A few excerpts: "There's a certain truth to it," said Anne Wilde, a 71-year-old widow who was part of a family of plural wives for 33 years.
"Here's a family of three wives that lives in the community and they just blend into the neighborhood, although they don't say too much about it."
But Wilde said she blocks her eyes when scenes get intimate and bridles at the show's trademark sexual tension, saying it's too racy for many of the estimated 37,000 fundamentalist Mormons who practice polygamy in Utah and Arizona.
"Big Love" centers on the struggles of Viagra-popping polygamist Bill Hendrickson to balance rival affections and demands of his three spouses -- first wife and leader of the pack Barbara (Jeanne Tripplehorn); wife No. 2 and compulsive shopper Nicki (Chloe Sevigny); and wife No. 3 Margene (former Memphian Ginnifer Goodwin), the youngest, most pliant and most sexual.