I really enjoy it. It's about a Polygamous family that is Mormon. I say that way because in my opinion the Mormon faith is important to them, so is the polygamous principle but when it comes down to it...I think they are two separate things. Any person/family could be polygamous and be any kind of religion. It just happens to be that this story is slightly based off of those TV news shows we've seen with a "compound" of Mormon believers that take it a step too far and live in plural marriage and send their daughters off to be married young and dress in very very modest/old timey clothing, etc... But with the Henderson Family...mother (first wife) Barb was raised LDS style, while poor Bill was raised on a compound (like mentioned above)....the two get together and live a normal LDS lifestyle until Barb gets cancer....and somehow it ended up with her caretaker Nikki becoming second wife and then a third and Wham Bam--Polygamy! And with this regimented religion and illegal activity we get a struggling drama filled family.....Although the Henderson's still attempt to privately practice their Mormon faith, their choice in polygamy has kept them from being active in the LDS church (obviously!). At times it seems that the lifestyle is going to fail, but at others it seems like the only thing they have (considering the isolated and "fake" life they lead outside their homes).
It's on Sunday's at 9 on HBO, in the 4th season now... What do u think about them? Do you think this show is offense to Mormon's? Or is it just a mindless amusement like 95% of TV?
And what's up with the whole "Prophet" thing? Does there always have to be a living Prophet or is this just the compound/plural marriage twist to the religion?