Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
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Well, it looks like TWOP is adding Desperate Housewives to their lineup, which is good because they've already had to drop The Mountain for sucking like a two-dollar whore, and it looks like Jack and Bobby is being dropped as well. Which made me sad. I mean, I watch relatively little TV. If I'm watching it, you're reading about it. But I read tons and tons of recaps for shows I don't watch, which actually takes less time and is less traumatic than watching some of these shitheaps (see: Bachelor, The). And I really, really enjoyed watching Jessica flagellate the Christine Lahti character on the Jack and Bobby recaps each week. But it looks like she's moving over to Desperate Housewives now, so there you go.

I don't know if I can do DH myself--I mean, really, I just recap TV for fun, and as quickly as possible to preserve that jump-on-the-phone-and-call-your-friend loopiness of "And then! And then! AND THEN!" Actual, lengthy, accurate recaps are TWOP's thing, not mine.

But in case you're wondering, I'll talk about the show a little. I think ABC made a mistake with the sex-focused commercials--I know, you're thinking, "How is that ever a mistake?" But really, they made them look like Letters to Penthouse: The Series (Desperate housewife jumps plumber! And teenage gardener! And cable guy! Can't you see how DESPERATE TO DO THE SEX THEY ARE?), and that's a huge turn-off to precisely the audience they should go after: women. Because it's women who will identify with the characters.

It's a weird little show, too--sort of like a light American Beauty meets Stepford Wives, with a little Twin Peaks thrown in. (Of course, everything "quirky" these days owes something to Twin Peaks.) Basically, it's narrated by one of the housewives--a dead one, who kills herself in the first five minutes, but her family has some Verreh, Verreh Dark Secret involving an "I KNOW WHAT YOU DID" letter and something buried under the pool. Oh, and the plumber that Teri Hatcher and Scary, Scary Nicollette Scaridan Sheridan are fighting over is some kind of covert undercover agent, but (of course) nobody knows it. Oh, and Marcia Cross may or may not have accidentally poisoned her husband with onions, Teri Hatcher manages to burn down Scaridan's house, and Felicity Huffman is awesome. Whee!

In conclusion: It's a pretty good show, pretty funny, and worth watching--it's not the show they're trying to sell to you at all.
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