Writen @ Thu Jan 10 08:49:01 2008
Since it's mentioned many times by many fans,D.H. (short for Desperate Housewives) actually holds a very close attention from them,and I have no idea why,After some last day when zhaote referred to it, I can barely help my curiosity about that for any longer,I dig into the first 2 seasons transferred from a colleague's pc in office,then I was shocked, by not only the comedy storyline ,but also its popularity with a great many targeted audiences, who can be female,but male also.
The story takes its place with a gun-shot in the 'Westeria Lane', a suburb community which I suppose to be in California or somewhere,At the very first sight of there,well, I can tell that it's just my daydreaming surrounding where the real nice family house should be settled down, compared with the jail-cell-like departments in our country... The fresh air, the clean lane, the green grass in front of yard,the decent people walking around.... just where We ever could dream about,and there they are !
There are persons over there, nice and not nice, carrying on with secrets or worries.Sounds like a little disappointing though ?, however the air there are actually filled with a lot of pressure for most of the time.And as matter of the fact, the secrets and worries hanging around the people there, played a role of laughter generator.Confused and wondering why? follow me down to the rest parts!As the title named with housewives, so let's focus on the 6 ones of them (instead of the 4 leading actress, I got my point,which make sense as you may see).
(from left to right : Gabrielle，Lynette,Bree,Susan,Edie)
Mary Alice (from Family Young)
Who took the gun shot in the first scene when she commit her suicide.And she died, in which I didn't believe for the time.After I realized the truth eventually, I thought that 's all possible death, for the adjective in the title.Desperation kills sometime, in this case, they are the housewives.Her death painted the gray color over Westeria Lane's sky, the shadow clouds bring us a lot of questions to be answered, about her ,her husband Paul and her son Zach.The story is now started ... Mary takes the role of aside teller in the rest episodes, somehow I think that's sort of unfair for this beautiful lady, though. :)
Bree (from Family Van De Kamp)
She is perfect, I can only say, and even so perfect to bring a lot of problem with her perfect situation.She did a pretty good housewife job by doing her delicious food cooking, by keeping her house tidy all the time, by losing her out-of-control mind.Her taste is decent,her face and rack is great ,she is the perfect model for being a wife every man could ever imaged! She is an OCD (Obsessive-compulsive neurosis) patient also, who can NOT leave something alone until have them done.She actually started bursting into her tears only until she finished clean the forks and knives after she heard her husband's death from hospital.That sounds crazy, but I'm not surprised,as I am sort of OCD in fact, I suppose.Perfection makes defection, as you try to make thing perfect, the wrong part of them always jumps out to surprise you,you can help that,all what you can do maybe is to stay down for a while,make the unacceptable things a part of your life,comprise yourself with them, then I bet, life's gonna be much easier for you.
Susan (from Family Mayor)
A harlequin is always needed to make a comedy a little more comedy.D.H. is not an exception.The antic Susan makes a lot of fun out of the surrounding secrets and deaths for people.She's been divorced but still have sex with her ex-husband occasionally , she fell in love with the plumber Mike who at last turns out to be a strange man, she has a daughter who somehow is the Mon in her hard time, she is living her life in a funny way.
But she is not stupid, if you take funny as stupid, you are way to far, she is very real passionate,kind deep inside and a nice person.But her disappointing with her romantic things just won't go away, before she find her true love.
As the story goes on,I began to think, maybe her ex-husband Karl still remains a good option for her choice.The daughter is still their daughter, the life can still gets back to what it was.Sounds insane, life's a circle for sometime.
Lynnett (from Family Scavos )
Kids are lovely, every one loves them.They are cute, they makes life much more active and energetic.But for Lynnett, the kids are way too many (given birth4 to 4 kids in only 5 years) and way too out of control.
As a successful working white-collar in advertising industry,we should say her quit her thriving career to be a full-time mother, is really a sacrifice for her family, and a little more further,we are impressed by her great motherhood.Her carelessness for her kids,her patience with the piquant twins are really a portrait for the human mother's selfless love.
But good skills in work do not promise the same ones in mother role playing.She need to think over the whole mother thing together to figure out the easier one.And she did, she actually did it in a much greater way,which once again proves career and family may not confront each other all the time,only if you find your way.
Gabrielle (from Family Solis)
Once as a model in fashion industry, she got a wealthy family too.The Mr. Solis is very successful businessman (thought evolved in dirty slavery labor things), who give her from jewels necklace to luxury race car ... so to say, everything she wants,but demanding only one thing from her --- a babe, as his Mama always told them to have.
But for Gaby, the one who take beauty as her life, that sounds really unacceptable.Someone may not like her bitch doing as I did for the first place,I suppose,but as the story moves on,she became to realize the importance and necessity to be a mother.She began to be sorry for her abortion of pregnancy, she went insane event to steal a baby from other when she found she need to be a mother.
Adultery is not forgivable, for who's not gonna to quit the addict.So Gabrielle is still not way to far.She begin get back to the right way to be a good housewife,which bring hope to her life as a promise.But the luxuriance spoils people, can she really be a good mom indeed, the time is going to tell...
Edie (not determined,unmarried)
She is really a whore :) ,as she claims her healthy sexual life, she is really showing off without even a little hesitation after all.Her rack is good, she play music, she charms, compete against any one for any nice man,though.She is really a piece of work,and with her tricks, she managed to break into the 4 housewives' weekend club,and start to gain the reliance of them also.But as her character tells, she may never be a real member of the club, considering her fight against Susan for Mike and Karl.But she is not bad all over deep inside, only a little pugnacity play her role,and this may become another disease for the desperation.
For now, one question pump up into my mind, I'd like to ask who will be your choice for lifetime companion if you really got the chance to choose.It's tough,Ha~ ,'Cause you may really figure out what you really want.But for me,if I have to,to be honesty ,Bree is my type ,I suppose :), and Lynnett is also an option.
I am in middle of season 2,as you may see ,I did not tell too much about the storyline so that you may take a look at it, which I promised will impress you.And the cartoon thing in the theme may catch your eyes first, which also is one of my favorites.They modified the paintings of Adam & Eve,Egyptian,Figaro's Wedding and many other American culture things to make fun,I've gotta say it is good and worthwhile with the season.