So this is it. The final season of Desperate Housewives is here. I am quite saddened by this as Desperate Housewives has quickly developed into one of my favourite shows over the past few weeks. You would think that Desperate Housewives would appeal to, well desperate housewives; however, I've found that actually a wide age range love this show. I initially started watching this because my mum did and she specifically said that I was not allowed to. Of course, one of the worst things a parent can do is to say to their overly-curious child that they're not allowed to do something. I have to admit though this show has not only gotten better as it has aged, but also as I have aged. For this reason I'm going to suggest that perhaps only 16+ teenagers and adults watch this programme. In addition, a large part of the content just isn't appropriate for children younger than that age.
If you've never watched Desperate Housewives, it's basically a comedy-drama about a group of housewives who live on Wisteria Lane. The four characters who've been consistent throughout all eight seasons are Bree VanDeCamp, famous chef with impeccable manners, Lynette Scavo, mother to what I can only describe as an army of children, Susan Delfino, funny but vulnerable, and Gabriella Solis, former glamour model. Whilst many, many men have wandered into the lives of each and every one of these women over the series and other neighbours have come and gone, these four have stuck together through thick and thin (more often 'thick' than thin, I might add). Some might think this is a silly show about a bunch of bored housewives, but there's so much more to it than that. Whilst they've all got perfectly mowed lawns and impeccable houses, the majority of the time, their lives are in absolute turmoil. Be it murder, a felony or false identity, everyone on Wisteria Lane's got something to hide and don't be fooled by their sweet sweet smiles. On a side note, there is also a brilliant soundtrack which has been used throughout the series and still matches the action of the show perfectly.
|Renee takes Lynette out to try and show her a little fun|
The main focus of season 8 so far seems to be the aftermath of Alejandro's (Gabby's stepfather) murder. The four main housewives and Carlos are all badly shaken after the events and their subsequent actions and everybody seems to be dealing with it in different ways. Carlos is drinking and Susan has taken up an art class - but is it more than she can chew? The other three housewives seem slightly less phased by the event, but then again, Bree's always calm in a crisis, Lynette's more worried about the fact that Tom's moved out and is dating again, and Gabby's got her hands full as new head of the PTA. There is a new hottie on the street, Ben Faulkner, who immediately catches the eye of always-up-for-a-party Renee. At first it just seems superficial, but could something be blossoming here?
|Ben asks Renee out on a date, but it isn't quite what she was expecting|