Desperate Housewives, Channel 4

by | Jan 3, 2007 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

With some great new twists, life in Wisteria Lane is as entertaining as it ever was. Set six months on from the rather lacklustre series two, there have been some great developments and we’re sure this is going to be the best ever series.

What was good about it?

• Gabriela being forced into a slave role to Chinese housekeeper/baby carrier Xiao-Mei. Her best lines: “You’ve been in this country a year, Modify your nouns, bitch!” and “I can’t wait for you to pop out that baby, because when you do I am putting you on the first plane back to Shanghai and you’re gonna be on all fours in a rice paddy before the epidural wears off.”

• Susan being as klutzy as ever, shredding comatose Mike’s face as she shaved him and spilling her drink over another coma patient.

• Lynette’s battles with husband Doug’s one-night-stand Nora (played scarily by Kiersten Warren), which included a failed attempt to keep her out of the Christmas photos and trying to conceal a children’s party she was holding.

• Nosey parker Mrs McCluskey interfering in Edie’s desperate struggle to sell the Youngs’ house. It’s got a Media Room. We’ll have it!

What was bad about it?

• Wife-killing Orson Hodge (Kyle MacLachlan) who’s probably about to screw up Bree’s life – and we’d love her to be happy for a while. (Although, to be fair, he did turn Bree on with his washing-up fussiness and gave her her first ever orgasm, an experience so strange that she was forced to consult a doctor, believing she’d had a mini-stroke)

• No appearance by Andrew or any stripped-to-the-waist gardeners

• Dougray Scott’s posh, perfect English gentleman Ian Hainsworth was probably what the producers ordered but it sounded so clichéd. And we don’t want him to get off with Susan. We want her to be there when Mike comes out of his coma.

Luke Knowles

Luke Knowles


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