill's new "casino and family fun center" results in briefcases full of cash.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Fans will love every minute--especially Roman's fate.
  5. There's promise, plainly, of rich developments ahead.
  6. 80
    It's entertainment. And, as entertainment, it clearly fulfills its function.
  7. 70
    It's all very entertaining, and extremely well acted, but feels overly hectic. Not until next Sunday's episode, when Bill and Barbara's daughter Sarah makes a move toward determining her own future, does Big Love approach the kind of emotional, transcendent high that made so much of last season so memorable.
  8. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    At this point, the show's creative team has earned the latitude to trust that it knows where it's heading, as unpredictable and soapy (times three) as that path might appear. So while the series has so many plates spinning as to feel messy at times, the course of true "Love" never did run smooth.
  9. 70
    Even in the face of all this men’s realm intrigue, the most compelling aspect of Big Love remains the women.
  10. 70
    On a scene-by-scene basis, this is a truly great show. Great actors working with a great script and bringing these really beautiful, thoughtful exchanges alive....But the big picture of Big Love, the overarching narrative, is weaker than these scenes would suggest.
  11. 63
    When the show returns Sunday night, it's all business and not much pleasure for the Henrickson clan--and, in some ways, for us viewers, as well.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. LindaW.
    Jan 28, 2010
    Good show, but it just pisses me off how short the seasons are, and how long you have to wait until the next one.
  2. PaulR.
    Jan 12, 2010
    A disappointing season opener to a show we've grown to expect will be stellar. Overstuffed to the point of confusion--you have an entire A disappointing season opener to a show we've grown to expect will be stellar. Overstuffed to the point of confusion--you have an entire season, people, slow down!--it reaches its nadir when detailing the preparation for the grand opening of the casino in ludicrous unreality. Get this: When the night's star, Kenny Rogers, is waylaid by weather, the oldest Hendrickson son's garage band just happens to be ready to play a set of casino-themed songs, and instantly! You expect the band to sprout mouse ears and have Annette Funicello join them as a guest star... Full Review »