Desperate Housewives 8 Seasons 2004

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

After ending it all Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) takes us into the lives of her family, friends, and neighbors on Wisteria Lane.

Starring:
Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman
Runtime:
41 minutes

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Pilot

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Season 1
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    1. Pilot After ending it all Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) takes us into the lives of her family, friends, and neighbors on Wisteria Lane.

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    2. Ah But Underneath Gabrielle goes to great lengths to hide her affair, Lynette tries tough love to discipline the twins, Bree and Rex attempt marriage counselling, and Susan musters the courage to invite Mike Delfino to dinner, only to have Edie horn in on her big night. Meanwhile, the ladies can't decide what to do with the disturbing note they found in Mary Alice's things.

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    3. Pretty Little Picture The women decide to go ahead with the big dinner party the late Mary Alice had planned to host, despite the more-than-minor disturbances in their own lives, as adulterous Gabrielle finds herself with a nine-year-old blackmailer. Bree struggles to keep her crumbling marriage a secret and Susan bares all - in more ways than one - as she confronts her ex.

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    4. Who's that Woman? Cash-strapped Mrs. Huber figures out that Susan had something to do with Edie's house fire and tries to blackmail her. Carlos becomes suspicious that Gabrielle is seeing another man, but targets the wrong suspect. Lynette balks when the twins' teacher insists the boys have ADD, and Bree struggles with her rebellious son after Rex moves out.

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    5. Come in Stranger A break-in on Wisteria Lane leaves the neighbours feeling vulnerable, especially Susan - who reluctantly accepts a date with a persistent policeman after Mike Delfino appears indifferent to her - and a lonely Bree, who finds herself bonding with Mary Alice's troubled son, Zach.

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    6. Running to Stand Still Lynette locks horns with an officious mom at the twins' school who is trying to produce a "politically correct" play about Little Red Riding Hood. Meanwhile, Susan continues to investigate the mystery of Zach's sudden disappearance, Mama Solis comes closer to discovering Gabrielle's dirty little secret, and Bree comes undone when Rex suggests they hire a sex surrogate.

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    7. Anything You Can Do Susan is miffed when Mike's unexpected - and very sexy - houseguest (guest star Heather Stephens as Kendra) forces him to postpone their first official "date." Lynette becomes steadily more dependent on the twins' ADD medication as Gabrielle becomes jealous of the "other" woman in John's life.

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    8. Guilty In the aftermath of tragedy, the residents of Wisteria Lane take stock of their lives. Meanwhile, Susan grows suspicious of Mike Delfino's real reason for moving to the street, Lynette reaches the breaking point in her addiction to the twins' ADD medication, and the mysterious Mr. Shaw (guest star Richard Roundtree) gets down to business.

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    9. Suspicious Minds Looking to give her life a purpose, Gabrielle decides to organize a glamorous Halston fashion show for charity highlighting the ladies of Wisteria Lane. But Susan is less than charitable toward her friend when she discovers Gabrielle's shocking secret. Meanwhile, Lynette uses her business acumen to poach a nanny, and Bree decides to take Andrew's out-of-control behaviour into her own hands.

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    10. Come Back to Me Über mom Maisy Gibbons returns, and her secret life intersects with Bree's. Meanwhile Gabrielle's predicament worsens, Susan plans to take her relationship with Mike to the next level, and Lynette, suspicious (and a little jealous) of her new nanny, decides to secretly videotape her.

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    11. Move On Edie organizes a neighbourhood search for the missing Mrs. Huber, just as the absent busybody's sister arrives on Wisteria Lane. Meanwhile, Bree resigns herself to her marital state and asks an attractive pharmacist on a date. Susan's ex, Karl, suddenly reappears in her life as Lynette fears that Tom is attracted to the new nanny. Gabrielle sinks to new depths.

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    12. Every Day A Little Death The residents of Wisteria Lane finally learn Martha Huber's fate, and the truth has unexpected consequences for Susan. Meanwhile Bree finds her new beau, George (Tony Award-winning actor Roger Bart), getting a little too close for comfort.

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    13. Your Fault When Lynette's father-in-law pays a visit, she unwittingly learns a family secret. Meanwhile Susan is disturbed by Julie's growing romance with Zach, Rex attempts to reconcile with Bree, and Gabrielle is shocked when John's parents ask her for a favour.

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    14. Love is in the Air It's Valentine's Day on Wisteria Lane, and love is all around (sort of), as Susan looks forward to a romantic date with Mike Delfino, until she learns a surprising fact about her favourite plumber. Meanwhile, Bree discovers something new about hubby Rex.

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    15. Impossible Mike Delfino is questioned about Mrs. Huber's murder as John's friend, Justin (guest star Ryan Carnes), attempts to blackmail Gabrielle with his knowledge of their affair. Tom wants a big promotion, but Lynette fears that she'd be home alone with the kids more than ever. Bree is shocked when she finds a condom - and even more so when she learns whom it belongs to.

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    16. The Ladies Who Lunch Maisy Gibbons' (guest star Sharon Lawrence) series of unfortunate events shock the residents of Wisteria Lane, and have unexpected consequences for Bree. Gabrielle faces a crisis of her own when her sewer system goes out and she doesn't have the money to fix it and Lynette braves a scandal herself when it's rumored that the twins started the school's head lice epidemic.

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    17. There Won't Be Trumpets There's a change in Mama Solis' (guest star Lupe Ontiveros) condition as Lynette befriends a deaf woman, Alisa (guest star, Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin), whose children also attend Barcliff. Bree encounters more trouble with son Andrew and Susan finds herself attracted to Edie's hunky new contractor (guest star Rick Ravanello).

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    18. Children Will Listen Susan's mom, Sophie (guest star Lesley Ann Warren), pays an unannounced visit to Wisteria Lane after she and her boyfriend (guest star Bob Newhart) call it quits. Meanwhile, Gabrielle faces Carlos' wrath after he learns about the settlement, and Lynette and Bree experience a chill in their friendship after Bree babysits Lynette's kids and dares to discipline Porter.

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    19. Live Alone and Like It Lynette discovers that no good deed goes unpunished when she momentarily befriends mean Mrs. McCluskey, and Susan, still reeling from her breakup with Mike, is mortified when her mother- also now single - decides to jump start both their love lives.

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    20. Fear No More Gabrielle plans a big party to bid farewell to Carlos, who is about to head off to jail. Meanwhile George Williams resurfaces in Bree's life, much to Rex's displeasure. Lynette is shocked to learn that Tom's old girlfriend has been hired at his firm, and Susan and Julie encounter less-than-neighbourly behaviour from the Young family.

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    21. Sunday In the Park With George George Williams (guest star Roger Bart) continues to worm his way into Bree's life. Lynette tries to spice things up with Tom who, she fears, is losing interest while Gabrielle's latest man troubles grow even more complicated and Susan gets a surprise visitor.

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    22. Goodbye for Now Susan makes a decision about Mike Delfino. Meanwhile Lynette takes steps to make sure Annabel doesn't come between her and Tom, Bree comes to a realization about "buddy" George the pharmacist, and Carlos' legal problems take a turn for the worse.

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    23. One Wonderful Day It's a not-so-wonderful day in the neighborhood, as past actions come back to haunt the men and women of Wisteria Lane. Meanwhile, the ladies get a new neighbor (Emmy winner Alfre Woodard as Betty Applewhite).

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Marc Cherry
Starring Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman
Supporting actors Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Nicolette Sheridan, James Denton, Andrea Bowen, Shawn Pyfrom
Network Disney ABC
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Ms. H. Sinton on 10 Jan 2006
Format: DVD
Desperate Housewives was a huge hit and rightly so. It is the story of several housewives living in Wisteria Lane, an expensive American suburban street. The main characters are Susan, Lynette, Gabrielle and Bree.
Susan (Teri Hatcher) is the ditsy divorced mother with one daughter and a fancy for her hunky new neighbour. Lynette was a high flying career woman but is now tied to the home and her unruly brood of 4 children. She could cope with anything at work but has problems coping with domesticity. Gabrielle is the Latin beauty, married to Carlos who is rich enough to provide everything she could want. However it’s not enough and she is having an affair with her very young gardener. Bree is perfection personified, immaculately turned out and with a house like something from ideal homes. However her husband and children cannot live up to her ideals or live with this perfection. The narrator of the whole series is Mary Alice, a friend of all the women who, in the first episode, commits suicide. The central thread of the tale is why she was driven to this and what dark secrets are hidden in the lives of the characters.
Although there is a central theme, each episode does have a ‘stand alone’ story for the occasional viewer, but to really enjoy it at its best the series should be watched in its entirety and from the beginning. Twists and turns, murder and mayhem, love and friendship are all to be found in a series that is by turn both wickedly funny and poignant. This is TV at its best; not to be missed.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Budge Burgess on 14 Nov 2005
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A smash hit, if a risky step by ABC to produce the programme, 'Desperate Housewives' takes all the stereotypes (or should that be male fantasies and nightmares) of picket-fenced US suburbia - the man-eater, the dizzy single parent, the career woman making a job of bringing up her kids, the unfaithful trophy, and the Stepford wife with attitude. Oh yes, and then there's the dead narrator? This is a harder spin on 'American Beauty', an ironic, not to mention cynical glimpse behind the Martha Stewart façades of post-yuppie domesticity. It's funny, it's dark, it's electrifying.
Each episode provides a stand-alone drama, beating out a theme, pulsing to the rhythm of some moral … stated at the outset, restated at the conclusion, but with a sharp twist of irony. This is not the neighbourliness of Capra, George Bailey, and "Wonderful Life". There are good neighbours. And there are bad. It's a competitive world living in the suburbs - whatever else happens, you have to maintain the façade, you have to appear to be perfect, or at least have a credible explanation if you're not.
This is a wonderful series. It carries along the mystery of its narrator's death. Others will die. Murder can be brutal. It can also be quite functional. It can have charm. And one by one each perfect household comes unpicked, exposes a flaw like a run in a pair of stockings - once you've noticed it, you can't take your eyes of it. And while you're distracted with one plot strand, writer Marc Cherry works his sleight of hand and conjures up another twist.
The cast is wonderful.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Miss VINE VOICE on 13 Jan 2006
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Desperate Housewives was without doubt one of the best new shows of 2005, rivalled only by Lost, which has an equal sharing of gorgeous actors and actresses, sharp dialogue and absorbing, if at times incredibly far-fetched storylines.
In Desperate Housewives every actress and actor is amazing, being funny, believable and sympathetic, although the underrated Eva Longoria (Gabrielle), James Denton (Mike Delfino), and Jesse Metcalfe (John the gardener) are definite highlights on the eye-candy front!
The DVD extras are also excellent, there are a huge amount of bonus features compared to the normal Dawson's Creek/Roswell/Buffy/Angel/Will & Grace/Friends boxsets. You get the normal deleted scenes and commentaries, but also features on the costumes, characters, storylines, plots for season 2, actors and actresses, etc, and they are of a decent length rather than the annoying 3-minute 'featurettes' that often abound on boxsets. I was, however, unable to figure out why some episodes can be viewed as 'extended episodes' with one extra scene, whereas some episodes simply had deleted scenes accompanying them.
A word of warning though - many of the special features include spoilers for both season 1 and season 2, so it would have been better to put them all on the final disc rather than spreading them out on the different discs. My advice would be to watch all the episodes, then go back and watch the features.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 31 Dec 2005
Format: DVD
Agree with other comments about the series but I found some irritations in the dvd issue. Firstly if you are going to have extras which reveal secrets please put them on the last disc. I was annoyed at starting to watch the first dvd extra only to see it reveal things I would rather not know and spoil my enjoyment. Too late I ended it.

Secondly the extended episode commentaries seem a little fatuous. To say that the added scene reveals a whole new interpretation of x's motives or some such implies rather more than that this was a deleted scene that was deemed superfluous. If it was so essential why drop it? In fact the scenes seem no different to the other deleted scenes. Probably the producers just wanted another "extra" which looked good.

All in all the judgment on the extras seems poor and a little insulting to one's intelligence. So 5 stars for the series less 1 for the arrangement of the extras.
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