I was going to snark about the promo pics for the upcoming season of Desperate Housewives, which look to have undergone not a bit of Photoshopping, but Best Week Ever beat me to it. Evabot, hee.
So why did Marc Cherry end the fourth season of Desperate Housewives with a five-year leap into the future? “The thing that made the first year so easy is the women’s lives were very simple and their problems were very small,” he says. “But as the years go on with a serialised show, the soap begins to build up. And I kind of wanted to get back to that relatable jumping-off point, you know, just women with everyday problems.”
Yes, because investigating the suicide of a friend who killed herself years after she murdered a woman, made off with her baby and buried the chopped-up body under a swimming pool is something that can happen to just anyone.
Anyway, apparently the greatest concern the actresses had about the time-skip wasn’t how it would affect their characters, but looking “jowly”. Poor things.
All the core Desperate Housewives made it onto the Emmys shortlist of best actress in a comedy… except Teri Hatcher. Snubbed! But… how did Eva Longoria make the cut and not Hatcher? It’s not like Teri deserves an Emmy, but is Gabby really a deeper, more thoughtfully drawn character than Susan?
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The New York Post has details on a big shocker coming up on Desperate Housewives. If you don’t want to know, you should probably skip to the next post now.
So everyone who doesn’t want to be spoiled for Desperate Housewives has closed their eyes? Good. Let’s proceed.
Marcia Cross had a chat with fellow lesbian (I’m kidding) Ellen Degeneres last week and revealed the stunning twist of Despies‘ fourth season finale: in the closing minutes the show will jump five years into the future and stay five years in the future, for good.
Woah! Or, more accurately, meh. This seems like less of a genuine attempt to reinvigorate a sagging soap and more of a desperate gambit for attention. Not to mention the fact that leaping into the future is sooooo 2007. Other shows to make the great leap forward (Alias and Battlestar Galactica come to mind) had a chewy narrative reason to do so. How can the suburban Desperate Housewives possibly justify such a twist?