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Excellent Series and Boxset
on 22 January 2013
The series which is set in Utah is about a polygamist and the relationships with his three wives. I rarely give a five star rating to a TV series boxset but this one deserves it. Even though its a long series at 53 episodes, the pace was never boring because of the excellent writing of each and every episode which kept my attention and made me feel for the characters through the strong performances of the the leads Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin and Bill Paxton as well as veteran support actors such as Bruce Dern and Harry Dean Stanton. What I liked about this show was that it wasn't afraid of pushing the envelope in some of the season story arcs and that the series ended with a proper conclusion that left me completely satisfied rather than hanging as do some other series.
As for the dvd boxset. The five seasons are housed in a nice cardboard box and the anamorphic picture quality of the dvds is excellent as is the audio. Subtitles are also included for the hard of hearing. Special features include all the Big Love prequel vignettes showing events prior to season one; how the title sequence was filmed as well as mini documentaries for episodes. All in all I give 5 stars to this boxset.