10 February 2009

So I’m addicted to the HBO series ‘Big Love’. From episode 1 I’ve found the?polygamist?lifestyle fascinating?and they’re struggle to fit in while keeping true to their beliefs a great metaphor for modern living in any American subculture. But this season is different for one sole reason… Chlo? Sevigny. Her portrayal of Nicky this season is nothing short of a revelation both writing and acting. The first season of the show, Nicki was just an?unlikable?bitch. She was cross with the two other wives and her point of view was always nonsensical because she appeared to have no point of view. That began to change in season 2 and in this the third season, her inner conflict has become fully developed and has a depth not usually seen in female characters on TV. In the last few episodes it was revealed that she was a child bride sold into slavery by the father she bitterly hates and from which she?desperately?craves love and approval. That?conflict of?emotions is at the core of who Nicki is and Chlo? plays it with abandon. If you get a chance, give it a watch or two. You won’t be sorry.