Episode four of Big Love and I've figured out what isn't working. It doesn't feel like these people have been living together as a family longer than a month. The kids have no connections. There is no family history. Wives argue over issues that should have been recognized long ago. The wolves of the evil father-in-law prophet Roman feel too new. Everything appears very superficial and make-believe.
This is all in stark contrast to the Sopranos.