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Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth and Final Season

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It's the final, climactic season of the iconic series that redefined life in the suburbs -- ABC's DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES! The stakes are higher than ever as the world's most celebrated housewives are united by their involvement in the slaying of Gaby's loathsome stepfather. The desperation mounts when Bree receives an anonymous "I know what you did" message worded identically to Mary Alice's fateful note. Meanwhile, Renee tries to spark up some romance with hot new Aussie neighbor Ben, Lynette and Tom navigate the rough waters of their separation and Susan jumps headfirst into a "relationship" with a volatile art professor who is determined to draw out her wilder side. Ultimately, the suspense builds to a fever pitch when Bree is arrested and tried for murder! Mysteries will be solved, and loyalties are tested as the excitement soars to all-time heights. Kiss the ladies of Wisteria Lane goodbye and complete your collection with this thrilling 5-disc set, featuring all 23 wickedly entertaining episodes and exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features!

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"I Guess This Is Goodbye" -- Take One Last Stroll Down Wisteria Lane With Members Of The DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Family As They Reflect On What The Past Eight Seasons Have Meant To Them|Finale Commentary -- Marc Cherry Saves The Best For Last As He Shares Insights Into The Show's Final Episode|Bloopers|Deleted Scenes

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  • Actors: Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012
  • Run Time: 987 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005Z28M58
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,315 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth and Final Season" on IMDb

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Burns on May 13, 2012
Format: DVD
Series Finale: May 13, 2012

Ah "Desperate Housewives". The time has finally come to an end. Now what I am going to do on Sunday nights? This show has managed to keep me entertained now for eight seasons with enough twist, turns, and drama to make me dizzy.

I enjoyed this season. I feel that the series "went out" while it still had a good, solid fan base. Even though this was the last season it was NOT short on Mystery, humor, and the ever present drama that we all love. The finale showed exactly what I wanted to see, which was how the writers were going to conclude the story-lines of the four main characters: Susan, Lynette, Bree and Gaby and I was not disappointed.

As much as I enjoyed this show, all good things must come to an end sadly, this was "Desperate Housewives" time. Wisteria Lane will live on now through DVD'S.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By H.D. on May 16, 2012
Format: DVD
When ABC and creator/executive producer Marc Cherry announced during the summer of 2011 that the upcoming eighth season of "Desperate Housewives" would be its last, it probably came as little surprise for a series that was showing its age quite a bit. When it premiered in the fall of 2004, "Housewives," along with its fellow freshman series "Lost" were the breakout hits of the 2004-2005 television season and gave new ratings vitality to the ABC network. Since then, "Desperate Housewives" had lost favor with critics following its well-publicized and messy sophomore slump. Viewers also gradually declined each season after the first year as the Sunday night landscape became crowded by the likes of "Sunday Night Football," "Family Guy," "The Walking Dead," and "Dexter," and TV viewership as a whole dropped with the rise of DVRs and online viewing. Still, "Desperate Housewives" continued to be an important player on Sundays and the fact that "Housewives" had kept its 9 p.m. timeslot for the entirety of its 8-year run shows the level of confidence ABC had in it. Furthermore, "Housewives" still held onto a very dedicated (although much smaller than the highs reached in season 1) fanbase that continued to tune in every Sunday for their weekly dose of soap opera, wit, and popcorn crime drama that "Desperate Housewives" was known for.

The fact that "Desperate Housewives" was a declining show on the outside said very little about it creatively, as those who stuck around after the second season would realize that for much of its eight years, the show had been remarkably steady.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mikal on October 11, 2012
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I LOVE 'Desperate Housewives'! I own every season, I have watched and enjoyed every episode! I know that I'm the exception to the rule with regards to my sentiments about the show, but I honestly loved every season of show- I don't feel that 'Desperate Housewives' lost any of its magic in later seasons. Like all good things the show had to come to an end, and I feel that Season 8 was the right time to finish the series, because the show was still great! The final season had it all- mystery, friendships, drama, romance, breakups etc, and HUMOUR!! I thought the Final Episode was generally well executed, except for the final 5 minutes which were unnecessary and disappointing. Marc Cherry, in the final minutes, didn't need to tell the audience that the 4 central characters playing cards together were doing so for the very last time, before going there seperate ways! It just didn't make sense that these women that had been great friends for years and survived extraordinary circumstances together, would in a short space of time leave Wisteria Lane and not stay in touch! Furthermore, Marc Cherry should not have told the audience what the main characters did with their seperate lives MANY YEARS into the future- this should have been left to the audiences imagination!! However, please keep in mind my criticism only relates to the final minutes of the final episode. The Final Season of 'Desperate Housewives' was consistantly brilliant! I highly recommend you buy ALL 8 Seasons of the show, it will provide you with many years of viewing pleasure!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 14, 2012
two readers feel the below may contain spoilers so proceed with that notice,

amazon doesn't allow us to give half stars but that is what the grade should be, 3.5 stars.

well, i'd watched DH all along so couldn't say no to watching its final season, to see how everyone ended up. i wish i had been able to stop at edie's death, when the show finished being first rate, but i was weak. i can't imagine why you would want to see this season if you hadn't seen the prior seven seasons. it will make no sense if you attempt to do so. so i assume everyone is like me, hanging in there to see how it turns out. if you decide to satisfy your curiousity, watching it here on amazon instant viewing is a pretty easy way to take in the resolution. some of the highlights are as follows.

lynette and tom are still separated. tom is dating a new woman and the issue becomes whether he will make a life with her or go back to lynette. susan faces the biggest life changes of all. incredibly, she and julie come together in shared goals. carlos and gabby have to struggle with some drinking problems and career changes. plus gabby's past surfaces with a vengenance. but they stilll remain a very strong couple. bree finds herself fighting a murder charge and love looms large for her via her criminal defense lawyer. her second husband orson also reappears in her life again for awhile, still the same creep he's always been.

i guess the major thing that went AWOL was the smart, snappy writing in this show. as the writing went down to soap opera level, you had to take it or leave it at that level. it may be DH's weakest season, but if you want to see how it all turns out for them, this is the season which resolves all issues.
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Desperate Housewives Season 8 Release?
Hey there,
it's not true that the season finale is on april 1st, the 23. episode is aired in may 13.

It is also not true that the full season dvd is released right after the last episode... For example:

- Season 7 ended in May 15, 2011 and the DVD was released in August 30, 2011.

Usually the...
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