Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What I’m Watching: Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives: Season 6, Episode 13 “How About A Friendly Shrink?” (C+)

This episode is half good, half bad, and unfortunately tips in favor of the latter. Things were off to a strong start with Lee and Bob’s dinner party and their not-so-subtle digs at each other related to their therapy. The opening scene was particularly entertaining, and, though it might be a bit rough, therapy is probably a good route for the most serious couple on the show, Tom and Lynette. It will likely brew enormous competition between the spouses and then result in an overly dramatic reconciliation. I had completely forgotten about Katharine, and bringing her back all of a sudden caught me somewhat off guard. It’s good that Susan came to the hospital with the other ladies, and Katharine not being crazy anymore is a welcome change. What does worry me, however, is that her return may be premature, and the show may have done better to not bring her back at all. Everything with Orson is going exactly as expected in a very bad way, and it continues to be a repeat of the way things were with Orson forcing Bree to do things and Bree feeling bad because she’s a good person. Gaby and Susan’s petty fight about the intelligence levels of their children is a bit silly, and the only really worthwhile part of it is Susan and Mike watching as MJ gets his hand stuck in a glass. Angie stressing how she cooked all of her pasta wasn’t terrific, but incorporating Ana into the story is great. Hopefully more about the Bolen family past will be exposed soon, and I’m glad that Ana, a character who didn’t start off well, is going to be such a part of it.