Thursday, April 17, 2008

What I'm Watching: Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives: Season 4, Episode 11 “Sunday” (D-)

After all this time off the air, I had hoped that “Desperate Houseewives” might be able to offer something new rather than just continually repeating the same arcs. No such luck. Unsurprisingly, Lynette has a wacky idea and then complains when people find it objectionable, and whines her way into making it seem like a legitimate personal issue rather than just her trying to make a problem out of everything. I mean, come on, asking questions in church? Bree is deteriorating into a mere caricature of a character, and sadly for the extremely talented Kyle Machlachlan, so is Orson. Gabrielle is just overly cruel to Carlos. The man is blind, does she really have to put obstacles in his way? Much as I see the need for some development, and quick, on the Katherine situation, the introduction of Chris Carmack (a.k.a. Luke from “The O.C.”; you tell me if you could ever take him seriously) is completely ridiculous and unnecessary. More focus on her, less focus on a need to keep Susan in the story!

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