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Desperate Housewives

Review: Desperate Housewives - The Glamorous Life

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 1st 2010 12:35AM
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(S06E14) "Stink, stank, stunk." - Lynette to Dr. Graham

Before going on a short hiatus, Desperate Housewives treated us with a so-so episode. This week's episode introduced an almost unrecognizable Julie Benz as stripper Robin (see above), whom Susan takes under her wing; offered us a funnily stinky performance from Frasier's Jane Leeves, which helped Tom and Lynette grow as a couple; put Angie and the Solises at odds as Danny and Ana were ready to take their relationship to the next step; and had the Bree-Orson storyline take a turn that I'm not enjoying at all.

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Captain Jack coming to Wisteria Lane

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 30th 2010 1:00PM
john_barrowman_torchwood_headshotRemember way back in July 2009? Of course you don't, but thank goodness for search engines. You see, on July 31st of last year, Bob wrote about a Torchwood character going to Wisteria Lane. Now, it's happening. John Barrowman will be appearing on Desperate Housewives. Captain Jack Harkness will be playing a villain, stirring up trouble for the ladies of the neighborhood.

Barrowman is expected to leave England in March to come to Los Angeles to begin filming. He'll appear on screen in April, and he's there for a mini-arc, at least five episodes. And he will be playing a malevolent man, i.e. a villain.

Ausiello reports that he's going to be involved with Angie's story. How will he impact on the Bolens, who are already brimming with angst and drama? Doesn't sound like it will be a positive impact.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - How About a Friendly Shrink?

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 17th 2010 11:45PM
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(S06E13) "The number one rule to a successful dinner party: keep discussion about your marriage to a minimum." - Mary Alice

Let's face it, all the Wisteria Lane residents need some one-on-one time with a shrink. From past episodes, we know that Tom and Lynette need to discuss their issues with the loss of the baby, Lynette's need for control and Tom's frustrations; while Orson and Bree need to cope with her affair with Karl and Orson being in a wheelchair and acting like a spoiled brat. This week, we can add that Gaby and Susan need to get over their need for competition and accept their children as they are; Bob and Lee must deal with their marital problems; and Angie needs advice so she can let new people in her life, aka Ana as Danny's new girlfriend.

Out of our favorite Wisteria Lane residents, only five met with a shrink and that includes Katherine, whom we finally (!) get news of.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - You Gotta Get a Gimmick

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 11th 2010 1:00AM
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(S06E12) After a dramatic plane crash and the housewives wondering what could happen as they tried to cope with their losses, it's time to return to normal life -- as much as one can have a normal life on Desperate Housewives that is -- on Wisteria Lane.

We resume about month after Karl's death. Julie and Susan learn what Karl left them in his will; Bree tries to get Orson to move back home; Lynette wants to know what will happen to her job; Gaby and Carlos try to get Juanita in a school. As for Katherine, she is still missing in action this week as she is still locked in the loony bin.

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Dexter's Julie Benz finds new work on Desperate Housewives

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 4th 2010 9:00PM
Are you sad that Julie Benz is no longer going to play dear sweet Rita on Dexter? Did her tragic departure shatter the last remaining ounce of hope you had of living in a free and humane world? Does her exit have you questioning the existence of a just and fair God? If so, please seek immediate professional help.

And don't fret. Actress Julie Benz has already racked up an interesting role on ABC's Desperate Housewives.

And when I say "interesting," I mean "smoking hot." Her character, Debbie, is a stripper who is trying to earn a Master's degree in education. Think of it as a late night "Skinemax" movie but with a better acting coach.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - If...

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 3rd 2010 11:50PM
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(S06E11) "No one knows who survived that terrible plane crash. Or more importantly, who didn't." - Mary

The plane crash that happened in episode "Boom Crunch" left us wondering if some of the Wisteria Lane citizens would make it alive or not. My predictions were that Karl, Celia and Mona would die. Some TV Squad readers predicted that Lynette would lose one of her yet-to-be-born twins because she threw herself in harm's way to protect one of the Solises kids.

Desperate Housewives' first episode of 2010 confirmed some of our predictions while treating us to the much advertised what if/ flashfoward episode of the series.

Which prediction was right? Answers and my two cents about the "what if" sequences, and more, coming up!

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What's Hot on SlashControl: Tonight's Desperate Housewives

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 3rd 2010 4:00PM
I lapsed on Desperate Housewives for a while there (like, a year or two), but recently started watching it again. It's pretty good! If you haven't kept up to speed with it, the last episode of 2009 ended with a plane crashing on Wisteria Lane. Tonight's episode picks up with Susan learning the details of the crash.

The clip below indicates that Karl is in surgery and it doesn't look good, and that Lynette saved Gaby and Carlos' daughter from certain death. At the hospital, Lynette starts experiencing some pains and worries that something is wrong with the babies. According to the episode synopsis, the gang starts pondering what their lives might been like had they made different choices, and it looks like we get a glimpse of what they'll look like in the future.

Are you watching Desperate Housewives? And if you lapsed like I did, what brought you back to the show?

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The weirdest thing you'll see all day: Eva Longoria and Tony Parker do Grease

by Kona Gallagher, posted Dec 29th 2009 6:03PM
eva longoriaI ran across this video while perusing Gawker, and I honestly have no idea what it is. Well, that's not true: I know what it is, it's a shot-by-shot remake of the songs "Summer Lovin'" from Grease, starring Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria-Parker and her husband, NBA player, Tony Parker. What I don't have an answer for, is why.

Other than Tony talking in the beginning, the video is completely lip-synced, so neither one is trying to show off their vocal talents. Her wig looks like she scalped a parcel of barbies, and his looks like he's trying to honor a beloved, yet dead family pet by gently nestling it on his cranium for the rest of eternity, so "looking good" can't be much of a motive either.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - Boom Crunch

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Dec 6th 2009 2:08AM
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(S06E10) "Your mom needs help, and so does Mike." - Susan to Dylan

There we go, dear TV Squad readers, a few of our wishes and theories concerning Desperate Housewives have come true this week in the Christmas-themed installment of the show. I mentioned a few weeks back that I wanted Dylan, Katherine's daughter, to come back to Wisteria Lane and help her mother, and it came true. And two weeks ago, a few of you predicted the accurate turn of events concerning Katherine's stabbing.

But Katherine's crazy storyline wasn't the important event of the last episode of 2009. As teased for weeks, the lives of the Wisteria Lane citizens were rocked by a boom and a crunch.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - Would I Think of Suicide?

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 30th 2009 1:02AM
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(S06E09) "I don't care how you go. I just want you gone." - Carlos to Lynette

As we all expected, this week's installment of Desperate Housewives marked the beginning of the war between Carlos and Lynette over the fact that she is pregnant and hid her pregnancy as long as she could so she wouldn't be fired.

Carlos may have won the first battle, but the war is far from over as Lynette will not go down without fighting as hard as she can. Who will win the war? Only time will tell. One thing is certain, it will take a lot of time for the Scavos and Solises to be the friends they once were.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - The Coffee Cup

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 16th 2009 12:40AM
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(S06E08) "I could see shooting someone over you." - The judge to Mike

This week, Susan had to face the fact that she accidentally shot Katherine a few weeks back. Sadly for Susan, she had to face a judge who had humor when giving sentences and who allowed Katherine to say a few words before sentencing Susan. As expected, things didn't turn out the way Susan would have wanted them to turn out. However, Susan got exactly the type of sentence that offered us some fun war scenes between Katherine and her.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - Careful the Things You Say

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 10th 2009 3:34AM
Desperate Housewives: Careful the Things You Say
(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.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - Don't Walk on the Grass

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 2nd 2009 1:30AM
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(S06E06) "Aren't you glad I'm not crazy anymore?" - Katherine to Susan

To our pleasure and amusement, Katherine is still crazy and maybe even more than before. She is so deeply in denial that she can't see the truth anymore and thinks her make-believe world is accurate.

I've had to teach a teen who was in such a denial a few years back -- he was making up all sort of lies to hide the fact that things weren't going well at home, so he made up this "other and better" life. I can tell you that it's extremely difficult to help the person come back to reality and also to differentiate if what they tell us is true or false, since they are really convincing as, to them, their world is accurate. It needs a lot of therapy to help someone like that come back to reality.

Since Katherine is not getting the help she needs to deal with her denial, fantasies and problems, she will keep plotting to get Mike back and hurt people in the process, including herself. It won't be pretty when she'll hit rock bottom.

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Review: Desperate Housewives - Everybody Ought to Have a Maid

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 26th 2009 12:19AM
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(S06E05) "You seem like a nice lady. Don't you ever feel guilty?" - The maid to Bree

This week's episode was pretty much what I call a "filler episode". Yes, there was some progress in the storylines but if someone missed this week's installment of Desperate Housewives, they won't be totally lost next week.

Even if "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid" wasn't the best DH episode so far this season, I did enjoy the dialog between Bree and the maid concerning Bree's affair with Karl, as well as Julie's return home after two weeks in the hospital, especially since her return meant that she would run into Nick eventually.

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Here's the first pic from the Desperate Housewives plane crash

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 22nd 2009 7:03PM
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We told you several days ago about the plane crash that will happen on Desperate Housewives later this season (it may or may not be an Oceanic plane, there are conflicting reports on that). Here's the first pic from the scene, with all of its devastation. The Daily Mail has more.

Creator Marc Cherry says the crash will kill several characters.

[Watch episodes and clips of Desperate Housewives at SlashControl.]

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