Thursday, April 28, 2011

What I’m Watching: Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives: Season 7, Episode 19 “The Lies Ill-Concealed” (C+)

Is this what we really need right now? It’s decent, captivating entertainment, but is it really worthy of these characters? Susan having sex dreams about Paul is an unnecessary trigger for her to reestablish her friendship with her former neighbor, and the repeated dreams and her encounter with him in his robe don’t lead to anything productive – thanking him for allowing her to take the kidney might have been enough. The insinuations of a sexual affair between Gaby and Bree are entirely pointless, and I didn’t laugh at any of those allusions. Both Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria were playing it so broadly that it was hard to take them seriously. The pineapple upside down cake swap was decently clever, but then it all went away as Carlos found out anyway and Gaby moved out. I highly doubt that Carlos would let her take the children with her, though, so that part didn’t win me over. Lynette upset about being a plus one garners little sympathy from me since she is in fact a guest at a conference for employees, of which she is not one. The rude comment by Meg Butler does legitimize her actions slightly, but would that worker of the event really not know who Meg was, and would she really have been so late to her own speech? I’m far more intrigued by Mrs. McCluskey’s role in Felicia’s faking of her death, and Felicia’s re-spinning of her daughter’s tale is definitely going to stir up some new problems on Wisteria Lane.

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