New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.
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 five episodes that have Stephen Sondheim song titles or lyric references as their show titles (Except where denoted): - 5.1 You're Gonna Love Tomorrow (Song Title From Follies). - 5.2 We're So Happy You're So Happy (Lyric line from Prologue Act 2 from Into the Woods). - 5.3 Kids Ain't Like Everybody Else (Deleted song from West Side Story). - 5.4 Back in Business (Song Title From Dick Tracy & Putting It Together). - 5.5 Mirror Mirror (Lyric line from Who's That Woman? (The Mirror Song) from Follies). - 5.6 There's Always a Woman (Deleted song and later reinstated from Anyone Can Whistle). - 5.7 What More Do I Need? (Song title from Saturday Night). - 5.8 City on Fire (Song title from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street). - 5.9 Me and My Town (Song title from Anyone Can Whistle). - 5.10 A Vision's Just a Vision (Lyric line from "Putting It Together from Sunday In the Park With George). - 5.11 Home Is The Place (Song written for Tony Bennett. Music by Jule Styne). - 5.12 Connect! Connect! (Lyric line from Everybody's Got the Right To Be Happy from Assassins). - 5.13 The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (Lyric line from Now You Know from Merrily We Roll Along). - 5.14 Mama Spent Money When She Had None (Lyric line from Children and Art from Sunday In The Park). - 5.15 In a World Where the Kings Are Employers (Lyric line from Liaisons from A Little Night Music). - 5.16 Crime Doesn't Pay (Song title from The Lady Or The Tiger written with Mary Rodgers. Abandoned). - 5.17 The Story of Lucy and Jessie (Song title from Follies). - 5.18 A Spark to Pierce the Dark (Lyric line from Broadway Baby from Follies). - 5.19 Look Into Their Eyes And You See What They Know (Lyric Line from The Ladies Who Lunch from Company). - 5.20 Rose's Turn (Song title from Gyps. Music by Jule Styne). - 5.21 Bargaining (Song Title from Do I Hear a Waltz? Music by Richard Rodgers). - 5.22 Marry Me A Little (Cut and then reinstated into Company. It was also used a song in the musical revue "Marry Me A Little"). - 5.23 Everyone Says Don't (Song title from Anyone Can Whistle Also used as the episode title for season two, episode eighteen). 5.24 If It's Only In Your Head (Lyric line from Putting It Together from Sunday In The Park). See more »
Several times through out the seasons, when the camera is filming from the outside of a house into the front door, it can be noticed that the interior that is visible from the shot is different from the interior when filming on the inside of the house. See more »
You've obviously never had to remove a cheese stain!
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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 »
I'm gonna address something in a serious tone, that is way unlike the premiere of Desperate Housewives. Television, has gotten entirely too serious. It has! Even its comedies can be horribly depressing.
As I sat watching the premiere of Desperate Housewives, I found myself doing something I haven't done in quite some time, and that is "smiling," No, I mean, a huge smile, a GRIN of thankfulness.
I have a theory that most pilot scripts suck, because they are establishing a series, I have hardly ever liked a PILOT script, even if they do their job well which is establish character and the mood of the show. The great story telling comes after the pilot.
The only good pilot I have seen in recent years, was the pilot for ALIAS (brilliant) now a week ago, I saw the PILOT for LOST (edge of your seat good). But even those were topped by the intricate, hysterical, amazing pilot script for DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. If the writers are out there, reading this, 1. Thank You. 2. why are you reading this, get to writing more of this wonderful show.
They also have gotten a superb cast of women. OLDER WOMEN! WOMEN WOMEN, not some 20 something year olds with bland looks on their faces and pouty lips! But Talented, amazing, beautiful, WOMEN (and I'm a guy in my 20's) I appreciate that... WOMEN over 40 ROCK! I speak of course of Felicity Huffman, who can do more with one line of Dialogue, than any other actress I know. This show, brings also the RETURN of Terri Hatcher, THANK GOD! It's about TIME!! And it also brings me, MARCIA CROSS, an actress who should have been given an EMMY for her brilliant, heartbreaking work in EVERWOOD last season.
The producers/Direction/showrunners of the show, have established a look for the show. it's American BEAUTY on ACID. A gorgeous use of color and cinematography, of scoring, and well, I mention it again, because it's so important... GREAT WRITING!
On every level, the PILOT for DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES impresses. It has bite, humor and heart. I hope that it will be around for a long time. But even this one episode is enough to remind people everywhere, that network television can still be FUN!
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