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An American television series created by Marc Cherry.

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Pretty funny, but sometimes off the wall

  • Oct 4, 2009
Note: this is a general review about the series, not of each individual season.

Make no mistake: this show is basically a glorified soap opera, with much better acting and plots. However, it is pretty funny. The plots get so off the wall sometimes that it becomes hilarious. Each season has a separate story arch that usually involves a murder or somebody's deep, dark secret. Each episode also features a unique story and many plot twists. Things get pretty zany after several seasons. Over the past 5 years, it has included many (many) extramarital affairs, murders, holdups, hurricanes, gang lords, and dead bodies in the freezer. All of which makes for some entertaining TV.

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Quick Tip by . March 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
My roommate get me into it. She told me she liked nobody but Gaby. The listening ability is very important in our College entrance examination, so we saw it together. After I went to college I got a American teacher, but one day I asked her about this movie, she told me she hated it. Because we chinese all think that life in America is the view in this movie, but it is not true. I really like the imagine showed in this movie, however ,I do hope I could have a clear idea about life in America.
Quick Tip by . June 07, 2010
I stopped watching a few years back because I just didn't have the time, but I loved it when I kept up with it. I'll one day catch up!
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
Oh, please. *rolls eyes* Wow! Get a life.
Quick Tip by . August 25, 2009
Desperate Housewives is my guilty pleasure! So much unrealistic drama yet still so thought provoking. Can't wait for next season to start :)
Quick Tip by . August 25, 2009
My wife got me into watching it . One of the few shows we share together. One of our biggest thrills at Universal was seeing Wisteria Lane.
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Desperate Housewives is an ABC Drama that follows the lives of five women (Edie, Susan, Bree, Gabby, and Lynette) and their families on Wisteria Lane through the eyes of their dead neighbor, Mary Alice. Seasons 1 through 4 document four years of life in this town - however Season 5 jumps ahead 5 years after the last point of season 4. Their lives revolves around their daily routines - raising children, working, and also keeping and discovering the secrets every person in this neighborhood is guilty of harboring at one point in their lives.
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Description: Drama following the lives of five women and their family on Wisteria Lane

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