Unofficial Big Love

Real Mormons Talking About Fictional Mormons

Episode 2: Review of Premiere, Word of Wisdom, Multi-Level Marketing

The Big Love season has finally come! And our review of the premiere is here now too.

It’s great to have the Henricksons–and the crowd down at Juniper Creek–back in our lives. We spend a lot of time recapping and reviewing the episode from a Mormon perspective, pointing out some language and actions that rang true and some that didn’t.

The Word of Wisdom featured prominently this epsiode, and the panel explains its significance and history for Mormons. We also talk about the Utah connection to multi-level marketing.

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  • Debbie

    Hey guys, I just wanted to tell you that I’m really enjoying this podcast – almost as much as the show. I’m too poor for HBO so I have to wait for Netflix to get it. Season 4 doesn’t come out on Netflix till Feb. 1st. : (
    One thing… most fundamentalist Mormons do not take the WOW as seriously as the mainstream church. They still view it as a recommendation and not as a commandment. The book by Irene Spencer, who married into the LeBaron group points this out. I worked at a restaurant in St. George many years ago and the women from Colorado City would order wine and coffee all the time. You could tell who they were by the way they looked. I never understood why it was okay for them to drink wine and coffee till I read some books by women who had escaped polygamy. So Nicki was just hating on Barb when she called her on the cooking wine. Nicki seems to always have some reason to be jealous… but I love her anyways.
    Keep these podcasts coming…they’re great!

    • Bob Caswell

      Thanks, Debbie, glad you’re enjoying the podcast! And good insight about Mormon fundamentalists… I suppose WOW commandment status didn’t come until after the Manifesto, so that makes sense.