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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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Series cast summary:
Teri Hatcher ...  Susan Mayer / ... 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Felicity Huffman ...  Lynette Scavo 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Marcia Cross ...  Bree Van De Kamp / ... 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Eva Longoria ...  Gabrielle Solis / ... 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Ricardo Chavira ...  Carlos Solis 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Brenda Strong ...  Mary Alice Young 180 episodes, 2004-2012
James Denton ...  Mike Delfino 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Doug Savant ...  Tom Scavo 175 episodes, 2004-2012
Shawn Pyfrom ...  Andrew Van De Kamp 112 episodes, 2004-2012
Nicollette Sheridan ...  Edie Britt 111 episodes, 2004-2009
Andrea Bowen ...  Julie Mayer 108 episodes, 2004-2012
Kyle MacLachlan ...  Orson Hodge 96 episodes, 2006-2012
Brent Kinsman ...  Preston Scavo 88 episodes, 2004-2011
Shane Kinsman ...  Porter Scavo 88 episodes, 2004-2011
Kathryn Joosten ...  Karen McCluskey 87 episodes, 2005-2012
Zane Huett ...  Parker Scavo 81 episodes, 2004-2010
Joy Jorgensen ...  Danielle Van De Kamp / ... 78 episodes, 2004-2011
Mark Moses ...  Paul Young 75 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 ahmetkozan

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Tempting, isn't it? See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautés déséspérées See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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[Bree has told Dr. Goldfine that she's going to ignore all her problems with Rex and stay with him]
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Bree: And dinner parties. Don't forget the dinner parties.
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Enjoyable for both sexes due to its witty dark humor
28 April 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

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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