You may wonder what a middle aged male would be doing watching a show that is made predominately for women? This was the concession show agreement that I had with my wife. I had the choice to watch others (Ugly Betty, The Bachelor). Most of these other shows would be as painful to watch as putting pins in my eyes (as Ralph Kramden used to say). I found that even with the sometimes campiness in the show, it does sometimes deal with important issues ("perfect" parents coping with troubled teens, dealing with cancer, balancing job demands with home life) and I actually enjoy watching it. The first season was excellent (I remember one scene where the "perfect" Bree is seeing an analyst and all she can do is stare at a button that is out of line on his shirt) that culminated in the demise of poor Rex (who liked to be a masochist).
The next few seasons were not as good but still alot better than being subjected to The Bachelor. That brings us to Season 6. The end of Season 5 introduced two storylines that figured to be prominent in Season 6. Carlos Solis promiscuous and troubled teen niece was forced to move in with Carlos and Gabby. And the mysterious Bolen family moved into Wisteria Lane.
So far in season 6 the niece was a problem for a single episode until she and Gabby (the ex-model) had a little heart to heart chat. Issues arouse when Lynnette Scalvo accepted a promotion from Carlos knowing full well that she would be leaving work soon on maternity and had to keep Carlos from finding out (he needed someone to be available to work on a major project). All her conniving finally backfired on her because when Carlos found out he said that her maternity wouldn't have been a problem because she could have easily telecommuted. But Lynnette had damaged that chance by lying to an employee to keep him from taking a reassignment.
Susan Meyers and Katherine have been feuding over Susan's now again husband Mike (they were divorced and remarried, and note that Susan had done the same thing with her prior husband Carl). Katherine had a fatal attraction still to Mike and she was stalking him constantly. This whole thing has been the biggest camp event of Season 6 so far.
Bree has been trying to divorce Orson while holding a clandestine affair with Susan's ex-shusband Carl. Bree has recently been torn because she has virtually nothing in common with Carl but animal magnetism while she has no physical attraction to Orson. (actually Bree finds Carl a Neanderthal with absolutely no manners) However, Orson and Bree share a lot in common, especially things like fine arts. Bree was so sure she wanted a divorce but lately she is having second thoughts.
The Bolens (Angie and her husband) seem to be running from the law under fake identities. Apparently they have moved around the country too much so if they cannot maintain this guise, they will have to turn themselves in to the authorities. Her husband has been doing nothing to help them especially getting involved with Susan Meyer's teenage (or perhaps she is in her early 20's) daughter Julie and also seems to be strangling people.
Season 6 has been not too bad so far and seems a lot better than seasons 2-5. I tell my wife that I still watch the show to have something to watch with her but I've got to admit that I have become addicted to it even to the point that I have been watching it over two shows in that timeslot that I watch religiously on HBO (Curb Your Enthusiasm and True Blood).
This is probably one of those few tv drama where murders are grossly depicted. In some ways, those who live here seemed to be living in a greenhouse or a cocoon. Other than some minor disappointments and some big issues, things appear to be under control. Not quite realistic but it's fine by me since it's simply entertainment :-)
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