Desperate housewives, like almost every Tv show, has had its ups and downs over the past seven years. Whilst I myself have always enjoyed it immensely, the last series (six) did stretch credulity and believability to breaking point. However it's been great to see a more restrained approach this year, i.e things don't just happen because the writers needed to kill somebody off, or needed a sudden plot change. From episode one of series seven the seeds are planted for everything that happens throughout the rest of the season. The five leading ladies dont just happen to find themselves in these bizarre situations; the situations that they're in are almost always a consequence of something that has happened before. Also, the main storylines of series six did find themselves sagging a bit in the middle, with not much happening in the middle of the series. However, every episode of seven yields a twist or a revelation that continually drives the plot forward.
The most notable example of this, is the return of Paul young, which is a treat for those who have watched the show since series one, and his nemeisis, Felicia Tillman. Paul's story interweaves itself with that of one of the housewives in particualar. All in all, series seven delivers fun, dramatic and believable storylines, reveals more about the housewives themselves, introduces some great new characters, as well as several old favourites. An excellent series, the finale of which is perhaps the best episode in the sries history, whcih paves the way nicely for the eighth and final series.