Sunday, August 07, 2005

I'm lovin' it !

Every Monday night 8:30 on TV2, there is an absolutely hilarious TV drama called Desperate Housewives. The first episode was on air on 3rd of October in 2004 in America and it reached the top TV drama show during the first season. This show has been broadcasting in many other countries also New Zealand too.

The story starts from Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong)’s death. Her 4 friends gathered for Mary’s funeral, and found a note, which had been sent to Mary. This note takes them to reveal the secret of Mary and to think about their own privacy lives of Wisteria Lane.

The techno culture has been developed so we can find lot of information from the website as well. If I miss the episode of Desperate Housewives, I can find the story of episode from the
TV2 website and further information so far (gallery, download screen saver, cast, etc). Also there are many other websites made by individual users.

I think this show is a bit similar to Sex and the City which was really famous HBO’s TV show last decade, but compare to Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives has 4 married women, and the setting is not the city, it’s suburb. Everyone has his or her secrets that do not want to show anybody, this show describes this secret as dirty laundry. As people’s delicate shades of psychology, audiences want to find out characters’ behind stories. I’m looking forward to seeing next episode ASAP!!


At 1:56 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I don't think desperate housewives is very similar to sex and the city, I do think it has filled a gap left by sex and the city but desperate housewives has more drama and also the mystery element whereas sex and the city played a big focus on well ... sex. Also with sex and the city been HBO and cable it was much more 'raunchy' than Desperate Housewives will ever be since it's on ABC.
Anyway I agree it's a fantastic show and tv2 have done a good job on the website. Unfortunatly due to the long wait for the show I'd already seen episodes before they aired here and I'm planning on buying the dvds in September which will be before the season finishes here.

At 7:58 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

I've been enjoying the episodes that I've seen. The advertising made me assume it was going to be something akin to 90210 or Dawson's Creek, so I avoided it like the plague.

However, my girlfriend accidentally watched the first episode, and as I trust/share many of her tastes in TV, tried it out myself.

Good characterisation and dialogue, intriguing concept.

At 1:28 PM, Blogger mags said...

I personally hate the show, no offence, but it just seems to rely on every cliche that exists in the hollywood cache of acting and tv drama. It seems to me that each season a new program has massive promotional forces behind it and the world gets whipped into this frenzy of believing that it is the next big thing, the newest, freshest most original program since whatever came last season. It seems to have become almost like movie promotion - where after a few seasons (or a run in the box office) the movie or program fades away and is replaced by somthing else. I thought the program would be much darker, much more cynical of the kind of lives that the women lead, and use sex less as a way to push the show. I dont know - maybe I need to give it more of a chance but its seeming a little cheap at the moment.

At 10:30 AM, Blogger char.t said...

Im super keen on Desparate Housewives, every Monday a group of my girlfriends and I (funnily enough none of the guys are that interested in joining us!) all catch up at one of our houses and watch it.

What I have noticed though is that there seems to be somewhat of a formula for successful tv programmes in this genre. That being the "voice over narrative." Just off the top of my head this technique is also employed by, "Scrubs," "Sex and the City," and "Grey's Anatomy" and I am sure that there are others also. I like all these programmes, but I just wonder if anyone has a position as to liking or disliking this technique?

Perhaps it is trying to get the viewer into the minds of the characters...or perhaps the creater's the the shows don't have a lot of faith in the intelligence of viewers to be able to follow on narrative alone.



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