Desperate Housewives’ new season opens with a bang. I’ve followed Desperate Housewives over the years, although not consistently.
This season’s premiere of Desperate Housewives is pretty much like every other episode. It was fairly well done, and I haven’t got many serious criticisms. The primary development is the return of Katherine Mayfair to Wisteria Lane. She brings along her new husband, and her daughter Dylan. At least, we think it’s Dylan…
Having saved Edie from suicide, Carlos finds himself in a bind. He clearly doesn’t want to be with her, but feels obligated. He wants to be with Gabby, who has just married Victor. However, Gabby clearly also has a wandering eye. Her eye is wandering back to her ex-husband. If this were real life, I’d have quite a few critical words for these two. However, this is Desperate Housewives. It works, for now.
However, Edie’s attempt to blackmail Carlos with his $10 million off-shore bank account, just to stay in the relationship, is a little ridiculous. With that much money, Carlos could just abscond. Edie just doesn’t seem to get the fact that once blackmail is involved, it stops being a relationship.
Meanwhile Bree’s reasoning for the continued fake pregnancy and her choice to raise her grandchild are a little weak. She and Orson have a couple of close calls, and Orson wants to thrown in the towel. Apparently, Bree wants a second chance, because she screwed up her first child. It seems to me that this is all the more reason why she shouldn’t raise it.
Susan seems more than just a bit neurotic in this year’s season premiere of Desperate Housewives. If I were Mike, I’d either smack her in the face or run out on her. However, after a “premature menopause” scare it turns out that Susan is pregnant. This, of course, makes everything all better.
Lynette gets my vote for Desperate Housewife of the year. She finally decided to stick up for herself and tell everyone about the cancer. However, the other Desperate Housewives don’t live up to her model. Though they make a pact not to keep secrets any more, not one of them divulges anything.
This episode of Desperate Housewives is stimulating enough and leaves us with a bit of a cliffhanger without being manipulative. It seems that “Dylan” had a traumatic event in her early childhood that nobody knows about. Is this really Dylan? Or is it another child? Or perhaps has the real Dylan lost her memory. It is, I must say, enough to get me interested in watching next week’s episode.
Overall, I think that Desperate Housewives is one of ABC’s better shows. It will never rank as one of my favorites. My vote for best ABC drama goes to Grey’s Anatomy. I think that Pushing Daisies also shows a lot of promise, and I will write about it as soon as it premieres.