Desperate Housewives is a relatively new series. The fourth season is about to start in the United States. It´s about five women in their late thirties and early fourties who live in the same street, Wisteria Lane, and who have something in common: they lost a good friend, who committed suicide. In fact, all episodes are narrated by this dead character, Mary Alice. Gabrielle is an ex-model who married an apparently rich man who was later arrested for fraud in his business and whom she later divorced. Lynnette is a successful businesswoman who stopped working to take care of her kids but later switches roles with her husband Tom, who becomes a stay-home dad. Bree seems to be the perfect woman with the perfect life: a successful doctor as a husband, two nice teenage children and a beautiful house, which she takes care of meticulously; however, we later see that it´s all about appearances. Susan is a divorced mother who is looking for the love of her life; she´s probably the truest of the the five friends. Finally, Edie, who become friends with the other four only later, is a sexy, provocative woman in her fourties who will do anything to get a man. There´s a little bit of everything in Desperate Housewives – romance, drama, adventure and even horror.
In the last episode I watched, Gabrielle married the city mayor but got disappointed when she heard him telling his father that he had married her in order to obtain more votes from the Latin Americans. Her ex-husband, Carlos, found out that Edie, his girlfriend was lying to him when she said she was trying to have a baby with him. He saw her birth-control pills in her bag. During Gabrielle´s wedding reception, she found Carlos drinking and kissed him. Bree appeared after a long honeymoon in Europe and, to everyone´s surprise, she was pregnant. However, later, when she was already at home, she removed the fake belly she was wearing and called her daughter, Danielle, who is the one who is really pregnant, and told her to stay at the boarding school until the baby is due. Danielle said that she hated it there, but her mom didn´t care much. The end of the episode was dramatic: Edie hanged herself!
I like to watch Desperate Housewives because it´s a mixture of comedy and drama. I admit that sometimes it can get too violent and farfetched, but I have fun watching it anyway. In a way, I identify with the characters, who are around my age and have the same problems I do. TV series are more interesting to watch than soap operas because you can miss an episode and understand the following one easily, since each episode has a beginning, a middle, and an end.