Monday, September 26, 2005

Desperate Housewives Premiere

It was really, really good. Part of what made it so good was that it answered some questions, but asked some new ones, too - we couldn't have gone very long without finding out if Susan and Mike were okay, but what's happened to Zach? And just what the hell is going on in Betty's basement!? I had a prediction during the porch scene - I thought that maybe they were lovers and the whole mother/son thing was a ruse... I mean, what mother puts her arms around her son in that manner? But now I see that I was very, very wrong. I can't wait to see what this turns out to be. Also, Shirley Knight is wonderful as Rex's mother. DH usually does a great job with their guest actors, and Shirley was no exception. You just love to hate her. Any thoughts on who else they could bring on the show this season?

There was a lot going on in this episode. I really enjoy watching several story lines at once - it's nice to follow one character through an episode or two, let them take the forefront, but in an ensemble show such as Desperate Housewives, it's really the balance of the characters that makes it work. Notice how many times all four of the ladies (Edie's just doing her own thing) are on screen together. The interplay between them is one of the best things about this show.

Non-Desperate Housewives watchers/avid naivehelga readers: you should watch this show. There is a large population of faithful readers who would definitely choose DH over my blog any day of the week - that's how good this show is! You can watch the whole first season and catch right up. Don't miss out on the latest pop culture trend. This could be bigger than Sex and the City!

Depserate Housewives Premiere - A

7 comments:

Ashlee said...

Ah, but did you follow it up with Grey's Anatomy? So much intensity: Shepherd's married! Joe's got an aneurysm and oh-my-god Cristina's pregnant! I love this show with the exception of Ellen Pompeo-she looks like she is sqinting all the time.

Ashlee said...

That's "squinting."

amandarama said...

I haven't watched it yet, but I taped it... I'll get to it tonight or Wednesday.

Timmy D said...

I dunno Rama... the season premiere is the first DH (that's Designated Hitter for the rest of us) episode I saw and... eh.

Not for anyone with *any* masculinity. And I'm allowed to say that, being the one who roved in a skirt a few times.

lisa said...

Yes, she Ellen Pompeo has the Renee Zellweger squinty face! :-)

equippedtofascinate said...

I missed the premier and am not happy about it. Stupid VCR not working. Send me an email and give me all the details of what happened. I have to know about the girls on Wisteria Lane.

amanda's brother's fiance said...

There was a line in Sunday's episode where Ellen Pompeo compared Shepard's wife to Isabella Rosellini, and then she said, "And I'm just..." and I was willing her to say "Renee Zellweger." Let's call a spade a spade!!

The line ended up being, "And I'm just... me." I think I read that in a Judy Blume book once...

I was otherwise riveted!!