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Desperate Housewives

  1. Feb 20, 2005 #1

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    Ok, I have a confession to make. I LOVE the tv show "Desperate Housewives".

    I didn't watch it the first few weeks it was on because I assumed it was just another stupid, smarmy soap opera. Boy was I wrong. The show is clever and HYSTERICALLY funny, with several bizzare murder/suicides being revealed.

    Has anyone else watched it? It's on tonight at 9pmEST/8pm Central here in the US.

    I highly recommend it. (for the guys, plenty of gorgeous scantily clad women) :tongue:
     
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    Hmm I thought it was some kind of soap drama as well, so I have yet to even think of watching it. However, I will record it tonight, it better be good *shakes fist*
     
  4. Feb 20, 2005 #3

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    Tonight's episode is new, but if it's anything like the past episodes, it should be very good.

    Tonight Zack, the son of the woman who comitted "suicide" after what appears to be some tie to blackmail concerning the death of an infant daughter (which was covered up and the baby perhaps buried under the swimming pool?), which he's having flashbacks of murdering, but it seems perhaps he didn't really kill the baby, but was made to think so to hide the truth, which has destroyed his mind to some extent...

    Oh, just watch it for the gorgeous women in their underwear and the fun.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2005 #4

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    I'm never home that early...but with a name like "Desperate Housewives" it wasn't really tempting me !

    ...book by its cover, eh ? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Feb 20, 2005 #5

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    And this is not a soap ? :eek:
    Ergo, soaps are not what I've imagined them to be all along.
    Oh, no...what have I been missing ???!! :surprised
    Say, would Blockbuster have the last 17 (or is it 36?) years worth of Bold and the Beautiful ? I've got some catching up to do. :grumpy:
     
  7. Feb 20, 2005 #6

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    I know, I was turned off and refused to watch it. Then by accident...

    They take these really dark situations and then make everything happening around it so funny and weird. It's the only tv show I give "two thumbs up" to.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2005 #7

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    I wasn't all that impressed. It did come across as another smarmy soap opera to me. I watched it a bit on Grammy night, because I wasn't interested in that, and turned the TV off halfway through.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2005 #8

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    No, the way this is done is actually funny, although bizarre.

    Trust me, no soap here.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2005 #9

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    What part did you watch??

    I suggest giving it another shot.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2005 #10

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    Say Evo, the way you're plugging for the show, sounds look you have a vested interest. :wink: You don't act in it or anything, do you ? Even if you don't, saying you do will instantly raise the viewership by a goodly bit.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2005 #11

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    I watched the first half of whatever episode was on Grammy night. This actually was a second shot. I saw the first episode without knowing what it was, and wasn't impressed by that either. All I remember was some mom getting mad at her kids because one of them stole a flower pot from the neighbor she hates, and made her look bad in front of the whole neighborhood. The characters were just all too over the top. It reminded me of Malcolm in the Middle crossed with the Stepford Wives and the Young and the Restless.

    How many nights a week do they have it on anyway? It seems to be on at least twice a week.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2005 #12

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    You guys are probably too young to remember "Soap" with Billy Crystal, this is like Soap. It has the tragic stuff, but it's tongue in cheek and funny.

    I guess if you liked" Soap", you'll like this.

    Moonbear, I guess we have different senses of humor. I think the prim and proper soccer mom turning her home into a brothel and becoming a "dominatrix" to pay the Country Club fees is funny.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2005 #13
    I remember 'Soap"! Wasn't Billy Crystals' character gay?

    I wont watch 'desperate housewives' because it makes me think of what a pathatic loser I am. No housewife for me and even the desperate ones snub me.

    Is it me or was disney trying to be risque' with this title?
     
  15. Feb 20, 2005 #14

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    Well, truth be known, Teri Hatcher (from the show) and I are identical twins.

    Not bad for a 40 year old, eh?

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  16. Feb 20, 2005 #15
    Desperate Housewives = Sex in the Suburbs

    Even the characters are almost carbon copies of the HBO namesake
     
  17. Feb 20, 2005 #16

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    Nope, not even close. I didn't care for "Sex in the City".
     
  18. Feb 20, 2005 #17

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    Yep, we must have different senses of humor. I do remember Soap, and didn't like that either (though I was young, so could have also been that it was just too old for me). I did like Sex in the City though...not crazy about it, just liked it enough that if I was staying in a hotel with HBO, I'd watch it.
     
  19. Feb 20, 2005 #18
    Desperate Housewives----------- Sex in the City ------------------------- Role
    "Susan" (Teri Hatcher)-------------"Carrie" (Sarah Jessica Parker)----------- Everywoman
    "Bree" (Marcia Cross)--------------"Miranda" (Cynthia Nixon)---------------- The straight and narrow(or at least tries to be)
    "Edie" (Nicollete Sheridan)--------"Samantha" (Kim Cattrall)---------------- The slut
    "Gabrielle" (Eva Longoria) ------------------------------------------------- ---- The slut (DH has two of these, how original!)

    Haven't watched enough of either show to characterize the other characters( "Charlotte" in SITC and "Lynette" in DH)
     
  20. Feb 20, 2005 #19
    They should just do soft core porn and get it over with ...
     
  21. Feb 20, 2005 #20

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    i don't get tv rights Sunday nights...between the Simpsons, Family Guy, and Arrested Development, my husband is glued to the television...that's why i am on PF usually at this time!
     
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