Saturday, October 18, 2008

What I'm Watching: Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives: Season 5, Episode 3 "Kids Ain't Like Everybody Else" (C-)

I had hoped that the five-year time jump would make this show feel a bit more fresh than before, but sadly, it doesn't appear much has changed. Danielle's return is brief, and Bree makes such an effort to screw up by force-feeding her grandson meat that it's not even a pleasure to watch. Lynette continues to condescend to Tom, though thanks to the manipulations of Dave, perhaps things won't go the same way they usually do. Mrs. McCluskey and Katharine's attempts to get to know the truth behind Dave are a bit forced and awkward, though I still am convinced that Dave is a good character and he's the most promising thing about the show right now. The bullying that Gaby's daughter is doing to Susan's son is slightly funny, but not enough to invigorate this show.

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