Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery


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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

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Creator:

Marc Cherry

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21 February 2005 | TruPretender
Look east, look west, look up and down! Its Susan, Bree, Lynette, Gabrielle, and Edie!
Here it is! The best show to hit the prime time dial in years! Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, Nicolette Sheridan, and James Denton create the most bizarre and un believably satirical world of Wisteria Lane, a beautiful neighborhood with beautiful woman, each lives the perfect life...on the outside! Matching "American Beauty" with "Melrose Place", this fresh, raunchy, and intelligent show revolves around four women who begin uncovering a series of mysteries when their best friend commits suicide. Susan Mayer(Teri Hatcher) is a Striking, chirpy woman with a beautiful daughter and a great romance with Mike Delfino(James Denton), but her flaw of natural klutziness gets her in trouble. Hatcher is irresistibly funny, and brings hysterics to the screen. Bree Van De Camp(Marcia Cross) is the stereotypical "Stepford" wife who brings jealousy to the most sweetest of ladies with her perfect life, blue flowers, smart kids, and exceptional marriage...RIGHT! Her life consists of struggling to retain her marriage, or lack there of. Her children hate her most of the time, and her husband can't stand her perfection. Cross is remarkably powerful in performance, and displays witty charm, and howlingly hilarious reactions to the events surrounding her. Not to mention being gorgeous beyond belief! Lynette Scavo(Felicity Huffman) gets the most sympathy from us as the successful woman, on her way to becoming the most powerful woman in business, and then pregnancy after pregnancy takes it all away. Now, she struggles with the most out-of-control children in television history, and a husband who just doesn't get it, or any thing else! Huffman is exceptional in this role, and deserves the recognition for her efforts. She gains so much sympathy when she breaks on children's medication, Lynette is one most people would love to sit and "bitch" with, I know I would. Next is Gabrielle Solis(Eva Longoria), the perfect woman, the rich marriage the most dreaming life of the block...AS IF! She sleeps with teens, and worms her way in and out of situations both good and bad, but she has her funny moments. Longoria is predictably slutty temptress, with minor qualities to redeem, so far. With a little learning for Gabrielle, we might see more than pretty faces with Mrs. Solis, but Longoria is alright. Last, but NEVER least, is Edie Britt(Nicolette Sheridan), a man-hungry woman with a wip and handcuffs! She will walk all over you to get to your man! Watch out for Edie! Sheridan is just right for this caustic, little sexy villainess of the street. Yes, all the women shine in their glory of the show! Better than anything else on TV right now, and probably in the future, "Desperate Housewives" will satisfy to the very touch of perfection, and beyond! Marc Cherry has created a masterpiece with this one! Thank the almighty for this one coming to the TV screen! May we be blessed with this show for many, many years to come!!!!! A perfect 10/10, 100% brilliant!

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Trivia

Season six episodes that have Stephen Sondheim song titles or lyric references as their show titles (Except where noted): - 6.1: Nice is Different from Good (Lyric line from "I Know Things Now" from Into the Woods). - 6.2: Being Alive (Song Title from Company). - 6.3: Never Judge a Lady by Her Lover (Lyric line from "Ah, But Underneath" from the London production of Follies). - 6.4: The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues (Song Title a.k.a. "Buddy's Blues" from Follies). - 6.5:Everybody Ought to Have a Maid (Song title from A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum). - 6.6: Don't Walk On The Grass (Lyric line from Everyone Says Don't from Anyone Can Whistle). - 6.7 Careful The Things You Say (Lyric line from Children Will Listen from Into the Woods). - 6.8: The Coffee Cup (Lyric Line from Losing My Mind from Follies). - 6.9: Would I Think Of Suicide? (Lyric line from Could I Leave You? from Follies). - 6.10 Boom Crunch (Song Title. Cut from Into the Woods). - 6.11: If (Early title for the song It Would Have Been Wonderful from A Little Night Music). - 6.12 You Gotta Have a Gimmick (from Gypsy. Music by Jules Styne). - 6.13 How About A Friendly Shrink? (Lyric line From A Country House from the London version of Follies and also in Putting It Together). - 6.14 The Glamorous Life (Song Title from A Little Night Music). - 6.15 Lovely (Song Title from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum). - 6.16 The Chase (Instrumental from film version of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum). - 6.17 Chromolume No. 7 (Instrumental from Sunday In the Park With George). - 6.18 My Two Young Men (Song Title from Bounce). - 6.19 We All Deserve to Die (Lyric line from the song "Epiphany" from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street). - 6.20 Epiphany (Song title from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street). - 6.21 A Little Night Music (Title of show). - 6.22 The Ballad of Booth (Song Title from Assassins). 6.23 I Guess This Is Goodbye (Song Title from Into the Woods).


Quotes

Susan: What are you smiling about?
Mike Delfino: I used to have all these questions about how you got to be the way you are. They were all just answered.


Goofs

Susan's last name is at first pronounced "Meyer" occasionally by all characters, before it eventually changes to "Mayer" for the second season onward.


Crazy Credits

In the second season the shortened version of the credits was shown from episode 2.07 to episode 2.11.


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Desperate Housewives Theme
Written by
Danny Elfman

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Genres

Comedy | Drama | Mystery | Romance

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