Monday, November 26, 2007

What I'm Watching: Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives: Season 4, Episode 8 “Distant Past” (D+)

I feel like this is an endless circle of recurring plotlines which go absolutely nowhere. Mike is a drug addict but Susan is too naïve to realize he has a continuing problem, Julie dates bad boys Susan likes at first but then hates, Orson gets overridden in every life decision Bree wants to make, and Lynette will never let anything get in the way of her accomplishing what she sets out to do. The favors everyone seems to need to do for each other in this episode are bizarre because the people in question were hardly friends in the first place (particularly Mike and Adam). I never thought the day would come when I would miss the youngest generation of the Scavo family, but honestly, who cares about Lynette’s parents getting divorced for a different reason if we never knew about them before this episode? Bree and Andrew’s bonding is probably the only decent progression in this episode, though I for one had pretty much forgot about the whole throwing-out-on-the-street incident myself until Andrew actually moved out. Edie is one vindictive spurned lover, and I suppose I am slightly interested to see how Victor exacts his revenge. Though I really feel like we have been here before.

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