Desperate(ly) (Seeking) Housewives
The women of Wisteria Lane drew enormous interest in the media since this adult rated TV show began airing on ABC. The story revolves around Martha Stewart-perfect Bree (Marcia Cross), who has it all, until she finds out her husband is cheating on her. Gaby (Eva Longoria) is a bored trophy wife whose predilection for shopping and clothes are the perfect decoy for her affair with the hunky teenage gardener (Jesse Metcalfe). Former career woman Lynette (Felicity Huffman) is the most stereotypical housewife, raising four kids and frustrated, and Susan (Teri Hatcher), the divorcee looking for love sees her prospects brighten with the arrival of hunky plumber Mike (James Denton), who has some desperate secrets of his own.
It is a fast and wild mix of plot and characters that made this a hit show. There are 23 episodes on this DVD set presented in widescreen format, and six of the episodes can also be viewed in "unrated, extended" versions. More fun is the five leading ladies' separate commentaries on few of their favorite scenes discussing the characters' clothes and homes, the show's appeal, casting decisions, the show's much-hyped secrets, and how naked Teri Hatcher had to be. Last, and least, there is a segment in which Oprah moves to Wisteria Lane.
18 of 24 people found this review helpful.
Watching it to fit in at work...and i'm hooked!
I am the perfect example that anyone can enjoy this show. With a title like "Depereate Housewives" it seems to put alot of people off, becasue they don't believe that they can enjoy this wondeful show. Well I am here to set the record striaght. I am a 23-year-old male and Despereate Housewives has quickly become one of my top three favorite shows on the air behind Entourage and LOST.
The show is about four, sometimes five housewives and how there lives become meshed as they try to figureout the mystery behind why one of there fellow neighbors committed suicides. Beyond this mystery, each of the housewives have there own troubles at home to over come. Marcia Cross plays housewife one who has and off-again, on-again relations with her husband because he thinks she is too perfect, Felicity Huffman plays housewife two - a woman who has to deal with a husband who is never home and a home full of little monsters (also known as six and five year old boys), Eva Longoria plays housewife number three, a woman who isn't quit sure if her husband is the person she wants to spend her life with, and finally housewife number four player to perfect by Teri Hatcher is a 40-year-old woman who is recently divorced and has to take care of her 14-year-old daugter, but due to her neurotisisesy's it seems the daughter takes care of her.
I have just scratched the surface of what this show is about. During the first few episodes the show is trying to figure out what it wants to be (comedy or drama), yet it finally desided upon dramedy. The series won both the golden globe for best comedic series, but also for Teri Hatcher for best Actress (two additional actresses where nominated as well).
But what makes this series so special is the fact that it was a last chance at a career for most of the people involved. The creator was literally at the end of his ropes havn't to borrow money from his mother to write the script, and actresses Felicity Huffman and Teri Hatcher could no longer find work. This show is just a testiment that the old hollywood mantra "the younger, the better' does not apply anymore.
10 of 15 people found this review helpful.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES...Desperately Longing For More!!
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES...Desperately Longing For More!!
This is IT!! One of those GOTTA HAVE Box Sets for your DVD collection!
I never got to watch this series on television before. I’m either on eBay or watching the latest Law & Order. Unfortunately, in August I was laid up in the hospital for a few weeks. Of course, the ONLY thing to do is lie in bed & watch TV. Lifetime network started running the Desperate Housewives series & I was able to tune in. Let me tell you, I was hooked immediately! A modern take on the 1980's series SOAP... This show is an outrageously funny look at life in Suburbia. You’ve got to admit, it’s not too far fetched. We all live next door to Bree, or how about Lynette’s darling boys? Ooh LaLa Gabriella Makes you wonder what your neighbors are up to??? My schedule here at home, doesn’t allow for much TV time, so I immediately got the 1st series DVD set here on eBay. I wasn’t even through the first four episode disc & I knew I had to get Season 2. This set is a keeper & I’m sure while I’m snowed in this winter, I’ll be watching it again. Whatever you do… Buy It On eBay! Circuit City sells these for $60.00 each. You can easily win an auction for less than HALF that price. With so many starting everyday at just 99 cents, anyone would be crazy to purchase retail.
Teri Hatcher Makes The Show Worth Watching For Me!
I first noticed Teri Hatcher as the girlfriend of Dr Sam Beckett, (Scott Bakula), in an early 1989 episode of Quantum Leap, the TV Show Series.
By the time Quantum Leap needed her back for the Donna Eleese role, Teri had gone on to playing Katherine 'Kiki" Tango in the TV series 'Tango & Cash'.
She went on to play Lois Lane in the TV series 'Lois and Clark, the New Adventures of Superman'.
Today we all know her as playing Susan in the hit TV show 'Desperate Housewives' !
The first season of 'Desperate Housewives' was great. Tina and I have both watched it from the first show till this past Sunday night. The second second season didn't disuade us from watching it, but it just wasn't the same!
This is the chance for all fans of the show to be able to view their favorite episodes over and over from the first season!
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Addictive and GREAT!
I loved Season 1 of Desperate Housewives! It was super funny, and suprisingly my husband liked it too! It is not just bout bored rich women sleeping with their gardeners (though there is some of that), but there is also a sort of mystery involved. A mysterious, somewhat creepy neighbor whose wife commits suicide and narrates the show, a new "plumber" who is keeping tabs on everyone, and of course, your neighborhood gossip, who ends up learning a little too much about some of her neighboors...
Overall, I give this Season an A+!