"Yes, each new day in suburbia brings with it a new set of lies. The worst are the ones we tell ourselves right before we fall asleep. We whisper them in the dark, telling ourselves we're happy, or that he's happy. That we can change, or that he will change his mind. We persuade ourselves that we can live with our sins, or that we can live without him. Yes, each night before we fall asleep we lie to ourselves in a desperate, desperate hope that come morning...it will all be true."
-Mary Alice Young (Desperate Housewives)
They're back...those desperate ladies of Wisteria Lane. And not just back for their third season...they are back to being the sharp, witty, funny, scary, intriguing ladies they were in the first season, but who were none of those things in the second. I was a fan of this show, before it ever debuted, and as I watched the first season unfold, it only became a bigger guilty pleasure in our house. Yes, even Alan was hooked on the silly goings on in the fictional town of Fairview U.S.A. In fact, we debated the characters many times, on our long drives to our photo jaunts. We discussed who we thought had the best marriage, duh, that was Lynette and Tom, and we even discussed how we, at times, saw our own lives and marriage, played out on the show, with only a little additional melodrama and moments of shocking revelation. LOL.
There is so much you aren't told when you get married. How you can go along for years believing that there is no one else on earth but your spouse, only to glance up one day into the eyes of someone who can drop you to your knees. There is rarely someone around on your wedding day to tell you that when it happens, it will be perfectly normal. They also don't tell you, that as much as you think you might know about the person you marry, you will invariably find out something new, something they have probably kept well hidden. Like they pick their nose, or that they don't just snore...they also drool. LOL. They also don't tell you, there will come times when one, or maybe both of you, will become mind numbingly bored, either with yourself, or with each other. Or maybe they do, when they get to the part of the vows that says, "For better or for Worse." Shrug.
The second season of Desperate Housewives, was a disjointed mess. Characters were added who had nothing to do with the main characters, and most of the shows seemed like filler. You know how that is with TV shows sometimes, it's like they are just trying to get to the end of the season without being canceled, which makes the characters seem empty somehow. It was dry, not really funny, but they one thing that remained strong was the clever narration done each week by the deceased, Mary Alice Young, played by Brenda Strong. But then again, as she said in the pilot episode, now that she was dead, most of her senses had become dull, but not her ability to see. She was now gifted with an incrediable sense of clarity about what was happening around her. She became sharp to her surroundings. And sharp she remained. That's why I decided to tune in last night.
Season three began last night, and I am pleased to say, the show is back to that original magic. It was funny, intriguing, and it even had Alan and I saying to each other, "What would you do?" Especially in reference to the situation with Tom's love child, and the psycho woman who is her mother. Sheesh! What a thing to have to deal with. I'm not so sure I could be as good natured and patient as Lynette is being, but then again, she does need to be desperate, to be a true, "Desperate Housewife." Tee Hee. Happiness and unhappiness comes in many forms, so does desperation, I suppose we are all alone in that we each have to find our own way.
So tell me, do you think Mike will come out of his coma? How about Bree, will she go through with marrying Orson? Will Susan "cheat" on Mike? Is Edie all through with her revenge and scheming against Susan? LOL. I'm DESPERATE to know what you think! ;) And be sure to take the "Which Housewife Are You?" quiz below. The first time I took it, I was Bree Van de Kamp, for the second season, I was Susan Meyer, this season, I am apparently, Edit Brit. I guess I can identify a little with all these ladies. YIKES!
Click on the graphic below to take the quiz. Comeback and tell me how you did!
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