Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

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 Susan Mayer / ... (181 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Lynette Scavo (181 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Bree Van De Kamp / ... (181 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Gabrielle Solis / ... (181 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Carlos Solis (181 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Mike Delfino (181 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Mary Alice Young (180 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Tom Scavo (176 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Andrew Van De Kamp (113 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Edie Britt (112 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Julie Mayer (107 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Orson Hodge (96 episodes, 2006-2012)
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 Preston Scavo (89 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Porter Scavo (89 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Karen McCluskey (87 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Parker Scavo (82 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Paul Young (76 episodes, 2004-2011)
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The "normal" suburban life for a group of close-knit housewives takes a dark turn when one of their closest friends mysteriously commits suicide. Now while trying to deal with their own hectic problems and romantic lives, each year brings on a new mystery and more dark and twisted events to come. Life behind closed doors is about to be revealed as suburban life takes a funny and dark turn. Written by devil_730

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secret | suicide | blackmail | friend | plumber | See more »

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Secrets. Romance. Murder. All On One Street. See more »


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3 October 2004 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Season 4 episodes that have Stephen Sondheim song titles or lyric references as their show titles (Except where denoted):
  • 4.1 Now You Know (Song Title From Merrily We Roll Along)
  • 4.2 Smiles of a Summer Night (The Ingmar Bergman film that A Little Night Music is based on.)
  • 4.3 The Game (Could be a reference to a musical section from Putting It Together)
  • 4.4 If There's Anything I Can't Stand (Song title from By George)
  • 4.5 Art Isn't Easy (Lyric line from Putting It Together from Sunday In The Park)
  • 4.6 Now I Know, Don't Be Scared (Lyric quote from I Know Things Now from Into the Woods)
  • 4.7 You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover (Lyric quote from Simple from Anyone Can Whistle)
  • 4.8 Distant Past (Instrumental from Stavisky)
  • 4.9 Something's Coming (Song title from West Side Story. Music by Leonard Bernstein)
  • 4.10 Welcome To Kanagawa (Song title from Pacific Overtures)
  • 4.11 Sunday (Song title from Sunday In the Park With George)
  • 4.12 In Buddy's Eyes (Song title from Follies)
  • 4.13 Hello Little Girl (Song title from Into the Woods)
  • 4.14 Opening Doors (Song title from Merrily We Roll Along)
  • 4.15 Mother Said (Could be first two lyrics from I Know Things Now from Into the Woods. See also 4.6 Now I Know, Don't Be Scared, or lyrics from Into the Woods Act I Prologue)
  • 4.16 The Gun Song (Song title from Assassins)
  • 4.17 Free (Song title from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Forum)
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Goofs

Xiao-Mei would never be able to be a surrogate without having a child of her own first. All reputable surrogacy agencies in the US require their surrogates to have had at least one full-term, live birth before becoming a surrogate. See more »

Quotes

Paul Young: You know, Julie is a very special girl.
Zach Young: I know.
Paul Young: She could have just about any boy she wants... I think you're a wonderful kid, I do, but you're not that special, Zach, not really.
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Crazy Credits

In the first season a shortened version of the credits was shown in the Premiere and the Finale. See more »

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Faultless series ideal for any viewer
24 April 2007 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

The time Desperate Housewives came into advertising moments at Studio23 it didn't catch my attention immediately. I thought it was just one of the usual drama series that inadvertently attracts the attention of any melodramatic viewers, however I was totally wrong with my primary impression, it wasn't dramatic at all, comedy and puzzling twist where one of its successful magnetism that will always keep you hanging at the edge of your seats. The series is starred by four "Desperate Housewives" in its usual episodically scheduled time in Studio23, namely: Susan Mayer, Bree Van De Kamp, Lynette Scavo, Gabrielle Solis played by this wonderful stars: Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria respectively.

Even for a guy like me could embrace and yearn for this kind of drama series. It even made weep many times; I thought it was a lowly dramatized play that couldn't even catch the interest of ordinary viewers, but it was the best realistic series that anyone could actually love. Witty moments were one of its attracting element, Desperate Housewives never lacks on it, every episode were complete, mystery, intrigues, drama, jokes, crime and hilarity always coalesce every episode that appear. I would even scamper instantaneously to finish washing dishes and bathe myself around 9:30 at night to capture the beginning of each episode.

For sure if anyone had followed the mystifying story of Mary Alice Young, going to every inhabitant of Mysterial Lane—suburban neighborhood, you would really appreciate the beauty of the plot of "Desperate Housewives", keep watching…


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