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
Teri Hatcher (Susan Mayer), Marcia Cross (Bree Van de Kamp Hodge), Brenda Strong (Mary Alice Young), and Kathryn Joosten (Karen McCluskey) appeared on Seinfeld (1989). Joosten was the only one of the four to never appear on-screen with Jerry Seinfeld. Hatcher was the only one of the four who never appeared on Everwood (2002). See more »
Although the creators of the show keep the location of Wisteria Lane a secret, several clues have been given that contradict each other. For example, in the first season the restaurant Saddle Ranch is featured once, suggesting that the mystery location is either in California or Arizona, where the restaurant has locations. However, two families, the Applewhites and the Mayfairs had moved from Chicago suggesting that Fairview is near there. Those two cities are very far from each other. When Renee (Vanessa Williams) arrives she tells Lynette that she flew all the way across the country to see her. Renee lives in NYC so that would suggest Fairview is on the west coast of the United States.
There is also a scene where Suzy is looking for her ex-husband's grandmother's ring. You can see a sign for US Highway 7 which runs from Norwalk, CT, to just south of the Canadian border in Vermont. See more »
You could have an affair with anyone and you choose the pharmacist? You are such a Republican.
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In the second season the shortened version of the credits was shown from episode 2.07 to episode 2.11. See more »
All I can say about this show is: You gotta love the dirty laundry!
At first when I saw the pilots, it was like: What the heck? Are they serious that they were going to make a show about a bunch of shallow people living on a street having sex and complaining about not having enough sex? But at the end, I was wrong.
This is a show about misunderstood and troubled people who really cares about each other and shows it. They are human and they hurt people like everyday-people do. I love this show and it is so humane and the characters are so likable in every single way.
The desperate housewives are portrayed by Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, and Eva Longoria. As much I hate the character Gabrielle, I have to say, I have to love Eva Logoria's charm because she is delightful to watch as a person in interviews. I love the character Bree. She is so stunning to watch as this perfectionist with a family that is nothing but 'perfect.' Felicity Huffman plays the real everyday-mom who's stressed - Lynette, who's also an great character. There's Teri Hatcher's character, Susan, which I liked at first but she gets boring but she does have a great cheerleader, her daughter Julie, who is probably much more likable than her.
And there's Edie Britt ... the 'slut' of the neighborhood. I hated her at first, but then, slowly, loved her.
What makes this show so creative is that it is narrated by a housewife that committed suicide on episode one. It is an extremely nice turn in television.
This is my favorite show ... next to Lost. ABC is doing very well this season.
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