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  • #31
    I liked S6. The Bolens were good - especially Angie and Danny. But the strangler storyline let it down. It was forgotten about then picked up again, then forgotten about. At I thought it was pretty weird that Lynette seemed so keen for the strangler to deliver her baby. They also wasted Gabby's niece, I thought she was meant to have her own storyline but that went down the pan. The Gaby/Lynette feud was stupid, the plane crash was unspectacular but 'If' was a great episode, especially Lynette's parts. Bree's affair with Karl was okay, if mundane - then they killed him off. Orson was just beyond irritating. I don't even remember what Susan was up to in this season, probably moping in self-pity as always.

    /rant over.

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    • #32
      ^^^Good points. S6 started in a spectacular way (Julie strangling) but then slowly became not so good.
      I loved Angie (love Drea in everything) and her mystery looked good at first but later just dragged on and bored me.... They had to do something better with it, a stereotypical mob storyline would be better than the environment terror crap they came up with. Imagine Adriana from the Sopranos hiding in suburbs, now that would be a good storyline...
      BRUSHES WITH DARKNESS WON'T HELP YOU CREATE

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      • #33
        Angie was a great character. Her husband was not likeable at all though.

        And yes, I really cannot remember anything Susan did in S6! Anybody remember?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by biscuits
          Angie was a great character. Her husband was not likeable at all though.

          And yes, I really cannot remember anything Susan did in S6! Anybody remember?
          From Wiki:

          Susan and Mike re-marry, following the events of Season 5. However, her happiness is short-lived, as she now has to deal with Katherine's anger and jealousy towards her. Meanwhile, her daughter, Julie Mayer, becomes the victim of a violent attack, which hospitalizes her. Susan is now looking for answers. Who committed this horrible act, and what has been going on in her daughter's life that she felt she needed to hide from her? Susan discovers Bree and Karl's affair, and, after some arguing, gives the relationship her blessing.

          When Karl Mayer dies in the plane crash in "Boom Crunch", it is revealed that he had a share in a strip club when his will is read and that he has left his share to Susan. Susan is not pleased and becomes upset when she finds out that Mike is a regular visitor to the strip club. Susan decides to sell her portion, which she does, but convinces Robin Gallagher, a stripper, to reconsider her life and encourages her to quit her job, which she then does.

          Susan is currently facing another crisis in her marriage with Mike when he begins to have financial problems and refuses her help. When the problems grows even more, they have no other option but leave their house in Wisteria Lane. Unknown to Susan, the man who rented her house is actually Paul Young, the man who not only killed Martha Huber, but also destroyed Susan and Mike's lives in seasons 1 and 2.

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          • #35
            I remember Susan going crazy and almost dropping the car on Angie's son when she thought he was the strangler. Then Angie confronted her, loved that scene...
            BRUSHES WITH DARKNESS WON'T HELP YOU CREATE

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              • #37
                The strangler one was really good when they revealed it to be who it was. It made me go "aaaah I understand" - one of their better mysteries. The bit that let it down was the end with him, Lynette and the birth, I really hated that part.

                I hated Anna though! She was such a spoilt bratty bitch! And now she is gone and might as well never have existed, what was the point of her?

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                • #38
                  Season 6 was a mess.
                  It started off well, with Katherine's lunacy, but they kinda dropped the ball on that one.
                  The Bolen's were interesting (at least, Angie was), but their storyline was so boring & predictable.
                  Photoshoot fresh... I'm about to call the paparazzi on myself.

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                  • #39
                    Anna was underused, she had some good stories with Gabby at the start but then she disappeared. She had a lot of potential though...
                    BRUSHES WITH DARKNESS WON'T HELP YOU CREATE

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                    • #40
                      Yeah, I think they wasted a great opportunity with Gabby and Anna. It's the closet we would have got to seeing Gabby with a teenage daughter. Anna and the Bolan boy was totally unbelievable too!

                      Season 6 lacked the 'fifth housewife' character, i.e. Edie, Renee.

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                      • #41
                        Brenda Strong promises more Desperate Housewives flashbacks

                        Brenda Strong has promised fans her character of Mary Alice Young will feature in more flashbacks during the eighth season of ABC's Desperate Housewives.

                        The actress' character committed suicide in the pilot episode of the series and the mystery surrounding her death - and reasons behind her suicide - were the "main mystery" of the first season. Despite being killed off the actress is still part of the show narrating the episodes and appearing in flashbacks and fantasy sequences. The actress has promised she'll appear in more flashbacks in the show's forthcoming 8th season.

                        "My presence will be woven in more as a series bookend since we know it's probably the final year Flashbacks will provide some new Young family information that will culminate in an amazing finale." - Brenda Strong

                        It was recently hinted that ABC may bring Desperate Housewives to an end after its 8th season. It will depend though on the performances of new dramas such as Once Upon A Time and Pan Am as well as the rebooted Charlie's Angels. The shows own ratings performance will also factor into ABC's decision over DH's future. It's been reported the main cast do have options to do a ninth season should ABC decide to order one.

                        Brenda Strong is amongst the cast of TNT's revival of Dallas in which she plays Ann Ewing, the new wife of Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy). A ten-part series, based on the pilot, has been ordered by TNT for next summer.

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                        • #42
                          I still love this show and Season 7's finale was like old DH, all of them reunited in a mystery - brilliant twist. It works best when they're all in on something and united rather than living separate lives, that's why for me Susan living off the lane never quite worked.

                          It's had its silly moments like Gabby's doll obsession and I wish they'd quit with the "new character mystery" thing. At least with Paul Young we knew his background so it made his feud with Felicia and story with Beth more interesting, though the poisoning thing and his eventual exit was all a bit limp.

                          Renee definitely needs to stick around, she'll never be Edie but she's a great addition and I think there's more mileage in her and Tom now that him and Lynette have split - something I think's a good move for the show as it gets them out of the cycle of bitching and moaning and hopefully gives Lynette more to do.

                          Season 4 definitely was amazing and the show's peak, the tornado episode can't be beat! I enjoyed Season 5 and loved the finale personally and the build up to the strangler reveal. I also agree that Angie was a great character and despite John Barrowman's unconvincing appearance it was an exciting climax to that story.

                          Personally I'd love the show to keep running, I have no desire for them to axe it after this season!
                          THRILLER’S SOUNDS OF THE 90s

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                          • #43
                            am i the only one who really liked s5?
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                            • #44
                              Why does Brenda say it's probably their final year??? :( :( I thought they were sure for 2 more seasons....

                              Whatever happens I hope they know in advance if it's the end or not so that they can have a proper ending.

                              I also hope ABC doesn't treat them like crap again with little promo and terrible scheduling. DH can have good ratings all season long if they do things the right way for a change.
                              BRUSHES WITH DARKNESS WON'T HELP YOU CREATE

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                              • #45
                                Mary Alice just seems so pointless now. Even in the last season, which had her family in it, she didn't fit in anywhere. When she was narrating, she spoke of Paul as though he was a new character, not her husband.

                                They should have Edie narrate another episode and just let her poke fun at everything, because it's becoming less and less funny these days.

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                                • #46
                                  Originally posted by biscuits
                                  They should have Edie narrate another episode and just let her poke fun at everything, because it's becoming less and less funny these days.
                                  They should have Edie narrate EVERY episode from now on, I agree, Mary Alice doesn't seem like someone who once knew these people, and just sounds like some no-name narrator.

                                  Getting rid of Edie was the show's biggest mistake ever and that would be the only legitimate way to bring her back. I would say just bring her "back from the dead" and say she never died and it was a scam or something, but the episodes that dealt with her death were so good especially Gaby's memory were really good and I wouldn't want to negate that.

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                                  • #47
                                    They should just have Wisteria Lane hit by some sort of electromagnetic pulse that means they all develop supernatural powers and everybody can see Edie's ghost
                                    THRILLER’S SOUNDS OF THE 90s

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                                    • #48
                                      Originally posted by Charmbracelet
                                      Originally posted by biscuits
                                      They should have Edie narrate another episode and just let her poke fun at everything, because it's becoming less and less funny these days.
                                      They should have Edie narrate EVERY episode from now on, I agree, Mary Alice doesn't seem like someone who once knew these people, and just sounds like some no-name narrator.

                                      Getting rid of Edie was the show's biggest mistake ever and that would be the only legitimate way to bring her back. I would say just bring her "back from the dead" and say she never died and it was a scam or something, but the episodes that dealt with her death were so good especially Gaby's memory were really good and I wouldn't want to negate that.
                                      Yes, Edie's death and the way they said good bye to the character were so good, great way to kill off someone if it has to happen.

                                      Maybe they could use all the dead characters (God knows there's a lot of those ) to narrate episodes for the last season and the MA in the end. I would love Martha Huber to do it permanently too.

                                      My suggestion for the last episode - a meteor hits the street, everyone dies, a fitting end.
                                      BRUSHES WITH DARKNESS WON'T HELP YOU CREATE

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                                      • #49
                                        I'd love them to bring Edie back, her loss has left a big gap in the show IMO. I love it still but with Edie it was more complete than with Renee

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                                        • #50
                                          Originally posted by ginnyfan
                                          Maybe they could use all the dead characters (God knows there's a lot of those ) to narrate episodes for the last season and the MA in the end.
                                          That would be good. There must be so many dead characters!

                                          Mary Alice Young
                                          Martha Huber
                                          Matthew Applewhite
                                          Rex Van de Kamp
                                          George Williams
                                          Alma Hodge
                                          Nora (Kayla's crazy mom)
                                          Carolyn Bigsby (did she die?)
                                          Victor Lang
                                          Wayne Davis (Katherine's psycho ex)
                                          Edie Britt
                                          Dave Williams
                                          Ida Greenberg
                                          Beth Young
                                          Felicia Tillman
                                          Karl Meyer

                                          Of course there are lots more, but these are some of the established, regular chacters who have died.

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                                          • #51
                                            Originally posted by biscuits
                                            Originally posted by ginnyfan
                                            Maybe they could use all the dead characters (God knows there's a lot of those ) to narrate episodes for the last season and the MA in the end.
                                            That would be good. There must be so many dead characters!

                                            Mary Alice Young
                                            Martha Huber
                                            Matthew Applewhite
                                            Rex Van de Kamp
                                            George Williams
                                            Alma Hodge
                                            Nora (Kayla's crazy mom)
                                            Carolyn Bigsby (did she die?)
                                            Victor Lang
                                            Wayne Davis (Katherine's psycho ex)
                                            Edie Britt
                                            Dave Williams
                                            Ida Greenberg
                                            Beth Young
                                            Felicia Tillman
                                            Karl Meyer

                                            Of course there are lots more, but these are some of the established, regular chacters who have died.
                                            I wish the producers of the show would see this!
                                            Will You Still Love Me When I Got Nothing But My Aching Soul?

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                                            • #52
                                              Carolyn Bigsby died but Dave Williams didn't! And Felicia's death is unknown.

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                                              • #53
                                                I think the show needs a major twist for one of the main characters. we all know that Marcia Cross was the heart of Melrose Place back at the show's peak in 1993-94. They shud make Marcia/Bree as bitchy in DH as she was in Melrose Place.

                                                One main character needs a mystery storyline.

                                                I still love the show and i will watch it until it ends. But they really need to make things more interesting and over-the-top.

                                                I really miss Bree's fights with Andrew.. now that was addictive...
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                                                • #54
                                                  Dave Williams was sent to a mental hospital wasn't he? I'd forgotten all about him!
                                                  THRILLER’S SOUNDS OF THE 90s

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                                                  • #55
                                                    Originally posted by Thriller
                                                    Dave Williams was sent to a mental hospital wasn't he? I'd forgotten all about him!
                                                    Oh yeah, that's what happened!

                                                    I miss Katherine. :(

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                                                    • #56
                                                      I think the series finale will end with cliffhangers to let the viewer think of their own conclusions.

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                                                      • #57
                                                        Anyone else find it weird that Katherine just left in S6, no goodbye scenes and the other housewives never mentioned her leaving for the rest of the season

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                                                        • #58
                                                          She moved to a closer surburb
                                                          Forever Young

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                                                          • #59
                                                            Originally posted by kash27
                                                            Anyone else find it weird that Katherine just left in S6, no goodbye scenes and the other housewives never mentioned her leaving for the rest of the season
                                                            That's not weird, just negligent on the part of the screenwriters!

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                                                            • #60
                                                              i want Tom to turn gay and have a hot young twink (hopefully i'll be cast as the twink)

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