Monday, November 14, 2005

Gabrielle is good, but she is no Scarlett.

As you can guess from earlier blog entries, I am a fan of Desperate Housewives. A few episodes this season have been a bit lacklustre to say the least but last night erased any shortcomings of the season! Bree’s story continues to keep me on the edge of my seat with excitement while rolling on the floor with laughter. And if a man like that came in my backyard, well……..

While I have to commend the writers for their original plots with regards to Lynette, Bree and to some extent Susan, I have yell “plagiarism” at Gabrielle’s fate. Did you notice when Gabrielle was being sewn into her dress, all the while grasping the bedpost, she bitched about the size of her waist? Can anyone say Mamie lacing Scarlett? And how did Ms. O’Hara lose her baby? She fell down the stairs. And how did Ms. Solis miscarry last night? That’s right, a tumble down the stairs. And when Scarlett tells Rhett there will be no more bedroom shenanigans and he throws a drink against her portrait, ever notice the colour of the dress? That’s right, the same satin blue Little Ms. Yoga on Wisteria Lane was wearing last night. Hmmm.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Gone With the Wind and don’t mind seeing it be recycled on such a good show. But honestly, if the network is willing to pay for such things, give me a job. I’ll have Susan with Zach’s dead body in a pool telling a television news crew “she is ready for her close-up”, Lynette floating on a door in the middle of the North Atlantic while Tom tells her “she must go on” and Bree getting stabbed in the shower with George dressed as his mother. I mean, “we all go a little crazy” now and then right?

As they say in Hollywood, my message to the producers is, have your people call my people and we’ll talk.


Blogger Ching said...

God I love your sense of humour. Thanks for the good laughs...I really needed it today.

By the way, I got here from a link from Silph's. Here's the link to my place:


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Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Great post. I'm a closet DH fan. No one but my husband, and now you, knows I love the show.

The first couple episodes of this season stunk. Last Sunday was much, much better. Between Teri Hatcher's character hooking up with her ex-husband and Eva's character realizing she had depth, it was a much better episode.

Internal growth and eternal happiness,


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