History Series / DesperateHousewives

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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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...
26th Nov '15 10:51:00 AM Aruu
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--->'''Bree:''' Give. Me. The. Tie!
--->'''Lynette''': Give it to her! Give it to her!

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--->'''Bree:''' -->'''Bree:''' Give. Me. The. Tie!
--->'''Lynette''': -->'''Lynette''': Give it to her! Give it to her!
26th Nov '15 10:50:15 AM Aruu
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->'''Bree:''' Give. Me. The. Tie!
->'''Lynette''': Give it to her! Give it to her!

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->'''Bree:''' --->'''Bree:''' Give. Me. The. Tie!
->'''Lynette''': --->'''Lynette''': Give it to her! Give it to her!
1st Nov '15 6:03:13 PM ShorinBJ
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* AbortedArc: Holy hell, a domestic terrorist was killed in a carbomb in Wisteria Lane, the Solis' have suddenly gone on the run and... oh wait, forget all of that, that was yesterday! Lets focus on Susan's problems, which are [[SarcasmMode far more important!]]

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* AbortedArc: Holy hell, a domestic terrorist was killed in a carbomb in Wisteria Lane, the Solis' Solises have suddenly gone on the run and... oh wait, forget all of that, that was yesterday! Lets Let's focus on Susan's problems, which are [[SarcasmMode far more important!]]
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