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Desperate Housewives 

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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.


Marc Cherry
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Series cast summary:
Teri Hatcher ...  Susan Mayer / ... 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Felicity Huffman ...  Lynette Scavo 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Marcia Cross ...  Bree Van De Kamp / ... 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Eva Longoria ...  Gabrielle Solis / ... 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Ricardo Chavira ...  Carlos Solis 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Brenda Strong ...  Mary Alice Young 180 episodes, 2004-2012
James Denton ...  Mike Delfino 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Doug Savant ...  Tom Scavo 175 episodes, 2004-2012
Shawn Pyfrom ...  Andrew Van De Kamp 112 episodes, 2004-2012
Nicollette Sheridan ...  Edie Britt 111 episodes, 2004-2009
Andrea Bowen ...  Julie Mayer 108 episodes, 2004-2012
Kyle MacLachlan ...  Orson Hodge 96 episodes, 2006-2012
Brent Kinsman ...  Preston Scavo 88 episodes, 2004-2011
Shane Kinsman ...  Porter Scavo 88 episodes, 2004-2011
Kathryn Joosten ...  Karen McCluskey 87 episodes, 2005-2012
Zane Huett ...  Parker Scavo 81 episodes, 2004-2010
Joy Jorgensen ...  Danielle Van De Kamp / ... 78 episodes, 2004-2011
Mark Moses ...  Paul Young 75 episodes, 2004-2011


The "normal" suburban life for a group of close-knit housewives takes a dark turn when one of their closest friends mysteriously commits suicide. Now while trying to deal with their own hectic problems and romantic lives, each year brings on a new mystery and more dark and twisted events to come. Life behind closed doors is about to be revealed as suburban life takes a funny and dark turn. Written by ahmetkozan

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Did You Know?


Jeanne Tripplehorn and Alex Kingston auditioned for the show. See more »


Several times through out the seasons, when the camera is filming from the outside of a house into the front door, it can be noticed that the interior that is visible from the shot is different from the interior when filming on the inside of the house. See more »


[after breaking up with Mike]
Susan: Julie, Mommy needs a hug!
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Crazy Credits

In the first season a shortened version of the credits was shown in the Premiere and the Finale. See more »


Spoofed in MADtv: Nicole Sullivan/Debra Wilson (2005) See more »


Desperate Housewives Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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One of the best series holds up 2018
16 June 2018 | by Br4ve-trave1orSee all my reviews

First a brief synopsis..

The story from this show, starts with the suicide of Mary Alice a woman who lives in a nice and quiet place called Wisteria Lane. This woman was married and had a teenage boy, from this point on starts the mistery of why she killed herself. Her four best friends; Susan (Teri Hatcher), Lynette (Felicity Huffman), Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) and Bree (Marcia Cross) start to put things together about her suicide while a new resident moved into the neighborhood named Mike Delfino with a mysterious past. Is he a bad guy or a good guy? Or a bad guy doing a good thing?

First what I really want to say for a non-spoiler review is that this series came out in 2004 and I decided to binge it in 2018 of June. It held up incredibly via Hulu. I was hooked after just 1 episode!! That's all it took. Also I should mention I'm a straight guy. This series is NOT JUST FOR WOMEN! There is much to love about this series that men will cherish. The comedy is incredible but the relatable situations are outstanding as well. The mysteries and intrigue are brilliant too.

What's impressive about this series is that despite a big mystery hanging above, so much entertainment goes on that you forget about it and are captivated by each individual episode. I cant believe it took me so long to watch this show but I honestly dont think I would have appreciated it as much in 2004 as a kid. I think all I would have thought about was the gardner and gabrielle having an affair but now I found I cared more about how she mainted to cover the secret as it happened and I started watching.

Dont think for a second because this series is from 2004 it may not be good because the best TV has come from the 90s and 2000s! That was the age in which TV was shaped to inspire the shows on TV today. I've learned many things this week and one thing is that all incredible art pieces, they dont age they hold up with time. For e.g. I just started ER and I'm addicted and it holds up too and that was 1994!

When desperate housewives came out, TV was different then. It wasnt as censored as it is today and you can feel the difference or I can at least. (Watch a drama from then90s on network TV and then imagine it on that same channel take NYPD pilot for example) what I'm saying is it doesnt matter if this is old incredible!!!!

This series is a must-see that provides pure entertainment and laughs for you each episode and the first handful of seasons!!!

I cant believe I almost never watched this gem of a series...what a exhilarating experience!!! Bravo 9/10

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Release Date:

3 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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