Monday, October 01, 2007

Thank Goodness for Beamed Ceilings...


I knew it all along. Last season, Desperate Housewives ended with Edie having apparently commit suicide by hanging. As the the credits ran, I rolled my eyes and said "she didn't do it". Sure there was shock value, but knowing Edie, I predicted that it was all a well orchestrated ruse. She had no intention of dying. Or perhaps, it wasn't Edie at all. I was actually hoping it was Lynette's hateful mother.
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I actually thought the wispy-thin scarf would break, Edie would fall to the floor, and would walk away with little more than a few bumps and bruises. I wasn't prepared to see her clinging to the beams in the ceiling. Now, I wonder how long she had to hold herself up there before Carlos came home.
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In any case, I'm glad Edie lived. Nicollette Sheridan needs to be featured more. She's been relegated to B-character status for too long.
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Other random thoughts on last night's show:

--For a fake pregnancy, Bree sure has the cutest maternity outfits.
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--Does Mike own any clothes other than grey t-shirts?

--Barfing in someone's purse is the best revenge.

--I've been pregnant before, but have never been approached by pushy women (or men) who insist on touching my stomach. I know many pregnant ladies don't like having their bellies patted, but I really couldn't imagine someone being so forceful about it that security has to intervene!

--Retractable barbecue fork? Puh-leez!!!!!!

--I'm not liking the new neighbor woman already. I especially didn't like the saccharin way she informed Bree that she was going to have to cut down the shade tree in her back yard.
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--Susan should have put her foot down (pun intended), and rescheduled her doctor's appointment.
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--If Carlos has $10M in a Cayman Islands bank account, what's he doing living in the suburbs? Wisteria Lane is a very nice neighborhood, but it's still the suburbs!
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--Doug Savant definitely has a knack for noticing crooked wigs.
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--Gabby is getting on my nerves. She has been since the second season. If that situation ever changes, and I need more Gabby, I'll just tune in to a marathon of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
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--Who has a barbecue that spills out into the rest of the neighborhood? Most of these suburban soirees are confined to the host's backyard.
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--I know it was just a plot device, but the idea of a table full of old ladies saving a seat just for Susan seemed really far-fetched. Especially since they didn't save a place for her new husband.
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--Short-shorts and a low-cut top. Interesting coming-home-from-the-hospital outfit, Edie. I wear more clothes in the swimming pool.
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--Mrs. McClusky showed some cajones when she got in Carlos' face about the trash cans being left out. In this situation, I find that a passive-aggressive approach works much better. In our old house, we has a neighbor who habitually left her can out for 2-3 days after it was emptied. In those days, I had a baby who still used a stroller, and an errant dumpster blocking the sidewalk was quite an annoyance. Whenever I approached this situation, I simply moved the can to the dead center of her driveway. So when the neighbor came home, she would have to get out of her car, and move the dumpster in order to get into her driveway.
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Being a bitch can be fun!
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2 comments:

Mark G. said...

--Retractable barbecue fork? Puh-leez!!!!!!

Yep. It was about as silly as the direction of Bree's storyline. Her son said it best early in the show when he told her it wasn't the 1950s.

Ms. Val said...

While I don't disagree, I'm anxious to see how this storyline plays out. I've seen many soap opera plots where a young person discovers that Big Sister is actually Mommy, and Mommy is actually Grandma. This is always revealed many years after the fact. I'd like to see it from the beginning.

And Bree's maternity clothes--cute as they are--do scream "1950s". I'm beginning to detect symbolism...