Television: Three's Company

A TV show about one man's disparate housewives

The makers of HBO's Big Love, about a Utah man with three wives, say their drama is about the strains and compromises of family--times three. And sure, you want to know about that. But mainly you want to know: How does he ... you know ... ?

The answer: Viagra. Lots of it. But stamina is only one problem that Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) has. He keeps his wives Barb, Margene and Nicki (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin and Chloë Sevigny) in adjacent houses, where they run the extended household jointly but harbor simmering jealousies. ("Officially," he tells Margene when she asks if he missed...

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