History Series / DesperateHousewives

10th Nov '16 10:52:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* MrFanservice: Most of the guys, but [[HandsomeLech Karl]], Carlos, [[{{Badass}} Mike]] and Danny (for the younger girls) stand out the most.

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* MrFanservice: Most of the guys, but [[HandsomeLech Karl]], Carlos, [[{{Badass}} Mike]] Mike and Danny (for the younger girls) stand out the most.
19th Oct '16 1:57:27 PM eroock
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* NakedPeopleTrappedOutside: In "Pretty Little Picture", Susan ends up naked in front of her house when her towel gets stuck in Karl's car door. He drives off and leaves Susan behind naked. She panics and runs toward her house which is locked and secretly tries to get back in before someone catches her. She [[SceneryCensor holds a potted plant in front of her body]] and tries the back door, which is locked as well. Then she tries to climb to the window but falls into her bushes and is discovered by Mike who helps her out and manages to get her back into the house by jimmying a window.
21st Jun '16 3:08:33 AM foxley
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* MedicationTampering: George Williams replaces Rex van de Kamp's medications with potassium pills, and Rex suffers a fatal heart attack.
27th May '16 12:35:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler:Dave Williams again]].
8th May '16 11:15:40 AM Xythos
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: As the series progresses, the housewives and their families commit acts that are more and more questionable, both morally and legally. Such acts include sleeping with an underage boy, denying aid to a man who has poisoned himself, hiding the corpse of a murder victim and so on. Mary Alice went so far as [[spoiler: murdering a young woman.]] On the other hand, a good part of these deeds have a motivation behind them, and the villains are more dangerous than the protagonists, being mentally unstable (Dave), domestic abusers (Wayne) or straight-up sociopaths (Gloria).
12th Mar '16 9:13:52 PM MikeW
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The series finale where the main characters all eventually move off the Lane. However, a new neighbor is seen putting a box in a hiding place, showing that as long as Wisteria Lane exists, there will always be people with dirty secrets.
14th Jan '16 7:05:59 AM Folamh3
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14th Jan '16 7:05:46 AM Folamh3
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14th Jan '16 7:05:40 AM Folamh3
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1st Jan '16 10:01:12 AM Eievie
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Notable for its combination {{Narrator}}/NearDeathClairvoyance trope, in which the entire series is narrated by the dulcet tones of an apparently omnipresent dead woman - the friend who committed suicide.

Basically a comedic [[SoapOpera soap]], which means that unlike a regular soap, this program is funny and has interesting plotlines. However, the situations are often just as ridiculous and the relationships and plots just as hopelessly tangled-up and interwoven as any old-fashioned soap (though ''unlike'' daytime soaps, the fast pace tends to leave many confused if they miss a couple of episodes - probably why the [[ClipShow clip show]] specials still proved relatively popular).

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Notable for its combination {{Narrator}}/NearDeathClairvoyance trope, in which the entire series is narrated by the dulcet tones of an apparently omnipresent dead woman - -- the friend who committed suicide.

Basically a comedic [[SoapOpera soap]], which means that unlike a regular soap, this program is funny and has interesting plotlines. However, the situations are often just as ridiculous and the relationships and plots just as hopelessly tangled-up and interwoven as any old-fashioned soap (though ''unlike'' daytime soaps, the fast pace tends to leave many confused if they miss a couple of episodes - -- probably why the [[ClipShow clip show]] specials still proved relatively popular).



* AlphabeticalThemeNaming / LetterMotif: Lynette's kids; Porter, Parker, Preston,Penny, and Paige. Paige's twin, a baby Tom and Lynette lost, was to be named Patrick. Not to mention Lynette and her sisters- Lydia and Lucy.

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* AlphabeticalThemeNaming / LetterMotif: Lynette's kids; Porter, Parker, Preston,Penny, and Paige. Paige's twin, a baby Tom and Lynette lost, was to be named Patrick. Not to mention Lynette and her sisters- sisters -- Lydia and Lucy.



* LifeImitatesArt: In the SeriesFinale [[spoiler: cancer claimed Mrs. [=McCluskey=] - [[TearJerker as it would Kathryn Joosten]] (who played her), a few weeks after it aired]].

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* LifeImitatesArt: In the SeriesFinale [[spoiler: cancer claimed Mrs. [=McCluskey=] - -- [[TearJerker as it would Kathryn Joosten]] (who played her), a few weeks after it aired]].



** Paul had difficulty with acting as if he didn't have something to hide - he [[spoiler:tore out his pool to remove the body of the woman his wife killed]] in the middle of the night and was dubbed [=CreePaul=] by TelevisionWithoutPity. Compare that to Mary Alice, who was extremely adept at playing like nothing was wrong.

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** Paul had difficulty with acting as if he didn't have something to hide - -- he [[spoiler:tore out his pool to remove the body of the woman his wife killed]] in the middle of the night and was dubbed [=CreePaul=] by TelevisionWithoutPity. Compare that to Mary Alice, who was extremely adept at playing like nothing was wrong.



* ZanyScheme: All the housewives like to cook up one quite often - with varying degrees of success...

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* ZanyScheme: All the housewives like to cook up one quite often - -- with varying degrees of success...
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