Alright, I have been witnessing some of the show
ideas that may be coming up and can only laugh at what the networks have
in store. One of the show pilot's I did laugh at was Desperate Housewives.
However, I have now seen the show [both the first and second episode] and
must say that the show is pretty damn entertaining. A new Sex in the City,
but this time there is something secret going on and almost all the scandalous
women are married.
Eva Longoria is looking smoking hot in this show. Eye candy is just one of those perks.
What ABC Says of Desperate Housewives
This is a synopsis of Desperate Housewives according to the ABC website:
A primetime soap with a truly contemporary take on "happily every after,"
this new hour- long drama takes a darkly comedic look at suburbia, where
the secret lives of housewives aren't always what they seem.
Looking down on her friends and family isn't a way of life for Mary Alice
Young (Brenda Strong)
it's a way of death. One day, in her perfect house,
in the loveliest of suburbs, Mary Alice ended it all. Now she's taking us
into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors, commenting from her
Her small circle of girlfriends are wondering why one of their own would
do something so rash
and so messy. There's Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher),
the divorcee and single mom who will go to extraordinary lengths for love;
Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), the ex-career woman who traded the boardroom
for boredom, mixed with moments of sheer panic as the mother of four unmanageable
kids; Bree Van De Kamp (Marcia Cross), the Martha Stewart on steroids, whose
family is about to mutiny; and Gabrielle Solis, the ex-model with everything
she's every wanted a rich husband, a big house so what is she doing
with John, the 17-year-old gardener (Jesse Metcalfe)? And there are her
neighbors, including serial divorcee Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), whose
romantic conquests have everyone buzzing.
Then there are the men: Hunky new neighbor Mike Delfino (James Denton),
a supposedly widowed plumber who has Susan and Edie vying for his attention;
Rex Van De Kamp (Steven Culp), who's just told Bree he wants a divorce;
Gabrielle's better half, Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira), who figures he
bought his wife a $15,000 diamond necklace, so she should do whatever he
tells her; as for Mary Alice's newly-widowed husband, Paul (Mark Moses),
there must be a reason why he's acting so suspiciously and why he's digging
up the pool in the middle of the night!
From her unique vantage point, Mary Alice sees more now than she ever did
alive, and she's planning to share all the delicious secrets that hide behind
every neighbor's closed door in this seemingly perfect American suburb.
Marc Cherry is executive producer and writer. Michael Edelstein and Tom
Spezialy are executive producers, and Charles Pratt Jr. is consulting producer
of the series, from Touchstone Television.
Just from the posted synopsis, you can tell this show is a little more than
the foo-foo girl soap opera where a main character becomes possessed by
Satan every once in a while. The show finds its strength in sex, scandal,
and the fact that even the most ordinary people have the strangest skeletons
in their closet.
In the end, this is not your typical 'girl' show. Just as many men should find Desperate Housewives just as entertaining