Review: Desperate Housewives - Careful the Things You Say
by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 10th 2009 3:34AM
(S06E07) "There are two sides to every story." - Nick
And to finish that thought, Lynette said, "Yeah, well your side is married." Which sums up part of what this episode covered -- the fact that Julie and Nick had an affair, and Lynette found out about it and confronted him. During the scene, I thought to myself, why is Lynette confronting him? What does she hope to gain from it? But I can see why she did it -- to try and protect Julie.
I'm filling in for Isabelle this week (apologies for my lateness on the review), so be gentle with me. Mostly what occurred to me about this episode was how thin all the ladies have gotten again. For a while there, it seemed like some of them bulked up to at least a size two. Now they're all back down to a size 0. Bree runs a catering service, for cripes sake, and looks like she hasn't eaten in weeks. Sandwiches for all. Oh, and Carlos is looking more and more like John Travolta. And thank God for Kathy Najimy.
First of all, Gaby she looks like no other mom I've ever met. She's so tiny that she's like a kid herself. Let's hope she had a C-section when she gave birth. As for her storyline this week, I don't really understand why it was so important for her to do the home-schooling. They seem to be making enough money to afford a tutor, so I'm glad Carlos finally came to that conclusion and let Gaby off the hook.
And Gaby getting the housekeeper to do the teaching made perfect sense to me. The woman's had some major schooling, after all. Then again, I'm not sure what that says about the DH writers -- that they think well-schooled foreigners can't find jobs in their chosen field in this country? I know plenty who have. Go to any major hospital and I bet most of the doctors will be foreigners.
I know I keep harping on it, but thank goodness that Drea de Matteo isn't stick thin. I love seeing real-looking women on TV. And the pairing of her and Bree in the catering business should be fun, since they're total opposites.
Susan was a cheerleader in high school? I didn't take her for the cheerleading type. Though I can picture her stealing Denise's boyfriend, and maybe even saying that Denise laughs like a moose. Stuff like that comes back around to haunt a person -- as Susan found out.
Someone tell me why Bree still puts up with Orson. I know he's got something on her, but I'd still kick his ass out. He's such a buffoon.
Did anyone else think the Sprint commercial with the woman killing her husband because he's about ready to run off with someone else a little ... weird? If I was a phone company, I wouldn't want my brand associated with a killing.
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