Desperate Housewives

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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.6  (138,226)

Desperate Housewives aired on ABC from 2004 to 2012 and became a cultural phenomenon. The show follows the lives of several suburban housewives living on Wisteria Lane: Susan Mayer (played by Teri Hatcher), Bree Van de Kamp (played by Marcia Cross), Lynette Scavo (played by Felicity Huffman), Gabrielle Solis (played by Eva Longoria), and Edie Britt (played by Nicollette Sheridan). As the series progresses, other recurring characters join the cast and contribute to the drama that unfolds in this seemingly perfect, but ultimately flawed, community.

Susan is a divorced mother of one, who is often clumsy, bumbling, and has a habit of getting into trouble. Bree, a perfectionist and Martha Stewart-esque homemaker, is trying to maintain her image of a happy marriage and life, despite the infidelity and secrets of her husband. Lynette is a mother of four who is trying to balance her career and family life, while also dealing with her husband's inability to take charge at home. Gabrielle, a former model, is unhappy in her marriage and often seeks the attention of other men. Edie, the newest resident of Wisteria Lane, is a seductive troublemaker who rarely stays out of other people's business.

Throughout the series, the characters experience a wide range of plotlines, including murder mysteries, affairs, and family drama. The show also addresses issues like addiction, mental illness, and social inequality. The mix of drama and comedy in the writing keeps the show entertaining, and the talented cast brings the characters to life in a believable and relatable way.

Besides the main housewives, the show features a number of recurring characters who live in the neighborhood or are connected to the main characters in some way. These characters include the husbands, children, and friends of the main characters, as well as other residents of Wisteria Lane.

Desperate Housewives was a huge hit with audiences, and the show received high ratings and critical acclaim throughout its run. It was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards and won several Golden Globe Awards. The show became known for its iconic opening sequence, which featured a bird's-eye view of Wisteria Lane and a catchy theme song by composer Danny Elfman.

Overall, Desperate Housewives is an addictive and entertaining drama that examines the secrets and scandals of suburban life. It is a character-driven show that showcases the talent of its cast and the skill of its writers. If you're looking for a show that combines intrigue, humor, and heart, Desperate Housewives is the perfect watch.

In conclusion, Desperate Housewives is a legendary American television show about the lives of several suburban housewives living on Wisteria Lane. Its plot revolves around dramas and secrets that unfold within this community, keeping fans hooked with their intriguing plot twists, skillful writing, and iconic opening sequence. With its large cast of talented actors and characters, the show highlights the various issues that one can face while living within a seemingly perfect society. It is undoubtedly one of the most phenomenal shows to ever air on television.

Desperate Housewives is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (182 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 2004.

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Finishing the Hat
23. Finishing the Hat
May 13, 2012
In Part 2 of the series finale, Katherine Mayfair returns to offer Lynette a career move.
Give Me That Blame
22. Give Me That Blame
May 13, 2012
In the first part of the series finale, Trip begs Bree to reveal the truth of what happened on the night of Alejandro's murder.
The People Will Hear
21. The People Will Hear
May 6, 2012
What will happen between Bree and her lawyer?
Lost My Power
20. Lost My Power
April 29, 2012
Susan tries to construct a car for M.J.'s soapbox derby; Tom's boss, Greg, asks Lynette out on a date.
With So Little to Be Sure Of
19. With So Little to Be Sure Of
April 1, 2012
Susan finds out Mike has been harboring a secret from her for years; Bree tries to find a high-powered attorney when she becomes the prime suspect in the murder of Gaby's stepfather; Gaby discovers a sexy way to earn a bigger commission at her new job as a personal shopper; and while Lynette continues to try and win Tom back, girlfriend Jane is desperate to ensure that the two go through with the divorce.
Any Moment
18. Any Moment
March 25, 2012
Julie becomes worried when Susan allows MJ to do whatever he feels like doing; with Carlos resigning from his high paying job, Gaby searches for her own high-powered position in order to keep up her extravagant lifestyle; Bree is suspicious of Andrew's intentions when he announces that he's getting married; and Ben finally proposes to Renee.
Women and Death
17. Women and Death
March 18, 2012
Wisteria Lane loses a resident and the day of the funeral has the ladies reflecting on how they were affected by this person. Thinking the investigation is over, Bree is shocked when she gets called in for questioning regarding the murder of Gaby's stepfather, Alejandro.
You Take for Granted
16. You Take for Granted
March 11, 2012
Susan persuades Mike to go to the police when she discovers that Ben's loanshark is out to get him; Gaby is worried about Carlos' behavior; Tom's girlfriend, Jane, drops a bombshell on Lynette during Penny's birthday party; and Mrs. McCluskey, who is suffering from terminal cancer, asks Bree to help euthanize her.
She Needs Me
15. She Needs Me
March 4, 2012
When Lynette tells Porter she won't help raise his future daughter, Susan offers her help. Orson talks Bree into going to Maine countryside with the intent of possible not coming back to Wisteria Lane. Karen begs Gaby not to share her condition with Roy. The thug who paid off Ben's loan shark is set on ruining Renee's life.
Get Out of My Life
14. Get Out of My Life
February 19, 2012
Susan discovers the identity of the father of Julie's baby.
Is This What You Call Love?
13. Is This What You Call Love?
February 12, 2012
Susan is surprised when her daughter Julie visits and is six months pregnant.
What's the Good of Being Good
12. What's the Good of Being Good
January 22, 2012
Bree's life continues to spiral out of control; Lynette goes out on her first date since separating with Tom; Alejandro's current wife is suspicious and confronts Susan; Gaby discovers that Alejandro's step-daughter was also abused; and Ben has special plans in store for Renee.
Who Can Say What's True?
11. Who Can Say What's True?
January 15, 2012
Carlos is still in rehab and Gaby asks Lynette for help to get a high stakes company to sign with her husband's firm.
What's to Discuss, Old Friend?
10. What's to Discuss, Old Friend?
January 8, 2012
Bree moves forward with her plan to end her life; Gaby becomes suspicious that Carlos may have been involved in another murder; Lynette makes a confession to Tom.
Putting It Together
9. Putting It Together
December 4, 2011
Gabrielle is desperate to find Carlos; the ladies blame Bree; a drunk Bree exposes her past and present secrets, and then goes to a motel room.
Suspicion Song
8. Suspicion Song
November 13, 2011
Chuck Vance harasses Bree about her involvement in Alejandro's disappearance.
Always in Control
7. Always in Control
November 6, 2011
Susan impresses Andre with her art. Lynette lies to Penny about Jane. Bree is shocked to discover who exhumed Gaby's stepfather's body.
Witch's Lament
6. Witch's Lament
October 30, 2011
Gaby, Bree, and Lynette discover Ben's real estate development excavation is going to be right where Gaby's murdered stepfather is and they need to exhume and move his body.
The Art of Making Art
5. The Art of Making Art
October 23, 2011
Susan is petrified when her art teacher asks the students to come to class in the nude to help them create from a point of honesty. Bree entices local hipsters with her homemade soup she serves to the homeless and ends up pushing out those in need.
School of Hard Knocks
4. School of Hard Knocks
October 16, 2011
Gaby disobeyed the rules at the student drop-off at Juanita's scholl and is banished to a distant parking lot from a volunteer parent, and makes it her mission to get even with that parent. Lynette thinks Tom is dating.
Watch While I Revise the World
3. Watch While I Revise the World
October 9, 2011
Mike begins to think that Susan and Carlos are having an affair when they bond over their feelings of guilt of the murder of Gaby's stepfather. Bree suspects that her detective boyfriend, Chuck, may secretly be investigating her.
Making the Connection
2. Making the Connection
October 2, 2011
Susan discovers a dangerous and thrilling way to help ease her guilt over being an accessory to the murder of Gaby's evil stepfather. Gaby plans a sexy surprise for Carlos to help him get his mojo back. Bree learns a little about Chuck's past.
Secrets That I Never Want to Know
1. Secrets That I Never Want to Know
September 25, 2011
In an effort to protect Gaby, Carlos killed her evil stepfather forcing Susan, Gaby, Bree, Lynette and Carlos to dispose of the body. Each person involved deals with the aftermath of their actions in their own way.
Where to Watch Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Desperate Housewives on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (138,226)