History Series / DesperateHousewives

17th Jun '17 9:26:28 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Not a porn mag, but a US TV drama.

Bored wives in {{Suburbia}} experience unrealistic and endless drama in their lives after the suicide of their friend.

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Not '''''Desperate Housewives''''' is not a porn mag, but a US TV drama.

Bored
drama, about bored wives in {{Suburbia}} who experience unrealistic and endless drama in their lives after the suicide of their friend.



Think ''SexAndTheCity'' meets daytime soap, meets parody of daytime soaps, set in the suburbs instead of the city with housewives instead of single women. Narrated by a dead woman.

You get all that?

A word of warning to those who aren't up-to-date on the latest episodes, the series is basically one string of continuous spoilers, so it is hard to detail just about anything that happens without revealing one twist or another. So be prepared for unmarked spoilers below.

Has a [[Characters/DesperateHousewives Character Sheet]]. Feel free to contribute.

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Think ''SexAndTheCity'' meets ''Series/TwinPeaks'', meets daytime soap, meets parody of daytime soaps, set in the suburbs instead of the city city, with housewives instead of single women. Narrated women, and narrated by a dead woman.

woman. You get all that?

A word of warning Airing for eight seasons from 2004 to those who aren't up-to-date on 2012, ''Desperate Housewives'' surpassed ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' as the latest episodes, the longest-running hour-long TV series with all-female leads. Alongside ''Series/{{Lost}}'', the show helped pull ABC out of a DorkAge of low ratings and critical reviews.

'''WARNING''': This show
is basically one string of continuous spoilers, so it is hard to detail just about anything that happens without revealing one twist or another. So be prepared for unmarked '''unmarked spoilers below.

below.'''

Has a [[Characters/DesperateHousewives Character Sheet]]. Feel free to contribute. It also gained a PC game adaptation, bizarrely enough.
31st May '17 3:23:29 AM Saveelich
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23rd Apr '17 2:24:10 PM nombretomado
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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.

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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.Website/TelevisionWithoutPity. Compare that to Mary Alice, who was extremely adept at playing like nothing was wrong.
5th Apr '17 12:48:32 AM Doug86
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* BloodSpatteredInnocents: In season 3 when [[spoiler:Nora is shot and killed]], Lynette's face and hands are coated in blood.

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* BloodSpatteredInnocents: BloodSplatteredInnocents: In season 3 when [[spoiler:Nora is shot and killed]], Lynette's face and hands are coated in blood.
25th Jan '17 1:00:34 PM eroock
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* StrippingSnag: In "Pretty Little Picture" Susan follows Karl to his car where her towel gets stuck in his car door. He drives off and leaves Susan stripped naked. She panics and runs back to her house [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside but the door is locked]].
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).
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