While wrestling with the pressures of life, love, and work in Manhattan, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte join Samantha for a trip to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), where Samantha's ex is filming a new movie.
Michael Patrick King
Sarah Jessica Parker,
Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.
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
Season two episodes that have Stephen Sondheim song titles or lyric references as their show titles (Except where noted): - 2.1: Next (Song title from Pacific Overtures). - 2.2: You Could Drive a Person Crazy (Song title from Company). - 2.3: You'll Never Get Away from Me (Song title from Gypsy Music by Jule Styne). - 2.4: My Heart Belongs to Daddy (No Sondheim Reference. Cole Porter Leave It To Me). - 2.5: They Asked Me Why I Believe in You (Song title from I Believe In You Unproduced). - 2.6: I Wish I Could Forget You (Song title from Passion). - 2.7: Color and Light (Song title from Sunday in the Park with George). - 2.9: That's Good, That's Bad Season (Song title from Hot Spot. Music by Mary Rodgers). - 2.10: Coming Home (Song title from Bounce). - 2.11: One More Kiss (Song title from Follies). - 2.12: We're Gonna Be All Right (Song title from Do I Hear A Waltz? Music by Richard Rodgers). - 2.13: There's Something About a War (Song title from A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum Cut). - 2.14: Silly People (Song title from A Little Night Music Cut). - 2.15: Thank You So Much (Song title from Do I Hear A Waltz? Music by Richard Rodgers). - 2.16: There Is No Other Way (Song title from Pacific Overtures). - 2.17: Could I Leave You? (Song title from Follies). - 2.18: Everybody Says Don't (Anyone Can Whistle). - 2.19: Don't Look at Me (Song title from Follies). - 2.20: It Wasn't Meant to Happen (Song title from Follies Cut). - 2.21: I Know Things Now (Song title from Into the Woods). - 2.22: No One Is Alone (Song title from Into the Woods). 2.23 & 2.24 Remember: Part 1 & 2 (Song title from A Little Night Music). See more »
Susan's last name is at first pronounced "Meyer" occasionally by all characters, before it eventually changes to "Mayer" for the second season onward. See more »
[about the kids]
Why don't I just put them back in me and cook 'em until they're civilized?
You'd be cool with that?
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In the first season a shortened version of the credits was shown in the Premiere and the Finale. See more »
Enjoyable for both sexes due to its witty dark humor
I had approached "Desperate Housewives" with a certain amount of suspicion as I was never a fan by any means of "Sex and the City" and thought this would basically be the same sort of show. In some ways, it is. Men are still represented the same way -- to be blunt, idiots -- and it's still very targeted towards females.
However what I found is that "Desperate Housewives" contains a very funny satirical, dark edge to its humor that elevates it above "Sex and the City" and some other such shows that were previously on television... as a result it can be enjoyed by men and women -- if you like dark suburban comedies such as "The War of the Roses" and "The 'burbs" you'll probably love this.
It centers around a neighborhood of housewives who are trying to figure out who may or may not have killed one of their friends, a woman who supposedly committed suicide.
Meanwhile the show focuses on their relationships, trials and tribulations, mainly the character of Teri Hatcher, who is the one we are meant to feel the most sympathy for.
Although "Desperate Housewives" is rather silly at times and perhaps a bit too smug and clever for its own good, I find it very easy to watch and one of the better entertainments available on television at the time. I'd recommend it to anyone who can appreciate absurd dark humor set in a realistic environment. It's just good fun!
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